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Latest posts by Welshonion

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:14

They only taste sweet when they are very, very ripe and just about to fall off the bush.  They definitely need sugar to bring out their flavour.  They are rarely eaten raw; usually cooked.

Does anyone know what plant this is? :/

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:03

Rose-bay willow herb aka Fireweed.  Member of quite a big family Epilobium.  It is a weed.

a downside of this weather

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 00:47

Don't you know that kneading bread is the best way to clean your fingernails!

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 00:42

If they are to be right on the road, how are you going to prevent their being stolen, vandalised or otherwise mucked about with? Trouble is if the display is nice, the plants will disappear.

Had you thought about window-boxes?


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 00:37

Depends on the variety.  Quite normal.

growing strawberries up a trellis

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 16:26

I would not disturb them until they have finished fruiting.  If you re-plant them now they will inevitable suffer.

Mystery plant- friend or foe? Eat or not?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 16:23

Sorry, but it does not look like deadly nightshade.

'A tall, stout, often downy bushy perennial 2 - 6ft high, with broad, pointed oval stalked leaves, and at their base solitary large drooping bell-shaped, dull purple flowers.  Fruit a glossy black berry, the size of a small cherry, surrounded by the broad calyx-lobes.  Often confounded with the smaller Woody Nightshade.'

'Woody Nightshade, clambering or prostrate, weakly twining.  Flowers with conspicuous central column of yellow anthers. Fruit an egg-shaped berry, green then yellow and finally red.'  I have paraphrased, it is easy to look up.

It is poisonous, but not nearly as much so as deadly nightshade which is typically found on chalk.

Weeds growing through weed fabric and gravel

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:49

You did destroy all the weeds before you laid it, didn't you?  If not the weeds will grow through.

Does anyone know what plant this is? :/

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:47

If it's a Clivia it should be out of direct sunlight or the leaves will be damaged.  Can't quite see what it is.


Posted: 10/07/2013 at 12:10

Autumn is the best time to move shrubs and trees.

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