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Latest posts by artjak

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:26

I heard that if you wear a kitchen foil hat, you won't get abducted by aliens; well, it's always worked for me

Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:23

Wilkinsons are great for basic veg seeds

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:21

My lovely neighbours who are farmers tell me they have a shed full of flower pots if/when we need them.

Planting Advice

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:50


Planting Advice

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:50

Wow, Sarah, am speechless; what an amazing place. As you say, you are limited to plants that don't have very deep roots. Have you done a soil test yet to find out the ph?

I will try to keep 'bumping ' this thread so that other, wiser heads can help

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:44


Buried Treasure!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:55


Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:54

Don't get me started! A packet of Brussell sprout seeds in Homebase last week; £3.30: I SIMPLY DON'T BELIEVE IT (now...where have I heard that phrase before?)


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:51

Lulu, does it ever stop flowering? With most plants, one prunes after the the flowering. I assume that it does have a dormant period, though I don't think it does in places like Barbados.

Have just looked it up in an American plant encyclopedia and all it says is that if damaged by frost, cut back hard and it will respond well.

Give them a mulch of well rotted manure or leaf mold.

Sorry cannot help more


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

I have just bought 4x 125litre bags of Verve for my veg bed extension and found them to be fine; oh there was one small stone!

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32


Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17


Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57
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