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Latest posts by artjak

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:13

Most crops have done well here in the Fens, but greenhouse toms are tasteless (outdoor Marmande are superb though) Quince tree has only one fruit, but quite a load of pears ripening now. The first runners came through shaped like this - C, which was odd; they have reverted to normal now Flowers are the tallest they have ever been, which means a fine crop of canes holding them up. Soft fruit has been brilliant.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 23:25

um.. not really...

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 23:17

Hope you enjoy it OL

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 23:15

Oddity

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 23:13

Good photos, great quality  Is this the same camera that you normally use? As I think you have the same as I do, but I never seem to achieve that quality

Heuchera - What variety is it and advice on looking after it

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 22:35

Hello RC. I have a few Heucheras and have found that they do well in semi shade, I would not grow them in containers as they seem (for me) to do well in damp soil, which is hard to achieve in a small container from day to day.

I suggest that you google Heucheras - you may be amazed at the variety available, I am rather hooked on them; my favourite is Pinot Gris

Options for improving soil nutrients

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 22:02

Dyers End, suggest you put it on freecycle. But I have to ask; why don't you want it? Making your own compost is SO rewarding - it gets rid of a lot of garden and kitchen waste.

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 21:54

...um...how much sugar?

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 21:33

RathER. Looks very grand, but am v. keen. FF has been catching mice and I am v. gratefull to her for that. I have written; Nut garden visit on the calender for 31st.

Discussions started by artjak

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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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: 30/07/2014 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

Cuttings

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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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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