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Latest posts by artjak

no worms

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:21

Has anyone tried digging in some home made compost, well rotted horse manure or similar?

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:20

Weigela, photinia(?), choisya, evergreen clematis.

How old are your gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:16

My garden was pretty much a wasteland when I got the house in 2001 and half of it was a meadow for hay (it had been part of the field behind). The only thing left from before is the pear tree which was only about 5' high then. Everything else was bought or sown from seed, but now I have discovered how to do cuttings there will be no stopping me. I am pretty ruthless about digging things out that have outstayed their welcome, but usually find a home for them in a neighbours garden. I wanted rid of a big houseplant once and simply put it outside the gate with a sign saying 'FREE' and it was gone by the next day!

I don't think a garden is a static thing; plants het destroyed by a cold winter or don't like where they are situated and curl up and die.

Frank, I was interested to read how often you have moved some plants; I always do it with great trepidation and am very surprised if they survive, any tips on this?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:01

Thank you ph

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:00

It is a really brilliant morning here; hope it is for everyone else

......the good guys

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:38

Have received reasonable little plug plants from Sarah Raven, though the ammi major (?) was very etiolated. Generally speaking am not a fan of this nursery; I was once invited to hear her speak for 2 hours at a cost of £32!!! a couple of years ago. My response was 'I would pay that to hear an International Opera Singer, not a young florist!'

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:28

Oooh, I forgot the Figs, for the first year I may have more than one fig, I have followed advice on this forum (possibly Dove) and though I have not cleared the pot of variagated ivy and a form of perennual alisom, I have been feeding it and this has paid off; I may be buying 3 slices of Parma Ham to have with figs this year!

Getting the perfect lawn [pictures]

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:21

Mike, it is so lovely to hear from you again; hope you are feeling better.

I have always thought that lawns are best left to men, they seem to care about them passionately, I only have a tiny one and it is the most neglected area of my garden. I simply can't get very enthusiastic about a large area of green: flowers and veg just seem so much more interesting

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:14

Tuesday eve bump; no rain yet - sooo looking forward to going down to Somerset this w/end Even Flossie Flo, who spent last weekend at Wagging Tails, her Spa Hotel and had a shampoo an set and manicure, is excited about spending next weekend there as she gets to socialise with other dogs without having to be my bodyguard. Of course this am, when we went for a walk she rolled in UNBELIEVABLE s...t and had to be showered on our return.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:07

Dove, thank you for posting those lovely pics. Loved the flowery top worn by that strange woman.

If you are meeting up with BB in mid Lincs at any time, I could make that

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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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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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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