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Latest posts by artjak

Saving private Sunflower

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:54

The sunflower hearts which I give the birds have self sown all OVER the flower beds. First I would tie them in to a cane to stop them getting wind damage, a few slug pellets and if you think it is being attacked by birds, though I have never experienced this, a plastic bottle with both ends cut off for the first few weeks may help; I do this sometimes for Morning Glory.

Cuttings

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:50

I am a newcomer to cuttings; have used this process pretty successfully to propagate for the flooded gardens appeal. But now I need advice. I want to dig up my massive, but delicious, Lovage to make space for Globe artichokes. I want to plant lovage in a big pot; how can I take cuttings from the existing plant?

Also, lovely tree peony has to go to make way for more veg; can I take cuttings of this, I have heard it takes up to 2 years for seeds to germinate

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:46

Sat eve bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:44

Just done the first Compost Master event of the year in King's Lynn; gazebo blew over in wild and windy conditions - my colleague and I finished feeling as if we had been sand blasted! But picked up a possible 2 more gigs. Sat eve bump.

minitree

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:41

It seems to be linked to facebook, which I am rather wary of.

Gardening music

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:40

brilliant!

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:34

Wow!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:29

morning bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:28

Gold stars to everyone; plants look v. good nut

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:27

I believe Jerusalem Artichokes are related to the Sunflower (girasol/jerusalem). The Globe Artichoke would make a fabulous architectural plant for the back of the border.

Poddington; artichokes are great for a diet as they are so fiddly, the effect slightly ruined by having home made mayo with them

Discussions started by artjak

What is this please?

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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 17:53

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

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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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

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: 30/07/2014 at 09:23
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