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Latest posts by artjak

Nasturtium

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:14

Any that you had last summer will have self seeded. They can be invasive; one small bed I have I could just leave it year in, year out and it would always have them. I have to pull them out ruthlessly to fit the sweet peas in.

Asparagus Peas

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:11

I grew them one year, but missed the 'nano-second' when they were the right size. Too big and sprawling for my veg bed.

Talkback: Growing trees in pots

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:10

I was given a small, but quite old walnut tree in a pot last summer. I have potted it on to a larger pot. I won't know if it has survived until the spring when hopefully there will be new leaves. Am hoping to make it a 'standard' style tree.

Out of date seeds

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:13

Just had my newsletter from Garden Organic and they commented on old seeds;

Parsnips only last one year. For everything else, sprinkle a few on to damp kitchen paper and see if they germinate Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:09

Good luck with it Zoomer.

Dean, am intrigued by your device for the piping to support netting, could I see close up pic?

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:02

Looking forward to it.

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:58

Welcome Wendy, any climbers you put there would benefit from you enriching the earth; (chicken manure pellets/ fish, blood and bone meal/ well rotted manure) as the soil looks a bit neglected. Also initially, at least, you will have to tie the climbers on as you don't have many horizontal pieces. Have you considered a climbing rose like Compassion also to keep out unwanted guests?

What's your day been like?

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:51

Dove, the food at the Wallace is v. good and not expensive. We had great fun there; we are both in our 60's and behaved like school girls commenting on the paintings (she needs to change her hairdresser...etc).

Any news on the walk to see snowdrops?

2014

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:46

Wonderful It is so lovely to see Pelagoniums in January; mine are in bud in the greenhouse.

Discussions started by artjak

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Best crop ever 
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More good guys

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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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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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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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