Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:44


saffron crocus failing?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:42

karma, I would say you are too far north to make a fortune on saffron out of doors.

Polluted ground

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:38

One thing puzzles me; a proper septic tank or a plastic holding tank are both about 3' below ground level. So why is there a stain appearing at ground level? I think the neighbour/council need to get one of those chaps in with a camera on a wire to see exactly what is going on, and actually that should be paid for by the neighbour's house insurance (let's pray they have some)

who is sowing what this spring?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:31

LbH, not sowing anything direct quite yet, except for radishes, carrots, red baron onion sets and potatoes in bags, though I started them off in the g/h. Oh, and some spinach which is coming up nicely; 2 or 3 cm high now. Peas and broad beans went in last Autumn, but I have filled in the gaps with more seed.

Flowers; I will enlarge the flower beds a bit and then sow some annuals direct

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:17

SFord, for many years I had no shed, but then the joy of having one, just somewhere to keep equipment, perhaps do a bit of potting, sit there with a cup of tea... bliss

Had to go to London today, in the train on the way back;


Replacement for overgrown ivy and heavily-trimmed shrubs in clay soil

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:55

Photos of the whole area may help us to advise you what to do now

casualties of the battlefield

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:53

Lovely post

what is...

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:49

I have something similar to hide a small gas tank; will take photo to show you, but not now as it's dark.

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:46

This year I'm growing Marmande (beef type), San Marzano and Gardeners Delight. Have never grown beef toms before, in fact never bought them either; so it will be quite an adventure

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:40


Discussions started by artjak

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: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

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

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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