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Latest posts by artjak

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:20

Outside the restaurant sounds easy to find

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:19

Verdun

Compost question

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:11

Good luck, and tell us how it is going in a couple of weeks, as you can tell, I'm passionate about compost

Damping off

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:09

Just cold tap water with a little boiling from the kettle. I don't use the stuff from the water butt when planting seeds in case there is bacteria in it; I use it when the plants are a little more robust. I find warm water warms up the potting compost a bit, helping germination.

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:06

If the carpet is latex backed, the floor won't be able to 'breathe'. Just try rolling the carpet up and leave it to stand for a week or two.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:03

Since I may be a little late arriving, I have given nut my mobile No. Perhaps there is a cafe where people could meet?

Compost question

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:47

Compost needs approx. 50% greens and 50% browns (nitrogen and carbon) to add more 'browns' take sheets of newspaper and ball them up and push into compost (that takes air in too). The cardboard centres from kitchen roll etc can be pushed in to help with bringing air into the centre. I shred paper from my business and add that. Very important to turn it a bit: when it goes slimey, turn it once a week.

Amazon have a selection of compost turners for plastic bins. I would not add any carpet with a latex backing. You also don't need to add worms. If you can get a shovel full of horse manure that would be a great help.

Talkback: Microgreens on your window sill

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:40

Recently I grew radish as a baby plant as a garnish for a Nigel Slater version of celeriac remoulade. They took far longer to grow than I had anticipated, so the lunch party came and went without the garnish I also think it is a waste of seed at todays' prices. All right for v. expensive restaurants perhaps.

Damping off

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:36

Before sowing seed, I water the compost with warm water, when seed has sprouted I whisk off the plastic lid immediately.

Decorative Stones = Wet Garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:32

On my drive, my builder used some DPC we had left over, then punctured lots of holes in it with a garden fork, then laid the gravel on top. It has worked now for 13 years.

Discussions started by artjak

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: Today 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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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57
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