artjak


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Buried Treasure!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:55

Verdun

Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:54

Don't get me started! A packet of Brussell sprout seeds in Homebase last week; £3.30: I SIMPLY DON'T BELIEVE IT (now...where have I heard that phrase before?)

Bougainvillea

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:51

Lulu, does it ever stop flowering? With most plants, one prunes after the the flowering. I assume that it does have a dormant period, though I don't think it does in places like Barbados.

Have just looked it up in an American plant encyclopedia and all it says is that if damaged by frost, cut back hard and it will respond well.

Give them a mulch of well rotted manure or leaf mold.

Sorry cannot help more

Compost

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

I have just bought 4x 125litre bags of Verve for my veg bed extension and found them to be fine; oh there was one small stone!

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:41

What an amazing amount of superstition, and from nurses of all people!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:37

A very big thank you to Peter at Moat Road Nursery in Terrington St. Clements Norfolk, for donating about 200 flower pots and he is going to carry on stock-piling them for us

When to harvest

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:23

I harvest when the foliage starts to look a bit lack lustre; it works for me. Then tie them up and hang them in the house away from direct sunlight. Can be a bit garlicky for a while but not for long. Am still using garlic from last summer.

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:15

Edd, I spent 75 hours last year talking to people about making compost at public events and can assure you that an awful lot of people do not understand the green/brown  (nitrogen/carbon) balance needed for a working compost heap so that compost acceloraters/ addition of scrunched up newspaper/diluted urine can all help

Planting Advice

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:11

Could you show us photos? especially the proximity of the flower bed to the grotto?

Keep the Little a lighters Out

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:09

Discussions started by artjak

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 27/09/2014 at 16:47

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: Today at 11:22

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

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54
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