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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:39

Wet Sunday bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:37

I spoke too soon about the weather; driving rain here in the Fens.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Dave, I don't get GW mag, but good idea to contact a tree peony grower, thank you for that

Saving private Sunflower

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:00

Ceres, brill idea, the pinking shears


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:56

Verdun and Dove, thank you so much for the advice, yes, it will be a big pot for the lovage. May have to start a separate thread for the tree peony, someone out there must know how to propagate them

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:52

I am truely ancient and love very neutral cool colours where you can then insert any mad colour you like and it will work! That is for interiors; outside I just work with the 'borrowed view' which is trees; green, and the English light which is soft, not harsh like the Mediterranean, or Caribbean, so I disapprove most heartily of Rhodadendrons in English woods as the colours are so harsh, almost vulgar in the context of softly tinted English woodlands. I think I better shut up now


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:44

Noooo, I need the space for veg, and the plant is about 10 years old, split at the base and getting a bit big for it's boots (roots?)

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:42

Phili2, I will be taking veg plants down (what are lab labs? 'scuse my ignorance) I am also taking many herbs, as some are very good ground cover, apart from being instantly usable like oregano and marjoram, which even if your garden is a complete disaster area, you can cut some herbs for supper. That has to make you feel better about your garden?

Wind has died down here at last. Have a lovely Sunday

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:36

Dove, not that long surely I remember pterodactyls flying over Hyde Park! But I agree about the perennial sweet pea; awkward little bu....r that never really took off and certainly had negligable scent.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:31

Dove, I read recently that they do well in big pots. Any advice for the tree peony? ( Desperate from Norfolk?) I always invite the neighbours round for a drink in the 2 weeks that the peony is in flower as it is so spectacular. I sort of have to have it somewhere in the garden

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Plant photos from French hols

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Vote for us 
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Well, I never knew that!

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Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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