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Latest posts by artjak

best plant food /fertiliser for my garden.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:47

I have been advised here to use tomato feed on patio clematis.

Vertical gardening ideas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:46

FG, am keen to see pics.

Liseals, I am thinking a zinc base, or galvanised whatever. Then possibly sphagnum moss/compost? Will have to do some research.

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:42

Always use your calculator when buying these products; what looks like a great deal can often be misleading.

Perki, that compost works out at £5.97 for 105 litres. (5.68p per litre) That is not a bad price, but other places are doing offers on 3x70litres for £10, (4.76p per l) which is cheaper.

As to quality, I have seen everyone's comments about growing medium quality over the last 2 years and it really seems to be a game of chance.

Always try to make your own compost and eke it out by adding some sharp sand and these commercial 'growing mediums' (they are not really compost)

Vertical gardening ideas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:23

I have long wanted to do a sedum/green roof. I may be changing my central heating from oil to cylinders of gas later in the year. Which could give me the chance to do a little planted roof as the cylinders have to be surrounded by some sort of metal housing to avoid setting fire to the fence. This could support the roof.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:19

Slugs don't eat my Hostas (smirk, smirk) 'cos they are surrounded by pea shingle, which I don't think the slugs like that much.

Tracey... I agree with you soooo much; young chap designing my website has about 20 photos from my portfolio and didn't respond to either a text or email for a week

I was incandescent...had he emigrated to Tierra del Fuego? with all the evidence of the last 30 years of my work? I finally caught up with him...'Oh I didn't get your text (Oh right, and the dog ate your homework!) ...and I was away for the weekend...'

Lidl

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:10

Wow, Pam, that is fast

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:08

Rosie, what are you drinking; I've god a gold id by dose so ab drinking brandy

Music in the Garden

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:07

Oh, really; what is his name , his email address?

Grass!

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:05

You may be expecting too much, too early. can't see what area of the country you are in (it is always useful to put your general area in your details to help people advising you on plants and planting)

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:02

Do you know the difference between knowledge and wisdom gentle reader?

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

Discussions started by artjak

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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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

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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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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