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Latest posts by artjak

'Chelsea Chop' winter pansies and violas

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:27

I wouldn't think it a waste at all; they can continue for ages yet.

Potato Days

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:26

Spud you like?

Topping Monkey Puzzle Tree

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:26

Horrible things; they try to take your eye out if you try to weed near them.

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:21

There was a sparrowhawk here too, plus

1 robin

1 male chaffinch

2 female chaffinches

6 goldfinches

2 collared doves

1 pigeon

1 male blackbird

2 blue tits

1 male crossbill, though I am not certain it was not a redpoll.

are these viburnums ready for the big bad world?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:30

djjjuk, I don't know what the weather is like in your area but if those plants have been hardened off and your ground is not frozen, I would think that you could plant them. I put in one of that size late autumn and it is merrily flowering away.

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:27

Oh FG, are you flooded or just very soggy? You could send some starlings down to the Fens; only saw one the whole of last year I love watching them squabble over the fat balls and they always have that 'pulled through a hedge backwards' look about them which somehow reminds me of myself in the mirror

Asparagus Peas

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:20

My gourmet clients in London asked me if I was growing peas for their shoots! Not b.....y likely was my response; after all the effort of getting them to germinate I want buckets full of peas, not one salad of pea sprouts.

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:15

Pauly, it is what my builder calls it. It is gritty sand. I had some left from a hard landscaping project and my builder who is a keen gardener said to use it to 'open up' compost and clay. I also use it to mix with compost for seeds and just about everything. I think it is about £1.30 or so from a builders merchant for a small sack; but much cheaper if you get them to deliver one of those huge 1 ton bags.

Rosemary hedging

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:09

Artemisia only grows max, 3' and is poisonous, though very fragrant and pretty. Also it is recommended that it is cut back hard once a year, which would make your hedge very small.

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:04

rspb site is down i think; too much traffic! Will have to post the count later. Saw a Sparrow Hawk eviscerating a pigeon on the lawn this morning, lovely, just when I was eating breakfast

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: Yesterday at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

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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