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Latest posts by artjak

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:13

I used pressure treated gravel boards for my raised bed, did not line with plastic, tickled the surface of the heavy clay before gradually building up the level with topsoil (initially) well rotted manure, growing medium (pre-used elsewhere in garden) and homemade compost. Veg bed now has been going strong for about 12 years. Over the next few years, will need to add another layer of timber to make higher raised bed for my old age

Vance Miller

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:06

Clever Dove

Rosemary hedging

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:03

What a fragrant idea

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 16:57

I'm doing the bird count again this year, but am getting a bit fed up with both snail mail and emails from RSPB, which mainly seem aimed at me buying overpriced bird feeders and food. If they are so desperate for cash, why are they posting me stuff when they have my email address? Also they rang me asking if I wanted to join for £6.00 per month. When I said 'you must be joking', the price immediately dropped to £3.00 per month!

Best way to i.d this plant?

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 13:20

Welcome Luke.

reduced plants at b and q

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 13:18

Got a very large, sad thyme from B&Q last year for 50p; all it needed was plunging into water to revive

Green roofs and walls

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:30

Done

Nasturtium

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:14

Any that you had last summer will have self seeded. They can be invasive; one small bed I have I could just leave it year in, year out and it would always have them. I have to pull them out ruthlessly to fit the sweet peas in.

Asparagus Peas

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:11

I grew them one year, but missed the 'nano-second' when they were the right size. Too big and sprawling for my veg bed.

Talkback: Growing trees in pots

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:10

I was given a small, but quite old walnut tree in a pot last summer. I have potted it on to a larger pot. I won't know if it has survived until the spring when hopefully there will be new leaves. Am hoping to make it a 'standard' style tree.

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? 
Replies: 19    Views: 1072
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 
Replies: 279    Views: 37464
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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