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Latest posts by artjak

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:34

Lisa, FG, I love the idea of a tipsy blackbird trying to woo his mate.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:31

Dove, Verdun, Panda all wonderful suggestions All my fingers crossed for you Panda to get to see these gardening professionals.

Rosie, is the soil affected by sewerage (foul water) or sea water? Or what? Once the land has drained, how toxic will it be?

I know when I was involved in a flood in London In 1976, caused by amazing amounts of rainwater and hailstones with storm drains blocked by Autumn leaves, the loos in basement flats were backing up, causing 'foul water' to contaminate people's flats and gardens. I don't know how long it took for the ground to be safe for growing veg.

I'm happy to make a trip in my car, with as many plants packed in as poss.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:52

bump

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:52

I love the songs 'my' blackbird sings, summer would not be the same without him.

Where have the birds gone!!!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:48

I'm re-filling the sunflower heart container nearly every day and the niger seed feeder every 2 days. No starlings, so the fat balls aren't being eaten, except a little by a robin.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:46

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38556.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 A weird and wonderful Amarylis that I was given for Christmas. It produces huge drops of sticky nectar.

Greenhouse Table/Shelving

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:43

I made my own staging using pressure treated timber from Wickes, 2 years ago; it cost me about £43 to make an 8' length with lower shelf also. If you are interested I could post a pic. Took me one afternoon to make.

Lidl

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:39

Happy Birthday Mrs. G for the 6th

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:33

If May won't work, June will do perhaps. When I started my garden, it was in early July 2001; it still worked for that season

Let's keep planting and taking cuttings.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:46

Give my love to the people on the Somerset message board Rosie; the reason I came up with this idea was that I know how utterly desperate I would feel if my garden was destroyed. Please assure them that though our efforts may be clumsy, we will try to provide them with a large selection of plants in the early summer or when their gardens are ready to accept them

Discussions started by artjak

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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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

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
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