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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:40

How are you Rosie? Sunday evening bumperama

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:39

Sunday evening bump; have a great week everyone

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:57

Bump

Larkspur

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:55

Nigella also did that to me;it has taken about 7 years to eradicate and I still have a few this spring!

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:44

It may be Ground Elder?

beds

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:43

Is this gravel Wills? or larger stones?

I suggest that you google top-soil and compost; see which is the cheapest and have quite a lot delivered. I would also add well rotted horse manure. In my raised veg bed I use the bought, spent compost from growing last year's tomatoes. I get the 125 litre bags of Verve from B&Q, as a wrinkly if I buy on a Wednesday I can use a pensioner's discount card and get 10% off.

Hope this helps

Monty Don's Blue Cotton Gardening Jacket

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:37

jat

planting in pots

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:36

rosemummy, it could if you are planting in same space. A couple of years ago there was a gardening prog with Vera Lynn (a famous wartime singer) and they put the new rose in a cardboard box with compost FB and B and planted that; the theory being that by the time the cardboard has rotted, the rose is strong enough to not fall victim to rose re-plant disease. There are other solutions I believe; I'm sure the other forumatti will tell you

Should I just re-sow my seeds?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:32

A heated propagator has really helped me this year.

Peppers

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:31

I would turn them for time to time to make sure they don't end up leaning over towards the light; I have never tried growing them outside - perhaps you could make a little polytunnel with plumbers white plastic pipe and polythene? But don't plant them even there till about late May, early June.

Someone did explain to me years ago that plants can almost strangle themselves if you keep turning them, but if you do it cautiously it may work.

Discussions started by artjak

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Well, I never knew that!

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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?

What is this stuff? 
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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

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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