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Latest posts by artjak

Invasion!!!! Already frustrated!!!!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:40

Somewhere on this forum there is a garlic solution; as far as I remember, you boil an entire head of garlic, slightly crushed, in a litre or so of water then when it is cool, add small amounts to the watering can.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:34

Still waiting for the perennial Digitalis I ordered in December, should have been delivered in April, cost £24.93 from T & M. I think I am going to ask for a refund; I need to fill the spaces that I left for them.

How late is this 'spring'?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:25

I can't help but ask, is this Portnoy's complaint? There, someone had to say it.

I agree; this is the latest spring for many years, though I think 1962 or 3 had serious snow in April. I remember digging my father's car out of the drive and putting down cinders to help the traction. Also, cycling to the station to get to college, bending my pedals in the snow!


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:16

Birdy, I saw one recently on the internetty thing which is made in Hampshire from recycled plastic, cost about £65 and they have been designing it for years and they think they have got it right re worm drowning.


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:14

I see you are in Huntingdonshire, so not that far from the Fens where I am. I got my first Greenhouse last year; a retirement pressy to myself. I just love it, on chilly evenings I sit in there with a glass of wine and gloat; how sad is that?

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:11

Scorzonera, salad veg, savory, winter or summer, spinach; harvested some leaves for the juicer this morning, will harvest some more to be steamed with some trout.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:07

Am a bit wary of this; will look at it tomorrow.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:05

Leadfarmer, wonderful garden, my alliums are on the cusp of exploding too - so exciting

Rocket Dying off

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:00

I'm afraid I know nothing about the effect of peat on rocket; I'm sure someone else will


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 15:25

FG, I've got the photo now

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Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Free training to become a compost master 
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Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Garlic wars!

Garlic cloves are being dug up. 
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email responses

Why don't I get email responses 
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