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Latest posts by artjak

Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:02

There is a problem with Provado; it probably affects bees, which as we know are really under pressure and without bees, all our food plants don't get pollinated and then ...well.. we all die of starvation.

Having said that, one year I sprayed the soil before the lilies started to grow and had no lily beetles.

If anyone can tell me more about Provado and bees, would be grateful.


Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:56

Busy Bee, that is why I use emoticons so much; to try and get across the spirit in which things are said.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:54

Potted up yet more to take to Somerset. Think I will stop now so plants can put on some growth and settle into the pots.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:52

Finally got in from the garden and endless potting up for flooded gardens and am listening to Tom Waits; Beautiful Maladies; just wonderful

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:50


Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:49

Carry on carrying on Mike

Fairy girl, your jokes are brilliant; I would say that you and Verdun are neck and neck

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:43

MM, they are quite large (though can't say that I'm a caterpillar afficionado) Are they ok to have around?

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:41

Hosta I am always soooo pleased to hear about people composting

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:29

What are the brilliant emerald green caterpillars that I have sen this year? Anyone know?

Stoney Ground

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:27

yimmy, it sounds as if you have done a lot of conditioning for the soil; I assume that the farm yard manure was rotted down i.e. from a garden centre? not fresh from the farm yard? A photo would help if you can upload one (press the tree icon) I would imagine that it would be fine for planting now.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

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

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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