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Latest posts by artjak

Greenhouse growing

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 15:30

Freya, I started my winter peas and broad beans off outside under cloches and they are doing well so perhaps you could now put yours out? Just make sure the cloches are firmly anchored.

Bird feeders

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 15:24

I've found that birds often need several weeks of having the food available before they notice it/ trust it.

Just moved - horrible garden

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 15:22

A friend in Wales has a soggy garden and heavy clay; she made a pond that she did not need to line and her garden is lovely with thriving herbaceous borders.

Just moved - horrible garden

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 17:08

Deb, did your neighbour know why your garden is so water logged? My neighbour in London had a rectangle of poor grass in the centre of his, otherwise, lovely lawn. He finally discovered a piece of carpet buried a few inches down.  With a blank canvas like you have, you could sort out some drainage before planting if necessary.

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 17:00

Nut; I was waiting for the sound of the conservatory roof blowing away or the chimney falling down!

Looking for a house plant that thrives in shade and is VIBRANT.

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 16:51

The 'string of hearts' that nutcutlet recommends above did very well when I lived in London; I hung it from the ceiling by a North facing window, it lasted for years and eventually reached the floor.

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 16:47

The only problem I've had here in the Fens is not sleeping for 2 nights when the gales were howling around the house. In the morning I expected to find a scene of devastation; one bucket had rolled around the garden, and that was all.

I feel so so sorry for people who have been affected by floods, or had their chimneys blown down, my heart goes out to them.


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 16:40

I agree with KEF, go for the biggest that you have room for. I love my greenhouse; it has changed the way I garden.

What is your most dazzling plant in your garden

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:16

At the moment, it is the winter flowering jasmine which I cut back hard in the early summer and it has responded well to that.

Help with London garden for rental

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:14

If you are going to be away for some time, you will need a managing agent to organise emergency repairs etc. They will know of gardeners that their agency uses, they will also as part of their contract view the property from time to time, including the garden to make sure it is being looked after.

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: 24/07/2014 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: 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


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: 1159
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


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

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57
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