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Latest posts by artjak

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 13:21


When I go down mid-May, I'm sure I could fit some of Nut's plants if they were transferred to plastic bags just before traveling

Making a leaf stack for leafmould/mulch

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 19:22

I believe that they are pretty porous; you may wish to jab it with a garden fork a few times

New Garden

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 19:20

Welcome Thorsten; stones occur naturally in soil, I wouldn't worry about them. The soil looks as if it could do with a bit of conditioning; perhaps dig in some well rotted manure? With the grass, there is a slight problem; if you add more turf or re-seed, the chances are that it will be a different mixture of grass seeds and it will come up a different shade of green.


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 17:54

Ooh, can we see it painted?

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:42

michael 58, welcome and ask as many silly questions as you like

I have an Aconitum which I did not realise is toxic and I hear that Datura is pretty bad too. Every Primary School used to have a Laburnam (?) with yellow flowers in the playground; also toxic I think!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:36

Saturday bump; was v. cold this morning, so all the plants that I'm hardening off couldn't go out first thing. Am just off to turn a pile of old turfs into loam (just like that)

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:34

Rosie and philippa, this is so wonderful

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:32

Orchid L., I would follow any instructions on the weeding label about how soon to add cuttings to compost, I thought it was 2 or 3 cuts later, and you would want to rake up any cuttings in the meantime.

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:30

Orchid L, 'Wriggle your compost' sounds like a good song

Lyn, a lot of Christmas paper I believe has a high plastic content and therefore will not rot; also I don't know about the toxicity of the inks; I know newspapers are ok these days.

iGrow, you are wonderfully organised and I bet your compost is fab

What to plant in VERY tall, narrow planter

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:12

Is your garden quite modern? You could put a half standard rose or a small standard conifer clipped into a ball? Either way, because the opening is small it won't catch much rain and will need a lot of watering.

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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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

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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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

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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