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Latest posts by artjak

Compost bins - tips welcome!

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 20:00

Holliehock, is your bin called 'Monty'? Mine are called Fortnum & Mason

Going to try the theory of 2 cuts a week

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 19:58

I'm finding all this advice very useful; the lawn, to me, is the least interesting part of the garden and though it is tiny, I ought to pay it more (educated) attention.

Water butt treatment

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 19:52

Curriscottage, that is a brilliant idea

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 19:49

Wonderful photos from everyone

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:49

An 'outside' story, rather than gardening; when I was a child we lived near East Grinstead, very 'stockbroker belt' we had a lovely mongrel from Battersea dog's home who was a bit mad so we called him 'Bonkers'. Nearly every day he would escape the garden somehow, so the entire family would go out into the garden every night and shout 'Bonkers'. God knows what the neighbours thought of us.

Overgrown rockery

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:39

I'm with holliehock, dig out the ones you like and pot them, then dismantle the thing as far as poss and start again. Uploading photos is not that scary; if I can do it anyone can as am not a technocrat.

Compost bins - tips welcome!

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:36

The wire under the bin to deter vermin is a brill idea.

There is a new type of bin that I saw on the recent compost course; a 'hot bin'. It is £129, gasp, I understand it is being made by one guy in a shed, so hopefully the price will come down when Dragons Den or similar fund him. It is made from very sturdy polystyrene type material, it is 3 or 4 cm thick, about the size of a domestic wheely bin. The heat enables you to put in ALL kitchen waste as far as I understand. I have seen it for sale in some catalogue also.

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:30

Veggie, is everything better today?


Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:28

Good afternoon everyone. I planted different types of carrots in 5 really big plastic pots; Wilko's 'large' carrots, Autumn King, Early Nantes and Chanteney red cored. I then placed some very thick polycarbonate on top for about 10/15 days. They germinated, Early Nantes being the slowest. They have caught up now and they are all about 2cm tall. I am not a scientific gardener at all, but I think some veg seeds need a bit of heat to get going.

Weird, wet and windy in the Fens today, so it has been a sewing not sowing day.

Blanket Weed

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:14

Welshonion, do you know why it will be illegal?

Discussions started by artjak


Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

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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Become a Compost Expert

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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Yellow sticky fly traps

Has anyone made their own? 
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