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Latest posts by artjak

Parsley help

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:39

Pilippa, when you divide, do you just chop the root in divisions, or pull it apart?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:35

Golarne, Rosie will have to help you with that one.

Gardenjeannie, I think it may be confusing to change the name of the thread, but we could always start a complimentary thread that 'pulled' (no pun intended) people in this direction. Have only just got up, so will have to think about that.

It is a beautiful morning here in the Fens, just right for more potting up.

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:29

I have Alstromaria (sp?) in the G/H right now. In the a.m. could take pic of the base of it.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:22

Last year I was using 10" (25cm) for peppers and tomatoes. Slightly larger perhaps for Aubergines. I don't grow chillies; don't see the point in eating food that makes my eyes water

growing plants in a conservatory

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:19

Misting would also deter the red spider mites


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:18

All horse manure, with either straw or wood shavings should be rotted down before being too near to your plants. I can get this mix from a stable up the road; I know that the owner does not use weed killer, which can pass through the horse and appear in your garden, I would compost it for 6 to 8 months. Also it is brilliant stuff to add to your compost bin. One of my bins was being very slow to sink down about 6 weeks ago. 1 shovel of fresh horse manure with wood shavings and wow! the difference in the speed of composting!


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:13

I would agree with earlier advice about Wilko to get in there early. there is a lovely lady at our local store in King's Lynn who does the watering of the plants, but who also has a million other things to do; she seems to be always jogging. Also the plants are indoors, and on shelves; buy them early, or not at all.

Restarting failed compost

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:02

Steve, I have visited the very wonderful high tech indoor composting site in Norfolk. It takes in all the kitchen waste that we put in little bio-degradable bags, plus all the garden waste. It has to be indoor because they are dealing with fish and meat waste from our kitchens and they do not want vermin and they DO want a lot of heat. The wonderful compost is then sold to Farmers, NOT the public as it contains fish and meat 'stuff' and is deemed to be safer for farmers to use, as they 'handle' it all through machinery, than having the public use it and risk small children having contact with it.

The EU banned any new landfill sites being started in about 2007, I think. We now have the problem in the King's Lynn area that the Council want to build an incinerator. This incinerator would take household rubbish from a huge area, so we would have large lorries constantly bringing vast amounts of rubbish to King's Lynn (bear in mind we do not have any motorways in Norfolk, in fact we have very few dual carriageways)

This is an out of date technology where the filters do not get rid of the dangerous particulates. (I am no scientist - I may not have the right terms)

I am only mildly hysterical about this issue

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:45

Rosie, in about a month or 6 weeks I will have some things to bring down of a reasonable size; I could possibly (space permitting) collect from nut. I would then stay overnight with a friend in London, do Somerset and back in a day (I would love to meet the people at the plant creche) stay again in London and then back up to Norfolk My car is just a Vauxhall Astra hatchback. I have a lot of fold up crates which could be stacked double height with plants that are not too tall.

My car is LPG, so info about LPG garages in the area would be welcome

Parsley help

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:37

As long as you get the little supermarket plant acclimatised to out side; have it out in the day and in at night for a few days; keep an eye on frost warnings, then leave it out when it seems sensible to do so, obviously in a larger pot.

Am just off to pour boiling water on a seed tray

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