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Latest posts by artjak

New Garden!

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:42

It would be grat to see some photos of your new garden when you get there!

Green house heaters

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:39

I converted to electricity as paraffin is now so pricey, smells and produces so much humidity. I now have a tubular heater attached to a frost buster which kicks in when the temperature drops to about 7. The electrician said it would use about as much as a 100 watt bulb.

Rose Pruning

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:29

I've just given my roses a prune to get them in good shape; I'm in the Fens and it isn't very cold at the moment.

Paper shreddings

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:26

I agree with Obelixx, the ink is no longer toxic

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:54

Bumping this up in case there are any last minute comments.

Compost question

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:52

Tracey, It was a 2 day course with Norfolk Council and Garden Organic (a charity). We are expected to do 30 hours a year promoting composting in the community (last year I did 75 hours and loved every minute). The Council supply us with a gazebo, a wormery, tables, publicity material and quizzes for people to play. We go to village and church fetes, allotment parties, primary schools etc.

Water butt advice

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 17:28

I agree with clueless; it won't cost much to replace the downpipe when you leave (as long as you don't live in a 3 storey house), then you could take the water butt with you. Check the price of downpipe first though, there are some fancy ones that may be pricey.

Compost question

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 17:25

On the composting course I did, they said the worms simply come 'by magic' and it does seem to be true. Also, I think they are not ordinary garden worms; redder, smaller and thinner. Every time I open the lid of the bin there are a few lingering on the edge of the lid.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 10:41

Velly welly I think.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 10:36

Lawnmower Chris, I really admire you for doing that, far too many people are stuck in jobs that they loathe, my advice to them all is to find one that you like. When I started out I was a graphic designer in Television. All the people I worked with were hooked on the high wage packets and stressed out beyond belief. I took the leap into the unknown to become a mural painter and though I will never be 'rich' I have had such rewarding experiences working round the world that I would not change that choice I made 42 years ago for anything

Mike Allen, it was lovely to hear about your experiences, the only thing that would get you booed off I think would be a lack of kindness towards other forumites. (is that a new word?)

Discussions started by artjak

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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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: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

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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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

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? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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