Latest posts by artjak

Music in the Garden

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:11

garden j, of course you can borrow me. I expect u have already gone the offcom route? in your dealings with BT. One time it took me 18 months to get a copy of my contract with them; I even phoned their head office where I was told that members of the public were not allowed to speak to anyone in Head Office as everyone was far too busy/important!!! I expect you can imagine my reply. But I got what I wanted in the end

I love orange, but I couldn't wear a whole one.

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:03

I was very impressed by the way they trained trees in this garden

 I wish my climbing roses and apricot were as well trained

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:01


Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:53

KEF It is great that there is someone sensible here... now who could that be?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:06


Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:05

FG and Paul, isn't it marvellous?

Stagnant rain water

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:03

It could be a 'clay pan'. That is a layer of pretty solid clay in a particular area. I found one about 18" down when planting a rose, it makes it almost impossible for water to drain away. A friend in Wales found the same thing when digging to make a pond; she almost didn't need a liner. Could you try drilling down with a huge masonry bit? Or try to make some kind of hole in it as it may not be that thick a layer?

Keep us posted, as I am sure other people will have come across this also.

need advice

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:57

graham, the problem may be that the decking has been oiled at some stage and could repel any paint. If you know the 'history' of the decking from new and what it had been treated with before it was bought, then you could contact the technical dept at Dulux or Rustins etc and ask their advice. I have always, as a paint professional, found these tech people very helpful, but you DO need to know the surface that you are dealing with.

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:52

Nut, slap your wrist

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:39

Nut, any pics of Wimpole?

Discussions started by artjak

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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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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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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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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Advice needed on propagation 
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