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Latest posts by artjak

Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:40

I would ask the seller about the best locations; after all if they are selling such a huge variety, they should have some expertise

Plant detective needed!

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:38

Welcome DiggerD, happy gardening

Leaning tree in our garden...

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:36

I would get quotes from 3 tree experts and make sure they have proper qualifications; there are a lot of cowboys around

Expensive gardening mistake - help needed

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:34

I still say; heavy duty chicken netting, fastened well into the soil and then plant in pockets, cutting the wire where needed.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:31


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:29

bumping with frozen fingers; had a glorious day in the garden until just now when, though the sun was still strong, it got mightily cold. Dashed around putting all the trays of seedlings back into the g/h and the cons.

I counted how many pots I've got to take down to Somerset and so far it is only about 70, but there are many more seedlings to be potted up and put on, hopefully, a spurt of growth before mid May. The wonderful orange Papaver seedlings that I dug up and potted about a week ago are settling in well (at least they don't need bringing in at night!)

Nutcutlet very kindly gave me some Allium Italicum the other week; I planted it on the dark side of the rockery, where only Corydalis seems to thrive and just now discovered some Solomon's Seal in there with it Thanks Nut

I remember the first time ever going to Chelsea Flower Show, on the last day when everyone is buying plants like crazy. Finally the show closed and we all shuffled veeeery slooowly towards the only exit; me carrying 2 HUGE pots of Soloman's Seal, one for my neighbour (when I still lived in London) who was a member of the RHS and advised me and taught me so much. All the gardeners shuffling along were so lovely and friendly, no one was irritable or bad tempered, and when we finally got out of the area, I'd made friends with a charming man; I guarded all his plants, he went to get his car and gave me a lift home. All along Cromwell Road, cars had small trees coming out of the sun roofs, boots tied open with rope and small forests in the back.

The memory of that day, triggered by finding that Soloman's Seal, made me focus on why I want to help those gardeners in Somerset; because I've never met a nasty gardener

My Seedlings

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:59

Isn't it wonderful; am growing Delphiniums from seed this year as am completely addicted to them and it was starting to become an expensive habit

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:56

Orchid L, thank you

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:55

Rosie and Lizzie, I'm sure your brother is thinking of the planet, and quite right too

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:37


Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

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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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

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
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