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Latest posts by artjak

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 17:01

Megga, there are people on this forum who can help you;(sadly I am not one of them); start a new thread about your probs with photos.


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:56

I often have moles on my tiny lawn. Stick a bamboo into the mound and place a large empty yoghurt carton on top, the noise and vibration in the breeze drives them away. I know this works, as a week or so later my neighbour complains about moles in his garden

Gardeners World Television

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:53

I'm only addicted to Gardeners Question Time, but I think you have a valid point. Perhaps email the BBC with this?

The demise of the front garden.

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:48

Dear FW, I am a very keen observer of front gardens; what I have noticed in London areas, as they get more 'gentrified' and are too small to park anything but a motorbike, they are changing from a scrubby lawn and a sad hydrangea to lovely tiles up the front path, a neat place for the bins, yes a bit of gravel, hopefully with weed suppressing membrane underneath, and a focal plant in the centre, sometimes with planting around the edge. They are looking very good. Where I live in the Fens, 13 years ago when I moved here, the front gardens were a boring bit of grass, but over the years, with the help of Wisbech plant Auctions things have changed and virtually every front garden is looking good. Often where a front garden is neglected, there is a very old person living there who could do with some offers of help

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:31

I realised when I moved to Norfolk 13 years ago, well, full time 8 years ago that 'we don't hold with Motorways in Norfolk; we think they the Devil's Spawn'. Well, yes and no; I hate head lights in my face ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE NOT DIPPED but I would not want to live near a motorway. That is why I don't go to many events involving lots of night time driving.

silly quotes

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:14

A lovely London woman I know used to say, 'she's got more front than Selfridges'.

Also she said, 'Oh, I wouldn't get one of those microwave ovens. I like to put the joint in the oven on a Sunday morning and then I know I've got enough time to change the beds. If I had a microwave, I'd only have half an hour to change the beds.'

So owning a microwave can alter the time space continuem. Scary.

Winter flowering cherry - Prunus subhirtella 'autumnalis'

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:08

Dove, thank you.

Decomposition of Racehorse Poo

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:07

Oldcompostheap is a wonderful name; you'd never have to dress up for any event! And you'd get away with it!


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

As a keen as mustard composter, I would like to hear how this works for you. Around here all I can get is horse manure so cow dung is an unknown .

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:02

KEF, I could but it would be cruel

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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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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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17


Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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