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Latest posts by artjak

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 16:27

Thank you Dove, which gardens did you visit last summer?

Slippery decking

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 12:14

The paths on my veg bed are timber covered with chicken netting; every now and then I lift them and scrub earth off with a scrubbing brush (takes 2 seconds) and it works fine.

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 12:09

Hello again everyone (had a v. busy summer, so could not post anything) Dove, I adore going to see big gardens, sometimes with a neighbour who has a big herbacious border and we behave like 2 school girls on a day trip. At Houghton Hall this summer, I think we were more excited by the gardens than by the stunning Art Exhibition. We always come away with ideas for planting, summer houses, composting; we track down the gardeners and bombard them with questions, in fact we generally make a nuisance of ourselves.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 22:21

From an old seaside postcard;

Daphne, over the garden fence, says to Flo next door, 'Well I sent my husband down the garden to fetch a cabbage; he went and fell over and died!'

'Oh my' says Flo, 'what did you do?'

'Well,' says Daphne, 'I had to open a tin of peas,'

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 21:09

Verdun, what can I say? It's faberoony

Not getting notification e mails

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 07:12

It's now been about a month since I have had email notifications; I simply don't have time to use the forum without them Will report to moderator AGAIN.

Alliums with Agapanthus?

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 19:23

I have just planted the white annual form of lavatera inbetween alliums and they sprung up within 48 hours as the weather has been so warm!


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 19:19

I place a short cane in the middle of the molehill and a large empty yoghurt pot inverted on the top. The vibration in the breeze seems to drive them away.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 19:15

Bob, I love your garden

Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 10:34

With my new greenhouse, I am terrified of getting red spider mite, so I spray the interior with water a lot and pour water on the floor as I have heard that they don't like humidity. GardeningF, how do you apply the above mix against spider mites?

Discussions started by artjak

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: Today at 08:26

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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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32


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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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57

worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
Replies: 90    Views: 3431
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 00:21
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