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Latest posts by artjak

Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:09

Is the wall just plain brick, or rendered and painted? How thick is the wall; some friends in Wales years ago planted on top of a wall, in troughs and it worked well; you could make sure that the troughs were really secure. I would recommend for something fast growing; Nasturtiums. Also you could plant a variegated ivy which of course would be evergreen. The other option, which I know as a mural painter is that if you painted a mural, it tends not to attract graffitti. I believe, though that you have to get planning permission.

feeding leeks later in the year?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:02

KEF, what a good idea

I tend to put organic chicken manure pellets all over my veg bed and that seems to cope with most things Am still eating fab leeks from last year.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 16:59

Need some brain storming please; I can get free pots from St. Peter at Moat Road Nursery, what I now need is some kind of waterproof trays to stand them in as I have run out of 'gravel trays' and some of mine are pretty big! Can anyone think of anything that would be pretty much free that would substitute for gravel trays?

Restarting failed compost

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:45

Edd hope you had a good nights sleep.


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:42


Parsley help

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:39

Pilippa, when you divide, do you just chop the root in divisions, or pull it apart?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:35

Golarne, Rosie will have to help you with that one.

Gardenjeannie, I think it may be confusing to change the name of the thread, but we could always start a complimentary thread that 'pulled' (no pun intended) people in this direction. Have only just got up, so will have to think about that.

It is a beautiful morning here in the Fens, just right for more potting up.

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:29

I have Alstromaria (sp?) in the G/H right now. In the a.m. could take pic of the base of it.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:22

Last year I was using 10" (25cm) for peppers and tomatoes. Slightly larger perhaps for Aubergines. I don't grow chillies; don't see the point in eating food that makes my eyes water

growing plants in a conservatory

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:19

Misting would also deter the red spider mites

Discussions started by artjak


Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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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? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 18:34

Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:29

plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 19:27

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 14:42

Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 22:06

Become a Compost Expert

Free training to become a compost master 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 23:53

Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Last Post: 13/01/2014 at 12:53

Garlic wars!

Garlic cloves are being dug up. 
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Last Post: 22/12/2013 at 21:31

email responses

Why don't I get email responses 
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Last Post: 06/12/2013 at 18:02

Yellow sticky fly traps

Has anyone made their own? 
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