artjak


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I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:18

Pauline, may I suggest that you get some knee pads, not the carpet fitter's kind which are rather hard, I have some made by JCB from B&Q so that if you kneel you don't damage your knees.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:14

Shall I make one for you Nut?

Nut, the gooseberry wine that you recommended that I bottle, is not very clear yet. Thought I would leave another month, rack again and hope it clears a little more?

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:09

Lindsay, thank you for all the info; it has made me think......of where I could fit a little pond in dappled shade

compost advice

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:04

joberg, hello.

These are my 3 compost bins

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58904.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 I put garden waste and raw veg and fruit waste, also newspaper scrunched up and cardboard roughly torn into them.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58905.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 This is what I have put in recently

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58906.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 This compost needs another 3 months to mature

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58907.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 I finished filling this bin in April and the compost is ready to be used, sieved for sowing seeds or un-sieved to mulch around plants or spread on the veg bed for worms to take down over the winter (much less work for me) If you have use of a shredder you can obtain much finer compost, but it is not that important.

Any queries, just ask

Raised Beds

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:54

You could also ask neighbours who have nice gardens

Hostas as a delicacy !

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:53

Can you give us a photo of the situation?

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:51

Yes, Pauline; looking at the enlargement it seems there are little 'hats' on the fence posts.

Re-vamp with a mini raised bed

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:47

That looks great The lavender will have grown a bit by next summer, possibly not much by early spring. It has to be cut back after flowering each year so that it doesn't become too straggly - but don't cut back into the old wood.

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:43

Lindsay, that is spectacular! How do you stop the water from becoming stagnant, or do you have a pump and a fountain of sorts?

My garden is not large, but I would love to do something like that. Is it in sun or shade?

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:35

When I worked in the Caribbean I was told that Bananas died after fruiting. I'm not certain that this is actually the truth, but we were told it when my friend's plant keeled over.

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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

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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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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