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Latest posts by artjak

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:11

stephani3; I'll say it again - your link doesn't work!

Plants beginning with 'C' hmm.. so many more than those beginning with 'B'

Carrots! I love growing them and I love even more defeating the carrot root fly.

Cauliflowers; I've grown them once but they were tiny, then the neighbour who gave me the seedlings told me (several months later) that they were designed to be tiny!

Courgettes, easy and fun to grow (I'm sensing a vegetable theme here)

Grew Cucumbers for the first time last year and was suprised to find them...well... odd; they were sort of warty on the skin, but I was told by younger and wiser people that that is how home grown cucumbers look.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:46

Brassicas; I love cavolo nero, to look at and to eat. Buddleja globosa with it's yellow pom-poms is fun.

Indoor gardening? Do you do it?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:30

Steph, the link doesn't seem to work.

Used Compost?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:36

I put it on the veg bed, and some around the plants on the flower bed - mixed with organic chicken manure pellets.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:22

I love Abutilons, but they don't like the chill in the Fens. Also Alstroemeria, which I would like to try and grow; any tips about this gratefully received. Am also fascinated by Agaves and Aloes, but don't grow them.

Heating the greenhouse

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:57

marshmello, where are you managing to get paraffin that cheaply? I'm having to pay B&Q £7.00 for 4 litres.

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:48

I think we are all suffering from 'cabin fever' because the weather has been so vile. Over the last 2 or 3 weeks I have forced myself to go out in all weathers and tidy/ plant stuff in the greenhouse and generally get organised for when it does get warmer. I feel much better for it; can recomend it

japanese knot weed

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:39

I would contact the Council; maybe they could get your neighbour to deal with the problem in their garden, otherwise it will always be coming through.


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:37

Joel, I do feel sorry for you. I was plagud with a bad back for years, though not the same problem as you have. I now see a physio every 6 weeks and he hauls my back into shape again. What I found very helpful was a kneeler with 2 side supports to help me get up again if my back is stiff or weak. Also using stomach muscles more helps.

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 20:24

How lovely to be welcomed back, excuse me while I snivell.

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Growing info please 
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plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Just some pics that I took 
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Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Any info about care 
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Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Garlic cloves are being dug up. 
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email responses

Why don't I get email responses 
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