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Latest posts by artjak

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:27

Asier Galdos link takes you to youtube, a jolly tune and some kind of lesson that is quite incomprehensible on how to use some website

Dove, you are quite right; we've got plenty of cake and Verdun to tease, what more could we want?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:23

Gardenjeannie, I hope you are up at that unearthly hour because you've been to a fab party?

Lunchtime bump and Rosie, shall give loads of notice about arrival. Great news about free compost

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:51

Ph I am just worried about whether they can be potted up at the other end to keep them going until they can be planted in situ.

What's Your Favourite Gardening Book?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:49

How does your garden grow, by Chris Beardshaw...and actually it is time I read it again! Tells us very clearly and simply how plants work and how to propagate them.

Help ID

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:44

nut, I have the Apricot colour and the white, both growing in heavy clay, but root ball surrounded by a little compost and fish, blood and bone; both in a fair bit of sun.

Glass cutter

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:41

KEF, is your glass horticultural grade or the re-inforced stuff? You may need to get the re-inforced stuff cut professionally. Hopefully someone here will let you know.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:38

philippa, thank you for that information, I'll see if I have stuff nearer the time.

Rosie, when I saw nutcutlet yesterday (we went on an ngs visit) she suggested that I could fit far more into the car if the plants were just dug up and put into plastic bags. Are there people at the plant creche who could then pot them on? I could bring pots, but obviously not compost.

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:12

Edd, I quite agree; that's what I use on the shower head too, though just vinegar works also.

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:10

PoddingtonP, I have never been able to grow Limnanthes douglasii, either in London or here in Norfolk. Is there some trick that I am missing?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:05

Rosie, what is that stuff that looks like dead hair in the background, is it some kind of dead hedge?

My heart bleeds for people in this situation.

I imagine that they are being advised to dig in horse manure to re-populate the soil with the 'little critters' that make the soil productive and living. A lot of those micro-organisms will have drowned I think.

Today, potted up loads of self seeded things from the flower bed like Lychnis Coronaria Alba and an orange Papaver. These won't need much cosseting as they are already hardy (thank heavens as will soon run out of space undercover to nurture seedlings).

Hope you have a good week

Discussions started by artjak

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

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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worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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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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Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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lisianthus

Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Garlic wars!

Garlic cloves are being dug up. 
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email responses

Why don't I get email responses 
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