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Latest posts by artjak

Plant ID's please

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:26

I agree with 1 and 3, don't know 2.

new garden centre

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:24

What a lovely story; I hope his GC is successful.

Heated Propagators

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:15

I agree about Greedy selling seedlings that are quite inappropriate for this time of year; BUT must differ about the heated propagator. I only bought one in February, wish I had bought it to get Aubergines and Peppers started off in January. I DO have a heated greenhouse (with just a frost buster type heater) and a conservatory that is unheated, but the boiler is in there. It , along with the g/h which is in it's 2nd year has revolutionised my gardening, am starting to understand far more about germination and ongoing cultivation.

I am not a beginner, but over the years have suffered so much disapointment from seeds not germinating through lack of heat, that I would recommend a heated propagator, mine does NOT have a thermostat, but gets switched off every morning (one could have it on a time switch) and any of the containers that show signs of growth; the ventilator gets opened.

In short, I am thrilled with my new toy

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:01

That is so kind to offer your trailer and your time

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:59

I grew a very happy courgette in a galvanised bucket last year; they normally go into large plastic troughs.

Would love to see some pics once you have got everything planted, as I grow some of my veg in containers; partly lack of space and partly to keep tomatoes and potatoes in fresh compost each year to avoid blight. Also, aubergines, cucumbers and some toms are all in containers in the green house. I have an old enamelled jam pan which gets new compost each year for a Tumbling Tom type tomato.

carrot fly & pests

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:01

I grow carrots in very big plastic pots and so the lazy carrot fly cannot reach them. When I grew them in large grow bag type containers, I created a barrier with canes and a bit of polythene sheeting.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 15:57

Have a great weekend and I hope your plans go well for Tuesday.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:26

A sunny morning bump to you all

Hedging advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:22

If it does not have to be completely solid, how about some Compassion roses or other climbers. Also Clematis; there is a huge variety, some evergreen.

Tree advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:21

Hi New G, may I suggest that you look at 'pleached trees' on google and see if that is the effect that you need. Then report back here and I'm sure you will get lots of advice on how to do it

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

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