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Latest posts by artjak

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

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:19

Verdun; for your birthday you are going to get a long weight and a bucket of steam

Agapanthus versus Dandelion

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:09

People often recommend that when a weed is too close to a much loved plant to dig out/ use weed killer, just snip it off at ground level every time it appears.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:04

Sunday supper bump

Wilko,s

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:56

greenfingers, I saw someone on a gardening programme once say that it was quite ok to remove a plant from it's pot in a Nursery to check on the roots, now I regard myself as pretty fearless, but I'm not quite sure that I have the cojones to remove a plant from it's pot in Wilko or indeed anywhere else to check on the roots.

I am, however, prepared to try this in several large garden centres if I have the backing of people on this site.

New plant to Id please

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:48

Germander speedwell? Lovely out in the countryside; perhaps not in your garden Panda

new plant I.D again please new member

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:46

Get rid of it

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:42

Rosie What I have just done, inspired by you is to line the seed trays (the ones with drainage holes) with polythene as 'saucers' for the pots. I think I could even just make trays (not for moving in and out ) of polythene gripped at the corners with clothes pegs

Glass of wine bump

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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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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