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Latest posts by artjak

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 16:51

Please beware of Nigella (the plant) it is very invasive; took about 3 years of pulling them up to get rid of one sowing. Or you could painstakingly dead head each flower if you really want to drive yourself mad.

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 16:44

The problem with that is that someone may have used weed and feed products on their lawn, then put the cuttings in the council green waste bin.

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:36

I sieve my compost, mix with sharp sand and use it for sowing seeds. Any weeds that come up are usually after ( or easily distinguished from) the seed I have planted. If pulling up the weed will disturb your seedling, just cut the weed off at ground level with scissors. When you plant your seedling on, the root of the weed can be pulled away.

I have never used 'seed compost'.

Introducing myself

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:28

Holyrood, it would be great to have your input on tree advice, but as Nut and Dove said above, this is not a place to advertise. But who knows? You might learn a bit from us amateur gardeners.

building a new greenhouse

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:26

Bluebaron, what were you thinking of planting directly into the ground?

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:21

Ryan, all the best good luck with opening a nursery; any help and advice just ask us, go for it

Verdun, of course you are a sillee billee; that is why we like you

I shall be sowing seed later in the week, so I also am a sillee billee

Greenhouse electrified!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:16

Please, please get a qualified electrician to do it; water (rain) and electricity do not go together well. Get quotes from (recommended by friends and neighbours) electricians. But they MUST be qualified.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:13

Just got back from a long weekend working in London. My clients have a bit of a mystery plant by their front door. (Husband threw label away) It looks very much like a Camellia, but the leaves, though the right shape are not shiny; more the texture of a Buddlea leaf. The flowers are a rich pink and 4" across so I have been told. It is still in bud now. They were told it was not fully hardy, but I think it may survive in London if the rest of the winter is not too harsh. Any ideas?

It is so lovely to be back in the Fens, the silence, the stars and my little Jack Russell, though I think her kennels are just one long party.

Had lunch with a very old friend at the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square; lovely space, with large trees in pots, which are FAKE There is a huge glass ceiling; they could be growing something really lovely!


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:05

It is so lovely to hear about your gardening adventures Marion (Ahh we have finally got rid of the Christmas hats)

Essential Tools

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:52

Oh, and old spoons for fish blood and bone stuff and compost accelorator. Old washing up brush for cleaning flowerpots and seed will probably need a shed for all this lot, but don't panic, your collection of tools will grow quite slowly.

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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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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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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