Latest posts by artjak

Putting softdrinks on the garden

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:49

I haven't had a carbonated drink for 51 years; I regard them as poisons for humans - I love my plants too much to give them this kind of thing.

Trying to find the best compost bin

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:45

Oh, have just thought of the other option, similar price to tumbler is the 'hot' bin with very good insulation, I believe it makes compost faster. You could also google the 'joanna' bin.

Trying to find the best compost bin

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:44

The tumbling bin would seem to be the best option, the problem is as far as I understand; you have to load it all at once. Some of them have 2 chambers, which gives you 2 loading 'windows' timewise.  You have to fill it over a period of time I presume, and THEN start the tumbling.

Will anything grow in full shade?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:40

I have just bought Heuchera Key Lime Pie, with instructions to plant it in shade. Also Corydalis, will self seed and give you little yellow flowers for months. Wild garlic and foxgloves; in fact anything that grows in a wood - bluebells. As Nutc says, when you've raised the canopy you could try veg possibly sorrel; but don't get French sorrel it spreads like wildfire.

weedkiller in compost bin

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:33

 I would get rid of it.


Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:29

I think it is a bit early perhaps for them to start; remember that the weather has been very odd this spring. (Alan, I think it is accepted on this forum that capitals mean that you are 'shouting')

Help needed to ID this plant? Weed?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:23

I had Valerian self seed in the garden; it took about 3 years of pulling up every seedling to get rid of it; it even grows in gravel. The good thing is that it is easy to identify a young plant and just whisk it out.

mystery plant

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:21

A friend had it as a stunning house plant

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:20

Winters, do you find that sisyrinchium always has a 'burnt' look after it has flowered?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 11:43

John H, why not do some 'before and after' photos of the patio?

Discussions started by artjak

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: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

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

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32


Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12
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