Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:26

Rosie, is it too early to know what plants people will really be in need of?

I'm praying that all my aubergines and peppers germinate; I need to move them on from the propagator to make room for toms, the seeds arrived yesterday.

Thanks to everyone for the bumps

Epsom Salts

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:37

...just thinking about all those poor chaps toiling away in the Epsom Salt Mines....I'll get my coat.

Need plant I-D please.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:33

I'm sooooo impressed by you knowledge of plants you lot

Shed roof

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:24

My studio roof is 'Torch On' with white chippings on it; the builder told me not to put anything on it in case the 'Torch On' gets pierced by the stones

It's a shame as I would love to have a sun lounger up there in the summer time

Have you thought of hanging baskets? The brick walls would take the weight of those.

You could be growing Tumbling Tom Tomatoes in them

Climbers for supports either side of steps - clematis napaulensis?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:19

I've just googled it; am I right in thinking that you live in Surrey? I would think that you may be ok with it there; it is so pretty, but out here in the Fens it would not survive the winter winds. I would suggest that if you have a very harsh winter to wrap it in fleece, but only when it is very cold, and whip the fleece off the moment it gets warm, so it does not attract mould.

Would love to see photos of it in flower in your garden

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:11

I just came across a tiny bag of fritillaries, some had gone mouldy but most were sprouting; so I planted 'em

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:09


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:57

The original idea came from hearing on Radio 4 that farmers in Yorkshire were taking cattle feed down to the farms in Somerset, and EVEN TESCO had offered a truck to help! So I think the idea of getting commercial companies involved as their contribution, and also Verdun's suggestion that rooted cuttings can be posted, covers all the bases.

I've been out and about getting nearly free plant pots this a.m.

Rosie, I will also keep bumping this thread up and we are relying on you to tell us what people need.

Become a Compost Expert

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:50

Tracey, it's always good to hear about people making their own compost So glad it's starting to work.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:15


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