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Latest posts by artjak

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:23

Nut, am so glad you've been there, my favourite plant; a tree peony with massive white flowers came from there.

Brown patches on my conifer

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:20

It could also be 'wind burn', does the damaged side face the prevailing winds?

Make do and mend

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:18

Verdun, since the wind blows from the S/W a lot up here that explains the old socks in my garden

Square foot gardening

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:17

I sort of use a 'close bed' system, the theory is you plant closer than normal with the veg; you get less yield than usual per plant, but more yield per sq. m. It works ok for me as I only have about 23 sq. m. for veg.

Bay tree - 20foot high looks poorly

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:14

My neighbours, the pig farmers who are fairly besotted with gardening, bless 'em, thought they had lost a large bay last year and then quite late in the season it started to recover, so don't give up yet. Keep an eye open for signs of new growth.

Hiding unsightly decking edge

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:12

Horizontal Juniper? Though it is rather dense, but maybe that is what you want, photos would be useful.

Make do and mend

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:10

I have an old aluminium tomato house that lost it's fron panels/doors and could not get replacements, it is now

a shelving unit in the greenhouse for trays

a climbing frame in the summer for cucumber.

I took the thin polycarbonate back and top off, cut them and use them as end pieces for cloches mentioned above.

Make do and mend

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:07

Verdun suggested this thread;

Use an old mini plastic greenhouse that has lost it's cover as a climbing frame for beans, or even for clematis? It will need to be lashed down with guy ropes or similar.

I use large pieces of polycarbonate from a friend's roof as


to place over big pots of germinating carrots etc

to warm up the earth

Runner Beans

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:02

I'll start one right now Verdun


Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:01

Discussions started by artjak

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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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: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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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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