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Latest posts by artjak

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 18:31

Dove, I am also fascinated by the way we use language and the way words develop. I love the fact that such 'English' words as settee and bungalow come from India. And that we say 'faux pas' because we don't have an English version, and the French say 'le weekend'

I think the poggle mentioned above comes from Hertfordshire.

I will try to read the Melvin Barge book, even though I am allergic to him

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:04


Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:04

I think 'poggles' are cowslips?

Damaged water butt

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:00

Edd, you are soooo practical That's a brilliant solution.

warming of soil

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:57

I think it is worth it. I have a very lightweight cold frame, timber and polycarbonate that I place over the soil for a week or so before planting, and keep in place for a while afterwards and then move it on to another area.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:52

Rosie, you are a star Sorry I have not responded before, but was v. busy last night and today.

Yes, if you can get people to identify what they need that would be wonderful. I hopefully can supply the kind of veg that people would be germinating now if they could; aubergines, peppers, tomatoes. I will also try to get some herbs going.

Thank you so much for your response

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 17:16

Yes, no nasturtiums on elderly ladies' mechanical skills please; I used to fix the motor on my 2 ton truck, that was before they brought in these new- fangled computerised engines....mutter....mutter

Advice on moving hops

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 17:08


Can containers have spring and summer flowers in them?

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 17:06

I presume, that like me you have a small garden and don't have the space to have different pots for every season. I have 2 big 'winter' pots each one planted with; a small conifer, variagated ivy and tulips (there were cyclamens the first year, but they all rotted in the extreme cold of that winter). In the summer, the tulips having died back I plant a pelagonium and either trailing lobelia or Bacopa. Sometimes I remember to feed these 2 hardworking pots

The summer flowers can be cut down to ground level late in the Autumn to make way for the spring floweres. As to root space, I tend to think that the plants negotiate about that themselves, with anything that has a thuggish habit taking over.

mole plant

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 16:48

Have just looked it up; euphorbia lathyrus. When you compost toxic plant matter, like the leaves of rhubarb, they cease to be toxic. Also, quite a lot of pretty garden plants are fairly toxic. I have a monk's hood which is very poisonous, but I manage to resist eating it. I guess it becomes a problem when you have small children as I know as a child I used to love eating the new growth on privet hedges.

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Any wine makers out there?

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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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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

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