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Latest posts by artjak

Dr Hessayon quits writing

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 14:08

Dr. H's book on veg is my bible

Talkback: How to protect plants in winter

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:11

Thanks for all the info on insulating a green house, must do it next year.

Mysterious happenings

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:01

The notifier has only worked for me about once in the last 8 months and that was after I queried it. I believe it says somewhere on this forum that the problem will be solved in another week or 2. Meanwhile I just go to the heading 'followed threads'.

Fox gloves

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:52

Patsy F, many thanks

2 Hibiscus

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 19:47

Hello Sylvia, years ago someone told me that the only thing Hibiscus needs is water. I have seen them growing in the Carribean and never thought they would manage here in the Norfolk Fens, where we have about the least rainfall in the UK and it often drops below freezing in the winter.

I grow one just outside my front fence on shallow thin soil facing West, it is lucky if it gets watered twice each summer and apart from that gets no attention at all.

It is flourishing

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 20:22

Welcome Dave; just start a new thread if you have any questions.

Compost bin

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 20:15

Lancshirelass; my arrow 'thingy' for turning compost is more primitive than yours; no T junction at the top and the 'wings' I think are smaller. But this works well when you've been too busy to turn the compost and it has all got a bit compacted. The smaller the wings, the easier to pull the compost up to bring air into it. But having the big handles that yours has got, must make it easier to pull up anyway.

Does anyone have any feedback on the 'auger' type compost turner?

2014 - The year of the garden

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 17:33

I do agree with Scott, one of my clients has a small London garden, a rectangle but designed as 2 circles with some large pebbles connecting them; the further circle has the round table and chairs on paving, and the near circle is decking; all surrounded by glorious planting with large old pots spilling flowers out in all directions.

Compost Bins

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 17:28

Clarrington, the bin you gave the link for; I can't see how you would get the compost out without dis-assembling it. The link from Clueless seemed a better design for emptying.

As regards position, it's best for the compost to be protected somewaht from icy winter winds. My Daleks are protected pretty much on 3 sides, but get part sun.

Garden Bench

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 17:19

I don't know exactly how your bench is made; the thickness of the timber, as well as the other dimensions may be important.

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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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