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Latest posts by artjak

Garlic wars!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 17:17

There are very few squirrels around here; in the Fens we don't have many trees. It may be birds, will cover with semi rigid green wire netting that I use to protect the peas from pigeons. Thank you all for your advice

Fox gloves

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 13:21

Patsy F, what is the name of that foxglove, it sounds wonderful.

Garlic wars!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 13:18

Something is digging or pulling my elephant garlic cloves up. Each day I find one or two just above the ground, barely anchored by their roots. Any ideas as to what it is and how to stop it?

Garden Bench

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 13:16

If you can't find the teak ones, you could use planed treated timber, not the rough stuff.

Growing your own fruit and veg to donate to food banks

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 13:11

Grace, it is a lovely idea and I'm sure you will figure out a way to make it work.

Plant support

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 13:09

Brilliant idea! The ones in shops are pretty expensive.

Compost bin

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 13:04

Lancashire L., I use one also; got mine from Centre for Alternative Technology about 6 years ago; there are also ones that are like a big auger or drill bit.

Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 18:32

Welcome Catie.

I don't remove the leaves from the geraniums, just give them a bit of a haircut. The ones I really need to keep go on the shelf, not the ground in the slightly heated greenhouse.

Compost Bins

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 18:28

If it is speedy compost that you are after, make or buy a 'tumbling' bin. This gets frequently rotated and speeds up process. The drawback, as far as I understand, is that you fill it all at once. The hot bin is great, but costs about £130. It's fairly new, but have seen it work at Royal Norfolk Show and was pretty impressed. You can even put meat and fish in there once you have got it up to temperature and working properly. I'm hoping the price will come down.

Compost ingredients

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 18:21

Dove, same here, it is all rather visible; means I have to keep it tidy

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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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: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

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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