London (change)
Today 13°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 9°C

artjak


Latest posts by artjak

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:33

The more the merrier

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:45

Some people I know in London have this plant in their front garden. Is it hardy? Should it be fed and when? Any ideas?

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:47

I don't know about Laurel, but Privet is pretty forgiving, it may be worth trying.

flowers

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:10

Verdun

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:07

I often use organic chicken manure pellets, if I was creating a new bed I would dig them into the top few inches about a week or so before planting. I have never bothered to read the instructions though; they may say something different. Always follow the guide lines on quantity per sq. metre.

I did once have problems with either a fox or a dog digging up earth where I had just sprinkled the pellets on and had not bothered to dig them in.

Water Butts

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:03

I bought some butts from a water company, it was 'buy one; get one half price.' Remember to get the stand and the drainpipe attachment too. I now have, 1 on the studio, 1 on the lean-to greenhouse, 2 on the house. Even with my smallish garden it is possible to empty them on a hot summers' day, and that is with a watering can

Noob from Lincolnshire

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:59

Welcome pignut

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:57

Ruby, remember when using weed and feed NOT to put the first few mowings on your compost heap, or in the Council green bin. Just bag it up and put in the household rubbish.

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 10:01

I'm sending my count by post.

flowers

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:50

If you are starting a new garden, annuals are useful for giving you plenty of colour in the first year. BUT, there are lots of annuals that you will grow to love for their beauty, also using some annuals with the perennials allows you to change a flower bed a bit from year to year.

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
Replies: 13    Views: 351
Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
Replies: 4    Views: 239
Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
Replies: 4    Views: 278
Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
Replies: 36    Views: 812
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
Replies: 0    Views: 172
Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
Replies: 49    Views: 1439
Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
Replies: 1    Views: 178
Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
Replies: 5    Views: 264
Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
Replies: 52    Views: 1253
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? 
Replies: 27    Views: 509
Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
Replies: 2    Views: 214
Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
Replies: 2    Views: 221
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
Replies: 26    Views: 832
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
Replies: 19    Views: 737
Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
Replies: 12    Views: 378
Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54
1 to 15 of 59 threads