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Latest posts by artjak

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.

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:21

I've given up trying to post the number of birds on the rspb site.

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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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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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

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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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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