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Latest posts by artjak

Looking for a house plant that thrives in shade and is VIBRANT.

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 16:51

The 'string of hearts' that nutcutlet recommends above did very well when I lived in London; I hung it from the ceiling by a North facing window, it lasted for years and eventually reached the floor.

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 16:47

The only problem I've had here in the Fens is not sleeping for 2 nights when the gales were howling around the house. In the morning I expected to find a scene of devastation; one bucket had rolled around the garden, and that was all.

I feel so so sorry for people who have been affected by floods, or had their chimneys blown down, my heart goes out to them.


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 16:40

I agree with KEF, go for the biggest that you have room for. I love my greenhouse; it has changed the way I garden.

What is your most dazzling plant in your garden

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:16

At the moment, it is the winter flowering jasmine which I cut back hard in the early summer and it has responded well to that.

Help with London garden for rental

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:14

If you are going to be away for some time, you will need a managing agent to organise emergency repairs etc. They will know of gardeners that their agency uses, they will also as part of their contract view the property from time to time, including the garden to make sure it is being looked after.

Talkback: How to winter-prune trees and shrubs

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 10:20

I'm glad you said that Verdun, it gets me out of going out in the next few days to trim my small leylandii hedge. (I inherited it with the house)


Posted: 27/12/2013 at 10:12

NB2, I usually start a fresh compost bin with a shovel of horse manure to ensure the red worms are there, but on my compost course we were told that they always seem to arrive anyway; 'as if by magic'.


Posted: 26/12/2013 at 15:36


Posted: 25/12/2013 at 17:49

I have heard that you must not put citrus waste into a wormery which has brandling or tiger worms (they are striped). I don't think that a small amount of citrus peel would affect the red worms commonly found in compost bins, I frequently put citrus in mine. Sometimes as Tom says, they can get too hot, or perhaps they are breeding; who knows. From time to time a few of mine also make a bid for freedom. A compost bin, unlike a wormery has many, many different small creatures helping the compost process.

help mince pies

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 17:59

Happy Christmas nut, could I have mine with cream please?

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

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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Last Post: 22/10/2014 at 09:59

Weed Killer and compost bins

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

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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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

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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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

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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