Latest posts by artjak

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:43

Ooh, I can just see my shadow as I was taking the pic

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:42

 Looking East as the sun was setting, the trees were luminous

......the good guys

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:37

I'm bumping this because these people were by far the cheapest suppliers of garlic, I got fed up with trawling through sites offering garlic at silly prices.


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:35

Thanks for that advice Verdun, I was wondering about the best grouping, in the past I have planted them too sparsely and they have looked a bit sad.

How far apart would you put the plants?

Need an easy use composter

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:32

Bobby, it does not need to be stirred like a C...m s pud (we aren't allowed to use the C word in October ) just shimmied around a bit to get air in there. Compost needs Nitrogen and Carbon, (greens and browns) but it also needs AIR! The good news is that it is FREE. It only needs a little energy from you to turn the compost a bit to enable it to be aerobic, not anearobic (slimy and smelly).

Need an easy use composter

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 17:31

I spoke to one of my fellow Master Composters recently about tumbling comosters, there are several things to be aware of; you have to fill it all at once, leave it for a few days to build up some heat and then turn it frequently. If it does not have a gearing system, apparently it is quite hard to turn and there is a danger of turning the whole thing over.

Another fellow M.C. has a husband who is an engineer and she is going to get him to design one that is easy to use.

My 3 Dalek bins are very easy to turn, using a compost stirrer (amazon £10ish) and then remove the compost from the small apron door at the base.

Remember to have a 50/50 mix of greens and browns (paper/cardboard etc)

University Project

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 17:23



Posted: 25/10/2014 at 17:17

Just bought a load from the wonderful Moat Road Nursery, 80p a bunch, bare rooted. I suggest you google local nurseries, they are often much cheaper than Garden Centres like Dobbies and B&Q.

Or as Dove suggests, car boots and street markets.

Bubble Wrap Greenhouse

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:32

Heat rises, so wrapping the roof would be logical, but I have never wrapped my g/h, though perhaps I should.

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:28

I agree about the Russian Vine, also known as mile a minute. It is pretty impossible to keep it in check.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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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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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

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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