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Latest posts by artjak

Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 00:00

I use split bamboo in a couple of places; the bamboo lasts, the little wires connecting it rust and break after about 5/6 years.

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:57

BusyB, those are lovely

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:52

philippa, that is very interesting. Last Autumn when there was a danger of East Anglia flooding because of high tides (as happened in 1953) I spent hours trying to contact the EA, both by phone and on their website with no luck. I complained sharply by email and the response was 'that they hadn't realised so many people would try to get onto the site'!!! If local responsibility is taken out of their hands that can only be a good thing; they seem to me to be out of touch with the reality of flooding.

Foxglove 'Illumination pink' propagation

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:47

Mine have finally flowered in this, their second year, they are so small that for a minute I thought they were snapdragons! I am not an enthusiast for them now.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:42

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:41

Great that you can come with me Nut

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:29

Rosie, thank you so much for posting those pics; it brought tears to my eyes

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:49

I have had some Delphs for at least 5 years. You can take cuttings in early spring for growing on for the following year. I don't seem to have many problems with slugs on them, though if it is a new plant I put pellets down for the first few weeks.

maximising greenhouse space.

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:46

I have a 6x8 lean to g/h, with an apricot fanned out on the wall (apricots are ripening as I type). I built my own staging, 8' long down one side with a shelf underneath with big plastic boxes to keep flowerpots, saucers etc. An old shower tidy on the wall for odds and ends. At the moment there are San Marzano toms, peppers, aubergines, stawberries and cucumbers. I overwinter a lot of things in there and germinate a great deal in late winter and spring. I now have a heated propagator on kitchen windowsill, so some things start there then go to the g/h. I don't grow anything in the ground inside the g/h except the apricot.

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:38

I'm up for it; Nut, I could take you; it is 1.75 hours going via Cromer to avoid Norwich traffic.

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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