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Latest posts by artjak

What's Your Favourite Gardening Book?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:49

How does your garden grow, by Chris Beardshaw...and actually it is time I read it again! Tells us very clearly and simply how plants work and how to propagate them.

Help ID

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:44

nut, I have the Apricot colour and the white, both growing in heavy clay, but root ball surrounded by a little compost and fish, blood and bone; both in a fair bit of sun.

Glass cutter

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:41

KEF, is your glass horticultural grade or the re-inforced stuff? You may need to get the re-inforced stuff cut professionally. Hopefully someone here will let you know.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:38

philippa, thank you for that information, I'll see if I have stuff nearer the time.

Rosie, when I saw nutcutlet yesterday (we went on an ngs visit) she suggested that I could fit far more into the car if the plants were just dug up and put into plastic bags. Are there people at the plant creche who could then pot them on? I could bring pots, but obviously not compost.

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:12

Edd, I quite agree; that's what I use on the shower head too, though just vinegar works also.

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:10

PoddingtonP, I have never been able to grow Limnanthes douglasii, either in London or here in Norfolk. Is there some trick that I am missing?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:05

Rosie, what is that stuff that looks like dead hair in the background, is it some kind of dead hedge?

My heart bleeds for people in this situation.

I imagine that they are being advised to dig in horse manure to re-populate the soil with the 'little critters' that make the soil productive and living. A lot of those micro-organisms will have drowned I think.

Today, potted up loads of self seeded things from the flower bed like Lychnis Coronaria Alba and an orange Papaver. These won't need much cosseting as they are already hardy (thank heavens as will soon run out of space undercover to nurture seedlings).

Hope you have a good week

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:19

Verdun; for your birthday you are going to get a long weight and a bucket of steam

Agapanthus versus Dandelion

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:09

People often recommend that when a weed is too close to a much loved plant to dig out/ use weed killer, just snip it off at ground level every time it appears.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:04

Sunday supper bump

Discussions started by artjak

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 17:56

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 20:10

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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Last Post: Today at 09:06

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57

worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 18:34

Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:29

plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 19:27

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 14:42

Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 22:06

Become a Compost Expert

Free training to become a compost master 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 23:53

Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Last Post: Today at 10:55

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 13:45

lisianthus

Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Last Post: 13/01/2014 at 12:53
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