Latest posts by artjak

Beloved Lavender bushes dying

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 21:11

Woodgreen WB I agree entirely

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 21:10

I'm still giggling over Maud's story; it is pure slapstick.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 21:06

Fairy G and Deb G, what fab pics.

happy marion, I tried to enlarge your photo, but was told that it has 'errors', not sure what that means.

Verbena B

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 21:03

Holliehock, my verbs self seed in the gravel drive, in any flower pot they can find, in the flower bed, in the veg bed 20 metres away, I'm surprised they haven't self seeded in my hair


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:58

Ooh, they EAT other slugs; I may invite them to tea

Runners beans

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:56

I have been trying to design something quite architectural for the runners, but I only have 1.2m sq. so it will be a double skinned archway. Will post pics when it's done.

I have fantasies about making a pagoda in bamboo for the beans next year

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:53

KEF, it looks great

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:50

This evening I could scarcely drag myself in from the garden; everything is on the cusp of happening. The air is mild, the birds are singing, I am so so pleased not to be living in a city anymore.

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:47

Verdun; a garden, like a house should never be a static thing. How many times a week do you look at the pictures in your house - I bet you never do! That is because they have been there since pterodactyls flew over Hyde Park. A garden which only contains perennials, contains no surprises and for you, the owner is a static entity that you possibly no longer really 'see'. Introducing a sprinkle of annuals here and there can enhance the perennials and make you see them in a different way.

Annuals represent change; change is good for humans, we become stale without it.


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:40

I think Swiss Sue deserves a medal for seeing off that spammer.

Love the painted pot Fairy G, did you use the PVA full strength or diluted?

Discussions started by artjak

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: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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