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Latest posts by artjak

Winter flowering cherry - Prunus subhirtella 'autumnalis'

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 10:42

I have always wanted one of these; but am also concerned about breezy Fenland winters. How big do they grow and can they be pruned?

Jet Washers

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 10:39

You can join 'Which' for £1 for a month and read their reviews.

2014 - The year of the garden

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 10:36

What is the orange area? Do you need a rotary dryer? Or a washing line? Shed is a good idea, perhaps with a strong slightly sloped roof so that you can plant succulents on it? What era/colour is the architecture of the house; this will influence the paving material and the style of the garden. Will the stream be very hard edged and modern, or cottage garden and informal? Have you seen pictures of the effect you want? Barbecue area? Dining in the garden on summer evenings; is the area that gets the evening sun going to be big enough for a table and chairs? Why 2 paths? And presumably 2 bridges? Sorry to bombard you with questions, but as a designer queries like this send my little brain into overdrive!


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 10:24

Tom fertiliser sounds like a good idea. I have heard that I should remove any tiny figs that have formed now so the plant gets a fresh start in the spring. Does anyone agree?

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:28

It looks great; it would have to be a day out when the evenings are lighter for driving back.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:23

GMaiden, the pot is plastic and more than half a wheely bin in size, I don't have anywhere to plant it in the earth; I always understood that figs like to have their roots confined.

Dove, I did not realise that they are so thirsty; will remove the other plants. It will make it look a little bare as pot is about 60/70cm across at the top. Did you feed it at all?

Verdun, I love 'my' blackbird more than I love figs; perhaps I should put paper bags over the young figs?

Just a Canadian laugh.

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 17:04

laughed till I fell off my chair!


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 16:59

Gardenmaiden, my fig has been in a big pot for 10 years, facing South for the last year, against a wall to protect it from North and East. I am lucky if I get 1 fig per year. It shares the pot with some low growing plants and a variegated ivy with a drooping habit. What am I doing wrong, should I feed it?

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 16:50

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 18:16

Nut, thank you, Chicky; I do also; Cambs, Norfolk and Lincs. Which are your 3 counties?

Discussions started by artjak

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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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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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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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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