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Latest posts by artjak

Gardening

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:22

I agree with various people above, plant closely and keep an eye on the ground in spring; pull out weeds then and by summer there is no room for the little b....s

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 20:03

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

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 20:02

I remember seeing orange slugs in Eastern France about 35/40 years ago; they had a frill around their middles, a bit like a ballet tutu. So far have not seen any here in the Fens, but the slugs this a.m. were 4 to 6" long Why were they all in the road? I was very puzzled by that.

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

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:31

Saw a huge fox this morning, bump...and about a zillion black slugs

Gardening

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 00:07

BusyL, I agree, weeding is a regular part of gardening, rather like vacuum cleaning the house

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

Discussions started by artjak

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: Yesterday at 19:55

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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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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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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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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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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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

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