Latest posts by artjak

Water butt treatment

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 19:52

Curriscottage, that is a brilliant idea

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 19:49

Wonderful photos from everyone

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:49

An 'outside' story, rather than gardening; when I was a child we lived near East Grinstead, very 'stockbroker belt' we had a lovely mongrel from Battersea dog's home who was a bit mad so we called him 'Bonkers'. Nearly every day he would escape the garden somehow, so the entire family would go out into the garden every night and shout 'Bonkers'. God knows what the neighbours thought of us.

Overgrown rockery

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:39

I'm with holliehock, dig out the ones you like and pot them, then dismantle the thing as far as poss and start again. Uploading photos is not that scary; if I can do it anyone can as am not a technocrat.

Compost bins - tips welcome!

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:36

The wire under the bin to deter vermin is a brill idea.

There is a new type of bin that I saw on the recent compost course; a 'hot bin'. It is £129, gasp, I understand it is being made by one guy in a shed, so hopefully the price will come down when Dragons Den or similar fund him. It is made from very sturdy polystyrene type material, it is 3 or 4 cm thick, about the size of a domestic wheely bin. The heat enables you to put in ALL kitchen waste as far as I understand. I have seen it for sale in some catalogue also.

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:30

Veggie, is everything better today?


Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:28

Good afternoon everyone. I planted different types of carrots in 5 really big plastic pots; Wilko's 'large' carrots, Autumn King, Early Nantes and Chanteney red cored. I then placed some very thick polycarbonate on top for about 10/15 days. They germinated, Early Nantes being the slowest. They have caught up now and they are all about 2cm tall. I am not a scientific gardener at all, but I think some veg seeds need a bit of heat to get going.

Weird, wet and windy in the Fens today, so it has been a sewing not sowing day.

Blanket Weed

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:14

Welshonion, do you know why it will be illegal?

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:32

Poor veggie it sounds like the evening from hell, you definitely need cake; stem ginger, clementine, chocolate, or are you more of a courgette or carrot cake person?

what makes a good window box / Basket

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:26

Auntie betty, I love the sound of lavender with purple bacopa

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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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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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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