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Latest posts by artjak

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:05

Swiss Sue, borrow a pig, it will find the nuts!

Valerian! it self seeded in my bit of garden outside the fence, and I don't like pink. But I have seen a white version which is quite nice. The original pink version is one of the worst thugs I have ever come across; it will seed in gravel with membrane underneath, between paving stones, in fact anywhere.

Yellow sticky fly traps

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 12:58

Thank you both

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:15

Chicky, so many blooms, wow

Bay tree dying - Newt?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:10

ThunderB, you are not very far north, I am in Norfolk and have lost several Bays over the last few years, partly because of the cold, partly there is some fungas/disease that is attacking Bays so I have been told. My neighbours thought that they had lost a big Bay, but eventually it revived.

I agree with nutcutlet, they do not need ericaaceous compost, in fact that may be stressing it. Give it some time and it may recover.

Yellow sticky fly traps

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:06

As a new owner of a greenhouse I became aware that white fly can be a major curse in the G/H. Yellow sticky fly traps were advised, went to various cheap places; ended up having to get them from B&Q at £4.98 for 5! If the greenhouse gets quite hot you have to change them quite frequently; it starts to get expensive. Online, I found American recipes for making your own involving stuff we can't get here (Tanglewood) Another recipe suggested coating yellow card with petroleum jelly (Vaseline). Has anyone had any success with this?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:08

Gardening F, sadly I don't have space for Wegelia. I think they grow to about 2 or 3 m tall and wide.

Fairy G, I think that being a parent, a worker, AND taking on another new garden means you deserve a new wand.

How long until my philadelphus/ mock orange flowers?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 18:18

Have you researched feeding it?

What is it?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 18:17

The Bird Lady, it is stunning, do you think it would grow in this climate? If it doesn,t then flax would give you a similar flower.


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 18:13

GardeningF, I agree with greens and whites in shady areas, so cool.

Aubergine help please!

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 17:56

Becka, I bought an expensive 'grafted' aubergine plant last year, the first year I had a proper greenhouse and it did very well grew to about 70cm and produced about 6 or 8 big fruits. This year just got an ordinary aubergine it is now 30 cm, but it is starting to flower. Mine is in a big pot and I will probably feed it for the first time this week. Next year I hope to grow several from seed but they have to be planted in February I believe in a warm place; could be your window sill?

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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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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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

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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