Latest posts by artjak

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


Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:18

Good morning, Ali Newbie; I don't see why it should be too late for the leeks - mine are being hardened off outside the greenhouse; but I was still pulling up last years leeks this March. Chilly outside, time to do paper/work

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:09

figrat, I don't believe that female pee is in any way inferior as a compost accelerator to male pee Either way, some people think that it should be diluted. Also; if your compost is working for you then just carry on doing it intuitively; that is all I do.The 50/50 rule is worth remembering when the compost is NOT doing it's stuff, then we have the knowledge to rectify it.

A cautionary tale about compost; I have been hearing over the last couple of days about a chap in the next village who had a compost heap next to his wooden shed; he fed it with chicken manure, it over-heated, caught fire and his shed went up in flames with valuable tools in it. So we need to make sure that our compost heaps/bins are situated safely.

New Lawn has dead patches

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:49

2 square patches, are they whole squares of turf?

Overgrown rockery

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:47

How about some photos?

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:44

Sue6, just scrunch up the paper, see above, the idea is to get loads of air into the mix. Without air it is just a dank soggy smelly pile. I am no scientist, so cannot explain why, but the mix of air and green/wettish and brown/dryish vegetation (which includes paper - made from trees) makes 'black gold'; compost. The mix should be 50/50

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:39

Dove, you know I live nearly 60 miles from Norwich, so sadly, no, I wasn't. Next time you are passing by, leave me a message and drop in and tell me all about it.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:07

FG, Oh yeah; that's what they all say!


Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:04

Force 9 gales here in the Fens; am going to weed the veg beds, but with 2 jumpers and a scarf on!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:01

I agree; finally I don't have to endlessly accomodate difficult people who are paying my fees any more, honestly, I could tell you stories about some of them that would turn your hair back to it's natural colour...

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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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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