Latest posts by artjak

What is it?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:29

Bird lady, I posted pic of flax on 'Summer is here' thread

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:28

Birdy Yes it has been cold here too.

Runner bean problem please help

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:25

Lazy G, far from being 'silly' I have decided to keep those in the greenhouse from now on, so there!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:23

 Flax, don't think I have posted this before

 A nameless Clematis


 Rose; Shining Light

 Rose; Margaret Merrill

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.

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Plant photos from French hols

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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

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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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