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Latest posts by artjak

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:29

OL

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:09

I don't think that is blight, could it be sunburn? I'm sure someone who knows more will come along soon

Water Butts

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:08

madP, what a brilliant idea.

What a difference 24 hours makes

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:02

Today was cooler than it has been for a while; makes it far easier to work outside without collapsing

Plant Hunters Fairs 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

We do have fantastic plant auctions in Wisbech. A neighbour had a huge area a couple of years ago to turn into an herbacious border; she and I went to the auctions and had such fun

The problem with these auctions is you often have to buy a whole tray of plants. With the larger things you can buy singles. I have seen serious London garden designers gobble up a 'lot' of roses cheaply; wonder what the sell them on at

Wood charcoal ash

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 15:50

I know wood ash is fine in compost (coal ash: NO) I don't know really what lump wood charcoal is, sorry

Hardy Hibiscus

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 15:48

Someone told me once that Hibiscus need water even more than heat. Mine is planted outside the front fence on very poor almost sandy soil, facing South West, it gets watered once a year if I remember. Perhaps they thrive on neglect?

Plant Hunters Fairs 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 15:43

The nearest Plant Fair is 137 miles away; they all seem to be around Birmingham and points West of there.

Dinner time

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 15:33

Followed, vaguely, a recipe on you tube; chopped onions, garlic, cook for a while in a little oil; add chopped calaloo and chard plus coconut milk, cook till reduced a bit. Et voila! Jolly nice too

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 15:30

BB, you could use the watering can or bucket in future for flowers; when I met Top Bird at The Old Vicarage Garden Outing, she said that she had been taught to tie the flowers with twine before placing them in the vase and that stopped them from flopping about.

That blue and white vase is great for them

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: 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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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? 
Replies: 19    Views: 1208
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 
Replies: 5    Views: 301
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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