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Latest posts by artjak

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:30

It's a Boragey sort of thing?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:27

Nut, I am loathe to differ with someone so knowledgeable, but I think there is a Soloman's Seal in there, along with the Allium

weed seedlings

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:44

...and there will be some weeds in with the manure, but Dove is right; let things develop for a while; even experienced gardeners would not be able to identify a lot of things at 5mm tall

Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:40

I would ask the seller about the best locations; after all if they are selling such a huge variety, they should have some expertise

Plant detective needed!

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:38

Welcome DiggerD, happy gardening

Leaning tree in our garden...

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:36

I would get quotes from 3 tree experts and make sure they have proper qualifications; there are a lot of cowboys around

Expensive gardening mistake - help needed

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:34

I still say; heavy duty chicken netting, fastened well into the soil and then plant in pockets, cutting the wire where needed.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:31

bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:29

bumping with frozen fingers; had a glorious day in the garden until just now when, though the sun was still strong, it got mightily cold. Dashed around putting all the trays of seedlings back into the g/h and the cons.

I counted how many pots I've got to take down to Somerset and so far it is only about 70, but there are many more seedlings to be potted up and put on, hopefully, a spurt of growth before mid May. The wonderful orange Papaver seedlings that I dug up and potted about a week ago are settling in well (at least they don't need bringing in at night!)

Nutcutlet very kindly gave me some Allium Italicum the other week; I planted it on the dark side of the rockery, where only Corydalis seems to thrive and just now discovered some Solomon's Seal in there with it Thanks Nut

I remember the first time ever going to Chelsea Flower Show, on the last day when everyone is buying plants like crazy. Finally the show closed and we all shuffled veeeery slooowly towards the only exit; me carrying 2 HUGE pots of Soloman's Seal, one for my neighbour (when I still lived in London) who was a member of the RHS and advised me and taught me so much. All the gardeners shuffling along were so lovely and friendly, no one was irritable or bad tempered, and when we finally got out of the area, I'd made friends with a charming man; I guarded all his plants, he went to get his car and gave me a lift home. All along Cromwell Road, cars had small trees coming out of the sun roofs, boots tied open with rope and small forests in the back.

The memory of that day, triggered by finding that Soloman's Seal, made me focus on why I want to help those gardeners in Somerset; because I've never met a nasty gardener

My Seedlings

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:59

Isn't it wonderful; am growing Delphiniums from seed this year as am completely addicted to them and it was starting to become an expensive habit

Discussions started by artjak

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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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: Yesterday at 21:38

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57

worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 18:34

Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:29

plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 19:27

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 14:42

Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 22:06

Become a Compost Expert

Free training to become a compost master 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 23:53

Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Last Post: Today at 08:04

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 13:45

lisianthus

Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Last Post: 13/01/2014 at 12:53

Garlic wars!

Garlic cloves are being dug up. 
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Last Post: 22/12/2013 at 21:31

email responses

Why don't I get email responses 
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Last Post: 06/12/2013 at 18:02

Yellow sticky fly traps

Has anyone made their own? 
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Last Post: 09/06/2013 at 12:58
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