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Latest posts by artjak

Buying plants on line

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 10:47

Sinevegas, It sounds as if you did really well. One thing I should mention; in my experience, once you have been bitten by the gardening slug you never have time to sit and look at the garden.

Buying plants on line

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:33

Ooh yes, I'm a sucker for bargain corner, there was very good advice on Gardeners Question Time recently about 'rescue plants'; take them out of the pot to see what their root system looks like. I have never actually done this in a nursery, does anyone do this often and not get shouted at by the shop assistants?

Buying plants on line

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:58

In the last year or so I guess I have bought plants from; my favourite local garden centre, an un-favourite g.c., a pound shop, on-line, flower shows, plant auctions, car boots, yard sales, local fetes (a v. good source). If the plant is right and the price is good then I'm not fussy where it comes from. I usually go on line to find out more about it before planting.

siting compost near greenhouse?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 21:47

Phew, that's a relief.

car tire planters

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 21:46

Bless you gardengirl, I was ticking myself off for behaving like an art critic. I think your project is wonderful, whether you paint it or leave it would depend I guess on where you are going to put it? What the other colours around it are like? What you are going to plant in it? Someone mentioned that you could leave it black and have lots of plants spilling over the sides, I think that could look good.

siting compost near greenhouse?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:47

Bazza73, I am so pleased that other people are compost crazy. I sometimes feel like a missionary trying to convert fellow gardeners to composting.

Green Johanna Composter ???

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:38

I have just looked at a pic online; it looks like a grand version of my two compost bins. There should not be any screws at all, as sotongeoff says there is a hatch: perhaps someone screwed it down to stop rats/small children/dogs from getting in.


Posted: 26/11/2012 at 14:53

On my lawn the collared doves and wood pigeons do a fairly good job of hoovering up after the goldfinches, who have pretty appalling table habits.

Help with identifying a plant

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 10:50

sotongeoff, your pic reminds me of some clients years ago; I was doing paint effects in their house and they made it very clear that nothing could be green as they percieved it as an 'unlucky' colour. 'But what about your lawn?' I said. They instantly changed the subject.


Posted: 26/11/2012 at 09:29

If you put out fat balls, you might get them to stay.

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