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Latest posts by artjak

Beloved Lavender bushes dying

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:32

Just looked at my lavender bushes outside the front fence, they look awful; only bits of them alive. I think they might have to go, also the horizontal Juniper.


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:30

I think birdy is right, unless you have fed them something which they didn't like.

Runners beans

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 13:22

They are going to twine around the canes, so I would think it doesn't really matter, except they will initially get a smidgen more light on the outside of your structure. I presume you are creating a wigwam or a tent shape.


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 13:19

I found these two little carmers in the garden this a.m. I put a pencil next to one so thet you can see the size. Are they the Spanish Slug?


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:20

Really stunning happymarion


Posted: 20/05/2013 at 00:03

I did a course recently on composting so I will try to find out for you; it could be that the wormery became too cold and they died, or you did not feed them enough so the simply left,

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 00:00

Leggi, I love your writing

Verdun, I have only just dicovered this thread; it is too late at night to discuss this, but it may be bamboo sticks at dawn


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:42

Dove, I would love to but you are Norwich and I am 55 miles away at the nether end of Norfolk, on the cusp of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire - even my postal address is Cambs, which annoys me, but we are all at the mercy of the Royal Mail - they keep changing my post code too.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:37

Woodgreen, what joy, tree peonies can take up to 2 years to germinate, well done!

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:31

The bench is made from woody roots as far as I understand, have had it for 9/10 years and treat it with oil. The rose is interesting; bought it for £1 from Morrisons in January, 'House Plant' guaranteed to flower for 3 weeks. I could not bear to bin it after that and the flowers were a bit of a mess frankly. So, potted it on (there are really about 5 tiny rose plants there), hardened it off for several weeks in March and hey presto - the flowers are now really healthy and maintaing their structure, which they weren't doing as MISERABLE OUT OF SEASON HOUSE PLANTS. Sorry to shout, but really how could they do this to roses? Stuff several into a tiny pot and force them to flower in January?

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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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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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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