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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:54

In my experience, seeds often germinate even though they are passed their use-by date, except, I believe, parsnips.

I am so glad that it is all working so well

Jeannie, don't overdo it will you?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 18:00

This is really brilliant that plants are now moving in a westerly direction

I have nothing large enough yet to be moved and planted out, but will have soon I hope.

plants and container for small rockery

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:57

A lot of people do this kind of thing in an old, shallow ceramic or stone sink/trough. Sedums and alpines I would imagine are the things to plant. The effect can be very attractive.

Cosmos seedling problem

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:55

Quite a few of my seedlings have done this too; the tomato newsletter that I get suggests a drop of water issued via a pipette, but frankly, the seed casing will fall off soon anyway

Here we go again.

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:53

need close-ups of 1 & 2

4 MAY be a philadelphus, but cannot be sure.

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:58

I keep the garden tools in my studio, but in no way is that my potting shed. I use the greenhouse; 6x8 lean-to, I built my own staging and I use part of that as a potting bench. Made a shelf below the staging which has large plastic boxes for spare pots and seed trays (they get very cobwebby if they are not in containers). I sometimes put a stool in there and sit with a cup/glass on chilly evenings...bliss

SFord, we will need to see pics

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:52

Yes ph, I remember seeing this on BBC website. So they are still pumping away after all these weeks; it is impossible for me to visualize just how much water there is in that area. I really hope that these people can reclaim their homes and gardens soon

gardening and mental health

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:49

I agree that it is good for stress and the weird thing is that whatever huge challenges I set myself gardening-wise, they never give me any stress.

Talking on the phone to a friend yesterday I told him that I had spent the previous day on my knees digging up claggy clay with a crow bar. He is about 10 years younger than I and he was amazed; gardening keeps you physically fit and I strongly believe that being healthy in your body can really help the health of your mind.

What is good for the heart is good for the brain.

Need advice on very small, boring garden!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:43

Is all the soil covered at present with decking/gravel? could you get access to a little?

Pics would certainly help, plus some idea of budget, and the 'look' that you would like to go for; modern, urban, tangled cottage style etc and what period is the house?

Indoor Watering at Height

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:38

When I lived in a truck, I had a foot pump attached to a 5 gallon water container and I could pump water into the little sink via a tap. I got all this equipment from a caravan supplier, but it was 42 years ago But this technology is bound to still be around.

I assume the roots of the plants are several metres up in the air? Perhaps some pics would help us to advise you.

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