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Latest posts by artjak

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:47

I have found that even with large pots, sometimes the rain just misses them - depending on which direction the rain is falling. Even after quite heavy rain, some pots are still pretty dry.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:41

How lovely to hear that. But how sad that houses are still empty, I cannot begin to imagine the difficulties some families have been through.

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:55

Ooh yes, let's see a photo; just click on the tree icon above the text

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:53

humid day bump

Lawn imaging

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:52

Sadly it isn't just new builds; I have worked on building sites for decades and frequently seen builders ruin a garden; sometimes in a matter of hours, just by mixing concrete without putting down a tarp and putting scaffold poles and planks on top of flower beds. But there are tidy builders who respect people's spaces, though I don't think that happens on new builds; it's all about the money and burying rubbish is cheaper than a skip.

Roses too high above fence

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:47

Dove, I suggested a hard prune so that snowa can start again, training it from lower down, but if the branches are maliable enough to train horizontally now, then go for it

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:31

How lovely; makes it all worthwhile

poorly clematis

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:44

...and feed it tomato food

Poorly Courgettes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:40

Take the flowers off when the courgette is half grown. You can stuff the flowers and cook them. I have been told that if you don't remove the flowers they can cause the end to rot.

Indoor rose has no blooms

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:36

For the last 2 winters I have bought very cheap indoor roses from Morrisons and elsewhere. They flower well for a few weeks. When the weather gets warmer, I repot them into Verve compost or similar with Fish Blood and Bonemeal mixed in and put them outside. They will then go on to flower in the summer, which is their natural time for flowering. I don't quite know what the Nurseries do to get them to flower in January!

I have one that bloomed very well last summer, it is now in it's second year, it's doing ok, but I know that it would flourish more in open ground. I don't expect it to last another year.

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: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32


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: 1079
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


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: 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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