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Latest posts by artjak

greengage tree

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:40

Hi elaine, last year was really awful for fruit trees; my pear and quince both produced nothing, so it may have been the weather and this year has been pretty cold so far. I would leave it to recover from the strange weather.

Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:37

Dove, was it you who mentioned rhubarb and custard cake recently? Any chance of a recipe?

Cat Poo in the compost !

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:34

Quote from my new book on composting;Toxocara is a dangerous disease that can be found in dog and cat poo and can be passed on to humans if handled. They do not recommend composting either.

Garden Paint?

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:25

Just had a look at the link above; colours are a bit unsubtle? There may be some water based paints that you could use, like externel masonry paints but check for suitability. Suggest email Dulux Paints, and other firms; they have paint boffins who are dying to share their knowledge.

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:21

The Fens; Hostas are still asleep in fairly deep shade.

Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:16

What temperature are they? Are they on a window sill, what direction is the window facing etc?

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:13

Verdun, You can get orange Ranunculus and the Erisymum Apricot Twist is orange.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:59

Nut C; Oh my gosh I was at a big plant auction yesterday with a neighbour who wanted to fill gaps in her huge herbacious border and I am sure I saw what you are describing, but sadly did not write down the name as we were going for geums for the front of the border. But Uncle Verdun will know I am sure

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:55

Ooh yes, a name for the hellebore, it is so beautiful! Cheery PB, how about a competition for a name; you of course would be the judge.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:37

Uncle Verdun can do anything. Even type in his sleep. I am a big fan of geums. I have a lovely orange one.

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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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: 22/10/2014 at 09:59

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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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

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: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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