Latest posts by artjak

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 08:33

I agree, the double form is also often quite ugly, especially in Hollyhocks.

Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 08:30

Joe the G, I agree about weirdly coloured heathers

March in your Garden

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 10:30

Am off down the garden to play with my new toy; a telescopic lopper. There's a willow that leans over my fence from the field and shades my veg bed a bit. Tackled the pear tree on Sunday and it's made a big difference. This week I hope to sow a lot of seeds in the greenhouse.

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 08:58

I was encouraged a while back by someone on this forum to get a cheap second hand set of Geoff Hamilton's DVDs from Amazon. Very interesting, educational and he just gets on with it instead of wasting time on charm offensives.

Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 08:53

Does anyone know what goes into those little sachets of flower food that come with some bunches of flowers? As discodave says, you want to change the water frequently, but you then need more flower food. A scientific friend suggested ; sugar, aspirin and some plant food (baby bio?) Any ideas?

March in your Garden

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 08:47

Discodave, I really laughed when I read about your tea-tasting dog

March in your Garden

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 17:04

Great garden, love the dogs too!

What you haveeaten today?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 17:01

Tiger; it is really splendid; the editing is brilliant and the way it works with the music is marvellous. Some of the images are not too clear, I don't know enough about digital recording of images to say why. Very well done

Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 10:55

Years ago a friend took me to an RHS show in Westminster; we walked through the wrong door and saw an exhibition/competition for flowers. 'Oh', I said in ringing tones, 'It's just a show of paper flowers!' At this point my friend clapped a hand over my mouth and dragged me out of the hall; it was an exhibition by very serious Begonia growers. I have to admit I don't much like them, the pom-pom ones look fake to me, but the ones I have seen growing all year round in Barbados look great.

March in your Garden

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 10:49

Just saw a ladybird on the patio rose; Shining Light

Discussions started by artjak

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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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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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Advice needed on propagation 
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