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Latest posts by artjak

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 18:35

Thanks fairygirl

robinson greenhouse for sale

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 18:33

I agree with welshonion; are you really really really sure you want to get rid of both of them, especially the one that sounds like the Rolls Royce of greenhouses. I bought a new greenhouse spring 2012 and am SO enjoying it. It gives a completely new dimension to gardening.

Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 18:29

Mint survives the British winter fine outside but you could try hosing them down with the shower head if you bring them in for winter

Please help me design my garden - part 1

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:32

Any garden centre will have a soil testing kit for about £5.00 apparently according to this forum you should use water from the water butt (rainwater) to activate the kit; according to Gardeners Question Time on Radio 4 you should use distilled water. My jury is still out on this

Once you have tested your soil you will know whether you can plant acid loving plants like Camellias and Hydrangeas and some Heathers, (but not all). My soil is pretty alkali so I plant accordingly; if I want an acid loving plant it goes in a pot with 'ericaceous' compost.

Please help me design my garden - part 2

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:24

Do you get sun further up the fence?

Nesting Doves

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:23


robinson greenhouse for sale

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:21

Would the buyer have to dismantle it? Could you show us some photos?

Please help me design my garden - part 2

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:20

Laura, this link does not work, could you post a photo here? Then I am sure you will get lots of advice.

Veg through the winter months

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:17

Nigel, your question is not silly at all. Quite a few veg are planted in the Autumn but are not ready until the next spring/summer, like garlic. I am assuming you want veg to eat throughout the winter.

I finished eating the last of the carrots a few weeks ago; they managed the winter well, Chard seems to survive the cold very well, lambs lettuce is a little salad veg also the leeks were ok. I believe there is a form of lettuce that can manage the cold and Giant Winter Spinach, but make sure you plant it at the right time; I left it too late and nothing happened. I expect there are lots more; just avoid trying to grow ones from hot countries like tomatoes and aubergines.

best organic matter

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:10

Home made compost would be very good; if you don't have enough, try googling 'Green Manures'. These are plants like Sweet Clover that you grow and then dig in (preferably before seeds form) Good luck with it.

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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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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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

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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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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