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Latest posts by artjak

Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 07:02

When I worked in Barbados, a local Nursery owner told me they never had saucers under their plant pots as we do here as any standing water would encourage mosquitoes. I can't understand why a lidded water butt would have mossys. Greg, are the other 2 butts with lids?

Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 06:55

Mine are doing more or less the same, though I have had a few flowers. The plants just seem to want to reach for the sky without flowering much. I, too have been feeding them with multi-purpose plant food, perhaps this is the problem

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:54

I won't get it back till they have checked it back at the warehouse, I will know when my next credit card bill comes through. If it is not repaid, then Tesco have to be very very frightened

swarms of flies in compost

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:50

I had this earlier in the year, I used the lid of the bin to fan the flies away. The moment you add the carbon that you mention above and turn the contents of the bin, it will help. Basically it is the fructose (?) that they are after so turning the bin will bury it a bit.

Tender Perennial.

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:47

Verdun thank you so much for your recommendation for this last summer; it is truly spectacular. Will post pic tomorrow if I remember

Split tomato vine

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:45

I agree with welshonion, though I use masking tape

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:42

Jimbolena, your garden looks very interesting. I like what you have done there

Marigold gone mad

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:40

Did you give plant food to the one next to it?

Help to identify

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:38

I reckon it is a begonia of some sort. Someone else will be more precise.

Roasting

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:37

Went shopping this am and returned home feeling almost sick with the heat. Couldn't do any serious work till 4.00. Outdoor toms were in a state of collapse, though I checked them this am and they had water. It is actually too hot to do any work in the garden from 10.00 to 3.00.

Lyn, here we are just below sea level I believe

Discussions started by artjak

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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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: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

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

Cuttings

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? 
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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

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57
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