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Latest posts by artjak

Used Compost?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:36

I put it on the veg bed, and some around the plants on the flower bed - mixed with organic chicken manure pellets.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:22

I love Abutilons, but they don't like the chill in the Fens. Also Alstroemeria, which I would like to try and grow; any tips about this gratefully received. Am also fascinated by Agaves and Aloes, but don't grow them.

Heating the greenhouse

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:57

marshmello, where are you managing to get paraffin that cheaply? I'm having to pay B&Q £7.00 for 4 litres.

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:48

I think we are all suffering from 'cabin fever' because the weather has been so vile. Over the last 2 or 3 weeks I have forced myself to go out in all weathers and tidy/ plant stuff in the greenhouse and generally get organised for when it does get warmer. I feel much better for it; can recomend it

japanese knot weed

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:39

I would contact the Council; maybe they could get your neighbour to deal with the problem in their garden, otherwise it will always be coming through.


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:37

Joel, I do feel sorry for you. I was plagud with a bad back for years, though not the same problem as you have. I now see a physio every 6 weeks and he hauls my back into shape again. What I found very helpful was a kneeler with 2 side supports to help me get up again if my back is stiff or weak. Also using stomach muscles more helps.

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 20:24

How lovely to be welcomed back, excuse me while I snivell.

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 20:14

Have only just come upon this thread, but I gather it is about the lovely Verdun (whose posts I so enjoy) being bullied on the four candles thread. A few months ago, when I had only been on this forum a short while, I received a couple of 'private messages' from someone begging me to go on this thread. I explained that I did not understand what thy were talking about on fork handles; had to do this quite forcefully - twice.

I sort of got the impression that it was a bit of an exclusive club, but like Grouch Marx I never want to be a member of a club that would allow me in.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 20:01

Just wonderful! All of them, thank you for making me laugh

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:09

To be sung to the tune of Frere Jacques;

'Life is but a, life is but a, melancholy flower, melancholy flower,

Life is butter melon, life is butter melon, cauliflower, cauliflower.'

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

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: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

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? 
Replies: 52    Views: 1608
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? 
Replies: 27    Views: 683
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 
Replies: 24    Views: 1058
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
Replies: 19    Views: 1103
Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
Replies: 12    Views: 513
Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54
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