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Latest posts by artjak

Roses too high above fence

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:12

It looks pretty leggy; I would cut it back hard to about knee height this Autumn. Does it get any sun on this side of the fence, or is it stretching up to get sun from the other side? Also I would suggest feeding it with some granular rose feed, according to instructions on the packet.

Help Red Beetles

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:10

If you don't want to use Provado which can kill bees I believe, then just put on some rubber gloves if you are squeamish (like me) and pick them off and stamp on them.



Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:08

Welcome to Runnybeak and Nanamaz

new member just joined

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:06

Hello to all the new members and Kiwiflyer, I hope you are feeling better

It is so good that new members keep joining; never be wary of asking questions - we are all still learning (me especially).

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:56

BusyL, I don't use Facebook, so I can't keep in touch with progress; perhaps someone braver (and younger) uses Facebook and could tell us

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:53

I was at a clients house this weekend; she is a brilliant cook and I always look at her great collection of recipe books. I found this really fantastic book for fruit and veg growers; Able and Cole, Veg Box Companion by Keith Able (or Abel). £12.99, but may be cheaper on line. This is not an ad; I've never heard of these people before, but was impressed by things like radish leaf pesto


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:14

I have been harvesting small turnips all week; shaved them with the potato peeler for salads (carpaccio of turnip), sliced them fine to steam. They were all about golf ball size or a bit smaller. Delicious and slightly peppery. Added the leaves to soup with the first pea pods (already emptied), then after blitzing the soup, passed it through a mouli legume; delish

Are these weeds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:09

Have you asked your neighbours, they may be able to identify it, or a local gardening club. It may be a weed that should not be dug up as some can spread more by that treatment; it may be that you have to use a weedkiller. Good luck with it.

Cane tops

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:03

Frank, thank you for that info

Potato flowers

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:01

My first ones that were planted in bags in the greenhouse and then taken outside later are looking pretty ready; look forward to rootling around later in the week; nothing beats home grown

Discussions started by artjak

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: Yesterday at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

What veg are you growing this year?

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


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


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

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57
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