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Latest posts by artjak

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:41

What an amazing amount of superstition, and from nurses of all people!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:37

A very big thank you to Peter at Moat Road Nursery in Terrington St. Clements Norfolk, for donating about 200 flower pots and he is going to carry on stock-piling them for us

When to harvest

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:23

I harvest when the foliage starts to look a bit lack lustre; it works for me. Then tie them up and hang them in the house away from direct sunlight. Can be a bit garlicky for a while but not for long. Am still using garlic from last summer.

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:15

Edd, I spent 75 hours last year talking to people about making compost at public events and can assure you that an awful lot of people do not understand the green/brown  (nitrogen/carbon) balance needed for a working compost heap so that compost acceloraters/ addition of scrunched up newspaper/diluted urine can all help

Planting Advice

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:11

Could you show us photos? especially the proximity of the flower bed to the grotto?

Keep the Little a lighters Out

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:09

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:08

aaargh! too complicated; I'm far too busy gardening to get involved in something so defracted and complex.

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:57

I believe the prevalence of Yew trees in churchyards is because these trees were popular amongst pre-Christian religious groups and the church colonised the pre-Christian 'holy' grounds and built their churches there.

Edd, I was always told by my seriously gardening family that the reason for putting a few crocks in a pot was to create an arch over the drainage holes so that they didn't get blocked by compost; therefore allowing good drainage. It also explains why old broken flowerpots (with a curve) are the best things to use.

With urine and composting I have been told on my compost course that it is a good compost accelorator, but should be diluted; human urine is pretty strong stuff.

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:44

ceninp, I would agree


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:42

Is this in a container Caroline?

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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

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Emptying a compost bin

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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Become a Compost Expert

Free training to become a compost master 
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Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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