Latest posts by artjak

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:34

David, I have the hinged type of root trainers and simply place it in a gravel tray and water from the base

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:24

...but apparently in France more people die from wasp stings than 'viper' bites. Snakes in our part of the world are pretty shy creatures and we were always advised when hiking in the Pyranees to take a stick and bash the rocks as we approached them to warn the snakes away. The same trick applies if you are anxious about rats/mice in compost area; bash the container with a stick each time you pass it and the vermin will soon move to your neighbours bin

Green house heating

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 15:36

I simply have an electric frostbuster which kicks in at about 6 or 7 centigrade.

Paraffin is pricey these days unless you have 500 litres delivered! It also smells pretty vile.

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 15:29

Thank you Lesley and Daniel Haynes for sending me copies The article said that 100 plants had arrived; well I took 12 crates I think which were way more than 100 and everyone else sent 100's Perhaps the writer misunderstood

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 15:26

Good luck with it David Let us know how it goes.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 15:25

Nut, yes very near but not part of the Hotel(?) I think as it is run by volunteers. You could come to me first and I will drive us there.


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:19

I plant them between late September and late October, a good 20cm apart and deep enough so that just a tiny bit shows. If weather is v. dry give them some water, keep them weeded and bingo; next June or July they should be ready.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:16

FG, I love the colour of the sedums

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:12

Peanuts, I think Lesley is probably right in that you cannot copy printed material without permission and re-produce it on a public forum. Perhaps I'll ask Daniel Haynes if he could post it

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 18:26

Bumping this

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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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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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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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Advice needed on propagation 
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