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Latest posts by artjak

Nigella seedlings

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:26

Tonks, in my experience with Nigella the problem for you will be that the garden will be swamped with them. If there is a hard winter and the seedlings don't make it, don't worry; there will be several hundred coming up in the spring

What and when????

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:21

Hello Angela, I think the second one is an Hypericon of some kind. The 2 that I have, I cut them back ruthlessly usually after they have flowered and displayed their berries. They are pretty tough and if it is a nuisance, it will survive being cut back now - as hard as you like.

Sorry can't help with first one.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:00

I'll be clearing out the greenhouse soon and dealing with all the spiders in there

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:54

The Arboretum is a truly magical place. Parts of it are wheelchair friendly. Mike Hume, one of the volunteers there very kindly showed me around for hours, with a wealth of knowledge and stories, it was a great experience.

The reason I went was to find out more about a dog poo wormery that they have. I will do some more research and start a new thread for that.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:51

This morning I went to Lyndford Arboretum near Thetford in Norfolk.

 This is the base of an old water tower

 Young trees being protected from Deer

 A brilliant use for an old tyre, drill holes in the base and attach netting with electrical tyes

 A tree that had to be chopped down - they asked the guy to make the top concave so that compost could be put there and then planted.

 Some of the oaks have been dated back to 1671

 Truely terrifying thorns on 'Rosa Omeinsis Pterocantha'

 Strange bark!

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:41

I've just looked at the BBC weather site and they are saying for next Sat; 16c and a thundery shower, which I'm sure we are tough enough to survive

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:35

 Compassion just keeps on flowering

 Aconite or Aconitum? I don't know, colour is far more intense than shown.

 Not a big fan of red, but loved the velvety intensity of this.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:29

I'll be cutting back the pear tree come the real Autumn. I do envy you Nut, having so much gardening to keep you going through the winter

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:26

Nut. I'm not booking my train ticket until the BBC website tells me that there won't be a monsoon on the 11th. So by about Wednesday we should know...and how are you and Mr. Nut?

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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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? 
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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? 
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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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