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Latest posts by artjak

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:24

Is it alright to have several stars?


 Campanula (of some kind)

 White Hollyhock

 Rainbow chard


Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:20

I have a Master Composter event at Hunstanton allotments on 10/8, which I am really looking forward to as I adore allotments. I think the forumatti gang should go if that is the only date available to you; I can always go to Beth Chatto's at a later date.

SuperN, will look that up, I think James Wong is the guy who promotes 'grow your own medicine'.

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:56

What are those sad plants behind it?

Quince Pollination

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:51

I don't have many this year either.

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:50

Welcome Ben, I don't know what part of London you are in, but Clifton Nurseries in Maida Vale, Petersham Nursery in Sheen area or the one next to Turnham Green Tube Station would all have a selection of plants and pots; if weight is an issue, suggest that you get a plastic/fibreglass pot, they can look really good these days. If you make too specific a choice right now, you may run the risk of not being able to get it by Saturday.

What can I have thats large instead of troughs at the front of a house! Help

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:54

I have just had timber delivered free from a nearby merchant for a project. Some pieces are over 4m long, so less wastage..

Paul, are you worried about visitors driving through your door? Or other road users? If it is visitors on your drive, you could just paint a few large stones/pots white so that they see them.

There is a house not far from me; I think they have rebuilt their front wall 5 or 6 times in the last 13 years. Drivers (I'm thinking of drivers who have had a drink and perhaps 'borrowed' a car) do not realise there is a T junction there and just drive straight into their front wall. The latest reconstruction had big steel girders within the brick. This may sound harsh, but their house is only a metre or so behind the wall. Who wants a drunk uninsured driver in their sitting room?

This house now has a load of small reflective arrows on their wall pointing in the correct direction. Hope this helps.


Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:35

That is quite amazing Bob

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:31

B-L, thank you for that link.

Road building anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:28

a1154, have you asked the farmer what he would recommend for longevity with tractor use? I walk my dog on the tractor trails around where I live, they are all grass and they form serious ruts that you would not want to take a car or van over, I think you need something a bit more solid than just grass.

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:23

corncockle; what a lovely compliment to us all I absolutely agree about compulsory gardening: to all those who say,'bring back National Service', I think young men and women should all spend 1 year at Kew Gardens, or similar as apprentices. Then they would not be entering adult life thinking that farmers 'grow mud' or throwing away an apple because there is a spot of earth on it. Those last 2 items I read this week about children's beliefs about their food.

Discussions started by artjak

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: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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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 
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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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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: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

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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