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Latest posts by artjak

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:50

Susie, I agree 'gloves in a bottle' is good, but pricey and I often forget to put it on. When my hands are badly cracked I use Germoline as hand cream, then cotton gloves at night or elastoplast during the day over the cuts. When they are getting better, I use Aqueous Cream about £4/5 in any chemist for a large tub, again with gloves on for first 10 mins. Also use it as general moisturiser especially good for the feet after wearing sandals and gardening. I add a few drops of essential oil as it is scentless.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:43

Thank you Dave

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

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:42

Sounds fine to me too

Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:51

I have just got the plant; Miss Wilmotts Ghost. Apparently named after Miss Wilmott, a keen gardener who sowed the seeds of this eringium giganteum(?) everywhere.

Welcome to tools and techniques

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:48

susie61, I use my own compost, sieved for sowing seeds and mixed with some sharp sand to help drainage.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:42

Massive grass snake

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:40

My Jack Russell caught and killed a shrew/vole type creature this a.m. as we were out on a walk. I am praying she does not catch sight of the snake as she would probably go for it.

GW

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 08:56

what sport?

Anyone knows what is this yellow-leaf plant?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 08:45

Houseplantgirl; you may be right, the plant reminds me of ones I have seen in Barbados and they have a lot of croton type plants there.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 08:36

I can't see clearly as they are in a dark corner, but I think there are 3 or 4.

Discussions started by artjak

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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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

Cuttings

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

Watercress

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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