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Latest posts by artjak

Help critique front driveway plans

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:57

Kate, I think all your ideas are lovely; except replacing the gravel with paving. Apparently, because water can't drain away so well it is a contributary factor in localised flooding.

About the flowers, what colours are you looking for?

I have the Rose Compassion over my porch; will try to post a photo later - it is spectacular and depending where you are in the uk, can keep flowering up to December.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:51

Do they eat snails and slugs?

bee success

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:50

That is really good nws

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:47

In the Fens, Norfolk. I saw a much smaller one vanish into the same part of the flower bed about 5 years ago; perhaps the holes I sometimes see in the ground are not rat holes, but snake holes.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:42

I was sitting on the terrace reading about 3 ish when I saw something move out of the corner of my eye; it was a snake about 1m long. I did a vertical takeoff, like a Harrier Jump Jet from shear surprise. I'm actually rather fond of snakes and once did a days work with a python wrapped round my neck I checked online and it was a grass snake, not an adder. It was very beautiful; it raised it's head to me and then slithered off into the flower bed.

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:36

Was very pleased with RHS on line.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:33

A bit of a bump in case anyone is interested

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:30

I'm leaving them well alone, I don't want the parents to be frightened to feed them

planting between shaped bushes on a fence (tall structural plant ideas please)

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:06

I love them, my garden is small, but growing tall things compensates.

Sweetcorn novice

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:04

Pig C, you can often see that book in Charity shops

Discussions started by artjak

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

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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