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Latest posts by artjak

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 13:44

Sounds like Flossie's kind of chap

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 13:42

Rosie or anyone else who has been to the plant creche; I have left several messages with Andrew, but he has not replied. Can I just leave the plants there in the Farm Courtyard? Anyone any ideas? I will be arriving between about 2/3 pm.

no worms

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:21

Has anyone tried digging in some home made compost, well rotted horse manure or similar?

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:20

Weigela, photinia(?), choisya, evergreen clematis.

How old are your gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:16

My garden was pretty much a wasteland when I got the house in 2001 and half of it was a meadow for hay (it had been part of the field behind). The only thing left from before is the pear tree which was only about 5' high then. Everything else was bought or sown from seed, but now I have discovered how to do cuttings there will be no stopping me. I am pretty ruthless about digging things out that have outstayed their welcome, but usually find a home for them in a neighbours garden. I wanted rid of a big houseplant once and simply put it outside the gate with a sign saying 'FREE' and it was gone by the next day!

I don't think a garden is a static thing; plants het destroyed by a cold winter or don't like where they are situated and curl up and die.

Frank, I was interested to read how often you have moved some plants; I always do it with great trepidation and am very surprised if they survive, any tips on this?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:01

Thank you ph

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:00

It is a really brilliant morning here; hope it is for everyone else

......the good guys

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:38

Have received reasonable little plug plants from Sarah Raven, though the ammi major (?) was very etiolated. Generally speaking am not a fan of this nursery; I was once invited to hear her speak for 2 hours at a cost of £32!!! a couple of years ago. My response was 'I would pay that to hear an International Opera Singer, not a young florist!'

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:28

Oooh, I forgot the Figs, for the first year I may have more than one fig, I have followed advice on this forum (possibly Dove) and though I have not cleared the pot of variagated ivy and a form of perennual alisom, I have been feeding it and this has paid off; I may be buying 3 slices of Parma Ham to have with figs this year!

Getting the perfect lawn [pictures]

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:21

Mike, it is so lovely to hear from you again; hope you are feeling better.

I have always thought that lawns are best left to men, they seem to care about them passionately, I only have a tiny one and it is the most neglected area of my garden. I simply can't get very enthusiastic about a large area of green: flowers and veg just seem so much more interesting

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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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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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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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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