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Latest posts by artjak

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 19:27

Smack your wrist FG

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 19:25

I can get there by 11.45

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:15

That's ok Nut.

Dove at present I can do 11th or 18th.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:13

Chicky, that looks soooo professional.

Does anyone know of a propagation year planner pls?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:12

I am going to use the Garden Organic wall chart (The veg growers planner)as an aide memoire next year for veg, sorry can't help with a cuttings calender

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:09

A local farmer has offered me loads of Bramleys (he can't sell them as there is a glut caused by Russia not buying stuff from EU!)

So have been looking online for recipes. Anyone out there got a good one? I have an efficient juicer if that helps or I can chop them in the food processor.

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:34

Lovely pics

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:20

I have messaged Daniel about the wrong number and he will mention it to the appropriate person

Red slimey worms

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:17

They come up for air when it is too hot.

Luctong, if the bin is smelly, get a compost stirrer (about £10 on-line) stir the compost up a bit, take a newspaper and separate all the sheets, scrunch them up and put them in and try to stir them in to the compost.

Do this again a few days later.

After about 10 days it should not smell nasty any more.

Are you putting large amounts of grass clippings in all at once? This can cause the bin to become anaerobic/smelly/slimy. The aim is for an aerobic system, so air must be incorporated and you need the balance between greens (nitrogen) and browns (carbon).

So always add scrunched up newspaper in layers with your grass cuttings and other greens.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

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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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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