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Latest posts by artjak

Greenhouse Infestation

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:00

They do like dry conditions; one way to tell if your compost heap/bin is too dry, is if you have loads of ants in there.

Can soft fruit bushes be transformed by pruning into cordons?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 19:18

I did this with 2 gooseberry bushes. I had not realised how large they might get. Cut them back ruthlessly one Autumn and tied them with wire into the East facing fence; they are doing fine

Greenhouse Infestation

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 19:15

The ones with wings may be flying ants. Last year I used the yellow sticky fly traps to combat various insects, have not, so far, needed to use them this year. My mother always used boiling water on ants; but you need to find out where their nest is and use it there.

Weeds to lawn

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 19:12

Any weed killer should state on the container when you can plant again. Just read the small print

Dinner time

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 19:02

I think we should all pat ourselves on the back for producing what is probably pretty organic food for people to eat

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 18:59

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53901.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53902.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 A nice jug and a pickle jar

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

Not a bad crop, considering I couldn't water them for the duration.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 18:48

Wendy, that view is just lovely

Today's stars in my plot (agapanthus not quite out yet) are;

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53898.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53899.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 Heuchera 'Pinot Gris' I love this plant, the leaves are so subtle

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53900.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 3 perfect cucumbers and they are delicious

Celery blanching

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 18:44

Last year's crop, I was still harvesting into the new year! I tend to just pull up a plant when I want celery soup

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 18:40

I have now emptied the potato bag and had a crop of Charlotte spuds. I took some photos of the nest;

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53896.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 The whitish area at 10.00 is the ghostly remains of a tea bag, the misty area in the middle is hair from the Jack Russell's coat, in the spring I put the hair in a flower pot lying on it's side with a bit of hair; dog's and mine, poking through the hole in the base for the birds to use.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53897.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 The underside is old leaves, whether they gathered there naturally, or the Robins brought them there I don't know.

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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Cuttings

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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Watercress

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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