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Latest posts by artjak

wild garlic

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:57

mm wild garlic pesto... I'll be making that tomorrow

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:54

I'll ask again, anyone remember the name of the thread that showed all our locations?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:52

Lyn, it wasn't just the flooded houses, I think that far more gardens were flooded and also some gardens were bulldozed to create a barrier against the rising water.

Watercress

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:11

...And Busy Bee 2 too!

Watercress

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:10

Swiss Sue, thank you so much for that info. I will send you a watercress sandwich when they are growing

New to gardening need advice

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:05

cleverduck, welcome. As it is your first year, I would recommend buying small plants from a nursery to get you going; for example I don't think strawberries are normally grown from seed.

I get Verve compost from B&Q 125 litre bags; I get it 10% off with my 'wrinkly' card, so if you know a pensioner persuade them to come with you!

Very small seeds, it is worth seiving the compost that you cover the seeds with.

In the main, the instructions on the packet will tell you quite a lot of useful info.

Hope all this helps

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:58

Do check about the herbicide; there is a wild plant that is poisonous for horse; I think it is Ragwort, some owners hand weed their fields, some use chemicals.

I keep my (single estate) horse manure in black rubble sacks with clothes pegs on top and so far my Jack Russell (who also is partial to horse manure) has not shown any interest in them.

I too put it fresh around the roses, not touching the stems and use a shovel in the compost bin every time it is turned; really speeds things up in the bin.

Morning Glory

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:50

Not only are they sensitive to cold but the slugs and snails love them, so provide really good protection from the minute they are planted. I often take the base and top off a plastic bottle and put that around them.

Help needed please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:44

Genovese, I suggest you google how large it will grow and also if it is a very thirsty type of willow as some willows can take moisture from the foundations of your house, causing subsidence. I believe that a willow should be no closer than 85' from a building.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:42

Dear Mike, I do hope your treatment works fast and well; please keep up your posts, even if you are feeling down or uncomfortable, we'll try to cheer you up.

All my best wishes go with you.

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: Today at 08:11

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57

worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 18:34

Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:29

plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 19:27

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 14:42

Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 22:06

Become a Compost Expert

Free training to become a compost master 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 23:53

Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Last Post: Today at 08:13

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 13:45

lisianthus

Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Last Post: 13/01/2014 at 12:53

Garlic wars!

Garlic cloves are being dug up. 
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Last Post: 22/12/2013 at 21:31

email responses

Why don't I get email responses 
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Last Post: 06/12/2013 at 18:02

Yellow sticky fly traps

Has anyone made their own? 
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Last Post: 09/06/2013 at 12:58
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