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Latest posts by artjak

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: Yesterday at 07:31

Hosta, what part of the country are you in to have such a thin layer of soil? Are you half way up a mountain? I often plant things at the edge of the drive, and that is solid clay; I always know I'm in for several hours work with a crow bar

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:04

Chris, do you only have one? You may find it easier with 2; one to fill and one to 'cook'.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:02

O.L. it is a whole CD; am now listening to 'Next'; Jaques Brel songs sung by various artists mainly in English. My newest CD is Stratus sings Weill, sadly too much of it is in German, though there are translations in the booklet.

Ants in compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:58

Brummie Ben, thank you for that information.

Lilly3, it is probably better not to use ant powder as you will probably kill all the other little creatures that actually make the compost. If you can bear it, just follow brummie ben's advice.

I would only put chemicals into a bin if there is a wasp's nest there.

Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:02

There is a problem with Provado; it probably affects bees, which as we know are really under pressure and without bees, all our food plants don't get pollinated and then ...well.. we all die of starvation.

Having said that, one year I sprayed the soil before the lilies started to grow and had no lily beetles.

If anyone can tell me more about Provado and bees, would be grateful.

 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:56

Busy Bee, that is why I use emoticons so much; to try and get across the spirit in which things are said.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:54

Potted up yet more to take to Somerset. Think I will stop now so plants can put on some growth and settle into the pots.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:52

Finally got in from the garden and endless potting up for flooded gardens and am listening to Tom Waits; Beautiful Maladies; just wonderful

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:50

nut

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:49

Carry on carrying on Mike

Fairy girl, your jokes are brilliant; I would say that you and Verdun are neck and neck

Discussions started by artjak

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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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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Last Post: Today at 21:03

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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Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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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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Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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lisianthus

Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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