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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 15:37


Music in the Garden

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 13:24

KEF I love that poem; do you know who wrote it?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 13:20

Flossie Flo says 'bark' She sits by my feet when I'm on the computer, growling every time someone dares to walk down the street.

Vertical gardening ideas

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 13:18

Dove, those are sensational and Edd's pics too.

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 13:13

nodislab (or is it basildon) I have not had probs with Verve in the past; it occurs to me that these big stores probably get their compost from many different sources, then bag it up with their logo on it. That would explain the difference in quality that seems to happen.

Growing flowers in my veg plot?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 13:10

Dove, that sounds lovely; can we see pics when it happens?

Micheal, I think Dove's advice is sound; I grow potatoes in bags, they do well and then the spent compost can be used for pots of bulbs in the autumn, or on the veg bed (if you are not going to grow potatoes or tomatoes there)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:33


Growing flowers in my veg plot?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:32

I always seem to have self seeded marigolds in the veg beds; they apparently keep aphids away? Anyway, they attract pollinators which is good.

Why are you leaving the plot fallow for a year?

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:30

Berghill, thank you so much for that information

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:28

You need to make sure that included is the 'stand' without that you don't have the height to get your watering can under the tap, also included should be the system for interrupting the downpipe. When my builder and I bought from them a couple of years ago, we got a deal which was ; buy one, get one half price.

If you now compare prices with Wickes, B&Q etc, check that the stand and the downpipe adaptor are included; a lot of firms count them as extras. Also check the litre capacity of the butt, they vary.

Discussions started by artjak


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 19:20

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 19:19

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

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


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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