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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:31

How lovely; makes it all worthwhile

poorly clematis

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:44

...and feed it tomato food

Poorly Courgettes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:40

Take the flowers off when the courgette is half grown. You can stuff the flowers and cook them. I have been told that if you don't remove the flowers they can cause the end to rot.

Indoor rose has no blooms

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:36

For the last 2 winters I have bought very cheap indoor roses from Morrisons and elsewhere. They flower well for a few weeks. When the weather gets warmer, I repot them into Verve compost or similar with Fish Blood and Bonemeal mixed in and put them outside. They will then go on to flower in the summer, which is their natural time for flowering. I don't quite know what the Nurseries do to get them to flower in January!

I have one that bloomed very well last summer, it is now in it's second year, it's doing ok, but I know that it would flourish more in open ground. I don't expect it to last another year.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:29

Hot and humid Saturday bump; I ate out at the nice place down the road and explained to Flossie Flo that they only allow really ugly dogs in there - not beautiful ones like her

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:26

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:25

...and CharlieN, that pic of roses is superb

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:24

What wonderful pictures; that brightly coloured little house/shed reminds me of the chattel houses in Barbados

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 09:54

Can't see the nest now as potato leaves have covered it; just as well, the birds will have a bit more privacy.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:11

Discussions started by artjak

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 
Replies: 26    Views: 587
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
Replies: 19    Views: 459
Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32


Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

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? 
Replies: 19    Views: 1571
Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
Replies: 34    Views: 1224
Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17


Anyone ever grown watercress 
Replies: 5    Views: 317
Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
Replies: 279    Views: 38293
Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42
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