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Latest posts by artjak

Saving private Sunflower

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:54

The sunflower hearts which I give the birds have self sown all OVER the flower beds. First I would tie them in to a cane to stop them getting wind damage, a few slug pellets and if you think it is being attacked by birds, though I have never experienced this, a plastic bottle with both ends cut off for the first few weeks may help; I do this sometimes for Morning Glory.

Cuttings

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:50

I am a newcomer to cuttings; have used this process pretty successfully to propagate for the flooded gardens appeal. But now I need advice. I want to dig up my massive, but delicious, Lovage to make space for Globe artichokes. I want to plant lovage in a big pot; how can I take cuttings from the existing plant?

Also, lovely tree peony has to go to make way for more veg; can I take cuttings of this, I have heard it takes up to 2 years for seeds to germinate

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:46

Sat eve bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:44

Just done the first Compost Master event of the year in King's Lynn; gazebo blew over in wild and windy conditions - my colleague and I finished feeling as if we had been sand blasted! But picked up a possible 2 more gigs. Sat eve bump.

minitree

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:41

It seems to be linked to facebook, which I am rather wary of.

Gardening music

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:40

brilliant!

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:34

Wow!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:29

morning bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:28

Gold stars to everyone; plants look v. good nut

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:27

I believe Jerusalem Artichokes are related to the Sunflower (girasol/jerusalem). The Globe Artichoke would make a fabulous architectural plant for the back of the border.

Poddington; artichokes are great for a diet as they are so fiddly, the effect slightly ruined by having home made mayo with them

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: Yesterday 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

Cuttings

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: 1205
Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
Replies: 34    Views: 1176
Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

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 
Replies: 279    Views: 37572
Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

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