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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 12:05

Monday bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 12:05

Hope everyone had a great weekend

Budget patio ideas?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:00

Justine; are you any good at applying concrete? I saw something in the West Indies that might work and be cheap-ish. Use a jack hammer to break up the current surface to use as hardcore. Pour on cement, preferably tinted to look like york stone/sandstone/whatever. When it is starting to set, using a suitable tool (of your own devising) scribe into the concrete to emulate the dips between real stone.

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:44

nin, whatever wind born seed is landing by your veg; just rub your hand over the soil as the seedlings achieve a height of 2 or 3 mm. That pulls them out by the root and at that small size they will have no resources to survive.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:40

How are you Rosie? Sunday evening bumperama

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:39

Sunday evening bump; have a great week everyone

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:57

Bump

Larkspur

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:55

Nigella also did that to me;it has taken about 7 years to eradicate and I still have a few this spring!

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:44

It may be Ground Elder?

beds

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:43

Is this gravel Wills? or larger stones?

I suggest that you google top-soil and compost; see which is the cheapest and have quite a lot delivered. I would also add well rotted horse manure. In my raised veg bed I use the bought, spent compost from growing last year's tomatoes. I get the 125 litre bags of Verve from B&Q, as a wrinkly if I buy on a Wednesday I can use a pensioner's discount card and get 10% off.

Hope this helps

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: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

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? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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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 
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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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