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Latest posts by artjak

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:34

SweetP, that set looks great! ...and that garden has real potential; a couple I know moved on Wednesday and the whole of their garden is covered in thick brambles! You have a fairly blank sheet on which to work and I'm sure you will make it look lovely

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:26

Oh dear, a whole lot of pics and comments have vanished. May post them again tomorrow

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:25

Today, Nut plus friend, Dove plus partner and myself went to Castor Gardens near Peterborough. I believe it is about 6 acres, with a large wood with mature trees.

Here are some pics

 The first flower bed, with masses of flowers (I think they have their NGS opening now as so many of their flowers are at their best)

 I have always been slightly repelled by Echinaceas, but have recently changed my mind

 A nice sedum(?) with dark leaves and there is a bee there somewhere

 This looks like a strange version of Nectoscordium

 They seem to love intense colour here

 A glimpse of the veg and fruit

 Definitely greenhouse envy

 I love the elegance of their fruit and veg area

 Ahh, the Ornamental Gourds

 ...growing in this lovely airy gazebo

 which Nut wants!


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:32

David Spikes, I agree about Box; to me it smells of Tom Cats, but no one else seems to be able to smell it

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:03

I heard this on Radio 3 today; a prim 1950's mother, when asked by her small daughter 'What is normal?' 'It's a setting on the washing machine'

Plant with pretty pink flowers

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:00

I have a white version, which flowers now when other flowers are about to give up the ghost. It is planted in poor soil next to a little conifer and has only spread about 6" in 3 years. But I'm keeping an eye on it

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:58

That's a lovely idea KEF.

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

The answer is Dandelion!...and why can't weeds have reviews too?

Dig For Victory

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:49

What a great idea. I agree about a GC donating compost/growing medium. Newspaper pots are also brilliant. Sadly my sunflowers are over and composted. Is there anything else we can do to help?

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

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 
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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: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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