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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 10:36

...and so are you Rosie.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:16


Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:15

Borrow a Jack Russell, it's what they do

Nut free bird seed?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:13

I just feed sunflower hearts bought in a large sack from the local feed store and a big sack of niger seed bought on line. Since all the Starlings seemed to have vanished from the Fens over the last 3 years, the fat balls that i make with linseed or buy are never eaten.

I am newbie here

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:10

Jameslu, those trees are very graceful. I love growing vegetables, soft fruit like gooseberries and black currents, and lots of flowers, especially roses.

How cold does it get in the winter where you are? and how hot in the summer?

Where I am in the East of England, the temperature does not usually go very far below freezing, though we can have some surprising winters.

Patio Rose

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:05

Helly, never be embarassed about asking questions here; we can all be surprisingly ignorant

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:03

Everos, I agree; I try to keep as many as I have space for during the winter; cheaper and the plants have a flying start.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:01

I feel I should apologise as my taste in music is soooo different, but what the hell; it's OPERA and I LIKE IT. Just got back from seeing Don Giovanni, from the Royal Opera House transmitted to my wonderful local cinema; The Lux in Wisbech. Divine singing, brilliant acting and a bloody good story, actually a bit scary at the end.

But I do love dancing to the Detroit sound, much to the bewilderment of small mutt.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:52

Clarington, that is a great idea about nearly dead plants, esp. at B&Q (they don't seem to know about water there)

I am trying to work out how I can make a primitive 'tray' or shelf to go in the Vauxhall Astra, to take more trays of small pots on a second tier, without squashing the first layer.

I've got quite a few Verbena Bonariensis in fair sized pots


MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:47

You can get a dvd of Geoff Hamilton's programmes (I was told about it on THIS Forum, as I remarked that I do not like T.V. Gardeners who have to be 'personalities'). I like his very straightforward approach, without any hideous attempt to be 'winsome'. (that is me being winsome)

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Growing info please 
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plant I.D. please

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Just some pics that I took 
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