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Latest posts by artjak

Ants in compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:58

Brummie Ben, thank you for that information.

Lilly3, it is probably better not to use ant powder as you will probably kill all the other little creatures that actually make the compost. If you can bear it, just follow brummie ben's advice.

I would only put chemicals into a bin if there is a wasp's nest there.

Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:02

There is a problem with Provado; it probably affects bees, which as we know are really under pressure and without bees, all our food plants don't get pollinated and then ...well.. we all die of starvation.

Having said that, one year I sprayed the soil before the lilies started to grow and had no lily beetles.

If anyone can tell me more about Provado and bees, would be grateful.

 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:56

Busy Bee, that is why I use emoticons so much; to try and get across the spirit in which things are said.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:54

Potted up yet more to take to Somerset. Think I will stop now so plants can put on some growth and settle into the pots.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:52

Finally got in from the garden and endless potting up for flooded gardens and am listening to Tom Waits; Beautiful Maladies; just wonderful

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:50

nut

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:49

Carry on carrying on Mike

Fairy girl, your jokes are brilliant; I would say that you and Verdun are neck and neck

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:43

MM, they are quite large (though can't say that I'm a caterpillar afficionado) Are they ok to have around?

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:41

Hosta I am always soooo pleased to hear about people composting

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:29

What are the brilliant emerald green caterpillars that I have sen this year? Anyone know?

Discussions started by artjak

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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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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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

worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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