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Latest posts by artjak

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:24

Just went to check on the Robins, and they have gone! Could they have learnt to fly already? Will check tomorrow to see if nest is still empty (there were no feathers about, so I don't think anything has attacked them) and will take a proper pic of the nest, which seems very neatly made.

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:18

Dove, I used to use the lanolin based stuff, but it did not really agree with my skin. One of the best skin treatments I have ever used was when I treated myself to a hand treatment at a fancy place in London. They nearly passed out when they saw my 'building site hands' and plunged them into warm paraffin wax. Apparently it used to be a treatment for arthritis sufferers to ease the pain, but it gets all the dirt out and leaves your skin soft. I then bought a block of it from the chemists and used it in a bain marie for several years.

Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:08

Miss Wilmotts Ghost is a most amazing white/silver.

Zone Planting Guide

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:06

Also, a small island like Britain has far more changeable weather than a large landmass, so here we tend to rely on trial and error, experience and daily weather forecasts

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:01

I've just remembered a good way of cleaning gardener's hands; mix 1 tsp of sugar with a little liquid soap and rub it well in. It gets rid of all the ground in dirt

Gardening Grandad

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:58

Wonderful! I love scarecrows

help!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:56

Welcome purpletrace Any plants that you need to know about, someone on here can help with especially if there is a photo. Just click tree icon above your text to upload a pic.

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:50

Susie, I agree 'gloves in a bottle' is good, but pricey and I often forget to put it on. When my hands are badly cracked I use Germoline as hand cream, then cotton gloves at night or elastoplast during the day over the cuts. When they are getting better, I use Aqueous Cream about £4/5 in any chemist for a large tub, again with gloves on for first 10 mins. Also use it as general moisturiser especially good for the feet after wearing sandals and gardening. I add a few drops of essential oil as it is scentless.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:43

Thank you Dave

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:42

Sounds fine to me too

Discussions started by artjak

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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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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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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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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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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Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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