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Latest posts by artjak

Edging my lawn - what to do with the cuts?!

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:54

I enlarged a flower bed in the spring and though I know I should have stacked the turves to make wonderful loam, I just don't have the space for that kind of indulgence So I tore the pieces up and distributed them in the compost bin. The grass was not flowering or about to set seed, so the compost bin is fine.

Recently Manured ?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:50

Bekkie, I quite like that word you invented; 'crubly', it applies to several people I know

Shabby chic

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:39

BM , but I think I should change the name to 'Water Butt Cottage' It's impossible to take a pic without water butts I've got 4 of them as I know plants prefer rain water.

Hope the pics are of some use to Harriet.

Just look at this seed head

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:59

How lovely. Will you be putting it in the g/h?

Foreign Seeds

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:55

I would email RHS about that.

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:51

I was thinking that you could keep your original plants and have the rope/chain and posts

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:31

I would speak to the landlord about this; he needs to widen his drive.

Could you put in some little posts about 75cm high, with rope or chain connecting them?

Starting from scratch!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:28

Lots of cardboard, use boxes that have been opened up (from the supermarket) would suppress weeds, weighted down with some old bricks/stones. But a lot of weeds would, I think, be pretty much dormant over the winter.

Or you could, as someone has suggested on another thread about allotments, do the cardboard and then cover with a mulch like well rotted compost or horse manure. The worms apparently take this down into the earth. This would enrich the soil. But I would just use the cardboard.  (hope the garden is not huge)

Good luck with it. If you have a greenhouse, you could start growing plants from seed in early spring so that you have a cheap source for planting out as the weather warms up.

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:08

F Rose, I don't seem to have got to that stage yet

Any good books for beginners?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:19

I use the Vegetable and Herb Expert. You can often get these in Charity Shops. They may do one on fruit also.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

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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