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Latest posts by artjak

Help needed

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:20

I spent about 4 years getting rid of these seedlings

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:17

Ph, am back, see other thread

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:15

Philippa; got back to the Fens; drove 600 miles, utterly appalling weather; massive traffic jams, but the worst problem was that Councils don't trim back foliage from in front of important road signs.

But forgetting all the agro; met the lovely man who is running the plant creche, beautifully situated on a farm. He says that a charity called Flag collect the plants every few days and do the distribution. Also he had good news; he reckons that the soil in formerly flooded gardens is not in that bad a condition.

Met up with an old friend in Bristol, we have arranged to do things later in the summer, so in total, a wonderful little adventure

Help needed

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:05

OL, we are all learning...and I expect you could teach us a thing or two!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:03


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:02

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:28

Philippa, thank you. Will just leave them on the concrete bit as he still has not got back to me; perhaps on his hols.

How old are your gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:56

Frank, i agree

Neglected mainly herbaceous border - help needed please

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:50

I would try to weed as much as possible now, to avoid them setting seed. Label everything so even things that have died down by the Autumn, you will recognise. Then tackle it Sept to mid Oct. But do try to control the weeds and the ivy.

Dig in loads of well rotted manure/compost before re-planting.

You could start planning now how you are going to re-position everything. Palais Glide (Frank) mentioned that he has moved many of his plants lots of times

Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:45

...and Parsnip seeds should be pretty fresh, apparently they don't keep, though have never grown them.

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