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Latest posts by artjak

Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:44

Whoops, newboy; you may not have left it long enough, but that only means that you won't win 'Best in Show' at your local veg show. They will be interesting shapes as they try to avoid large bits in the soil - if you have children, they will find them funny

About the poor germination, I have found my carrots under-performing this year, don't know why; had to re-seed 3 large pots..

no worms

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:38

Wormless, does the earth actually produce good plants?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:36

I'm taking 12 crates of plants down to Somerset tomorrow; am in slight panic, as can't reach Andrew who seems to run the plant creche. But hopefully, as it's a farmyard (?) I can just leave them there. Philippa tells me that it is obvious where to leave them.

Clarington, I don't think any particular person would know all the efforts that are going on, and I guess that sometimes several days go by without much happening. We all, I think, keep bumping the thread so that it does not get lost in the byzantine catacombs of old threads, since there may well be new members of the Forum who are interested in helping.

Now I'm waiting for the rain to stop so I can fill all these crates...will take pics...amazing what can be fitted into an Astra

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 13:44

Sounds like Flossie's kind of chap

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 13:42

Rosie or anyone else who has been to the plant creche; I have left several messages with Andrew, but he has not replied. Can I just leave the plants there in the Farm Courtyard? Anyone any ideas? I will be arriving between about 2/3 pm.

no worms

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:21

Has anyone tried digging in some home made compost, well rotted horse manure or similar?

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:20

Weigela, photinia(?), choisya, evergreen clematis.

How old are your gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:16

My garden was pretty much a wasteland when I got the house in 2001 and half of it was a meadow for hay (it had been part of the field behind). The only thing left from before is the pear tree which was only about 5' high then. Everything else was bought or sown from seed, but now I have discovered how to do cuttings there will be no stopping me. I am pretty ruthless about digging things out that have outstayed their welcome, but usually find a home for them in a neighbours garden. I wanted rid of a big houseplant once and simply put it outside the gate with a sign saying 'FREE' and it was gone by the next day!

I don't think a garden is a static thing; plants het destroyed by a cold winter or don't like where they are situated and curl up and die.

Frank, I was interested to read how often you have moved some plants; I always do it with great trepidation and am very surprised if they survive, any tips on this?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:01

Thank you ph

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:00

It is a really brilliant morning here; hope it is for everyone else

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Rubbish really 
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Any suggestions welcome 
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Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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How to empty a bin 
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