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Latest posts by artjak

Garlic

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:45

I'm in a similar quandary; garlic starting to yellow, but on the elephant garlic, no separate cloves have developed; I thought that this was down to the mild winter, but will look at all those useful garlic websites later and learn more about it

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:41

Chicky, that lot looks fabulous

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:39

Philippa; you are so right

Roses too high above fence

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:12

It looks pretty leggy; I would cut it back hard to about knee height this Autumn. Does it get any sun on this side of the fence, or is it stretching up to get sun from the other side? Also I would suggest feeding it with some granular rose feed, according to instructions on the packet.

Help Red Beetles

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:10

If you don't want to use Provado which can kill bees I believe, then just put on some rubber gloves if you are squeamish (like me) and pick them off and stamp on them.

Enjoy

Joining

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:08

Welcome to Runnybeak and Nanamaz

new member just joined

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:06

Hello to all the new members and Kiwiflyer, I hope you are feeling better

It is so good that new members keep joining; never be wary of asking questions - we are all still learning (me especially).

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:56

BusyL, I don't use Facebook, so I can't keep in touch with progress; perhaps someone braver (and younger) uses Facebook and could tell us

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:53

I was at a clients house this weekend; she is a brilliant cook and I always look at her great collection of recipe books. I found this really fantastic book for fruit and veg growers; Able and Cole, Veg Box Companion by Keith Able (or Abel). £12.99, but may be cheaper on line. This is not an ad; I've never heard of these people before, but was impressed by things like radish leaf pesto

Turnips

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:14

I have been harvesting small turnips all week; shaved them with the potato peeler for salads (carpaccio of turnip), sliced them fine to steam. They were all about golf ball size or a bit smaller. Delicious and slightly peppery. Added the leaves to soup with the first pea pods (already emptied), then after blitzing the soup, passed it through a mouli legume; delish

Discussions started by artjak

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: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
Replies: 39    Views: 1035
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
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