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Latest posts by artjak

Gardener come.....

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:20

Murals and special effects in paint, semi-retired. That means I don't have to work, but still do some projects.

Piping for tunnels/cloches

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:53

B&Q do 8' lengths of white pipe, which I have used.

YORKSHIRE PUDDING … .. …… .

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:47

I love cooking, but have never made Yorkshire Pudding. I heard a wonderful story about it years ago from a Scottish friend; her father came back from the 2nd World War to Edinburgh raving about this wonderful stuff that the English ate called Yorkshire Pudding. He found a recipe for his wife to use. She dutifully cooked it every Sunday. It wasn't till my friend came South to London as a twenty something in the sixties that she realised that Yorkshire Pudding should be light and fluffy, not a large heavy pancake! She also realised how much her father must have loved her mother not to say anything critical about it

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:39

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:33

The more the merrier

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:45

Some people I know in London have this plant in their front garden. Is it hardy? Should it be fed and when? Any ideas?

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:47

I don't know about Laurel, but Privet is pretty forgiving, it may be worth trying.

flowers

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:10

Verdun

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:07

I often use organic chicken manure pellets, if I was creating a new bed I would dig them into the top few inches about a week or so before planting. I have never bothered to read the instructions though; they may say something different. Always follow the guide lines on quantity per sq. metre.

I did once have problems with either a fox or a dog digging up earth where I had just sprinkled the pellets on and had not bothered to dig them in.

Water Butts

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:03

I bought some butts from a water company, it was 'buy one; get one half price.' Remember to get the stand and the drainpipe attachment too. I now have, 1 on the studio, 1 on the lean-to greenhouse, 2 on the house. Even with my smallish garden it is possible to empty them on a hot summers' day, and that is with a watering can

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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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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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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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Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Become a Compost Expert

Free training to become a compost master 
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Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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lisianthus

Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Garlic wars!

Garlic cloves are being dug up. 
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email responses

Why don't I get email responses 
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