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Latest posts by artjak

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:12

Roses were out last week before I gave them a haircut, pansies, white bacopa is still in flower, helichrysum, helibore and snowdrops, winter jasmine. In the g/h; alstromera, pelagoniums and penstemon. None of these are flowering profusely, but it serves to remind me that the year has 'turned' and spring cannot be far away.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:06

Sorry I didn't post last night. I had a brilliant day with the other forumatti (another new word?). It was so interesting to find out what others have as a garden and what their gardening passions are.

I adored the dogwoods and they have some spectacular large trees there. Also a second hand bookshop

I avoided the cakes (can't eat wheat and they had no gluten free cakes - shame on them!)

That Katherine Hodgkin was a very strange plant; very discreet colouring (like something out of the Farrow and Ball paint catalogue) and yet en masse they had a curious luminous quality which was very attractive in a slightly spooky way.

I can assure you that the photo is completely wrong; we are all size 10

Greenhouse help

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:09

Go for safety glass! And the biggest that you can afford.

getting started

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:04

Welcome Barbara, happy gardening

Green house heaters

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:01

Blairs, it is a lean-to on the wall of my studio which is very rarely heated. The heater is actually120 watts and apparently is what was recommended by the electrical supply place for a 6x8 g/h. I too have my doubts, which is why, a stated above, I will be using insulation next winter

Welcome to tools and techniques

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:20

I use wd40, but only a tiny amount.

Green house heaters

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:05

Clueless, the heating tube is 24" (61cm). I can't remember how much it all cost, but the electrician got it all at trade prices.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:55

See you all there tomorrow

Old Herbaceous Border

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:16

Yes, to remove ground elder I would dig up the plants that are near it at least and really go through their root systems, removing every little bit of the ground elder roots. Pop them in a bucket with some water, dig some well rotted manure in and replant. Sounds like a lot of work, but it really will be worth it

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Just some pics that I took 
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