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Latest posts by artjak

Green house heaters

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 08:31

Clueless, will take photo when it stops raining and post it

New Garden!

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:42

It would be grat to see some photos of your new garden when you get there!

Green house heaters

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:39

I converted to electricity as paraffin is now so pricey, smells and produces so much humidity. I now have a tubular heater attached to a frost buster which kicks in when the temperature drops to about 7. The electrician said it would use about as much as a 100 watt bulb.

Rose Pruning

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:29

I've just given my roses a prune to get them in good shape; I'm in the Fens and it isn't very cold at the moment.

Paper shreddings

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:26

I agree with Obelixx, the ink is no longer toxic

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:54

Bumping this up in case there are any last minute comments.

Compost question

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:52

Tracey, It was a 2 day course with Norfolk Council and Garden Organic (a charity). We are expected to do 30 hours a year promoting composting in the community (last year I did 75 hours and loved every minute). The Council supply us with a gazebo, a wormery, tables, publicity material and quizzes for people to play. We go to village and church fetes, allotment parties, primary schools etc.

Water butt advice

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 17:28

I agree with clueless; it won't cost much to replace the downpipe when you leave (as long as you don't live in a 3 storey house), then you could take the water butt with you. Check the price of downpipe first though, there are some fancy ones that may be pricey.

Compost question

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 17:25

On the composting course I did, they said the worms simply come 'by magic' and it does seem to be true. Also, I think they are not ordinary garden worms; redder, smaller and thinner. Every time I open the lid of the bin there are a few lingering on the edge of the lid.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 10:41

Velly welly I think.

Discussions started by artjak

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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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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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57

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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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:29

plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 19:27

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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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 22:06

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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