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Latest posts by artjak

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:06

If the carpet is latex backed, the floor won't be able to 'breathe'. Just try rolling the carpet up and leave it to stand for a week or two.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:03

Since I may be a little late arriving, I have given nut my mobile No. Perhaps there is a cafe where people could meet?

Compost question

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:47

Compost needs approx. 50% greens and 50% browns (nitrogen and carbon) to add more 'browns' take sheets of newspaper and ball them up and push into compost (that takes air in too). The cardboard centres from kitchen roll etc can be pushed in to help with bringing air into the centre. I shred paper from my business and add that. Very important to turn it a bit: when it goes slimey, turn it once a week.

Amazon have a selection of compost turners for plastic bins. I would not add any carpet with a latex backing. You also don't need to add worms. If you can get a shovel full of horse manure that would be a great help.

Talkback: Microgreens on your window sill

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:40

Recently I grew radish as a baby plant as a garnish for a Nigel Slater version of celeriac remoulade. They took far longer to grow than I had anticipated, so the lunch party came and went without the garnish I also think it is a waste of seed at todays' prices. All right for v. expensive restaurants perhaps.

Damping off

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:36

Before sowing seed, I water the compost with warm water, when seed has sprouted I whisk off the plastic lid immediately.

Decorative Stones = Wet Garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:32

On my drive, my builder used some DPC we had left over, then punctured lots of holes in it with a garden fork, then laid the gravel on top. It has worked now for 13 years.

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:30

Would there be cake for a prize?

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:25

bumpity bump

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:24

KEF, that is her 'Dobermann' look

little ann, that top one is gorgeous!

Gardener come.....

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:21

I agree, weyplotter, it is a privilege to read these biographies.

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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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 14:42

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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