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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:52

Lyn, it wasn't just the flooded houses, I think that far more gardens were flooded and also some gardens were bulldozed to create a barrier against the rising water.

Watercress

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:11

...And Busy Bee 2 too!

Watercress

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:10

Swiss Sue, thank you so much for that info. I will send you a watercress sandwich when they are growing

New to gardening need advice

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:05

cleverduck, welcome. As it is your first year, I would recommend buying small plants from a nursery to get you going; for example I don't think strawberries are normally grown from seed.

I get Verve compost from B&Q 125 litre bags; I get it 10% off with my 'wrinkly' card, so if you know a pensioner persuade them to come with you!

Very small seeds, it is worth seiving the compost that you cover the seeds with.

In the main, the instructions on the packet will tell you quite a lot of useful info.

Hope all this helps

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:58

Do check about the herbicide; there is a wild plant that is poisonous for horse; I think it is Ragwort, some owners hand weed their fields, some use chemicals.

I keep my (single estate) horse manure in black rubble sacks with clothes pegs on top and so far my Jack Russell (who also is partial to horse manure) has not shown any interest in them.

I too put it fresh around the roses, not touching the stems and use a shovel in the compost bin every time it is turned; really speeds things up in the bin.

Morning Glory

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:50

Not only are they sensitive to cold but the slugs and snails love them, so provide really good protection from the minute they are planted. I often take the base and top off a plastic bottle and put that around them.

Help needed please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:44

Genovese, I suggest you google how large it will grow and also if it is a very thirsty type of willow as some willows can take moisture from the foundations of your house, causing subsidence. I believe that a willow should be no closer than 85' from a building.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:42

Dear Mike, I do hope your treatment works fast and well; please keep up your posts, even if you are feeling down or uncomfortable, we'll try to cheer you up.

All my best wishes go with you.

Problems with private messages

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:35

Daniel, will we ever get back the emails notifying us that a followed thread has a response?

red ants

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:33

My mother always used boiling water on ants in the garden, but I guess it would not be too good for the soil.

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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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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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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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? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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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

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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