artjak


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What are these?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:08

Top pic; foreground on right with blue flower, Jacob's Ladder. Large bush behind it with yellow flowers, Hypericon. On the archway, some kind of Jasmine. Last pic; Fennel.

Sorry don't know the rest, but someone will. Good luck with your new garden

Broom

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:01

I read that you cut broom back by a third straight after flowering; have done this 2 years running with mine and as Vernon says - you end up with a neat green shape.

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:50

Clarington; you can also use plumbers thin plastic pipe as a support for netting - very cheap

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:43

Lizzie; all the best for you and your garden

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:10

Zoomer, I don't know about having a year without lilies; I only started to grow them about 4 years ago, and within 1 year the beetles arrived. I guess they are like carrot root fly; they scent their favourite plant from a long way off.

Flax

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:02

Verdun and Margaret, I'm with you on that; it is one of my favourite flowers and just keeps going; such a heavenly blue.

Help to tidy up garden borders

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:58

hello Justin; I would start off by weeding. If you don't know which is a weed and which isn't, just post photos on this forum and people advise you. At this time of year some plants will need a bit of a hair cut; again, post pics for advice. Good luck with your garden, which actually looks rather nice

Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' help!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:53

My Key Lime Pie loves being in almost total shade in the summer; it gets more light when the trees have dropped their leaves. It is not very vigorous; I have to protect it from encroaching Corydalis, but if I keep up to scratch on that it does well.

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:47

I have found that even with large pots, sometimes the rain just misses them - depending on which direction the rain is falling. Even after quite heavy rain, some pots are still pretty dry.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:41

How lovely to hear that. But how sad that houses are still empty, I cannot begin to imagine the difficulties some families have been through.

Discussions started by artjak

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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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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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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