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Latest posts by artjak

Agapanthus versus Dandelion

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:09

People often recommend that when a weed is too close to a much loved plant to dig out/ use weed killer, just snip it off at ground level every time it appears.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:04

Sunday supper bump

Wilko,s

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:56

greenfingers, I saw someone on a gardening programme once say that it was quite ok to remove a plant from it's pot in a Nursery to check on the roots, now I regard myself as pretty fearless, but I'm not quite sure that I have the cojones to remove a plant from it's pot in Wilko or indeed anywhere else to check on the roots.

I am, however, prepared to try this in several large garden centres if I have the backing of people on this site.

New plant to Id please

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:48

Germander speedwell? Lovely out in the countryside; perhaps not in your garden Panda

new plant I.D again please new member

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:46

Get rid of it

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:42

Rosie What I have just done, inspired by you is to line the seed trays (the ones with drainage holes) with polythene as 'saucers' for the pots. I think I could even just make trays (not for moving in and out ) of polythene gripped at the corners with clothes pegs

Glass of wine bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:18

Rosie, it does need to be in g/h or conservatory at night and out in the day, but compost bags in the collapsible crates that I use for equipment could work...

You are a star!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:14

Tea-time bump. I need CAKE!

Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:12

Catie, I can't find out where in UK (or elsewhere) you are. I am just about to plant out my sweet peas that have been hardened off for about 2 weeks. I am in the Norfolk Fens, and yes we have had frost this last week but sweet peas are not that fragile as far as I understand.

Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:09

Is the wall just plain brick, or rendered and painted? How thick is the wall; some friends in Wales years ago planted on top of a wall, in troughs and it worked well; you could make sure that the troughs were really secure. I would recommend for something fast growing; Nasturtiums. Also you could plant a variegated ivy which of course would be evergreen. The other option, which I know as a mural painter is that if you painted a mural, it tends not to attract graffitti. I believe, though that you have to get planning permission.

Discussions started by artjak

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: Today at 08:26

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

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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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

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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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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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 00:21
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