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Latest posts by artjak

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:37

Hester, I always cut back the delphs hard after they have bloomed and they keep on going, year after year, often with a second bloom

Herniaria Glabra

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

I think that is what my little lawn area provides Nut. I will be cutting the lower branches off the pear tree in the centre of the lawn in the Autumn as am fed up with mowing the lawn and feeding the birds bent double! I am hoping someone who has grown this will tell me if it will seed all over the flower bed Or if it is very hard to establish.

Beautiful Thugs

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:27

Obelix, I had problems growing Chinese Lanterns and really persevered; then they tried to take over the County!. it took days of digging, down to nearly 1 metre to get rid of the roots, which filled 3 sacks. That was after about 3 or 4 years of growth I think. Plant Nurseries really should warn about toxic plants and also invasive ones.

Having said that, Japanese Anemones are not invasive where I have put them; poor soil and pretty dry.

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:21

I expect a complete, guided photographic tour, since I can't make it. I will post pics of wonderful Hunstanton allotments in exchange

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:18

Stunning Verdun

Beautiful Thugs

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 12:36

Chinese Lanterns

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 12:35

Those above are lovely, especially the first 2, what are they?

Herniaria Glabra

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 12:28

Has anyone used this as substitute lawn? As my lawn is tiny, am thinking of changeing to this. Would need to sow seeds soon (seedaholic have them) to pot on for winter and plant out in spring.

Would like info/opinions on this please

problems with pear tree

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:50

and another bump...someone is bound to come along soon who can answer this

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

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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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

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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