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Latest posts by artjak

Bamboo canes

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:12

I bundle them according to size, put some garden wire around them and stack them in a huge old plastic flower pot with stones in the base so it doesn't blow over and they lean against a wall; the important thing is that the flower pot has holes in the base so water doesn't stay there. the very long ones are again bundled and tied and rest horizontally on a ledge above ground level in a sheltered area. None of them are indoors.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:07

How wonderful is that? A very big thank you to the 4th Chelmsford Guides

Planting a new trough

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:58

FG

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:57

I should have pointed out that over the fence is a large field...I would never throw snails into another person's garden, that would be too cruel

I do often do the bucket of salt water thing at night with a torch. Also, it is worth finding the nooks and crannies where they hide during the winter and visiting that spot around late Feb.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:51

Lizzie...you are wonderful

Panda

Kale

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:49

Which Kale are you growing? I have grown curly kale, but I really love the Italian one, Cavolo Nero, I believe there is a Russian one that has recently come on the market and is one of those 'super foods'. The great thing about kale is that you can be harvesting it all winter

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:43

Tootles, I think that if the conditions are too cold then the seeds would just rot in the moist compost.

There is a thread about heated propagators; I am a fan, but some others aren't. I have an electric frost buster heater in my greenhouse so when the seeds have germinated in the heated propagator in the kitchen, they can be transferred to the greenhouse, liberating the propagator for the next batch of seeds. The propagator has 7 little troughs with lids and cost about £30.

My garden clean up

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:38

It is going to look great Show us some pics as the plants develop?

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:34

I am not a fan of black at all; as a 'colour' it is simply an absence of light and what really annoys me is that the only single Hollyhock you can buy is...black. If they can do the black one, why can't they do all those lovely subtle hard to name colours that are so traditional to Hollyhocks?

What Lithodora is this?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:29

Verdun, do they like ericacious soil? Can I just put some around and 'scratch' it in a bit, my Lithodora has been in for a year or so, but my soil has a ph of about 7. All I have noticed is that it is very thirsty.

Discussions started by artjak

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: 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: 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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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
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