Latest posts by artjak

Sweet Corn

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:18

John, you are supposed to grow them 18" apart, but I used the close bed system (more yield per sq. metre, less yield per plant) and usually plant them around 12" apart and they do fine. I would go for 4 per pot which will help with the pollinating too. They may need some feeding in pots.

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:12

I have a lovely wallflower, that is pale yellow and flowers before virtually anything else. I also get a lot of yellow from roses. Holly hocks, Californian poppies, you can get the most incredible cream colour; but you have to sow a lot and then weed out the colours you don't like, Broom comes in shades of yellow.

Message from Mike

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:05

Best wishes to Mrs Fishy and Mike, thank you Amanda and Fishy for relaying messages.

Talkback: How to grow rockets leaves from seed

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:01

Rob, I sow Rocket directly into the ground, sprinkle a few slug pellets; a little water and then let them get on with it. This seems to work, I don't bother with seed trays.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:56

Lovely morning bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:55

Philippa, is Andrew the person running the plant creche? Could you pm me with his details please?


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:21

Do you mean Purple Sprouting Broccoli? Or Purple Brussell Sprouts? Either way, they are both prone to attack by pigeons and snails. I have just planted out mine, after hardening them off by having them out during the day and in at night for a few days. I have sprinkled slug pellets around and covered them with netting (to also protect against the cabbage white butterfly whose caterpillars can eat a small plant pretty fast.

All this may make you think it is not worth it, but these precautions don't take long to put in place and the results will be delicious veg up till Christmas and beyond.

Both the plants mentioned above grow quite large and may need staking in a pot.

What plant is growing in my garden?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:14

For quick, bright colour, you could plant some Nasturtium seeds. There are some very colourful mixtures in the shops (Lidl has very cheap seeds), the earth is warm enough for them to germinate quite fast now.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:07

Tuesday bump. I can't wait to take all these plants down to Somerset; hopefully will be going in 2 weeks time.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:00

Some of my plants, I don't know the precise name, but I think that is ok

Discussions started by artjak

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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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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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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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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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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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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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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