London (change)
Fri 26°C / 18°C
Tomorrow 28°C / 20°C

artjak


Latest posts by artjak

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:25

Yellow wallflowers will carry on long after the daffs have faded, which will give some jolly colour to the long strip outside my fence, by the pavement, which I cultivate.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:22

kjd, what a good idea to do the comparison. I no longer buy any tomatoes in the winter or spring as they are so horrible compared to the ones I grow.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:18

That is great nut

Tea-time bump...mmm perhaps should invent a bump cake?

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:16

I would love to, but it would be so cruel; he's a bloke -  it would become flu...

Foxglove cuttings - anyone tried it?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:00

Could one do it with Holly Hocks as it is so difficult to get seeds for the single flowering varieties in the more subtle colours?

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:56

Verdun (there's always one isn't there?)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:45

Good morning; today I will be potting up hundreds of seedlings, some, like Holly Hocks for flowering next year.

Foxglove cuttings - anyone tried it?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:21

Yes, I would be keen to see how that works

Cheapish potato planting bags

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:15

thanks KEF

how do they grow begonias tubers as a plug plant

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:48

It is possible that the plugs are grown from cuttings, rather than tubers. (or that they are cloned from cells) I believe (and begonias are not something I know much about) that it may be pretty easy to grow begonias from cuttings; or using the leaf method.

When your plants are growing well in the summer, you could try this; take a leaf, make a few incisions with a sharp knife, lay it on some moist gritty compost in a small pot, pin it down with dressmakers pins, place the pot in a clear polythene bag and leave for a week or two. In principle you should get several of the cuts in the leaves forming roots. And therefore...plants. If you have somewhere to keep them through the winter; a conservatory or frost free greenhouse or a south facing windowsill; you will have your plants for next summer; free. Though, one neighbour I believe digs up the tubers and keeps them somewhere dry and above freezing to plant in her troughs the following year.

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
Replies: 2    Views: 54
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
Replies: 26    Views: 472
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
Replies: 16    Views: 274
Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
Replies: 12    Views: 204
Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
Replies: 62    Views: 951
Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
Replies: 18    Views: 247
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 
Replies: 84    Views: 1302
Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
Replies: 39    Views: 908
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
Replies: 13    Views: 332
Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
Replies: 13    Views: 354
Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
Replies: 19    Views: 1079
Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
Replies: 34    Views: 1157
Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
Replies: 5    Views: 295
Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
Replies: 279    Views: 37469
Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
Replies: 5    Views: 152
Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57
1 to 15 of 48 threads