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Latest posts by artjak

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:12

Edd, I quite agree; that's what I use on the shower head too, though just vinegar works also.

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:10

PoddingtonP, I have never been able to grow Limnanthes douglasii, either in London or here in Norfolk. Is there some trick that I am missing?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:05

Rosie, what is that stuff that looks like dead hair in the background, is it some kind of dead hedge?

My heart bleeds for people in this situation.

I imagine that they are being advised to dig in horse manure to re-populate the soil with the 'little critters' that make the soil productive and living. A lot of those micro-organisms will have drowned I think.

Today, potted up loads of self seeded things from the flower bed like Lychnis Coronaria Alba and an orange Papaver. These won't need much cosseting as they are already hardy (thank heavens as will soon run out of space undercover to nurture seedlings).

Hope you have a good week

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:19

Verdun; for your birthday you are going to get a long weight and a bucket of steam

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

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? 
Replies: 19    Views: 1150
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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