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Latest posts by artjak

should i prune

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 11:07

Dove, that youtube video is brilliant! Such clear precise info (and he's a bit of a babe too)

Lots of questions

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:46

Ash, looking at the Farrow and Ball paint chart, I would recommend Calke Green. They are pricey, but Johnsons Leyland will do you a very good copy of this colour in much cheaper but still good quality paint.

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:39

Nut, can I move my tree peony? and should I wait until after it has flowered in early May? and should I cut it back a bit to make it easier to move?

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:36

Edd, just a thought but do you have a technical college or university near you? You could approach the science dept. and ask if they would analyse it for you?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:32

Garden Jeannie; paragraphs 4 and 5 in what you wrote above could be the entry in the magazine with very few edits You are a great writer!

Lizzie and Rosie; just wonderful.

Planting Advice

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:27

Sarah, the email function has not worked for about a year; just keep checking 'followed threads'.

You could also try Hollyhocks for height, though it is difficult to get the single variety except in almost black; I find the doubles look rather like pom-poms. Cosmos also grows pretty tall also Verbena Bonarienses.

Good luck with it and post some pics later in the season

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:38

I get brilliant gardening tools at v. good prices from my local Wisbech car boot. I think it costs the stall holder £5 or £6 to stall out. I would do it before Easter; that's when a lot of people get interested in gardening

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:34

Oh really? so that explains it

Aubrieta and fuschia

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:33

Aubrieta and fuschia

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:33

Take the aubretia out of it's pot and gently tease the roots apart. Make sure there is a little earth in the paving cracks before planting; keep watered for the first few weeks

Discussions started by artjak

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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Cuttings

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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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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