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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:30

Lizzie, you can have ours

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:29

Nut and I have a long journey, so will probably have a picnic in the car park before we meet up. Is that still ok with you Nut? My turn to cook I think

Buddlia. Can you create a cutting for planting?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:05

Denzil, is your icon the 'green man'? I think it is a very interesting symbol.

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:00

James, where abouts are you; North, South  etc. When it said to mulch them, did it say to cut them down first?

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:57

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Salino, please check that pruning is the way to go; I did it simply to make the bushes more manageable.

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:33

Last winter was the first time my VBs survived as it didn't get that cold. I now pot up seedlings in the Autumn and overwinter in g/h

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:28

pansyf, what a lovely garden

I would suggest drifts of white Cosmos for next year, grown from seed (pinched out to help them bush out) and ammi major (seeds from Sarah Raven) which last longer than Orlaya Grandiflora, but gives a similar meadow/cow parsley look. Very handy for filling gaps in cottage style borders.

planting a holly tree in a pot?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:20

I was given a walnut tree in a pot last year; it was already about 5 years old at least, but only 2' tall. I have no room for one in the garden, but am attempting to grow it as a standard in a large pot. It survived the winter and now has leaves, I'm treating it as an experiment But I will feed it from time to time and I always make sure it has water.

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:16

Salino, it was about 6 or 7 years old at least, about 1 metre tall and was pruned quite hard every year. It has now been chopped right down, preparatory to digging it up as need space for Globe artichoke. I have a red gooseberry bush which I prefer and 2 other green ones that are espaliered in an amateur sort of way. They don't get so much sun, but produce enough for my needs.

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

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: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

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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