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Latest posts by artjak

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:47

In the Fens, Norfolk. I saw a much smaller one vanish into the same part of the flower bed about 5 years ago; perhaps the holes I sometimes see in the ground are not rat holes, but snake holes.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:42

I was sitting on the terrace reading about 3 ish when I saw something move out of the corner of my eye; it was a snake about 1m long. I did a vertical takeoff, like a Harrier Jump Jet from shear surprise. I'm actually rather fond of snakes and once did a days work with a python wrapped round my neck I checked online and it was a grass snake, not an adder. It was very beautiful; it raised it's head to me and then slithered off into the flower bed.

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:36

Was very pleased with RHS on line.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:33

A bit of a bump in case anyone is interested

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:30

I'm leaving them well alone, I don't want the parents to be frightened to feed them

planting between shaped bushes on a fence (tall structural plant ideas please)

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:06

I love them, my garden is small, but growing tall things compensates.

Sweetcorn novice

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:04

Pig C, you can often see that book in Charity shops

planting between shaped bushes on a fence (tall structural plant ideas please)

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 10:36

Delphiniums? One of mine was 8' tall this year; cut back after flowering and you should get another flowering later. I have some in a pretty shady spot as well as full sun.

Sweetcorn novice

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 10:32

Pig C, welcome; I have never removed anything from sweetcorn. Have just looked up in 'the vegetable and herb expert' (v. useful book) and he says; side shoots should NOT be removed. Any roots exposed at the base, cover with old compost, water in dry weather, tap tassels at the top of each stem when fully developed in late June or July will help pollination. Liquid feed when cobs start to swell.

cucamelon

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 10:22

I ate one at Garden Organic last year; it was growing in a greenhouse and it was September. It really did taste like a cross between the two

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

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: 22/10/2014 at 09:59

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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