artjak


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what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:07

Wilkinsons are about half the price of Cuprinol; just about to use their 'Buttermilk' on some staging around the house to make it blend in with the background. I think 2 coats are recommended, but you could get away with 1 on pressure treated timber if the life of the unit is only about 4/5 years. With ordinary timber, it will rot where it touches the earth and no treatment will stop that. Even the treated timber will not be happy in damp soil after 3 or 4 years.

Cuttings

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:57

Someone surely out there can give me advice? (Desperate from Norfolk)

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:55

Forester; thank you so much, Rosie31 especially has really got this scheme up and running and so many other wonderful people have come up with plants and cousins and friends to transport the plants

Saving private Sunflower

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:54

The sunflower hearts which I give the birds have self sown all OVER the flower beds. First I would tie them in to a cane to stop them getting wind damage, a few slug pellets and if you think it is being attacked by birds, though I have never experienced this, a plastic bottle with both ends cut off for the first few weeks may help; I do this sometimes for Morning Glory.

Cuttings

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:50

I am a newcomer to cuttings; have used this process pretty successfully to propagate for the flooded gardens appeal. But now I need advice. I want to dig up my massive, but delicious, Lovage to make space for Globe artichokes. I want to plant lovage in a big pot; how can I take cuttings from the existing plant?

Also, lovely tree peony has to go to make way for more veg; can I take cuttings of this, I have heard it takes up to 2 years for seeds to germinate

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:46

Sat eve bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:44

Just done the first Compost Master event of the year in King's Lynn; gazebo blew over in wild and windy conditions - my colleague and I finished feeling as if we had been sand blasted! But picked up a possible 2 more gigs. Sat eve bump.

minitree

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:41

It seems to be linked to facebook, which I am rather wary of.

Gardening music

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:40

brilliant!

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:34

Wow!

Discussions started by artjak

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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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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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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