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Latest posts by artjak

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:30

The robin has been sitting on the eggs and doesn't seem to mind that I am constantly walking past her on crunchy gravel. The bag with the nest is right outside my studio door and also on the way to the veg bed. I only look at her out of the corner of my eye, so hopefully she thinks she has not been discovered. The other day my wonderful builder got up a ladder to adjust a roof tile that was slipping and found a bees nest there; he came down pretty sharpish. He says that the bees will always be there now; is this true?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:25

Nut, you are so kind; and I promise to help you with weeding in exchange

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

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:24

Dove, I expect that is why beer traps work


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:22

I agree with various people above, plant closely and keep an eye on the ground in spring; pull out weeds then and by summer there is no room for the little b....s

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 20:03


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

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 20:02

I remember seeing orange slugs in Eastern France about 35/40 years ago; they had a frill around their middles, a bit like a ballet tutu. So far have not seen any here in the Fens, but the slugs this a.m. were 4 to 6" long Why were they all in the road? I was very puzzled by that.

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

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:31

Saw a huge fox this morning, bump...and about a zillion black slugs


Posted: 28/06/2014 at 00:07

BusyL, I agree, weeding is a regular part of gardening, rather like vacuum cleaning the house

Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 00:00

I use split bamboo in a couple of places; the bamboo lasts, the little wires connecting it rust and break after about 5/6 years.

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:57

BusyB, those are lovely

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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