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Latest posts by artjak

Gardening

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

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:52

philippa, that is very interesting. Last Autumn when there was a danger of East Anglia flooding because of high tides (as happened in 1953) I spent hours trying to contact the EA, both by phone and on their website with no luck. I complained sharply by email and the response was 'that they hadn't realised so many people would try to get onto the site'!!! If local responsibility is taken out of their hands that can only be a good thing; they seem to me to be out of touch with the reality of flooding.

Foxglove 'Illumination pink' propagation

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:47

Mine have finally flowered in this, their second year, they are so small that for a minute I thought they were snapdragons! I am not an enthusiast for them now.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:42

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

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:41

Great that you can come with me Nut

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:29

Rosie, thank you so much for posting those pics; it brought tears to my eyes

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:49

I have had some Delphs for at least 5 years. You can take cuttings in early spring for growing on for the following year. I don't seem to have many problems with slugs on them, though if it is a new plant I put pellets down for the first few weeks.

maximising greenhouse space.

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 09:46

I have a 6x8 lean to g/h, with an apricot fanned out on the wall (apricots are ripening as I type). I built my own staging, 8' long down one side with a shelf underneath with big plastic boxes to keep flowerpots, saucers etc. An old shower tidy on the wall for odds and ends. At the moment there are San Marzano toms, peppers, aubergines, stawberries and cucumbers. I overwinter a lot of things in there and germinate a great deal in late winter and spring. I now have a heated propagator on kitchen windowsill, so some things start there then go to the g/h. I don't grow anything in the ground inside the g/h except the apricot.

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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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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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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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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