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Latest posts by artjak

Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:54

Don't get me started! A packet of Brussell sprout seeds in Homebase last week; £3.30: I SIMPLY DON'T BELIEVE IT (now...where have I heard that phrase before?)

Bougainvillea

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:51

Lulu, does it ever stop flowering? With most plants, one prunes after the the flowering. I assume that it does have a dormant period, though I don't think it does in places like Barbados.

Have just looked it up in an American plant encyclopedia and all it says is that if damaged by frost, cut back hard and it will respond well.

Give them a mulch of well rotted manure or leaf mold.

Sorry cannot help more

Compost

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

I have just bought 4x 125litre bags of Verve for my veg bed extension and found them to be fine; oh there was one small stone!

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:41

What an amazing amount of superstition, and from nurses of all people!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:37

A very big thank you to Peter at Moat Road Nursery in Terrington St. Clements Norfolk, for donating about 200 flower pots and he is going to carry on stock-piling them for us

When to harvest

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:23

I harvest when the foliage starts to look a bit lack lustre; it works for me. Then tie them up and hang them in the house away from direct sunlight. Can be a bit garlicky for a while but not for long. Am still using garlic from last summer.

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:15

Edd, I spent 75 hours last year talking to people about making compost at public events and can assure you that an awful lot of people do not understand the green/brown  (nitrogen/carbon) balance needed for a working compost heap so that compost acceloraters/ addition of scrunched up newspaper/diluted urine can all help

Planting Advice

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:11

Could you show us photos? especially the proximity of the flower bed to the grotto?

Keep the Little a lighters Out

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:09

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:08

aaargh! too complicated; I'm far too busy gardening to get involved in something so defracted and complex.

Discussions started by artjak

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: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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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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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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57
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