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Latest posts by artychris

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:15

I have just bruised the leaves and to be honest it just smells 'leafy' with no specific odour.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 15:14

Please could anyone identify this large plant that has grown up between my geraniums that I planted this year.I have no idea what it is, it has had no flowers on it so its a little bit of a mystery.


suitable lawnmower for lady gardener

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 16:31

I have had a look at the lawnmower on Screwfix site, and it sounds ideal. It is so much better to get advice from people who have actually had practical experience with items . Many Thanks

suitable lawnmower for lady gardener

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 15:47

Could anyone suggest a suitable lawnmower for a lady gardener, who needs to transport one in the back of her Corsa, to mow customers lawns. I have had no experience of mowers(other than my push one!) so need one that is light and easy to use. Any suggestions please!!

ideas for killing off bamboo

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 10:55

Thankyou very much Alan4711. I have had a look on site and will ask them about it.

ideas for killing off bamboo

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 17:09

I was just wondering whether anyone has any good ideas, of how to get rid of bamboo. I have tried digging it up but it is very hard work with the shoots being so tough  and having spread quite a bit.

choice of secateurs

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 14:24

Can anyone please suggest ,the minimum to spend on a pair of secateurs.

improving the lawn

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 12:38

Is this a good time of year, to put some of my rotting leaf mould on the grass to improve the structure and drainage.About three quarters of my lawn is shaded by a large oak tree, so it always needs a lot of work to keep it in a reasonable condition . This is the first dry sunny day in Norfolk we have had for a while, and I am really itching to get out and do something, Advice would very much be appreciated.

Do I trim the broccolli?

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:23

many thanks for that advice, Its a great help on here, someone always has an answer!!

Do I trim the broccolli?

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 10:42

My broccolli plants had a fare amount of caterpillar nibbling in late summer , and have a lot of very bare lower leaves , although the centres have recovered a little , with nice new growth. Would it be of any benefit to the plant, to take off these lower stripped leaves?

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terrarium planting from seed

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mysterious plant in my garden!

identify please! 
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suitable lawnmower for lady gardener

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ideas for killing off bamboo

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choice of secateurs

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improving the lawn

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outdoor tomato planting

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lawn improvement

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how to use nematodes efficiently

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