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Latest posts by artychris

feeding houseplants

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 13:21

When do you start feeding indoor houseplants. My spider plants look as though they could do with a little tonic.Can I start now?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 10:20

South Norfolk is beautifully sunny today, although we did have quite a hard air frost earlier.Its just great to see the sunshine!

Leaves are beckoning to be raked up and as Maud said earlier, a pile of ironing is calling me too!!

winter lawns

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 10:13

Hi there, can anyone advise whether it is best to leave grass a little longer in the winter months, or is it best to give it a good trim before the cold weather sets in. I only have a little push mower and it has beeen extremely wet these last few weeks in Norfolk, so I haven't been able to give it a good cut just lately, so it is quite long.Should I just leave it or try to get the mower on it for final cut.

what base is best for a compost bin

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 17:39

Thankyou very much everyone. You have all been a fantastic help, as usual!!

what base is best for a compost bin

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 13:09

Could someone please tell me wether it is best to put my compost bin on a concrete or paving slab base or to place it straight onto the soil. Any ideas please?

can you still grow tomatoes from seed

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 14:14

No, I am afraid I am miles away in Norfolk! Which is a shame, but thanks for the offer.

can you still grow tomatoes from seed

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 11:24

I know it is very late in the season, but could you tell me whether it is still possible to grow tomatoes from seed?

veg suggestion please!!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 14:19

Please! Please! Can someone suggest a vegetable that I could plant in a sheltered sunny position, that the slugs will not eat! I am totally fed up with them after they devoured all my tomato and courgette plants, that I thought were suitably mature enough for them not to bother about!!

Any advice on hand-push lawnmowers?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 12:34

I have had an old qualcast panther for about 7 years now. It has no grass box so I have to rake the grass up afterwards, but I love cutting my little lawn and have always found it very peratheutic. It just needs plenty of WD40 at the beginning of the season and occasional sharpen of the blades with my little Dremel sharpening tool, and bobs your uncle!! No stress every season of having to get the engine started after being stowed away all winter and no servicing bills. 

how to not attract carrot fly when thinning

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 12:24

I think I read somewhere, that if you do not want to attract carrot fly when thinning out,then you should snip the seedlings , rather than pulling them. Is this true, as I have not yet purchased a fleece to cover them. Do people get a successful crop without  fleece?

Discussions started by artychris

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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Do I trim the broccolli?

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when to get tomatoes in

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onion-storage

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outdoor tomato planting

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lawn improvement

what plants to add to lawn. 
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how to use nematodes efficiently

nematodes 
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growing laurel hedge

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feeding houseplants

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winter lawns

cut short or leave long 
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what base is best for a compost bin

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