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Latest posts by artychris

Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 11:13

Has anyone tried ' copper tape round the containers 'method. I was thinking of growing some lettuces this year with said method and also using them for tomato growing, as last year it was the first time ever, that the little blighters successfully nibbled through about 12 plants that had been replaced three times!!. Is it a tried and tested method.

growing laurel hedge

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 10:25

Thankyou for the advice, i was a little bit scared to prune such large leaves in case I ruined the plants. Its not quite the same as trimmimg a box hedge!

growing laurel hedge

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 09:46

My laurel hedge, that has been planted up about two years, is now about two feet high. Do I at some point need to perhaps trim them at the tops to make them thicken up, as they are slightly spindley, or do I just let them do there own thing .

They are growing adjacent to a large oak tree in partial shade.

feeding houseplants

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 19:04

Thanks for all your advice, it has been very helpful.

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.

Discussions started by artychris

terrarium planting from seed

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Talkback: Choosing nutrients for your plants

What is best feed for a laurel hedge? 
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Improving condition of lawn

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mysterious plant in my garden!

identify please! 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 10:26

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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outdoor tomato planting

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lawn improvement

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

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growing laurel hedge

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