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Latest posts by artjak

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:42

With the money I save, I go to the cinema to see all these wonderful plays that are being transmitted direct from London Theatres. I'm seeing Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein's Monster next week.

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:39

Juniper, Bergamot, Pine trees in the hot sun in the Pyranees, Thyme, the sea...

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 10:04

Forester, that is a mystery, I used to walk past a place in Finchley Rd, London where they roasted their own coffee and the smell was divine, but the taste never quite lives up to that

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:48

All the icons have vanished for everyone I think. I expect they are working on it.

garden problem

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:45

Any chance of a photo? I've never seen artificial lawn actually in use.

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:42

Once in a clients flat I noticed there was a very funny chemical smell in her bathroom, it took me a while to realise it was a Bulgari scent.

Love tomato leaves, hate Box; it reminds me of Tom cats.

Came back from Wales once with the back seat of my mini covered in Daffs, I was gagging by the time I crossed the Severn bridge.

The smell of a healthy dog that isn't fed rubbish, Rosemary, Roses, Mint, Coffee...

The sense of smell is quite magical

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:31

Oh great, I was looking for it last Monday. I don't know Christine Walkden, but I love the idea of aerial views of gardens.

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:26

My sister has haggled successfully in M&S.

When I was leaving the U.A.E. after working there for a year, I dashed down to the souk in a taxi just before leaving for the airport to get a white scarf for a friend. I asked the taxi to wait, dashed over to the first stall, picked up a scarf and said 'how much. '10 dirhams'  'ok' I said, 'that's fine'. '8 dirhams' he said 'yes that's fine ' I said. '6 dirhams' he said. 'YES, YES' I said. I think I got it for 5 in the end

I have been a mural painter who has worked all over the world, but a friend who was a very senior business consultant told me that basically I am a barrow boy. I bristled somewhat and she said, 'Don't be insulted, it's something they wish they could teach at Harvard Business School'.


Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:21

You carry on Verdun. Whenever I buy paint from the place where I have an account I always say, '...and my usual massive discount please'! It works and amuses the staff.

I recently bargained British Gas down on an insurance policy.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:18

About Laburnham, there always seemed to be one in school playgrounds

Discussions started by artjak

What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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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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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

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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