Latest posts by artjak

garden problem

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 11:54

It looks fabulous I hope you enjoy many happy hours in it.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 11:57

HyperC, I was painting in a very upmarket house near Maida Vale, London a few years back. The house next door was having a huge kitchen ripped out; I asked the workmen why, when it seemed pretty new. The answer was; the tenants are changing, when you pay £4000 per week rent you expect a new kitchen -  the one they were taking out was 1 year old.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:44

Absolutely Dove

Blooms in November

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:17

I give the flowers a gentle shake before bringing them indoors.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:13

Just checked on

845.000 empty properties in UK, rising possibly to 1,000,000 if uninhabitable properties and flats above shops are included.

It is so much cheaper more ecological and faster to renovate rather than new-build, it seems a no-brainer to simply refurbish these properties after compulsory purchase orders.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:40

I believe there are between 600,000 and 800,000 empty properties in this country. A person I know locally has had 4 or 5 empty for years. The Council talked to her about 1 property some years ago, saying she should rent it or sell it and then never followed this up. The Councils have the powers as I understand to force people to rent or sell, but don't seem to use these.

Tips on starting a balcony compost bin?

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:36

BK, perhaps half of them should be called Susan.

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 12:19

Lemon Tree success

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:25

I have always wanted a lemon tree, might treat myself to one

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:23

WelshO, I have found that you don't just need a doctor that listens, you need to be pretty firm and know your rights. Sadly, when one is feeling ill, one often doesn't feel like being 'firm'.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

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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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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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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