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Latest posts by artjak

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'.

First time gardening need help plzzz

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:37

DrG, hope you are in a warmer climate than the UK. Are you on the Equator or in the Antipodes? Or South Africa? Here in UK we will not be sowing toms etc until about February (in a greenhouse) and we don't expect to plant them outside until about May.

We can still advise you, but we need to know your approximate location for the climate.

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

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:32

Can anyone tell me at what point nurses were permitted to make diagnosis and prescribe medicine? But without the 5 years or so training that a doctor has. I'm not being rude about nurses, but I really am puzzled.

I went to the surgery last Thurs, was seen by a nurse who mis-diagnosed me and gave me the wrong medicine. Returned on Friday after being even sicker than I was; Doctor told me I did not have the illness the nurse had diagnosed and to stop taking the medication. He has now arranged for me to see a consultant. Thank heavens he seemed to be on the ball.

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:19

Dove, I shall certainly be working off my aggression on sprout stalks

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:15

Edd, what were the results?

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:11

Winniecat, you could watch on iPlayer on your computer

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

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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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55
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