Latest posts by artjak

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

Erigeron karviensis overwintering

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 07:41

Oh good, I've been growing it for the first time this year and it is such a jolly little thing

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:14

Take several photos before dismantling, so new owner knows what/how to assemble

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 16:51

I agree with fbones, it's a great compost activator

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
Replies: 6    Views: 915
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

Replies: 32    Views: 3034
Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
Replies: 13    Views: 1001
Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
Replies: 4    Views: 1166
Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
Replies: 4    Views: 1042
Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
Replies: 34    Views: 4853
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
Replies: 0    Views: 928
Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
Replies: 49    Views: 3754
Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
Replies: 1    Views: 1104
Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
Replies: 5    Views: 1041
Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
Replies: 52    Views: 3592
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? 
Replies: 27    Views: 1771
Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
Replies: 2    Views: 1094
Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
Replies: 2    Views: 1173
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
Replies: 24    Views: 2272
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55
1 to 15 of 61 threads