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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:14

Oh, Rosie; will you say hello to Andrew and the others on facebook for me? Sorry to be such a techno phobe. I have an old friend in London who is on facebook; perhaps I should get her to guide me through it

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Alan4711, have just filled in the form, thank you for that. I doubt if I will qualify for a grant, though. But we will see

Emma, that is very kind of you

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:04

Evening bump

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 19:59

As a mural painter, a lot of my jobs were on building sites (after they had put the roof on) and you could never meet a more lovely, helpful and amusing lot than builders. Though I did work on an American site once and did not understand their humour at all and they didn't understand mine

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:48

Thank you for that Bal

quince trees

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:47

I don't remove any of the fruit, but my tree is pretty well established.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:41

Good advice nut

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:37

Bal... I should have started this thread before booking the assessor. The good thing is that the assessor's firm don't install oil boilers, so should get a fairly disinterested assessment on that.

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:34

The nice horse rider up the road that I get manure from has a bio- boiler. But her house is about twice the size of mine and I always got the impression that bio boilers are for larger areas, perhaps wrongly, mine is only a 2 bed cottage and I spent £840 on heating and hot water last year. I think that is quite good? I don't find my old boiler very smelly.

What does the bio boiler actually burn? Do you need to keep feeding it 'stuff'?

Did you go through with the Green Deal? Or only have the assessment?

What no one seems to want to mention is that the Green Deal is not an interest free loan; there is a 6.96% interest rate.

White limestone discolour?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:19

I had to do some work on another garden last summer; the gravel was a bit green; so I raked it thoroughly and revealed the cleaner sides. I believe the formation of algea is caused by moisture and sunlight. So if you deprive the chippings of sunlight, the green stuff should die off, then next year you rake it again.

Discussions started by artjak

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

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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