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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:14


Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:13


Help!! - new gardener!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:08

We can transfer your pics to the next stage, but they are not getting any bigger. you will need a techy person to help. If no one helps on this thread, there is a thread called (I think) camera 2014?

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:04

Oh FG, dealing with baurocrats (I can't figure out how to spell it) is a pain in the posterior isn't it? I have spent most of today on Government and private websites and on the phone. Martin's Money Box has a whole thing on Green Deal mythbusters which I found very useful. It seems the best thing is really to run the deal oneself. That means shopping around to find the cheapest 'Assessor'; the guy who came this morning (apart from badly breaking a William the 4th chair because he was wanted a cheque immediately for £299 to pay for an assessor. Even the gov dept for energy said that was excessive; when I refused to give him the cheque on the grounds that I wanted to do some research on the deal he became quite shirty. Have now found an assessor for £150, who is coming on Thursday.

Window boxes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:56

When I lived in London, had a nice big kitchen windowsill and put a plastic trough there, with wire holding it in place attached to eyelets rawlplugged into the brickwork at the side. If I was doing it now, I would make a treated timber surround to hide the plastic

Otherwise, find some nice local person who makes odds and ends for a hobby and ask them to make you one.

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:53

This isn't strictly gardening, but it is to do with ecology.

I am thinking of getting a new boiler using the Government's 'Green Deal'. This was set up because British houses 'leak' more energy than anyone else's in Europe (in Poland they have TRIPLE glazing!) They will also assess what other things can be done to make the house more energy efficient.

Has anyone else any experience of this? Could really do with some info that doesn't involve a Government Dept., or a plumbing firm

Help!! - new gardener!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:40

Welcome PP, The yellow flowers may be Sailor's buttons; Kerria? But can't see them clearly enough.

mystery indoor tree

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:35

If it is Datura, be cautious as it is pretty toxic.

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:32

 First pic shows how it sits, brooding over the rock garden and second pic gives an idea of he leaf size (excuse my awful finger nails - they are always like that in the gardening season)

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:20

when i eventually get off the phone from scottish power i will go and take a photo. i may be quite old by then

Discussions started by artjak

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

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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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25
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