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Latest posts by artjak

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:49

There was a silver birch in my front garden in London and sadly it had to go as it took water from the foundations in very dry weather, so the foundations had to be shored up.

Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:47

FG, could you show us a pic of your ground feeding arrangement?

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:42

Topbird, am still a little. But hope to be better soon.

 I loved this Gentian.

 Very majestic trees here.

 Aaah, fluffy

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:35

 Splendid Salvias.

 This Hibiscus had an interesting interior with precise 'vents'.

 The approach to the cactus area.

 Am not a big fan of cacti, but I loved the feeling of calm here.

 Weird, a sort of bird's nest effect.


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:30

...and more...

 strange fruit.

 This was like a firework.

 We were all puzzled by this.

 The g/hs have blinds on the outside.

 Between the g/hs are corridors where they grow fairly tender plants.

 We thought these areas may be heated by these vents from the g/hs.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:25

We had a lovely time, I had to leave a bit early as had people coming to dinner and wasn't feeling 100%. Here are some pics;

 You'd need seriously long arms to trim the top of this hedge, it must be 3m wide.

 loads of different grasses, like this

 and this.

 ...and this.

 Snoodle and I liked the spacious feeling between the trees.

 This fountain was very beautiful.

 Despite it being October there were still many flowers.

 Such a photogenic tree, I know it's been posted already but I just can't resist it

 The limestone garden was great, we must come in midsummer next time.

 Nut behaving like a chamois

 followed by Dove and Snoodle.

 Would love to know what this is, the labelling is a bit ad hoc here.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:08

I went to Morrisons to get raisins for Bramley Apple wine (local farmer said take as many apples as you want - so it would be rude not to). But they had sold out of the cheap ones! C... puds and cakes I suppose

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:58

Nut, if you take your mobile, then 'my people can speak to your people' as they say in Hollywood


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:00

Could it be metal instead of wood? Most towns have some sort of metal worker/blacksmith, at least they do around here.

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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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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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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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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