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Latest posts by artjak

Book Lovers and Library Users

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 10:04

Topbird, you are never in you 50's; you look about 35

I'm, like Nut, old

Book Lovers and Library Users

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 18:21

I visit; Wisbech, King's Lynn and Downham Market libraries. They very rarely have new books by authors that I know, so I have to experiment with new (to me) writers. Last week I took out 6 books and they were all badly written rubbish (how do they get published?) So I read none of them. I would be very p....d off if I had had to pay for each one. I agree with the poster above who said that we already pay - this is true, but in the current situation I can see that we will have to contribute more towards their upkeep.

Also do the libraries really need to stock shelf after shelf of Mills and Boon type novels, does anyone read them?

Friend or foe

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 12:37

Alan, do you block off the ends?

Friend or foe

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 11:17

A Jack Russell is very good at this too But, as above, don't get one just to deal with rats; they need walks, vet visits, affection, food, fun, lots of games...rather like having a child, but you don't have to help them with homework.

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 11:12

Ooh, how bold!

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 11:12

The first time they got in touch with me, I called both BT, who could not trace the call and the Police who said they could do nothing as the call came from the Indian sub-continent. The scammers gave me a fake number in Milton Keynes as I insisted on calling them back after checking with my computer guru who said that NO ONE can see that you have a problem with windows, except yourself.

Now when they phone I say 'Oh, I know who you are; you're a CRIMINAL!'

Also check any emails from paypal. If they don't address you by name, forward them to,], the same applies to any other email purporting to be from a bank; if they don't address you by name, google spoof at 'xbank', whaterver and forward the email to them, that is the only way that these companies can deal with the phishing scams.

Watering can redesign

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:56

...also, you don't ask if people have medium size gardens. I think the survey could benefit from a little more thought on your part, then you will get more useful replies

Gariguettes Strawberry

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

You can get plants from Fothergills at this time of the year, but I'm not sure that I'll bother having read the advice above. Do Royal Sovereign have a longer season?

Gariguettes Strawberry

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 18:34

Some friends who don't have a garden, but are gourmets advised me to grow Gariguettes Strawberrys. Has anyone tried growing them? They are much loved by chefs

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 16:05

Dave, I'm really impressed

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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