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Latest posts by artjak

Daft thoughts

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 16:55

Edd, thank you for advice; I will be sticking a hair dryer up my nose later

About animals and language; I remember reading something a long long time ago (when pterodactyls flew over Hyde Park): a vet in Soho was able to recognise that a cat belonged to an Italian family because of the way it said meow! He then went on to say that all cats meowed in the accents of their owners.

I know my sister trained a friend's dog when she was about 17, in French, and that dog would only ever respond to French after that

Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 11:17

Fidgetb, I saw that Keder at Ryton too, was very impressed; it looks smart and v. strong.

GArden design software, anyone used..

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 11:13

Seems like a good idea; specially since it's free Though personally I like the adventure of doing it all myself, I can see that it would be useful to some people.

Daft thoughts

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 11:09

Clarington; I'm sure most tomatoes would like Italian opera Have such a heavy cold at the moment that my thoughts are 100% daft.

should i prune

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 11:07

Dove, that youtube video is brilliant! Such clear precise info (and he's a bit of a babe too)

Lots of questions

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:46

Ash, looking at the Farrow and Ball paint chart, I would recommend Calke Green. They are pricey, but Johnsons Leyland will do you a very good copy of this colour in much cheaper but still good quality paint.

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:39

Nut, can I move my tree peony? and should I wait until after it has flowered in early May? and should I cut it back a bit to make it easier to move?

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:36

Edd, just a thought but do you have a technical college or university near you? You could approach the science dept. and ask if they would analyse it for you?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:32

Garden Jeannie; paragraphs 4 and 5 in what you wrote above could be the entry in the magazine with very few edits You are a great writer!

Lizzie and Rosie; just wonderful.

Planting Advice

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 10:27

Sarah, the email function has not worked for about a year; just keep checking 'followed threads'.

You could also try Hollyhocks for height, though it is difficult to get the single variety except in almost black; I find the doubles look rather like pom-poms. Cosmos also grows pretty tall also Verbena Bonarienses.

Good luck with it and post some pics later in the season

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

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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

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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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