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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:11

Lizzie, I as a professional artist I believe everyone can draw; you just have to teach them how to really look and as an amateur singer I believe anyone can sing; they just have to be taught how to really listen. Even Jeremy Hardy on 'I'm sorry I haven't a clue' Radio 4, whose awful singing was legendary seems to have improved.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:06

I'm quite a newcomer to growing from cuttings, but so far it seems to be working

Painting of fence

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:31

I think colour depends on location, so one should not always choose 'my favourite colour'. I chose an orangey colour for my fence which is very long, because other people nearby had used very dark brown and it defined their fences too strongly. The orangey Cuprinol 'Ducks Back' within a year or two toned down to an acceptable colour. I am not very fond of dark colours; I feel in a climate where we have longish winters, with not much sunlight it is a good idea to keep a 'light' feel in and outside of the house.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:20


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:19

Yes, I was an alto, albeit a rather growly one, but age and loose living mean I'm now in the tenor range Hey...if Placido Domingo can go from tenor to baritone in his sixties, why can't I at 66 go to tenor?


Saxifrage Problem

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:33

Someone gave me a big pot with Saxifrage in it last year; the same thing happened to it and I think it was just too soggy. I didn't realise that the pot had weird 'raised' drainage holes, so there was always about 2 or3 cm of water in the base.

Container gardening

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:31

I've got a lovely Senetti in a galvanised bucket with holes knocked into the base for drainage. Courgettes are grown in big plastic troughs on a low wall so they can hang down. All the herbs are in terracotta pots, a lot of small roses in containers. Potatoes in potato bags, carrots and Hamburg Parsley (a root veg) in huge plastic pots. The tomatoes go into very big Marshalls grow bags. I'm dying to do a sedum roof, but need to make something with a small roof first

I love your guttering idea; it's really neat.

Can you identify these onions

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:25

Phil, I can't access your link

Belfast Sink Ideas

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:23

Mike, hope you are feeling ok.

The mix of peat, sand and cement; would it stick to a plastic container or should it be coated with PVA first? And should one coat the inside as well as the outside with your mix?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:17

Bump; tomorrow am going to shamelessly start hustling a few firms, I'm not very good at that sort of thing, but I'll have a bash

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Well, I never knew that!

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Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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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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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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