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Latest posts by artjak

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:43

'The purpose of our lives is to be happy' The Dalai Lama

Can I prune a juniper bush?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:28

I have 2 prostrate types out front. I have to keep them pruned so that they don't overhang the pavement. One is doing nicely, the other is going brown. Also there is a disease that is affecting juniper at the moment, so I don't know if it is windburn, pruning or disease that has got to the unhealthy one. Both were doing fine for about 10 years.

60cm Plant Pot (For Apple Trees)

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:25

Try B&Q, I got one from there about 10 years ago and saw similar last summer. Or a half barrel?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:20

Murals and special effects in paint, semi-retired. That means I don't have to work, but still do some projects.

Piping for tunnels/cloches

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:53

B&Q do 8' lengths of white pipe, which I have used.

YORKSHIRE PUDDING … .. …… .

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:47

I love cooking, but have never made Yorkshire Pudding. I heard a wonderful story about it years ago from a Scottish friend; her father came back from the 2nd World War to Edinburgh raving about this wonderful stuff that the English ate called Yorkshire Pudding. He found a recipe for his wife to use. She dutifully cooked it every Sunday. It wasn't till my friend came South to London as a twenty something in the sixties that she realised that Yorkshire Pudding should be light and fluffy, not a large heavy pancake! She also realised how much her father must have loved her mother not to say anything critical about it

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:39

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:33

The more the merrier

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:45

Some people I know in London have this plant in their front garden. Is it hardy? Should it be fed and when? Any ideas?

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:47

I don't know about Laurel, but Privet is pretty forgiving, it may be worth trying.

Discussions started by artjak

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: Yesterday 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

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57
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