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Latest posts by artjak

brussel sprouts

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:33


Gloobe Artichoke/Perennial Veg

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:32

Hello bookmonster (great name) Does it get any sun from the South? If it gets a fair bit of sun, you could try Asparagus; it needs good draining soil and shelter from strong winds. A Globe Artichoke will take up about 2m in height and width, but is well worth it. Again it needs a fair bit if sun as it is a Mediterranean veg. They were grown commercially, I believe, by the Romans in Britain but I think the climate may have been warmer then. Are you in the North or the South?

Cutie pictures taken this am.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:24

RB, wonderful pic of Compassion, I think it is my favourite rose, the scent is so lovely.

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:20

A quiz; name that plant? Or, how many songs can they name with plants mentioned. Just 20/50p to enter?

......the good guys

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:16

Sorry! it's ( I don't think the U.S. President has time to deal in garden equipment)

......the good guys

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:15

I ordered a new canopy for the garden parasol; around £30 for a 2.5 m canopy from

Delivered very quickly, lovely people to deal with

My old parasol canopy lasted 12 years! But I do take it off every Autumn, wash it and put it away.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:04

Um...what is parkin?

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:48

Verdun, I hope your niece has a really lovely birthday

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:40

He's a brilliant actor

Hot composting

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:40

Frank...why doesn't women's urine work so well I wonder?

MinosG, what kind of litter do your cats have in the trays? If it is just shredded newspaper that would work well.

In the old days in the country householders simply had a hole in the ground to use as a loo for a while, and then it was filled in with earth and another hole was dug. I cannot see why this would not work for the contents of cat litter trays. A piece of wood or metal could be used as a lid. It would mean a fair bit of digging every month or two, but it would keep you fit

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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