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Latest posts by artjak

Music in the Garden

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:01

I feel I should apologise as my taste in music is soooo different, but what the hell; it's OPERA and I LIKE IT. Just got back from seeing Don Giovanni, from the Royal Opera House transmitted to my wonderful local cinema; The Lux in Wisbech. Divine singing, brilliant acting and a bloody good story, actually a bit scary at the end.

But I do love dancing to the Detroit sound, much to the bewilderment of small mutt.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:52

Clarington, that is a great idea about nearly dead plants, esp. at B&Q (they don't seem to know about water there)

I am trying to work out how I can make a primitive 'tray' or shelf to go in the Vauxhall Astra, to take more trays of small pots on a second tier, without squashing the first layer.

I've got quite a few Verbena Bonariensis in fair sized pots


MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:47

You can get a dvd of Geoff Hamilton's programmes (I was told about it on THIS Forum, as I remarked that I do not like T.V. Gardeners who have to be 'personalities'). I like his very straightforward approach, without any hideous attempt to be 'winsome'. (that is me being winsome)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:20


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:25



Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:24

I can give you Pear, Quince and Damson wine recipes if anyone is interested (there is a fair bit of typing involved; so only if you really are interested)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:16

Philippa, I don't do Facebook (far too grown up for me). To bump the thread, to keep it active and therefore likely to attract responses, just come on to the thread, write the word 'bump' and submit in the normal fashion. Everyone on the forum understands that and won't think it peculiar.

I like your idea of all meeting up at the M5 junction. I'm tentatively thinking of May sometime, but you and Rosie know the conditions down there far better than I, so will bow to your judgement. What is WHY?

I can't help with loads of dosh either, as need new boiler.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:08

Lil Amber, I'm fascinated by your filing system; mine is primitive in comparison; a shoe box for veg and a half shoe box for flowers, filed alphabetically, which means that I go through them each month picking out the ones to sow; a rather clumsy system - any advice appreciated

I always, always look at seed packets in shops, but I refuse to pay a lot, knowing that the germination rate is often not that high. But I do love it when seeds germinate and start peeping through; if my sweet peas don't come through soon, I don't know what I'll do

Any spare, but still viable, seeds would be greatly appreciated on the 'flooded gardens' thread (Consider it like going to The Priory, but for the price of a stamp)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:49

Gardenjeannie, a great idea, Rosie, it would be brilliant if we did not need to bump.

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:44

Viburnam Tinus? or there are some winter flowering Clematis, I think maybe Wisley Cream?

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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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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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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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

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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