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Latest posts by artjak

How do i find out if we have any hedgehogs?

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 15:55

There was one on my lawn a few weeks ago, quite big too. I felt very honoured by his visit. A friend figured out he had come through a hole in the fence.

The plastic that can't be recycled

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 15:52

I now get the large tubs of Greek yoghurt from Lidl as they are so useful for mixing paint, carrying small bulbs/plants round the garden, carrying bird seed to feeders etc. I really, really try to always have a cotton bag when I go shopping, but don't always succeed I prefer to buy veg from the local farm shops as they use paper bags which can be re-used/composted. I am so glad that eggs are now sold in papier mache boxes, not plastic, so they too can be composted.

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 15:46

With one root, I knelt on the ground (with knee pads on) for about 4 hours and attacked it with an axe. It worked. Dove, I agree; it keeps us healthy!


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 15:44

I have had one for about 9 months; in a pot, in the g/house, it has not stopped flowering I think next year I will pot it on and harden it off, then have it outside in the summer. Just read in Sarah Raven (very expensive) plant catalogue that to pick them you pull from the base as with rhubarb. Will try that. Mine is 'rhubarb and custard' and is very pretty. As cut flowers they last for ages.

Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 15:40

A winter garden? Cornus? Other shrubs that have good Autumn colour?

Bird feeders

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 18:26


I wish I did not like biscuits so much

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 17:53


I just take a cup of tea - I'm allergic to wheat. So unless I've made my wheat free lavender shortbread there are no biccys The wheat free ones in the shops are spectacularly horrid.

Pruning Winter Jasmine

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 17:50

I hack away at mine in early summer; did it really hard last time and have been rewarded with more flowers than ever before.

roses from seed

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 17:49

Ooh yes please blairs Saw some very beautiful apricot roses today and would love to grow some like that.

Feeding large birds

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 17:46

The Collared Doves are very happy on the little metal plate that fastens to the underside of the Niger seed feeder; 2 of them at a time!

Discussions started by artjak

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: Yesterday 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

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
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