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Latest posts by artjak

To-do lists

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:58

Lists are wonderful things. I would like to write a novel that just consists of lists (that's almost poetry!...almost)  Everyone's life could be quantified as a series of lists.

I write lists in pencil and cross out the achieved objective with a green highlighter...gosh how satisfying is that

Today's list was; wash hair, walk dogette, sort front flower bed (which took most of the day) get wallflowers, deliver recipe for apple and almond cobbler to friend, lay fire, get fuel in....and so forth...and that is the texture of our lives.


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:51

I like yellow and orange: instant joy

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:49

Yv, there are so many humble plants in the garden that can be stuck in a vase (or indeed, arranged in a vase) to great effect.

Arty question

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:47

David, that reminds me of...'I'll have a baroque cake and a cup of rococco please'

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:45

 Just trimmed the Hypericon

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:43

Ooh, I can just see my shadow as I was taking the pic

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:42

 Looking East as the sun was setting, the trees were luminous

......the good guys

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:37

I'm bumping this because these people were by far the cheapest suppliers of garlic, I got fed up with trawling through sites offering garlic at silly prices.


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:35

Thanks for that advice Verdun, I was wondering about the best grouping, in the past I have planted them too sparsely and they have looked a bit sad.

How far apart would you put the plants?

Need an easy use composter

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:32

Bobby, it does not need to be stirred like a C...m s pud (we aren't allowed to use the C word in October ) just shimmied around a bit to get air in there. Compost needs Nitrogen and Carbon, (greens and browns) but it also needs AIR! The good news is that it is FREE. It only needs a little energy from you to turn the compost a bit to enable it to be aerobic, not anearobic (slimy and smelly).

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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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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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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