Latest posts by artjak

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 17:12

Steve Pemberton I think it is, he will be brilliant as Giorgio. Anne Chancellor (duckface) was really good in Private Lives last summer (theatre production on at the cinema) I'm rather allergic to Miranda Richardson, I never found her funny in Blackadder, she just seems to put on silly voices and be loud. If they have a good director, though, it should all work.

Has anyone read Carl Hiassen's books? American satirist (yes, there is such a thing) he's very keen on ecological issues, I find his books make me laugh out loud.

Recycling Bin

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:30

Nut, I think it is a home composter

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:29

I didn't know they were re-doing Mapp and Lucia.  Who are playing the main parts?

The books are brilliant, and so is virtually anything by P.G. Woodhouse.

New Dralek

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:06

Dull here in the Fens, but good drying weather

Recycling Bin

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:04

You may get some little ghostly potato plants growing from your peelings, don't worry, just fork them into the compost.

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:02

Steve the GV, I so agree about Tom Sharpe, Bill Bryson and A Maupin

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:00

Wood ash is fine to use in the compost bin; don't use coal ash, it's too toxic.

It's my birthday

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:58

Happy Birthday Bekkie

quince trees

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:44

My quince was not a happy bunny this year; the Chaenomeles were ok, it was the big tree, which I guess must be Cydonia I refer to it as a European quince as opposed to a Japanese quince. The leaves seemed to give up quite early in the late summer, and I only had 1 fruit.

I need my avocado stone to sprout in order to prove a friend wrong

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:38

A friend of mine grew one which went up his bathroom wall and around the ceiling (he fastened it up there) and made his bathroom look like a South American jungle.

Good luck with it and I wouldn't bother with coriander in the winter in an unheated house I doubt if there is enough daylight for it anyway. A good bet is a £5.00 orchid from Ikea, they are pretty impossible to kill; I've had mine for about 4 years on East facing windowsills and they only get watered from time to time.

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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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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