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Latest posts by artjak

Garden Fencing

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:36

Overlapping boards (featherboards?) are the norm. The piece of timber touching the ground that is sturdy and horizontal is call gravel board, it is what I made my raised veg bed from. I used concrete gravel boards and posts for longevity on my fence.

Slow cookers

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:32

Has anyone tried cooking fish in it? A tagine or something like that perhaps?

Slow cookers

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:16

I'll let you know, I'll be experimenting next week when it arrives.

Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:15

Suziepo, Niger seed is supposed to be sterile! Mine isn't; like you I have little plants growing, but I've been told that they don't survive the Winter. I believe the plant thrives in Ethiopia

Latest book.

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:10

Was it as good as they say?

Garden Fencing

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:08

I would say the neighbours fence has been painted with fence paint. I was advised to wait 1 or 2 years before painting so timber can 'weather'.

I'm puzzled as to why both fences have gaps between all the timbers, is there a reason for this?

Slow cookers

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:03

I have just ordered the sear and stew on line, it is 3.5 litres as the recipe books seem to be for that size and that will do for 4 to 6 portions I expect.

new or old

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:58

I think Dove and I should go round to Alan's and plant some crocuses (croci?) on his lawn spelling out rude words

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:59

I haven't come across him FG, I've led a very quiet life

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:44

Noggins; an interesting word. I ended up some years ago running a small building site. My method for doing this is to hire people I have come across before on sites who seem to know what they are doing. One of the chaps I hired to replace a wall rotted with damp was a tiny chap from Lancashire, who demolished this (non-supporting) wall and then said 'Shall I put in me noggins?' I said 'Hang on a minute' and dashed out to a phone box (before the era of mobiles) and rang an engineer friend and said 'What the hell are noggins?'

Apparently they are the cross members in a stud wall.

Discussions started by artjak

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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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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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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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