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Latest posts by artjak

new gardener

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:27

Dove, how does one get rid of these?

WEATHER this week

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 22:36

I sat out with lovely neighbours and had the first barbeque of summer this evening; ok we cooked out doors, and ate indoors, but we sat facing the sunset and enjoyed the heat. But have lit the heater in the greenhouse for the night.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 22:29

Fairy girl (I've just come back from a party, so spelling may be a bit strange) I also, (sotto voce) do not like fuschias I have tried, I really have tried, but I still don't like them.

'F' stands for fritillary, foxglove and Fabulous gardens, which I'm certain everyone on this forum has or is making.

sanity in need of restoring

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 16:43

Bill, you have my sympathy, I started off with a sea of mud on a slope and had to get a small digger in, even so, I still come accross the odd sack of solid plaster or cement which has to be chiselled into bits that I can lift. The advice above is all good; gardens do take time. Perhaps for your sanity you could make a small area this summer which catches the evening sun and place a couple of garden chairs there so you can look at the garden and dcide what you want and in what order to do it. Good luck and it will keep you very healthy

Patio advice - replacing concrete

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 16:30

I think my builder used a jack hammer to break up a large area of cracked concrete and used it as a base for fake york stone slabs.

Home Baking

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 16:25

 Cardomom Short bread, slightly over-cooked as I got distracted. I think the carroway seed ones I made last week are the most impressive short bread I've ever made.

just reporting

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:45

Possibly 'C'est la guerre'(?) 'This is war' (?) I quite agree Alan; it is a fight to the death! Take no prisoners is my motto.


Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:41

Matty, why not feed when the flowers open?

Aaargh! the design of seed packets!

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:39

Good idea!

The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:37

I have a variagated Philodelphus which is lovely. I have a neighbour who thinks it is cruel to propagate variagated forms as it is a sickness of some kind. But then wonderful wood like burr walnut; isn't that some kind of sickness?

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

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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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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