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Latest posts by artjak

Dinner time

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:19

I tend not to do pastry, so do the same sort of egg/veg mix as a fritatta. Great warm or cold

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:17

BM, I like that zinc bath and is that a footbath in the pic below the blue chair?

Obelix, the bottle wall is wonderful; does the sun shine through it and sparkle?

Making a potting bench

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Fibreclay pots

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:57

Not sure what fibre clay is, but when drilling things like tiles I always use masking tape to try and stop cracks and of course a masonry bit.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:54

Morning Glory is a climber, but flowers as the name suggests in the morning, so I always plant it facing East.

That Hollyhock is sensational

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:52

Making a potting bench

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:51

I now have all the equipment for making this bench, local metal worker will cover the top in aluminium. But while I psyche myself up to make it (I may be punching above my weight carpentry wise) I have made a primitive leaf mould container.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54215.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Weighted down with stone at the base. I actually 'sewed' it together (no sniggering at the back there) with plastic covered garden wire.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:45

If we are still talking about shabby chic, this is a cheap Ikea kitchen stool I painted a while back; I like Cath Kidston's designs, but the colours are a bit too...well, pink for me

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54209.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 When I worked in the United Arab Emirates in the mid nineties the only cotton sheets (as opposed to polyester - far too hot) were cheap Chinese ones which were exactly like Cath Kidston ones, but probably poorer quality.

Also, forgive me if I have posted this before, I found this in a charity shop a fe

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54214.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

w months ago, a tapestry fire screen of Anne Hathaways cottage. It was probably done in the 1930's. When I dismantled it to clean the inside of the glass I found the design was by 'PENNY' which I think was a well known brand of tapestry design.

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:17

Lunch today was almost the last of the Broad Beans, Runner Beans, Lettuce, the first tomato from the g/h and the Calaloo mix from yesterday; love this time of the year!

Neighbour garden issues

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:12

If it is a modern housing estate, do you pay a small service charge for maintenance of the public green areas? If so, there must be some form of management company who you could approach.

Discussions started by artjak

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: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

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

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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