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Latest posts by artjak

Her Poor knees

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 10:50

I have one as Frank describes above, very good but I still prefer knee pads; I get the JCB ones from B&Q. They are made for big fat men's legs, so I shorten the strap by sewing it, to fit my skinny legs. They also keep my knees warm when gardening in winter.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:42

FG, hope you are better. I'm ok now I think.

Nut, thanks for reminding me to go for jab - I've never had a bad reaction, Dove that must have been very worrying.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:10

LK, Nut and Rb

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:28

Thank you LK and BM

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:26

FG, are you not well also?

Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:47

Thanks for these ideas FG and ND.

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:40

Not sure about Magnolias' requirements, but there are many different varieties; Spring flowering, Autumn flowering etc. They are quite common in small London front gardens, so I assume they don't cause problems. There is one in Holland Park Avenue that I use to love seeing.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:36

 TBird, I had to get the size smaller than I normally take as they are made pretty large.

Moles in my compost bins.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:31

I agree with Dove, turn the compost and every time you pass by hit the bin with a cane. Are they plastic bins (Daleks) or timber bays with carpet on top?

If you can get hold of one of those irritating birthday cards that whines 'Happy Birthday' for ages, put that in the bin, I believe they last for about 3 weeks before the battery runs out.

A shovel of horse manure will help replace the worms and also may be disliked by the moles. My neighbour swears by a mechanical mole catcher, but that does involve killing them.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

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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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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