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Latest posts by artjak

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

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 10:28

Tootles, I agree about Nigel Slater's Toast - especially the bit about the family's first encounter with Parmesan. He is a very good writer, in fact I much prefer his writing to his rather curious manner on Television.

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 10:25

Frank, those toms sound delicious.

Pretty squally here, the Jack Russell loved her morning walk with her raincoat on (her fur takes so long to dry that a raincoat is the answer).

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 10:22

Happy birthday and have a great year

Overgrown Garden

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 19:59

daryl2 can we see pics of what you have done?

tools missing in action (MIA)

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 19:56

archiepam, do they also borrow your clothes?

compost

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 19:55

philippa, I so agree that a compost bin is more interesting than TV! Especially soap operas In a compost bin, you have LIFE, DEATH, DECOMPOSITION; ok you may have that stuff on East Enders, but East Enders does not produce Black Gold - wonderful growing medium for your plants

tools missing in action (MIA)

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 19:47

My drill (bought as a Christmas present by my rather DIY innocent brother 42 years ago who said to the sales assistant in Selfridges 'My sister wants a drill with a vibrator' - I had asked for a drill with a hammer action) still has it's original chuck key because I keep it attached to the lead with a piece of string which has only had to be replaced once in 42 years. I have bought other drills to put my old one out to grass, the first one the chuck flew off so I returned it to the shop, the second one is so low powered I just use it permanently for countersinking. It is not allowed to do anything else until it grows up!

A little treat.

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:46

Love the pics

How Would You Over-Winter These?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:44

One of my neighbours has a gardener who digs them up before the frosts (they are in a large trough outside ) and stores the roots in an outhouse, wrapped in straw or similar.

Overgrown Garden

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:41

Can you do a photo from an upstairs window, so we get the whole thing?

It is going to be a very interesting and ultimately rewarding project and this really is a good time of year to make a start. You won't be stuck indoors at the weekends this winter!

Discussions started by artjak

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: Yesterday at 09:59

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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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
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