London (change)
Today 18°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 9°C


Latest posts by artjak

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Will do

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:39

'You are nearer Gods heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth'. This is a quote from a well known poem, but can't find the dictionary of quotations to tell you more details. 'The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth...' something like that

garden problem

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:36

joyce, so sorry you are feeling exhausted. Hopefully your new garden, with no lawn to mow will be lovely.

Been watching this crysalis

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:33

Fabulous RB, perhaps Nut will know what it is.


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:31

Hello chris, is this well rotted manure that you have bought bagged from a Garden Centre? Or is this from a meadow near you? There is a difference.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:25

Latest news on thick pear wine; I did the chemistry test - 1 part wine to 3.5 parts meths. Did it form fine strings? Yes, so that means it is a pectin haze apparently.

So to rectify use 1 cup of wine, 1 tsp pectolase, stir once every hour for 4 hours, strain through muslin into 1 gall wine. Leave for 4 days and it should clear.

I will wait and see what happens as I still have another 3 or 4 galls to go.

I love all this chemistry stuff: they didn't build the science lab at school till the year I left, I have the strange feeling that they held off until then. ('we can build it in '63 - artjak's leaving then - we'll be safe')

Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 19:25

Hopeless G; would we shout at you? Never! With Buddleia, they are so full of life that you can do what you want with them. I'm going to cut mine back the moment it has finished flowering to about 15 cm high. At the moment it is 2.5 metres high...and I know it will be back next spring

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 12:13

Thanks Dove

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 12:08

FG, I agree about the chard; if I had more flower bed space I would def grow chard there

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 11:30

pennypat, I'm completely addicted to Great British Bake off, but I don't have much of a sweet tooth (excluding marzipan) So I don't think I'll be making decorated cakes, but I find the techniques fascinating

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
Replies: 6    Views: 290
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

Replies: 40    Views: 1243
Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
Replies: 13    Views: 518
Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
Replies: 4    Views: 443
Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
Replies: 4    Views: 470
Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
Replies: 34    Views: 1312
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
Replies: 0    Views: 403
Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
Replies: 49    Views: 1841
Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
Replies: 1    Views: 395
Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
Replies: 5    Views: 452
Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
Replies: 52    Views: 1753
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? 
Replies: 27    Views: 788
Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
Replies: 2    Views: 447
Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
Replies: 2    Views: 414
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
Replies: 24    Views: 1156
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55
1 to 15 of 61 threads