Latest posts by artjak

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:48

FG I once held the door open at Horrids (Harrods) for some people coming in behind me (as one does) and about 6 Japanese business men walked in and completely ignored me. I said v. loudly 'Excuse me but I think you have forgotten something'. They all turned round, very alarmed; 'You have forgotten your MANNERS'. They all looked appropriately ashamed Job done.

Wild garlic seeds help

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:40

I have some wild garlic; bought them as young plants, I grow them surrounded by weed suppressing membrane covered in pea shingle as I know they are invasive. The leaves are great in spring salads.

My Little Project

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:34

Can you give us a photo taken from a high window? Then we can see the whole thing

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:30

OL, could you not put a nicely dilapidated bench just outside that area?

BM; looking forward to seeing pics

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:25

Nut, I will work it all out tomorrow and let you know; I assume you will need a cup of coffee before we leave

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:20

I think that there is more difference between personalities than there is between the genders.

There is NOT equal pay for men and women in the UK.

Women and men have been brainwashed by the culture that they grew up in to believe that there are certain things that a woman can and may do and certain things that a man can and may do. By 'culture' I mean the pressure within your family. I was very lucky to have far more influence from my father than my mother; so I believe that I can do virtually anything, except knitting

As I am now approaching 30 () I realise that there are limitations to my strength. But that would apply to a man also. In my 20s, I was a truck driver doing household removals (I needed a break between being a graphic designer and being an artist) and though I could not carry as much weight as a large man (or woman) my brain took over and I figured out a way to do the task.

The only limitations are imposed by our conditioning and our inability to get rid of it!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:35

OL, that bit of your garden looks fabulous; love the fence, very redolent of cottage gardens at Chelsea Flower Show. Do you have an old bench in there?

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:30

In the nineties, I was working on a building site in the US Virgin Islands. The guys assembled a scaffold tower for me and then said,'How will you get up there?'

'On the integral ladder, just like you did' was my reply. I can't imagine what was going through their heads; did they think I would need a fork lift to get up there?

Avocado pit

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 07:30

Avocados can actually suffer from sunburn; how they manage to grow them in places like Israel I don't know. A friend once grew an avocado in his bathroom; it grew so large that he trained it to go around the edge of the ceiling, it looked wonderful

Growing basil and other herbs

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 07:24

Tomsk, I use those supermarket plants often, but I just pot them up and keep in the kitchen. They are usually quite etiolated and would need hardening off before planting outside in case there is a cold night.

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