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Latest posts by artjak

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:16

What an incredible photo I am so ignorant about moths, I didn't know this type existed

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:06

Mrs T 12, as another artist, I'm afraid I agree with Dove; that chap in the distance gives the walk some sense of the scale of it.

Little Ann, love that veg garden

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:00

chicky Many years ago I had a boyfriend who made beer and his bottles did the same; we were ankle deep in beer the next morning

It's my birthday

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:57

Have a fabulous evening Hogweed and a great year

Verdun, where does Spike like to go out for dinner? You might end up at McDonalds

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:53

Nut, the Gooseberry didn't go mad, so that is a bit worrying, but I made it in early July I think. But it never bubbled much. I won't bottle it yet in case there is that 2nd fermentation. I've racked it once from the big demi-john into 1 gallon ones, to make room for the Pear in the big demi-john.

It is the Pear that is worrying me; all those bubbles coming out of the airlock and liquid pooling on the gravel tray beneath.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:48

I have never experienced what you are all going through with elderly parents, but all of you are showing such kindness towards people who are frustratingly and sadly ceasing to be the parents that you knew and loved. It is very moving to read your posts.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:42

This year I have made Gooseberry, Damson and Pear wine. I am NOT a very knowledgable or experienced wine maker, so any advice is welcome. The Gooseberry is looking quite clear, the Damson is gently bubbling away, but the Pear is going mad; luckily I have the very big 'demi-john ' standing on a large gravel tray as it has been bubbling out of the top for the last 3 days!

I find the problem with wine recipes is that they give you the outline, but not the specific measurements (like how much yeast and yeast nutrient EXACTLY)

No excuse

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:36

I've made wine from the pears; so am going to start a wine making thread

No excuse

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 18:28

With a very dry pot, put it in the sink/large bucket and submerge it for 1/2 an hour or so, then take it out and let it drain. You have nothing to lose and it works for me.

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:55

Nut

Discussions started by artjak

What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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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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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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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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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