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Latest posts by artjak

What is this strange plant growing on a gorse?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:43

Bob, thank you for that wonderful link; I also watched the 2000 year old Magnolia seed developing and the fungi releasing their spores; incredible


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:30

That hot-heap compost may still need to 'cure' for a month or 2. I have seen very high tech snazzy versions of this at the Sandringham cafe/restaurant. I think the compost was made in about 18 days, but the professional gardeners on the estate, combined with the instructions that went with the machine did not apply the compost for some time after; it was left in an open compost bay I believe.

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:24

Verdun, I think your mother is very lucky to have such a caring son.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:22

Love the litle glass vase arrangement

Gardening Buddy.

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:16

Lilly P, Flossie stays until there is someone she can bark at and then goes haring down the garden barking all the way (she was going behind the studio and taking a short cut across the veg patch - so had to make little gate to stop that route - she instantly learnt how to open the gate so it is now very secure) I then go haring down the garden behind her brandishing a squeezy bottle of water shouting 'No barking' and 'in the house'. This eventually works, we do this several times each morning and it keeps us very fit

Gardening Buddy.

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 10:31

The Vigilante at the gate

 Flossie-Flo, the terror of the area

Watering trays on a seed rack

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:49

I buy seed and gravel trays at the same time to make sure they fit each other. Some brands are slightly different sizes.

Storing potted herbs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:46

You could bring the mint and chives in so that you can carry on using them; I have some on the kitchen windowsill.

The Garden Media Guild Awards 2014

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:44

I can't open the page on your website that lists last year's winners

It's my birthday

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:35

Happy Birthday Panda and have a lovely year

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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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
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