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Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:46

Obelix, that box/chest you painted is original and professional

If you go to Johnsons Leyland, they will mix any colour you want, they do very good versions of Farrow and Ball for far less and the quality is good. I did the outside of my house in F&B Dorset Cream using Johnsons exterior paint and am pleased with the way it has lasted.

Obviously they can't achieve the very matt finish of some of F&B's emulsion paints, but one would varnish or wax it anyway. They can mix, I believe, 15000 colours I'm a professional in this field and often recommend their paint to clients who are balking at the price of F&B, Annie Sloan, Paint Library etc.

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:35

Dove, do you have to cook them at all? ...and I'm sure it can't be half a century

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:50

You can pickle Nasturtium seeds as a substitute for capers. Never had them myself, but I get through so many jars of capers perhaps I should try

Very nice tree?

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:47

Lovely tree Very unusual bark. Sorry can't help, but someone will be along soon who can I expect.

Quick hello from me

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:46

Welcome Chrisnchris, hope you enjoy the forum

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:42

Dove, thank you for that suggestion; do you think they would munch their way through it?

Forum names

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:13

Great to see this thread back

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 16:52

FG, when the builders start you may have to be a bit 'Head Prefect' with them so they don't damage your garden. I have spent about 40 years working on building sites and have seen stunning gardens wrecked in minutes.

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 16:46

Cleared out under the kitchen sink this morning and found...a large box of unopened mouse poison that the mice had half eaten! But I know they are still alive as I heard one blundering around in there at 5.30 this morning. The Jack Russell would not go into the cupboard even after I had vacuumed up everything, she just put her ears flat and refused to go in.

Went and got new poison already in containers, put 2 in there. All cloths and dusters have been boiled and will now go into plastic boxes for protection. (I don't look after my jewelry this well!) I can guess where they are getting in; around the pipework, but that is a difficult area to block off, though will try with some MDF I've got.

Foxglove

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:45

To be cautious, I would also sow some in a seed tray in a cold frame or greenhouse then prick them out into larger pots, when they are 3 or 4 cm high

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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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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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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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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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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