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Latest posts by artjak

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:17

BM, I like that zinc bath and is that a footbath in the pic below the blue chair?

Obelix, the bottle wall is wonderful; does the sun shine through it and sparkle?

Making a potting bench

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Fibreclay pots

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:57

Not sure what fibre clay is, but when drilling things like tiles I always use masking tape to try and stop cracks and of course a masonry bit.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:54

Morning Glory is a climber, but flowers as the name suggests in the morning, so I always plant it facing East.

That Hollyhock is sensational

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:52

Making a potting bench

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:51

I now have all the equipment for making this bench, local metal worker will cover the top in aluminium. But while I psyche myself up to make it (I may be punching above my weight carpentry wise) I have made a primitive leaf mould container.

 Weighted down with stone at the base. I actually 'sewed' it together (no sniggering at the back there) with plastic covered garden wire.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:45

If we are still talking about shabby chic, this is a cheap Ikea kitchen stool I painted a while back; I like Cath Kidston's designs, but the colours are a bit too...well, pink for me

 When I worked in the United Arab Emirates in the mid nineties the only cotton sheets (as opposed to polyester - far too hot) were cheap Chinese ones which were exactly like Cath Kidston ones, but probably poorer quality.

Also, forgive me if I have posted this before, I found this in a charity shop a fe


w months ago, a tapestry fire screen of Anne Hathaways cottage. It was probably done in the 1930's. When I dismantled it to clean the inside of the glass I found the design was by 'PENNY' which I think was a well known brand of tapestry design.

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:17

Lunch today was almost the last of the Broad Beans, Runner Beans, Lettuce, the first tomato from the g/h and the Calaloo mix from yesterday; love this time of the year!

Neighbour garden issues

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:12

If it is a modern housing estate, do you pay a small service charge for maintenance of the public green areas? If so, there must be some form of management company who you could approach.

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:58

I think it will work fine with that combo

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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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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