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Latest posts by Clarington

Time to get busy!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:36

I love how even when I just nip in here for a couple of minutes I suddenly find myself wanting to expand my projects list again and again! Is it marigolds you're meant to grow with tomatoes? I'm not a keen fan of marigolds but if they'd work for my toms and then I'd be able to embark on making hand cream they might seem more favourable!


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:18

My passion used to be my work;  I was happy when I was called in for overtime or my phone went off at 02:30 with a customer calling for help. My friends thought me mad but honestly I was never happier. 

Now, after moving jobs when I made the foolish decision to give everything up to support my boyfriend when he got a very good job offer 100 miles from where I lived,  work is just a job. No spark and the most excitement we get is the odd power cut. Its awful and I've no idea how to look forward to another 40 years of this.

Then I realise, my boss pays me well but expects very little of me, so while I can't always get out to enjoy the lovely weather I am now on revision 67 of my vegetable garden 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:07

Need a top up Chicky?

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 15:47

Reported as potential spam KEF?

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:08

Garden juice just reminds me of the compost bins when they've had a little too much fresh fruit and not enough brown material.


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:31

Morning all!  Hope your fog lights work!


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:59

I'm still happy that weeds are growing in my garden. Sounds weird doesn't it? In my last garden (rental property) I cleared the very overgrown garden (by hand - no chemicals used) in August. Roll on to the next August and not a single weed had grown. I often wondered what they'd done to that soil!


Right, bed time soon! 

What's the best thing to do with daffodils when the flower has died

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:55

I can't believe your daffs are dying down already. Mine only flowered today!

Conjoined Daffodils

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:24


Get if off your chest.

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:27
Fidget - they didn't. He even got a new car from his insurance as I wrote his off.

Scroggin - my first car was 1964 Vauxhall Whose steering wheel lacked a crumple zone meaning it would push you through your seat ribs or no ribs. It taught me to be very aware of my stopping distances.

Discussions started by Clarington

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 10:09

Heated propagators

When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 19:32

Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Last Post: 24/02/2014 at 13:14

Native Pond Plants

Looking for ideas to add height and colour 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 09:03

Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 16:20

Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 14:20

How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

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Last Post: 22/01/2014 at 21:36

Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 12:36

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 20:47

Big Bold Purple Plants (for August 2014)

Ideas for wedding plants needed! 
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Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 14:51

Blogs to keep us contented over the wet wintery weather

Add links to your blogs here! 
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Last Post: 05/01/2014 at 14:18

Pond Fabrication

What is the best material to use? 
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Last Post: 30/12/2013 at 18:31

Compost Bins

What's the "best" out there? 
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Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 08:47

Wooden Raised Beds

What do you do to the wood to preserve it? 
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Last Post: 09/12/2013 at 21:38

How long can you save seeds / bulbs for?

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