Clarington


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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 18:47

I have chicken breast, courgette, sweet potato, mushrooms... and no idea what I'm going to make for supper. Does anyone want to motivate me? Doves meatballs sound appealing.


Liri; I think you'll find a way to make the planters suit you're style and add an impact in the darker months. 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:41

Oh Lilly! We've had our problems with Reggie but never serious chewing fortunately. His whole behaviour calmed down when we switched him to raw food but have you thought about a thunder jacket? They're meant to be very soothing for stressed dogs (I'm getting one for the fireworks season).

what qualities do you need to be a good gardener

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:35
Newb says:

Clarington says:

To be a true gardener you must be willing to get muddy, and have patience! Just watch all those people who every year go to B&Q and buy instant colour for their garden. That's not gardening. That's decorating.


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 +1 for patience and you need more of it when OH looks at those "decorared houses" and tells you how neat and nice they are as compared to our place 😏


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 I'd be more measuring him up for the compost bin if he said something like that to me!

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Posted: 10/08/2016 at 06:58

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what qualities do you need to be a good gardener

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 06:57

To be a true gardener you must be willing to get muddy, and have patience! Just watch all those people who every year go to B&Q and buy instant colour for their garden. That's not gardening. That's decorating.

Grrrr!!!

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 06:55

Eww!!

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 06:54

Beautiful prize Fairy!


I accidentally fed the dog tripe instead of meat chunks (both are in the same bags in the freezer). The smells he is creating while I'm trying to drink tea in bed are most offensive.


Went and swapped some plants with parents as we met up for a meal. I now have a LOT of basil. Not sure what we're eating tonight but it'll be basil laden!

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:18

Pat; funny you mention strawberries I grow no end of them. But my partner hates them so I always seem to grow them for the birds. Still as long as someone enjoys them!


Day off today; hurrah! Off to see the family for lunch so lots of driving involved. I think I've done "something" to my back. Not sure what yet; I'm hoping it'll settle down without the need to bring out the big drugs.


Still I'll break my journey up with a walk around Ikea. The very expensive lights we brought won't work in the hallway so I need to find some other options.

June wedding flowers

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 13:10

When planned my wedding I went for flower displays IN POTS. You can get beautiful pots and of course they'll be easy to bring in and out as required to force if the weather is poor / too good. A quick headdead the day before and anyone can plonk them on the table.


Plus no one would notice fake Moss to cover the cover..  or even fake flowers!

Why do I not get flowers?!

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 13:07

This'll sound daft but are you looking after them TOO WELL? 


So they have no need to flower I.e. produce the next generation.

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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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bulk purchase of terricota pots

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