Latest posts by Clarington

Bird sh*t on my sweetcorn

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 07:07

Just think how much poo farmers must have in their fields; do you really think they go around netting their plants? Relax. The main issue you'll have is the birds eating your crop; that can't be wiped off as easily.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 07:03

Morning all.

Decamped off to his family this weekend so am now tired with high blood pressure. Fortunately i have today off work and what a lovely list of chores await. It's big for a big shop for dog food, a big food shop for us, then 4 -5 hours of preparing dog meals for the freezer, the washing, ironing, that's just the start.

Apparently this weekend was to celebrate my birthday (two weeks ago); I would rather have had the weekend to relax and get jobs done in a more timely manner than sit listening to all the bickering. Next time we go down I might be forced to crush up sleeping tablets in everyone's drinks.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 15:58

Afternoon all. Looks like the weather is on the move again; very damp and lacking in spark. But the garden is growing; not least the grass which is already looking scruffy despite my cutting it on Tuesday!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 07:33

Oh Chicky they are special!

Feeling very lethargic the past few days, also my sugar cravings are back in full force. Not good. It has reminded me that the gP doesn't seen to have requested a bi-annual diabetes test this year like my old GP used to do. I wonder if I can get past the receptionist.

More sunshine, more exercise, more fruit, needed of course. 

Today at work I will be battling with IT support: lovely chaos they sent me all my equipment yesterday but I had a few issues.

1. No power supply for the laptop. In terms of being a big issue; this is a big issue.

2. Our office was designed long before technology became so plug socket heavy! Looks great on my desk, very professional, but theres not enough extension leads to plug everything in!

Still, wait til they see what my audit produced to be returned to them; amongst other things ELEVEN NOKIA BRICK PHONES. Brought in 2007 and left in a cupboard when they were replaced. I bet if I turn them on they'll still have half a battery left!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 21:19

Doesn't summer officially start on June 21st?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 17:46

evening all!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 16:27

Beautiful Pat.

Today I've been to Lincoln for work: I was very tempted to stay for a few hours to explore but another time. Is it just me or does the cathedral follow you everywhere?

I had a late night working on a project with a friend; 23:30 I was recording bedtime stories; little bears yawns were very realistic.

Now having a much needed mug of tea in the garden to the sound of a blackbirds, and five young girls next door. They certainly have a voice on them.

Struggling indoor garden

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 16:17

What is the temperature in  your office and what are the plants you're attempting to grow?

Bucket and container gardening

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 07:02

This method is fascinating and if you enjoy studying go for it. Everyone can do with learning more.

What I would suggest is consider the plants you want to grow; some plants don't require a complex maintenance system. 

I would use this method for growing fruit and vegetables rather than flowers for display.

Water Absorbing Polymer to combat above-normal summers and below-normal monsoons

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 06:55

This feels awfully like an advert. Unusual since paid & approved by GW adverts dont use this format.


Discussions started by Clarington

Watering tiny indoor plant pots: a solution!

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Suggestions for themed flowers

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

A friendly place for frolics and chat for all members to come together to socialise. 
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Cactus Display.

Any ideas and inspiration? 
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Can I use it for anything? 
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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

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Plant Swap

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Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

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Ideas for a small shady corner

(of the vegetable garden) 
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Tiny Plants

For tiny pots. 
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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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Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

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