Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:02

Fate obviously thinks we need these things in our life Panda.

Here's hoping our partners also agree because I'm not sure I can hide many more things 

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 21:35

Cody was that an Aldi purchase propagator?  I came home with one earlier for my chilli seeds!


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 21:28

Panda - I went to Aldi earlier to get a few essentials.

Came home with a heated propergator.... oops!!

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 21:25

My costs are mostly tools because I'm just starting out. Its best I don't try to work out what I'm spending it'll take the fun out of gardening! 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:36

If I can help in anyway when the time comes I'd very much like too.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 16:38

What's the course you're studying at James? And indeed the college? These are two things that most good students who come on here asking questions give us as a polite introduction to themselves before asking questions. It seems to put people at rest and makes them more willing to be helpful, and allows us - should we be worried to contact the college to make sure you are who you claim to be. I am amazed your tutor wont have suggested you do this.

For me it is a Bosch battery powered.

Good luck with whatever it is you want from us.

Winter Tree wash

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 14:07

Can someone explain what the winter wash does? I've an apple tree (not sure what type), a crab apple, and a pear tree in the garden but I can never remember my mother washing any of the many apple trees in her garden.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 11:57

The sun is doing its best to peek in through the blinds at work. I hope its going some way into drying out the UK.

Feeling very unmotivated at work today, I really need to win that lottery so I can afford to work part time. If I had a pillow I'd be asleep on my desk right now!

Trying to inspire myself by trying to work out how I want the planting around the apple tree to be laid out... and indeed what plants I could grow there in the relative shade of the tree / green house. I've dug all the soil to dig in more fresh top soil and fertiliser for the tree (half of its roots area will be covered by slate) and the moss I was digging through assures me that its not the sunniest of spots! I wanted to put herbs like rosemary there but I'm now not sure it'll be bright enough.

Greenhouse was 1'C this morning and the pond partly frozen over. My poor fish are coming back from their holiday home this weekend all being well - I hope its not too much of a shock to them! We haven't any plants in it yet (non are available and I left my old pond plants at the other house) just plastic drain piping I've rigged up to act as an area for them to hide in.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 09:11

KEF - the green house is fine, though I am now a little more keen to move the rest of the top soil mountain as I am a little worried it might collapse with any more rain and go tumbling through. Fortunately the garden seems to have survived just fine - I was very worried about the apple tree (since the ground has been disturbed nearby with the pond going in and I've dug all the top soil around one side to replenish it with new and feed it) but a fallen tree would be nothing compared to what others are going through. I am however very grateful to have hedges through most of the back garden - we drove past the house where we used to live not long ago to find the fences had finally succumbed to the weather and had disappeared down the road.

Plenty of rubbish from the neighbours has made it into the front garden (they don't seem to like sealing their rubbish with a lid so it often makes for an escape) so looks like that'll be this evenings job to tidy up.

Please keep safe everyone - this is no weather to be making undue risks for!

Cats in the graden

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 07:18

We've been having a problem with the neighbours cat and I'm finding using short canes in freshly dug soil and scaring the cat off when we're in the garden is having a positive effect Even though we both work full time.

When the vege garden is finished I'll be using chicken wire too keep the cats away.


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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Recommended Suppliers? 
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