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Latest posts by Clarington

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 21:30

I've some normal red ones I'm considering forcing for May - how are the flowers pollinated in the greenhouse? Sorry if that seems a silly question! )


I'll definately re pot the pineberry when it gets warm and hopefully have a very fertile year!


(My apologies Bio for distracting from your original question).


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:24

Evening all.

I'm trying to figure out when to start my potatoes. It makes a a nice distraction from my chores! 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:20

Why does one assume one wouldn't want to read our wee Brums view of the world? I find people's enthusiasms most intriguing. 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 15:44

Have you ever thought of writing a blog rather than limiting yourself to the constraint of the morning and evening threads with which to regale the world of your every notion?

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 15:30

Really? That's a shame it seemed such a simple idea since I can remember my grandparents using egg shells as a deterrent. Oh well it'll be broken down calcium for some creature of the garden no doubt. Looks like I'd better not give up on my chop sticks in the evening method then.

DIY heated propagator

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 15:29

Alan - it looks like you can get them from pretty much anywhere! For instance looking on eBay I find photographs exactly the same as the ones Brum has posted earlier.

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:12

Roughly on the topic of slugs. I don't know if I got the idea of doing this from this forum or elsewhere but I have of late been collecting my egg shells as they're used - washing them out in soapy water and then popping them in the oven for 10 minutes when I'm cooking dinner to kill any nasties and dry them out.

I now have half a jar full of egg shells (crushing them slightly to save on space since they'll be crushed eventually anyway) ready to use when I sew seedlings out into the garden.

Does anyone else have any novel ideas for keeping the slugs at bay?

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:57

I don't think they ever really fell asleep this year.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:15

No fasting when you're unwell!! It'll do you no good what so ever. Just eat normally for a few days and give your body the food and energy it needs to recover properly.

Good luck with your architect Fairy. I hate it when you find asshats like him who don't listen to what their customers want and get blindsided by what is "easiest".

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:11

The brand I used was Evergreen Complete Soluble Lawn Feeder and Weed Killer (you can buy it from pretty much anywhere). I don't know about pets though (I didn't think to look) you might need to keep them off the lawn until it dries?

Discussions started by Clarington

KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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Fungus on ones strawberries!!

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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Native Pond Plants

Looking for ideas to add height and colour 
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Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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