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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:22

Water pistol. 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:11

It seems a shame to spend a day like this in the office (especially when my garden has a huge to do list!) Dove

I hope it at least lasts til late evening so I can potter about tomorrow before the storm hits!

Garden up Sheffield

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:09

Oh dear its not looking good is it. 

Does anyone know if there's parking nearby available? I don't like the idea of walking from the train station through a thunderstorm! 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:02

Up early to enjoy the lovely sunshine.  It's glorious out there!

Now back in bed with a cup of tea. Just work to get over then we're done for the week. Yay!

Garden up Sheffield

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:25

Oh!! I'd forgotten all about this!


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:25

That's me to a t Rosemummy!  Being around his family is hard work as they have no concept of NOT SHOUTING over each other and talking loud enough to wake the dead (they must think my family terribly quiet and "seen but not heard" in comparison! ) - I'm happiest on my own in the greenhouse with filtered natural noises or my odd choice of music on a low setting. Come Christmas when we're trapped inside with all the family I'm a complete wreak. Must learn some coping techniques it can't do grandma any good getting her tipsy all week so she falls asleep.

I keep trying to give my friend plants but only the lavender has ever survived which is more luck than anything else. They're just too busy at the moment - but at this rate she'll be getting an iou!

Lesley - plants seem to love some well rotted horse muck and its so much cheaper than trying to condition the soil with fertiliser or bags of compost. Plus I really need the exercise! 

Right. Time to climb into bed and hope the sun is still around in the morning.  Sweet dreams all!


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:29
Went to Homebase to look for a friends birthday gift.

Came out with 12 strawberry plants, 2 garlic chives, and a blackcurrant "stick" for ??3... and no present for my friend! Women are so hard to shop for! Why can't they all like herb gardens?!

Also - my hearing is TOO good! The reason I can't hear is because (we think) my brain just can't process all the noises its bombarded with!

Right. I'm going to have another pottle around the garden - the sun has popped out and its lovely!

Talkback: Growing chillies from seed

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 16:37

Norfolk Chilli Farm.

Have you any advice on over wintering chillies? I know a few of us may be giving it a go this year.


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 15:02

Sorry what was about wet salad that Mrs G? Really hope your CV writing goes well - there's loads of websites out there to help (I have a template for the CV bit but the covering notes are awfully hard work!)

Lesley - The migraines have been put down to food intolerances / stomach issues and you'll be pleased to know have almost completely gone now I'm on a restricted diet. My GP is very good when I can get to see him but its very hard to get an appointment so I tend to use private companies as the first port of call and then see the GP if it needs following up which I think I'll do if I don't pass the test - bonus is that I don't have to miss as much time off work!

Lesley - advantage of moving horse muck in the rain is that no one can tell how much you're sweating! Plus it means when the weather is good I can do "fun" things in the garden

KEF - gosh they must be good because I can neither sing nor dance! It would be nice to be able to sing a little, just enough not to get frowned at.

Stacey - I had enough difficulty not imagining the lights when they tested my periphery vision! I saw the damn things the whole way home!


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 13:54

Thanks Steve. I know there's *something* not right with my hearing - we just need to find if its my ears or my brain that's the problem! I had an eye test with them some months ago when I was investigating my continuing headaches and its so much easier to get an appointment with them than it is trying to even get hold of my GP to arrange a referral.

Just hope I don't need hearing aids - £500 for a basic pair £1,500 for the high end stuff? Ouch!! That would be my plant budget burnt out for years!

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