Latest posts by Clarington

Strawberry Growing

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 20:56
I've had great success with strawberry plants in hanging baskets. I put a plastic coke bottle into the soil to keep it watered. No slugs to worry about even the birds left them alone as I think the swinging in the breeze put them off. (And of course I didn't have to worry about the dog peeing on them!)

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:22
Anyone need a giggle? I'm currently slow roasting the dog lambs heart to add to his dog casserole for tonight's supper.

I on the other hand have beans on toast to eat.

Spoilt much?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 14:30

Hosta I am glad you're back in the land of... well us. Enjoying having your lordship waiting on you (don't get too used to it though).


Dove: you're reminding me how just how much I hate shopping. Its not the shops (well it partly is) but all the people who seem to be in their own world with not a penny to care for others.


I've just done my time sheet for last week: 64 hours. Not bad for a 35 hour contract! Considering how ill I felt I'm a little impressed at myself for surviving (although can't help but think maybe forcing myself to do my job didn't help matters. Still it keeps me off the streets. 


I've still not decided on a plant for my classroom yet. I'm starting to wonder if perhaps trialling a fake one would be a good idea consider the abuse the room seems to get at the careless hands of people who really ought know better.

Pipes for watering

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 14:22

Because I am rather forgetful I have taken to "planting" 2 litre plastic drinks bottles next to my most thirsty of plants (especially strawberries in the summer as they are in hanging baskets) with holes poked through at regular intervals. I then top them up as I remember. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 17:32
Obelisk it's amazing how those who know are usually the worst offenders!

Pork is in the oven for a delayed Sunday roast. I know it sounds daft but do people still have proper roasts very often? I'm wondering whether it's one of those things is disappearing for the younger generation at least. I can't think of many of my friends who ever mention having a roast with all the trimmings.

Funny what your brain can come up with.

Lots of pots

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 17:22
I put mine in a dustbin hidden in the shed!

Buying trees online versus in the local garden centre

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 17:21

Blackmoor have trees at half price right now if that helps!? I've just been trying to decide if I want an apple tree in the middle of the lawn.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 11:59
Right guys just to warn you the kitchen is now sparkling. I WILL HURT ANYONE WHO MESSES IT UP!!!

Seriously I shouldn't be finding quite so many car parts in here people; isn't that what the lounge is for??

Solent; the weather here wasn't the most inspiring but is slowly breaking the sun out. I hope you get a little inspired; don't be tempted to pick up too many bargains though! It quickly turns into an addiction.

I'm making the most of the chance to dry clothes outside by giving the washing machine quite the work out. Hurrah for spring!

Finally got the green house cleaned out

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 08:36
I just *have* to post here in case people have missed this EPIC greenhouse!!! Seriously can I move in? Please?

Plugging a pond (or puddle)

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 08:21
How about mixing a small amoint of concrete?

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