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Latest posts by Clarington

Strange growth on allium

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 07:28

How / when do you harvest the seeds?


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 07:24

Runnybeak - the vets don't seem overly concerned and think that he might have ibs but I'm pushing for more tests to make sure as nothing seems to settle things down. Well he slept through the night comfortably I just need to start warming up to lift him through the vets door.

Dippy eggs! Haven't had those in a while!


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:14

So we've been knocked back on one funding bid (boss submitted it.... a month too late), the dog has once again exploded ALL OVER the hallway (how you get it behind the radiator I've no idea) and a magnetic sign off the van fell off today somewhere in Sheffield.

Vets called: take him in tomorrow, partner has helped clean up by hanging a car freshener in the hallway (cheers for that sweetie: I'll just do the rest shall I) and appeal on twitter just in case someone finds the magnet (would be nice for something to go right tonight).

The weeds are taking over the garden. I may resort to death by flame thrower.


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 21:08

Please excuse the smell. His Lordship safely returned from his bike ride and hasn't showered and the dog has exploded in the hallway. I am so very tempted to rip the carpet up and dispose of it via the black bin...


... shame he's also managed to hit the wallpaper, my sewing machine, and the tent.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:52

The rhubarb is wonderful but my strawberries are a long way off being near ready to consume! Mind you I'm still wearing a vest so many the weather is a little chillier up here.

We have the herbs but are now running out of last years garlic. I'm not looking hopeful at a good harvest and someone's paws crushed every onion so that might be a wash out too.


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:50

Afternoon all. What a very strange few days! I feel like I need a week off just to catch up... ha like that'll happen.

His Lordship has informed me that he is going to cycle home tonight so I will need to drop him off at work tomorrow morning. Does this sudden burst of exercise mean he'll be getting up early to walk the dog so I can divert to his place of work or will I be given that honour? 

Perhaps not answer that one until he actually manages to cycle home without my having to pick him up. The bike hasn't been used for a year at least! No idea what has sparked this sudden interest in exercise: every time I mention digging the vegetable patch he doesn't seem too keen to loose the belly.

Right. Best get the washing machine on another load. It'll be worn out!


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:48

Fairygirl you just reminded me!  My neighbours girls like to sit in the back of their dads pick up with their friends. Its as far from the house as they can get but that means they're closer to me in my own garden. Doesn't bother us as we can't see them but yesterday while I was pottering around and realised they were talking about...


These girls are all junior school at most. They're small, sweet, and generally should be innocent to life. I damn near choked when I heard them deciding on which boy to kiss! 

This must have been the first time that I wished my hearing was just a little but worse! (Really need to find lipreading course!)

Funny pest control !!!

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:34

Primrose my bronze fennel is covered in aphids if you want some. No lady bugs around to help me!


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:30

*yawns* just six hours more sleep please!

Hosta go for it! 


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:48

Good luck with your rubbish moving Jo.

It's looking lovely up here this morning, alas there is a cold victorian building awaiting my working hours but it keeps me mostly out of trouble (I say mostly as this week for I have personally brought two display cases and a van for the education team - still need to go and get some more printing paper too! Still, we all buy the odd thing for work right...?) 

His lordship has been rudely awoken by the dog twice this week so far - I think the dog is enjoying it more than I am! 


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