Clarington


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Saffron crocus

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:26

I noticed Crocus the company advertising it in their latest junk mail. I do wish they'd not tempt people with it without explaining that it hardly grows like weeds!

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:23

Evening all.


I think I need to admit defeat and see a doctor about my back. It's broken anyway (5 places) but the pain level seems to be creeping ever higher and now I've siatica in both legs. Of course it would choose to do this on a Friday evening. Why do things always seem to kick in on a Friday? 


His lordship is away tonight so I full intend on making full use of all the bed blankets, and pillows. No lounge means no where comfortable to sit so I can lay here and really design my redesign for the garden.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 07:14

Pat I hope your washing dries! I don't miss the winter washing; although at present it's looking too risky for me to hang washing out. Off tomorrow so will have a mass washing session tomorrow; the house is too full of plaster dust to dry anything in doors.


I think I need to incorporate a under cover feature somehow to hang washing in the winter; the future in laws have a carport that's ideal. The closest I have is the greenhouse!

ponds

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:29

ponds

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:28


From natural to ornamental. I have a rectangular deep pond with no sides or shelving to help wildlife gain access. This is how I'm trying to balance the two; it is alive with frogs and birds stand on the pebbles to wash so must be working.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 06:53

Morning all. Grey and raining here; I feel so sorry for the community event we're taking a fire engine too in Doncaster this afternoon.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 18:47

I have chicken breast, courgette, sweet potato, mushrooms... and no idea what I'm going to make for supper. Does anyone want to motivate me? Doves meatballs sound appealing.


Liri; I think you'll find a way to make the planters suit you're style and add an impact in the darker months. 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:41

Oh Lilly! We've had our problems with Reggie but never serious chewing fortunately. His whole behaviour calmed down when we switched him to raw food but have you thought about a thunder jacket? They're meant to be very soothing for stressed dogs (I'm getting one for the fireworks season).

what qualities do you need to be a good gardener

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:35
Newb says:

Clarington says:

To be a true gardener you must be willing to get muddy, and have patience! Just watch all those people who every year go to B&Q and buy instant colour for their garden. That's not gardening. That's decorating.


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 +1 for patience and you need more of it when OH looks at those "decorared houses" and tells you how neat and nice they are as compared to our place 😏


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 I'd be more measuring him up for the compost bin if he said something like that to me!

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