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Latest posts by Clarington

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 08:55

Hmm posh labels there's an idea! I think I'll raid the garden centre again on Saturday morning and see if they've anything that would suit. Thanks KEF!

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 16:48
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Clari, he's probably got one but a nice chair/bench?  Bird table.  

Thanks Star Gaze, he's already got the chair and bench on a little decking area my partner built for him two years ago and they have many many bird feeders dotted around the area just outside the conservatory which is beautiful sit and watch the comings and goings of the birds / mice / squirrel.

I really think he's hit the point of having *everything*. Perhaps when I was last there I should have tripped and broken a few things to leave space for new gifts!


Posted: 09/12/2013 at 16:46

It made sense in my head!

karcher k 2.32.

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 15:15

Oh thank goodness you found it to be a simple fault before you'd sent it to be "serviced" !! We've never had a problem with Karcher pressure washing in fact three generations of my partners family all have one and swear by them (also their window washer is pretty fantastic too!)


Posted: 09/12/2013 at 15:05

Pottie Pam they are so beautiful! I've still not seen much life in the garden yet despite my masses of bird feeders. Hopefully the resident robin isn't thinking he can scoff the lot himself.

Andy you're so talented they look really nice!

Its proving a quiet day in the office here. So quiet I've just drawn up my plan for the garden I'm just stuck deciding whether to uproot the "hedge" of lavender to put it under where I want the washing line to go to fill the otherwise bare space and hopefully give the bedsheets a pleasant aroma or to leave them be along the footpath.

Oh and I've the raised pond to design and locate, the small apple tree to dig up and shift, the compost bin designs to consider... I'm worn out before I even get a spade out!

Removing privet hedge

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 14:56

Can you get a mini digger into your garden? You can get terribly compact diggers small enough to fit through a standard doorway (see link below) if you've a side gate. These would make short work of digging your hedge out! (We'll be hiring on in the new year).

Wooden Raised Beds

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 14:03

Gosh your garden is beautiful!

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 14:02

Bumping this back up to the top as I've a keen gardening Grandfather (his love is mainly for Alpines) to buy a gift for and I'm really struggling for something to get him that he hasn't already got himself.

Keep those great ideas coming dear sweet people!

Wooden Raised Beds

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 12:34

Afternoon all!

I'm going to (eventually) create three square raised beds for the vegetable plot by the greenhouse and I wondered how people start off the bases. Do you just lay the (pressure treated possible railway type sleepers if I can afford it) wood straight onto the soil or you do think it best to put some kind of liner down / sink breeze plots into the ground to give it some additional protection? Would I be best to also line the inside of the raised bed with something or does the mud not affect the wood greatly?

The best Christmas present

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 09:50

Gosh I feel such an ungrateful child I can't even remember what I was given throughout the years! (I'm going to blame the bump to the head I got in 2004 for ruining my memory).

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