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Latest posts by Clarington

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:48

Even if the mum is expecting the lad is old enough to be able to remember!

I hope at least his food was tasty for the others and that they had a really good night.


Next time he's invited / asks to attend you'll at least have a good reason to be reserved or expect his family to put him in a taxi!


What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:38

Dove - did you get your extract? Used ours and the difference in a day was amazing!


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:36

Lovely sun here but we're at the families so I just have to hope the garden is dry tomorrow.

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:34

I just put a sharp gardening knife through them!

Human irrigation system

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:31

Hoping it all goes well today x

Best temp for both citrus and apples?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:20

Caters - what are you planning for your garden? Somewhere nice to sit out with a few fruits and vegetables or a more regimented self-sufficiency drive? Knowing this'll help people understand what view point you're coming from.


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:03

I'll put a photo up of the toms some time over the weekend - they've grown massively - way bigger than others I planted just a few days later but the leafs were all wilted like I'd abandoned them to dry out. Could they be getting too hot in the conservatory? I was sure I read about not feeding them til they flower and generally treating them keen but I'm not sure they look like they'll last much longer!

Mrs G - you're more than welcome to the join in the party. Be warned with this family to expect arguing, fussing, tantrums over the tiniest of things, the dogs getting higher priority on the sofa than grandfather... my family positively sit in a darkened room eating nothing but bread and water in comparison!

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 15:57

When it says "earthing up" - what does one do exactly? Do I cover all the plant (about 6 - 10 cm) poking above the soil or just half of it?


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:40

Dave - really sorry to hear about your friend. But as you say she's in the best place now and no doubt will be keeping an eye on you all!

Mrs G - sorry about that! The weather report said fine all day (heavy rain on Sunday). Now I'm just in the office by Rother Valley trying to mentally convince the clouds to go South and miss the washing! I can't remember if I opened the greenhouse or not either Two of my tomato plants were looking a little less than peppy yesterday so I'm hoping they'll be okay. I watered them well but the leafs seemed wilted. Surely they don't need a feed already?

KEF - ha has auto correct on my phone isn't a fan of cakes it seems! Grandma always makes the hot cross buns so this is my contribution to the party.



Posted: 17/04/2014 at 07:24

Morning all!  I've just put the washing out so that'll encourage some rain. I've work, an evening at the museum,  and a seminal cake to make in the wee hours (last year it was still cooling down in the car!) Nothing like careful planning...


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