Clarington


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troublesome felines!

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 08:48

I found the best method was just staking the area with sticks at various that would prevent them getting on the soil. We used (clean) BBQ kebab sticks.

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Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:16

Morning all!  Frost here (not expected by BBC else I'll have kept my wormery inside) but it's looking sunny now so I'm hoping for a productive day. 

Has anyone else had issues uploading photos? I can't put any up! Not of my worm soil, my plans, Reggie, or the spring flowers appearing.

Who wants a mug of tea?

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:59

Evening Edd.

I brought my wormery out from the shed today (as its now colder in there than outside). The forum isn't letting me load any photographs but as soon as I can I will show you the soil in layers one and two. I shall be decanting the first compost into my sowing tray soon to use your light method to hold back a few of the worms (there are so many!) and using the soil to refresh a few pots now things are popping up!

Just wanted to say thank you for your help in getting (and keeping it) going!

 

 

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Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:19

Chicky: I dropped a hint to His Lordship and he seemed quite happy with the idea (he's had his friend around all day and always gets a guilt sensation about "leaving" me all day on the one day we're both off work: not that I timed this moment of inspiration to catch him at his weakest!) But as he put it

"As long as I have space to exercise my lawn mower and somewhere to build a garage..."

He's really not fussed at what happens to the rest of it!

I'll draw up the plans tomorrow and get out there with a tape measure one evening when he is around to offer assistance. Hopefully it is all going to fit in! It will mean that there will be no chickens until late summer as my onions are currently in the way and I'll need to move the strawberries too. I'm considering trying to grow them in guttering along the side of the green house (off the ground for greedy slugs) but am not sure how such a shallow soil base works with hard frosts and nutrients.

Turning really very chilly now!

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 18:21

I found all the bulbs I ordered from Crocus were covered in mould.

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Posted: 08/03/2015 at 18:19

Took Reggie for a walk this afternoon (while partner had scuttled off to Costco): aside from it being a two hour walk and involved him pulling me over (how does the tiniest cut on your hand just insist on bleeding EVERYWHERE! Poor bystander thought I'd damn near ripped my hand off!) We went for a paddle in a "pond" on top of what was once a slag heap and found... well over 100 frogs all warming themselves in the sunshine. You couldn't NOT see one! It will be interesting to see the pond in the coming weeks as frogs do what a frog has got to do. I wonder where they came from originally as its quite the walk from the river! 

Wormery is now out of the shed and back in the garden (unless we get any more frosts predicted): Had a poke around the bottom section looks fantastic soil but is still full of worms including lots of babies) so I will have to hunt Edd down and see how you're meant to coax them upwards otherwise I'll never be able to use it!

Reggie now snoring away happily on the sofa. I'm considering a redesign of my previous redesign of the vegetable garden to incorporate the chicken coop. Brings it closer to the house for bad winters, means we can use the wall of the coop as the wall of the garden (i.e. dog proofing the area) so should save His Lordship a job, and hopefully would allow the chickens access into the vegetable plot after harvest time. His Lordship really ought help me get started as otherwise it'll just keep changing!!

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Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:31

Morning all.  62 children visiting today: I'm hoping they have a great time I've been tweaking the tour a little. Then we're hosting a Jack The Ripper presentation at the museum, it'll be a quiet one though of the 60 tickets last night we had only sold... 8

 

Have a lovely day! 

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Posted: 05/03/2015 at 22:25

Sweet dreams everyone xx

chilli peppers

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 11:37

Not-Entirely-Scotch-Bonnet are germinating well, as are my FireCrackers. Impatiently waiting for the rest to show. No chilly w. this year owing to loosing the damned seed packets - every one of them!

 

Stacey: you must eat sleep dream chillies!!

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Posted: 05/03/2015 at 07:26

Morning all.  Wanted to go to work early today- Reggie is refusing to get out of bed! He's meant to be coming with me as I may need to stay late (my classroom is being painted today and I've 62 students visiting tomorrow). Gave him a worming tablet on Tuesday so I'm hoping he's not reacted to it. At 23kg he's a bit of a handful to force into the garden!!

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