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Latest posts by Clarington

Frog Spawn count

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 07:39

I've just been given this link to record your frog spawn sightings. Though ours has all hatched and areas of the pond are now a black mass its still worth doing!


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 21:50

Well my knee cap is no longer where it should be - old injury that flares up. Just in time for a long week including a 10:30 (Saturday) til 18:00 (Sunday) sat at the museum (hope its not cold!)

Rest, apply the brace, drink cider (apples are good for you!) and hope Reggie doesn't realise he's not had a walk this evening. At least all my pots got a good watering on Saturday. 

Sweet dreams all! 

Sarracenia Pitcher Plants

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 20:41

Mine has just flowered - its really very pretty!


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 14:07

Does action womam take afternoon naps? 

GW T&M Free Lavender offer.

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 13:59

I brought plug plant lavenders last year. They're now around 1 inch - 2 inchs tall and due a repot soon. Don't expect too much from these for a while!


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 13:44

Bekkie the smoke house is a training aid we use for both school children AND fire service recruits to show you in realistic conditions how to escape from a burning building (or in the case of the fire service what you're going to running IN TOO). We were at an event celebrating the 999 services so took it out to stretch its legs. Fortunately I know my way around it blindfolded to the smoke conditions doesn't bother me.

After weeks wondering and searching for our fishes we decided they'd all been taken by the heron. So today I took a trip out to pick up some replacements (my partner requested albino grass carp) ... guess who greeted us upon our return! Four goldfish acting like they'd been there all along. I hope they all get along.,.

I also came back with a scirpus cernuus plant to add evergreen colour to the pond and I've plans for a few more when wallet allows to create a floating island and help with shading the pond in the summer. How come I'm never inspired by a trip to the supermarket? 

Having learnt about carnivorous plants being grown in the UK outside in summer months I'm tempted to give it a go in a large pot I can move inside as required. Does anyone have any experience? 

Small cucumbers. And pumpkins.

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:14

Munchkin pumpkins from Sarah Raven.


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 07:14

very foggy here. But since I spent most of yesterday in a smoke house so even the tiniest hint of daylight is welcome! 

Have a lovely Monday all x


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:37

Sweet dreams all. I've a long day at work tomorrow in a simulation smoke house so will be in pitch black all day - save me some sunshine for Monday! 


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:45

Now the sun is disappearing (I'm sat in the lounge writing risk assessments - day off what not?!) It is definitely getting cold despite the warm laptop. I do however have Raynaulds Syndrome and am generally very cold blooded.

Unfortunately his lordship will not be content to have the heating on so as soon as is socially acceptable I will be under my "comfort" blanket!

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Frog Spawn count

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How is everyone else getting on? 
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