Latest posts by Clarington

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:20
raisingirl says:

So sad for you Pat 

It's a hind leg, Clari. And he's a skinny dog which also helps. But he's 11 years old, so getting on a bit for learning new tricks.

See original post

 Oh bless; the parents dog was around 13 when she went deaf and learnt sign language. Age Is only a number when there's enough cheese based snacks around!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 14:57

*huggles Pat*

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 12:53

It's dust on the window; make sure you rinse your car windows well before applying the wipers - don't want scratches.

Raisin: front leg or back? I knew a farmer whose working dog had an injury which resulted in amputation. The dog still would round the lambs up and in fact the only hindrance he had was while things were fresh he'd fall over cocking the "wrong" rear leg! I hope your hound recovers quickly.

Punk: that sounds scary. Please please don't delay getting in to hospital if you need it.

Hosta; the man speaks sense.

Autumn leaves

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:45

It might sound a little lazy: But I lawn mow up all my leafs: so they get nicely shredded and chuck that under the trees etc. They seem to break down very quickly over winter.


Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:41

I was told to water them with what I thought was a good amount. Then put the same again on. I think they are very thirsty things.

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:35

Keep safe everyone. 


Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:32

What plants are they Snowy?

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:31

Lily; you mention it being dark. I was thinking that too. But then We are so close to clocks going back I think the warm weather is tricking us in to not believing we're later into the year.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:23

Morning all.

Haven't been on for a few days: have I missed much? 

Work is going tits up in a major way; we've lost (as in zero notice just an email saying bye) two managers above us and not heard anything about who is taking their roles on until a replacement is found. Honestly do I attract such incompetence or do companies just hide it until I start?

Still; I'm trying to think of long term plans for the grandparents. On Saturday I had to drive grandma's car (her daughter had been using it all week as hers was kaput) back to their house. Why grandma (who insists she drives it regularly) couldn't drive it back as the whole family were together that weekend I've no idea.

Anyway... going in to their house it's clear that they are not in the slightest bit coping. The toilets smell worse than a public urinal and the whole house - for people who are quite house proud - is... well it sounds harsh but "unclean".

This is after they complained they had spent two days cleaning ready to go to her daughter's.

Unfortunately there are some issues

1. Grandparents are stubborn. Grandma especially does get best to inflame the situation and unfortunately her daughter and her grandson (my partner) haven't yet learnt how to control their emotions. Honestly she can turn the simplest of things into a major row. It took me two years of fighting to get them to go for a much needed hearing test.

2. Daughter is an only child and is aware there are issues but I don't think she knows it is this bad. She is scared about her parents having to give up their independence and the idea of them moving in with her, as much as she would like this, will give her a mental breakdown (plus their house isn't suitable in that grandma and the stairs is a trauma all of its own).

3. I'm not local. If I was local I could nip in a few evenings a week and keep on top of things. I would invite them to live with us but that makes it harder for daughter as she's then unable to visit as easily.

I can see now why people spread across the country are so quick to jump to popping family in to nursing homes.

Last edited: 16 October 2017 08:29:13

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 20:28

Not just you Dacha: I can't find it online anywhere.

Discussions started by Clarington


Now you've grown them; how to eat them 
Replies: 4    Views: 259
Last Post: 05/08/2017 at 23:39

Watering tiny indoor plant pots: a solution!

Replies: 3    Views: 214
Last Post: 27/05/2017 at 12:13

Suggestions for themed flowers

Replies: 7    Views: 326
Last Post: 26/05/2017 at 23:12

Hello Forkers - March Thread

A friendly place for frolics and chat for all members to come together to socialise. 
Replies: 1837    Views: 51055
Last Post: 01/04/2017 at 05:55

Cactus Display.

Any ideas and inspiration? 
Replies: 6    Views: 522
Last Post: 28/02/2017 at 19:20


Can I use it for anything? 
Replies: 4    Views: 688
Last Post: 07/12/2016 at 08:30

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Replies: 1376    Views: 45449
Last Post: 01/12/2016 at 06:19

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Replies: 1350    Views: 45672
Last Post: 01/11/2016 at 06:48

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Replies: 1321    Views: 45351
Last Post: 01/10/2016 at 07:30

Plant Swap

Replies: 4    Views: 628
Last Post: 03/06/2017 at 15:04

Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

Replies: 8    Views: 1457
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 00:28


Replies: 1788    Views: 61788
Last Post: 01/08/2016 at 06:38

Ideas for a small shady corner

(of the vegetable garden) 
Replies: 12    Views: 1181
Last Post: 30/06/2016 at 18:03

Tiny Plants

For tiny pots. 
Replies: 21    Views: 1514
Last Post: 18/06/2016 at 05:07


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1610    Views: 65490
Last Post: 01/07/2016 at 06:53
1 to 15 of 61 threads