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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 21:49

Congratulations Mrs Edd!


Partner has tried to cheer up a really very bad day by buying me... no not diamonds, not fine wine and a hotel weekend away, not car parts, not even the bread maker he hints at...

A new hot water bottle!  He knows how to spoil a girl!


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 07:31

I think I must be broken - for me winter is hibernating!  As soon as it gets dark I'm ready for bed not waking up until the alarm goes off!


Have a great day all. No getting excited about snow - some of us lack proper heating where we work... brr!

New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 07:27

1. Label everything! You'd think with known memory issues I'd not say "oh I'll remember where I put..." but yet I still do it.

2. Finish the pond. It's stalled somewhat although we have the wood maturing away.

3. Plan what I want to grow and where they're going to go before I have pots bursting over (vegetable garden is still not finished)

4. Get the chicken coop built.

5. Not start so many projects before starting another!


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:12

What a lovely day! Had the greenhouse open for some much needed airing (had to fish several snails out despite it having been deep cleaned - looking forward to Spring when we rebuild it and install greenhouse #2 : any suggestions on how to improve snail defences?) And FINALLY got my crocus, iris, alliums etc planted (only taken me well over a month).

Found a bag of electric red onions growing happily despite my forgetting to plant them so that's tomorrows job (by torch light). They'll be in pots to start unfortunately the vegetable garden hasn't progressed very much yet

Looks like the weather reports are suggesting chilly bits for us this coming week. Best get my thermals out!

Finally - wrapped three Christmas presents! Two are for the dogs, the other for my brother. Wonder what that says about this household!

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:03

No Christmas lights here alas - a neighbour has blue and red (very garish) lights on a tree which have been on for a few months... strangely they're currently turned off so perhaps they're preparing a fantastic surprise for us all. I have a bay tree by the front door with solar lights on -  its lovely in the summer nights to see it on (doesn't get enough light for winter so its often flat before we get home). I really must invest in some more solar lights - not sure where they'll go in the garden yet though!


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 17:45

When do you want me round KEF?

Chilli plant has buds?

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 12:52

Lookd like it to me! Where have you got this plant? I've just cleared the last of my chillies from the greenhouse (too cold for them to ripen now I think) & am already planning for next years planting (January I think).


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 09:23

Morning all! Work is dragging me under right around now. Who needs sleep or rest or time to wash your socks right...? (& I'm loving it!)

Well other half points out this isn't healthy in the long term and that I must put down the works laptop and concentrate on my hobbies some more. Though this may mean weeding by candle light! So I'm back! To muse inspiration for what is a very half completed garden right now. 

I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 07:48

A good strong frost would be appreciated here - need to srart killing all these slugs off!


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 07:47

Morning all xx

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