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Latest posts by Clarington

Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:44

Thanks all! I didn't even think of hyacinth. No idea where its come from its sat on a pile of rubble looking very sorry for itself.

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:43

Ad blocker is the way forward! I am currently getting adds for:

iflorest (I looked at sending mother dearest flowers but choked at the price)

Marks and Spencers knickers (I looked at their selection of bras as these boulder holders are getting rather strained - dash it chocolate!)

And the RSPB

Suddenly my life feels a little boring!

Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:39

having technical difficulties. 

I found this little plant in the wild* area of my garden. It looks beautiful and I would like to move it to a more stable (I.e. Not where my greenhouse is going) home. Can anyone telk me what it is so I can find out what conditions it likes best?


Thank you!


Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:36



Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:56

Congratulations Fidget!

Have an extra lovely day everyone. Day off and hoping to get into the garden. Lots to pot up and I still haven't decided where to have my tulips.


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:45

Dove - I was still using a hot water bottle in June laat year? Summer duvets?!


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 06:44

Morning all. Kettles on!

Baby rats in compost bin

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:04

Spade as David suggests - short sharp shock and they're despatched. Much kinder than drowning one imagines!

THEN water down the compost bin so that it is damp and uninviting for any returning mother rat building a new nest.

The hedgehogs return.

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:59

Oh Steve that sounds awful. I hope he recovers!


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:53

I'm in the final stages of drawing up my garden plan : its not good to think I spent less time designing parts of Heathrow terminal roofs than is going into this garden!

The chicken people are getting back to me soon regarding whether my suggested layout is large enough  as his lordship uttered those fatal words "what would you like for your birthday" so I quickly got in with a hen run before he could suggest a winch or rescue kit for the truck or other handy toy (We won't point out that I brought the coop last birthday!)

Trouble is I'm having a tulip crisis! I have worked out how to move the strawberry bed, I am happy with my daffodil and snow drop corners, muscari is being pushed toward the right direction everywhere it pops up, my herbs are organised and my lavender path in progress... my tulips? Homeless! I am going to have to invest in considerably more pots at this rate.

Discussions started by Clarington

Frog Spawn count

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Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 17:04

bulk purchase of terricota pots

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Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

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Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Can you create a indoor display with already flowering bulbs? 
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Last Post: 30/01/2015 at 09:11

long handled tree loppers

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Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

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Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 13:31

Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:23

loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Last Post: 19/07/2014 at 16:45

Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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