Latest posts by Clarington

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:45

I'm one step off just putting the 20kg bags under the apple tree and letting them help themselves; we refill three times a day.

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 11:46

Reduced quality image to get around 5mb limit but here's an update on my plant (still floating happily in the pond). Aren't the flowers so detailed!

I'm hoping that I will soon be getting a Drosera Rotundifolia or Pinguicula Grandiflora (birthday present from my mother). Both from what I have read (which I hope is correct) thrieve in boggy areas so will be going floating pot style once they're established enough to live outside all year long.


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 06:59

Oh my, Pat!


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:26

Fidget; my partner often comments that (due to my own allergies and issues) he sometimes finds it funny that the dog and I have near the same restrictive diet and that when looking for treats for either of us at least he doesn't have to think too much about who can't eat what. 

Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:14

What's worse is the gent at the garden centre where I sourced my original saxifrage isn't even my type.

gallery of shame

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:13

Last spring I threw a dead pot onto the "heap" of soil dug from the garden pond area.

This winter is grew into a Swiss chard that apparently wasn't as dead as I thought.

Trouble is its now 5ft tall (it won't let me put a photo up) and I still feel too guilty for my abandoning it to actually harvest it.

I fear it may soon become a hazard to light air craft.

Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:05

ha ha! I don't even want to know my thumbs were thinking when I mistyped that! 


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:03

Touch wood Fidget he's managed to keep his insides inside today; a little lethargic when we went out for a stroll this evening (we met his friends in the park and after a few minutes of madness he gave up chasing them and came back to us for cuddles; most unlike him) but he troffed down super and brought me his dental stick to hold while he chewed so he seems to be feeling alright.

It is horrid to see him get so wound up when you know you can't explain to him why he explodes! At least with IBS in people they're aware of what is happening. All he knows is one minute he's sleeping the next there's poop up the walls.


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 21:30

Evening all. 

Tiny Plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 20:48

Ladybird; I have three cacti in a glass bowl type pot in the bedroom that size wise would fit perfectly! (thry looked lovely when I first planted but now I'm not so sure) thank you for the idea. I greet them every morning but didn't think of them. Some thick gloves and rehoming might be in order ;) 

hmm... now I have a glass bowl that needs a feature.


Discussions started by Clarington

Tiny Plants

For tiny pots. 
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

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Hawthorn Hedge: at the end of its life?

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Child friendly / neglect friendly / plant for classroom

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Rhubarb in a potato sack?

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Maggots in my strawberry plants.

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Seed germination?  
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Frog Spawn count

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Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

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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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long handled tree loppers

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Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

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