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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 18:51

DD I love your fingerprint Rudolphs! So much more fun than the ones I get to do all day.

If you get adventurous you can try making Santa's sleigh with flying Rudolph...

Or a bit of romance...

Or maybe you're fed up with Rudolph having all the glory and fancy a few jolly red breasts...



Can you guess how I spend my evenings? I've had those links saved since April ready to use for messy play at work!


I'm not ready for Christmas yet. I'm not entirely sure I'm ready for October. Its been manic at work with (I'm convinced) more schools in this month than I've had in the past six! BUT due to having worked so hard I do have most of December off which'll be nice (what will I do with myself??)


Hope you're all well. I'm trying to read back and work out what's going on but I can't keep up and my brain hurts from my training course today!


Greenhouse size

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 18:44

Bigger is always better.

I read it in an engineers magazine and they should know!


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 21:38

Hosta: for bottom pains can I suggest you send your OH to Argos to get a large exercise ball? Every time my spine flares up and I get intense pain that I can move from I flop onto my exercise ball to stretch all the broken bits out.

Hope you're all well, or at least as well as you can be. Its busy here, currently world war three outside by the sounds of it, and I'm exhausted from my advanced Makaton training today. Poor brain!

Garden Design Software

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 21:33

Pencil and paper. Mind you as someone who used to design oil refineries my garden designs work on a +/- 5mm tolerance.


Posted: 01/11/2015 at 16:19

I've found some bulbs I'd forgotten about and have no idea where to put them. Oh why does the grass have to grow its the only space I've left! I think they're tulips, although I'm not sure about the smaller ones: mouse ate the label!

10kg of red tractor chicken breast has been cut up for the dog;  I hope he realises how lucky he is! I sometimes get very sad realising I put in more effort into what he eats than some parents do their children, thank goodness I don't need to worry about teenage pregnancies: you can have the offspring taken off to good homes and no one thinks any less of you! 

Don't jinx the warmer weather Jo: I'll not be happy at two foot of snow in the morning! I've a school visiting that had to cancel last month as everyone had the chicken pox.  I just hope they've all recovered!

Just waiting for his lordship to come home: he's busy helping his friend restore a vehicle and its becoming a full nut bolt and washer job!


Posted: 01/11/2015 at 16:07

Bloody hell Steve!


Posted: 01/11/2015 at 11:22

Survived last night sat in a very haunted building, where reputed nasty men try to strangle ladies and child tease you. The daft things you do for work!

Sat listening to the radio this morning and it was nice to hear the local gardening station mentioning people growing grapes and lemon trees which adds variety to my garden plans: shame they don't mention what types! I'm considering joining the local horticultural society but am rather undecided right now.

Hope you get chance for a nap Verdun

Best get on with the washing an ironing... does it ever stop?

Saving tomato seeds

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 09:41

I do add Steve suggests: spread the seeds on a sheet of kitchen paper and let them dry on the windowsill. When it comes to sowing you just cut around the seed and pop in the soil (no need to remove the kitchen paper).


Posted: 30/10/2015 at 07:40

Morning all! Chicky I am glad your chap is doing well. He'll start feeling better so quickly!

Today I'm teaching first aid at the museum. That is if anyone wants to visit as it is awful outside!


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 07:45

Morning all. 

Bushma:, sorry to hear about your cat. They do leave such a hole in your life.

Dove: my truck has a canvas back that I can remove for ease of loading tons of horse muck, car engines, trees... does that count as a soft top?

Chicky: sorry to hear about your husband!  I'm glad the rest of his heart is okay though.

Hound woke repeatedly last night to let us know stuff was happening outside. He's now fast asleep with his teddy on the bed next to my sleeping partner whose struggling to recover from having to do a night shift.

Discussions started by Clarington

Iris Pseudacorus

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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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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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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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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