Latest posts by Clarington

Technology in garden centres

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 22:10

I'm no where near 50. Are young people allowed to join in?

As an aside Doghouse I'm going to a seminar on the ' use of technology to assist with aging'. I'm not sure whether it is a good intention to use technology to help people even though they might not want it or whether they are planning for when I eventually get old.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 22:07

Well it's that time. All we can do now is put the kettle on.

Anyone for tea?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 19:37

Afternoon all. I've done my bit; unfortunately though keen and easily excitable the people in the polling station did admit it had been quiet.

Quiet is the name of the game alas; at an "awareness day" for a local hospice today we had the grand sum of ZERO members of public attend.

I feel quite sorry for the organisers, the poor lass who made enough food for a small army and thry even insisted on doing that raffle that all eight of us had entered (31 prizes; most will be back in the next raffle).

Very breezy here. I'm feeling very tired and quite tempted to climb into bed.

A bit of a drainage problem

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 16:48

A good pair of wellies and you'll be grand!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 16:45

Sainsbury's has no strawberry bon bons!!!

One pear tree on its side greeted me on the drive: thank goodness it's still in the pot. hopefully we can rally the troops and get it pipped back upright.

All of the young boys on the street are playing on various bikes / scooters. I fully expect to hear one of them bonk into the back of my car.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 15:29

Afternoon all; test was nice and simple but I have been craving REALLY craving strawberry bon bons all day; hardly appropriate after a diabetes test! I'm trying to be good but I pass many shops on the way home so I can't promise to be good much longer.

Currently waiting for the nice IT man to sort my computer out. I think he might struggle with my sense of humour.

Tonight is dog food prep night: so while I loving prepare carefully nutritionally balanced meals for him... I'm hoping I can convince his lordship to nip to the chip shop! After four hours hacking raw frozen meat to bits you really don't fancy cooking.

Maybe he'll get me some strawberry bon bons too.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 08:18

If anyone spots a Lilly on their travels mine has gone on an adventure!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 06:31
Obelixx says:

Chicky - fingers crossed for them both then Chicky.

Clari - You need one of these for your new hen run and hen house when you get them.

See original post


I've not seen much in the way if wind damage yet; but I fear my route to work may be laiden with trees.

But before that; blood test time. Apparently now you don't have to fast before a test. I assume they can measure your blood sugars long term rather than a here and now measurement? It'll be interesting to find out. On one of my fast tests the nurse found my blood sugar so low I wasn't allowed to leave til I'd eaten a mars bar and my packed lunch!

Keep safe everyone. 


Posted: 07/06/2017 at 06:26

Thank you for being a part of it Barefoot x

Lemon seed to seedling

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 22:23

1. not all seeds will germinate so do not be put off if nothing happens after two weeks. I'm told that some lemon trees are treated wirh chemicals that prevent the seeds from growing; how true that is I don't know but organic might be the way forward

2. do not let the seed dry out but remove all the flesh. They like to go from lemon to moist soil (moist not wet) straight away. To keep it moist put some cling film over the pot and seal with an elastic band (turning it into a mini propagator)

3. place in a warm sunny position  and wait two weeks (remoistening as required) til your seedling appears

4. Nurture for 3 - 6 years, protect from frost, give it as much sunshine as you can, and enjoy your first fruit!

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