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Latest posts by Clarington

chilli plants

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:24

Oh dear! Sounds like mice from the damage I've seen before. They seem to like to taste each one 

Interest fro across the pond.

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:21

Look forward to seeing whst happens! 


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:17

Morning all! 

Hands still aching from yesterdays fire engine cleaning. There's still some work to be done but she's looking lovely! Spent a lot of time on the ladder wondering if I could trust this lot with some hanging baskets to add a bit of colour to the place.

Hope you all have a wonderful day - nearly the weekend! 

Slug and Snail slime

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:37

We use the orange stuff KEF as its more delicate. The green stuff is still around though and much better to use if you need to involve washing in the shower with it!


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:34

No Sherberts here alas. Though would make the day in the office more fun...


I need a morale support dog. One that comes to work with me and soothes my mind so that I don't feel the urge to punch people.

Slug and Snail slime

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:16

Swarfega is a dream! You get it at most DIY stores (and Halfords) for cleaning the hands of people who do dirty jobs (mainly mechanics, engineering, fabrication...) Its a heavy duty hand cleaner with gritty beads in that help remove the dirt.

We buy it in bulk here! It even cleans bouncy castles that no other detergent could even touch the dirt!

Bird Food Suppliers

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:53

I'm using 25kg bags from Pets at Home (about one every other week) And by the amount its still going down I can only assume they like it!

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:50

I think the warm winter has something to answer for regarding those little creatures of the guu Nin. Hopefully a good few inches of snow will stop them in their tracks this winter!


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:49

KEF I've a bench you can paint if you like - its mostly done just needs another coat but every time I go to do it its either so hot I'm convinced the paint will more evaporate then sink in or looks like its about to rain!

Still here. I was going to ask the boss if it was worth my coming in tomorrow but he's decided that since its such lovely weather he's going home to play with his motorbike.

Its not even a very nice motorbike.

Oh well - off to the museum tonight and I've giving myself a very special treat of giving one of the smaller engines a full polish up and clean until it is positively beyond shiny again. Looks like it'll be another late night coming home and "showering" in the outside sink to avoid waking up my partner!

Off on my chicken keeping course on Sunday so shall have to hope the weather is cool on Saturday so I can get lots* done in the garden.

*By lots I mean go to the bank, just "nip" into the pond centre, look with puppy dog eyes at their fountain display, come home, make a cup of tea, pootle around the garden, get another drink, stare at the vegetable plot area until one of us gives in, poke around the wildlife area for frogs, announce an impromptu BBQ will serve as dinner, cut the grass, talk about digging the rest of the bush roots out, open a ginger beer, promise to do the gardening on Monday

Talkback: How to harvest garlic

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:37

Derek what programme are you using to access this website? FireFox / Explorer / Google Chrome? I'm finding they work just fine so it might be a problem on your side for instance some software that needs updating to allow you to view.

Discussions started by Clarington

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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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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Herb Garden Essentials

What's a must in your garden? 
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Fungus on ones strawberries!!

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Plantus Unidentifidous

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Transplanting Grass

June transplant to cover the bald spots! 
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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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