Latest posts by Clarington

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 20:57

Hosta; I've just been potting up all the offshoots of my strawberries ready to retire the old ones. 

Grilled pork shoulder with roasted courgette from the families garden here tonight. 

The Virtual Café

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 14:10

Having thoroughly taste tested this I can confirm this receipe works well at helping to reduce the glut of blackberries. I used 10g less sugar without any issue.

Plants For A Car

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 14:01

I used to use my Vauxhall chevette estate to start off my tomato plants in the spring!! 

Last edited: 12 August 2017 14:03:04

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 13:52

Afternoon all. I've just harvested 900g of blackberries, there's about the same waiting for me to harvest this afternoon.

To work out what to do with them!

Last edited: 12 August 2017 13:54:16

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 10:21

I never liked sprouts until I discovered sprouts caramelized with bacon.

Bacon makes it all so much better.

I really enjoy veg; but his lordship breaks a sweat if he thinks a meal doesn't involve meat.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 17:26

Afternoon all.

Ever think you are having one of those days where you just seem to attract the more quirky areas of society?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 07:05

Morning all. I've been away on a course this week; it wasn't particularly challenging but I am now shattered. Silly Clarington booked her pop up display at an event today so no chance for a rest just yet. 

I feel like it's possible to get physically tired from just having to smile and be "switched on" all the time. 

Tonight will be a true fudge-it-friday of comfort foods and a bar of chocolate (If I remember to pick one up) and whatever nonsense I can find on the tv tonight.

I came home to find my sunflowers are flowering! I feel almost sad; because I've waited for so long now it feels like it'll be over all too soon. I might treat myself to some shop brought sun flowers to have in the house.

Keep the mugs of tea flowing!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 07:32

For anyone that wonders: yes I have been doing the great escape type trying to hide the soil around the garden! Scattering it across the lawn, building up flower beds, hiding it in the hedge...

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 07:31

Morning all! It's raining heavily here and doesn't look like it'll be stopping any time soon.

I've been in my new job 12 weeks; doesn't time fly when you're constantly bombarded with new "oh my goodness how did this not get noticed before??" every three minutes.

I'm off on a training course tomorrow on how to do my job which I have a feeling will be all together too fluffy for the style I've been using of late. We'll see. In all honestity I just want to see what the average age of a manager is as I find it rather funny when I turn up and people don't expect someone so young (I even look older than I am!)

Oh well; at least all this rain will be (I hope) compacting the muddy area where I am digging away. It was the dumping ground for the soil we lifting from the pond. I want to level it back (this means reducing its height by two foot) to the surrounding grass level and then it'll be home to one of the greenhouses and possibly lawn possibly a flower bed.

You can imagine the muddy footprints throughout the house.

A new snake in the UK!!!

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 16:44

They are beautiful things aren't they.

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