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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:18

Morning all! Nice to see you back Mrs. G!

Well we survived a weekend scout camp at the museum - they didn't tell us they were bringing the full age range of cubs and beavers too! Cue much stress trying to rehash the talks we give and activities to be suitable for such a wide age range. 

Still beats a weekend infront of the tele.

Garden is a white out at the moment. I know the wind of late has broken two greenhouse panes; a much needed day off I'll be nervously inspecting the rest!


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:53

Evening all. Home alone tonight: darling lordship after hearing I'd be away this weekend so booked a meal for his friends... but for tonight when I'm at home rather than tomorrow night. 

1.8'C and dropping here. I'm tempted to build a blanket fort.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 08:35

T shirt day? KEF its freezing outside! I'm just trying to work out how I can get another jumper on!


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 07:24

Priorities Dove. I will happily swap working with animals to working with people. Everyone knows animals come first in my life.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 21:57

If anyone wants to buy a pair of jeans with holes in I've plenty!


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 21:55

It's so bad outside the wind has emptied the bird bath! 


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:51


Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:34

Oh my lord I'm 29 and have struggled my entire writing career with notepads and now I'm in a paperless office you show me the left handed shop?! Curse those ambidextrous biros I've been using all these years!


Selfie Sticks. Seriously people the world is not so desperate to see a photograph of you next to a fire engine that it justifies you getting in the way of six other people.



Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:23

Yvie I've had the opposite problem. My neighbours took in a parcel for me so I pottered around with the card and their daughter refused to 

a) let me talk to her parents

b) ask her parents if they knew about the parcel

c) believe that the postman would deliver a parcel to another address

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 14:23

Bizzie - I went for wider rather than generally big because Edds post suggested the roots went shallow and wide and I need it to be as stable as possible (mostly because of impending dog, partly because my partner is as graceful as an elephant).

This plant lived for eight years in an (all male if that makes a difference!) student house with a diet of being heavily watered for weeks at a time then ignored for months on end. Its leaves were sticky with over spray as it sat above the cooker in the kitchen. Heating was erratic as was light when the blinds were left closed for holidays. I don't think it was ever fed or the soil changed (although I seem to remember seeing a tea bag discarded in its soil once: does that count for much?)

Whatever they did it seems to have done the trick its quite the monster! I just hope I don't kill it with kindness!

Discussions started by Clarington

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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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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