Latest posts by Clarington

Lavender from seed

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 16:57

Don't lavenders also grow well from cuttings?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 16:14

It's the catching him that's the problem Ob! His lordship was raised in a barn I swear that door doesn't know where it lives half of the time so Reggie is far too good at sneaking through.

Mind you he's not feeling too energetic today!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 15:40
Lantana says:

Clari, you're doing so much to the house, you've been living in chaos for so long, don't spoil the end result with a nasty, cheapy fireplace! Carpets? A few nice rugs or - if you haven't got any - autumn, winter's coming anyway and you wouldn't want to spoil a nice new carpet with big muddy Reggie paw marks, now would you. 

See original post

 I think we'll be going with the rustic bare floors with good slippers for this winter / spring! 

As for his muddy feet: you should see the state of the kitchen floor after today's rain. I swear a bit of miracle grow you'll be finding plants growing.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 15:36

Afternoon all.

His lordship has pulled a muscle in his back so we're rather static today.

We have however chosen paint colours (yay), I've designed a bench / cupboard / storage area for under the stairs (yay) and... we're debating not having the £30 stud wall between the kitchen and lounge but fitting bifold doors instead (read well over £300). Open plan in the summer, snug small lounge come winter.

Ob your adventures with your new house sound... so calm and relaxed!!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 20:15

Evening all. Builder has finished his part. Now awaiting electrics, plumbing, window man, plasterer...

oh and I've still more plaster to knock off the walls.

We did wobble over to a few places to look at carpet and fire places... turns out we have *very* expensive tastes. Alas our wallets are bare!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 06:58

Morning all. Fear not we all safely cuddled up with hot water bottles and blankets

I don't mind the mess, the dust, the draft. Because already it is so much better than it was.

But it'll be nice when we can have somewhere to sit!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 21:54

Where once was a wall and rediculous door layout now there is....

...a draft. ;)


Posted: 05/10/2016 at 21:50

What does this blob achieve?

We have bats in the garden, and our local parks too. Makes my evening dog strolls most enjoyable.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:44

Pat; Reggie only eats home made meals- best thing we ever did for him! Even his treats are home made; it's funny watching him turn his nose up at dog treats other owners offer him.

We have achieved a status of BUILDERS WITH TOOLS!  Actually knocking down even more of the house!

Enough is enough

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 21:20

Tetley; purely medicinal of course.

Fairy; Fear not. They might be getting notifications by email of us posting on this thread and remember to come back to say hello properly ;) 

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Can I use it for anything? 
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Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

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Ideas for a small shady corner

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Tiny Plants

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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

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Rhubarb in a potato sack?

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Maggots in my strawberry plants.

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