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Latest posts by Clarington

Allium Purple Sensation

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:36

Yarrow some of mine are shorter than the others: all the ones the dog squashed are little shorties: could yours have been damaged too?


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 06:45

Morning all. After a glorious few days away its time to head back to work. 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:47

After potting up the 17 tomato plants I was given yesterday (there's already 8 in the greenhouse)... his lordship has decided to announce he's not terribly keen on tomatoes!  (It was his parents that gave them to me!)

Now trying to work out what all these other plants are and where they can go. Til then they're in pots of water - I emptied one bucket to use to find three MONSTER sized tadpoles in there: I will confess to squealing a little! 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 09:01

Morning all.

Hoping for a day in the garden today - family insisted on bringing plants for the garden despite knowing (because I kept saying it very clearly and loudly for the past six months) we don't want plants or anything until the groundwork is done and I'm only interested in useful plants: herbs etc. I really don't share their tastes and don't have anywhere to put them! 

I know they mean well but I wish they'd listen! It's such an obligation to have these damned things thriving in the garden for when they visit next even though it is clear to see where my interests lay. Hopefully mother will visit next as she at least really likes geraniums and so can rehome those. I'm not sure how many we can claim the dog has trampled...

Oh well. It's almost 09:00 and no one has called to let us know we poisoned them with the impromptu bbq so that's a good start! 

OL don't work too hard!


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:34

Morning all. Need to blitz the house before visitors arrive and do we are sans cake I repeat THERE IS NO CAKE!  

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:28

Happy birthday Pdoc!

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:27

Thanks all! And an extra big thanks to Bizzy for pointing me in the right direction. Its been a cake free zone here so all delights are much appreciated! 


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 22:25

Happy birthday to me

Happy birthday to me

All cakes are calorie freeeee

Happy birthday to me


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 07:55

Chicky your husband sounds awesome. My parents wouldn't have been able to tell you what exam I had when much less have considered waving me off with breakfast! I'm not entirely sure they were even aware of what studying. 

Last day at work before guess who gets a FULL weekend off! 


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 20:46

Rhubarb crumble on the go in the oven: found a lovely little tip of adding a few tablespoons of port when simmering the rhubarb and sugar. Seems to bring out the taste somewhat. I've no idea what kind of rhubarb we have growing in the garden: very tastey though!

Discussions started by Clarington

Iris Pseudacorus

Seed germination?  
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Frog Spawn count

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bulk purchase of terricota pots

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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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How is everyone else getting on? 
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