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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:51

I kept tell you all I was only 29! Unlike Dove I actually meant it. Yes I'm the one looking confused and bemused by the engines and also playing with my fire hose The article in the newspaper itself it much better: I'm going to try and scan it in later.

Looked out the window just before I left for work and noticed my other half has been dragging his electrical extension lead across the garlic. With that and his big feet its no wonder they weren't coming up! I'm going to give it another week and get some more in pots. Best option is they all come up: you can't have too much garlic!


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 07:34

If anyone needs a giggle - guess which one I am!

long handled tree loppers

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 07:32

Can anyone recommend some long handled tree loppers? It's not ideal for me to be climbing a ladder to prune the pear tree but it really needs doing.


Thank you! 


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 07:23

Wakey wakey Lizzie! Can't have you in your night attire for the plumber!


Very windy here. Looks like Sunday will be spent clearing neighbours rubbish from my garden.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 14:24

Oh Busy that's awful! I hope the pumber answers the phone soon.

Feeling much more awake today: thank goodness! Unfortunately that may be due to my blood pressure at near bursting point. Aside from work being... fun (and I mean that in a very positive way), I've logged twice onto Facebook to see a 6 week puppy abandoned and a 12 week puppy dumped at a rescue as it was too much hard work. One day I will get that farm I want so there's enough space for all the abandoned animals. Certainly my heart is big enough: not sure about my car though! I genuinely could cry for some of the animals and I'm not naturally a softie.


Right. Brain break over: I just need to see how long garlic takes to pop its head above the sheets. It was planted on 8th December (I had it in pots on 31st October to get some roots going in the greenhouse) and there's no sign of anything. I know my partner has walked across the bed at least twice (after all its very easy to rake over it and not tell me) so I'm hoping he's not squashed them all! 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 07:14

I planted over 160 in the grass year... I can't see any of them yet. Unfortunately 100 of those are now where the chicken run is going so I'm hoping to rescue a few before I consider buying more.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 07:11

Morning all. Very mild this morning and it's an early start at work where I'm hoping that the paint brushes will be out to tidy my classroom up.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 21:37

Yay congratulations Alans daughter! 

Survived all afternoon on copious cola. My gods the bubbles! Now tucked up in bed letting brain unwind. Hope you all have peaceful nights xx

(Animal monitoring device project) Idea feedback

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 15:33

Things I would consider when buying such an item.

1. Is it fully water and weather proof? After all its no good if it doesn't work in the rain or is designed so that it falls to bits in the rain and allows snow to sit upon the lens.

2. How is stores the images. Are we talking about it saving them onto an SD card that I must go and retrieve to insert in my laptop, does it send me images by Wi-fi (no everyone has wi-fi in their gardens of course), or for more remote areas (for instance I would love to have such a device at the very top of our three storey museum to broadcast images of the birds nesting in the roof broad casting onto a screen on the floor below, I'd also be interested in putting them in my pear tree near a nesting box at home - neither easy to get at to recover an SD card!) Does it would with a phone sim card automatically texting or emailing me pictures when it detects motion

3. Power source. I am not going to be impressed if its running on batteries that need replacing every week. At the same time I don't want to drag a car battery around with it! Perhaps it is solar panelled but what if I want to hide it in the trees or bushy undergrowth. Is the solar panel attached or (like my fairy lights) are they on length of electrical wire so that they can be placed up to a metre away.

4. Does it have a flash? I can't see the point in a flash. How sensitive would it need to be to work in what weather conditions and what if it scares the animals? Infrared cameras would be ideal as they'll also work in fog / rain / typical Yorkshire grey and damp.


Hope it helps!

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 15:25

Happy Birthday Gemma!! 

As a qualified professional (in what I might not add) I really must insist that you give alcohol a go at getting rid of this cold.

It has been proven (by myself, Dr KEF, and Professor Dove) that a hearty dose relaxes your muscles (good for aching joints), improves blood flow (and so gets those white blood cells moving quicker), allows your mind to unwind (very important when it needs to stop thinking you have black death and concentrate on more important things like getting better) and a great many other things that I would mention but I'm at work right now so should probably be up to better things! 

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Frog Spawn count

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bulk purchase of terricota pots

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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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