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Latest posts by Clarington

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:11

Jeannie, you'll be pleased to hear that since posting that comment I am now the proud holder of some tomato and chilli seeds thanks to members here! Its like waiting to see if Santa has come checking the propagator! 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:08

What would you suggest we do Mike? I try to donate financially to the campaigns to help farmers but have little left over for healing the rest of the planet. Is there something your learned others have suggested?  Would perhaps we be best growing long term plants, slow growers, that can be sent down next year instead? When things have had time to recover?  Ground time to be prepared? Or perhaps plants that will live in pots for years to come. I'm afraid I am not terribly clever and woukd be grateful of your guidance. 

I would imagine that if a garden has been destroyed the poor owners they will be much more concerned about sorting out their houses so wont have much time at all for tending their gardens. Til then I shall look after my surplus seeds and see what longer growing plants I can find spaces for should I be able to pass them on to others in hope of raising a small smile when this awful experience is over.


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 07:52

Have a good day everyone! 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 13:52

I think this weather has affected more people than we'll ever really realise.

Grim and windy over here in Sheffield. But I get to go home safe in the knowledge that it'll still be there (admittedly with what appears to be a partly assembled Land Rover in the dining room if my partners photo updates are anything to go by) and that I wont be facing a night dreading the sound of pouring rain.

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:10

Oh dear that sounds awful!


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:09

Morning All. I hope you're having a good day.

Valentines has seen me given the sweetest of gifts! The electric fitting kit for heated seats in my new truck (unfortunately the purchase of the truck delayed by a week so wont get it until next week now), a long handled de-icer, and a bottle of rain-x. Also got my third card off him! (Not bad for a relationship of near 6 years = the other two cards are on display in the office!)

He's got steak for dinner, jelly beans, a new rivet gun, and a jar full of the reasons why I love him.


Star Gaze - I'm glad you think the pond looks okay! The fish are returning tomorrow so we'll see what they think of it! I think it'll look so much better when there are some plants giving it a bit of height and breaking up the edges. The garden looks so very bare and sharp edged at the moment.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:16


Latest pond photos if anyone is interested.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:02

Fate obviously thinks we need these things in our life Panda.

Here's hoping our partners also agree because I'm not sure I can hide many more things 

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 21:35

Cody was that an Aldi purchase propagator?  I came home with one earlier for my chilli seeds!


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 21:28

Panda - I went to Aldi earlier to get a few essentials.

Came home with a heated propergator.... oops!!

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