Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 07:18

Morning all!

Office plant?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 07:14

What about an orchid if you want something delicate? Mine I will confess gets very very love and attention and it seems to just get on with it.


Posted: 17/01/2016 at 08:35

Enjoy your sun Hostafan! Snow here (a few inches) which means at least the garden looks nice.


Posted: 16/01/2016 at 09:11

Morning all.  Properly frosty out here; the pond is freezing over and the skies are clear so this morning we will be walking the walk of many many layers!

Does anyone live in the non motorway routes between Halifax and Sheffield?  Keep off the roads on Tuesday; I'm driving a Green Goddess to a school!

Is this proof......

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 09:07


My first snowdrop :-)

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 09:06

My snowdrops are up in full flower here. Brought them in green on offer here (or at least from a link here) very cheaply. Certainly no way near a third have come up but in a few years if they spread my  corner will look wonderful.

Helping birds win prizes

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 09:00

Ours might like a dehumidifier: the bird feeders keep getting moist in and ruining the seeds.


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:26

Morning all!  A quiet day after yesterday (large school visit to the museum then off to a scout group to teach CPR lifesaver skills). I'm sure my emails wait and then all appear at once: looks like I'll be stuck by the laptop today!

Hope you're feeling better Wonky.


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 07:07

Oh Pat I hooe things improve for you soon.


60 children visiting the museum today: heavy rain and a cold night so I'm off early to try and warm the place up and check for leaks... 116 year old buildings need. So much tlc!

Fast growing evergreen tree

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 08:42

The trouble with fast growing is they don't tend to stop when they hit their desired height. 

Have you thought of using staging instead to cover the harshness of the wall while a slower ever green (perhaps sweetpeas growing through it in the summer for instant bright colours) creates a feature of the area rather than loose more of your garden ?

Discussions started by Clarington

Ideas for a small shady corner

(of the vegetable garden) 
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Tiny Plants

For tiny pots. 
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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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Hawthorn Hedge: at the end of its life?

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Child friendly / neglect friendly / plant for classroom

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Rhubarb in a potato sack?

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Maggots in my strawberry plants.

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Iris Pseudacorus

Seed germination?  
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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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