Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:35

Can anyone tell me where the plant / seed swap thread is? I have these Tesco sea hollies (exact type unknown) that have far outgrown their pots and are now struggling but I've no where to put them. Wanted to offer them up to any passing gardener before I compost them. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:27

Oh LP it's heartbreaking when a hound is ill isn't it. Have you seen the vets yet? I hope it's just a one off event and nothing that a little chicken and rice won't solve. As someone whose dog has irritable bowel syndrome I feel for you.

We've just gotten back from a walk to the park; dogs everywhere it was brilliant to see so many playing together. Everyone was nice and friendly and relaxed. I sometimes think dog walkers have their own social community.

Now I need to clear up his lordships efforts at helping cut the hedges. He NEVER clears away the cuttings! 

Garden path recovery

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 22:02

If it's anything like my lawn give it a few weeks and it'll be back to natural!


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 19:01

Panda those photographs are beautiful! Such vibrant colour.

Home from work and starting the washing mountain. If some one could explain WHY I like to save it for one day I'd be grateful! 

Pizza and salad tonight; nice and simple.


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 18:55

Like Dove ours sing their hearts out around 05:15 when it's light but the world hasn't really woken up yet.


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 12:31

Afternoon all! Sat in a nice cool coffee shop. Alas at work but you can't have everything.

I had the most wonderful meal at a Chinese restaurant in Sheffield. Gluten free with wonderful staff who were happy to find the answers to anything you asked.

Mystery Strawberry Ailment and Advice

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 07:11

As an aside; strawberry plants are only usually any good for three years and is recommended they are replaced after that. By pulling your first seasons flowers are you just denying yourself fruit for no good reason?


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 22:32

It's definately noticeable even in South of Yorkshire Dove :(

Just wandered around the garden: found the larger hedgehog, oh so many frogs, and a bat. Best start preparing homes for autumn for them!!

Ant Problem

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 10:37

You can get ant gel which comes in pots that have holes only big enough for the ants: importantly this means that the cats can't get it on their paws and lick it off no matter how much they tap the pot of curiosity!


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:19

Dove; we've already had the asbestos garage taken away but when we brought the house we had an asbestos survey done which revealed nothing inside the house. We are however now more convinced than ever that the survey was the biggest waste of time and money.

Fortunately for us this asbestos is the lounge ceiling; the room that is currently brick walls, no carpet, and empty so at least it's not like we've just decorated!

Discussions started by Clarington


Can I use it for anything? 
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Plant Swap

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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

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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