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Latest posts by Clarington

Garlic bulbs for winter or spring?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:07

I'm not an expert but I think garlic bulbs don't keep terribly well. Certainly by December my autumn planting ones which hadn't been planted due to a house move were going very soft (planted on 18th December and growing just fine). 


Bumping this message to the top of the forum so those that know better than I can assist! 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:04

I found a dead bee this morning in my garden - it appears to have succumbed part way through feasting on a pollen laiden plant!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:22

Had to come back inside I was sliding all over the place trying to level the soil in the new chicken area 

Enjoy the dry while you can Percy! The rain is lovely and warm - must be summer!

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:50

Have you managed to arrange anything with a courier type organisation at all? I've three huge (heavy!!) hostas here (South Yorkshire) that if someone told me how too I would happily divide up (there's a couple of other plants in pots you could have too) and bag so they'd be transportable to send but I'm afraid I don't have the money to deliver them as it would be a trailer and truck job!

Otherwise they're going in the compost bin as they're just not popular up here.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:44

It wont make its mind up here!! Unfortunately I can't get hold of the manure lady so it looks like that might need to wait a while (no rush for it fortunately - and they have a never ending supply!) I did get excited thinking the electricity had gone but it was just a bulb blowing right after the thunder rolled over.

My partner is moving cars all day - at least he should be I normally get an update moaning about something by now. I hope the weather isn't too unforgiving for him.

Think I might go and rip the Hostas up so I can make some more space and reuse the pots for my other plants. Seems a shame to compost them since they'll fill the compost wheelie bin on their own (I can't move them in the pots - too huge!!) So must be a decent age but I just really don't like them! (Mind you I'm one of those people who likes her plants and flowers to be useful and if I can't eat it or watch bees on it it is never going to end well!)

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:34

I'm not sure Rebecca (we're getting chickens soon so I've been trying to research this) not I found this link with a big list on if it's any use! (its in America I think but some plants should still apply).


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:22
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Make the bread after Clari - that way, if you have dirty fingernails they'll get a good clean...

I work in a riding school so plenty of free 'goodness' whenever I want. Could do with a few trugfulls to put in the compost bin. 

I thinking more about whether I'd have any strength left but I guess clean fingernails would be a bonus!

I'm hoping this lot has as many worms as the loads we transported for our parents for mothers day - you could see the bags moving there were so many! All fantastic stuff for the garden and most horse owners I know are grateful to be relieved of it so everyone wins


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:10
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Morning Fg and Clari 

Clari - take a look here it says they should be available from 2014,

Hmmm, it's clouding up in the west 

Thanks Dove! I'll keep an eye out - our local Tesco taunts me with glorious gluten free goodies one week then I have to wait a month as all they have is awful bread in their place.  That reminds me I must make some more bread today - before manure shovelling or after? Hmm...

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:04

Wow! What a monster! Don't tell OL for goidness sake she's only just mastering dispatching the little ones bless her!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:01

Oh croissants how I miss you!

It's a really nice morning at the moment looks like the rain wont hit us til around 09:00 so I've a couple of hours to potter around with my mug of tea.

I hope you've all got lovely plans whatever rains on you!

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