Latest posts by Clarington

Water Lily

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 14:18

Ponds tend to self regulate: I've never been advised to water a lilly; in fact it would be very difficult too (even in a little pond) without upsetting the overall eco system.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 07:20

Morning all! Laying in bed relaxed, content, suddenly realise it's scouts church service this morning! At least I remembered in good time! I don't expect any of the scouts to attend aside from the two whose mother's are brownie / scout leaders and so are forced. But they might surprise me. It doesn't help that the current leader only tells them verbally the Monday before and we all know how great kids are at passing messages on!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:52

Sweet dreams Dove! I'll not be long behind so not stealing all the blankets.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:51

I'm in talks with his lordship about getting trellis installed OB. It's not just that they are trespassing, invading our privacy, really upsetting the dog, but if that child falls (after all the roof is hardly designed for grip) yes it'll be upsetting for them but it's not something I want etched as a memory in what is meant to be my safe home.

Unfortunately I don't think their picnic basket is entirely full and probably just see it as not wrapping the children in cotton wool.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 19:30

Neighbours child is on the outhouse roof again. I am sorely tempted to get up there and join him just so they realise that yes it is annoying when someone can see into your 

1. otherwise private garden

2. master bedroom window

Actually maybe I will wait until 08:00 and climb up there with the very loud hedge trimmer.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 18:54

Looks more exciting than my mug of tea Dove! Never been a fan of wine. Cider I will sip all day, real ales used to be a favourite when I could. But wine... it and I are yet to get along.

Onions bolting?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 17:31

(that's wee as in little; probably best you don't urinate on your onuons).

Onions bolting?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 17:30

My elephant garlic did this; I think the odd spring and my general neglect triggered it but it's not uncommon as my professional gardening friend has had the same thing happen.

As Scroggin says all you need to do is cut off the flower and give it a wee feed.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 17:05

Oh Hosta; I knew you had a lot. But never that many! :(

Dove; thanks for the link! I'll have a good noisy around.

If anyone has any broody family members who want to give it a go do let me know. I have a 29kg furry three year old here who didn't sleep well and has had a tantrum because

1. he wasn't allowed to bring the stick in the house

2. he wasn't allowed to take ALL his toys in the garden

3. mummy stopped talking to him when she was trying to do the ironing

4. mummy won't sit and stroke his ears while he sleeps

Hard to believe he's a dog; if he were a child he'd be put to bed and made to cry it out!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 15:24
B3 says:

Mine's up there behind the bread maker. I never thought of using it for fish. Might be worth a try.

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 I'll confess the bread maker doesn't get as much use as I'd like! I've not yet managed to get the right mix for gluten free loafs.

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