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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 20:28

KEF I've got the hot water bottle ready warming things up for us. His Lordship doesn't think he'll be home for at least another hour (i.e. gone 21:00). 

Dark (cold and windy) nights make me want to hibernate at the best of times (raynaulds and arthritis don't help), trouble is hot summer days and I over heat (can't regulate my temperature due to spinal issues) so I think I really ought invest in a hot tub for the winter months and transform it into a paddling pool come summer!

Actually that might not be such a silly idea...


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 19:12

You keep safe there Verd!! Wet and windy here: but I guess it was risky eating that pate.

Partner is working very late tonight. Its 19:09 and there's no sign of his return. I'm afraid dinner is... fish fingers! I am never motivated to just cook for myself. 

At what time is it acceptable to climb into bed? There's nothing on the television and I'm refusing to do the cleaning I swear this house has dust pockets it releases when your back is turned. (I know: I am so rock and roll).


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 07:15

What cheese did you have for supper Dove?!


Heavy frost outside: I'm packing extra hats and gloves for my school tour today!


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 21:32

10 1/2 hour working day... not good since I am only meant to be on a 30 hour contract and am doing 20 hours over time this weekend 

I'm hoping by the laws of karma I will return to the garden (by candle light) and find my garlic sprouting! The lack of growth is starting to get a little frustrating! Roll on spring when the ground might not be too wet to work on and I'll be able to dig more vege beds!


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 19:39

Patience may be a virtue KEF but there is something special about seeing little seedlings appearing!


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 13:42

(Its first and second weekend in February. Guess I've a little longer to wait then )


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 13:35

Heavy snow hitting about 13 miles from work. Fortunately my truck is bad weather prepared so if it makes it this far I'll be fine.

Unfortunately its the other drivers that are usually the problem!

Lunch time break so I thought I'd come and check up on you all. Okay okay... so the truth is I saw someone on Twitter saying with such excitement that their chilli seeds were germinating already and I just had to log on to try and check my messages to see when Stacey had recommended we start them!! 

Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 13:31

Thank you Butter! I'm planning on having the vegetable and herb gardens chicken proofed as much as is ever possible to give any delicates a chance plus I've been looking at rotation systems that will mean they have their own "garden bed" to destroy with fresh seedlings as appropriate to the season to keep their minds busy.

Edd that's a really interesting idea! It might not be appropriate to my garden but has definitely given me an idea of how to separate my vegetable beds so that they can have access to ones as required while keeping the others safe!


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 07:05

Happy birthday to your new teenager Mrs. G!


Regular contributers.

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 16:44

Today is my day off. I've come on to the forum over six or so times today as I sit down and take a break or go to prod my laptop for something else.

Were I not looking at this website I'd be looking at my work emails. Something that I am aware I do far too easily and is not good for my mental health. 

I find this forum not only fantastic for the information members (and the website itself) can give me as I navigate the muddy puddles and over enthusiastic green thumbs of a gardening newbie but for the sense of companionship and genuine concern over the well being of others.

So whatever the intent of this original poster I just want to say

I love you guys!!


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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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