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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 11:21

It wasn't as sunny then! I'm all for a bit of fresh air blowing through your hair but not when it risks burnt bits!


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:17

mmmm redcurrant cordial. Not had the proper stuff for a while! Something to look forward too next year (hopefully).


Busy-Lizzie you can't expect people to go out in the all together surely?! Just think about the amount of sun tan lotion they'd need to apply!

Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:14

I just let it grow like a weed - occasionally running it over with the wheelbarrow, catching it with a lawn mower, squashing it with big feet as I tried to reach the things propped up against the garage, oh and it spent about a month with a ton of sand on top of it not long after it started to grow. I take it this is not standard good delphinium husbandry?!

There are plenty of slugs in the garden I can assure you - those holy hosta thingys were proof enough. My resident frogs just don't seem interested in keeping the ping pong of life balanced!

It seems to be on the dangerous list for chickens alas (we're keen for the chickens to roam a great an area as possible so it'll only be the vegetable garden that's fenced off - all other flower beds will be defended as required if I want any chance of the herb garden being usable!) so it looks like some research is needed as to whether I can move it out of potential suicidal chickens way or whether its future in this garden is limited

Put wrong fertiliser on my lawn, now patchy urgent advise required!!!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:03

Just keep watering it and keeping off it where possible until its established especially with this glorious weather where despite all the rain we've had it could dry out very easily.

I had a new lawn laid a few years ago - it did look very scruffy for a while but grass has an amazing ability to bounce back from very scruffy messes.

Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:01

I'm not a flower plant person. Vegetables and fruit I can deal with, but all these plants that pop up and flower are lost on me. I can't even guess what they are!

This rather large and terribly beautiful plant / weed has been growing up by the garage quite happily. Its in what is the designated wildlife / overgrown / where ill looking plants come to die / get a second chance / are stuck in the ground and fingers are crossed area.

 It stands at about 4 1/2 ft high.


Any suggestions as to what it is?


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:24

Morning Dove. 

Moggie deterrent - humane suggestions please!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:22

Bamboo type kebab sticks seems to work with the neighbours cats.


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:19

Glad you had fun Chicky!!


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:26

I really enjoy mowing the lawn! I guess because it only take 25 minutes rather than the three hours it used to take to mow my parents lawns with the same sized mower!! I always wished I had enough money to buy a little ride on mower for them but now fear hearing about my father disappearing off to the next village on it!


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:25

Oh it gets better! Following my face to face appointment with the doctor he's booked a secondary hearing test (Monday) and promises to CALL ME the moment he gets the results!

Two hearing tests in two weeks. This growing old is hard work!


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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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