Latest posts by Clarington

Frost forecast

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 20:16

We see snow in late May. But I'm afraid my plants have to tough it out!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:40

Morning all. The weather is proving quite changeable and doing its best to play havoc with my trying to organise my brain. I woke up at midnight freezing and had to get a hot water bottle! These new tablets are going to be blamed because at least I can focus my lack of beauty sleep on something easily changeable that way! 

Working all weekend but I'll try to nip in and keep an eye on you all!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 17:24

Afternoon all!

Quite an odd day at work and now sitting in the garden BUT it's too breezy to be comfortable unless I hide in the greenhouse which really needs a clean and tidy.

Mind you that can be said of the whole garden. :/

Confession to make!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 13:28

I haven't gotten ready for winter yet much less spring!

I'm very ashamed.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 13:26

Go by my gardening approach: slap them in't mud and see what happens.

Not that I'd ever abandon bulbs in a cool dark dry shed like that.... oohh nooooo (three trays full of the damn things: I don't even remember putting them in there!)

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 06:55

Morning all.

I'm sure I wasn't this tired when I went to bed.

Pat; I hope HRH is improving. Pets are such a worry! 

I looked at the news to find Princess Ann was knocking around Ulley Reservoir where that very morning I'd taken Reggie for a long walk. I bet she'll feel happy to know that *every* post she walked past had been pee'd on by him.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:31

How tolerant is HRH to you touching her mouth Pat? I use a babies tooth brush with dog tooth paste and gently give Reggie teeth a clean. I also have a toothbrush that pops over my finger but he's a bit too chewy for that when he gets carried away.

Never use human tooth paste obviously but even if it only helps a little (Reggie eats raw meat and won't eat biscuits that might help scrub the plaque off) it'll be worth it to keep her comfortable.

Does she eat dentalstix? Perhaps if she'll chew some soft ones aimed at puppies might help if she'll not have grown up ones.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:13

Morning all. Heavy rain here; unfortunately I expect to hear of several bonks on the roads as there is a lot of standing water :( 

Chicky; I do a lot of public speaking. I get so nervous before and strangely after but while I'm doing it I really enjoy it. NEVER ever do the whole imagining naked people Lizzie! Imagine them eating cake with cream that looks at any minute like it'll drop down their tops.

My last presentation the projector went awol so I had no slides or pretty pictures. Act confident and bluff your way through!

cutting down greens of daffs / tulips

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:01

If you cut them while green they'll loose the vital chance to absorb nutrients through the leafs which basically let the bulb recover from this year's display and build up the energy for next year.

You may get a poor display next year or no display at all).

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 20:45

Fidget; I put my shopping bag on a snail earlier.

The mess it left made me rather glad for excess packaging. Hopefully the half a dozen frogs currently residing in the pond will put paid to the rest of them.

The fussy eater hound is really enjoying his new diet (raw food) but the lack of biscuit is doing his teeth no good (when he put them in his food he delicately picks them out). So tonight I gave him rabbits head thinking he'd show no interest...

...nope he has crunched and chewed through three of the formerly cure fluffy bunnies. All the while their little eyes staring at me. 

The things we do for the overgrown furry babies we love!!

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