Latest posts by Clarington

Square foot gardening - crop rotation?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:47

Rotation is all about protecting your crops from disease and avoiding soil depletion of essential nutrients. I'm not experienced enough to know about how far a disease could spread in soil but I'd be tempted to move them to another square anyway. It certainly can't do any harm.

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:43

I get the feeling that is the kind of garden you could really loose yourself in. Thank you for sharing Dove!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:40

Happy anniversary Fidgets!!

Enjoying a lazy morning here then we're off to Lady Bowers for a walk. I've wanted to go for ages but we never seem to get a day off together (his lordship is happy for the hound and I to go on our own but... well if I spend all my time with the dog my sanity might be at risk). 

The DIY can wait... at least until this afternoon when we have the carpet man coming to give us quotes.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 17:31

Walk went well.

But we all rather need a nap now!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 11:34

I wish I were as organised as you when it comes to meals Dove. I had coco pops (bowl on the counter top) for breakfast and no idea what we're going to have for dinner.

Sorry to hear about puss cat Ob. I hope she's not in pain, I shall keep my fingers crossed the vet trip goes well.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 09:22

Beautiful picture Busy!!

His lordship (only makes tea in bed on a Sunday) proudly informed me that he put the heating on this morning to help dry the clothes. How happy was I?

Came downstairs after a leisurely shower to find...

... the clothes were still in the washing machine. How warm does the central heating get?? 

Reggie and I are off on a "play date" later. We're part of a group on Facebook dedicated to arranging walks for German Shepherds (and their owners of course). Last time he slept all afternoon so hopefully I'll get chance to get some jobs done later on. We've almost choose not a carpet for the bedroom; even though we're a long way off needing one.

Garden Confessions - 3 Worst Crops of 2016!

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 07:59

Due to house improvements the only things I grew were strawberries. By grow I mean throw water at occassionally; thing is I'm now struggling to get them to stop flowering! I didn't get a good crop I.e. enough to make anything with but rather a constant flow of just enough to have been eaten before they got back to the kitchen.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 16:41

Lantana: fortunately we have a Henry that is dedicated to the muckiest of jobs so I've vacuumed and now mopped. The Dyson is all well and good but far too delicate for proper cleaning.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 15:08

I can hear my bulbs calling me from the box in the greenhouse... I can't see them finding the ground any time soon.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 15:06

Afternoon all. His lordships feeling better so we took a trip out..  to look at slate slabs to make a fire place hearth.

Ta da!

It's feeling pretty good to actually be looking at stuff to put in the house rather than just ripping stuff out (plenty of that to do yet though).

All this talk of steam mops you'll never guess what his lordship brought me??

A galvanised mop bucket and wooden handled cotton mop!

Oh the pure excitement I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to using it throughout all the plaster dust encrusted floors.

Discussions started by Clarington


Can I use it for anything? 
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Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

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Ideas for a small shady corner

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Tiny Plants

For tiny pots. 
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

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Hawthorn Hedge: at the end of its life?

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Child friendly / neglect friendly / plant for classroom

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Rhubarb in a potato sack?

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Maggots in my strawberry plants.

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