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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 13:20

If you strain your eyes really hard it's almost like its trying to be sunny here.

I'm off for a hearing test this evening at Specsavers. I've not had one since primary school - does anyone know what I should expect? Scary stuff for a 29 year old!

Overwintering plants

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:51

Happy Flower. My chilli plants are some what slow this year and I really struggled with germination so I'm hoping to over winter a few for next year. I might be able to sneak a few into the house (we don't have the heating on high) but I was worried it would be too cold in the unheated greenhouse - do you think you'd have had any problems if it hadn't have been such a mild winter?

(Scary to think we're already talking about over wintering - its not been warm enough yet for a lot of us to get plants OUT of the greenhouse for summer!!)


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:45

Just had an email from the local animal sanctuary saying that yes they have lots of horse poo I may help myself too (for a donation - I'd rather give the cash to them than leave it at a farm gate and hope some git doesn't pinch it!) So I think that's Saturdays job sorted regardless of the weather! I'm hoping to brim at least two of the compost bins (I have four) to rot down into the compost already brewing and them I'll dig it around my lavender plants and tuck the remaining bags into a corner of the garden to carry on rotting ready for that day that will come eventually when I can start on the vegetable beds and herb gardens (currently mud and weeds - got to wait for the greenhouses to be sorted before I can do too much as the greenhouses are slab in the middle of it all!!)

Having a crew cab landy is very handy sometimes - you can drive right up to the poo pile in the field load up and just pressure wash it out afterwards! Shame I don't know anyone who lives nearby I could be pleasing all your neighbours with a surprise present for your plants! Weather is looking quite grim for the weekend too so at least it wont matter what the weather is like for this - I had really hoped to get the painting done.


Is it just me?

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 07:15

Image isn't working Edd.


Yarrow - we have a variety of nail brushes from very soft to similar to the style you'd use to scrub the floor. Seems to be the only way to get your nails clean!


That said I used to shower with a brillo pad to get the dirt off sometimes!


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 07:11





Posted: 04/06/2014 at 22:03

Oh don't mention woodchip! We've three rooms that we need to hack the woodchip off - managed to put off starting for six months now but I'm not sure how longer we can keep finding excuses.

I don't even know where my nearest Sainsburys is! Bit posh for us is Sainsburys! But I'll keep my eyes out you never know we might strike lucky

veg and poisons question??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 22:00

Without knowing what type of weed killer she used I think we'd struggle to answer this properly.

Is it just me?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 21:59

MMM warm engine oil. Now that brings back memories!

Is it just me?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 21:12

I live with someone who would rather starve than cut up raw chicken. He is physically sick if he has to touch it and goes into complete melt down.

I on the other hand will get my hands in / on anything, raw chicken, mud, dough, up a cows ho-ha, there is very little these hands wont touch if needed.

Show me a wobbly tooth however and I go a distinct green colour - I have actually considered not having children purely on the basis that I don't think I could cope with their baby teeth coming out!


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 21:09

Sweetpea where did you get those storage boxes? They're BEAUTIFUL!! Much envy from the cardboard box brigade over here!


I'm back on a computer. This time at home tidying up my CV. Partner being "helpful" suggested I had a rum and coke... not sure that and CV would have been a good idea


"To Whom It May Concern:

I am truly awesome and would make a terrific asset to your team.

P.S. I can hear a kettle boiling from a mile off and am well versed in the making of an engineers brew knowing the maximum timings for the optimal hobnob dunking to be 45 seconds with milk chocolate ones 57.3 seconds.


Shall I start on Monday?"


Although at least I'd actually be writing my CV not looking for gardening ideas on here!!

Discussions started by Clarington

KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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What's a must in your garden? 
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Fungus on ones strawberries!!

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June transplant to cover the bald spots! 
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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

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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Native Pond Plants

Looking for ideas to add height and colour 
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Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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