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Latest posts by Clarington

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:31
Oh wow! I found out today that honey bees have been known to travel SEVEN miles in a day and regularly "hunt" pollen in an area two miles from their hive.

Amazing difference for those tiny little wings!

Clearing a garden

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:29
Wow! You really have been working hard that's an amazing amount to pull up in such a short time. Doesn't it look bigger! I'm doing the same as you with my new garden - very few of the original plants / design will remain and it's proving hard and slow work!
What I have found useful is to grow plants I know I'll want in the garden in pots on the patio - it provides a wonderful burst of colour and interest while reminding me of the end goal when I'm discouraged.

Good luck!


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:06
Warm and breezy here.
Lots to do in the garden but I've run out of energy! Half tempted to drag a blanket onto the grass and have a nap for an hour or two.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:58
Thanks Mrs G!! I didn't think it would be so difficult - proper sweaty hands and I don't think I can just blame the heat! (Roasty warm here today though - hopefully the garden is drying out nicely!)

I miss air conditioning in my vehicle! Sat here having a rest and much needed drink and calm down but I could be growing tomatoes in here!

Good news is that his friend is running late buying me more time!!


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 07:52

Morning all! 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 23:19

Glad it went well Lizzie!!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 22:22

Ironing board might work but we have a rule that I will buy him any vacuum cleaner he wants but he is in charge of vacuuming - like a nervous dog I can't stand the noise to the oo5int I have to go and stand outside with my knees all trembling!!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 22:12

He has an amazing ability to knock pots over regardless of how carefully I put them out of the way. Seriously I swear I'm one step off cementing the pots down in the patio to try and keep them upright.

The washing machine however I don't think he knows exists. 

I can't even hide anything in my car he has a habit of going in there to twiddle with things.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:56

Oh Chicky that sounds like torture!!

Playing the where can I hide things from my partner. I'm thinking in the washing machine might be the way forward...


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:40
KEF - I still can't get hold of the poo fairy so looks like my back gets a week off!

Just found a newt in the garden! First one I've seen here!

Alas can't upload photos on my mobile so here's a link to where you can see it.

I'd forgotten how dark they are!

Discussions started by Clarington

Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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How is everyone else getting on? 
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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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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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Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

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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