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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:23

Definitely looks like we'll be getting a frost tonight. I took a walk around two garden centres (to top up my vitamin D levels you understand - something very important and probably would have worked were it not so cold I was under many many inches of clothing) one of which I found the seed packets had faded in the light, and the plants had a thick layer of mould over the compost... makes me wonder how long seeds sit on shelves because these really didn't look fresh!

Second one was full of festive tat. Which at least meant I saved some money!

Now. Where's my hot water bottle...

It's a big worry......

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:13

I have found proof Santa is real - unfortunately it seems he's been using my credit card to buy all the presents.


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 07:53

Fairy - my hot water bottle goes to work! Big victorian building with less than suitable heating arrangements so it gets a little nippy around the kidneys. My school tours can be found doing star jumps by the fire engines on a chilly day!


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 07:51

I forgot to mention yesterday you'd have caught me last night working in the greenhouse by candle light: does anyone else have little tricks to extend their time in the garden?


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 07:48

Keep warm Mrs G! I know there are lots of coughs and colds going around the schools at the moment (I seem to be catching most of them!) Never found a cough syrup work myself but my body does seem to refuse most drugs. Best to keep warm, drink plenty, and let your body get on with it.


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 07:12

Morning all.  Hot water bottle did its job: although doesn't help me want to climb out of bed.

Very wet here; best got and get the snorkel to swim to work.

It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 21:54

I believe in Santa.

But does he believe in me?


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 21:49

Congratulations Mrs Edd!


Partner has tried to cheer up a really very bad day by buying me... no not diamonds, not fine wine and a hotel weekend away, not car parts, not even the bread maker he hints at...

A new hot water bottle!  He knows how to spoil a girl!


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 07:31

I think I must be broken - for me winter is hibernating!  As soon as it gets dark I'm ready for bed not waking up until the alarm goes off!


Have a great day all. No getting excited about snow - some of us lack proper heating where we work... brr!

New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 07:27

1. Label everything! You'd think with known memory issues I'd not say "oh I'll remember where I put..." but yet I still do it.

2. Finish the pond. It's stalled somewhat although we have the wood maturing away.

3. Plan what I want to grow and where they're going to go before I have pots bursting over (vegetable garden is still not finished)

4. Get the chicken coop built.

5. Not start so many projects before starting another!

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loved gardening quotes

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