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Latest posts by Clarington

Garden design software for Mac

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 07:47

What about just using Google Sketch Up?


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 07:42

What an awful nights sleep,  Dove snored in my ear the whole time and KEF has the coldest of feet!! Thinm tonight I'll share the basket with the dog.

Kettles on I'm off to check the Haggis traps.


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 22:20

I had purple potatoes the other day And the co, our providing you don't over cook them is a delight! should be a link to my (terribly dull) Instagram account where you can see a picture of the cooked potatoes. 

Just visited Ikea to get 3 x book shelves,  1 x corner desk, 3 x large recycling boxes and a few other bits in cluding a watering can for 30p to act as my "indoor watering can" - oh so posh. Its not good though I need a bigger car I would have lost my knee caps had I had to brake heavily!

Right, which one of you didn't bring in any more wood for the stove? This cabin won't heat itself you know!!

Apple Tree prognosis

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 16:45

I don't know much about trees but I'd be tempted to wait until Spring and see how well it greens up and blossoms before making any long term decisions on it.

There are plenty of very knowledgeable people on this forum though who I am sure will be along over the weekend to help!


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 16:40

Gosh I didn't know that about chilli peppers! I'm itching to grow some chillis this year. I had limited success last year but now people have been teaching me the tricks I've already mentally worked out how much the greenhouse will hold (and the kitchen /bathroom / office / lounge windowsills...)

To be honest I'm getting impatient to grow anything. I've potatoes to grow in bags and I was wondering how soon I could chit them (it is called chit? I can't remember!) before putting them in the greenhouse til the frosts are over (around June).

Wish 17:00 would hurry up. I've had to resort to a lot of sugar to keep myself awake. It may not be going as planned. There will be no sex going on in my corner of the cabin thankyouverymuch. Far too tired!!

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 11:34

Unfortunately we'll be making the most of the daylight hours with much needed foundation for ManShed laying / 5 ton gravel moving / slab shifting / pond tidying up / bird box installing oh my the list goes on so I fear we'll scare the birds off. Mind you we seemed to get more when we were moving all that soil (fresh worms - the robin was fighting us off the roller so that it could peel off the ones that we'd "caught" and "tenderised") so maybe we'll prove lucky!

Out of date seeds

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 07:49

Let us know how you get on! I'm tight fisted so would be more than willing to try anything before buying a replacement. Must go through my seeds this weekend!


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 07:46

Hmm. Well just make sure you feed and water it over the weekend!!

Vance Miller

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 07:46

Ha ha ha!!!

Consider this reported and mocked with scorn, better luck next time Friday24!


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 07:26

Thanks Chicky! The weather isn't looking fantastic but you can only get so wet so we'll trudge on. It's a trip to Ikea tonight to finish the office and I must remember to set the traps for a Haggis tonight.

I'm afraid I can't cope with the smell of coffee at all Dove! Its the one thing to make me gag!  I'll bring you a mug of Hot water and the coffee jar!

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Add links to your blogs here! 
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What's the "best" out there? 
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What do you do to the wood to preserve it? 
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