Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 20:54



Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:14

I'm just sitting watching flowers in the rain.

Kind of.

If I look really hard I can see the tree tops from my office window and the jobs adverts on my computer screen. Deciding that its time I find a career I WANT to do rather than a job I'm not that bad at but leaves my mind numb.

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:37

I like neat. I like straight lines, sharp edges, right angles, things in threes or fours to create triangles and squares, and a general nice uniformity that would pass an ISO 9001 inspection with the paperwork twice signed and neatly clipped in a folder.

I wonder if this is why I prefer vegetable plants to pretty flowers? They lend themselves so much more naturally to lines.

(I'm the kind of person who irons socks so they look more neat in the drawer).


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:11

All my tomatoes are outside and the greenhouse will be getting dismantled very soon (supposedly). Looks like I might nip over to Aldi to see if they still have any of those plastic frames to put things in with impending chilly weather. Mine is designated for my chilli collection. 

Feeling very sorry for myself this morning & starting to wonder about finding a job I can work from job if needed. Anyone need a pillow tester? I have very high standards. 

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:16

Mike you've not failed anything. You found a need for this information and then found that if we actually look its there. Job done.

Now if you need a job to do start practicing your signature to sign OLs copy of your gardening manual when you get that published!  


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 20:01

That's odd! I got an email near instantly. If it doesn't go through or you don't hear anything send me a PM Mrs.G & I'll order you some and we can meet up to exchange! I'm sure between us, KEF, and the rest of us S.Yorkshire bunch if your order did appear unexpectedly we'd be able to "loose" the extra 48!


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 19:48

Lavenders ordered but I can't see anywhere that says when they'll be delivered! 


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 19:41

Oooh! That looks interesting! 


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:20

Morning all. Done my 40 minutes of jiggling on the Wii fit. Now returned to bed with a cup of tea. That's how exercise works right?


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:16

Lovely pictures Bill!

Mrs. G you should have sent them out to forage at the Food Festival!  I'm hoping to go if my stomach settles down (adding either strawberries or kiwi to the banned list - not keen on trying either to find out which any time soon though!) And I get enough jobs done. (Though tomorrow is the last day so will have to hope people don't try and close early & leave empty stalls).

First job will involve sitting at the gates of the pond centre when they open to get some more oxygenating plants - the fish have decided these are the tastiest things *ever* and destroyed the current ones in the past three days the daft fools! Why don't they chew on the mint roots?! You can see why it spreads so quickly it's not long been in the pond / oversized pot and I'm already having to whip it out every few days to trim the roots back that are pushing through the plastic pot!

Second job will involve picking up the railway sleepers to finish the pond edging off on my way back. I think I need eight. Trouble is mathes is a weak link so I might get my partner to check! 


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