Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 08:21

Mike - strange how the world has changed isn't it. My grandmother once admitted she hadn't seen a chap in the all together until my father was born! While my friends and I all grew up running around the garden in our all together. 

Glad you've been disconnected!


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 08:15

Morning all! 

Some nasty blighter got in the greenhouse & destroyed one of my tomato plants. No evidence of where he's hiding but the entire greenhouse will be overhauled while I search for him. The birds around here seem to pay the slugs and snails no attention whatsoever!

Right. Best get out if bed and see what being 29 is all about.

Chilli plants

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:28

I've two plants that are well over 12 inches in height and are close to flowering. The rest of my chilli plants however are less than 4 inches in height and seem to show no sign of getting any bigger!


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 13:39

Oh I am the champion of over thinking! It always amazes me I'm not grey already. Its a shame I'm not organised in any way because I think everything through yet forget to do so much! (Am I the only person to carry blister plasters and plaster spray in her bag ALL THE TIME even though I'm sat at my desk in comfy shoes? There's Kendel Mint Cake in my bag when we go out for the day even if its just to the garden centre!!)

But what is worse is that my GP (Queen of over thinking) even has a pregnancy / birth plan written for me despite

a) having no intention of getting pregnant

b) having a long term birth control solution in place

c) being under strict instructions to inform her a year before we even consider starting practising  at making a family

She just sat down with me one day when I went in for a medication review and we went through ever potential "big thing" that might happen to me. There's what to do in the case of kidney failure, sudden collapse, and all sorts of random things in that file! Really did not have a good nights sleep that week!


I'm going to start looking for some metal food bins and a suitable metal box to use as a chicken first aid box this evening. Hopefully we can get some strong entirely mouse proof ones as I already know we've had mice in my shed I'd rather not them helping themselves to the buffet!


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:14

OL - I've got to dig up the tulips when they go over to move into more suitable places (not sure where - but they were too pretty to dig up and throw away) and am thinking of having the lavender along the path up the middle of the garden. Its got half a border there but some are very woody so I think will need cuttings taking and eventually digging up when the time comes. I've already planted the lavenders I brought with me along that edge to fill in the gaps. My onions have proven that anything delicate just don't belong so close to big feet - at least lavender will smell nice when they get knocked especially as I need to start considering dog proofing into the future design and want to have anything on the lawn side suitable for hens so that we can put netting up when we're in at the weekend to give them a larger space to run around rather than being in their coop all day (aiming for a coop designed for 8 at least while only having 3 as its really important for me that they get as much space as possible).

Considering that we don't yet own a coop much less any chickens, and a dog is a long way in the future, is it wrong that I am already mentally working out how I can get a small freezer into my girl shed to host food and mental stimulation type treats for the animals? (Not to mention it can then cope with any glut in the vegetable plot when we get that going!) I over think things far too much and just get carried away. Truth be told its a good job I struggle to remember my pin number on my card else you can imagine my coming home with all sorts!!

I've a list (I put it somewhere safe ) of plants to avoid around chickens and dogs - I must dig it out and check there's nothing on it that I'm planning on getting!

I miss having my neighbours dog to walk. You used to be ever so (unwittingly) nosy looking in at other peoples gardens and seeing things grow and change! That's is a perk of the Land Rover I guess - I can see over hedges!!



Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:16

Have another rum that'll warm you up!

OL - at this rate we'll have matching gardens! With our lavenders and Alliums being big on my list right now

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. It is today. Have unfortunately found out that the hot chocolate machine is using a different powder today that contains my evil enemy so will be spending much of today scuttling back and forth from the ladies


Pdoc if we're keeping you sane than I pledge my bestest to keep up with the wafflings! Enjoy your birthday tomorrow


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:20

That's really clever Dove! I'd never be brave enough to attempt anything like that.

Bad nights sleep. Couldn't settle so got up at midnight to clean the kitchen (partner has a cooking style known best as explosive) only for partner to wake up and declare he was going to be ill (that'll teach him to eat a gluten laden meal in front of me!)

Now sat at work waiting impatiently for 17:00 to come so that I can scuttle home and enjoy my birthday (purchased some lovely looking steak to have for dinner!) Don't buy all the lavender I hope to order some tonight!


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 15:56

Hmm just spotted the lavenders offer.

Might have to try and crowbar my wallet open and take a punt on these I do so love Lavenders and would really like to line the path up the garden (eventually) as our lavender seems to survive the bashing from big feet and dogs.

Does anyone think it a good deal or should I save my money for another day?


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 15:49

Good lord that's a lot of rain! I hope it doesn't do too much damage. It still seems very dry here despite the earlier rain. Its a shame it doesn't spread itself out around the country a little better!!

Whose been mentioned Panda? I don't get GW until several months have past and at least three other people have read it - can't justify spending money on a magazine when I could be buying plants (and if I was to buy the electronic copy how would I get the freebie seeds and such like?!)

Can you Overpower stinging nettles with wild plants???

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:30

Unfortunately I don't think you can!

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