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Latest posts by Clarington

Raised beds

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:53

Since you might be loath to enjoy that area of the garden: can you turn it into a wild life friendly area?


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:47

Oh bless her Dove! 


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:35

Oh Dove I am glad she's having a good day today. She sounds quite happy!


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:34

Liri: its certainly a struggle trying to work out what will grow or not here (not least because I grew up 100 miles further south and the difference in climate is noticeable: especially when my mother is telling me she's putting her tomatoes out and its too cold to even germinate seeds up here).


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:30

DD: my father would always munch anything that left unattended in the house. Do you have a dog? Next time to make some biscuits keep them nice simple shapes and if you catch him snacking while they cool down ask him why he is eating the dogs medicated biscuits.

Or just bake him biscuits and lace them with laxatives. I can assure you that even though I can confirm the wifi reaches the bathroom you do get bored of sitting in there after a while.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 10:38

You cruel woman Dove!

 I'm playing with fruits I want in the garden. I wish you could hunt sites by region! I'm trying very hard to get things that will be happy in Yorkshire. 


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 10:07

Thanks Flowers. The trouble is parents seem insistent to send poorly children on school trips so that they don't miss out and we all know how covered in germs they are at the best of times! It doesn't help that I have a naturally delicate stomach anyway that seems to find any excuse to act up. 

Still: its gloriously sunny out, the dog has calmed down, I've managed to get the washing machine on as so not to entirely waste the day, and if I keep up this drinking lark I'll be too busy peeing to notice I'm unwell. 


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:58

Morning all. I've been up most of the night with some kind of stomach bllluuuuuggggghhhhhhhhhh. Not sure if my school group or girl guide ghost hunters brought it but its meant that I've not been able to visit a school today which I'm so upset about. Taking the museum into the classroom is such fun!

I've had to retreat back to bed and already I'm bored

How to control earthworms?

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:51

Lulian: the worms will self regulate themselves. Your problem is the condition of your lawn not the amount of worms you have. Get the lawn better aerated so that it isn't water logged and your worms will disappear. 


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 22:49

Cysts have an amazing ability to go in all directions. 

The wisteria is not going to be salvageable unfortunately the building work will mean its going to have to be cut back to the floor. Such a shame its over twenty years old and flowers so beautifully. Still I'm sure we can think of an alternative to grow when the work is finished.

Discussions started by Clarington

Iris Pseudacorus

Seed germination?  
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Frog Spawn count

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Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

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bulk purchase of terricota pots

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Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

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Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Can you create a indoor display with already flowering bulbs? 
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long handled tree loppers

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Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

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Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:23

loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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