Latest posts by Clarington

Onions bolting?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 17:30

My elephant garlic did this; I think the odd spring and my general neglect triggered it but it's not uncommon as my professional gardening friend has had the same thing happen.

As Scroggin says all you need to do is cut off the flower and give it a wee feed.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 17:05

Oh Hosta; I knew you had a lot. But never that many! :(

Dove; thanks for the link! I'll have a good noisy around.

If anyone has any broody family members who want to give it a go do let me know. I have a 29kg furry three year old here who didn't sleep well and has had a tantrum because

1. he wasn't allowed to bring the stick in the house

2. he wasn't allowed to take ALL his toys in the garden

3. mummy stopped talking to him when she was trying to do the ironing

4. mummy won't sit and stroke his ears while he sleeps

Hard to believe he's a dog; if he were a child he'd be put to bed and made to cry it out!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 15:24
B3 says:

Mine's up there behind the bread maker. I never thought of using it for fish. Might be worth a try.

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 I'll confess the bread maker doesn't get as much use as I'd like! I've not yet managed to get the right mix for gluten free loafs.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:55
Obelixx says:

Can I suggest a  large pair of rubber gloves and a bottle of kitchen cleaner for you OH Clari?

It is perfectly possible to do a full English/Scottish/Irish breakfast without asking an unholy mess of everything.  Not so easy with croissants and baguettes as the crumbs get everywhere and so does the jam!

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 He can use three saucepans making beans on toast. I think it's a magic trick!

Fortunately the dishwasher (and my stomach) are taking most of the strain and he's now happily pressure washing the driveway. I'm not even going to look at what colour the side of my car is turning!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:48
B3 says:

Clarington, why isn't your GFG in the attic like everyone else's?

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 We use it all the time! I especially enjoy taking it outside to grill fish on as the kitchen hasn't an extractor (or doors) so it keeps the house from getting that decidely less than fresh smell.

I also use my ice cream maker weekly throughout the summer.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:26

In January 2016 I planted 48 seeds that I thought were from the thuggish iris pseudacorus (or big yellow thing in the pond to you and me). It was a fun experiment in germination rates to keep my mind busy.

I did have a purple iris (Iris versicolor kermisina) in the pond but yellow thing had quickly crushed it's spirit and I assumed taken over.

So imagine my delight when I found that after my experiment the five seedlings I had kept (I.e. forgot to put in the compost bin owing to having been distracted at the time and never quite gotten round to it) one produced the above!

There's no sign of flowers from the other four but I am hoping that a few more might show promise and I'll use them to replace yellow thug. 

Who's nicked my figs?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:10

Wasn't me!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:09

aww Lily! I do enjoy watching the birds in the garden; they always seem to have so much more charectors than the likes of the pigeons.

I made the mistake of going into the kitchen after he made (a very nice and insanely unhealthy) breakfast.

Microwave; covered in beans

George Foreman; covered in sausage 

Hob; I think it's mushroom juice. Can you even get mushroom juice?

Oven; dare not look inside. But surely you can't make that much mess with hash browns

Dishwasher: apparently an egg rolled off the counter into the (clean) dishwasher. It's splatter zone has seen the dishwasher simply shut and restarted

BBQ: Apparently the George Foreman and oven and job were simply not enough things to cook on so he's used the BBQ as well. I will get around cleaning this by ignoring it.

Still; it was a good breakfast.

But I think I'll make supper ;)

Last edited: 10 June 2017 14:09:28

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 10:53

Pat; your nudge must have worked. His lordship is now cooking a full English breakfast! There seems to be enough for a least six (there's only two of us) so get your plates ready.

For anyone else whose meant to be on a diet; we'll start again on Monday!!

Rain seems to be lifting slightly. I dare not check the weather station.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 09:55
Pat E says:

Yum, Dove. I'm wishing Hubby would make his promised move into the kitchen. I'm getting hungry. Dark outside.

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 Give him a nudge! Maybe he can take mine with him too; that mug of tea in bed never did materialise.

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