Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 14:33

Summer pants? Dear lord I've not stopped wearing a vest yet!

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 14:31

We now have four fresh water mussels in our pond. Its rather fascinating watching them open!


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 07:25

I dreamt about tidying up daffodils last night. They were tied up and terribly uniform. 

Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 07:24

What kind of seeds / plants do you want Michael?

I'm near Sheffield and always happy to help a charity if I can but there's no point my sending across some F1 type hybrid roses that'll be completely incorrect for the year / style. 


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:26

Panda - while uprooting the outofcontrolus alloverthebloodyplaceus on Saturday I found:

- what looks like chives

- three tulips that had been tangled under the leaf spread but still managed to flower

- something I can only describe as sharpus ouchus

- that the resident robin is a cheeky devil who will push you out the way to get to the worms you've just uprooted

- a patio slab!!

What do I grow?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:20

Hope Mrs Fishy is feeling good today Mr Fish! Crohns in a right royal pain in the rump and epilepsy certainly doesn't help matters.

I keep meaning to write a proper little log of all the plants I am putting in the garden but I get distracted so easily!


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:13

Its near Oldcotes Mrs G so perhaps a little out of your way. Shame though because the pond specialist just up the road is fantastic quality throughout and I'd recommend them to everyone!

Human irrigation system

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:59

Mike. After seeing your post above out of curiosity I checked my bottom to see if I had a manufacturers stamp.

It said "WIDE LOAD"

I've seen this brand several times before - but I think it means that unlike you I've not Irish blood running through my veins but Layland DAF gearbox oil!


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:54

Morning all.

Back in the office today and as you can tell I'm packed out with work. Worst thing is I've forgotten my ID pass so can't even go and get myself a cup of hot water!

Brought a few more plants for the pond yesterday including water mint - it smells wonderful and has filled the final corner so now all we need to do is get the timber surround built. Also brought five more fish (they look like carrot sticks) and some fresh water mussels that love to feed off the sludge in the bottom of the pond so that'll be interesting to watch.

While still on the subject of ponds I've noticed the finches hang on the (mini) bull rushes and slide down to the waters edge when they want to get a drink. There's a corner full of pebbles that the blackbirds use but I think the finches like to show off. I'm looking at ideas for a better bird bath once we finish revision 325 of the garden design.

Started ripping up one area ready to prep the soil but I have a feeling we'll change the design again before the month is up!

Oh! And other half has not only hinted at the prospect of having chickens he's even dropped a clanger by mentioning where'd be best to put the cage and then going to look to see if the local garden centre* we visited for the first time had any cages in their "shed section".

They didn't. His area of the garden involves my digging out 1 ton of soil to clear the former raised beds / dumping ground. But its progress!!


*Garden centre turned out to be very poor quality with 95% tat 5% plants that left me feeling very smug about because my plants are show quality in comparison.

What do I grow?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 08:28
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Didn't our Profiles used to show roughly the area where we were posting from?  

And those who were posting from abroad always showed up as Tower Hamlets, just to confuse issues.  

When did that stop? 

I don't think everyone turns it on on yheir profile so its a bit hit and miss.

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