Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 07:41

What a weekend.  Another cup of tea required!


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 07:31

Morning all. Working all weekend so poor garden has another neglected week.


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 07:40

Morning all! 

So NOW  I know how to collect dog samples: oh how my jam jar wishes it knew this earlier!!

Who mentioned the rape in full bloom? Sounds like someone put in a second crop for two harvests this year. Does that not happen very often? It was often common place where I grew up.

(Ha like I'm grown up).

Well I'd best get out of bed and get to work: I can't keep up with my emails at the moment. 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 08:08

Morning all! 

A day of meetings, paperwork,  and prepping today.

What lighting conditions does wild garlic like?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 21:48

I walk through a dense woodand it was absolutely full of wild garlic this year.


Posted: 15/09/2015 at 07:32

Morning all! Well its very moist outside today: just what we want to see for a morning under the bonnet of the van. I hope all that need to venture out keep safe with the weather and traffic. Never a fun mix. 

Both the dog and his lordship are snoring heavily on the bed. I can't decide whether to stay here in the warm or go and make his sandwiches for lunch today.

At least the garden wont need watering! But I really ought swim out to my strawberries in hanging baskets and make sure they're getting the good stuff too.

New Petrol Strimmer Smoking

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 22:05

Check your manufacturers oil mix specifications. Excessive smoke is a sign of worn parts (or ill fitting; unlikely on a nw engine) or it burning too much oil.

Pitcher plant in winter

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 22:03

When I was researching my pitcher (it floats in a bowl in the pond) everything seemed to indicate letting it live outside all year round.once they're acclimatised. Where are you from? Do you get very bad winters?

Thanks for the recommendation of supplier Keen; I've been looking to expand my collective!

Iris Pseudacorus

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 21:58

Obelixx: whatever I wish for I rarely get, so here's hoping! The three that have been in there a year and some have not made any signs of growing / spreading. 


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 21:54

Bloody hell GWRS!

I hope they cut themselves badly on the broken glass.


His lordship has put the heating on. I protested that it wasn't October yet (not very loudly mind). At least we know it works for when the real weather hits.

Tomorrow I'm starting phase two of the education police riot van: a trip to Fords for the initial repairs. Do wave if you see me in Sheffield! 

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