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Clarington


Latest posts by Clarington

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:58
Someone needs to tell my laptop that just because its Monday doesn't mean it can sulk and not work properly!! Those kind of things aren't meant to count when you haven't got a job!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:48
Glad you're being sensible OL! They'll get you sorted out soon enough.

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:46
Without trying very hard we've a hedgehog, newts, frogs, water bugs in the pond, lots of different birds, and of course lots of bees and butterflies which are amazing to watch.

(And of course all the bugs and slugs that hide under rocks).

Non of my garden is "wildlife garden" its just a garden growing aware of wildlife so, for instance, I make a conscience effort to plant flowers bees love, cut the grass on a higher setting than my neighbours would do, make sure the pond can be accessed by birds wanting a drink and a bath...

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:39
Pond dipping is always good especially if you get frog spawn!
I have a bird box with a day / night camera and audio. Never had anything in it yet but I live in hope! Still I have the robin who comes almost everytime I open my shed as he knows where the seed is kept and will follow me around til he gets something!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:34
Morning everyone.

I'm going to sit here tapping my hoof til OL logs in to tell us she's going to the hospital. No messing around OL we're watching you!!

I can't believe how much the weather varies across the UK - I mean I used to sit and watch the BBC news everyday but this forum has made it so real. Especially when KEF just up the road gives a completely different weather report to what's happening here!

Lifted the last of the onions yesterday - just lifting them my eyes were watering they're so strong! I'm going to start thinking (in between job hunts) about what vegetables to grow this winter / next year - although that implies that I might get him completing those to do lists as I can't dig or lay slabs for the greenhouses.

Strawberries at Christmas ?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:15
I'm not sure you'd get enough light in the greenhouse during December to convince them its summer unless you introduce artificial lighting. You'd also need extra heat as even with this mild winter my greenhouse got very cold at night.

Oh - and a little paint brush to pollinate them!

How much effort / expense do you want to put into it?

Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:10
Mike - I do our lawn twice a year but never really know when is best to do it. Do you think there are good and bad times?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:07
OL GET YOUR PERKY RUMP TO THE MINOR INJURIES UNIT NOW!!!

No messing around I'll drive down there and manhandle you to the hospital if I have too.

/serious face/

How to open compost bin

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:05
Mine are all windproof ones - you just need to give it a sharp hard tug up. They're good quality plastic you'll struggle to break it.

surprise surprise

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:03
Oh if you went to food factories you'd see a whole host of beasties you'd not expect getting groynd into the mixes when they fall in the vats...

(I still happily munch on said foods though!)

Discussions started by Clarington

KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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Herb Garden Essentials

What's a must in your garden? 
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Fungus on ones strawberries!!

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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 09:38

Plantus Unidentifidous

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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 12:46

Transplanting Grass

June transplant to cover the bald spots! 
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Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 07:15

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 19:32

Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Last Post: 24/02/2014 at 13:14

Native Pond Plants

Looking for ideas to add height and colour 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 09:03

Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 16:20

Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 14:20

How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

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Last Post: 22/01/2014 at 21:36

Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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