Latest posts by Clarington

Spotted on a walk

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:57

I think so; I have similar in the garden. I won see how it got there.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:56


Welcome Learnincurve; it sounds like you'll be busy!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 15:10

Anyone need a bit of Sunday silliness?

Two of my neighbours are digging ponds in their gardens at the moment (obviously wanting to steal away my slug eating army of frogs).

The more elderly of the two chaps has produced a wonderfully elaborate feature with a rock pool, raised banking on one side, a bridge across the middle.

The younger of the two chaps. Christ knows what the pond looks like but if he doesn't put sun cream on soon he'll be put in the most unusual of places. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 14:51

Any sign of Wonky yet?

I've just found a packet of shallots hidden in the cupboard not looking their best. Rather than wasting them a quick Google search revealed that once peeled and chopped up they can be popped in the freezer.

I'd forgotten just how much they make things sting!!

Hound is struggling with the heat somewhat; if only he was sensible enough to listen to my pleas not to sleep in the middle of the lawn til he's near on fire.

Is chinese celery root edible?

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:25

welcome to the forum by the way!

Is chinese celery root edible?

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:22

SJC; please excuse Pansy. Many members of this forum have difficulty with their eyesight and find it easy to read when in capitals.

I have never heard of this veg before; what does it taste like cooked? I'm always up for trying something new!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:13

Have a brilliant party Wonky! I shall partake of a chilled cider and lump of banana loaf in your honour.

I've often heard people "discovering" all sorts of exciting things as they clear an area of their garden.

At the moment I'm attempting to clear a raised section that sits in one corner and is behind the shed. Once levelled it will make an ideal fixed position for the compost bins not to mention my bin of plant pots and other things that just end up in the way (for instance a Peugeot 205 spoiler or the jaguar badly buckled wheel that his lordship has left as features in the garden).

Aside from the great escape type adventures I'm having trying to decant the soil around the garden (the lawn will be an inch higher for sure!) I'm also on an adventure of discovery.

Alas not the Victorian bottles or brick work, but old sweet and crisp packets, broken bits of plastic, amongst a ridiculous amount of rock shaped concrete.

In fact my garden is often unearthing sweet packets. I've often wondered if the gardener of the house had a sweet tooth and tried to hide it from their partner.

Large wasps in my house

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:02

To see so many I think you might already have a nest in / near the house.

All you can do is find it and follow the advice above.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 08:53

Morning all.

I haven't yet worked out what to do with my compost rhubarb; empty the bin and let the rhubarb grow? Cut the rhubarb as it grows and let the compost stay in its current position? Leave the rhubarb and sacrifice it to the compost ants?

Yesterday I scrubbed the floors to get rid of the plaster debris. NO amount if modern gadgets will beat elbow grease and a good wooden scrubbing brush! I'm hoping his lordship will crack on with the painting today. He won't let anyone else do it as he likes to be in control so it's all slow progressive. The pantry is painted though so I can't wait for shelves in there so I can start putting the kitchen back together. All my friends are getting excited by impending babies / holidays and all I need to please me is a pantry! His lordship certainly chose the right lass for him.

BUT we SHOULD be getting electricity back on Monday!

I'm hoping the warm weather today will kill my latest cold and hopefully all cold germs!

Lots of time to potter around the garden today. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 08:28

That's some serious snoozing H!

I was going to share you a #FridayFunny photo but the forum won't let me upload any images from my mobile.

The tale goes...

During the winter Clarington emptied her compost bins and moved them to a new location ready for a productive spring.

Clarington thought long and hard about the best position: sunshine, but not too much, easy access to the vegetable beds for emptying, and of course somewhere that wouldn't spoil the view from her beautiful new lounge.

Clarington thought she had choose the perfect position. And it was! But for one thing...

.... she had forgotten that's where the rhubarb was.

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