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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 15:57

61 minutes KEF. Not that I'm counting or anything!

Not quite bankrupt yet - in fact I've £20 in vouchers I'm struggling to spend! But gosh its a good job my wallet is sealed shut it the moths would have had quite the fresh air today!


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:08
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Clari - a Glaswegian translation of that crest would be 'nae danger'....

Ha ha! It was "Sans Peur" originally but I can see any Glaswegian clan members slurring it out!


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 11:57

I hope the skip is big enough! We're still finding no end of things left in the garden by the previous occupants. I can't decide whether 20 broken roof tiles were left "just in case" they'd be useful or whether it was easier to just leave them in the corner. As for the other things we keep finding - its a good job the local tip is near by!


Pricing up the railway sleepers, scaffold boards, 50+ slabs, and all the other "little things" I keep thinking up for the garden design. Its getting expensive!!

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 11:15
Victoria Sponge wrote (see)

Love those primulas Clarington 


Thank you Victoria. I spotted them on Monday when I went to get some more surface covering plants and came away with much more than just the Stratiotes aloides (water soldier) I had intended as they were just too pretty to leave there!

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 10:52

And some of the inhabitants...


Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 10:28

I keep meaning to put some photographs up of my pond and every time I go outside  I get distracted and end up forgetting. So until I eventually remember here's a few shots of the plants I have on my phone!

 (Not plants - but our attempt to create a wildlife friendly access point until the pond is finished and we can get a bit more permanent.



Posted: 08/05/2014 at 10:17

I think a tartan suitcase might be more suited! We're all convinced it is not possible to get that many old vehicles together without one breaking down.  It'd have been much more appropriate if they'd suggested we all wore our overalls that we normally live in!

Hmm... I wonder if you can get purple overalls I may have just solved the problem!!

Its proving very grey and dull today. I hope the locals around here weren't hoping to get much done in the garden it looks likes we've lost the lovely BBQ weather we had over the bank holiday for a while.


Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:56

Okay Michael that's very useful thank you for that.

Have you spoken to the people organising the 18th century garden in Sheffield (Furnace Park)? I am sure I remember them talking about wanting to grow lots of plants this year - perhaps they will have some surplus you could have.

I have a brain injury so my memory isn't very good - it would be really helpful if you could post here again in June when you're ready to accept plants!

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:10

Well done Hartly!


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:06
MrsGarden wrote (see)
Catch Clari ... ....just for you to get you through to the weekend

Thank you Mrs G! Its rather needed right now. I shall try to cheer my grumpy little self up looking at potential breeds of chickens and cages. I do so tend to over research things once I've gotten started - I used to be able to identify sheep a mile off because I once saw a poster of different breeds of sheep at the butchers and went on a researching mission.

Wintersong wrote (see)

Morning all...I just had my bathroom ceiling collapse on me but it was alright because Prince William was here to fix it...then I woke up

Oh dear! Less cheese for us all I think!! I dreamt last night that I was looking after a friends baby who unfortunately had rather the bowel explosion and ended up being washed in the kitchen sink. All terribly random but she's attending a midwife and doula convention today / yesterday and so spent all day yesterday tweeting updates so she put babies in my head a little.


Brought myself a dress and tartan sash yesterday to attend a friends wedding in August. Its bad news when your specification for a dress goes:

1. Must be purple (brides request)

2. Must be able to cope with English weather (Yorkshire weather does not discriminate - it'll rain all year round)

3. Must be able to climb into the truck without flashing my knickers as my Land Rover is being used to get the groom to the wedding

4. Must be able to cope with potential jump starting / attending break downs as all the vehicles attending the event are a mix of VW camper vans and Land Rovers

5. Carry a Scottish theme (found out the family moto on our crest is "no fear" !)

I'm telling you blokes and their just picking a suit up have it easy - do you know how hard it is to find a pretty clutch bag you can fit screw drivers and an adjustable spanner in?! Who designs these things?!

Discussions started by Clarington

Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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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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Plantus Unidentifidous

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Transplanting Grass

June transplant to cover the bald spots! 
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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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