Clarington


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I'm very ashamed.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 13:26

Go by my gardening approach: slap them in't mud and see what happens.


Not that I'd ever abandon bulbs in a cool dark dry shed like that.... oohh nooooo (three trays full of the damn things: I don't even remember putting them in there!)

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 06:55

Morning all.


I'm sure I wasn't this tired when I went to bed.


Pat; I hope HRH is improving. Pets are such a worry! 


I looked at the news to find Princess Ann was knocking around Ulley Reservoir where that very morning I'd taken Reggie for a long walk. I bet she'll feel happy to know that *every* post she walked past had been pee'd on by him.


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:31

How tolerant is HRH to you touching her mouth Pat? I use a babies tooth brush with dog tooth paste and gently give Reggie teeth a clean. I also have a toothbrush that pops over my finger but he's a bit too chewy for that when he gets carried away.


Never use human tooth paste obviously but even if it only helps a little (Reggie eats raw meat and won't eat biscuits that might help scrub the plaque off) it'll be worth it to keep her comfortable.


Does she eat dentalstix? Perhaps if she'll chew some soft ones aimed at puppies might help if she'll not have grown up ones.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:13

Morning all. Heavy rain here; unfortunately I expect to hear of several bonks on the roads as there is a lot of standing water :( 


Chicky; I do a lot of public speaking. I get so nervous before and strangely after but while I'm doing it I really enjoy it. NEVER ever do the whole imagining naked people Lizzie! Imagine them eating cake with cream that looks at any minute like it'll drop down their tops.


My last presentation the projector went awol so I had no slides or pretty pictures. Act confident and bluff your way through!

cutting down greens of daffs / tulips

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:01

If you cut them while green they'll loose the vital chance to absorb nutrients through the leafs which basically let the bulb recover from this year's display and build up the energy for next year.


You may get a poor display next year or no display at all).

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 20:45

Fidget; I put my shopping bag on a snail earlier.


The mess it left made me rather glad for excess packaging. Hopefully the half a dozen frogs currently residing in the pond will put paid to the rest of them.


The fussy eater hound is really enjoying his new diet (raw food) but the lack of biscuit is doing his teeth no good (when he put them in his food he delicately picks them out). So tonight I gave him rabbits head thinking he'd show no interest...


...nope he has crunched and chewed through three of the formerly cure fluffy bunnies. All the while their little eyes staring at me. 


The things we do for the overgrown furry babies we love!!

Tulips

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:09

Good lord they're so dramatic!

Rainy days and Iris's

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:07

Beautiful! Mine are still weeks if not months from flowering you give me such enthusiasm for when they do appear.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:03

Evening all. Where has all the warmth gone? I'm not turning the heating on; it's May after all! (Well known for snowy showers around here until late May). I am tempted to get a hot water bottle though.


I have stuffed peppers in the oven, the hound has rabbit heads roasting away (desperate for him to eat food with crunch in!). It's making the kitchen smell quite eclectic. 

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 07:09

I wait until my plants are showing signs of distressing before watering them unless they are new and establishing themselves. They certainly shouldn't expect a regular soaking from me. The only thing that is watered regularly is my strawberries in baskets that have an upturned plastic bottle filled with water & wedged in the soil.

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