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Latest posts by Clarington

How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 17:15

I wouldn't mind a cold snap to ensure all the flies and slugs get a bit of what's coming to them! The frogs in the garden don't seem the least bit interested in doing their duty.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 17:12

I'm on my way! Following Lilys advice and just using the middle of the road! Beep beep!



Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:59

Do be sure to share those pictures D Damsel - I know we all love seeing gardens develop over the years.

Well the greenhouse is clean, the garlic planted, the tulips... erm. Can't quite remember whereI put their bag!

Too pooped to do much more so having some time to stretch out on the sofa before we shut the curtains and hide from the banging on the door of strangers thrusting their small children in front of you to demand a handful of sweets. Neighbours and children I know are more than welcome to come knocking,  I know it's one night of fun. But we spend so much time pushing "stranger danger" it makes me itch to see children from streets away trusting that we're not adding rat poison to those mars bars. 

How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:45

19'C in South Yorkshire and much warmer in the greenhouse (finally cleaned it all ready for winter).

Looking ahead to next year and getting organized

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 07:44

Snowie, I'm also quite new in the garden and am really struggling with work time and health restrictions getting in the way of the garden. What I've found really useful is creating a to do list based on the Gardeners World "what to do now" link (here: )

My to do list (under construction) is here: I'm using an online blog so I can't loose it (very important as my memory is awful) & so if I see an awesome idea I can add it quickly no matter where I am be it work, hospital,  or at the parents.

I'm going to my wish list today (rare day off) to start trying to lay out my plans. Hope yours go well!!


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 07:33

You know I stipulated that for mine Dove! Although getting a Defender just so I could pressure wash excess manure spillages might have been excessive! (Both mothers got a few ton of horse muck for mothers day and now oh's father has requested a ton for his birthday so it's proving its worth!)


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 07:20

Morning Mrs Garden! Just tell them you were testing out the boot capacity! These thimgs matter when looking at new cars. 

The Supernatural

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 07:02

I work in a museum that was once a police and fire station (also housed the ambulance and the mortuary van). Its 114 years old and has about 10 regular spirits plus countless others that seem to visit the paranormal investigation teams on an irregular basis. I wont give you details but you can imagine that those in the cells aren't always the nicest of things to meet...


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 06:55

Morning all! 

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 22:22

Fire engine fueled up ready to go. Do they drive on the same side of the road as the north?

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