Latest posts by Clarington

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:23
Congratulations on the weight loss!! I need to shift a few lb and then a few more.

Growing garlic

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:02
Go for it; there's still plenty of frosts due (frosts help divide the cloves I believe).

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:01
Exciting news Edd! As for sea sickness; adrenaline and getting acclimatised will help. I'm afraid I've always had a fine pair of sea legs, it's land that causes me all the trouble.

Other half is full of sniffles and wanted puppy to sleep on the bed with him last night. I couldn't tell if that meant he wanted me to sleep downstairs but "puppy" is definitely getting big now. Talk about a squeeze to get everyone in.

Back to work today full of enthusiasm and thermals. Have fun everyone!

Digging out Daffodils

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 16:16
Like Nutcutlet says; yes. If you keep hacking the leafs off you'll basically starve the plant and thus snuffs it.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 16:14
I'm sure I'm meant to be doing the washing ... by the very nature of being on here I think you can tell how well it's going!

Tulips in cold weather

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 15:24
Gosh mine (South Yorkshire) are barely poking through the soil!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 11:32
Happy birthday Liri!!!!

Gardening pics

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 09:02

Steve take photographs of the bomb site! Nothing makes you feel better when looking at photographs than thinking "well at least it doesn't look like *that* anymore".

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 08:49

Dove I heard that 15'C too! I think its because they know I'm going on holiday so very soon (yay!!) I wouldn't know where my swim suit is though: its not been out for years!

Silly season for school visits is ending (September - February) so I'm making the most of March before the scouting camps silly season starts (April - July). We shall have holidays, resting, catching up on maintenance, and seeing my family! Hurrah!


How to stop puppy from eating everything

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 08:34

Esther: firstly congratulations on your new hound!

As your training continues and puppy learns the word NO you'll find it easier and easier to stop them from chewing things they shouldn't (same applies in the house!) Don't be scared of disciplining them from an early age; puppies are keen to please their pack and of course need to learn their place.

Some people say that chilli powder helps keep dogs away from certain areas (ours however seems to love the smell and it actually encourages him to dig). But I found when I'm out in the garden (we never leave our dog in the garden unattended) a spray bottle with water is a good distraction when he starts digging where he shouldn't or runs off with the pot I'm trying to plant up. He thinks the spray bottle is a game not a punishment so much so that when we go on a walk on a hot day the bottle comes with us as an easy way to transport water for a drink and cool down! 


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