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Latest posts by Clarington

Human irrigation system

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:18

Oh Mike someone upstairs really is doing their best to test you aren't they. But just remember - they wouldn't be testing you if they didn't think you strong enough to over come it.

I hope your daughter finds somewhere new to live soon, perhaps there are greater plans ahead for her and her wonderful children. Do they live near you currently?


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:09

(Spam now dealt with - under three minutes the moderators must be on the ball!)


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:08

Always get a small gift. Even if its a nice set of earrings to wear on the holiday! Better to give too much than to hear about it for the next few years.

I opened the greenhouse this morning before work. Thinking I shouldn't have bothered!


(Mainly posting here to push annoying spam down the list) xxx

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:06

Hopefully it might lead the way to more gardening orientated programmes.

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:02

I have a four tier one I brought from Aldi last year. It's holding up well although be careful to secure it to a wall or something firm as in high winds despite being full of plants mine disappeared up the garden.

I can't see putting a heater in it to be a good idea at all. I imagine most of the heat would leak out the unseal bottom and I'd be worried about melting the plastic.


They are very effective in their own right - I noticed a big difference with my tomatoes compared to ones I had grown in the garden.

Gardening courses

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:45

If you do the RHS courses (or any of the others) do remember to pop back on here and share!

I'm very tempted to do the RHS distance learning courses (interest rather than career) but alas all my money is being spent on plants and saving up for my lorry licence.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:40

Mrs G. I was perfectly safe I wasn't the one holding the welder this time so its all good. Fortunately we caught it before too much damaged was caused - its an old vehicle with a timber frame and the wood was rather dry!

Got an email today to say that my worms for the wormery and mealworms are being delivered today - at least it wont be too hot for them! I've asked for them to be left by the back gate but I've never used this courier before so we'll have to see if they do it as otherwise my poor little worms will be having quite the bumpy time on the roads all day (I just hope we'd be able to collect them on Saturday!!)

Bet you can guess what I'll be up too when I get home - I hope Edd is around to answer any questions!!

Welcome Bonkers. I see you've managed to get a thread going. Hopefully we'll be able to come up with some suggestions!

Using waste water

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:17

I used to decant my bathwater into old cola bottles to water the garden (once it has cooled down). Didn't seem to do my veggies any harm! 

You know you're jinexing it asking about dun shine don't you 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:08

Got home gone midnight again.

Possibly set a fire engine on fire.



Posted: 24/04/2014 at 16:37

Saw a spam merchant on the forum. Less than three minutes after reporting our moderators were on the scene tidying up. They do look after us well!!

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