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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:22

Morning all! 

Similar feelings to Chicky - I need to work out a grand plan for early retirement!

plants to put in guttering

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:56

I saw someone put salad and strawberries in their guttering on a wall which did look very pretty (I'm more a vegetable than flower person). But I imagine it would dry out really quickly which would be a pain in the rump unless you put in an irrigation system.

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:54




Alas a humble draughtsman drawing up things to go on Marks oil rigs! I want to get out of the draughting job and retrain but I'm not sure in what. All my ideal jobs either don't pay well (and the mortgage puts paid to early retirement!!) Or are not really "suitable" for people with "bad backs".


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:41

Morning Fairy & KEF!


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:41

Morning Dove!


Oh the sparrows in this garden seem to be near stuck to the feeders regardless of the weather right now! I've put a hanging basket frame over my flat feeder to put the pigeons off (they're the size of turkeys!) As they're so destructive.  I've also a blackbird with a white tail that's sat in the hedge waiting for it to cheer up - lovely bird but as my partner puts it "a real asshole" if anything bigger than a finch tries to come in the garden! 

We put a new waterbutt up on the ManShed yesterday - I'll check tonight if we got the drainpipes on right!

Back to work today...


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:29

Raining happily here!


Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:04

Ordered my worms (from the company that made the wormery). Quite excited!!


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:46

Oooh that looks wonderful Dove!


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 14:18
My broad bean seedlings - all of three inches high have produced pods!!
You leave them unattended for two minutes...

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 12:30
Its meant to be raining here too. I've washing out, electrical cables running across the garden, I've already watered my pots, I've even loudly mentioned BBQ but still the sun shines!

I'm putting the weed and feed on tonight and hoping for the promised rain that may now come down tomorrow.

Funny just a few months ago I was using a bucket to drain the water off my garlic!!

Today's big decision for me is where does the wormery go. I really don't want them cooking!!

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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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