Latest posts by Clarington

gallery of shame

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 21:23

I can post a photo on any other thread. Just not this one. I fear my phone too ashamed!

B3; I'm thinking of a thorny display perhaps around the eventual chicken coop. 

Might need to plan a bigger coop!

gallery of shame

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 19:14

I still don't seem to be having much luck putting photos on here. Yet everywhere else on the forum works fine.

But I thought you'd appreciate the giggle. I pottered around the garden writing a list of plants (the garden will soon be having a grand redesign so most things are in pots).

Having started off with two sea holly to celebrate a friends wedding (that came into bloom too early despite my best efforts so couldn't be used for the display she had in mind) to...

2 x eryngium bourgatti picos amethys

2 x eryngium x zabelii jos eijking

14 x eryngium gigantic

0 x place to put them

Anyone fancy helping me cut down the tree in the front garden to free up some space?


Posted: 06/06/2016 at 19:06

Glad he's home Linda; tell him to behave himself else I'll send one of us round!

sea holly??? I don't think so

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 16:49

Dokane; even though it seems out of season (the box says plant October - April) my local Tesco (south Yorkshire) is selling roots again albeit reduced (not as reduced as when I brought it). 


Posted: 06/06/2016 at 14:10

Afternoon all!

Had to go (because I'm such a loving partner) to Meadowhell to look for a black leather belt for him to get for his father's day...

An hour of searching and sending him photos later he decides he liked the FIRST ONE BEST.

To top it off M&S don't even sell gluten free cake in that store so I couldn't even get a reward.

Now having a break between ironing and cleaning to rest and enjoy my day off.


Posted: 06/06/2016 at 10:26

Morning all. The hound and I have had a long walk (3 miles but felt long in this heat) and now we're starting a marathon washing session. So I will *technically* be in the garden... sort of.

No sign of the building work starting which means no sign of when I can start my grand redesign on the garden. :(

Drink plenty of fluids today!!


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:30

Oh Linda how scary! I hope he's not causing too much trouble for the nurses tonight. Keep yourself safe.

Sweet dreams all; yesterday's long day is showing! 

sea holly??? I don't think so

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:17

Thank you Victoria. I didn't know that there was a softer variety I thought they all had the sharp serrated leafs!


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:14

My lord Pat you drew those yourself?? I thought they were some famous artist you were looking at. They're seriously impressive I love the detailing! 

5 mile walk with the hound done so he'll be happy now. Just need to get the marathon washing session done and try to go shopping. I shall leave the cutting lawn until tomorrow as I already feel like I could fall over!

Rats :(

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:07

I had rats in the compost bin at my previous address: left the hose in there for a thorough soaking and they soon moved on.

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