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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 07:45

Ssshhhhh no one say anything but I appear to have a day off and it's not raining!

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 07:32



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 07:20

Interesting idea AWB. We had a tradition that when you turned 16 a friend gave you a plant - "congratulations you're now of age. But before you let anyone near your panties remember that with fun comes responsibility. If you can't keep this plant alive don't think you can cope with bringing up a baby!!" My aloe vera plant eventually went to live with my godmother as I wasn't sure it would survive the move to Yorkshire. I'm curious if anyone of the others survived! 


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:59

KEF I may as well have swam home. Not a problem for the truck but I am a little worried for my partner who has gone out to see a friend. At least they've a spare bed!

Now I just need to muster up some energy to grt some jobs done.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:24

There are levels of moist that are no fun for anyone.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 07:38

Am I going to be the first to admit this new weather front is playing havoc with my joints? I'm only 29 but am creaking and wincing like anything at the moment. 


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 21:39

Oh bless!


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 21:38

Thanks Liriodendron! Useful to know about the wormery and nitrogen being too much for seedlings. That saves a lot of heartache!

STILL  can't decide what to plant next to my strawberries which is making me start to think maybe it's the strawberries that are in the wrong place 

I've climbed into bed rather than putting the heating on. Now; how can I convince oh to fetch me  a mug of tea...


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:01

I'm not sure to be honest Fairy - compared to my four daleks the about of compost you get in the wormery is quite small (3/4 dalak) but it takes much less time to compost so you get a steady rate of it -(you just lift the bottom one out once all the worms have moved up) it does look really fine stuff, quite dark too. I think Edd is the wormery expert perhaps he knows the nutritional value? I was thinking of using it for seeds as it's so fine.


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 07:49

Well that autumn button has been well and truly pushed! Looks like even if I can decide what to plant in the bed next to my strawberries it'll have to wait. 

Lifted my wormery in preparation to move it to a frost free place - the bottom layer is looking very good and alive with baby worms! I can see the delight children get with worms now!

Definitely not going to do work today, definitely not going to do work today...

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