Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 22:32

It's definately noticeable even in South of Yorkshire Dove :(

Just wandered around the garden: found the larger hedgehog, oh so many frogs, and a bat. Best start preparing homes for autumn for them!!

Ant Problem

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 10:37

You can get ant gel which comes in pots that have holes only big enough for the ants: importantly this means that the cats can't get it on their paws and lick it off no matter how much they tap the pot of curiosity!


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:19

Dove; we've already had the asbestos garage taken away but when we brought the house we had an asbestos survey done which revealed nothing inside the house. We are however now more convinced than ever that the survey was the biggest waste of time and money.

Fortunately for us this asbestos is the lounge ceiling; the room that is currently brick walls, no carpet, and empty so at least it's not like we've just decorated!

How to grow your own Thai curry ingredients and cut down on food miles

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:10

Aym; your son might want to discuss with a doctor the possibility of IBS (irritable bowl syndrome).


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 06:46

Morning all!

Happy anniversary Wonky! I hope you have a lovely day.

We think we've found asbestos in the house; should get test results by Tuesday. Agh!


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 15:07


I've decided to give the pond a light clean up now it's cooler. Bleugh! Decomposing sludge smell!

What sort of wildlife pond?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 14:18

I have a fibreglass fish pond and I'm afraid I really can't think of how you'd make for a nice easy access.

However I'm also sat by said pond watching the frogs bathing amongst the aqua mint so rest assured; they'll find a way. Incidentally the birds seem quite happy to climb down the rushes and plants to get a drink and bathe off a float plant basket I have.

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 13:55

I don't like them either. Let the man speak!


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 12:56

You lucky thing Joyce. Those two...  samples were marked at £2.99 each.

I've composted better examples!

I've noticed that more and more garden centres are turning to clothes / bbq equipment that is far too impractical to actually use / tat / expensive tat at that and the flowers are something on the side.

Since I was in the car I visited two other small privately owned garden centres and neither of those left me itching for my wallet. Even the reduced bins were disappointingly beyond the chance of saving anything other than the pots.

So I am home in the garden trying to think down some plants thinking how daft those going in the compost bin are in better condition than those for sale!


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 11:21

Hmm.Under new management garden centre and I think this says it all...

We'll not be getting much rhubarb crumble from them!

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