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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 23:00



Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:34

Lesley - we hold ghost hunts in the building,  I'm told its quite active or at the very least their imaginations enjoyed themselves!

Got my bargin bin strawberries planted into the ground so we don't get any chilly roots in pots as I was amazed to see what huge rootballs they'd grown after looking so dead and pathetic when I brought (rescued) them. It's at the far end of the garden from where the chickens will be (arriving in spring) so I'm hoping we can easily incorporate it into the eating area and chicken proof it - Clarington only shares so much!

I can't decide whether to plant some of my herbs (Sage, thyme, oregano, camomile when I can find it) in the adjoining plot or something else (garlic, onion... agh the choices!!)


Something has eaten the plastic lid of my slug pellets

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:21

I've had mice seemingly living on a diet of carrier bags and washing up tablets - they seem to be quite hardy! Perhaps if you've no droppings once it got into the container it decided it wasn't all that keen and moved on?


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:21

Straight to the RSPCA if I were you.


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:18

Aww Stacey that's somewhat pants!! Hoping treatment isn't too draining on you and you're ready to take on the chillies come Christmas! 

It was 3'C last night when I finished work at 03:00. Best start looking at moving the delicates inside and my mini orange trees away from the bedroom window that *has* to be open regardless of the weather.

I have today AND tomorrow off and I'll let you all into a secret - I don't intend on spending them working for a change!

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 08:39

Thanks Grandma! I'm half way through the first cushion cover - just three to start! Still musing over quotes I want so much for it to be extra special! 


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 08:37

Someone has hit the autumn button!

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 07:49

Dahliance they are wonderful! 

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 07:31



Posted: 03/10/2014 at 07:30

Morning all. Boss is off today - poor devil caught my cold! Hoping he recovers soon I need his help with my many many projects. I have a day off on Sunday AND Monday! Two days off is like a mini holiday!  Shame I wont be finishing work til 03:00 on Sunday morning though. Hoping the weather is going to be good my poor garden is so neglected

Discussions started by Clarington

Iris Pseudacorus

Seed germination?  
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Frog Spawn count

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Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

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bulk purchase of terricota pots

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Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

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Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Can you create a indoor display with already flowering bulbs? 
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long handled tree loppers

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Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

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Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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