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Clarington


Latest posts by Clarington

Human irrigation system

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:31

Hoping it all goes well today x

Best temp for both citrus and apples?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:20

Caters - what are you planning for your garden? Somewhere nice to sit out with a few fruits and vegetables or a more regimented self-sufficiency drive? Knowing this'll help people understand what view point you're coming from.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:03

I'll put a photo up of the toms some time over the weekend - they've grown massively - way bigger than others I planted just a few days later but the leafs were all wilted like I'd abandoned them to dry out. Could they be getting too hot in the conservatory? I was sure I read about not feeding them til they flower and generally treating them keen but I'm not sure they look like they'll last much longer!

Mrs G - you're more than welcome to the join in the party. Be warned with this family to expect arguing, fussing, tantrums over the tiniest of things, the dogs getting higher priority on the sofa than grandfather... my family positively sit in a darkened room eating nothing but bread and water in comparison!

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 15:57

When it says "earthing up" - what does one do exactly? Do I cover all the plant (about 6 - 10 cm) poking above the soil or just half of it?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:40

Dave - really sorry to hear about your friend. But as you say she's in the best place now and no doubt will be keeping an eye on you all!

Mrs G - sorry about that! The weather report said fine all day (heavy rain on Sunday). Now I'm just in the office by Rother Valley trying to mentally convince the clouds to go South and miss the washing! I can't remember if I opened the greenhouse or not either Two of my tomato plants were looking a little less than peppy yesterday so I'm hoping they'll be okay. I watered them well but the leafs seemed wilted. Surely they don't need a feed already?

KEF - ha has auto correct on my phone isn't a fan of cakes it seems! Grandma always makes the hot cross buns so this is my contribution to the party.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 07:24

Morning all!  I've just put the washing out so that'll encourage some rain. I've work, an evening at the museum,  and a seminal cake to make in the wee hours (last year it was still cooling down in the car!) Nothing like careful planning...

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:35

Sweet dreams everyone.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:42

That's quite the monster OL!

I have to remind myself that things could be worse OL - I'm still able to work full time which is good, I know these "conditions" can be quite literally crippling.

And of course at least we don't live next door to the in-laws!

Cherry tree

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:39

Do you know what kind of cherry tree it is? Importantly can it self fertilise to produce the cherries or does it need a partner nearby (which would potentially explain a lack of cherries)?

Or are you getting cherries develop and then fall off? Do you have birds /squirrels that might be pulling them off to eat?

Gardening Book

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:36

I'm waiting for our Mike to get pen to paper and spill forth his knowledge to us beginners. He always has such a clear way of writing and never makes you feel that he believes himself superior just because he's gotten a few more years under the belt than the rest of us (well; most of us ).

Til then I'm saving my money for plants and using the internet rather than books!

Discussions started by Clarington

Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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How is everyone else getting on? 
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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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What's a must in your garden? 
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Fungus on ones strawberries!!

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June transplant to cover the bald spots! 
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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Native Pond Plants

Looking for ideas to add height and colour 
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Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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