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Latest posts by Clarington

Red onions

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 16:10

Oh Steve I'd be in tears! (I get very emotional about the strangest of things). Do you have any control about stopping residents from accessing the garden when you or suitable other "garden guides" are not around? Or perhaps any way of putting a big board up saying when plants are to be harvested (i.e. onions are not to be harvested until July 21st which gives you chance to ensure they're ready and then some so they can be lifted "early" when you're around to make sure they tidy up too?) I'm not sure how the residents are affected so to how much they would understand with pictures or photos of strawberries saying "only to harvest when they're THIS red".

That said I doubt any of those would stop a bored / well meaning resident from ripping a plant up


I wish you luck in the rest of the harvest!!

Get through this carrot fly!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 16:05

Looks good!!


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 15:37

I think I'll have the boat on the left.

FB - glad to see you've got him working, keep up the training eventually you'll have him all educated in how to make a woman REALLY happy! Hanging up the washing is the way to do it!


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 15:34

I don't trust my work colleagues not to draw on me with pen!

Ooooh that water looks lovely. I'd really rather enjoy a quick swim right now. This office is far too stuffy!


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 13:22

Get up??? Some of us are debating climbing under our desks for a nap!!

Red onions

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 13:20

This is my first year growing red onions (or indeed onions full stop) and I've loved seeing their bold colours and how they hold themselves upright. Its been amazing the past few weeks the way they seem to have pushed themselves out of the ground. But I really must remember to water them more!!

Asthma and Gardening

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 13:18

A friend of mine is affected badly by chemicals and the likes of air fresheners. What he found in the garden was that the pollen and cut grass often made things worse (when I lived nearer I'd cut his lawn for him while he made us dinner - good trade!!)

Did you ever get symptoms before that might indicate pollen was to blame?

Keep out there in the garden, but ditch the weed killer and see if things change. Its a fantastic gentle way to exercise and keep those lungs strong.


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:56

See OL gets the idea. Young people are meant to be worked!! Don't you have hedges to maintain? Lawns to be trimmed? Beds to be dug?

Are we the only ones not on top of our gardening OL if others can lounge around with sofas??

Help! Grannies are eating my strawberries

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:41

Every time I see this thread appear I have the mental image of old ladies in cardigans ploughing through your strawberry plots with their walking frames chomping away at your strawberries. It makes me giggle every time!


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:39

You have mail Mrs G!!

Use him as a cushion and waste those muscles when he could be working up a sweat digging you a new vegetable patch?! What a waste!

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