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Latest posts by Clarington

Greenhouse seal

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:20

Silicone sealant?

Human irrigation system

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:36

Mike - since you don't have a fondness for tap water (and necter is out of the question) have you tried of of these flavoured waters? Or even just adding a wedge of lemon to a glass of sparkling water to get those fluid levels up so they get nice clear pictures of you?

We'll all be thinking of you on Saturday like rampant weeds spreading across the country squeezing ever little bit of love we can in your direction.

 

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:26

We're suffering the blanket weed Dove - unfortunately until the oxygenating weed and lilly grow a little (or a lot) we can't really cover the surface to stop all this lovely sunlight sending the green makers into over drive. I brought some liquid barley straw extract but am leaving it a week as I've just planted four mini bull rush type plants (Typha Angustifolia) and didn't want to shock the pond too much in one go.

Its lovely seeing our two fish swimming around now they've plants to investigate rather than just their drain pipe hides! S has chosen some others that we'll introduce in a month or so's time - don't tell him but to me they just look like carrots!

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:18

For entertainment values it wasn't a bad way to waste some time in front of the goggle box. I think once characters grow it'll develop more.

Surely I wasn't the only one that looked at a certain teams manicured nails with confusion and wondered why you'd think them suitably gardening hands as I wiped my mud stained hands on my mud stained jeans

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:05

Hope they managed to extract blood without too many problems KEF!! Enjoy your tea and toast

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:27

Peanut - I was wondering how creatures find ponds myself just yesterday when we found a pond skater in our pond (as far as we're aware there isn't another pond around for streets and streets).

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:25

Mrs G - Oh he'll notice the extra green house appearing! For starts he's "agreed" to lay the paving slabs (about 50 of them in total) so that I can rotate the current greenhouse by 90 degrees and have them side by side (means less glass will be on view from the house). He's also decided that when he lifts the paving up the length of the garden to install electricity and internet to his Man Shed he'll use these as the green house bases and put new ones down the path so they match the ones that poke out from under his shed. which at least means that he wont be able to put the Green Houses off too long (although I'd happily wait until the frosts are over as once we dismantle the first to prepare the areas my chilli's and tomatoes will be rather prone) as its in his best interest to get the electricity up there so the kettle can be installed!

The chaps arrived to deliver and assemble it at 08:30 this morning and my last update about 20 minutes ago was that the roof was almost on.

Your arches are arriving on Good Friday? Looks like we know what you'll be up too over the Easter weekend!

 

Can anyone recommend a company to hire a Rotavator from? At the moment its looking cheaper to buy a second hand one than hire something for the weekend.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 07:26

Morning all! The day of The ManShed has arrived!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 07:38

Frosty bits!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:18
KEF wrote (see)

Just a quick pop in, frost predicted tonight for S.Yorks, so close GH's and move stuff that is hardening off, if you don't have a GH.  

Think all should check forecast.

BFN.

Thought it was getting chilly out there! Hopefully all mine are now fully hardened but we'll see. I guess it's what we get after such a hot sunny clear day.

 

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When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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