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Latest posts by Clarington

Gardening for the elderly

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 15:34

"Designer 11" - Have your university not suggested using the likes of "survey monkey" type free websites? They seem to be terribly popular with other students using this site as their "research". It allows you to quantify your research - by applying tick boxes to questions such as which age bracket you slip into and to collate the information easily.


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:12

Punkdoc - I'll happily bake the cake! It wont be as good as Doves obviously as I've not had quite as much practice. BUT my hot cross buns on Friday have proven a great success (i.e. we've scoffed the lot) despite my misgivings when they didn't rise as much as I expected them too.

I brought a battenberg cake tin the other day - needed an excuse to use it!

Gardening for the elderly

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:08

Do you ONLY want the elderly to answer this?

Are you only interested in a certain age bracket?

What is this age bracket?

Are you also interested in the disabled who may not fit in this age bracket?

Are you willing to supply an email address (your university one would be the best bet) so that people can send your answers without having to publicly announce their "struggles" to potentially close friends on this forum?

Are you aware that the elderly often have poor eyesight and so might respond more if you lay your questions out one separate lines so they're clearer to see?


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:13

I could be worse Dove - I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who'd rather what I have then what they have.

Mrs. Garden - she's sending off what blood she got but if there's not enough for testing I'll have to go back. If I do go back I'll be making sure I drink so much water I'm full to bursting to make sure those veins are well stocked with fluid - any kind of fluid!!

Fitted Kitchens Reading

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 12:26



Posted: 17/03/2014 at 12:25

Afternoon all. Had to drive to work one handed this morning - blood test for crohns / kidney issues / general bits not working as they should meant my poor right arm is in tatters! I'm sure the nurse was trying to get to a vein on the other side of my arm so hard was she prodding away. Eventually she gave up and had to write an apology on the paperwork saying she'd tried her hardest but these veins just aren't any good!

Very grey and dark here but at least it was nice for the weekend - I can't believe this time last year we were still getting thick snow.

Keep safe everyone.

casualties of the battlefield

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:01

This is awesome. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:00

Bump for those watchimg Countryfile right now.


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 13:03

Oh Dove that doesn't look fun! I'm so glad we had a digger for ours.

Come inside to listen to someone I've met through Twitter talk on the radio (BBC Solent) about vegetables in a few minutes time. He's @gardeninggent and really rather amusing!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:09
Clarington wrote (see)
Just as an aside, there are people out there who when a cat messes in their garden think nothing or putting down anti freeze to kill the animal. Yes its an disgusting act but worth considering when encouraging your cats to go elsewhere. I hope for your pets sake your neighbourhood is full old nice old ladies and less garden proud grumps.
hollie hock wrote (see

I have to say Clarington, that whilst I do understand the problem, it's a shame that you have come across as advocating the use of antifreeze



What?! I would never encourage the use of poison to kill an animal! Hollie please read what i have written - all I wanted to do was highlight that other people do - why encourage your animal into someone else's garden and put them at risk when your own garden is the safest place? 

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