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Latest posts by Clarington

Time to get busy!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:33

Orchid - I fear by the end of the year us newbies are going to have wish lists longer than our forks!!

How many?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:12

Oh! I forgot beans and strawberries!!

How many?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:26

Owing to the vegetable plot being revised yet again (we'll make our minds up eventually) I don't think I'll be growing very much at all this year but will have various chillis thanks to Stacey, two types of tomatoes thanks to KEF, garlic, onions, pears and apples, a small batch of potatoes, and my collection of herbs (Rosemary / Mint / Chives to name a few...)

Can't wait til the vegetable plot gets established and I can get growing "proper" !


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:23

Punk - I can heartily recommend a good dose of rum and coke. If you're going to be flat on your back there may as well be a good reason! Really hope it improves soon. I know only too well how backs never choose a good time (i.e. when you're meant to be visiting the in laws) to play up.

O.Lady - the headaches are indeed related, seems your belly really does rule over your entire body. Day 8 today and I'm craving fish and chips but have had NO headaches since starting the living off rabbit food. I will admit my patience with my partner who seems to think it "nice" that the moment I start to prepare my little  vegetable selection of a meal to come and join me in the kitchen and prepare his meal is wearing thin!

Hope the rest of you are keeping safe. We don't sound like a healthy lot do we!!


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:00

Well we've decided we're definitely having two green houses (he's already agreed to lay the bases for them) so the plans for the vegetable plot have once again been torn up and we are now on revision many of lots!

Means I can't get to work on the herb garden nor the vegetable plots as they'll both be no doubt in trampling range but I'm hoping (weather / smog permitting) to get out one evening with some string to start marking up the new boundaries so we can start visualising the finished plot.

His new Man Shed turns up in 14 days too. Looks like I really ought best get him cracking on the rest of the decorating we'll never be in the house come warm weather!!


Time to get busy!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:36

I love how even when I just nip in here for a couple of minutes I suddenly find myself wanting to expand my projects list again and again! Is it marigolds you're meant to grow with tomatoes? I'm not a keen fan of marigolds but if they'd work for my toms and then I'd be able to embark on making hand cream they might seem more favourable!


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:18

My passion used to be my work;  I was happy when I was called in for overtime or my phone went off at 02:30 with a customer calling for help. My friends thought me mad but honestly I was never happier. 

Now, after moving jobs when I made the foolish decision to give everything up to support my boyfriend when he got a very good job offer 100 miles from where I lived,  work is just a job. No spark and the most excitement we get is the odd power cut. Its awful and I've no idea how to look forward to another 40 years of this.

Then I realise, my boss pays me well but expects very little of me, so while I can't always get out to enjoy the lovely weather I am now on revision 67 of my vegetable garden 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:07

Need a top up Chicky?

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 15:47

Reported as potential spam KEF?

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:08

Garden juice just reminds me of the compost bins when they've had a little too much fresh fruit and not enough brown material.

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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Recommended Suppliers? 
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