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Latest posts by Clarington

The Best Way To Re-Pot an Orange Tree

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:53

Give it a repot and some citrus compost (I've seen it for sale all over the place) and watch it grow ready to turn into a real beauty to give back to your parents. What a fantastic "moving" gift for them!

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:17

Gosh reading all your hard work this weekend makes me realise I really need to get my little wellingtons on and start seriously working at preparing the vegetable plots else I am going to have some SERIOUS envy later in the year!!

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:13

Good luck KEF! Here's hoping we get the lovely summer we're all wanting so that we have plenty of fruits of our labour (or in this case tomatoes - which reminds me; I must get the next batch going soon!)

Help . . . how do I make my brown lawn green again?!!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:10

Josephinus - a couple of odd sounding questions for you. It might help us work out the best plan of action for you.

Over the winter has your garden been terribly water logged? Has the grass been regularly submerged or left with huge puddles for a few days at a time?

What is it like now? Can you walk on it without the mud squelching up your shoes? Has it gone hard and dry?

Does your lawn normally get a lot of traffic through it (children / animals) that would damage any new growth / be something we'd need to consider before suggesting chemicals like fertilisers to assist you.

The fact that you already have new growth is a fantastic sign!


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 15:37

That bread looks lovely! My bread maker would never make a nice loaf no matter what I tried and I just haven't had the motivation to make it by hand again (I used to make all my bread by hand when I first moved out - the house I lived in didn't have central heating for the first year and so in the winter the only way I could stay warm was to lock myself in the kitchen with the oven on making breads and big stews to freeze and microwave for super later in the week.

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


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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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