Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:07

Morning KEF! Morning V!

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:00

The garden centres are all disjointed individual concerns, they need to come together in force and unity for them to make an impact. I'm sure they notice peaks of cash flow after good programmes on gardening but is it enough for THEM to act and commission / encourage programmes that are more than a one hit wonder?

I understand what your saying, I imagine many other forums based on hobbies say the same thing. The poor sewing devils get a few sewing bees offering little in terms of technical advice and are then forgotten about until next year.

Perhaps we ought put ourselves forward as places the BBC could start their new programmes on. I'd happily let them follow my gardens progression,  especially if they're any good with a shovel.

Glad to see you are also a moron, though us morons may be disappointed in performance today it really is not good weather there. Another wet practice.  How exciting. 


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:52

Old Timer, last weekend I was clearing several ton of horse muck and can assure you the wooden shavings rot down very well, they do take slightly longer than the straw (little pony kept eating the straw and was getting rather portly!) But for the average gardener I don't think you'd know the difference. But oh my gosh the worms!! There were hundreds per bags full! Seriously I kept expecting to see the bags moving there were so many! We had to spend several minutes clearing our boots of worms before we got in the truck.


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:44

Expect it come mid afternoon at this rate!


Hmm, apparently I'm a moron! Bit harsh for a Saturday morning! Always used to think myself a little more well rounded than that. 

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:41

I'm watching the F1 right now, thing is the F1 one is BIG BUSINESS,  as in seriously huge, and plenty of people - us morons if you will, who want nothing more than to watch it (you'll be pleased to know the engines are much quieter this year).

Gardening?  There's no money in it, no one interested in doing huge programmes at great expense, the BBC had to expand their deadline looking for people wanting to participate in their Kitchen Garden challenge (I think it'll be similar to Great British Bakers) so low appeared to be the interest, hell their messages on Twitter were turning borderline desperate. 

Why not pass your rant directly on to the BBC. If enough people contact them and show interest they might actually do something about it.  Til then they'll just go with what they know works For the majority of the masses. (Just in case you want to put your rant to good use rather than just moaning on here like a grumpy old git).


Your friendly moron x


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:20

Morning all!  F1 Playing in the background and Clarington impatiently waiting for that cup of hot squash oh offered ages ago. 

Haven't lookrd outside yet but hoping we all get some nice weather to keep up with spring.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:31

Its looking very grey and depressing outside but I am determined that I will get the (three) new compost bins installed (if not the old ones emptied and dismantled) this weekend so even if it snows I'll be out there!

Haven't been paid yet so any trip to buy pond plants may have to wait until next weekend now BUT my partner has just been promoted so perhaps I can start planning what I want in the garden for my birthday (not til the end of May!!)


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:26

On the subject of Lavenders. How far back can you cut them and expect them to regrow? I've a "bush" along the path that is all old wood so presumably very established but I'd like to gain back a little of the path without killing the plant!

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:22

Tracey that looks beautiful!


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 07:10

Morning all! 

It was meant to be pay day today but my bank account remains empty. Don't they know I have plants and truck parts to buy?!

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