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Latest posts by Clarington

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 23:13

What about gumtree, ebay, freecycle etc... someone might be getting rid of one and be more than grateful for the £50 rather than take it to the tip.

work in progress

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 23:11

Oh wow that's quite some allotment!  I've always thought of lotties as very small areas full of beds and planks of wood to act as a path - you're certainly crushing that concept! 


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 23:09

Come to Sheffield instead David.  Our hotels have non of that pretentious because we're in a popular city we can charge silly amounts of money for a bed in a room no bigger than Doves wardrobe.

Sweet dreams everyone! I'm tucked up in bed looking at the allium offer wondering just where I might be able to squeeze them in. Alas I don't think there is any space

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 23:06

Mike the happy event was two years ago. If they haven't resolved the issue by now it will be for want of not trying!


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 21:14

Happymarion I'm getting garden envy from your descriptions alone! 


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:42

Pete. That's a shame you didn't have much luck with yours - tropical plants do seem to be a little bit more tricky for UK growers. Perhaps I'll strike lucky,


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:40

Daintiness that link is fantastic!  I'd tried searching the web but hadn't found one anywhere as clear as that. Thank you ever so! It looks like you wait for the leaves to die down so my little pot of inefficient kitchen goodies gets a stay of execution for a few weeks as it's looking very vibrant (it lives in the greenhouse) at the moment.

(We don't actually use ginger very much in our cooking - in fact I can only think of it in our German Christmas biscuits! But now I've learnt it isn't space hungry and seems to survive when neglected I'm definitely going to grow it for a few more years and see how it develops).

Poppy mystery

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 18:08

My poppies are making a beautiful display at the moment! 


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 18:06

Thank you Philippa.

I'm aware that in terms of the practical side of stocking my cupboard homegrown ginger isn't the sensible way to go. But in terms of the pot of mud currently sat in my greenhouse with a potential ginger root in it I'd be terribly grateful for some advice on HOW to harvest - should I be letting it dry out before I lift it, does it need time to dry out before we consume it...


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:54

WelshOnion - it was definitely a "curiosity and 50p price tag" that led to my buying it rather than any ideas of it being my saviour in self sufficiency. It is that naive young concept of enjoying learning where things come from that is the reason between a lot of the plants in the garden and although time and physical restrictions would no doubt muchly prefer the option of growing up taking the easy & practical way out I do end up devoting far too much resources to those that take my fancy.


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Iris Pseudacorus

Seed germination?  
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Frog Spawn count

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Can you create a indoor display with already flowering bulbs? 
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long handled tree loppers

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Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

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Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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