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Is it Right or Wrong

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 22:17

Is it Right or Wrong

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:16

Ok people this is a question of ethic's I have been instructed to sort out my sons newly brought garden Which is a labour of love Not reward !!! The latest problem I have encountered is one of tree roots laying just below the surface or often thru the soil and upon the surface. My intention is to dig up or pull up which ever and remove from the ground.

Alas I have noticed that several roots appear to be coming under the hedge from the neighbours gardens and hence their tree's !!!!!! Do I dig/chop/pull these roots up and remove ????? I expect the removal of them Could be deprimental to the well being of the tree's they come from

DO I DO IT ??? OR NOT ???

Discount supermarkets

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:12

I was NOT getting at the Dutch or the Germans it just that the 2 nationwide discount supermarkets are from Germany !! Aldi & Lidl (well I'm not so sure about the latter ) and I'm quite sure we knew most of Bulbs/Plants in most shops in the country comes from Holland.

I am also aware that one can walk around Wilco/Morrisons/Tesco ect ect and see that their plant stock is also poorly looked after. So its not just Discount supermarkets that treat their products in this way. Recently I have noticed the Waitrose in our town have started having plant trolleys outside their stores with WELL WATERED specimens on them regardless of the time of day one passes. More expensive Yes worth the extra ?? Possibly

Discount supermarkets

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 17:57

The impact on profits should I think make them look at this matter . The Aldi i visited because my local one had not taken any stock had 30-40 fruit tree's which had been for sale at £9.95 which is outstanding value this was on a Monday the stock hit the shops on the previous Thursday. They had discounted them down to £5.95 in an attempt to shift them. At £2.94 I and several other customers said we would have taken a chance on the dried up wilting plants. There was also tolleys of Tomato plants & bedding plants in worse condition than the fruit tree's. I dought anybody else would have taken a chance on either of the plants so their wastage in that one shop alone on that day must have ran into £1000's (list price ).

I find Aldi outstanding value for everyday items & their gardening range is far better than most if not all their competitors on price with simular qualities.I also come from retail & if our wastage was that great questions would be asked. So i quess that amount of wastage must be built into the sales forcasts.

A shame thats all I think

Discount supermarkets

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:21

Those of you who have walked around your local German discount supermarket & beamed at their gardening products & prices but shocked by the state of their plant stock.

I was so disapointed by the condition of their fruit tree's the other day that I decided to contact them and ask why they always fail to water the stock. I was told that all stores are instructed to water the plants once a day. Those instructions have never been adhered to by any of their stores we have visited.

Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:00

See it's the same in the insect/creepy crawley world ALL these Foreign creatures coming over here and doing the stuff our local creatures used to be doing(but better) and what is Nigel doing about it ???

Chelsea photos

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 12:13


Chelsea photos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:54

I take my hat of to you sir/madam ??

The photo's are outstanding & I have NO trouble in seeing the beauty & workmanship / skill in producing the gardens / displays like I said previously Birmingham councils was exceptional. But why does South Africa have a garden ( I guess you may tell me that the R.H.S is a worldwide organisation )(If so why not Australia/Canada/India ect ect )(I have a feeling you are going to tell me All in previous years)

All the plant producers displays must have been a wonder to look at or they would not have paid the vast premiums they must be charged for having a stall at the show. The gardens that look as if they have always been there with moss on stones & the likes great( rather like Titchmarshes) But many of the others do not seem to resemble nothing one is ever likely to see again anywhere. Take that thing the other year by Durmaid Gavin high rised ??

Who pays for Things

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:14

Only had a Black & White television are you telling me she was Ginger ?(Only joking)

I found her informative & of course easy on the eye but in keeping with other television programes(apparently)she must have got replaced by someone younger with less knowledge, ( Atleast thats what several court cases were about )

I guess on some satelite channel somewhere they must be showing re runs of groundforce ??

Who pays for Things

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 13:26

What ever happened to Charlie Dimock & the Big bloke with braces ??

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