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Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 10:39

Wasn't aware that 'Great' had ever been removed - it means the island that is England, Scotland and Wales as one unit and the smaller islands that form part of the archipelago  (such as the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, the Isles of Scilly, the Hebrides and the island groups of Orkney and Shetland, that are part of England, Wales, or Scotland) but excludes Northern Ireland which forms part of the island of Ireland.

Nothing to do with 'being great'.

It was turned into an advertising ploy back in the Swinging Sixties.  May the heavens preserve us from that sort of jingoistic enterprise today - it would not be taken well by any of our trading partners, current or future. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 10:03

Hello Thankthecat 

Here you are ............... I'll have one with you while I write my shopping list ............................. plenty more coffee available folks ... help yourselves ... 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:39

BL - you're coming to Norwich shopping?  if you want dressed pheasant they're at the farm shop in the corner of Notcutts' car park - just off the A11 as you reach the city NR4 6QP  

Right, I must go and get ours.

Wonky - enjoy your team meeting ((hugs))

Hosta, enjoy your 'weekend' 

Pdoc, welcome to the Purple Dressing Gown Club 

Last edited: 28 October 2016 09:40:35

Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:08

An impossible task - this country doesn't have enough tillable land or the right climate to be self-sufficient in food and remain healthy (and if we tried to bring more land into cultivation, what about environmental concerns?)

 I shall continue to grow a few vegetables and fruit that we like to eat and which aren't easily available in the shops.  But there's no way we could be anything like self-sufficient.  

Anyway, I thought the Brexiters wanted us to recreate our trading links with the Commonwealth rather than our European neighbours?  That'll involve more air miles rather than less.  

Last edited: 28 October 2016 09:10:41

Partners Desk F'o'r S'a'l'e UK

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 07:58


Posted: 28/10/2016 at 07:49

If the weather is dry put some flour down around it and see if you get ant tracks. 

HELP Non flowering Hydrangea

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 07:44
musher says:

I always thought you were for World peace Dove. Never thought you were a Bouncer☺

See original post

 I have my moments 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 07:21

Good morning all   Welcome to Norfolk BL. Have a good day Chicky and all the other salt miners. Clari - if they're a problem tell them you'll set Dove on them

 im in bed with my second coffee. OH has gone to work. The first pheasants have been delivered to the farm shop so I'll be popping up there later to get one for the weekend. I've planted all my bulbs   do you think the GC will have any left 

Last edited: 28 October 2016 07:22:19

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:31

Joyce it's too dark to sit on the terrace after supper so flolloping is all there is to do 

DD all GW wearers of dressing gowns can be members of the Purple Dressing Gown Club, even if they're not actually purple! the colour is a state of mind 

HELP Non flowering Hydrangea

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 20:17

Threaten it! 

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