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GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:13
Dave Morgan wrote (see)

Dove, most of the people I garden for are relatively well heeled people, some more than that, but I also look after a lot of small gardens for people who live on a budget. I treat them all the same and work hard for a living.

It's personal view, I am not trying to change the social strata or right any injustice.

I like to see diversity and hope I will see it in future programmes.

So please have the courtesy to respect other peoples point of view.


I totally respect your right to your own point of view please respect my right to disagree

First Pickings 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:03

This morning I've picked this year's first rhubarb (Timperly Early)  - beautiful thick pink sweet stems - crumble tonight anyone?

£6.40 a kilo in the farm shop - the price of a bucket full of manure and a sprinkling of FB&B here, and I'll go on picking until mid-summer



Posted: 16/03/2015 at 08:32
The Gardeners Boy wrote (see)
...  Did anyone notice the oil tanker in Poldark last night?

You must have a larger tv screen than me -  I saw a blur but my eyes and brain combined to convince me that it was a square rigger

Confession Times!

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 08:12

I've got a collection of permanent markers - black for labels and white for pots and seed trays - however someone keeps 'borrowing' them   at least I know where to find them - in the studio


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 08:06
Clarington wrote (see)

If the weather proves uninspiring we might be watching Poldark this afternoon Dove. ....................................................

Anyone need anything from Tesco?

A pair of binoculars might be handy this afternoon Clari

We're getting a bit low on Marmite - if you could grab a large jar that would be great thanks

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 07:48
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Jimmy Crawford wrote (see)

I think there would be a common-sense interpretation of the law for most people. If theres a bramble bush for example clearly growing in an overgrown field, I doubt anyone would have a problem with "foraging". Theres a difference with a field full of clearly managed fruit bushes. ....


And how do you know that a member of the farmer's family hasn't got those blackberries earmarked for some jam or a crumble - will turn up with a colander to pick them, or send the children of the family, only to find that Jimmy has taken them .... and they didn't belong to him ... that would be stealing

Or possibly a farmer has decided that the hedgerow fruits on his farm are going to be left for wildlife - many birds and small mammals eat blackberries, sloes, haws and other hedgerow fruits.  Farmers are often criticised for cutting back hedgerows and denying food to the birds and yet if we all do what Jimmy advocates,  when they leave the hedgerows for the birds someone comes along and takes the berries


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 07:37

Dd - sounds as if Charlie had a fantastic day   Glad you rescued OH

Morning Clari   I shall also be laundry-maid today - glad I don't have to use Demelza's washing machine   Anybody watch Poldark last night - Verdun went for a swim


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 07:27

Good morning all - especially to Torvill & Dean above

Dry but overcast and 5.4C outside at the moment - I need to start deciding about tomato seeds - a friend will be starting off Sungolds, Alicante and San Marzano - I shall start off some Soldacki and Anna Russian and we'll do a swap.  I think I have some freebies in the seed tin but not sure what they are so I may start some of them off too - hopefully some little bush-types - daughter wants some plants for the people she works with - they have severe learning difficulties so pinching out sideshoots is a difficult concept for them - bush tomatoes would  be ideal. 


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:03

All well here SL   can't vouch for them there others tho'

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:57

That looks fabulous Nut - so very lovely - and haven't you two been busy ((hugs))

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