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Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:26
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Yuk!  My head's all fuggy and I keep sneezing - has Wonky given me her cold? 

Flippin' internet viruses

I must've talked it up - I've just had a nice Indian lady phone me up and tell me my computer has a virus which is doing untold damage to the hard-drive. 


When I said that her boss is employing her to break the law she told me to 'Shut up!' and put the phone down on me .............. how rude!                 

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:21

James, do you have much experience of producing cut flowers or gardening in general?  You may not be aware that the requirements of the cut flower trade are very different to the type of flowers grown by most home gardeners. 

Florists' flowers are developed especially to have long straight stems and firm long-lasting buds and blooms which will survive packing and transportation etc.  Most of these require specialist growing conditions which will be difficult for home gardeners to replicate.  They will also need to be able to predict when and how many of a particular bloom will be ready and have facilities to transport them in temperature-controlled vehicles.

It is not the sort of thing that anyone could do as a hobby and expect to recoup their expenditure let alone make a profit.

Small and amateur growers are far more likely to achieve a profit by growing and selling their own flowers at markets and regular roadside stalls. 

Tree advice

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 10:36

Poplars grow into huge trees - up to 30 metres tall - and they're fast growing.  I wouldn't be keen on a row of them at the end of my garden.


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 09:41
star gaze lily wrote (see)

.... Hate winter clothes.

Oooh, they cover a multitude of sins


Hostafan1 wrote (see)
...  Best thing about January next year? We'll be in The Gambia for 4 weeks. 

Shame, you'll miss my party

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 09:38
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I suspect that James may be thinking of reinventing the wheel

Thought so.


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 08:21

Yuk!  My head's all fuggy and I keep sneezing - has Wonky given me her cold? 

Flippin' internet viruses


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 08:08

Usually got whatever was left in the post-Christmas sales Fg

Now I often get gardening vouchers ... and I can start planning ... lovely


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:31
Verdun wrote (see)

Hello forkers 

Bright dry and very pleasant.  Lots of sun expected.  

Who has rain?  wossat? 


Stoppit Verdun, or there will be no donuts!!!


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:30

Hurrah! Wintersong is here

Congratulations on the driving    does your car know it's way to the GC yet?


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:06

I love January   Christmas leftovers and pickles, snowdrops, aconites and hazel catkins dancing in the breeze, walks in the crunchy snow with our breath steaming up our faces then home to a lovely hot meal ............ so many lovely things about January ... especially MY BIRTHDAY!!!

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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