Latest posts by fidgetbones

Help identifying plant or weed.

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 18:07

Purple one a plant. Bottom green one looks like jack by the hedge aka garlic mustard. weed or wildflower depending on your perspective. Orange tip butterflies like them.

New build house looking for ideas for the garden

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 11:06

First start with preparation. Clay subsoil over builders rubble is not a good start. That is what builders usually leave behind.

Heavy lifting

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 23:32

I use a sack truck for big pot transport. I've stopped attempting to lift them onto a bench. They stay on the floor since I dropped a big expensive one.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 23:15

Good evening Pat. I think we have all been on the vote in or out thread.

I advocatethe Aussie system for economic migrants. A points based visa system and health checks as mandatory.

More ids please!

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 23:11

I think punkdoc is right with the bulb... naked ladies (colchicum)

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 23:06

The way to control our borders is to announce that no benefits  or citizenship will be given to anyone arriving without valid travel documents and visa. This island has a large body of water around it. Australia had thousands arriving from Malaysia by boat. Some were dying an route because the boats were  not seaworthy. I have personal experience of seeing a boat arrive and it was crammed full of people who had been at sea too long, with too little food and water. They were put into detention camps on Christmas island, and vast sums spent on lawyers, translators, medics etc to process their asylum claims. The Australian government announced that they would never grant citizenship to anyone arriving without a valid visa. The boats stopped. The detention camp on Christmas Island is now empty.

More ids please!

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 22:40

There is also a variegated lamium like silver beacon in the last photo. Good in dry shade, as will be the geraniums.

More ids please!

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 22:39

Mint, valerian, bulb like Bluebell or lily of the valley, geranium.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:07

When Cameron went to the eec to "renegotiate" certain conditions, I was prepared to vote in if he came back with a result. Basically the others just laughed in his face. The prime minister of Poland has already said that the UK pay their welfare bill. It is all just too one sided. I see the net amount of money that goes the other way, would go a long way to pay for decent roads here, more money for the NHS, schools etc.

800, 000 immigrants , last year, mean at an average of 5 to a house, another

160, 000 houses needed.... and again next year, and the year after.  Uncontrolled immigration means more pressure on schools, the health service, and housing.

from The Telegraph...

The number of immigrants who came to work in Britain last year reached a record high of more than 800,000 as the number of Romanians coming here tripled in just 12 months.

Previously-unpublished data obtained by The Telegraph shows the massive overall increase was powered by huge rises in arrivals from the rest of the European Union.

More than 152,000 Romanians registered for National Insurance (NI) numbers in 2014/15 - a key indicator of immigration levels - compared with just 47,000 in 2013.

The total for all nationalities was up by more than a third year-on-year to 824,000, including 629,000 from the EU, 100,000 from Asia and 79,000 from the rest of the world.

European new arrivals are being driven by job-hunters coming here to work, attracted by the stronger economic recovery here and high unemployment in their home countries.



Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:42

I cant see that having a work permit to do  a job is a problem, its the amount of people coming here just to claim benefits from a system that they have never paid a penny in to that is the problem. The glossy leaflet says this will not happen, but I understand that it is only for a limited period before the flood gates open again.

Maybe for those people we have here that don't want to work, we have an allocation of a job, or a work for benefits system as in the states.

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