Posted: 25/10/2013 at 13:40
I'm in the same predicament, Mrs Garden. It seems that young foreign workers, being cheap,triumphs over qualified here with 30 years experience (and more expensive).
I could work 5 days to get what I used to earn in 4, but I choose to work where my experience is appreciated, and I live on less. With no dependants and the mortgage paid off, I can do this, but the pension pot isn't getting topped up. I can always throw myself on the state I suppose, seeing as they won't let me officially retire until I drop.
On the positive side, I took down the sweet peas this mornng, only to find that some pods have split and the seed germinated inside it. I don't normally plant sweet peas in the autumn, but as these would otherwise go to waste, I will risk them. The rest will go in at the usual time in February.Will I get flowers earlier than usual? Well next summer we will have the answer.
I'm watching a recording of Hugh ferny watsits new programme on using fruit. Another book to go on the Xmas list I expect. Have a good afternoon folks. Dont forget to batten down the hatches, and put bricks on plastic greenhouse to hold them down.