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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.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:21

When I was in St Lucia, most of the other holidaymakers were either canadian or american. One canadian had a daughter at a university in Holland. Her daughter and other female students have been sexually assaulted by a group of male asylum seekers/refugees who are billeted next to the university accomodation. They have reported this to police, who will only record it as an assault by a male, with total disregard for ethnic origin. The female students are so upset by this refusal to deal with the issue, that they are thinking of leaving part way through the course and returning home.

Punkdoc, please remember the Rotherham and Derby grooming and rape cases, that the powers that be turned a blind eye to , because it was not p.c. to state they were asian men.

We may not be part of Schengen,but basically anybody with an eec passport can walk straight in, proceed to the nearest benefit office and start claiming. If we had a points system for jobs, and allowed in workers that we need, then I would believe we had control of our borders.

Angela Merkel invites in the hordes, grants them asylum status and an eec passport , and they are on the next ryanair flight over. I saw this in Aarhus airport last year. Denmark halved benefits for non nationals the week we were there. Guess how many were queueing up with their brand new passports , all their worldly goods, and walked straight through security, and straight in to Luton.? Not my idea of border control.

We would have to have travel insurance for medical claims in the EEC. Does anybody rely on  reciprocal agreement for this.? I would certainly never travel without medical insurance for any unforeseen eventualities.


Any idea what this is?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:42

Centaurea montana. if they get mildew, shear the lot off and water well and they will regrow.

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