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Latest posts by flowersforbees

Can you get a Bay Plant?

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 10:20

Did you have to do a lot of work on it Flowering Rose to grow it from a plant

to a tree and how long did it take?   I would love a bay tree but can't justify

paying the price for a fully grown one when I have so much else to spend

my pennies on!  I would really appreciate some advice on how to go

about growing a tree like you have.  




Posted: 20/11/2013 at 22:10

Just a quick update to say my native bluebells arrived two days ago (not at

all smelly thankfully!)  Like my daffodils, they already had little green shoots,

so I planted them immediately in my wildflower garden and next Spring I'll

let you know whether they all come up or not.  Maybe I should make a silent

apology to T&M right now.......or maybe I should wait and see what happens




Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:17

Thanks a lot fidgetbones


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:10

Hi Verdun - Just to let you know I received my daffodil bulbs yesterday from

T&M and put them in my garden today.  Apart from one they looked great and

 already showing little green shoots, so will let you know what they come up

like next Spring.  The bluebell bulbs haven't arrived from T&M yet, but they

put a note in with the daffs to say they'd be arriving here's hoping!

Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:00

Yep Fidgetbones that's cruel all right!   By the way where do you get 

Christmas emoticons from?  Or for that matter all the other ones?  I only

have the happy face (but that's the most important one to have I guess!!)


Where NOT to order from online

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 19:50

Verdun - Unwins are great for plugs - I have some really lovely primrose

and cowslip plugs planted up which they sent a few weeks ago in really

great packaging.  Hopefully they'll survive the winter!

Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 16:36

Thanks Dove!  

Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 16:30

Thank you all so much for your messages.  It has really helped me to look

at this from a different perspective i.e. the welfare of the animals before they

reach the table.  I do try to be aware of where my meat comes from and to

only buy foods that have come with some form of animal welfare credential - like

Happy Eggs for a small example).  Although I grew up in the country (mostly arable

farming) I never really thought much about where the lambs/calves/piglets

ended up, although I really loved them.  You are quite right  to point all

these things out and to remind me that we do have a duty of care in making sure

that our food comes from humane sources.  With regard to vegetables - yes -

maybe I'll start a vegetable patch for my grandchildren, alongside my wildflower

garden next year.  The simple things in life are best!  Thanks for your story

KEF it really made me laugh! 


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:41

Will do Verdun 

Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:35

Just wondered if anyone else has been upset by the Waitrose turkey ad.

on TV showing the baby turkeys?   I think it's going to turn a lot more people

into vegetarians!  I know this has absolutely nothing to do with gardening,

but just wondered if maybe I'm alone in feeling this way?


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