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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?



Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:15

Am I right in thinking that it was  T&M providing the bulbs/plants/seeds for

the Daily Mail's promotion a few weeks back?  If so, I'm a little worried after

reading your posts, as I ordered quite a few spring bulbs etc. from them during

that promotion and although they  cashed my cheque a few weeks ago, I

haven't received anything from them.  Has anyone else used this promotion

and if so, have you received what you ordered?  Would be  very grateful for any


Holly bush with no berries

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 22:56

Thanks Nutcutlet.  I've never had a bee box before......just bought it on a whim!

I'd really like to put it near my wildflower garden  but worry that it might

get saboutaged by youngsters on their way home from the local pub., so 

think I'll put it on the front of the house, as it faces south, so should keep them

cosy (if we get any sun this winter that is!!)  I'm about to PM you! 


Bonfire night memories or traditions.

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 19:26

My memories are of all the local children dragging fallen tree branches from

the woods to build a big communal bonfire each year.  Dads competing to

fetch the most spectacular fireworks and all the Mums making huge batches

of parkin and treacle toffee.  Baked potatoes, roast chestnuts, hot chocolate and

yes we always had a guy, but like Dove and Chicky, I think in these enlightened

days, that bit is best consigned to the history books!  Does anyone else recall

having sparks down their wellies?  I always seemed to end up with holes in

my socks because of this!



Canadian snow

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 19:01


Think you're telling porkies Woodgreen - whoever had a great nephew at

the age of 27!!   Whatever.....I  do hope you enjoy a long and happy relationship

with your little nephew.   

Canadian snow

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 14:17

Hi Woodgreen,

He is lovely - I bet you love him to bits!  I adored my great uncle - he remained

one of my best friends until he died at the age of 87!

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