Gardening Grandma

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The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 19:58

Any suggestions regarding new topics/presenters for GW?

MOB rants

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 19:52

Just be thankful! A new plant or two?? Or a cruet set?

Jean Bailey

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 19:23

Obviously, this is your area of expertise, Dove. Thanks for the advice. Once again, welcome back!

Jean Bailey

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 19:17
TinaTurner wrote (see)

I think we must have come out of the same mould GG.  Like a bit of pleasant banter.  I too was pleased to see the support she has. Power to all OAP's! I've already offered to carry a banner for Frank.  Perhaps Jean would like me to march for her too.  I'll just get my zimmer frame.

Tina, I love your comment. All power to your elbow!

pinching out

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 19:15

Interesting to read the views of different people. Personally, I'd cut it back or pinch it out if it is a young clematis, because I'd prefer at this stage to get more stems even at the cost of flowers. It is an investment in the future. If the new growth is coming from further up the stems, rather that from the bottom, I'd prune it back to the bottom, just leaving a short amount of stem. It will give it a setback but it will just flower later and be a better looking plant, IMO. Be gentle with me if you disagree!!

Jean Bailey

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 18:58

I am sure you are right, Dove. As I've said before, I live in what was just a lane at one time. We discovered after moving here that it is an unadopted road and belongs to the railway authority. This has never been pointed out to us by our solicitor and really, I feel we are entitled to some compensation, since no-one feels responsible to maintain the road. This lady, however, was given the land and the legal position may be quite complicated, I suppose.

MOB rants

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 18:49

That's great! And you didn't accept the proposal! Don't blame you, really, I wouldn't marry again. Too many comparisons, as my husband always says, but also too little privacy! 

Jean Bailey

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 18:42

I am finding this debate rather fun and I hope I'm not offending anyone by pursuing the point. I do mean what I say though and it seems that local councillors agree. in the latest acount, it seems that she was given the land and did not know that it was green belt.

MOB rants

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 16:34

Good for you! I love inventive cookery myself and - until I faced the necessity to lose weight - put cream in curry every time. Delicious! Also in pasta dishes! You sound like a very good cook and i admire your enterprise!

Jean Bailey

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 16:30

Hypercharleyfarley, i am really sorry to hear of your problem, and the heavy handed action taken by the council in Jean Bailey's case, by the sound of things, seems fully appropriate in the case you mention. I have also lived near a chicken farm! Treating Jean B in the same way seems to me to be not appropriate, however, and all cases can't be treated the same.

It is very striking that there was an initial cry of outrage (there's another thread that mentions this lady) but now this has gone very quiet. People are very persuadable, sometimes, and the tide of opinion has changed.  The circumstances haven't.

Tina, the law must be upheld. That's a vital principle. But it is also true that unjust or foolish laws should not be upheld but changed. Furthermore, supposing that this is a just law that applies in all cases, even the law courts recognise that penalties should not be the same for all who have broken the law. That's why one person might get two years in jail while others get only a suspended sentence. A 'suspended sentence' in this case would be perfectly acceptable - rap her over the knuckles, tell her never to do it again, and let her off!

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