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competitions

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:48
Mummy Muddy Paws wrote (see)

Not won anything from Gardeners World, but today won a huge goody bag (holdall more like)of 'products of the year' from Woman's Own, 6 months ago won £100 M&S vouchers with Woman magazine.  Have won other bits & pieces, but these are my 2 big wins.  I tend to spend about an hour every day doing internet comps.  To win anything you do need to be persistent, been doing it for just under a year, and I'm generally not that lucky.  I know of other compers that get wins on a regular basis - every month if not every week.

Mummy Muddy Paws wrote (see)

Not won anything from Gardeners World, but today won a huge goody bag (holdall more like)of 'products of the year' from Woman's Own, 6 months ago won £100 M&S vouchers with Woman magazine.  Have won other bits & pieces, but these are my 2 big wins.  I tend to spend about an hour every day doing internet comps.  To win anything you do need to be persistent, been doing it for just under a year, and I'm generally not that lucky.  I know of other compers that get wins on a regular basis - every month if not every week.

Well done, MMP! I used to enter online comps but found that I was getting a lot of sales calls and advertising emails as a result. Do you find this?

Suggestions for suitable shrub on a cliff please

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:45

You might like to have a look online at the St Michael's Mount website, although of course, North Wales is colder.There's aphoto on

www.flickr.com/photos/ukgardenphotos/8314423772/

 

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:30

I even heard someone say that animal f**t has more effect!

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:28
clogherhead wrote (see)

Hi, If the UK Government were to impose a levy of say £1.00 per plastic bag , do you think that might change the attitude of the supermarkets and the consumer .

Derek

A levy of 5p per bag has worked in Wales, Derek. Most people take their own bags now. Sainsbury's sell really strong ones for this price and they last for a long time.

I agree with Palaisglide that humans have very little effect on global warming - and apparently the earth's temperature, which does go through variations, has actually increased by only half a per cent since the 1950s.

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:18

I once had a garden where lily of the valley had become a weed. But, then, I suppose weeding is just part of gardening, the process of choosing which plants one chooses to allow in one's garden.

I have read that it is best to plant them where their roots are confined and they can't spread too much and that they do fine in pots. i have no personal experience of this. They like moist soil and don't mind quite deep shade, but also survive in sun.

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:08

When they were free, I always used mine as bin liners and really missed them when they stopped, because they were strong, a convenient size and had handles. I never understood people who just threw them away.

Hanging Baskets

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:03

Afraid to answer this in case it is a marketing attempt. but Discoveriesingardening.com sell angel moss liners.

Garden Progressions...

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 09:58

Sam, I'm very impressed. You seem to have a nice green outlook from your garden, too.

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 09:29

Gosh, I love being offered hep. I always say yes and enjoy the pleasure of only having to unpack them at the other end. There was a time when you'd just have had to pack them yourself, but today supermarket assistants are trained to offer extra help. Or is it that they take pity on my age?

Mind you, there are different ways of phrasing it. Some say 'Would you like help with your packing?' It is easy to say yes to that. 'Do you need help?' sound more grudging since, obviously, I don't really and it is harder to say yes.

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 08:31

Here in Wales, we pay for plastic bags - 5p each. I take my own and wholly agree about abandoned plastic bags blowing about, etc. It feels very strange and wasteful when, in England, I am given them freely. However, I know that a lot of 'recycled' stuff does not get recycled because there is nowhere to process it or it is too expensive to send it. (That extract was from a report by the environment agency, btw.) Our lane is too narow for the recycling lorry, so a van is sent down it and the contents of reycling bins are thrown into the back of the van, unsorted. Three guesses what is going to happen to that!

  I think a return to greater simplicity is something that many of us would like. Not easy to get, though, when we live in a consumer society. Recession might solve it, though. There is a much greater interest in growing and making your own now.

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