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Peony

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 06:44

I suppose it is not planted too deep in the pot? They like shallow planting.

MOB rants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 06:36

You weren't offensive, Sam, and this is the place for rants. I think I should stop posting when I am tired.

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 06:34

Verdun, do you label your plants or do you just have a retentive memory? I always resolve to label mine and then don't and forget their names. I did keep all the plant labels until OH 'tidied up' and threw them all away.

Spring breaks offer

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 23:33

Geoff, I have a lot of respect for you. I just think that remarks about someone's post are better respectfully addressed to the poster. This may be a mischievous post. Ask her why she posted it.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 23:28

As you say, Bunny, beliefs about class differ and I quite agree that character, not class, is what matters. To be proud of your origins and to value what you learn is a great asset in life, whatever your class. I have a 'posh' daughter in law who had a privileged upbringing from wonderful parents and she is proud of that, too. She married my 'working class educated' son and loves him to bits. Upper crust people and 'working class' people are both capable of rudeness - they tend to do it in different ways, that's all.

What really unites us on this forum is that we are gardeners and here this surmounts every other difference of class and creed. We will be kind and respectful to each other. I really appreciate the peolple I've been in contact with on this forumand have personal experience of Sam's generosity and grace. Rants are fine as long as we keep our sense of humour and mutual respect.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 22:30

Me too.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 22:15

And me only 29. Amazing!

Frank, if I were to rant about class, which is no longer supposed to matter, I'd talk about how unfairly it affects one's progress in life. Americans have a meritocracy, where you are judged on your achievements, especially money, but since there is no equal playing field and underprivileged kids have little chance of making it, they have not really eradicated class distinction. They have just created a new kind of class distinction. We are still hidebound by old distinctions. I taught kids who had no chance at all - bound in ignorance and poverty and abandoned by the educational system. Nothing serious was done to help them. They were in classrooms but did not know even basic things that parents teach their children. I taught one girl, perhaps the most deprived individual I have ever met, who was so physically and emotionally neglected that she only knew how to say 'Uh!' She was about 12 or 13. At the other end of the spectrum are the gently and beautifully brought up children of the upper middle classes who have all the social graces and the best education. There are other kinds of deprivation, of course, which apply to all classes, like emotional and sexual abuse. There! Rant over!

Spring breaks offer

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 21:14

One gardener warning another? Something wrong with that? For crying out loud!

sea holly

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 21:08

Thanks, Nutcutlet. Another educational experience!

Things you did in the garden as a kid which were extremely bad!

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 20:36
discodave wrote (see)

them were the days grandma, though not sure about lusting at school.... 

Of course, you never did that yourself.

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