Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:43
Yes I did see the oil subsidy to try and keep the SNP members sweet and growled in disapproval. The education system was so good in Scotland when I was there that if one industry like the woollen industry faltered there were others to take their place and the workforce trained to work in them. It is a very tough life on the oil rigs anyway. Yes I have lots of dandelions to bring up trace elements from the subsoil with their long tap roots and brambles galore for eating with my Bramleys. My garden is totally organic and pleasurable so weeds are as welcome as exotics. Everything is given a site to suit it but lots find their own niche. I have four grapevines that get smothered in grapes - lots are eaten fresh, lots made into juice and once made wine.