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Independence Day?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 09:24
punkdoc says:

I see things rather differently to most on here.

FTSE 100 is more a measure of the global economy, and although it has recovered since the referendum, it is still down 20% this year, due to BREXIT fears.

The FTSE 250, a much more accurate measure of the British economy, down 30% this year.

Increase in hate crimes, not a BBC scare story, but actual cases reported to the police.

Scotland want to leave the Union, maybe NI. to.

Everything is not returning to normal.

The EU has deep flaws, but it will be very hard to change things from the outside, and the rest of Europe will want to punish us.

Boris the next PM? No effective opposition, the list goes on.

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 I do check a part of the FTSE from time to time myself and in January 2012 this part was below 6000.  In January 2015 it hit what was then said to be an "all-time high" of just above 7000 though this was only briefly.  In January 2016 the highest point was around 6500 - now it's around the 6300 mark which is what it was before the  referendum results came out.

Independence Day?

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 19:21

Those "Expert" predictions turned out to be inaccurate again.  Sigh........................

Haven't they heard that one about the definition of an expert?  (please excuse the spelling!)

i.e.  "ex" =   a "has been"

       "spert" = a drip under pressure.

Bad batch of runner bean seeds?

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 18:51

The first ones I planted (in pots) didn't germinate.  Second lot approx. 75% success,  and those which have germinated are fine.

Removing rocky boarder

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 17:24

It looks to me as though there could then be a problem getting the levels even - the ground beneath the rocky bits looks lower.

Removing rocky boarder

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 15:25

I think the simplest solution would be to put something in front of the rocky edge until the toddler is older. 

There's a kind of border-edging which is made of quite short lengths of round wooden posts (about 8" high) and it might be possible to fix this in place relatively easily.  This stuff comes in rolls - don't know how long they can be.

The solution could be achieved by attaching some very strong wire to the edging, at intervals, fastening this wire to some short & strong thin pieces of planking and knocking that into the ground above and behind the rocky edge.  Backfill the gaps with compost/soil and let things grown down over the newly-fixed (temporary) edge.

Less exhausting than hammer & chisel, and probably no lasting damage done.  Could be removed in future and the edge easily restored to its former state if required.

Bad batch of runner bean seeds?

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 15:14

They'd only have to shove them in a microwave for a couple of minutes!

Bad batch of runner bean seeds?

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 13:03

I  had the same problem as Fidget - with climbing French beans,  Didn't ask for a replacement though!  Have planted runner beans - Scarlet Emperor - in the same place and they're starting to grow now.  Odd.

Is it too late to plant anything this year? & A soil question

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 12:22

Why not try something  like sugar- snap peas?  Don't need much space and something easy to deal with - not too late to try salad crops too, especially the mixed seed packets of the "cut-n-come-again" varieties.

Are these both oak trees?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 20:00

If there's an oak tree with a few hundred yards of your garden, the most likely thing is that the acorns are from that tree and have been "planted" either by squirrels or by jays.  I've seen them do it!  As  result I now have several tiny oaks growing at the base of a hawthorn hedge alongside my driveway. 

There are probably more than 24 varieties of oak to be found in UK woodlands/country estates - some of the more unusual ones were deliberately planted by the land owners themselves to add variety.


Independence Day?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 06:21

I do wish you could read the article I referred to.  The writer accuses Wrinklies of being selfish and by voting to leave the UK will have ruined his future.  They are "wrong about everything" and should not have been allowed to vote because they won't be around to face the consequences of their voting decision. 

The writer is The Times' Food Critic.  I'm not really sure whether or not the article I'm referring to is meant to be ironic.  It doesn't come across as that to me though, so perhaps he'd better stick to writing about  fancy food!

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