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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 22:44

...I used to like going here, but no idea what it's like nowadays....  a bit nearer to you than Cornwall...

...might be worth investigating... I particularly loved the big sandy beach....

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 22:17

...just to comment on something members Edd and Bitter Knitter said earlier about working in supermarkets being ''horrible'' and ''zero hours contracts'' ''slave labour'' and suchlike.....

...whilst I dare say this goes on for some people, although it's not something I've witnessed personally,  you will have noticed that many workers in stores these days are much older, no one has to retire at 60 any more... such workers may be in a position to work less hours, be more settled, and better able to deal with what can be boring repetitive work... younger people generally need to work more hours, and sometimes it's not always open to them in the competitive environment going on there.... they get bored easily, lose interest and feel under appreciated... I can understand that..

...I cannot speak for the young.... but you will find that many older workers are probably more than happy to be where they are, and in some cases, thoroughly enjoy what they are doing...and delighted to actually have a job at all....

...supermarkets can be a Godsend for such people...

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 15:04

...supermarkets do have a positive side, in that they employ lots of people, opportunities for both young and older... which is a good trade off I think...  I suppose the same would be true of a large garden centre...

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 14:30

...I'm not sure the public cares that much Welshonion, as long as it's cheap... they don't appear to even consider how animals are despatched, or where a product comes from... as long as there is a pretty photo, nice corporate waffle, red tractor assured whatnot... and comfy product 'Oakham' chicken....

...never trust a supermarket.... it's manic, pressured with targets and a pretentious state of caring.. 

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 13:31

..I just saw a Redwing today.... normally see some in October with Fieldfare's...

Mystery bulbs need identifying!

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 12:23

aah..ok....I'll not dispute it further, but here's a photo of my Daylily clump just to compare.... perhaps mine is planted deeper but I don't see the 'bulbs' that are in the photo above...


Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:03

..I also buy Organic milk and butter, only because I can actually taste a difference with least with the brands I buy... I find them to be more creamier too...and willing to pay extra for that... don't mind saying which ones I buy...Yeo Valley for milk and Sainsbury's for organic butter... preferably... I've tried them all...

Mystery bulbs need identifying!

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:54

..does no one else think that's an Agapanthus?  Hemerocallis grow fleshy roots from tubers below ground.... those look like similiar fleshy roots but from bulbs and the spreading growth in a circular formation doesn't say Daylily to me ... nothing like mine anyway...  I think it's a semi evergreen variety that's been hacked back and is trying to sprout again...  I wouldn't divide that personally, but maybe cover with pea shingle for winter protection...

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 00:02

..I cannot imagine a bee garden without a large Lavender x intermedia variety... they do grow big, but personally I'd rather have just one of these, than perhaps half a dozen of those you've got listed there... bees swarm all over them.... 'Grosso' and 'Grappenhall'' to name but two...

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:09


I can't requote you because of the link but I'm afraid I don't trust any of that..

...I'm aware they are pre-stunned, or supposed to be so.... but they still use Islamic and Kosher slaughterhouses and I question the FSA's ability to monitor it...

..from the FSA...

''...Checks are made on the positioning of stunning equipment, the effectiveness of the stun, and the efficiency of bleeding, so that the risk of any animal suffering during the process is minimised. This includes monitoring of slaughter by religious methods including special restraint facilities that may be in place for this purpose''.

...I don't like the sound of that... one can only imagine, and I'd rather not...

...The vast majority of slaughterhouses in Britain are fully compliant with animal welfare requirements....'' some aren't... there used to be a list, but that has mysteriously disappeared for now...

..fortunately, I rarely eat meat... anyway, different subject...sort of...

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
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Anything on your Wish List?

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What are you getting rid of...?

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system case you're not aware... 
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Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

..if you love gardens... 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 16:59

Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 20:44

weedy ID's please

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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Photo test thread only...

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Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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