Latest posts by Salino

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...

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 18:45
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Waitrose have long term relationships with all their farmer / suppliers and have strict animal welfare rules which must be adhered too. 



..not so strict that all their meat, apart from Organic Welsh Lamb, and probably pork, is slaughtered according to halal/kosher principles...  because it's cheaper...

..this goes for most supermarket meat actually... but it's something they'd rather you didn't ask too much about...

First flower this year

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 18:39

..that Camellia might be japonica 'Lavinia Maggi'... shown here... it's quite a popular one, and readily available,  although flowering a little early I would have thought...   I have another similar called 'Lady Vansittart', but the leaves are a bit smaller... which again won't be flowering for another couple of weeks or so...

...Camellia 'St Ewe' is one of the earliest to get going, this year from early November...

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:58

..blame Aldi.... they're all desperate to compete with these so called 'discounters', although they're not actually discounting anything....just selling similar items, from a smaller range, cheaper... and not necessarily better...

Aldi's 4 pint is now Asda have followed suit..89p.... but they know that once you're in the store, to buy that milk, you'll spend a whole lot more on other things...

...and when you look at the junk shoppers put in most trolleys.... people can afford it, but it's all about perception..... they like to think they're getting the cheapest deal on an essential... be honest, it sometimes makes me feel quite ill when I see the amount of milk that some people buy... I mean like 6 large cartons of 4 pints?... who on earth really needs all this..? I know growing families with teenagers consume a lot, but maybe a better idea to do with a bit less...



Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:41

..being rather shallow...I'd like to see Tomasz Shafernaker present it.... he doesn't need to know anything about the subject...

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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Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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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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