Latest posts by scroggin

The media

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 20:15

Dave, do you honestly want to see beheading and worse, the images shown from WW1 and WW2 were horrific but I have never seen any truly graphic examples from this era, and yes I have seen the bulldozer moving bodies into mass graves, but even that doesn't compare to some of the atrocities that were ' reported' but not shown.

My uncle was on HMS Exeter during the Battle of The River Plate, he lost many friends in that brutal encounter, I didn't need graphic images or even accounts to be aware of the horror those sailors went through just an honest , sincere account portrayed everything I needed to know about the realities of WAR.

I believe the atrocities should be documented to ensure those responsible are held to account but not for general public consumption.

pet companions

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 19:07

Hi NB, not really but it's the nearest "dog friendly" beach for us in NW Kent. Takes about an hour to get there and love going in the winter when it's quiet. Even at High tide there's still a good strip of beach to walk on.

The media

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 18:56

Personally I have no desire to see graphic images of death and destruction. I'm not sure why you need to see the images. The reporters are there to provide information on what has happened, adding graphic pictures isn't something I need to convey the gravity of the situation.

When 9/11 happened I was at work, I heard it over the radio. When I got home and saw the devastation shown on TV I didn't need pictures of mutilated bodies to make the situation seem anymore devastating.

Onions and Shallots

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 18:20

Sorry to hear that Graham, I have lost onions in the past when the storing conditions were too humid and damp got to them. With the amount you've lost already it seems like they've been attacked by some type of fungal disease? 

pet companions

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 17:48

A nice walk on the beach at Camber Sands this morning, it's open to dogs again through till June. Floss loves to pose so long as she's rewarded with a game of chuck a ball😊.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 21:38

Cracking programme tonight, lots of variety and information. Full of admiration for the couple who garden on the cliffs in Cornwall.

Wish lists

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 18:34

As the evenings start to draw in and some of us start scanning the seed and bulb catalogues etc, I wondered what people have on their wish lists. 

For me it's a shed for the allotment, the job over the autumn/winter is to lay a base and then hopefully get the funds for a shed in the spring.

On my partner's list is a Rowan tree for the front garden.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 18:06

Clarington , brilliantly put 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:22

Great work Gardengirl😊. Beds are becoming vacant as crops are finishing so ready for autumn digging. Have been struggling to assemble a metal shed for my sister in law. Absolute pile of junk😬, literally held together with self tapping screws! 

picked rhubarb

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:31

It will probably come back but a lot weaker than if it had not been stripped. Basically you'll be starting from scratch so don't pick from it for a couple of years until it's flourishing.

It's really easy to grow from seed and a lot cheaper than buying it as a plant. It's a long lived crop so I don't mind investing a couple of years of TLC before picking.

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