sotongeoff


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Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 18:35

Glyn-have a slice of cake-see above-but not a corner peice

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 18:14

Still upset-I try so hard

Hello Nad-running out of ideas now.....................

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 17:55

Get moaned at when it is hard- get moaned at when it is too easy-cannot win

Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 17:52

You are entitled to your opinion as I am mine

You garden your way -I'll do it my way-the problem I have with totally organic gardening is yes it is fine on paper-but practicalities means it is not always possible

I am not going to get into a long discussion about "bad chemicals" or percentages of what I do-it is not as simple as that.

What I do have a problem with is being preached to as if all I am such a bad person for using slug pellets or a spray to kill greenfly and what about chemical weed killers?-are they bad to?-often you will see glyphosate mentioned on here to get rid of perennial weeds or are we to live with bindweed,couch grass,ground-elder etc

And I feed the birds,have nesting boxes ,keep chickens,spread compost around the garden-so do consider myself as helping things along

I think what you are seeing with your neighbours gardens is extreme-cannot say I have seen the same conditions here in the UK.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 17:28

Here are todays guesses

the ice queen-father christmas

ps-moon choc

lootie-moon

nightowl elf-gavin and stacey christmas special

georg-christmas cake

holly berry-ivy

I can reveal that we have a sort of winner with Ice Queen going for Father Christmas-the answer was a santa hat which are now visible on the smileys but were not last week

This was easy

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 16:47

How do you know it was not all my own work?

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 16:38

Christmas cake has been iced-this year it is a snowman theme

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Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 15:55

Not sure that growing naturally has to be considered the only way or the way we must go-I would agree that most of us do not want to reach for the chemical bottle at the first opportunity but if we are to wait for natural predators to do the job for us we may have a long wait

There is nothing wrong with chemicals solutions-and I have said this so often -if they are used sparingly and in accordance with the instructions

What am I to do?-use a slug killer or wait for Mr Hedgehog and his mates to do the job for me-I would prefer the latter but often have to use the former.

For me it is all about balance-my feeling is that most gardeners are a mixture of organic and non -organic if you like-I doubt there is a gardener who just resorts to chemical controls .

I have never seen a farmer or gardener in  this country wearing rubber gloves and gas masks-I have to say that sounds a bit of an extreme description

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 15:02

Flo-youv'e changed clothes again !!-we had a sunny spell for 45 seconds just now

King David is already a Christmas persona I suppose

Grow it and eat it

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 14:41

I know what you are saying-and opinion will be with you-but it will just be a discussion-ideas for programmes are pitched ever day-very,very few get taken up.

In TV land there are few actual original ideas-it depends what is flavour of the month so to speak

Now if you had a all singing, dancing on ice,spinning round on chairs,eating things grown in a jungle idea for a progamme- you could be onto a winner.

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