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Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 17:22

Nice post Susan

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 17:17 gold top milk.  Drink loads of it.  But our local milkman stopped supplying it. he also delivered early am from supllies evening before. And often the milk quickly went sour. cant remember fhe cost but it was expensive. 

Dont worry folks.....milk will cost more.  

Shall we run a campaign now to support our local garden centres?  Support them in their desire to raise prices.  Shoot me for buying online 



Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:52

Mostly overcast but hot and bright.  Almost steamy



Posted: 20/06/2015 at 15:45

Agree with you Lyn.  My seedlings from autumn are now several feet high too and in flower.  Seedlings?  Too many

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 15:42

Think we all have a sneaky liking for Monty tho 

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 12:24

So there are two sides to the story.  How much is milk in france Busy?  Here a farmer has just  must added another wind turbine.  Last year he was boasting of his financial return in 5 years.  Amazing.  

A farmer in east cornwall has just opened an all singing all dancing state of the art milk production facility.  

Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 12:00

heavy rain following a dry spell does not water as much as you might think. Most of it will run off.  I would create a "moat" around your dahlias and fill with water.  Let it drain and repeat. And remove all destined to go brown buds

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:56

You're ok Outdoor Girl ......sure you meant well 

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:54

We need to have a sense of realism here.  if we all suddenly  decide to choose our own price for milk...allowing for our empathy for the farmers......what next?  

Milk prices will increase, and increase and increase......just watch this space.  As will food prices.  Don't make it easy for fhe profiteers to justify big increases by jumping on the band wagon calling for a fair price for the farmers.  

everybody has a go at the supermarkets.......everybody goes to them.  .?????

I know one or two farmers very well.....they are RICH.  yes, dairy farmers.  

There are families out there needing food....milk...prices to be as low as possible

Let the laws of economics resolve the issue of the pinta.  Tickling ears by saying popular things wont. 


Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:37

KT53, are your dahlias in pots?  Could simply be they are short of water.  If you have used mpc in pots you will meed to drench your dahlias now and then. If in the ground did you soak the rootball first?

snails and slugs are the big issue  right now with dahlias.  I ...touch wood...dont have a big problem with slugs etc right now but dahlias will usually have some residents there.  Check out when dark KT53 

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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