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Posted: 20/06/2015 at 17:32

Oh forgot!  Went to garden party day, cream teas, plants etc. 

however, it's not until July 

got a personal tour of the garden though, a glass of two of sparkling wine.....cost me nothing 

promised a few plants to this  garden owner when she comes to mine next week 

different style of garden...hers is a cottage garden style whereas mine  is "neater" to include some conifers.  Mine includes fruit and veg but hers does not.  Hers also includes one of the best rose gardens I have seen.  Her husband, apparently, is a bit of an expert and it shows.  The scent from the roses was breathtaking.  Took away the notion of a little more ...just a little.....relaxing style of gardening.  Garden was superb though.  

but, as already said, it looks like the exchange of any plants will leave me the loser 

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. 


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