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Posted: 11/12/2015 at 16:30

Way, way, way off subject. 

general statements are exactly that....they are NOT PERSONAL.  Why, oh why do people do that.......? 

my simple point was/is that ...religion often does not make for better people.  It often makes them self righteous; it can make them fanatics. Of course, it can make some better but, in my experience, that is the exception rather than the rule.

(you only have to read this thread to see, feel and sense the offence being taken ...sadly 

What they really mean

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 16:21

Definitely .....never 

would I lie to you?........oh yes




Posted: 11/12/2015 at 12:07

Stand your ground hosta 

Bulbs growing too early?

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 12:05

Clare, If your lilies are in pots then,,yes, you can repot now. will not harm them at all.  If they have been outside all summer you can keep them there over winter.  I would simply repot and cover with fleece

I have planted lilies out in fhe garden and have planted some in pots...30 or more..  To deter mice, etc., and to mitigate winter conditions fleece is my usual regime for pots of bulbs 


Which tree?

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 11:57

Steven, please tell us the size of your garden.  a photo would help too. 

You say "tree"........a tree may well be way out of scale for your garden.  Whatever you plant there needs to look good all year round by the sound of it so a medium size shrub or conifer like a yew.  holly, a favourite of mine, usually is prickly, drops leaves all year round and will need regular trimming so would not plant one if garden is as small as it sounds.

always better in the ground than in a pot if you can

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Posted: 11/12/2015 at 09:54

For clarification Busy......those who practise a religion are no worse than those who don't .  However, they are no better either.....and they SHOULD be

claiming a closer relationship to god and by receiving regular counsel from the bible christians should be kinder, more compassionate, truthful, generous and loyal (the bible talks of the "fruitage of the spirit") but they are not.  They are mostly judgemental, insincere and pharisee-like. They are  boastful and pretentious and showy of their "good works" .   At worst they cause terror, war and division. they are not the finest group of people in the world 

I accept religion is important to so many people but it is a crutch, a last resort and an explanation for why life is hard and provides a fairy tale hope of a better life to come.   I don't begrudge these people. 

I am neither bitter nor angry folks.    Insincerity galls me

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Posted: 11/12/2015 at 08:25

It didn't help your mother calling you pansyface 

Just a thought .............

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 08:24

Could do the same with cats ....  Sorry, feeline very mischievous and catty this morning 


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 08:21

When is christmas this year? 

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Posted: 11/12/2015 at 08:02

Ha ha.....don't take sugar Tetley   

my dog likes Markies too...well, he likes everything,

my niece just had a pretty big pay rise last week; she was told her qualification as an accountant is official thus entitling her to another pay rise.  Her boyfriend has just got his dream job.  something makes me think they will enjoy christmas this year . And my nephew is expecting his first child over xmas.....yes, could all be pretty good 

(still think crimbo is dumbo) 


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