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In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 15:47

My worry Frank is that Brussels will meddle even more, charge us even more and listen even less after the vote.  

We cannot change anything by remaining in europe.....we have no influence there and our politicians are misleading us by saying we have.   I don't think any european leader believed we would leave thus gave Cameron nothing.  We had an opportunity to tough it out with hard bargaining.  I am a haggler.....Cameron was weak 


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 14:54


Hazel, tell your mum we all wish her a day of fun and jelly and trifle 

Flowering shrub for awkward sunny spot?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:46

Dave.....we dun it again 

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:42

I check it out for myself.....issue by issue not by personality 

The real experts are the growers of plants, e.g. Adrian Bloom on perennials, Christoher Lloyd, etc.   

Flowering shrub for awkward sunny spot?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:37

Is it sunny there Humblebee?  If so check out convolvulous maritima a trailer with superb velvety purple blue flowers all summer.  Helianthemums....the Wisley varieties like Pink and Primrose have evergreen grey foliage.  Another convolvulous, cneorum, has silver foliage and white flowers.  Osteospermums like Cannington Roy with pink flowers all summer is delightful. 

Something more shrubby consider prostrate lavender....some excellent bright blue varieties out there.  keep the hedge side pruned back and allow it to spill over and down the wall 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:28

It's what I said Steve. 

If you don't do newspapers how do you know what the Mail says?  

Every publication, politician, has an agenda or a basic point of view.  

watching Question Time last night I think I have never seen a more confused audience.  One or two on the panel were (alarmingly) silly with their comments too........suspicion,  distrust, following the party line, insincerity and unable to speak with any integrity or on earth are any of us supposed to know anything? 

On referendum day people will vote on a whim 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:11

Steve, what do YOU  read?   

I do not read the Mail but it does make me chuckle when it is now "fashionable" to lampoon it.    I think those who do have long forgotten how this began but simply have joined the chorus 

It is important that yes to leave europe voters are not ridiculed 

do people realise countries WILL leave the european union after we have voted to remain?   


Climber in a pot

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:03

Clematis etoille violette would look good there Sainfoin 

First veg plot ideas - asparagus?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:53

Lie, asparagus is a luxury crop...expensive to buy in the shops so worth growing.

you are right to dismiss carrots if you feel you cannot grow them.  

Runner beans grown over a wigwam, dwarf french beans, peas for a delicious treat, lettuce will not take up much space, a few beetroot too, a small patch of parsley, chives and a pot of mint would be my advice.

good luck Lie.  Enjoy your veg plot 


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:47

A couple of showers but mainly sunny and bright here.  Planned to topdress the front lawn today but its wet right now. hoping it will dry out during the afternoon.  

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