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Wot's it all about.....?

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 15:53

Hey,,hey,,hey!   I'm talking about what the experts say as a theme ......they DID once say we were going back to fhe Ice Age.  They DID say our weather would be hotter HERE.  They DID say...when we were mostly flooded out (Somerset Levels) .....we would have more winter rain.  They DID say water shortages.  They DID......!!!!  

Slightly different but still the same .....experts told us to buy diesel cars. They are safer, etc.  Now we are told they are dangerous.  We all believe the hype as it comes.  

I used to believe these warnings as they came but now I know better.  

The reason it annoys me is because people then panic en masse, start issuing decrees as to how we should behave and quote recent "weather events" .  Then vested interests pocket the money.  Special govt departments are set up with well paid  officials going through the motions.  

Of course there is "reasonable doubt"......just tune into any expert discussion. 




Posted: 04/11/2015 at 14:14

Got an illness Topbird.  Doc said "get your a... out of my surgery.  Buy buy 

i often grow bulbs, incl alliums, in pots.  This means I can plant them exactly where I want them in spring.  I plant them deeply in the pots and plant out deeply.  Works very well for me.

thanks for your kind words 

Issues with a Leylandii Conifer

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 13:22

Darren, sorry but I agree with pansyface. 

Wot's it all about.....?

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 13:19

latest.....Antarctic has more ice.    Yep, MORE ice 

looking forward to the varying reasons...excuses...but this was NOT expected.  

has anyone been keeping note?  Hotter drier summers and winters.....water shortages. Then wetter colder .....flooding.  Ice melting in the antarctic.  Experts open the curtains and tell us what they see but do so with their specs low on their noses.  


Dont get screwed!

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 12:48

Bee n ignoring this thread.  


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 12:46

Quite pleasant out there.....warm and dry.

Like Punkdoc I am in a deferring mood so having another cuppa before moving plants.

made 3 trips to supermarket to get what recovering niece wants to eat.  Twice got wrong thing.  Haaaaaaate shopping.     Can't really give vent to my feelings as she is in a lot of pain

Spent Mushroom Compost

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 12:36

Hiya batanna

mushroom compost is excellent.  Used to have lorry loads delivered and applied it very thickly to everything esp veg patch......NOT FOR ERICACEOUS PLANTS

weed free, easy to use and economical.  If you can get it then do.  Mushroom farms no longer exist locally whereas 8 years ago there were 3 or 4 who would supply in bulk.

not a lot of nutrients as such ...some...but its value is in its organic bulk to the soil.  better to "feed" the soil than the plants in a way.  It creates nice, healthy,,humus rich soil 

Sarcoccoa confusa

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 12:28

Topbird, good point.  sarcoccoca roots easily. 

killing bamboo not wild life

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 07:31

Interesting comment Jo 


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 07:30

Hello forkers

hope you have a good day Punkdoc....get those bulbs planted.  You will feel better for it 

wet this morning so shorter walk with Spike.  want to move a couple of plants to slightly revamp the area. A job for later if possible 

lovely autumn foliage on cornus and yellow leaves 

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