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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:48

Nice garden davids10.    Inspiration indeed.  Thanks 

just in for a perusal on the forum after top dressing my front lawn.  A mixture of sieved soil and fine compost.  Feeling pretty warm in the sunshine.  Prob 150 sq yards so decent workout and very satisfying.  Rain later will help it all settle.

pot on sunpatiens, lupins and lychnis coronaria alba later....all have filled their pots 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:41

Pansy....you have, without realising it I think,,given a valid reason for not inviting hundreds of thousands of people to these shores.  

At first I thought you would say, as my own dad did, that your father found it a rewarding experience.  He always gave, from his limited income, bread and board to many.  At the time I thought he was silly but now I recognise he was a kind soul.

I too have copied my dad ....limits though.  I laid down ground rules. Rarely have I regretted it.  A few years back I provided shelter, meals and money....advice too....to someone for a period of time. I used my gut instinct to make a judgement call.  He knew he had to leave at some time because we discussed it.  I get a birthday card every year from him....my birthday fell at this time.  He is now in work and, I think, happy.    Would I do that permanently?  No. 

Punkdoc...have you spoken to the youngsters?  Even the most educated share a common dread...."leaving home", viz., "how can we manage without the EU; we never have"    Not just Syrians ....people are coming from many countries.  We simply do not have the space. 

People ARE being gagged, are being suspended, are being warned.  

Dove, so then you will take someone in? If not, why not?  Seriously.  I would be interested if anyone has .....genuinely interested and I will apologise and offer my respect.  Nobody has to but please if you have say so. 

if I was a member of IS this refugee issue would be a godsend.  a shipment of 200 guns was seized a week or so ago here in the UK.   Is this not a worry?  

Our own borders need to be controlled by us.....refugees welcome.  The EU will not alllow us this protection.  

 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:12

You aren't facing reality Dove.  Dad's Army???  

desperate people where you live Dove....put an ad in your local shop window and show humanity to the many shivering in the cold ....offer them a bed and a meal. Seriously.  Why not?  this is "humanity" . Do it today and I for one will take your views more seriously 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:09

You aren't facing reality Dove.  Dad's Army???

desperate people where you live Dove....put an ad in your local shop window and show humanity to the many shivering in the cold ....offer them a bed and a meal. Seriously.  Why not? 

Camelia cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:05

Ah Fairy!  You snuck in there.  

Camelia cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:04

Joob, one of the main reasons for poor flowering is dry roots in August/September.  Keep camelias well watered throughout the summer and I think you will see an improvement 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:02

Not sure flumpy   I worry for the kids of today though, seriously 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:46

There are times when I worry about the head in the sand mentality....for sure I see it on the forum.   I worry because when it matters on referendum day most people will vote for the status quo.  most people simply lack courage  

Europe does not see the UK as anything other than a source of income.  It now wants to police our borders employing european coastguards etc. ....more accurately to  encourage mass migration to this country....to move their problems here. Europe right now is a mess and is a frightening place.   Vote to stay in means we will be part of that.  

If we do not take control of our borders and seize this opportunity to regain our own sovereignty our lives, our safety and our quality of life will be noticeably different...not in 20 years but in less than 5 years.  

There are so many goody goodies...one on local radio .......who demand we take inevery migrant but there is an ENDLESS supply of people from dozens of large countries to our little island.  Millions are destined to come. Right now there are thousands across the channel banging on our doors....they will all get in too.   There should be no shame or guilt in putting our own people, families and our way of life first. And no lynchings because someone says this.   We are simply moving very real dangers onto our own doorsteps.  

 I wonder how many reading this today have taken in a local beggar shivering in the cold...given him a meal, a room????  Not one I'm sure but why not if you feel we should accept hundreds of thousands of people from abroad?   When we sit in our well cared for gardens this summer how many of us will have a family of Syrian children sharing it? Permanently? 

Being a part of Europe IS about numbers of people coming here, IS about terrorists and IS about our own well being.  

(I am not a racist, not a member of UK or an extremist of any sort) 

 

 

Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 07:37

The crucial thing, Ronald, is to plant your camelia out of the early morning sun.  

Why did you move it from ground to pot?

when potting up camelias use ericaceous john innes compost 

alstromeria

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 23:27

Pulling flowered stems from the base IS the way to do it aym......

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