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Posted: 11/12/2015 at 00:09

My mother had been in a certain religion for some 50 plus years. her church was not great for her when she had a stroke or for the 10 months afterwards during her final days.  For that the elders of her church faced my anger who duly hung their heads and apolgised.

My point earlier was simple, viz., that in a christian country christians should be allowed to express their faith without having to compromise on it to accommodate changing modern attitudes.

religion does not make for better usually creates hypocricy, holier than thou    attitudes, insincerity and judgements.  Kindness, for example, is not a natural part or result of religion.  Going to church is more ritualistic than anything....a reflection of their "goodness" ....for example, the pope and his popemobile and finery....what is that about?  If there is a god what on earth would he make of it?

the best people in my life are not church going 

without any religion this world would be a better and safer place



Posted: 10/12/2015 at 22:44

Well enjoy the heat anyway Pat.  

Actually, it has been warm autumn so far down here

Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 22:41

A garden trowel that simply wont break no matter how aggressive I am with it.  Had one such for years.....made for me.....but I broke it this year.  Secateurs too that wont break on me.  Spades and forks that....well, you get the idea 

I think I was the kid who broke unbreakable toys.  

Leggy Privet

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:31

Chalklands, early spring is best 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:16

Sounds like you have it sussed gardening grannie.  It will be fine 

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

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:13

Come on SFord.....this is done to warn off any snails thinking of invading your patch.  Does it work

Grass Paths

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:09

It doesnt really work M Fent.  Tried this myself.  Grass paths can look superb if traffic is minimal and the area does not get too wet.

i actually like the SOUND of walking on gravel too.....besides a handy stone is always available to throw at the local tom.  (Don't hit the gh as I once did though )

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:05

Look, christmas day has nothing to do with christianity.  Christianity is a compromise with paganism much like most everything else....easter too.  JC was not born on December 25 as most of us are aware.

whether the bible is an "inspired of god" book or not it does contain principles and beliefs. Ironically, in this country nowaday, those who adhere strictly to it are lambasted and  ridiculed, even legislated against.  As a non believer I support their right to hold and practise their (now illegal) beliefs however.  It is ludicrous to me that a "christian" country now denies genuine christians rights to their faith.

my own conviction is that god does not exist.  He is a fairytale character. Boy! Am I doomed now 

Too late to espalier?

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 16:06

Just had a close up look of that peach jekylandhide.  Not much to look at is it?

peaches don't like very hard my I would be tempted to start again wth a new tree.   

You are right really want the branches spread out, palm like, without a central leader.

i grow peaches in pots as shrubs.  Why not consider this option?  And,,if you do, go for the variety Avalon which is peach leaf curl resistant.  (As I intend at some stage thanks to Bob's advice ) 


Grass Paths

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 15:59

Shingle path for me too Sam In preference to grass but gravel is best  I think.  Pea shingle can be slippery.  Gravel comes in different grades and colours, maybe to match the walled terrace.  

sounds exciting Sam   Good luck 

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