Latest posts by Verdun

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 23:08

JIMMY, most of our milk is coming in from Europe.  If not careful farmers will lose their market share and never reclaim it.   If foreign milk was banned and our only supply was british watch how the prices soar.   Loyalty should go both ways

for the record I buy gold top milk..jersey milk..and happily pay a premium for it.  I argue for the hard up families who consume large quantities of milk.  Prob the same families currently using their local food banks.

I remember a few times when we were urged to buy British....meat, eggs, and manufactured goods. We didn't even support our car industry by buying enough british cars.

I make a point of trying to support local shops...DIY for example.....but the range of goods offered is not great.  Local farm shops are expensive and when I tried to support them I found much of the produce was stale (bread for example was not clean or fresh). It was often of poor quality but sold with the ticket we are supporting our own. Service was not good either.  

When push comes to shove we simply do NOT support our own despite loud howls to do it. 

Look at the pound shops many on the forum buy from them?  Price is important and we should not be hypocritical about that. 

Market forces determine price....what other system should we have?

O Verdun, Oracle of All the Grasses, hear me!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:29

Forget Jacks magic.  Forget the feed. For miscanthus and carex forget the sandy soil. I also think the hype for square holes is silly.....what next square pots to,replace all round ones?......far better to loosen the soil in the rootball.  

O Verdun, Oracle of All the Grasses, hear me!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:39

Yes put in the ground miscanthus and carex, B3

stipas .....tennuissima, ? overwintered in gh in pots


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:01

Ah! Penny has dropped. You girls are too clever for this simple cornishman so I'm off to do some chores 

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:59

Without the supermarkets food prices would be very high.  

I realise nobody here uses the supermarkets on principle. It's good though because you're all keeping the small shop keeper in business.

......sorry folks. I say it as it is and with respect 


O Verdun, Oracle of All the Grasses, hear me!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:53

What size then B3?

hey, don't call me lol Hosta!'re just jealous cos you've never been called an "oracle".......besides earlier today someone said I was "precious".  Jealous? 


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:51

Jo, its lovely,,sunny and been dry all day.  Just cut lawns and planted my rudbekia.  Deschampsia and rudbeckias look good together so thats what Ive done

Outdoor tomatoes

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:47

healthy so far.  Bumper crops and ripening every day.  Turning into a tomato 

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:40

It has become a very volatile, emotional subject but it really is not clear cut.  

I am prob more generous than the average guy so don't judge me harshly on my view.

the "migrant issue" is another highly emotional subject.  People are latching on to Cameron's "swarm" description to make out he is saying something vile.  The fact is huge numbers....HUGE numbers......of people from europe, africa, etc. are heading our way.  IT WONT STOP.   I have sympathy and empathy for them but we simply cannot take them all.  We are an over crowded little island and these people are ..."swarming" ever increasing numbers to get here.  I am neither racist nor heartless but I repeat the word I used earlier, those who advocate allowing them all in are "naive".  

We need to have a degree of realism here not emotion

O Verdun, Oracle of All the Grasses, hear me!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:27

Hosta......the "oracle" was summoned .....that"s meee    You're the hosta guy...get outa it!  

Hello B3, can you say which grasses and in what size pots are they? 

if in small pots I would pot them on and properly nurture them.....not to cosset them though........

if they are in good size comtainers, say 2 or 3 litres, plant them out.  Perfect conditions now...warm soil and hopefully you have had a little of the recent rain.

Check roots though and loosen them.  At this time of year most plants are more than a little rootbound.  

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