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Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: Yesterday at 22:30

Are they slow growing?


Posted: Yesterday at 09:15

Slept in this morning, stole your hour Chicky! Saw "Carmen" last night , Welsh National Opera, great tunes and soloists, especially the tenor.Carmen good too but pipped at the post for me.

Empty diary today ( that's tempting providence), but alpine G.S. tonight. May have a trip to Bournemouth.

Have a goodly one all..

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 23:58

Hello Mike, Brig. John is remembered by some friends I was with tonight, fondly I might add. I understand he lived near the common/cricket pitch? PM me when you are next in the area. I can think of a garden I could show you, and a pub. I started rereading " Children of the NF" only the other day.

Where to start...

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 23:53

Centaura, lovely blue flowers. Looks like it will be showing you shortly if not too cold. It's a keeper/mover.

Where to start...

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 15:53

Can I see flower beds and if so do you wish to renovate them. You could during the winter recut the edges of the beds, and by definition the rest is, or will be, lawn. The latter could do with a cut now, but not short. Just start to differentiate between grass and beds. You can then tidy the beds and wait to see what comes up in the Spring, with a little bit of advice from your new friends in the gardening club. Your grass will improve as you regularly mow ,weed and feed it next year. Shrubs may benefit from a prune, some light, some drastic. Again you will need advice, although most will grow back. Think long term about the basic structure and design. Don't rush, this looks like a 3 year project for you... Have fun...


Posted: 26/11/2014 at 15:07

Being on here Dove  calms us all

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 14:06

The fact that we can feed 2/3rds of our 64million population from our relatively crowded and small landmass, when much of those imports ( bananas for example) can't be grown here anyway, is a fantastic achievement, by the tiny percentage of our population who work in the agricultural sector. It's all down to intensive farming by increasingly large agribusinesses, backed by science.

The bucolic image of the  farmer leaning on the gate, straw in mouth, has been replaced by satnav guided combines working at night.  (Even my neighbour with a few sheep has them scanned to decide how to feed them when in lamb)

The result, cheap food for all.

P.s. Is the 2/3rds. figure an absolute amount or should we add the agricultural exports we sell oversees too? 

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 09:58

I don't think you can blame GM food directly for the obesity crisis, except in that it has helped to make food more plentiful and available to all in larger quantities. It's not a quality issue, it's quantity that is the problem. Humans can resist everything except temptation.

And don't get me started on the decline of civilisation following the invention of the microwave.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 09:36

The wholesale price of milk is a "world" price over which we have almost no control, if any. It is very sensible that more and more milk is diverted into the higher value added products.

We can all remember the days when the fields were full of black and white cows, and now we see nearly none. Some have gone indoors, but many have gone for good. That farmland is now used for other things, mostly agricultural. Those farmers and their farmland now produce something we actually demand. Change is inevitable, and those who adapt survive and thrive.It's vital we focus on what we are good at , for which there is a growing demand and for which there is a fair price for all, producers and consumers. Unfortunately milk doesn't pass 2 of this group of tests.

Skimmia Japonica Rubella

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 09:25

As an evergreen it may help to leave any cutting back to spring lest you harm it. You can kill an evergreen at this time of year. OK to move it tho'.


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