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i was reading in the horticultural weekly today that Harvey Nicholls shop are to promote awareness of the bees plight, and tell the world " we need to save them"
Well, i am all for that, not a problem at all, but wait i hear you say , is there a catch to all this publicity, it could be the fact that they are to sell A special honey with healing properties at £50 a pot, hmmm kind of sticks in the throat a bit doesn’t it.

Away from all the doom and gloom again, cracking weather isn’t it..

We are seeing a vast improvement in the actual amount of money per head coming into the GC, i see loads of customers walking around with trolleys instead of baskets, and they are full of assorted plants, people are thinking about combination planting and coloured themes instead of just piling baskets high with the nearest plant to them.

Long may it continue too…

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Yes it does seem a bit steep that for a jar of honey, I like honey .... but not that much.
The weathers great especially here in the Northwest I love the sun and I am enjoying it.
Glad to hear the punters are flocking in but I tend to buy what takes my fancy and not think about themes or combinations, is that a bad thing?

1 Jun, 2009


hi bob
no thats not a bad thing, christopher lloyd made a living from it and his garden is wonderful.
Whenever the wife and i like time away we always head "upnorth" a couple of our favourite places are Bempton , Northumberland and Oban, the air is so clear and fresh and the scenery is beautiful, ahhh cant wait to go again.

2 Jun, 2009


Ah yes Christopher Lloyd I remember him, oh! of course my garden is based on one of his idea's definately ...... just not sure which of his idea's at the mo' hahaha.
But it is good the further up north you go we love Scotland especially the Highlands, wonderful air and wonderful scenery, I own a tiny piece of land in Caithness, thats right at the very top near John 'O' groats, it is a preservation area and to fund the upkeep it was sectioned off in blocks of 1 metre squares and sold, but we cannot do anything with it that was the deal I just own a 1mtre square of Scotland, so its a good thing really. Not only that I can call myself a Laird now lol.

2 Jun, 2009


I think its fab how people are being so conciensious (sorry bad speller) about the poor ole bumble bees, since I have started "gardening" i say this cos i am blundering through, I have tried to buy or grow plants dedictaed to bees and other great insects. Lots are a fan of the dreaded butterfly BUT this is also good (not for me)
If I can help just 2 bumble bees I will be happy

x x x

2 Jun, 2009

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