Rent strikes and bill boycotts in the UK are great in principle – but I’d end up with no electricity and an eviction notice, this sums up the problem with the current government…
You’d think if the government was serious about fighting the climate crisis and reducing emissions, it would make vital energy-saving measures such as insulation mandatory and would dedicate military efficiency to building as many new zero-energy social homes as possible. Fat chance. It feels like the Tories’ whole raison d’etre is to keep people like me as poor as possible.
Mary the Tower. This is a poke in the eye for people who believe in the inerrancy of scripture. Which I’ve always had a problem with..
Experience: I look after the world’s oldest pot plant. This is fun and wise “Plants will decide whether or not they want to grow. And there’s nothing we can do about it. We just have to get over it.” True!
Blooming Essex garden points to future of horticulture in a heating UK. Having read this Ma thinks we should adopt some of the techniques here for the plot. We don’t do too badly, obviously my roses and irises are having a bad year but the lavenders are still alive! The verbena is done early but it’ll come back. I think we’re going to go for more mulching next spring on everything and I’m going to mulch the veg with straw when I plant it, I’m also going to put all the pots in drip trays next year and maybe experiment with olias for the tomatoes and squash.
Why is everyone dressing like a whimsical prairie milkmaid? Why indeed? It’s like the 70’s all over again. And to reassure you, I am not wearing this dress, I will never wear this dress, because I would look terrible, really terrible!