Bridget

Sanity in the Garden, Madness in the Universe!

In Gardening, sustainable living on April 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

Is the world gone mad? Irish government is putting aother 25BILLION into saving Irish banks. Madness! Keep the rich people rich. What is rich? For people with a brain cell left it’s not about property portfolios and huge amounts of useless paper printed by Mickey Mouse governments. Of course I know we need some money but if it’s the be all and end all of your life, I consider that a sad and wasted life. For us richness is living in the country, looking after the little bit of the Planet in our care, growing our produce, caring for our animals, respecting other people and their views. Simple living, high thinking.

An insight into the current global thought process was given recently by Larry Kudlow, host of a nightly financial programme on American tv channel CNBC. Speaking about the horrific earthquake in Japan he said, “the human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that.”  That leaves me speechless, and that does’nt happen often. To save my sanity I will return to garden topics!

Lettuce seedlings.

Growth has really taken off now, lots of planting and pricking out to be done. The Lettuces pictured above are in serious need of moving on, a job for today I think. I got the seeds in Bulgaria last year, it is one of the varieties everyone there seems to grow. I don’t know the name but it is a really crisp lettuce with a good flavour, like Little Gem but much bigger.

Hellebore seedlings.

The Hellebore seedlings were planted last Autumn, I had almost given up on them when they emerged. They have put on good growth and I will pot them individually in the coming days. They should be ready for planting out in the Autumn. Hellebores are useful plants, apart from their beauty, they do well in shade and provide early Spring flowers.

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  1. Stasia it’s sad to say, but there are plenty more where this clown came from!

  2. I seldom watch TV but I can hardly believe that even the biggest eejit could have a mouth so disconnected from brain and heart to utter such a statement. Sadly, there are people have lost their way.

  3. Hmmm, perhaps the economists could do with a pricking out as well? Nice post Bridget, only just found your blog – lovely work!

  4. I stumbled on here – nice mix of topics! Yeah – the banking system is nuts – I hope to get to that, and I just came in from yardwork, so this post hit the spot.

  5. I love your little lettuce seedlings! I am considering lettuce for my garden this year, have never tried it before but would like to! I share your opinion about what it means to live a good life – for me too the simpler the better. I’ve actually started a series on my blog about living simply & what that means for me.

    Thanks for the inspiration this morning! 🙂

  6. Beautiful plants. What is a Hellebore? I’ve never heard of it here.

    • Helloborus often called Christmas Rose, flower in early Spring, flowers can be white, pink or purplish tones. The leaves are dark green, deeply lobed and give good ground cover. They grow to about 1 foot tall. Best time to plant is in the Autumn.

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