|The art of relaxation/|
|Second picking of the late French beans.|
|Irish grown grapes, a gift from a friend.|
|Somewhat early for spring.|
|Better late than never.|
|I love this rose and the perfume is great.|
|Love the colour of this sedum and the bees will love it as well.|
|Spindle, such a pretty bush and a native.|
|Lime. ( Tilia)|
|Red stemmed dogwood.|
|Young red oaks, we have planted five of them.|
|I wonder how long these will take to compost?|
|Even on a very calm day you can still find big waves.|
There was a good program on BBC One last night, Hugh's War on Waste, in which he highlighted the criminal waste of food in the UK, although it applies to all developed nations.
It is often highlighted that the average home wastes one third of all the food that they buy, but for some reason what is not often mentioned is the part the supermarkets play in the waste of food with their unrealistic demands for produce to conform to their dictated size and or colour. The program clearly demonstrated just how much control the supermarkets have over their producers, and how they manipulate their consumers.
I can't see that people are going to change their wasteful habits until they have to pay the real cost of food production, and supermarkets won't change until government steps in, which it won't, the lobbyists have far too much control over governments.
We will continue to grow our own fruit and veg plus poultry, what little we buy in the way of meat comes from the producer. Supermarkets can have our business for utility items, there we have no choice, but we do have choice over what we eat.