I have just been through another gruelling round of funding applications. A message to me from Pip, Cornwall Sustainable Landscapes, I have been giving this some thought and decided to share some.
In a lot ways there are similarities between community funding and public tendering (councils, quangos etc).
In both areas there are those who seem very successful in their bids, and those who cannot seem to get anything. Pip's comments got me thinking there are probably… Continue
Added by dgeorgea on February 27, 2009 at 15:19 —
There's recently been a forum discussion about gardening on television - we're all a bit depressed by the dumbing down.... in my last blog post, I attempted to hearten the LJN masses by inviting one and all to indulge in some fantasy casting director fun for a biopic of Alan Titchmarsh (this clearly got Fereday and Kerrie going)... Anyway, tonight we watched the BBC 4 programme 'Sissinghurst', basically Vita Sackville-West's grandson and Sarah Raven battle the National Trust (in a very polite… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on February 22, 2009 at 23:30 —
Can anyone recommend any particularly good winter gardens for photography at this time year?
Added by Elspeth Briscoe on February 21, 2009 at 20:52 —
In Cornwall, as in some other post industrial sites in the UK and Europe, there are considerable areas of arsenic ridden soils, or other heavy metals.
If you are building, be it a new conservatory through to an industrial warehouse, you may be asked to provide the results of a soil test to determine the quantity of contaminants in the soil.
As such you may find that the proposed development is financially unviable as the method of remediation is too much. The… Continue
Added by Sustainable Land Management on February 21, 2009 at 17:00 —
A Sustainable Alternative to Tarmac or Paving
The Castle an Dinas quarry near Penzance in west Cornwall produces a 6mm crushed down brown, (it is actually pinkish - sandy colour), which has been used to great effect in places such as Potager Gardens, near Constantine and Heligan. We have been using and recommending the material for surfacing amenity areas, driveways and parking for over two years now, with very high customer satisfaction.
This particular seam of granite… Continue
Added by Sustainable Land Management on February 21, 2009 at 16:00 —
Dcsservices.com is a small family business and have over 37 years combined experience in the building trade.Our main work is carried out within the SS and CM postcode area. Dean covers calls within Southend and surrounding areas and Ben is based in Burnham on crouch and covers the CM postcode area. Over the years we have developed a solid reputation with our clients for being personal, reliable and professional in the way we conduct ourselves, this gives you our client the confidence and trust… Continue
Added by dcsservice on February 19, 2009 at 11:01 —
Well it looks like Wednesday night is becoming my 'regular timeslot' on the blogscape.... what with Fereday off capering (technical Morris dancing term apparently), I seem to have time to get on with a little bit of posting....
For anyone who's been following my Wednesday night updates, you'll be pleased to know there's no eBay activity this week and therefore I'm not sat on the floor in an empty house balancing the laptop on a box scavenged from a neighbour's skip. However, one… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on February 18, 2009 at 20:00 —
need a few photos for my web site,lawns,hedges,borders, as in the past l have not take photos in pass and at the moment its not best time to take them,
Added by acres on February 16, 2009 at 21:01 —
I Feel so much better- I visited lj few times but could not write- I had lots to write but I guess the weather effects me, still. Anyway today I saw a bit of blue sky, heard few birds and saw few buds and it put me back to life.Spring is on the way- horay. (winter in England does not do well to me - Still remember warm winter back home about 15 C in a cold winter day)
That's it, stop about myself, I would like to write about why do I sell what i sell in the next time… Continue
Added by Ofer El-hashahar on February 16, 2009 at 18:56 —
If you have paid good money for a quarter page advert in the local newspaper or a glossy magazine you wouldn't be too happy if a list of competing businesses was running alongside it would you?
Well that is what you are doing if you are running Google Adsense advertising on your own website or blog.
If you are offering a service or products then clearly the words on the web page relate to such - these are the exact same words that Google reads to match up its… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on February 13, 2009 at 18:30 —
When giving cut roses as Valentine gifts, we adhere to a time-honored formula that takes into account rose colour meanings. The formula matches a rose's colour to its intended meaning as a gift. Valentine's Day is primarily a lovers' holiday, and red roses are traditionally for lovers. "Valentine roses" and "red roses" go hand in hand, even though other colours have their place on the holiday. Our close family members may also be treated to red roses for Valentine's Day, but we avoid giving… Continue
Added by niall gibb on February 13, 2009 at 14:30 —
Well I'm thinking of going to bed soon as I have a busy day tomorrow.
I need to go to my daughter's school to sort out what her English teacher is playing at. As a parent of a teenager in her GCSE year I am more then aware that her aspergers will be pushed to the limit and we will be spending a lot of time managing her stress levels.
History teacher reminds them that tomorrow is the deadline for some course work. No worries, she is well organised and predicts she can have… Continue
Added by dgeorgea on February 13, 2009 at 1:42 —
Just flying through, but crossed an interesting article about one of the leading blogging/IT people in the US who has used his blog to generate connections, gain influence and ultimately profit.
How I made over $2 million with this blog - Dave Winer
Two stand out quotes for me:
...that's the role of a blog, it's a way of communicating what you're doing. Companies,… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on February 12, 2009 at 8:14 —
Well, Wednesday has rolled around and, in the order of our new routine, Fereday is out dancing with other consenting adult males (Morris dancing, that is) while I'm staying in selling stuff on eBay..... I'm thinking that I'd better find a hobby to keep me occupied on a Wednesday or else by May I'm going to be sat on the floor of a completely empty house balancing the laptop on a cardboard box that I've salvaged from the neighbour's skip!!! Well, it's one way to achieve that post-Modern credit… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on February 11, 2009 at 20:30 —
Always keen to try and keep people up to date with all things internet, so thought some might be interested in this report about internet use in the US.
Generations Online in 2009 - Pew Internet
The web continues to be populated largely by younger generations, as over half of the adult internet population is between 18 and 44 years old. But larger… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on February 11, 2009 at 15:30 —
Business has been badly affected by the weather and jobs are beginning to stack up so whilst taking a short break from worrying about cash flow, machinery servicing and the likes I allowed myself twenty minutes to ponder about life in general particularly with all the doom and gloom around at present.
Having recently replied to a forum post which touched upon on the delightful subject of the hazards of handling condoms, hypodermic needles/syringes, faeces, vomit etc. – Risk… Continue
Added by Graeme @ BGS on February 11, 2009 at 13:30 —
Received this newsletter today thought i would pass it on to lj members
It's that time of year again - YHOY 2009!
Once again MorePeople are sponsoring the regional heats and finals of the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition. Over the next few weeks scores of young horticulturist's up and down the country will take part in the numerous local heats that lead to the 8 regional finals and eventually on to the national final - this year taking place at the National… Continue
Added by niall gibb on February 11, 2009 at 12:33 —
Oh what fun.I have been deliberating all day whether to go up to Walsall by car or by train to morrow to meet with clients.When I rang National Rail Enquiries to see about the journey,I knew the answer before I eventually got to talk to a human being. Yes-there will be delays-but I won't be able to find out until I get to the station by which time I could have been halfway up the M40. Well, what to do.By train I can't take samples of paving.By car I might be delayed by roadworks.By train ,snow… Continue
Added by claudia de yong on February 9, 2009 at 23:33 —
I was looking at my rear garden this afternoon and wished the snow hasn’t melted – my lawn was my pride and joy but nearly two years of having a GSD puppy and my two other dogs have sadly taken their toll. I have promised myself that I will restore the lawn back to its formal glory this year. I may even be tempted to call upon the services of one of the many talented landscape designers that reside in this neck of the woods and start from scratch.
To be fair to the pack of dogs, it… Continue
Added by Graeme @ BGS on February 9, 2009 at 21:00 —
It's been a quiet couple of months in Halifax and I can't wait to get back out of the house into the fresh air and do some gardening. I've had my usual six week break over the winter and now I'm practically climbing the walls. With almost no work coming in, except for a little bit of tidying up after some builders ruined the front garden of one of my clients, I'm getting impatient to pick up my regular clients once again. I'm still ambivalent about builders; while I should loathe them for their… Continue
Added by Andrew Fereday on February 9, 2009 at 15:30 —