No mow May

Started by: tomplum (9147) 

Is anyone following that rule ? Not me, I think its another, woke brigade rule,
they think that by not cutting grass and hedges, they are saving the Bee and other insects and nature,, I think they are endangering humans because, an uncut verge is a danger to road users, cyclists, pedestrians and life in the bushes, Plus its untidy

lets get agrip, A trimmed bush is well better than an unkempt growth,

Started: 4th May 2022 at 22:56

Posted by: riocaroni (317)

Obviously not a nature lover Tom?

Replied: 4th May 2022 at 23:09

Posted by: tomplum (9147) 

I am Rio big time, I've been called ( not by me) the David Attenborough of Wiganworld but, I don't agree with this, No mow May,

Replied: 4th May 2022 at 23:14

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Come on tomplum, being an avid gardener surely you would be the first to protect help the bee population.?

Replied: 4th May 2022 at 23:16

Posted by: ena malcup (1120) 

Replied: 5th May 2022 at 00:40

Posted by: PeterP (9386)

Our council have for a few years left the grass to grow tall round traffic islands thus creating a hazard for motorists because you cannot see any traffic approaching the island There should be a flow of traffic at islands not a tail back of traffic which has to stop at the islands to see if it is clear to proceed

Replied: 5th May 2022 at 04:26

Posted by: Platty (1345)

Plummy: Agreed. How about stop building on fresh green fields and refurbish unused shops and other empty buildings in the towns and other places first.

Replied: 5th May 2022 at 09:10

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1417) 

Yes you are Thomas .. green fingered animal loving... crooning pillar of society... I'll vote for you

Replied: 5th May 2022 at 09:46

Posted by: retep1949 (816)

They were mowing the grass verges along Atherleigh Way this morning.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 11:47

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9670)

Overgrown verges become full of litter, including discarded food wrapping/containers etc, and these attract rats, and you also get a certain amount of broken glass, and other stuff which is dangerous to tread on, for humans and animals, so when you think about how little space is taken up by these verges, in comparison to the surrounding grassed area's, the effect on nature of cutting the grass is insignificant, it is just a stealthy way for Councils and the Government to save money.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 12:25

Posted by: PeterP (9386)

If they don't cut the grass then the where-amee tribe will get lost

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 14:50

Posted by: broady (18187) 

I think Trevor Wallace used to talk about the Umatingi tribe.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 15:15

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9670)

On about which, one night I was out in Pemberton, mid crawl, when I saw a drunken chap talking to a gentleman across the road, the drunk then crossed the road, and came to me and said "can yoo tell me where the other side of the road is" so I replied "it's over there" nodding to across the road, at that the drunk said whilst looking at the gentleman across the road "that b*stard said it was over here"

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 15:28

Posted by: ena malcup (1120) 

We're the Ellarwi!

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 15:36

Posted by: riocaroni (317)

How many motorways are there in this country? Times that by the miles then times that by the verges and I can assure you it is not an insignificant number,

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 15:48

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9670)

But the fields on either side of the motorways, are a 'significant' number, many millions of times the area of those verges

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 16:45

Posted by: Pewfall (273) 

I've planted some mustard seeds today, bees flock to the bright yellow flowers. Will place next to this year's runner beans to get the bees to pollinate them. I wonder how many do-gooders so worried about bees bother to grow something for em? 1000 seeds in tesco for 85p.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 17:04

Posted by: PeterP (9386)

Riocaroni there are miles upon miles of motorway and it does not matter if the grass is 10ft tall along these motorways. It does matter if at a junction /slip road on a curve you cannot see standing traffic because of the tall grass.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 17:15

Posted by: riocaroni (317)

Every little helps said the monkey peeing in the sea?

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 17:21

Posted by: Platty (1345)

riocaroni: That reminds me of the article in the paper yesterday about men peeing in their gardens to keep the foxes at bay. They believe they are marking their territory and keeping the foxes at bay.

Is that what you do?

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 17:36

Posted by: broady (18187) 

Less than 10% of UK land is developed so why can the bees not live there. I look after my lawn ( no grass yet) so why should I let it resemble a jungle. I will plant flowers that are beneficial to bees though.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 17:43

Posted by: Platty (1345)

Canadian bees. Do they buzz in an accent?

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 17:54

Posted by: ena malcup (1120) 

Sci. Am. 207.79-87 (1962).

'Dialects in the language of bees'

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 18:00

Posted by: Platty (1345)

Well, broady, there we go.

My son still has snow, while you're waiting for your lawn, you can go round and shift his snow.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 18:18

Posted by: broady (18187) 

Mixed precipitation for the next few days and when it’s not that it’s rain. Myself and the farmers are ready for it. The plants will explode in growth. Just checked and there are 800 species of bees in Canada and 8 of those are on the endangered list. I don’t see very many.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 18:30
Last edited by broady: 6th May 2022 at 18:34:12

Posted by: riocaroni (317)

Platty sorry but we don't have any local foxes and if we had I wouldn't want to deter them?

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 20:09

Posted by: tomplum (9147) 

We have some here Rio, Its not surprising because there's a MacDonalds near and, the new craze is to get a drive out and fling the wrappings out of the window, the foxes smell the wrappings and go then hoping there is a morsel of food in there,

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 20:27

Posted by: Bruce Asher (24) 

Bruce Asher

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 20:48

Posted by: ena malcup (1120) 

Any of you ever read ' Ballad of the Belstone Fox'?

BBC, Radio4, 'Book at Bedtime ' featured it back in the 1970's.

At the time, I lived in Leicestershire, famous for fox hunting. (Quorn Hunt), which I think story was based on.

Def worth a read.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 20:50

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Posted by: Bruce Asher (22) View Bruce Asher's page

Bruce Asher

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 20:48

Bruce are you related to tomplum?

No rush

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 21:42
Last edited by First Mate: 6th May 2022 at 21:59:04

Posted by: chip pon (38)

In order to make chips, It is essential to cultivate the land and extract weeds, If we let the lands grow as nature intended, We could not supply food for the nation ,
insects will find other ways, Mow the grass, tend the verges and reap what you sow,
a good chip cannot grow from lazy farmers, heed Gaffer's thread of, " we are sleepwalking into deline "

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 22:04

Posted by: AngelWood (759)

A small section of my lawn is given over to wildflowers every year. I love the colours and the bees visit.

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 22:57

Posted by: tomplum (9147) 

here is my brothers Bee hive
we like Bees

Replied: 6th May 2022 at 23:11

Posted by: Pewfall (273) 

chip pon is spot on - i was so fortunate to get 56 lb bag of spuds from friend at a local farm this year, cost next to nothing but best chips/spuds i've had in years. Bag too many for us so we chopped / blanched / froze best home made chips going. For the bees today I put some extra mustard seeds on a bit damp kitchen roll at 4pm, they already sprouting now 8 hrs later.

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 01:52

Posted by: Owd Codger (775)

The Council cannot even be bothered to have someone cleaning the road signs, many of which are covered in dirt etc.

A reduction in Councillors allowances should provide enough finance to employ a person to do it!

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 08:00

Posted by: kathpressey (5469) 

Plymouth council have gone back to mowing this year because they ad so many complaints about estates looking a mess last year. My husband cuts out grass and if it was left to June it would be a hard job getting through it. I have a bee house which bees are moving into this week and plants around for them

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 08:15

Posted by: PeterP (9386)

My wife freaks out if any insect gets close to her. I scatter seeds every year in my gardens to attract bees etc but would not have a bug hotel. I cut both lawns if and when they need it normally just before green bin day

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 09:06

Posted by: tomplum (9147) 

if you like bees

grow sunflowers

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 11:35

Posted by: retep1949 (816)

I like bees and plant stuff to encourage them but for the last two years they have taken over the bird boxes and the usual blue tits have given up.Last year these bees were very aggressive and a nuisance.When I looked in the boxes there were wax moths grubs inside,I cleaned them out but earlier this year the bees were back and still aggressive,I have had to remove the bird boxes.

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 12:23

Posted by: tomplum (9147) 

If they made the bird box their nest, They will get aggressive to defend it, You probably did the best thing in removing it, they will find somewhere else because, bees are not aggressive by nature and it will stress them so, Moving them on was good action for all concerned,

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 12:05

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

Posted by: Bruce Asher (22) View Bruce Asher's page

Bruce Asher

please no more, I'm splitting my sides reading your comments.

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 12:45

Posted by: tonker (25246) 

(Comment removed because it broke the rules)

Replied: 10th May 2022 at 23:41

Posted by: Platty (1345)

Tonks: Think admin should put you down for some diversity indoctrination. Oh, that's right, they call it "teaching" now.

Very funny though.

Replied: 11th May 2022 at 09:54

Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

"Very funny though. "

It would appear Ron didn't think so.

Better of posting stuff like that elsewhere, where the admins turn a blind eye to racism. (some of them actually encourage it)

Replied: 11th May 2022 at 17:15

Posted by: tonker (25246) 

You see, the woke academics are promoting intersectionality based on the critical race theory.
This guides the human subconscious to include all colours and races in their thoughts.
By including a minority (?) race, by means of stated colour, I was complying with this format.
You never see an advert on TV, nowadays, which doesn't include people of diverse race and colour.
Apparently, not to include minorities in visual broadcasting is racist.
Does it not follow that reference to colour in my post was compliant and it's removal was a racist act?

Replied: 11th May 2022 at 18:17
Last edited by tonker: 11th May 2022 at 18:20:20

Posted by: Stardelta (9765)

Does anyone think that by reacting to the so called `Woke brigade` in the way that some do makes them just as contentious and therefore puts them on the same level?

It seems to be a case of `If they are going to behave like pillocks I am going to behave like a pillock, but........ because they behave like pillocks its ok for me to behave like a pillock`.

Those standing on the side-lines are thinking.......You are all just as big a pillock as they are!

Replied: 11th May 2022 at 18:40


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