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by Sorcery
August 19th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Economy
Topic: Eurozone and Target 2 monopoly
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: Eurozone and Target 2 monopoly

Germany makes a tractor, Greek Farmer wants a tractor & seeks loan from Greek Bank, Greek Bank has no liquidity, German Bank lends to Greek Bank who loans money to Greek farmer. Greek Bank presumably gets its loan repaid + interest. German bank gets nothing but a call on the Eurozone (whatever ...
by Sorcery
August 16th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Economy
Topic: Eurozone and Target 2 monopoly
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: Eurozone and Target 2 monopoly

Target 2 is entirely sustainable because the 'debt' is just a balancing figure in the bank accounting. Since central banks can create their own equity if they want to, it ain't a problem. That's the advantage of having your balance sheet denominated in your own liabilities. Always remember that whe...
by Sorcery
August 14th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Economy
Topic: Eurozone and Target 2 monopoly
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Eurozone and Target 2 monopoly

Picked this link up from John Enright in the Telegraph comments. It's a nearly 30min video of a German economist(?) describing Target 2 to a New Zealand audience. Fairly scary in that Target 2 looks like an unsustainable process which means it will go pop perhaps with the Euro. https://www.youtube.c...
by Sorcery
August 12th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Mystery plant
Replies: 13
Views: 2596

Re: Mystery plant

The plant reminds me of a wild cabbage that arrived unexpectedly in my garden in the wasteland created by digging out a swimming pond. Mine was over 1.5m tall and was possibly a Jersey Cabbage see : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassica_oleracea If it is that, it's biennial so perhaps flowers next ...
by Sorcery
July 30th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Potted plant watering
Replies: 5
Views: 2814

Re: Potted plant watering

Got a chance to test my suggestion of putting pots with plants into large storage boxes partially filled with water. Unfortunately they arrived in the post a day before departure as plugs. So put the plugs into 5 inch pots with compost, watered them, and put them into the storage boxes outside. Aski...
by Sorcery
July 30th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Wildlife meadows
Replies: 20
Views: 3279

Re: Wildlife meadows

Sorry, been away so no chance to offer my thanks, so thanks for all the suggestions for apps and books. One book that I had forgotten about and renewed my acquaintance with while away, is Roger Phillips "Wild Flowers of Britain" published by Pan Books. Good in that it offers a photograph o...
by Sorcery
July 23rd, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Wildlife meadows
Replies: 20
Views: 3279

Re: Wildlife meadows

Then one that had me laughing afterwards. An oldish retired fella had volunteered for the task of restoring wild flowers to 60 acres of calcareous grassland. He had been doing it unpaid for 17 years. As far as one could tell he had been planting cowslips only. End result grass + lots of cowslips. G...
by Sorcery
July 18th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Wildlife meadows
Replies: 20
Views: 3279

Re: Wildlife meadows

Hi Sorcery, knapweed is poisonous to horses and as I have several friends who ride and often pop in for a cuppa and use a path that borders the meadow I get rid of the knapweed. It's left where the horses are unable to reach it. One other plant I'be now identified is mullein, never noticed it befor...
by Sorcery
July 17th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Wildlife meadows
Replies: 20
Views: 3279

Re: Wildlife meadows

Hi Sorcery, knapweed is poisonous to horses and as I have several friends who ride and often pop in for a cuppa and use a path that borders the meadow I get rid of the knapweed. It's left where the horses are unable to reach it. One other plant I'be now identified is mullein, never noticed it befor...
by Sorcery
July 16th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Wildlife meadows
Replies: 20
Views: 3279

Re: Wildlife meadows

I didn't see the programme but this post prompted me to go for a walk around our meadow area. We have skylarks nest here each year so don't cut until they've hatched and gone. Around the edges there were various types of trefoils and vetches, plenty of common orchids, campions red and white, knapwe...
by Sorcery
July 15th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Wildlife meadows
Replies: 20
Views: 3279

Re: Wildlife meadows

However, I am wary of just spreading wild flowers. I recall buying a packet of wild flower seed with a warning on the back that it should not be spread in the wild - I could not imagine why not. The principle constituent seemed to be red campion, which has now become an invasive menace in one of my...
by Sorcery
July 14th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Wildlife meadows
Replies: 20
Views: 3279

Wildlife meadows

Did anyone see Gardeners world on Friday 12th July at 21:00? All about creating wild spaces in gardens for wildflowers. Not sure the program was meant to be intentionally funny but that's how it came across to me, but bear in mind I am an untutored amateur of about six years. The first 2/3 meadows &...
by Sorcery
July 14th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Potted plant watering
Replies: 5
Views: 2814

Re: Potted plant watering

I haven't tried bottles but have used storage boxes with some success. I buy shallow storage boxes (say 6 inches deep) for around £4.50, put the pot into the box and fill the box with water up to about 1 inch to to 2 inches depending on the size of the pot. Seems to work for around a week. It may be...
by Sorcery
June 4th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Bees like my cotoneaster
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Bees like my cotoneaster

As a matter of interest, which varieties of cotoneaster are people growing? I used to have cotoneaster horizontalis growing up part of the front of my house, though I cut it down several years ago as it had become an inpenetrable thicket. I also used to have an eucalyptus tree which was covered in ...
by Sorcery
June 3rd, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Bees like my cotoneaster
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Bees like my cotoneaster

As a matter of interest, which varieties of cotoneaster are people growing? I used to have cotoneaster horizontalis growing up part of the front of my house, though I cut it down several years ago as it had become an inpenetrable thicket. I also used to have an eucalyptus tree which was covered in ...
by Sorcery
June 3rd, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Bees like my cotoneaster
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Bees like my cotoneaster

While some other plants in the garden look pollen-filled and inviting, bees here ignore them and are absolutely besotted by my stretch of cotoneaster. But when I have a closer look, the latter is still a collection of small round red buds with nothing particularly inviting. Bees can obviously see/s...
by Sorcery
April 27th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Do posts get pulled without explanation?
Replies: 17
Views: 1785

Re: Do posts get pulled without explanation?

It's just happened to me again! I didn't follow my own advice about saving to notepad. :( Another reply (in this case the climate protest thread). A long reply was typed and when I tried to preview it, found I was logged out, re-logged in and there was the text I was quoting minus all the text I had...
by Sorcery
April 24th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Do posts get pulled without explanation?
Replies: 17
Views: 1785

Re: Do posts get pulled without explanation?

I quoted 3 people's responses to something I had previously posted and took some time to write. I believe I saw it after posting, today I can't. I've just taken a look through the mod-logs for the past week, and there's been nothing removed of yours at all other than a post-deletion you did yoursel...
by Sorcery
April 23rd, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Do posts get pulled without explanation?
Replies: 17
Views: 1785

Do posts get pulled without explanation?

RS: Moved from Room 101. NB this is not a thread on moderation! I know I often make mistakes posting and the post gets lost, not exactly sure how but it happens. This one was one I posted around this time 21:00 to 22:30 yesterday on the polite discussions board in the thread "The withdrawal ag...
by Sorcery
November 20th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: ECJ capacity ruling
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

Re: ECJ capacity ruling

dspp, Thanks for that, very informative. I think I have slept on this twice now and I'm still not sure why you started this thread and appear to want posts of a certain type circumscribed. I don't really understand either how you can afford the time to be a moderator here given your directors role &...

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