As the Continuous Insurance Enforcement law to tackle uninsured motoring reaches its one year anniversary, statistics show that there is still work to be done as there are an estimated 1.2 million uninsured drivers on our roads. Under the scheme it is an offence to be the keeper of an uninsured vehicle, even if it is not on the road.
You can find more advice and check if your vehicle is on the Motor Insurance Database by visiting www.askMID.com. You don’t even have to be driving to be caught. Stay Insured. Stay Legal.
Ros Connors joined me on Drivetime, as she reports…
The Royal Horticulture Societity (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is currently presenting the floral ploom in London. Sharon has been so excited about this delightful event
Shron has spoken about the plant of the year. Listen live
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Plant of the Year 2012 announced
Foxglove Digitalis Illumination Pink (‘Tmdgfp001′) is hailed RHS Plant of the Year 2012
Tropical-looking foxglove Digitalis Illumination Pink (‘Tmdgfp001′) takes the deserved title of RHS Plant of the Year 2012.
The peachy-pink flowered perennial was the overwhelming winner voted for by members of RHS plant committees. It was said to be impossible to breed this foxglove but Thompson & Morgan took on the challenge in 2006 and crossed Digitalis(Isoplexis) canariensis with Digitalis purpurea to achieve this exotic looking garden gem. The multi-branching spikes display flowers from June to November which are said to be a magnet for bees.
RHS President Elizabeth Banks will present the trophy to Thompson & Morgan on Tuesday 22 May at 10.40 at the Plant of the Year display in the Great Pavilion. (GPG 10).
Dianthus Memories (‘WP11 Gwe04′) from Whetman Pinks with its stiking white, strongly perfumed flowers and grey foliage took second place while third went to JS Pennings ‘De Bilt’ for its double-flowered dark blue Hyacinthus orientalis ’Royal Navy’.
For more information go to www.rhs.org.uk
Sharie Griffiths had a special guest Ben Shaughnessy from Range in West Thurrock Retail Park
There is a special discount currently on Garden Furniture & he has just joined the Radio Station – well done Ben & welcome
What a beautiful day lets hope we can keep our sunnies on and finally enjoy some warm weather – long may it laast!
The exciting news is the Karis May Darling Foundation has launched its auction site, I know this site will have some brillant items up for auction and will have many one offs with often signed items. They have close links with some celebraties and footballers so please watch this space & add it to your favourites to regularly whats up for auction
You can listen to the interview with kerri & Jane from the Karis May Darling Foundation Here
Please make a donation – every penny counts – this is supporting a local charity for our local community
Karis May Darling Foundation
Our goals are to provide support and opportunity for under privileged children through performing arts and sports, provide local community professional coaching through the foundation, raise awareness of organ donation. Karis saved 5 lives and families from suffering.
Many people have and will continue to write that any form of activity be it sport or the arts develops people’s minds, character and provides an outlet that allows children to express themselves in a controlled environment. Sports and the arts provides discipline, camaraderie and respect amongst your team / class and any against the members of the teams etc you compete against. The Karis May Foundation is proud to be one that functions to show families that there is an opportunity to allow their child to begin his / her sporting career. This may well unearth hidden talents – you never know it could be your child.
I am carrying out this challenge to walk 65 miles in 3 days with a full bergen weighing 55 kilo to raise as much money as i can for our foundation, as a former Coldstream Guard and Afghanistan Veteran i will need all my former skills to succeed.
the dates are the 8th june till the 10th of june
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
follow us on facebook(luke oliver seeley) and twitter(lukey3549) training for the march for karis is going to start soon going to be doing a lot of weighted marching around essex in the build up to the main day so please show your support or feel free to join me on one of my many training walks
Listen online now to the interview with Sharon White from Allium Garden & Property Services I met Sharon White our Gardening Guru early this morning in her potting shed, what a wet few days it has been!
10 05 2012 allium
Sharonhas spoken today about what to do in the garden and what fruit and vegetable to grow. This is a really handy week by week guide for the advanced enthusiast and the budding beginner of what to do in the garden.
Listen online now to the interview with Sharon White from Allium Garden & Property Services Contact email@example.com or 0780 66 300 12
Plant up hanging baskets and leave them in a sheltered spot before hanging fully outside
Plant out potted alliums in groups to add interest to flowerbeds
Prune spring-flowering shrubs immediately after flowering. Such as forsythia, ribes, chameleons
Regularly water newly newly planted trees, roses, shrubs and hedging
Finish Planting out gladioli corns in groups of drifts in boarders
Spread shredded bark mulches around established shrubs and trees to conserve soil moisture and suppress weeds
Feed tulips & spring bulbs
Tie in new shoots of blackberries and cane fruits to support wirer’s
Sow sweetcorn in deep pots, raising strong young plants to transport into the garden in June
Pinch off strawberry runners as soon as they develop, to stop them competing with developing fruit for nutrients
Earth up soil around emerging shoots which encourages higher yields
Sow seeds of the following croups outside this week, radish, spring onions, coriander, parsley and chives
Out up shading to reflect scorching sunlight and keep temperatures down
Open all vents on warm days, but close again in the evening
Order plug plants and seedlings by post, and pot up as soon as they arrive
Take leaf cuttings from house-plants, including African Violets, begonias and Cape primrose
Hang yellow sticky traps over plants to catch whitefly and flying pests
Sow seeds of herbs such as parsley, chives, coriander, garlic, basil. Dill, fennel, mint, thyme, sage, and lovage
Plant tender crops outside, covering them with cloches when night temperature fall
Dig out perennial weeds such as couch grass and bindweed, from boarders as soon as you spot them.
Wash dust off the foliage of house-plants, and apply leaf shine product to leafy plants
Take cuttings from hydrangeas, fuchsias, and penstemons, using the soft shoot tips
Feed house-plants weekly from now to autumn
I have also had guests Ray Ward -Senior Partner & Penny Cook Business Development Partner from Herrongate Wood, They are a family funeral directors & Woodland Cementary. Their statement is ‘Rest forever in a Bluebell Wood’.
They offer a natural green burial in a bluebell wood. Currently all that pre-book will get a £25.00 donation from the funeral directors to St Luke’s Hospice.
Today they are at the Beehive centre on the 17th May
Burials – cremation – Ashes Burial 01277 633 085 www.green-burial.co.uk