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messageStop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by Louisa 25 March, 2009 16:25

This is just a little message to anyone out there stupid enough to think that these wonderful flowers are purely meant for your soul enjoyment only, well THEY ARE NOT! I have walked across GG twice this week and seen some ignorant buggers walking up and down picking flowers with their kids, I ignored it at first but when I saw someone doing on the Rye this morning that was the final straw. They told me to mind my own so I got my phone out and got hold of the Southwark Park Wardens people and reported the incident. Please leave the daff's alone!

Louisa.

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Posted by Huggers 25 March, 2009 16:43

and while we're at it can people stop 'recycling' food in the park- sometimes great vats of boloignaise in huge heaps in PRye and bread all over GG- the only kind of wildlife it is benefiting is the kind of wildlife you really don't want to know.

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Posted by louisiana 25 March, 2009 17:25

Louisa Wrote:
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> This is just a little message to anyone out there
> stupid enough to think that these wonderful
> flowers are purely meant for your soul enjoyment
> only, well THEY ARE NOT! I have walked across GG
> twice this week and seen some ignorant buggers
> walking up and down picking flowers with their
> kids, I ignored it at first but when I saw someone
> doing on the Rye this morning that was the final
> straw. They told me to mind my own so I got my
> phone out and got hold of the Southwark Park
> Wardens people and reported the incident. Please
> leave the daff's alone!
>
> Louisa.

So you are getting hot under the collar about a few daffs, but care past caring about global warming/climate change/peak oil/the end of civilisation as we know it?
http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/read.php?5,247728

Glad to see you've got your priorities sorted out.

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by SimonM 25 March, 2009 17:53

Where on earth does Louisa say she does not care, or is past caring, about global warming/climate control?

And why is it not possible to care about the local theft and vandalism of daffodils - which by the way will probably prevent them blooming in future years - at the same time as global issues?

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SimonM

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by Mikecg 25 March, 2009 17:57

I agree with Louisa the parents are being a bit selfish for sure I would'nt let my kids pick them.

Louisa I love your attitude if more people had the guts maybe the country woud be in a better state.

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by SeanMacGabhann 25 March, 2009 18:04

Quote:
Where on earth does Louisa say she does not care, or is past caring, about global warming/climate control?

Well, here for a start.

But she has on many an occassion argued for building more roads - through your house if it's what it takes

And besides, if some single mother of 4 decides to save money by not spending what she doesn't have on flowers who are we to judge? Some people in Dulwich seem happy to waste money it seems to me. I mean her.. I mean...

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Posted by bigbadwolf 25 March, 2009 18:06

Yeah and when it snows don't be such a selfish bunch of arseholes and make snowmen or have snow fights, leave it on the ground for everyone to enjoy!

Global warming affects all of us so take shorter breaths so there's more oxygen to go round!

JESUS BLOODY WEPT LOUISA, GET A GRIP!!!

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by *Bob* 25 March, 2009 18:07

Mikecg Wrote:
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> Louisa I love your attitude if more people had the
> guts maybe the country woud be in a better state.

I agree. There'd be daffodils everywhere, lining every road from John O' Groats to Lands End. People of every race, colour and creed, old and young, would put aside petty squabbles and join hands in togetherness, embracing shared goals and common dreams.

One World. One Dream. Louisa's Dream.

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by Mikecg 25 March, 2009 18:13

That would be great *Bob* and until I started primary school that was how I envisaged the world.

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by Jeremy 25 March, 2009 18:39

*Bob* Wrote:
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> People of every race, colour and creed, old and
> young, would put aside petty squabbles and join
> hands in togetherness

Don't forget members of the afterlife also...

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by BigPhil 25 March, 2009 18:39

Ive always found a good place for good flowers is brompton cemetery.

I agree with louisa " stop picking from the display beds in the parks"

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Posted by bigbadwolf 25 March, 2009 18:40

Ha ha. That was good Jeremy.

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by Michael Palaeologus 25 March, 2009 18:42

Have a stroll around Nunhead Cemetary - loads of people just dump flowers up there.

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by Louisa 25 March, 2009 18:43

Sorry but Global Warming is happening and I think you want to blame anyone blame those who started the industrial revolution, it has been proven time and time again that emissions from cars make up a tiny percentage of total Co2 emissions each year, and no offence but turning off the odd lightbulb here and there once in a while is just pure fantasy and self fulfillment on behalf of a bunch of people who think they are doing all of us a favour, when it's actually just a wee bit too late.

However, back on topic, coming along and vandalising a public park which is for the use of all of us and doing it so blatantly in broad daylight in front of everyone is just out of line. And judging by the people i've seen doing it so far (buggaboo owning types, mummys jogging in groups with other mummys holding prams) i'd say that the 'single mum of 4' line is probably as far from the truth as you can get. If you want some daffs, go to the bloody flower shop, leave the living ones alone!

*Bob* join in my dream, we can make it happen if we just say NO to daffodil pickers up and down the public parks through this land.

Louisa.

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Posted by Ann 25 March, 2009 18:58

Has anyone noticed that the ones in the previously fenced off area are flourishing more than the Roundabout end? I noticed this last year and wondered if there was an explanation. Also you can buy a bunch of Daffs for 1 and John Alan's. My son bought me two bunches for Mothers Day and thay are very, very lovely indeed!

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Posted by Louisa 25 March, 2009 19:09

Hear Hear Ann! I bought some daffs out of an M&S Simply Food in Greenwich few weeks ago for 99p and they are now in bloom, wonderful! I agree the ones closer to the roundabout are the ones suffering this year, that is probably because they are near the gates and the footpath and people tend to pick these ones first. I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw this lady picking them and putting them in her hair last week, I thought the whole hippy thing went out in the 60's!

(p.s I bet dead people wouldnt damage the daffs!)

Louisa.

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Posted by Claire29 25 March, 2009 20:01

I can't belive people are getting so hot and bothered about flowers! I agree it's not right to pick flowers, but I certainly wont be losing any sleep over the missing flowers from the park tonight!

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Posted by Louisa 25 March, 2009 20:09

Claire, maybe it's nothing to you, but people who are paying council tax to help the council provide us with a decent environment to live in might just be a little bit p*ssed off at the thought we are having our money p*ssed up the wall by a bunch of losers who see no problem in vandalising a public park for all our enjoyment. You are exactly the type who would walk on by and let it happen and sod everyone else, well I cant and wont do that so sorry if you find it offensive that some of us locally give a flying f*ck about the state of the local environment!

Louisa.

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Posted by Claire29 25 March, 2009 20:13

WOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!! I find it hard that you can decide what type of person I am from an opionion i express! I've got more important things in my life to worry about like kids/money/health etc. The next toddle I see picking off a flower for his mum, I will make sure I tell him off for been so naughty!

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Posted by Louisa 25 March, 2009 20:51

Ermm I didnt shout at the child involved because that would be stupid, but the parent surely knows the difference between right and wrong and if not is it any wonder kids grow up without any respect for public property? Good, glad you worry about your life so much, but maybe you should pay a little time respecting the rest of the community by putting people in their places rather than trivialising the issue.

Louisa.

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Posted by SimonM 25 March, 2009 22:14

>> Quote:
Where on earth does Louisa say she does not care, or is past caring, about global warming/climate control?


Well, here for a start. <<


ER no she does *not*!smiling smiley

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SimonM

messageRe: Stop picking daffodils from GG and Peckham Rye Park!!
Posted by Fuschia 25 March, 2009 22:28

I think it's very rude for parents to allow their children to pick flowers in the parks! One or two, before you can stop them, maybe, but it's not right to condone the practice.

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Posted by tommy 25 March, 2009 22:30

Actually agree in this case - its akin to saying I'm not going to bother over graffiti or littering in my neighbourhood. Its all of our jobs to show some community spirit

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Posted by bawdy-nan 25 March, 2009 22:33

You do have to tell your kids not to pick the flowers - they think thats what they are there for but a few instructions on how they wither once picked, how if you leave them where they are everyone can look at them (its like sharing etc) means eventually you won't have to intervene all the time and they'll start gathering you garlands of broken twigs, moss and flowers already crushed underfoot ...

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Posted by JetSetWilly 26 March, 2009 01:01

although they are growing in a park and were no doubt planted, technically you could argue the daffs are growing in the wild and it is believe it or not illegal to pick them.
so all you flower pickers out if the doorbell goes before dawn, you,ll know who it is.

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Posted by antijen 26 March, 2009 01:38

One rule for all regardless of the little girl being took to see her granny who is expected to die by the end of the week,{the granny} look mummy, please can I pick that flower for grannie, no its illegal says the mum, but mum you couldnt buy the 99p ones cause you used your money to pay your bus fare and that flower is the exact same as the one on grannys curtains, maybe it will cheer her up, no child theres people in this area who are extrmely worried about there daffs and wouldnt believe us if we said we didnt have 99p, Please mummy, oh ok but look out for the hidden cameras. later that day granny dies, after a long day at last the child and her mum sleeps but is woke early, the doorbell.

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Posted by first mate 26 March, 2009 08:02

I'm with Louisa on this. The flowers on GG have been planted for the enjoyment of all, not the use of a few. If the flowers are picked the impact is lost. Leave the flowers alone.

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Posted by Moos 26 March, 2009 08:24

And while we're at it, the holly at Christmas time too.

Although why the debate has shifted onto telling your kids not to do it, I'm not sure. The OP stated 'ignorant buggers ... picking flowers with their kids', not kids being allowed to pick flowers while with their parents.

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Posted by Mark 26 March, 2009 08:35

I'm with Louisa on this too (not the ghosts, climate changes etc etc) the daffs are for everyone to appreciate, we all understand they're simple pleasure and it's a shame that that pleasure is reduced because of a selfish few.

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Posted by candj 26 March, 2009 09:05

Ditto what Mark said.

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