A VILLAGE horticultural society that nearly disappeared has found the green shoots
of recovery and celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Despite the claims that we are seeing the green shoots
of recovery, unemployment is still soaring and it's not like there's some magical slush fund in the bank to dip into.
Economists arguing over whether Britain is experiencing a v-shaped, w-shaped or even the dreaded l-shaped recession would do well to cast their net at the country's suburban shopping parades to judge whether there really are any green shoots
NO one is predicting when the green shoots
of economic recovery will emerge.
Mr Mullins said: "These are undoubtedly difficult trading conditions, but we are seeing green shoots
As for Baroness Vadera, she said she saw green shoots
in the economy, immediately qualifying her words with "but it's too soon to say".
THE green shoots
of recovery are peeking through on Setanta TV, right in time for the Baftas.
Speke is at present showing a few green shoots
of recovery after many years of neglect and any siting of a camp/hostel for these people, who are supposedly to be sent packing (because they've failed in their bids to stay here) would be extremely damaging to the areas potential for further growth.
As soon as some hapless politician stands up and says they can see green shoots
that suggest the economy is going to be just fine in next to no time an alternative opinion is expressed, often by the governor of the Bank of England, that green shoots
are a fantasy and we are in for a long haul out of this recession.
Sir Stuart said he was "not in green shoots
mode" over the prospects of a recovery in the retail sector, but he said "we have reached a plateau".
THEboss of banking giant HSBC played down talk of green shoots
, despite revealing bumper results.
The peer, a senior Treasury adviser to Gordon Brown before joining the Government, said: "I am seeing a few green shoots
but it's a little bit too early to say exactly how they'd grow.
The slowdown on the high street is now very apparent, but against all odds, manufacturing is showing green shoots
The move could signal the Bank is in "wait and see" mode as it judges the strength of possible green shoots
in the economy, following better news from many industry surveys and the housing market.
One of the most notorious quotes of the 1991 recession was by the former Chancellor, Norman Lamont, when he said he could see "the green shoots
of economic spring".