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Mike. Maybe it's right, maybe it's wrong, but I always act on instinct.
Agree with you Mike. Instinct ......maybe it's impulse or arrogance (heaven forbid) ....determines what amd when I do things. With some logic too,'of course
The BBC and computer modeling about changing weather!
My granddad says, always ask "WHO" is making money out of any scare story etc before you believe any of their fables!
All these scares have already been reported in his lifetime!
There was floods, famine, pestilence and lots more to be read in the bible!
He says there was terrible weather during the FWW!
Also towards the end of the 2nd WW the summer weather was terrible and well into the late forties and early fifties!
Then in the late seventies and early eighties the chancers said we were going into another" ice age", when it didn't happen they came up with "global warming" as a way of making money out of the gullible.
When the whole world did not turn into a desert they changed it to "Climate change"a catch all so that they said winters would be warmer and wetter and summers would be cooler and wetter also!
And it is us plebs who pay for their excesses!
Jimmy..........I think Mike was simply saying that given the changes in weather patterns, etc. ( noticeable to many gardeners even in the last 20 years or so ), the "old" rules about when and how to do many gardening jobs don't necessarily apply now. Most gardeners have always used their instinct along with the proven methods and will continue to do so.
Climate change/Global warming or however you wish to describe it is a contentious issue for many...........scientific evidence is still coming to the fore ..........whether we choose to accept or not is plainly up to us. Statistics can always be manipulated to prove or disprove a theory. However, in my experience, the weather patterns are very definitely changing and so a different approach to dealing with what is happening in your garden is a sensible and valid suggestion.
I don't think Mike was trying to make a political point.......just suggesting that we "go with the flow" so to speak