jeninkent says:@BobTheGardenerCitation, or this is pure armchair 'expertise.' And please don't tell me to 'Google it.'See original post
Citation, or this is pure armchair 'expertise.' And please don't tell me to 'Google it.'
Google is only useful if you are able to eliminate results based on 'armchair' science, of course.
Edit: Oops, just spteed Ob has already posted that one. This one is from the British equiuvalent and is a peer-reviewed paper:
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The contribution of CO2 from volcanoes is less than 1% of that from humans burning fossil fuel. This gives some perspective to the huge amount of damage we are causing, all by our little selves.
Don't despair, GD. Others have had similar problems and have overcome them. Hopefully, you'll get some inspiration from these links:
I can't remember what he called it, but search for 'self-binding gravel' and I'm sure you'll find the right stuff.
You can test it yourself using broad bean seeds, as described near the bottom of this page:
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Looking super, Ash! I'm certain that you'll get some good stuff out of that.
The weather wasn't as bad as expected so planted another 250 bulbs today, mainly species tulips. Like Terry, I also found some bulbs which had been forgotten about! Those looked in good nick so am hopeful that they will come up in spring.
Looks like you're getting the brunt of it GD and it's heading for southern England. Stay safe indoors - those winds are being estimated to reach 80mph!
I'm at a bit of a loss too. The way the leaves join the roots and the roots themselves, remind me very much of leeks.
That's going to take a lot of hard work! Start by removing the leaves using very sharp secateurs or even a stanley knife - they are tough and fibrous (its common name is New Zealand flax and flax is used to make rope!) I would dig a trench all around it, then start working under it, severing roots with a sharp spade etc. as you go. A mattock would probably be my tool of choice for attacking the roots.