BobTheGardener


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Climate Change?

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 15:54
jeninkent says:

@BobTheGardener


Citation, or this is pure armchair 'expertise.' And please don't tell me to 'Google it.'


See original post

 Certainly.  USGS:


http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/archive/2007/07_02_15.html


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:


https://www.bgs.ac.uk/downloads/start.cfm?id=432

Last edited: 28 November 2016 16:02:18

Climate Change?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 17:46

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.

New pond

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 23:13

Don't despair, GD.  Others have had similar problems and have overcome them. Hopefully, you'll get some inspiration from these links:


http://www.pondkeeper.co.uk/articles/pond-liner-pond-build-stage-c--smoothing-the-ground.asp


http://www.gardenguides.com/88217-make-pond-rocky-ground.html

up the garden parth

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 18:59

I can't remember what he called it, but search for 'self-binding gravel' and I'm sure you'll find the right stuff.

Cow manure

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 21:48

You can test it yourself using broad bean seeds, as described near the bottom of this page:


http://www.growyourown.info/page164.html

Last edited: 20 November 2016 21:50:02

First attempt at a leaf mould pen

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 17:47

Looking super, Ash!  I'm certain that you'll get some good stuff out of that.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 16:15

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.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 22:53

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!

Identify please

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 21:22

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.

Phormium

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 21:10

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.

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