Posted: 30/06/2013 at 13:49
I used to patiently (!!??) wash used pots, then one year I just ould not, for a variety of reasons, and had no trouble - never done it again. I guess if you are running a nursery and making a living from plants you would, as you don't want to give your customers anything they don't want! For the rest of us I think it is probably not needful
I agree re pruning etc., love doing it - hate clearing up afterwards - if I strike lucky OH does it for me! At present it is all lovely, the sun is shining, the ground is damp enough so the weeds come out prety easily, , the roses are perfumed, the bees buzzing, the sweet peas almost overhwelming, the lily buds are fattening - the broad beans tasted wonderful, makes you realise just why we all do this crazy thing called gardening.