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flower or weed?

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 15:51

Maybe this is a better picture 2 Wheel?  Thanks for your reply.

flower or weed?

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 10:21

I recently found this plant being smothered by two large penstemons.  It does not appear to have flowered this year and now it is in a pot looks like it is producing new growth.  I know someone on this site will be able to identify it - many thanks.


industrial use of greenfield site

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:36

Brilliant news, we have been told that the company planning on ruining our village has withdrawn their application because of contractual problems.  Make of that what you will!.  They did the same thing two years ago and withdrew their application.  However, so many people have pulled together to fight the smell, noise and lorries and are now aware of the problems we would face if it went ahead.  So, everyone is 'on their toes' just in case this company apply for something else on the land. 

No flowers on gladioli

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 16:08

How deep should they be planted please.

Lobelia fountain and bush

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 16:05

Verdun you have solved a query I had.  Spread lots of manure around an area of the garden last spring and have been inundated with lobelia plants which have been very pretty.  I didn't think they could be lobelia as thought it was just an annual bedding plant and the manure had been in sacks for several months.  Tried to pull several out of pots this morning but they didn't want to budge so, again, thought these are definitely not lobelia.  Can I assume then that these will appear again next year?

industrial use of greenfield site

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 14:54

Thanks for your words of encouragement CluelessGardner.  Not sure if the farmer is going to be mega rich if this goes ahead but the company running the site certainly will be - otherwise why put in a planning application.  If the lorries were just coming from West Sussex it might be a different matter as obviously it has to go somewhere, but, if we lose this battle, we will also have the rubbish from East Sussex, Hampshire and Kent.


industrial use of greenfield site

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 09:27

Thanks for your advice.  I hope to come back to you some time in the future and give you good news about the outcome.

industrial use of greenfield site

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:41

Thanks waterbutts and summerwine for your comments.  One, of many reasons, we don't want this development to go ahead, is that within a few miles there are two other sites, not compost, which emit pungent smells and release bioaerosols into the air which damage health.   The other sites are not particularly old but rumour has it that 'they' want to close the other compost sites as they are on smaller sites than the one in Ashington.  The proposed site here is larger and has room for expansion.

If this scheme is allowed to go ahead, our local RHS will no longer hold it's annual show as no-one will have an allotment to work on or want to be in their garden.


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 19:08

I find all background music unacceptable especially on gardening programmes.  Monty often mentions wildlife in his programme so why can't they record the bird song and play it back while he is speaking.

industrial use of greenfield site

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 19:01

I live in Ashington, West Sussex and love the clean air while working in my garden.  However, a local farmer has given permission to a company to build a compost site in our village which will operate Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6.30pm and Saturdays 8am - 1pm.  Obviously the company has had to apply for planning permission and we have until October to hopefully win our case. 

If the scheme goes ahead it will involve 56 huge lorries moving through our peaceful village every day, with closure of allotments and fishing lakes plus a privately owned garden centre and three stables unable to continue operating due to the horrendous smell and noise.

There will also be loss of enjoyment of the countryside and immense loss of habitat to wildlife.

Has anyone else had to fight a similar battle and how can you advise me so I do not lose the amenity of my garden being taken over by horrendous pungent and possibly harmful smells?

There are already compost sites operating in this area at only 60% capacity, so what is the point of opening another?

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will it grow in pots 
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flower or weed?

identification please 
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industrial use of greenfield site

Bioaerosols released into village 
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identification please

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help needed with identification

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