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Lets Go To War!

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 10:29

The byline of the Problem Solving section includes a rather startling

reference to going to war with "weeds", "bugs" et all.

To my mind this represents a very unhealthy and non ecological approach

to gardening now being promoted by Gardeners World and a tacit endorsement

of widespread application of the insanely huge selection of very expensive 

and dangerous agrochemicals such as herbicides and pesticides weighing down 

the shelves of garden centres the length and breadth of the UK.

Talkback: Yarrow

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 10:14
I agree totally Amanda-Plant. Gardeners World seems to have become
much more "Roundup Ready" since the days of Geoff Hamilton for some reason.

His writing on weeds and weed control is well worth revisiting.
e.g. "Successful Organic Gardening" from 1987

Talkback: Stinging nettles

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 20:30
Is are the gardners world control freaks sponsored by Monsanto?

Nettles are a tremendous resource and folk
should think themselves lucky to have them.

They make tremendous fertiliser tea and can easily
be controlled by regular harvesting.
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