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In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 12:39

Perhaps we should leave the UN?  It's the Stockholm Convention that has banned many pesticides.  (Tongue in Cheek smiley needed )

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_Convention_on_Persistent_Organic_Pollutants

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 11:27

Pdoc posted this, but somehow it ended up on the Espresso thread (well, I s'pose espresso is French).

I've copied it to here - hope that's ok?

punkdoc wrote (see)

Not been posting on any threads for a while, but this one has got me "twitching".

Hosta asked about evidence yesterday, re car manufacturers etc. BMW have warned workers at its British factories that they would reconsider UK manufacturing, in the event of BREXIT, as have Honda and Toyota,

The USA has clearly stated, that they would much rather deal with a combined EU, rather than with us as a separate entity.

I have no wish to build a wall around us, with a keep out sign.

Years and years of uncertainty, the Swiss are still trying to sort out trade agreements 17 years after starting negotiations.

It is so much easier to negotiate from the inside.

 

Espresso Machine for Garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 11:22

Pdoc  

Did you mean your post to go on this thread? http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/in-or-out-of-the-eu-garden/932090-6.html

Birds and palm tree

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:50
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Are they actually causing any "harm" ?

IMHO most palms have dead foliage further down, which will, in time, fall off.

I can't imagine they're doing anything other than speeding up this process and making lovely nests at the same time.

I'd leave them all to it it they were in my garden.

I agree ... they'll do no harm ... enjoy watching them.

Bluebells?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:39

I've been enjoying the gorse flowers - there's lots on the light soil along the East Anglian coast - they've been blooming all winter but just now the bushes are absolutely covered

Pruning climbing rose

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:08

I think they mean you to remove last years leaves in order to prevent possible re-infection by blackspot.

This winter has been so mild that many of last year's leaves haven't died back and new leaves for this year are already growing.

I would only remove (and burn) any leaves that show signs of disease, like these ones

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/102562.jpg?width=508&height=350&mode=max

 

Crocus fail :-(

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:01

Highly unlikely that crocuses have greenfly, especially this weather.  Spraying (against anything) won't stop them flopping - in fact it's more likely to exacerbate it as the likely cause is the weight of rain on the blooms.  

It's just the wrong sort of weather

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:57

House prices in the UK are the result of Conservative governments (notably that lead by MT) who promoted the Right to Buy and prevented local authorities from re-investing the monies in houses to rent - this was done as it was believed that home-owners were more likely to vote Tory.  This, coupled with the encouragement of Buy to Let for investment has priced many hard working younger people out of the housing market.

It is not a result of EU policy. 

Quickest way to raise peonies from seeds please

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:43

Aym - don't waste your money on dodgy seeds from ebay - if you want tree peony seeds I'm sure Nut will send you some later this year  She has some beautiful tree peonies. 

You have discovered this thread haven't you?

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/seed-and-plant-swap-2016/895135.html

You can put in requests if you don't see what you want

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:44

The countries that have re-introduced border controls are not 'ignoring the edicts of the EU'.

"If there is a serious threat to public policy or internal security, a Schengen country may exceptionally temporarily reintroduce border control at its internal borders for, in principle, a limited period of no more than thirty days. If such controls are reintroduced, the other Schengen countries, the European Parliament and the Commission should be informed, as should the public."

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/schengen/index_en.htm

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