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Fish pond filters

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 07:21

Can't help you with your query - but here's your old thread 

Good luck 

Not a good day today

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 06:49

I had a bit of a day of it yesterday too,  so sharing ((hugs))  - let's hope for a brighter day today 

I'm not me anymore!

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 06:46

Oooh ........ changes ............. I'll do my best ................ 

Hello Cloggie 

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 06:44

Good morning all  G'day Pat   How's the knitting coming along?

Lots to do in the garden this weekend if we're going to get down to Hosta's at the beginning of June!

Tomatoes to pot on, tree to plant, lawns to mow at least a couple of times, beds to enlarge and edges to do, sweet corn to plant out, beans to sow ............ shall I risk planting the squashes out too?  Oh yes, and broccoli to pull up and more annuals to sow ....... and I'm sure that's only half of it ...... we're a bit behind 'cos of all the other stuff that's been going on.  

We spent a while yesterday evening watching the blue tits hoovering up the aphids from Rosa Bonica below their nest box and taking them in to feed the family - can't see an aphid there this morning 

Plant identity

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 06:30

Is the stem 'square-ish'? 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:51

Yes Fidget, I've got one open and so has Wonky - we'll do some photos when we get a moment 

Glyphosate alternative

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:35

He is concerned about GM - his feeling is that the technique could be useful, but should be restricted so that not all modifications could be used at once - he believes that this would avoid the risk of 'super plants' being developed which would become 'monstrous' and invasive with no way of getting rid of them - however as he says, that would mean trusting the people who are developing the GM plants ... 


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:38

A lovely shrub - worth waiting for 

Hostafan ....

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:30

It is, isn't it Verdun - bought from Woottens about a month ago when it was just breaking the soil surface 

Glyphosate alternative

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:27

I spoke with my brother on this very subject the other day - he is a farmer - he insists that profit margins in agriculture are so low that over-treating with glyphosate is a big No-No.  He says that on his acreage it would be enough to make a crop unprofitable and he is very strict with his workers that instructions and guidelines must be adhered to - the amounts to be used are calculated by computer programme and if the amount used/coverage/acreage don't tally there's 'Hell to Pay'.

Of course, not everyone may be as rigorous as my brother.  As he says, he feeds his family on the crops he produces - he doesn't want to use any more chemicals than absolutely necessary. 

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