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Posted: 15/04/2016 at 11:14

The Tesco key ring tag is to enable customers to swipe it at the checkout without having to root though their purse/wallet to find the right card - it's not for ID.

Pond oxygenating plant leaves have been eaten

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 11:03

I've seen what I think are Diving Beetle larvae eating the leaves of oxygenators - they seem to grow back just fine.

I like the native hornwort - it's a brilliant oxygenator and settles in quickly, but it doesn't mind being radically thinned as necessary.

townie question

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 11:00

We used to play with it as children, weaving little baskets and mats. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 10:03

Lyn ((hugs))

I thought I'd read that you'd cancelled some paid for care because other funded care had been arranged?  What's going on???


Which brigade are you?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:56

We dug properly to create a veg patch when we moved here and since then we dig when we've had to remove tree roots invading the veg patch.  Hopefully that problem is over now, as the tree was poorly and had to go. 

Otherwise, a light forking over topped with lots of home made compost

Baby Bio for toms

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:38

I wouldn't give them Baby Bio - you want them to focus on flowering not growing leaves - and don't give Tomato Feed until the first truss has set.

I'd pop them in a sunny spot on days when the temperature is above 10C  - not sure if it's going to get there today tho' -  and then bring them in at night. 

EU bans glyphosate

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:33


Info here on the use of glyphosate to hasten crop ripening - if you scroll down to the bit about residues in food you'll find that wholemeal bread contains higher residues than white - obvious really. 

So those of us who want nice healthy wholemeal bread will have to pay up and eat organic


and that information was published by the company promoting its use.

To weed or not to weed? That is the question

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Improvements are afoot Lyn .......... don't think it'll be long now

EU bans glyphosate

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:20

As for the lack of 'hard evidence either way' regarding the carcinogenic properties of glyphosate ....... wasn't that what the tobacco companies used to say about cigarettes?

EU bans glyphosate

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:19

I weed with a hoe

My big concern about glyphosate is that it is routinely sprayed onto grain and other seed crops shortly before harvest to hasten ripening. 

I'm not keen to eat bread, porridge and vegetable oil etc containing glyphosate. 

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