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Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:05

ladybirds mating?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:01

It must be the weather. I found another  pair "at it"


Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:57

I would like to see more of her. As well as coming over well, I gather she is very well educated (gardening wise) and not just an amateur who has picked it up along the way, as it were.

Before anyone jumps in, I dont have a problem with amateurs, some have a great deal of knowledge.

Charles Darwin was an amateur naturalist, and look what he did for increasing the scientific knowledge level.

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:53

I came across this last year. As I understand it, Glyphosate  is sprayed on to GM crops which are resistant to it as a weedkiller. All other weeds in the field are killed. BUT the GM crop absorbs some of the glyphosate.  Glyphosate is a hormone disrupter in humans, with all the problems that would entail.

So by eating GM produced food, you also eat some glyphosate.

As a gardener, I do not grow any GM crops. I only use glyphosate on land I want to clear, indeed it would kill any crop I grow. I got some on my wellies once and left a trail of dead grass footprints down the garden.

I'm not worried about it in my garden. I am worried about the use of GM crops in the general food chain. I wont touch anything with Soy in, because 95% of Soy is GM.

New beds and couch grass

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:33

Can you take cuttings of the new plants, grow on in new compost, discard old weed infested ones?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:14

Thats gorgeous, punkdoc.

 I see your blue poppies are blue. Mine has turned out purple. maybe hensol violet???

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:08

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:56

I have colour, but not all at the same time. As one bit fades, something else takes over. Oh to have a chelsea garden budget, where everything is at it peak.

ladybirds mating?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:54

 This morning on an apple leaf. The rear one is black with two red patches, the underneath one is red with lots of black spots. Are these the same species. ???

Judging from the jiggy jggy that was going on I guess these were mating.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:51

Sorry, I was having a blank bit then, thats THALICTRUM black stockings, not thunbergia

 I must need more coffee.

Lots of colour in your garden, Matt.

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