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Hester Scott

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How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 18:55

Not totally convinced about the complete safety of Round up.  I carefully spot treated celandine, one of my bugbears, and I am pretty sure it saw off bulbs under the soil. Would hate to be dragged into court by Monsanto, tho'. 

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:22

When I said first reference I wasn't right. I mean the one about possible financial reward.

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:18

Well put, Fairygirl.  The first comment re the bulb planter unnecessary .  I never even noticed the implement anyway.   What I was wondering was the value of lengthy clip demonstrating spring seed sowing, now that we are October.

Monty Don

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 22:18

And maybe they don't.

Talkback: Magpies

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:45

A rattle of magpies?

Acackle of magpies?

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 09:53

Good point, Dahliance!  When I think of all the clematis I've bought, that have gone to God, I feel a spot of cognitive behavioural therapy coming on.

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:53

From Rumi, wonderful as always.     "Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers,  "Grow, Grow"

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:45

Got a great laugh from Dahliance quoting Cicero, recommending a camera! 

Gooseberry Bushes

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:33

As the others have said.  Loads of space.  I abandon my crop every year as too difficult to pick, but then I have Jerusalem artichokes growing through them too!


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:06

Reporting this to your allotment authority first, then the RSPCA.  If you could get some other allotmenteers involved it would have much more punch, threat of publicity etc. .....

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What the experts get wrong

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Talkback: Garden pests

For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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