Hester Scott

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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 22:50

Happy cottontail.  From your picture I think it looks nicer untrimmed, overlapping the edging slightly.  More natural and integrated.   I bought one this year in Lidl, but haven't used it yet!  Surprised?

Monty's cat

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:53

Always wonder why cats can't be genetically modified to lose their terrible killing instincts so distressing to everyone not to mention the birds.  Jellyfishcan be crossed with carrots or some such for some good reason.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:44

That is truly terrible.  In what countries is it allowable tho as wheat is traded I dont suppose it matters.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:56

Outdoor girl.  I rather agree with you, tho I do use it occasionally.  I receive emails concerning monsanto's activities around the world, re seeds for small farmers, taking poor third world counties to court, suing defenceless states, mostly about their promoting of pesticides killing bees and other insects.  Totally frightening.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:07

Agreed, its powerful stuff!  But, Nut, are you having some sort of crisis these days?  I do hope not, as you and Verdun and Dove are my pillars of sense and knowledge.

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?

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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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