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school garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:07

Nut

school garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:06

Ps: define "toxic" - how much, how little, airborn, touch, by ingestion - what exactly?!

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:03

Verdun - have you completely taken leave of your senses?!

It's ok - rain forecast for next week

school garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:02

Very true nut...it is rather sad. Health and Safety don't really figure in the plant world...

Besides, toxicity in a typical native woodland garden would hardly even compare to the toxicity urban children have to endure passively every day through the crappy air they breathe, the pesticides in foods they ingest etc etc...

Blimey, what's wrong with teaching them something useful, like how to recognise and avoid certain plants? And also how toxic plants can also be extremely useful in medicine and science perhaps? (digoxin from digitalis for example).

We went on school trips back in the 70s and that's what it was all about!

Sorry Moira - I know my post won't help you, but is there no way you can get around these obviously ridiculous health and safety protocols at all? They will somewhat stunt your creativity in designing this, I fear, which is a shame as you are clearly enthusiastic and deserve more help than we can give!

Good luck

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 19:29

Shows how much I know about the league table  

 

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 14:23

WW very true.

But when they finally make the premier league, you'll be extra chuffed.

I know what you mean FG - pelargoniums just do look best in the Med, where they grow best too. 

I adore blue hardy geraniums like Brookside (more purply) and Rozanne (almost dark purple blue) and couldnt live without them now

You all have such beautiful plants - I'd love to see more colour plant pics!

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 10:09

It's beautiful FG!

Similar to my Dragon's Heart geranium that is currently scrambling over everything it can

First year of hardy geranium experience for me and it's been a revelation. Bye bye pelargoniums!

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:35

off to google geranium Anne Folkard...

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:32

Wow Bob - you're far more organised than me then!

Thanks for reassuring me everyone

 

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:23

Thanks Lead - some sunflower hearts in my mix too. Fingers crossed...

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A big con or good?! 
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