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Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:44

I have buds opening on my spring flowering one, also Hellebore buds starting to open.

Tree work near electric Wires!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 21:19

My neighbour had a huge conifer with the electric cables running through,the power company contractors cut it down to the ground at her request.

Some berries to ID please

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 09:24

Could it be Black Hawthorn?


Garden Fencing

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 21:22

I have never seen a fence put together like that one, not by a professional anyway, the boards should either be overlapping or have larger gaps with boards  on the other side, ie hit & miss, no gravel board either.

What size of container for potatoes

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 00:23

I have successfully grown them in 15 litre pots, 1 tuber to a pot.

White Powder

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:36

Could it be Epsom salt?

Blueberry Winter Care

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 09:41

I leave mine in pots outside , they are totally hardy, in fact they need a cold spell to fruit well the following season


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 23:39

 Hanky Panky

Arty question

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 20:19

Walter Ehrenstein ?

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:21

''I Have been a wheat farmer for 50 yrs and one wheat production practice that is very common is applying the herbicide Roundup (glyposate) just prior to harvest. Roundup is licensed for preharvest weed control. Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup claims that application to plants at over 30% kernel moisture result in roundup uptake by the plant into the kernels. Farmers like this practice because Roundup kills the wheat plant allowing an earlier harvest.

A wheat field often ripens unevenly, thus applying Roundup preharvest evens up the greener parts of the field with the more mature. The result is on the less mature areas Roundup is translocated into the kernels and eventually harvested as such.

This practice is not licensed. Farmers mistakenly call it “dessication.” Consumers eating products made from wheat flour are undoubtedly consuming minute amounts of Roundup. An interesting aside, malt barley which is made into beer is not acceptable in the marketplace if it has been sprayed with preharvest Roundup. Lentils and peas are not accepted in the market place if it was sprayed with preharvest roundup….. but wheat is ok.. This farming practice greatly concerns me and it should further concern consumers of wheat products.''

Quote from a farming magazine.

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