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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.

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:32

Honda is the only one I would consider.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:49

You  cannot avoid glyphosate, if you eat non organic products made with Wheat or Oil seed rape you consume traces of it, British farmers spray wheat & oil seed rape 2 weeks before harvest to make sure the crop ripens at the same time.


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 22:59

Try I have had very good plants from them

Baffled Pink

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 23:05

The leaves don't look very pink like either.


The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 23:39

LesleyK , the plant will die down in the Autumn, so I place the pot somewhere to dry out a little, then move to the garage, no light or water needed until it pops up in the spring.

The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 22:15

I grow Chocolate Cosmos in a container, then I move it into the garage for the winter.

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