Posted: 30/10/2017 at 16:56
Who the heck was talking about people with spare time to keep pretty cottage gardens ?
I'd thought this was to do with whether people ( old or young ) preferred the easy spray method or the harder but more environmentally friendly way of keeping weeds down.
As for food prices doubling, wasn't that the story after Spain's dreadful flooding ? A pepper was going to cost a fortune, etc., etc. Bog all to do with weedkiller. More to do with the change in climate and the likes of Monsanto producing and selling seed which cannot be saved for re use. the following years. The growing consumption of meat in "newly developed" countries doesn't help either nor do corrupt politicians who rape their own countries and leave their people starving and so on and so forth.
Plenty of inner city estates can (and do ) use their green spaces for growing produce and hopefully it will become even more prevalent given the lack of growing space for many people these days.
Nowt to do with pensioners - young people these days seem far more interested in their environment and judging by some of the posts on this forum, are willing to seek advice/reassurance on everything to do with gardening, growing food, etc. Yes, some will prefer the easy chemical route but just as many prefer to avoid it.
I wasn't aware that I wasn't accepting another viewpoint but the opposing view needs to be based on something other than a casual reference to "pensioners", "cottage gardens" etc.
Thanks Nutcutlet - the Prunella would be a good addition to my "lawn"