philippa smith2

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The media

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 19:17

It doesn't improve point was why make a report on something without showing the full consequences ?


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 19:08

I am not sure what Mubarak heaps are but if you have artificial grass I think you can just use a hoover to suck up any detritus and then wash it ?  

Depends on the size I suppose but if only small, pick it up and shake it ?

Someone experienced in the subject may well have some more useful advice

The media

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 18:39

I don't suppose I'm the only TV viewer who is becoming more annoyed by the day when watching "The News".

We have a reporter, usually looking fairly dishevelled and surrounded by rubble and describing the latest atrocity.  Then comes the "we can't show you these scenes as they are too distressing " - for which I read " we are trying to make you aware of what is going on but we don't think too graphic an image is good for you.  We are seasoned reporters in a bad world but you are "the public" - hence we cannot risk upsetting you".

If you are reporting war, then for heavens sake report it -graphically - forget this "nanny knows best" thing. Make us cringe in horror and go to bed thinking about things.

Rant over 

Sustaining grass under leylandii

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:04

I live in a very Horsey area - neither horses nor owners ever come back to collect the deposits - even when it is sitting in your driveway ( horse having to shift to allow a car past and making it's point )

If it sits there for more than 24 hours, I think you can legitimately collect it.

knot weed

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:27

I was under the impression that Japanese Knotweed is a notifiable weed/pest. If you are certain of your ID, it might be an idea to contact your local council and see what they advise.  It's possible that your neighbour either isn't aware or has already taken steps to deal with it.  


Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:16

Aym....I think Bob and Joyce are right.  Even tiny seedling Cyclamen form their round corm before they push the first leaf up.

Water retaining gel

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 09:42

aym - have bumped up the thread on water retaining crystals for your information

Water Gel Crystals

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 09:40

Bumping up for aym

How ruthless???

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 18:35

It'll be something to do with the Equinox Verdun - suddenly feeling that stuff has to be "sorted" despite having been perfectly happy with things a few days earlier  I'll own up to a bit of that too

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Native or Non Native ?

What actually constitutes a "native species" in the UK ? 
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The media

We won't show you this as it could be distressing !! 
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What constitutes a Hedge which is limited to 2 mts in height. ?  
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Twisted willow

Shallow or deep rooted ? Disruptive on a boundary ?  
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Trying to kill Raspberry forest 
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The "Ignore member" option 
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Myths and Legends

What do we believe ? 
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Humming Bird Hawk Moth

First sighting of 2016 
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Passiflora edulis

Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

What camera set up ? 
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Growing a Chicken

Just trying it out 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Best present this year !!

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Slow worms

1st Slow Worm of 2016 ? 
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Edgeworthia chrysantha ( paperbush )

Anyone growing this ? 
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Maggie Thatcher's handbags !!

Up for grabs if you are rich enough. 
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