Posted: 14/12/2012 at 17:52
You are entitled to your opinion as I am mine
You garden your way -I'll do it my way-the problem I have with totally organic gardening is yes it is fine on paper-but practicalities means it is not always possible
I am not going to get into a long discussion about "bad chemicals" or percentages of what I do-it is not as simple as that.
What I do have a problem with is being preached to as if all I am such a bad person for using slug pellets or a spray to kill greenfly and what about chemical weed killers?-are they bad to?-often you will see glyphosate mentioned on here to get rid of perennial weeds or are we to live with bindweed,couch grass,ground-elder etc
And I feed the birds,have nesting boxes ,keep chickens,spread compost around the garden-so do consider myself as helping things along
I think what you are seeing with your neighbours gardens is extreme-cannot say I have seen the same conditions here in the UK.