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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 11:01

We have moved on Frank-there was a period when people struggled to grow crops-it can't have been easy in the 30/40/50s to get an efficient return on what was grown so people resorted to all sorts of methods

Then DDT was available to the farming community and gardeners alike-the wonder cure-till we found out that this was a bad thing

Then there were all sorts of chemical magic mixes that did everything-a lot of those have now gone

My opinion is we have now reached a sensible compromise-turn to the chemical if we have to but there are organic alternative-that is not for everyone-the point is most chemicals are not the evil ones of a few years back- but there are still concerns for our bee population and wildlife

As regards weedkillers -they are safe once they have dried on the plant-but like all things if instructions are followed there shouldn't be a problem

People complain about the nanny state and health and safety but these procedures are in place for a reason not just to annoy

Sorry -now what was the topic again?


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 10:47

Have been sweeping and bagging up leaves-it is very soggy out there again but now we have a bit of sun.

Gary -that sounds like a good memento-might consider it for my Christmas wish list

Lottie -your sainthood is in the post- for getting up early

Glyn-I like it too

Jo/Chris -it will soon all be over and life will return to normal

Flo-be careful out there-watch out for dogs on the other side of letterboxes

Bjay-this film sounds like a winner and has got great reviews-not a great James Bond fan but might consider this

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:59


Outdoor Christmas lights

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:32

Surely Christmas Lights are available-well everywhere-probably every 3rd shop-supermarkets sell them ,Argos Wiliknsons,I could go on.....................


Posted: 01/11/2012 at 07:15

I do recall Percy Thrower quite happily spraying his roses with one of those stirrup pumps on television with a chemical with no face mask and the spray going everywhere and nobody thought that was abnormal.

I still have his book-there is no mention of organic or wild -life gardening then-that was considered old-fashioned and now there were all these chemical aids available for the quick fix

1970's probably

Happy days

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 06:58

I am as normal as I will ever be-up early again Pam?

There was a lot of heavy pain last night-soon be the walk to the end of the garden and then.................................back to bed

By the way~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


where to find plants with someones name

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 06:49

If you enter beverley into the search box here you get 9 results of different plants


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 21:49

I trust Jess is now in dreamland?


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 21:37

Bats- I uploaded from t'internet to photobucket


 You need to start worrying when they come down the hill in a bath-tub

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 21:27

Becks -love the mood lighting and think of the electric you are saving


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