Latest posts by sotongeoff

What is this plant?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:24

Not sunflowers definitely- sorry-it is a weed-that someone will identify

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:16

But this happened on a Sunday morning-I think you may have made a huge assumption here-my first thought would be vandalism


Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:01

That just doesn't sound likely -were the Fire Brigade called?-this happened at 9am on a Sunday morning?

I am not saying you are wrong but would like to know more

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 15:54

Sorry to hear this but could you elaborate as I have never heard of this before-how do you know that the compost was responsible?

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 15:40

I have been reading stuff that claims that the XF viewing figures are down without pointing out the percentages,the weather etc-why do I care so much?-I need help

BIY-bodge it yourself?

Kate-you are a bean apprentice

Talkback: Mint leaf beetle

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 15:25
Dusha wrote (see)

Er right... so GW presenters spend much time teaching us how to attract bees to our garden and then the GW website tells us how to kill them with neonicotinoid insecticides. Does GW really think some guy with a pesticide sprayer is really going to carefully remove all flowers from the mint that he has sprayed when they open? Also the neonicotinoids are not only present in pollen and nectar but also in the plant's roots, leaves and stems, where they will continue to kill bees and beneficial organisms that are upwards from them in the food chain. The BBC should stop promoting pesticides.

Frankly, mint can look after itself. Slugs and snails are the big problem this year for the organic gardemer.

You may or may not be aware that Monty Don on a programme pointed out that the only way to get rid of lily beetle was to squash them -this upset the pesticide industry because there are chemical preventatives

I don't think that the BBC are promoting pesticides in this article- just pointing out that this is an option

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 15:04

Isn't it odd how we have forgotten the miserable weather,the cold, the wet, the floods the drought-now it is lovely-it is supposed to stay like this until the end of the week -then change

Weather guru-Southampton

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 14:43

Those greenhouses are usually buyer dismantles-it is an awful job- full of pitfalls-not for the fainthearted.

Veg to sow now

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 14:07

Some veg will over winter to produce an early crop next year the sowing now dates point to that.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 13:45

You need a mini greenhouse or something similar-shortly places like Wilkinsons reduce their gardening stuff -that is the time to buy.

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