Verdun


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Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 15:49

It's difficult, isnt it?

Surely it's so easy to tell if glyphosate does damage to watercourses.  Growing plants in pots and troughs and specific areas of the garden, raised beds, etc amd spraying them with glyphosate.  Plamt again amd spray the next crops. And again and again.  Test the soil, the water run off...even the following crops...for built up contamination.  Surely it's simplicity itself. If no measurable issues fine;   If contaminated then ban glyphosate.  

Always eaten butter, eggs, milk, cheese, all that but all of them have been both damned and praised by the science experts.  Forget the experts who say I'm on course for a heart attack because......aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  (

Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:49

Knows her stuff.  Maybe not so good on the eye as some of the ex model presenters but far more interesting and knowledgeable.

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:46

I think we are all human guinea pigs.  Mankind learns from his mistakes when the full consequences come,to the fore.  However,we need to be practical, sensible and not panic because some (often ill informed)  boffins announce something.

dont eat food where glyphosate has been used this year.  Dont eat food where slug pellets are........?

Boffins are offen the most nerdy and single minded people having an academic education but lacking any real wisdom.  I remember a group of villagers creating crop circles and the village invaded by scientific experts.  They declared they were of supernatural origin.  The villagers then informed the press that they made the circles themselves.  The "experts" were embarrassed and angry and complained their time had been wasted.

Time amd time again the experts declare things we all know are just plain daft.  

Glyphosate is a chemical used to initially eradicate persistent weeds, often used once or twice thereafter.  I hardly use it here.......occasionally on a dandelion or wild grass on a path. .....because it is not necessary for me to.  Nobody knows the effect long term of glyphosate, micro waves, mobile phone use, wireless Internet use , tv watching, tea drinking, or even of lomg term daly use of mouthwashes.  

We live for now....generations ahead will know what we did wrong. Generations ahead of them will know what they did wrong.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:26

I lost 20 pounds in a single afternoon once 

Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:53

Daisyheadcase, yes I could.  I'd do that for you 

Dont like cuttings in water...works well with impatiens......rather pot them up in mpc and perlite.  Just as quick.

What is flowering now in your garden?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:14

In a month all of our gardens will be packed with flowers so dont ask us then what is flowerimg?  

Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:53

Yippee!  

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:53

Morning pip

Yes a picture will help.  

A lot of problems this year are still about over watering ......is soil wet there?  

Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:17

Daisy, that will move easily then ....still get as much rootball as poss though and still cut back top growth.

So then.....with my extra bit of advice....I assume that ALL that cake is for ME 

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:55

Supernoodle. I think lupins  will suffer in heavy soil over winter.

My soil is light and neutral but occasionally some lupins get a Epsom salts spray as they do yellow a little.  Then they are fine.  So, yes, acid soil should be fine.  If you can lighten the soil locally.....grit, etc.,.....lupins may well grow for you.  

I think lupins are unique right now......those majestic spires and they flower between the last of the spring flowers and before the summer perennials get going.  They fill a gap and do so superbly.  I usually pot them up after they have flowered

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