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stormy weather

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 22:06

Talking of g.......s, the great Alf Garnet died yesterday ...think it was yesterday.  Warren Mitchell of course.  parents never liked us to watch it....swearing, food spraying from his mouth, etc....  So irreverent.  So funny 

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 21:29

You stalking me Jo.........

boring gardening jobs

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 20:13

my mind is always preoccupied whether in the garden or not but, slightly off topic, why does my nose itch when my hands are dirty or I am carrying something? 

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 20:02

Interesting Richard .....always keen to learn something new 

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:59

oooooooooo matron! 

 

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:54

All chemicals are potentially dangerous....

we need to make up our own minds as we do with most everything without anyone moralising about it.  

glyphosate is effective and safe..as far as I, and most people, know.  Be sensible,,follow the instructions and wear gloves. It is claimed to be inactivated in the soil.......time will tell.  

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:46

Jo..........how on earth is it wrong?  I accept you have never used glyphosate and I respect you for that  .....!!!   Or have you? 

If you can use glyphosate to suit your purpose then, since it is a useful tool, so can the rest of us.  

I hardly use any glyphosate now ...the bindweed here has long been eradicated allowing me now to garden without it.  A friend had nettles,,bramble, bindweed etc and glyphosate was a godsend. 

i totally agree with hosta......search thoroughly before spraying.  Sensibly the overgrown tops would be cut down first and the regrowth sprayed. 

I understand glyphosate will be banned soon ....it will make it difficult for weed eradication in future.

(incidentally, twice last week I saw customers at gc buying large bottles of Roundup.  On the way out I asked one of them when he intended to use it.  "Today" he said. he had no idea it would be useless at this time of year yet nobody at the gc told him that )

 

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:46

DRY for me folks 

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:28

Custard powder?  Will look into that but rooting powder not needed for pelargoniums.  

Yes, polyanthus....STOP watering.  

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:18

Pansy.....that aint you?.........is it?  

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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

let's remember our birthdays folks 
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THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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