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Malformed crinkly leaves

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 00:13

Peach leaf curl.

Cleaning out a pond

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:37

Try and keep the leaves out of the pond; when they rot they produce 'orrible gas!

school garden

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 16:15

My point was that Moira 2 had a brief to create a wildlife garden that was free of toxic plants, and she needed advice as seemingly most plants are toxic.  Well, yes, up to a point, but you can go too, too far down that road.

If we took a really hard look at our own gardens would we find toxic plants in them?  Of course.  Even rhubarb leaves, potato haulm, laburnum (looking fantastic at the moment), most bulbs,foxgloves, ivy, hellibores, euphorbias, buttercup,etc, etc. Or 'dangerous' as in thorny plants.Or stingy as in that wonderful wildlife plant - the nettle.  But in reality they are not a problem.

conker tree

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 09:47

Cut it off at the base, and get the base ground away.

school garden

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 09:44

Scented-leaf geraniums?  This is supposed to be a wildlife garden!

Many schools are adopting outside learning, where the pupils are out in all weathers, playing in mud, climbing trees, making dens, using knives, building fires and cooking on them.  Mucking around in streams and making dams.

Get a grip Moira 2!  Unless the pupils are boiling up the toxic plants to make tea they are safe.  It would seem you are inexperienced in these things.  There are training manuals within your profession about outside learning; get hold of one.  Fast.

PS.  Somewhere on this thread someone mentioned bluebells.  Toxic, I'm afraid, as is bracken!!

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:20

Don't bother planting the seeds from your plants, you will probably get very inferior plants.

school garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:17

Moira someone somewhere is going OTT!  I don't imagine the children are going to eat the plants are they?

I'm not sure what you mean by toxic.  Most country children survive surrounded by "toxic" plants.

I have to say your post actually makes me rather cross.  Perhaps your pupils would be safer in a concrete yard!

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 20:29

Unless the cut-worm has got at them.  They're pretty quick.

Anyone know the identity of this plant please/

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 20:26

There is often a lot of wheat in cheap bird food.  I got caught by a big bag of bird food from Aldi.  A lot of it ended up on the floor.  False economy!

Planting out sweetcorn

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 18:02

If you put in short wooden posts with jam-jars on top you can put out the netting without it touching the sweetcorn plants.

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