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Latest posts by Welshonion

Something is eating my strawberries

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 13:37

Squirrels.  They pick the strawberries, find they are unpalatable, but can't resist picking them!

spraying veg/fruit plants

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 08:22

This would apply to every foodstuff that is produced, and is scare-mongering over-the-top Daily Mail talk.  Back it up with facts, please.

chilli plant

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:30

Poor little things.  That's not very big for the outside world.  I should think they are     a bit chilly!  Sorry couldn't resist.

planting a hedge

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:33

If you want to be a good neighbour, enough room to get behind the hedge and trim it.

spraying veg/fruit plants

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 11:24

I agree with Nutcutlet; why would you even buy a chemical that is harmful to the environment?  And what are you spraying against?

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!!

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