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Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:38
Interesting that they tried to sell us GM crops on the basis that they would require less pesticides and herbicides.

The truth is that the GM crops can tolerate much heavier application of herbicides and pesticides!

Safe now for unheated greenhouse? (and quick pot question)

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 19:59
My tomato plants, cucumber and courgette plants have been in the greenhouse for several weeks now. Don't bring them in the house at all. But we close the greenhouse door at night, and the top ventilation.

Guilty of overmanicuring gardens at the expense of wildlife?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:39
I do ponder why lots of people think it is necessary to cut the road-side verges outside their houses so early and so hard.

A nearby churchyard which always had a wonderful display of daffodils has been mown right back already. To look neat I suppose.

A nearby roundabout which I was informed was being left to be mown later because of the orchids has been scalped two years running now. Hence no orchids!

Swifts in decline

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:31
Another note for Terry. It is illegal to disturb birds during the breeding season, so if any thing is to be done it must start now. The day after the nests are destroyed is too late.

Someone locally to us destroyed house martin nests on his house and was taken to court.

Swifts in decline

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 16:17
What a shame they put this Swift house up so late. It should have been in place and finished off in March at the latest.

I applaud the people who erected it - wonderful - but they've lost a year.

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 16:08
Click on Page One of this thread and you will see that they have had been having problems for ages.

They have had plenty of time to resolve these problems. Gardeners are generally such nice people they go on using useless firms. Would you all go on patronising firms that sold books or printer ink or shoes or clothes or wine or groceries on-line if they were so inefficient??

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Swifts in decline

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 15:53
It is no good tackling the builders; you have to go further up the food chain. Property owner; Architect, Planning, Council. Onwards and upwards.

Good luck!

Another "what is it" post.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 15:47
The brooms I've seen are looking just wonderful this year. Has there ever been such a year for blossom.

But I wish the cold wind would b***er off!

Blueberry plant from Sainsburys

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:16
Don't count your chickens........................

Has it got a friend? Keep it permanently damp/wet in acid/ericaceous compost. Birds love blueberries.

slugs

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:13
Cut any you find in half with a pair of scissors. A trip round the garden with a torch at night will be very productive.

Eco-friendly; no poisons involved; wildlife friendly; cheap; effective; quick; permanent; satisfying!

Discussions started by Welshonion

Butterfly Release

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What happened

Potting shed 
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Red Kites

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Red Kites

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Fig Tree Care

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Swifts

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