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cutting down conifers

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 14:32
Aren't most people aware of this? It is mostly concerned neighbours that 'tell' on people if they see it in time to stop it.

I'm not sure what marc means by 'politically incorrect'. More like common sense.

Plant supports

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:51
I usually place wire cloche supports over the dahlias when I plant them.

The easiest way to make more supports - though I haven't tried it, this is what the RHS recommend - is to make a flat plywood former to wind the wire round.

Mostly sufficient support low down is enough.

On-line purchases

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:28
We've had terrible plants from Hayloft. Trouble is if you go for offers they print the name of the supplying nursery as inconspicuously as possible.

Anyway suffice to say we avoid Parkers, T&M and Hayloft as much as possible.

Popular threads

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:44
My computer goes automatically to the last page. Doesn't everybodies?

Guilty of overmanicuring gardens at the expense of wildlife?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:42
Mowing verges to improve visibility is one thing; mowing verges to make everything look tidy is quite another.

It is destructive and unnecessary. With luck 'austerity' will curb councils' enthusiasm for it.

I am an optimist!

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.

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