Garden Threats

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Garden Threats

Post: #225865 dane_c1987
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:14 pm

Hi all,

I just recently wrote an article detailing the issues surrounding modern day gardens (mainly in the UK).

You can find it on this garden sheds infoblog. Main areas of interest are Rhododendron ponticum, climate change and the citrus longhorn beetle.

Please let me know what you think - it would be very beneficial to hear from people more knowledgeable on the subject than I!



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Re: Garden Threats

Post: #228328 MKG
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:30 am

Well, I was a bit surprised at the last one, Dane. Moles may be a pest, but a threat? Of such magnitude as to be listed with the other four? I think maybe not - unless you also want to include the neighbour's cat, the neighbour's ivy and, in some cases, the neighbour. Or Giant Hogweed, Japanese knotweed, even nettles and ground elder, all of which are a bit of a bugger to get rid of.

Apart from that, the article reads well :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Garden Threats

Post: #229945 chickenchargrill
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:58 pm

Japanese knotweed a 'bit' of a bugger to get rid of? I'd list that as the biggest threat to the garden having waged war with the damnable stuff for 3 years.

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