Monthly Archives: January 2012

EU pesticide ban delay raises hopes and fears

The EU approval of 31 chemicals, including glyphosate, 2,4-D and Diquat, was to expire this year. But due to “a backlog of work”, the chemicals could now be used until the end of June 2018, said the Chemicals Regulation Directorate. … Continue reading

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Whats the difference between a Plum and a Damson etc

Peux tu me donner la différence entre plum ,damson ,et gage s’ il te plait ? It gets a bit complicated and confusing. Plums are Prunus domestica – Generally the biggest fruit and used for eating and cooking. Damsons are … Continue reading

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Tips on making a Family Fruit Tree

There are  a number of ways, hopefully as described below. The 1st method is if the rootstock is approx twice the dia of the scion, and you can then use the ‘cleft graft’ as per fig 2 in http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/grafting.html. You … Continue reading

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