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  • The things I’ve learned…. Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

    There are some things that I have learned in life and in business that I feel duty bound to pass on. As one reaches the ripe old age of 53 the only hair that rapidly grows is either in your nose, on your back or in your ears…fact.

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  • Genetically Modified….Aliens from Planet X Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

    When I have read about genetically modified (GM) plants I have been under the misconception that these were simply plants given a boost to speed up growth and increase crop production. I then filed the thought of GM crops under a label of …’there must be a catch’. I didn’t really think through what was actually being offered.

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  • Finger Pointing…. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

    I’m always interested in finding out who actually introduced our various invasive non-native species to the United Kingdom? It is often difficult to put a specific name against a particular plant and say – ‘so and so’ was the person responsible for the introduction of ‘x’ plant on ‘insert date’. The name most associated with Japanese Knotweed would be Phillip F Von Siebold who reputedly sent samples of Fallopia Japonica to the Royal Horticultural Society at Kew in 1849 – starting an invasion that is still causing problems today.

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  • Invasive Species – an alternate view… Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

    There’s a battle being fought on our very doorsteps for the countryside that we take for granted…. but is it a war that we cannot ever win? Should we even be bothering to fight this onslaught of non-native invaders?....or should we just give up…rollover bury our heads in the duvet and pretend nothing is happening???

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