Don’t believe all you read!

Last night Nottingham Hardy Plant Society hosted a talk by Dr. Ken Thompson.

Sheffield has a number of famous speakers in the garden world.

This was another.

Advertising can try to sell us anything.

Ken Thompson suggested that we stop to think for ourselves.

Anti-oxidants  can be found in blackberries and black currents without resorting to the other exotic fruits that suppliers recommend.

Rock dust does not increase  plant yields.

Manure and compost are the more reliable  methods  to help plant growth.

Companion Planting does not work by scents that ward off cabbage fly.

Planting other green plants will  confuse the fly .

It is useful to look  critically at what advertising is suggesting.

We should be “On the look out” for false prophets in the gardening world.

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