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.