Chemical brothers

By Xanthe White In Gardens

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14th August, 2010
Chemicals with your veges? No way. It's not hard to convince people to lay off the sprays in the vegetable garden. When it comes to roses, though, we hesitate. The promise of that perfect bloom, perhaps bringing back fond memories of grandmothers, makes it intolerable to have new buds blighted by aphids or leaves spotted yellow or blackened by sooty mould. But the chemical we're most likely to use without blinking is weedkiller. We don't even mind that its title states its intention; this chemical is clearly targeting those invaders: weeds. I have always had the impression weedkiller ...

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