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Organic Monty Don slams critics in BBC chemical spat

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Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don has vowed to defy a BBC statement that pledged he will offer a balance of organic and non-organic advice on TV.
Product firms had criticised Monty for saying the only way to control lily beetle was to hand-pick. But organic and chemical sprays are available (AG, 12 May issue).
In response, the BBC had told AG: “Monty often…

Dr Hessayon slams EU for banning garden chemicals

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The world’s best-selling gardening author has slammed EU bureaucrats for banning garden chemicals.
Expert books author Dr DG Hessayon accused the EU of stifling gardening with “silly” box-ticking bureaucracy.
This, he said, was diminishing the number of products available for controlling plant problems.
David Hessayon, 83, said: “If something is to be banned, the Government has to give a reason why it suddenly finds…

EU ban on sulphur fungicide

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One of gardeners’ most trusted plant fungicides has been consigned to history.
As of 31 December 2011, gardeners were banned from using or storing green and yellow sulphur which was bought as a fungicide, due to a European Union directive.
From now, gardeners will only be allowed to use yellow sulphur as a soil acidifier or soil nutrient – or risk…