Organic bulbs vs bulbs coated in neonicotinoids
Alys Fowler wrote about bulbs in last week's Guardian magazine (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/30/alys-fowler-plant-organic-bulbs-bees). Apparently it is now common practice to sell bulbs that have been drenched in neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are not something I would ever consider using in the garden, so this will definitely have an impact on my bulb buying. Fowler lists three places where it is possible to buy organic bulbs, but apparently it is still only a small segment of the market. What a mess!