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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 4,886
    LG_ said:
    @KT53 I didn't mean it as correcting you, more making exactly that point - and yes, I am sure their wording is deliberate and careful. 
    No problem.  I won't take it personally.  Now where's the "block" button.
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,003

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Will be interested in what they say.
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,003
    They're still studiously ignoring tweets, although a couple of times they have said they *will* respond when they've got all the info... I suspect they've now got it and don't want to state it out loud! And while only a couple of people are asking, they can get away with ignoring. 

    It turns out that several professional gardeners of my acquaintance have come across this causing problems  when looking after people's lawns, but haven't known what it was or that it was a widespread problem.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 67,425
    Keep badgering away at them @LG_

    The practice is wrong on so many levels!

    i suggest that the first high profile legal case against the owner of a lawn by a celebrity whose heel has caught in the plastic and they’ve fallen and been injured will focus their minds considerably faster than appears to be happening at the moment. 


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,003
    Oh I'm badgering, believe me. It's rather wearing 🤨.

    I found it very interesting how many had seen it but not realised what it was. When I first came across a small patch catching my rake, it didn't occur to me that it was embedded in the entire lawn. I'm trying to open eyes, one by one.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,003

    Searching for Oxygrid, I found this. I wonder if Rolawn started using it around 2015?


    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • We had this stuff laid without knowing about the mesh - it’s a nightmare! 5 years later it’s still strong. Can’t scarify the lawn or edge it. Worse still our son’s pet snake got caught in the stuff and was trapped for half an hour while we tried to free him. He still bears the scar. Makes you wonder about its effect on other wildlife let alone microplastics if it does ever break down. 
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,003
    edited October 2019
    Yes. The microplastics issue has been my main concern, as 1. People are not making an active choice to have this stuff in their lawns, and then 2. It's pretty much impossible to remove it / dispose of it safely. But the maintenance and safety issues are also big. One of the gardeners I spoke to said returfing an area that had this laid in the past hugely increased the ground prep time. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,520
    edited October 2019
    We don't actively ask for it in the sea either, but it doesn't stop this on an unbelievably massive scale  :/

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-49971798

    Ghost fishing is the relevant term if you want to look
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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