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Posts tagged ‘ethics’

Mozzie madness

Dear Geeky, The backyard mozzies have been taking great pleasure sinking their bity bits into my house guests. Read more

It’s not stealing is it?

Dear Geeky, On my daily walk, I often take clippings from other people’s front yards. Not too many, mind. Just the odd healthy looking specimen poking through the front fence.

But this week, I spied a rare plant just out of arm’s reach next to a neighbour’s front door. So, I tiptoed into her front yard, snipped off a piece of stalk and high-tailed it out of there before anyone saw me. Read more

Love thy neighbour, don’t kill him

Dear Geeky, On hot days, I like to garden in the nude. It’s my way of connecting with nature without feeling so, how do I put it, mumsy.

But my next door neighbour is a man in his 80s with a low fence and a heart condition. I’m worried that my exposure will give him a coronary? What do I do? Cover up or strip off? Read more

Wandering weedkiller

Dear Geeky, I sprayed weedkiller a little too liberally and it ended up wafting over into next door’s garden.

Now I hear that their lettuces have died and their tomato plants are heading in the same direction.

What do I do? Tell them I’m responsible or keep quiet? Read more

Help! I’m having an affair

Dear Geeky, I’ve been having an affair with my vegetable patch for a year now and I think my husband’s beginning to suspect. Maybe it’s the dirt under my nails or the smell of tomatoes on my clothes. Read more

How organic is it?

Dear Geeky, I buy organic seedlings, plant them in organic potting mix and feed them with organic fertiliser. But I live under the flight path and next to a busy road. Read more

Should I remove pretty weeds?

Dear Geeky, Almost every plant on my property is a weed, especially all the pretty ones. Literally nine out of 10 plants are a weed.

Some of these weeds, like wild tobacco plants, are over-my-head tall. The lantana is so tall you could hide a lost city in it.

What to do? DH Read more