For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Feb 26

Your Questions About Gardening

Ruth asks…

How much gravel do I need for a patch of garden that is approximately 7 metres by 2 metres?

I have received a quote for laying stone chippings on a patch at the front of our house and I just want to check that I am getting value for money.
Sorry meant to add it is 4 cm deep.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Approximately 1.3 tonnes of gravel

Steven asks…

What are some famous quotes by famous atheists?

I’m looking for famous quotes by famous atheists like Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens, and Dennett. I’m trying to collect some of their key quotations that embody their beliefs and arguments, things that can be easily remembered and carried around mentally. Most of these people, particularly Dawkins, have a lot of witty statements and logical reasonings.

GardenersCardiff answers:

“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.” – Richard Dawkins

“After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.” – Richard Dawkins

“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” – Richard Dawkins

“Cloning may be good and it may be bad. Probably it’s a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on it’s own merits. We need less emotion and more thought.” – Richard Dawkins

“There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can’t prove that there aren’t any, so shouldn’t we be agnostic with respect to fairies?” – Richard Dawkins

“Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.” – Richard Dawkins

“Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things” – Richard Dawkins

“I’m not sure this conversation can go any further.” – Richard Dawkins

Betty asks…

What does this quote about perennials mean?

“Perennials. The sign of a real gardener. It’s not an instant garden, but real gardeners don’t mind. They have faith in a future.”

Does this mean that they will regrow next spring? does it mean something else?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Experienced gardeners come to learn that perennials are a much better option for building established gardens.

They do indeed return every year and as their root systems increase, they grow larger and more vigorous over time.

.Annuals offer nice color, but are expensive and only last one season.

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