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Talkback: Yarrow

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Yarrow doesn't cause any problems in my lawn. I love it. It is a really useful wild plant. It has amazing medicinal properties and can be used to make a tea to spray plants against fungal diseases. I use yarrow tea as a cold/flu remedy and it usually stops any infection in its tracks. Come on Gardeners' World, let's not destroy these useful plants. Tell us what we can do with them!

Talkback: Tomato blight

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
As soon as it rains in May and June I spray my tomatoes with a strong tea made of yarrow and sometimes I add garlic and other herbs. It can prevent blight if used repeatedly and slows down an onslaught if it has already taken hold. Much better than using chemicals particularly if you want to eat the tomatoes.

Talkback: Chickweed

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Chickweed is edible. I use it as a basis for salads throughout the year. In fact, it is only really absent from my garden in January. The flavour is bland (similar to lettuce) and it will save you a fortune in salad leaves. It is also better for you. The young seedlings or tips of older plants are best.

Talkback: Dandelion

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Eat the dandelions, don't kill them! These plants are one of the first flowers in spring and the bees love them. The flowers are also edible and taste sweet and look good in salads. I cut the yellow petals off with a pair of scissors. The bitter leaves are also very good for you. If they are too bitter, add a oil and vinegar dressing to disguise the flavour. The roots make an excellent coffee. An all round good plant!

Talkback: Clover

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Please encourage people to grow clover for the bees. It is an outrage that a website like this is telling people to put weedkiller on plants like these. Clover is essential for the garden. It is useful food for pollinators and a nitrogen fixing plant. The leaves, stems, flowers, roots and seeds can all be eaten raw.

Talkback: Wasps

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
All wasps on our garden are safe from being destroyed. They are useful pollinators and as such should be left alone. We usually have nests in our loft or cavity walls of the house. We don't disturb them, they don't disturb us. These creatures all play a part in the ecosystem and as such should be given more respect.

Talkback: Self-heal

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Self-Heal is a useful plant. It has a long history in herbal medicine, particularly for home use. The leaves and flowers are both edible and are lovely in salads. The leaves make a refreshing herbal tea. I wish we could promote these useful plants rather than seek always to destroy them. The world would be a better place.

Talkback: Common daisy

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Daisies (Bellis perennis) are fantastic wild plants. They are also called Woundwort or Bruisewort. Daisies have long been used in domestic herbal medicine including, unsurprisingly, as a cure for fresh wounds and bruises. They are also edible. Use the buds, white petals and lemony flavoured leaves in salads. Beautiful.

Please don't encourage people to put weedkiller all over these useful plants! A lawn consisting of useful plants is stronger and healthier. Better for us and the planet!
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