Posted: 21/01/2015 at 23:51
Same here BL, thought he was quite good on it, but was half expecting to see a stainless steel frog slide etc appear at some point! Who did irritate me was the chap who did the lily bit though. Kept going on and on about how easy they are while at the same time saying that he wasn't really a gardener. That much was obvious when he put some half-mashed garlic straight in a hand sprayer with about a cup of water (despite saying a litre) and spraying it as a jet rather than a spray. In reality an unstrained mix like that would block it solid in a few seconds and take half an hour to clean out! Not convinced on the effectiveness against lily beetle either. Constant vigilance and hand-picking is the only 'organic' solution in my experience, and that isn't exactly 'plant, forget and enjoy for years'!