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the use of garlic

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 21:17

Garlic is the secret of green gardening (by that I mean non chemical use) .I have used it to keep slugs and other nasty pests and to cure and increase health in my plants.So far so good ,I use a spray and I give plants a drink of garlic water,(1 clove to six pints of water left for 2 days before use and keep topping up with water,this gets stronger until it needs a new clove) I spray plants with garlic and around the soil to keep slugs off  and aphids .It also has cured the black spot on my roses and made my plants shrubs much healthier . The only things I  do not spray but spray around are seedlings .Anyone else tried this yet?

Garden fence mesh

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 15:29

you need to buy pea netting and needs to be out from the fence .I grow mine in wigwam style or you can have them like a tent,the net sloping supported by four cane sticks.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 15:24

I to am a gardener in Bristol too! and I am glad we are trying to turn greener.Sadly a lot of the gardens in here are turning to gravel and paved front gardens as well as back gardens.There are gardens which are quite beautiful and show gardening at its best,they are few in number.In my road I am the only one with a veggie patch (I have a flower garden too).Bristol is blessed with lots of parks,Canford being awarded a green flag ,and of course the downs and blaise castle .At the moment I am waiting for the weather to warm up before putting the tulip pots out.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 17:44

only if you were to eat to much of it,it is used for feeds for plants and in the old medical herbal recipes ,the only thing to watch its hairy stems irate the skin.

Entomosporium leaf spot

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 23:26

I  have tried a garlic water  on roses with blight and it has cured it and it seems to have good result on plants and trees.fill a 6 litres of water with a clove of garlic leave for a week then pour on plant ,keep clove as it gets stronger in re fill


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 13:58

when the first frost comes or before,I have just lifted mine ,shaken the earth off and put in tray to dry and labeled,and put in shed or greenhouse,when dry cover with dry peat and leave until spring when if you wish you can divide.

First greenhouse - advice?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:06

make sure the floor is level, you will need to have good shelves and a place to pot your plants ,you may prefer to have just beds (wooden beds) . you will need to clean it out twice a year and tidy up(wash the glass and sweep up the soil  and remove any weeds and moss.  Pests will come if you leave any seeds or food and snails can be discouraged by letting a toad take up residence and mind those gaps that let that mouse in .

Talkback: Magpies

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:05
we have a family that come to nest in our neighbours garden and I watch them build a nest which could of been in a better place as the crow came and took the eggs .they are fun to watch as they seem to be up to allsorts . a chatter of magpies.

Talkback: Harvesting apples

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:59
I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love apples from the tree as they have scent and flavour that shop ones rarely have. I make pies and allsorts and jams and jam cheeses. keep cooking with apples!


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:40

well if it has been out side all year that is surprising as they don't do cold very well,but if it has been in  a pot for sometime it will need replacement soil as it needs nutrients and the soil may well be lacking this if you have not been feeding it ,either with  a tomato feed or spray foliage feed and I myself feed my plants now with garlic water feed as this seems to help  a lot in prevention and healing properties .

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