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home made weedkiller

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 12:43

You are right, it is a kind of poison. But I only use it on the small weeds who are creeping up in between the pavement gaps in my driveway and are very tricky to get out.

I woul not use it on soil !

home made weedkiller

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 08:32

I found an interesting recipe for a weedkiller without poison and it's much cheaper.

You can easily make it yourself:

1 bottle (568ml) white vinegar, 20g salt and a splash washing-up liquid. Mix it, fill it in a spray bottle.

I sprayed the weeds in my driveway and after 2 days they started dying.

If you need a bigger amount, here is the original recipe:

1 gallon white vinegar, 1 cup salt and a big splash washing-up


Ant nest in stipa

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 06:56

I always use baking powder to get rid of this little critters,

it works, is not poisonous and doesn't harm the plant.

Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 14:41

I think it is Honeysuckle, Japanese Knotweed has red stems and bigger leaves

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 18:36

I plantet mine in big copper pots.

Look at car boots or antique fairs for old coal buckets or similar.

Copper always does the trick....


Posted: 09/06/2016 at 18:45

Thank you for the quick answers, so I will be patient and wait.............................;-))


Posted: 09/06/2016 at 18:20

I have a very large Agapanthus in a big pot.

It looks very healthy and has grown lots of leaves in spring as usual, but there are no flowers coming( no buds) at all.

Normally it has 12 - 14 flower stalks, but this year not a single one.

 A smaller plant which I grew from seed has already 3 stalks.

Any ideas what could be the reason??

Thank you in advance!

Strange Looking Fruit

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 17:13

It is from a Magnolia!


Vine Weevil

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 18:57

I have tried to pick the grubs out, but there are always one or two hidden somewhere, now I always take the plants out and rinse the roots in running water to get even the last grub out and then plant them in fresh compost.

That works fine.


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:05

I always sow mine in cardboard rolls (toilet paper) which I collect over the year.

It works fine, I just put them in the ground in spring with the roll, so the roots are not disturbed and they grow happily along and the cardboard just disperse.

I tried last spring to sow directly in the ground, it worked fine as well, they just flowered a little bit later.

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