Latest posts by ThaiGer

new years resolution

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 09:38
I have made me to be a good Member of our family. And I'll watch more on the plants that I've neglected. I would like to enjoy me also on the little things. I want to write some good posts in this forum. I wish all a happy and prosperous 2013, sincerely, ThaiGer.


Posted: 23/12/2012 at 04:55

A merry Christmas to you all and the best wishes for health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year.

Warmest regards, ThaiGer.


Posted: 21/12/2012 at 15:50

Hello Joseph, as an aglaonema the leafs are not enough narrow, slim, no end in a point.  And as a  calathea the leafs have not the typical cleft on the stork. Maybe somewhere I see later a sample. Sorry, but at this momend I have no idea...,ThaiGer.

Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 16:21

...I'm jealous of your nice garden, well done! - A big different to my "garden of wilderness"

Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 15:03

Thank You!,ThaiGer

Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 13:40

HelloDovefromabove,This fact (It is very difficult to encourage sufficient  wildlife (birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians as well as insects) to control pests in a naturall and sustainable way if the gardens surrounding you are not practising wildlife-friendly techniques too.) I have not considered! Now I understand something more.Thanks, ThaiGer.


Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 12:41

...have understand, sorry, Thaiger

Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 12:22

Hello King of golf, I'll never call you a bad person killer because you sometimes use chemical pest control and weed.

I wanted only, perhaps, that you seek out a small piece of your garden, to try out an organic method. Not more and not less.Maybe you only think about my following tip.

Are you clearing up a wild weedy patch. It's tempting to use weed killer. But to stay organic you need to consider the alternatives to weed killer. So here's some information about reclaiming those wild plots that have been taken over by perennial weeds and trees. There's actually a range of organic weed controls here for you to use.

Of course you will need to balance the size of the job with the number of hands you have to work and the time you have. Sometimes it can be a daunting task. But weed killer can beexpensive, especially on larger areas. And of course - weed killers arepoisonous.

There are two approaches if your ground is going to take some time to clear.Do smaller manageable pieces: Keep at it, give yourself a pat on the back when a piece is done - you'lleventually get there.
A fast trackmechanised approach: Perhaps you want to use a garden tiller to break in a new plot.

Weed Barriers And Sheet Mulch : First you need to remove any debris from the site - building rubble and rubbish. Then cut the weeds down to the ground.
Choose from:a scythe –orshears –or a powerful enough rotary mower – a sharp spade ( because densely weedy ground is often dry, roots snag a fork & tap rooted weeds e.g. docks & thistles, are best dug up whole) to help you get this job done.Now lay down over all a light excluding barrier such as P.V.C. sheeting, or one of several porous light excluding mulches.

Weed barriers may need to be left in place for 6 months to 3 years. After that they should be removed so that your ground can be improved organically. But weed barriers willlook good whenyou:cover the barrier with ornamental mulch, plant through the weed barrier, or you can even grow on top of the sheet by using containers or, edging the surround and covering with compost. The weed barrier is a temporary solution and you will look forward to laying out and cultivating permanent beds for your flowers, vegetables and herbs.

Best organic greetings, ThaiGer

"To know what we know, and know what we do not know, that is understanding."(Confucius)  Eco Thai German Farm , farmersvoice , My album password ThaiGer

Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 19:42

Hi Golf King, fine,that you not angry me! Thanks. I understand you 100%, but I not agree 100% :"What I do have a problem with is being preached to as if all I am such a bad person for using slug pellets or a spray to kill greenfly and what about chemical weed killers?-are they bad to?-often you will see glyphosate mentioned on here to get rid of perennial weeds or are we to live with bindweed,couch grass,ground-elder etc".

But now we have 2.40 in the night time (early morning)-I think about and answer you tomorrow...good night,ThaiGer.

Question for a calm winter moment

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 17:35

Hello,gardeners, I wanted to provoke a little (in the positive sense). Golf King say "There is nothing wrong with chemicals solutions..." I say yes! That's my deepest conviction.Golf King say "what am I to do?-use a slug killer or wait for Mr. Hedgehog and his mates to do the job for me..." I say it's wrong! That's my deepest conviction.Golf King say "for me it is all about balance..." I say, what ballance you mean? 50% chemistry and 50% organic?

Hi, Golf King, not angry me,please! But this is the discussion,I want provote. I not intend to talking bad about you (100%sure)!  O.k.,this forum is not only exact organic/natural. But I think that a reflection should be worth to us, which ballance is morally and ethically justifiable. Can it be not a worthy goal to strive for a healthy ballance between intervention and non-intervention in the natural processes? I am also a practitioner and not an idealist. I also know that a chemical pest control is easier and faster to produce a result. But also every worm or larva has a specific purpose. They eat not only our sheets. They live in our Habitat and provide for a balance in this. There are yet purely organic ways to regulating a balance between what we want to achieve and what the animals are doing. Or a natural ways to find, the actions of the "vermin" (and plant diseases) to curb. Golf King, I want no instruct you, no, but sometime it is good to think about one aspect, and to do not always, what it has always don, just because you have the best results achieved this. You understand, please? Best regards, ThaiGer (hope, nobody bann me)
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