Archive : insects

Feb 15 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Do it yourself, Gardening, Products | 7 comments

Basic organic pesticide

Organic pesticide

I have been using this basic organic pesticide in my garden, especially on my lemon tree, and it is working wonders. I know we both hate using these harsh chemical pesticides and with the help of Margret Roberts, I have been successful with this mix. Take a bucket (I’m not quite there yet with this huge quantity) of basil or any pungent strong herb. Pour 1 to 2 buckets of boiling water […]

Jan 09 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Products, | 1 comment

My Gardenias and insect repellent

Gardenia

I thought I was finished for today, but then I had some more I wanted to say … remember that discussion we had about the insect repellents and how toxic they smelt (and felt)? Today I had to do some major spraying because I found aphids on quite a few of my Gardenias – also on the Camellias in the garden. So I got hold of Ludwig’s Insect Spray to try. It […]