Category Archives: Gardening

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Weed Killer

Category : Gardening

Strong neat vinegar makes a great natural weed killer.


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Scorched Plants

Category : Gardening

Water your plants in the morning to help reduce heat stress and scorching of the plants in the sun.


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Repelling Flies

Category : Gardening

Plant carrots and onions close together – they repel onion fly and carrot fly respectively!


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Care for Roses

Category : Gardening

Dig a few tea bags into the soil around your rose bushes to nourish them.


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Banana Peel for Roses

Category : Gardening

Banana peels in the soil around rose bushes release potassium, which feeds the plants.


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Aphid Repellent

Category : Gardening

Boil up the leaves of wild garlic and use the resulting water as a natural insect repellent – particularly good for aphids, reducing tomato plight and mildew on cucumbers.


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Adding Iron to Water

Category : Gardening

Add some rusty nails to your watering can water – these release iron into the water and nourishes your plants.


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When to Water

Category : Gardening

Watering your garden in the morning is the most effective time of day as the temperatures are generally lower and less of the water will evaporate straight off.


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Mulch

Category : Gardening

Adding mulch to your soil helps it to naturally retain moisture.  Ensure the soil is moist before applying the mulch to it.  Either use pre-bagged mulch from a garden centre, or grass clippings and dry leaves work well as a free alternative!


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Grow Native

Category : Gardening

Plants that are native to your home country and environment will naturally require less watering and maintenance.  Use the internet to help find plants which will be naturally suitable to your environment and will thrive the best on the minimum of care and water.


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