Home made remedies pointless.

Discussion in 'Pests, Diseases and Cures' started by Mike Allen, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. WeeTam

    WeeTam Total Gardener

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    Some may work.

    Ive had box blight attacks the last couple of years including this year. Ive created a spray that seems to stop it in its tracks. Not a permanant cure but seems to stop the attack allowing regrowth until it comes back the following year.
     
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      This guy sorts the slug problem out..download (2).jpeg
       
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        Love the little fella :wub2:
         
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          Two house bricks ! How big are your bloomin' Kentish slugs :snorky:

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          • Kandy

            Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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            I did the usual trick of using a home made spray of water,washing up liquid(Fairy) and garlic cloves all of which Mr Kandy mixed together for me and I continually sprayed it on to my winter broad beans but it failed and there was just too many of them so we didn’t get much of a crop this year.I even resorted to putting every ladybird I could find onto the plants but there are so many blackfly a ladybird and their babies can eat at any one sitting:sad:

            I even had to resort to transferring ladybirds over to our runner bean plants when they started getting attacked as the garlic mixture hadn’t worked for them either.Even heavy rain didn’t wash them off this year like it normally does.Eventually the blackfly completed their life cycle and dissapeared but last week after getting home from our holiday I was doing some weeding on the lottie and spotted some black fly clustered round the top of some fat hen:yikes: I quickly pulled up the plant threw it on the ground and stamped on it.:biggrin:Boy did I find that exhilarating :snorky:
             
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            • Verdun

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              No aphids that I was aware of here (the exception was on my blackcurrants early in the season but nipping off the affected/top shoots effectively put a stop to that). no sprays for them, lots of bees around, lots of birds ......lots of different flowers basically organically grown. :)

              I dont think copper tape has any effect on aphids:)

              Have to say jumping on a fat hen is rather cruel Kandy :gaah:
               
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              • pete

                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                Hubble Bubble toil and Trouble.
                Its that time of year folks.:biggrin:
                 
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                  The answer is to make an electric fence :)

                   
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