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BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Just picked up the following recipes from the Daily Mail gardening section:

For caterpillars, aphids and whitefly: Try growing horseradish. Add a 50mm length of HR root to two pints of water. Add 1 tsp of ground cayenne pepper and a handful of scented pelargonium leaves. Boil for 30', then strain and spray.

For slugs: Grow artemesia or wormwood. Harvest 200g of foliage. Add to 500ml of water, then simmer for 30'. Allow the solution to cool, then strain. Add 1 tsp of soap, then spray the soil or container of plants.

(Wonder if either of these work smiley - erm)

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Post 2


Might be an idea to try them, not that i have any southernwood to use smiley - erm They make nice shrubs, if you like that sort of thing. Come to think of it 200g of leaves would probably strip a small shrub smiley - yikes

I'd love to know if they do work though. smiley - biggrin
If they do, then maybe that bit could be added to the entry?

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