Crassula tetragonia attracts many predatory insects to prey on pests. It’s tough and hardy, likes little water and is easy to propagate.
We grow hardy and fragrant members of the Mint family throughout our garden so that they can keep away pests.
Today didn’t work out exactly as I expected. What was supposed to be a quick trim of the Carrot Herbs
A garden is an ecosystem that we, the gardeners, are part of. As we consume the most of it’s bounty, I’m tipping that we’re Top Predator
Insects are vitally important to a successful garden, if not a well fed world. Letting your plants flower and go to seed can attract them, feed them and allow predatory insects to do their thing and keep down pest numbers.
Having plants that don’t need to be replanted every year can really take the effort out of many aspects of gardening.
We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. Here’s this week’s… Blackbirds are real characters. We love them so much that a mama bird makes her nest in a wall pot by our front door. It’s so close that if you open the security screen hard, you actually hit the pot with her babies in. Mama bird will fly a couple of metres away and sit on the fence while we are in and out but will zoom back in once we are past. She will even sit back and watch while I feed and film the little ones. It’s all good fun, but Blackbirds are known to be the bane of tidy gardeners and fresh mulch, throwing it over the cleanest of gravel paths with glee. This mulch distribution service is offered
We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. Here’s this week’s… Vegetable plants can be very useful even after we’ve eaten the good bits. Letting them go to flower and seed is an excellent way to lure pest insects and concentrate them in one place for easy elimination. The beautiful Pak Choy flowers in the pic above are a deadly lure for for the little pests in the pic below… All I need to do is pinch off the flowering stem with the bugs on and feed them to the chooks. That said… my preferred option would have been to take it a step further and use the aphids to attract lacewings and ladybugs but there’s not a lot around at this very moment. Some weeds such as Sow Thistle, which is around