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society garlic

Postby jack » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:28 pm

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Postby Mister Wisteria » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:44 pm

That's a lovely setting, love the tree, looks so old. 8)
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Postby The Estate » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:58 am

Love the statue Jack, just beautiful :P
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Postby midgin » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:20 am

Beautiful... Jack, your garden looks very interesting, lots of nooks and crannies. Beautiful statues, lovely trees...and that society garlic looks great, mass planted as you have done.
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:56 am

The house/building looks interesting. 8) 8) 8)
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Postby Comeilotei » Thu May 31, 2007 2:47 pm

I somehow missed this post when you put it up Jack. Looks very nice. Would anyone know if this would be the allium (onion/ garlic) genus that's a companion plant to roses?

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Postby jasalim » Thu May 31, 2007 3:17 pm

I like that Jack :D
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Postby midgin » Thu May 31, 2007 3:53 pm

Comeilotei wrote:I somehow missed this post when you put it up Jack. Looks very nice. Would anyone know if this would be the allium (onion/ garlic) genus that's a companion plant to roses?

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Comie, I have it ...the tag says ...Tulbaghia violacea Society garlic. Maybe try a Google with the botanical name?
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Postby Comeilotei » Thu May 31, 2007 3:59 pm

Thanks Midgin. It appears it is not related to the allium family but has a garlicky scent. I do like it and will consider it as a companion plant to my roses.

A little blurb on it:
http://park.org/Pavilions/FoodAndMarkets/Herbs/qr_051.htm

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Postby bubba louie » Thu May 31, 2007 4:04 pm

I've got it under roses and I still get aphids.
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Postby Comeilotei » Thu May 31, 2007 4:05 pm

O dear BL....that's nature I suppose.... :roll:

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Postby bubba louie » Thu May 31, 2007 4:13 pm

Comeilotei wrote:O dear BL....that's nature I suppose.... :roll:

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Doesn't matter really cause I wont have the roses much longer.

I quite enjoy a good aphid squashing expedition. :twisted:
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Postby jack » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:29 am

aphids, try to stick organic when killing them. remember ladybirds only show up when the aphid number is at the right level. also try a garlic and tea spray. ie boil garlic crushed in 200 or 300ml of water, add tea bags and allow to cool to body/ blood temp. add another 100ml of cool water and spray on roses. the tea is for worms not for killing aphids.
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Postby Comeilotei » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:28 pm

If ladybugs aren't in sight, I just give my aphids a good spray of water and they go away. Will try your garlic tea recipe if all else fails Jack, thanks for that!

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Postby jack » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:35 pm

The lady beetles will show up as the aphids increase in your suburb, what hurts them is all the people who spray toxins on the roses. sorry i just dont see the point of poison on roses which in turn kills lizards, beetles and microbes.
also things like wood chips, old logs in garden will give some habitat for lady bugs.
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