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society garlic

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:28 pm
by jack
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:44 pm
by Mister Wisteria
That's a lovely setting, love the tree, looks so old. 8)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:58 am
by The Estate
Love the statue Jack, just beautiful :P

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:20 am
by midgin
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.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:56 am
by Shotgun Paul.
The house/building looks interesting. 8) 8) 8)

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 2:47 pm
by Comeilotei
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?

Thanks,

Comeilotei

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:17 pm
by jasalim
I like that Jack :D

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:53 pm
by midgin
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?

Thanks,
Comeilotei

Comie, I have it ...the tag says ...Tulbaghia violacea Society garlic. Maybe try a Google with the botanical name?

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:59 pm
by Comeilotei
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

Comeilotei

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 4:04 pm
by bubba louie
I've got it under roses and I still get aphids.

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 4:05 pm
by Comeilotei
O dear BL....that's nature I suppose.... :roll:

Comeilotei

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 4:13 pm
by bubba louie
Comeilotei wrote:O dear BL....that's nature I suppose.... :roll:

Comeilotei


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

I quite enjoy a good aphid squashing expedition. :twisted:

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:29 am
by jack
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.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:28 pm
by Comeilotei
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!

Comeilotei

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:35 pm
by jack
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.