So today, I planted four overripe bananas next to four of my rose bushes. I'm sure it's not going to hurt them so if it works and my roses thrive, well that's just a bonus! I'll plant some next to my passion fruit and orange tree when I next have some old ones lying around.
I also learnt that coffee grounds are an excellent fertiliser and can just be dug through the top soil of your garden. They can also be used to sprinkle in a thick layer around plants to deter slugs. There are slug issues in my garden at the moment. They keep eating my passion fruit vine and my gooseberry bush. I don't like to squash them though. Meow tries to help out by lying on them and them bringing them inside all stuck and mooshed into her fur. Thanks Meow...
I don't drink coffee but I was thinking I could go to a local cafe and ask them to save me a garbage bag of coffee grounds.
I have also accidentally found out that slugs, snails and earthworms really like pasta. I fed next door's cat some left over chicken pasta one evening and I tipped the leftover pasta she didn't eat into the garden. A couple of hours later I was outside and noticed there were four slugs, two snails and an earthworm eating the pasta. It was all gone in the morning! I should have taken a photo, it was quite fascinating to watch.
|The first of my roses beginning to bloom|
Do you have any strange garden tricks that work for you? I'm all ears!