Welcome, each month we will be offering ideas, recipes and remedies for home and garden.
Summer Salad Ideas
1 x Fancy lettuce, chives, feta cheese pieces, walnuts baby tomatoes, apple mint, grated carrot all tossed in a light French salad oil.
Slugs and Snails
Next time you eat any citrus fruit chop up the skins and place in boiling water, stand overnight. Strain into a spray bottle and top up with water and add a squirt of dish-washing liquid. Shake before use. Spray where needed. They hate it.
Oxalis killer spray
Fill a 1-liter spray bottle with white vinegar to which you add 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp dish-washing detergent.
Clean up your pots, garden ornaments and paths easily with white vinegar. In a 1-liter spray bottle add half vinegar/half water and a squirt of dishwashing liquid. Shake well before each use. Reduce water content for hard to clean areas. Vinegar can be used neat.
Diane Griffin is a spontaneous gardener-cottage style.
She is also an active member of two Garden Clubs and a Herb group , as well as the Secretary of Auckland Herb Society and is in the process of
setting up a local herb group .