Friday, 23 May 2008

Ha! My peonies have ants too...



...I do not mind wildlife too much as long as it stays firmly outdoors and does not intrude into my home. If it decides to invite itself in - well, that is an entirely different matter.

From time to time, I might zap the odd infestation of insects (if they are overpowering my plants and causing a lot of damage) but I do try to let nature take care of itself. Mainly because a lot of birds have made their homes in neighbouring gardens and feed (or dust bath) in mine (sparrows, robins, blue tits, blackbirds, starlings) and I do not want to harm them.

1 comment:

Robynn said...

You know what's really effective at keeping ants out of your house? Talcum powder across the threshold. It's fascinating to see what happens when you drop some talc on a stream of ants - they vamoose so fast.

O'course the one fundamental problem with this strategy is, then you have piles of talc in your doorway, on the windowsill, etc...