Insecticides & Fungicides/Spreader-stickers, Wetting Agents: Getting the most out of Your Sprays

Written by Thomas Ogren

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What wasrepparttar difference? Both sprays did keeprepparttar 113432 deer from eatingrepparttar 113433 roses, for awhile. The spray with soap resulted in roses that were not eaten for six nights followingrepparttar 113434 spraying. Deer did not eatrepparttar 113435 roses sprayed withrepparttar 113436 sticker spreader mix for 15 nights. It seemed obvious to me thatrepparttar 113437 sticker-spreader had indeed lockedrepparttar 113438 smelly spray material ontorepparttar 113439 roses better than hadrepparttar 113440 soap. Sticker spreader is sometimes used to make leaves on foliage plants shinier, and this works pretty well, too. If, for example, you are just spraying your roses with insecticidal soap (for aphids) and a little baking soda (for rust and mildew control) mixed with water and a bit of sticker-spreader, you’ll immediately notice thatrepparttar 113441 spray does stick torepparttar 113442 leaves better and it also make them shine. Spreader-stickers can also have somewhat of a synergistic affect when used with insecticides. It not only helpsrepparttar 113443 insecticide adhere better to plant surfaces but it also helpsrepparttar 113444 insecticide penetraterepparttar 113445 bodies of insects it contacts. Perhaps most importantly, spreader-sticker also protectsrepparttar 113446 insecticide or fungicide from washing off inrepparttar 113447 rain and from breakdown from sunlight. I think I paid less than five dollars for a pint of spreader-sticker at a local nursery. A little bit goes a long way, so it seems inexpensive enough. Some ofrepparttar 113448 insecticides I like most, organic botanical-based ones such as Neem are kind of pricey, and using sticker-spreader gets me more bang for my buck.

Tom Ogren is a nationally know gardener and has appeared numerous times on HGTV. His website is

Can your sundial really tell the time?

Written by Hugh Harris-Evans

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A number of sundial trails have been established. A good example isrepparttar Thames Sundial Trail in London, England. This site lists a number of other trails in countries all overrepparttar 113431 world but only two inrepparttar 113432 United States. Howeverrepparttar 113433 North American Sundial Society has a complete list on its website.

Two rather different designs are shown here. The first, which is commonly referred to as a Human Sundial, usesrepparttar 113434 person's shadow to indicaterepparttar 113435 time. By standing inrepparttar 113436 appropriate box forrepparttar 113437 daterepparttar 113438 shadow will showrepparttar 113439 correct time. The second is a Digital Sundial which sounds like a contradiction in terms but in reality is just a rather clever design.

Many sundials have a motto inscribed onrepparttar 113440 face. Often these are rather serious in tone and ofrepparttar 113441 "Tempus fugit" variety but you also find some written in a lighter vein. Here are a few of my favourites:

The shadow of my finger cast Dividesrepparttar 113442 future fromrepparttar 113443 past

The clockrepparttar 113444 time may wrongly tell, I never ifrepparttar 113445 sun shines well

I stand amidrepparttar 113446 summer flowers To tellrepparttar 113447 passage ofrepparttar 113448 hours

And finally again from Hilaire Belloc:

I am a sundial, turnedrepparttar 113449 wrong way round. I cost my foolish mistress fifty pounds!

Hugh Harris-Evans is the owner of The Garden Supplies Advisor where you will find further articles, gardening tips and product reviews.

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