Saturday, November 19, 2011

Natural Flea Deterrent

 Natural Flea Deterrent If you have fleas in your area I have discovered Fennel is the answer. Bought for under $5 at most nurseries (or they can get it in for you). Plant it in a pot outside your dog kennel or in 500mls of hot water place about 3 generous sprigs (crushed up)and let cool strain and spray the water inside kennel, or you can pick fennel, scrunch it in your hand until the juices flow and rub it into your dogs coat (my dogs don't mind) they seem to like the aniseed flavour and the fleas hate it. If you plant it in your garden keep it away from all beans, tomatoes, kohlrabi and coriander.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

National Botanical gardens in harare

The 58-hectare National Botanic Gardens contain examples of the diverse plant life that thrive in Harare's pleasant climate. Most Zimbabwean species are  represented, as well as specimens from Southern Africa. It's a great place to spend the day.  One can walk one's dog, have a light meal in the restaurant and generally enjoy the situation.  Societies such as the Tree Society and the Aloe and Cactus Society are regular visitors.  It is good to know that this park is still very much in existance.  There is a herbarium when specimens can be identified and a plant nursery.  For anyone interested in Zimbabwe plants this is one definate place to visit.