The ideas from the website PINTEREST. I will continue publishing some of them here.
Get Rid Of---Ants, Ants, Ants
This is a miracle recipe for getting rid of those pesty ants that come every summer. Mix up the solution, pack cotton balls in a jar cover, and put the solution on and they will be gone.
1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons boric acid 3 cups warm water
1 Mix the sugar and Boric Acic well. 2 Add the warm water slowly, mixing all the while so it won't be too lumpy. 3 Store in a jar. 4 When ready to use, put cotton into the top of a jar lid to fill it, and then saturate the cotton to the top. 5 Place where you want it; make several if you need it. 6 Will keep for a long while. 7 drip a drop or two over the edge of the lid to rest on the counter so they will find it sooner. 8 It sometimes takes a little while for them to find it, but find it they will. 9 When they do, let them alone; you will want to kill them because they look so creepy; but don't because they will hang over the edge of the lid and drink, drink, drink, and then take it back to the nest. 10 Almost over night, they will be gone.
Don't toss that celery base!
Did you know you can use it to re-grow a new bunch of celery? (Who knew that celery proliferation was all the rage?) It's apparently quite simple: just stand the base in a small dish of water for a week or so until new leaves appear in the center. The leaves will be yellow at first, and once they really emerge and turn green, you can plant the celery in the ground or in a pot.
I publish some of the photos from our autumn (or still summer?) garden: ever happy hot chilli peppers, a X-mas present from our friend Vera is taking off beautifully friended with petunias, the grape seed that I planted this spring is taking off too and shaping into a beautiful bush, deer horns that we bought at one of the garage sales near by is growing like mad, another orphan - a cacti that we found thrown out from the house opposite to us is blooming now, some tropical plants in our garden just love this weather and night watering, our lemon tree. that we bought with my daughter Masha this spring. is throwing - its green brunches up to the blue skies, my favourite - vietnamese mint, Masha's present - some lilies are blooming in full after I put in a good osmocote fertraliser in the soil, not that many roses this autumn though, and pears pears pears... where is my gardener who likes compote made out of them? - too expensive to keep him nowadays, some other blooming plants - and that's it for this month...