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October 09, 2009

Molasses and Mail!

Today we did some well needed gardening.
Or at least a small effort towards a pretty garden.
We used this... Molasses.....
We added some to a bucket with hot water....
Filled it with cold water, to the brim and fed it to the roses... at the roots...

to get rid of these... pesky things...
..... Aphids....
They attach themselves to my roses and I don't like them


Now to wait for the roses to drink the molasses
Then the Aphids fly away... they don't like the sweetness of the leaves and rose buds.
After a couple of days...they dissappear.

While we are in the garden this came in the mail..
from 'Mothers Cupboard'
pure delight... some fat 1/4's, a new set of quilting pins,
Clover needles, Mouline threads, some 'Spring Garden' ohh yum yum yummy.
Oh I wonder what I can stitch with it....I know something like a spring garden maybe?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and Blessings
Dawn x x x

14 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

I didn't know about the molasses Will give it a try though at the moment touch wood I have no aphids

Lucky-1 said...

Molasses in water is also a great way to get rid of nematodes in the soil. Just thought I'd throw that it....lol

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Dawn I have never heard of molasses in water for your roses A big thank you for that tip.
Hugs Mary.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi there darling Dawn!

Thank you for the gardening tip! Who'd have thought?!! :-)

I purchased the same fabrics as you from Fee! he he he... I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet either... but the large flower does lend itself to a bit of background free-motion quilting me-thinks!!!

Have fun! Hugs and love!
Vikki xoxo

maggi said...

I had never heard of using molasses against aphids. I will try to remember that for next Spring. Enjoy using your items from Mothers Cupboard.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Dawn, thank you for the thumbs up about Molasses for the roses...mine are covered in the little blighters.....Warm Regards Lyn...thanks for visiting....

Barbara said...

Well it certainly seems we have learned a very valuable lesson today, not in stitching, but in gardening.
Thanks for the information, I will certainly not only be using it in the future, but will be sharing it with friends here in the states.
Barb in western NC

Carin said...

I have never heard of using molasses to get rid of aphids thanks for sharing!

Allie said...

Molasses? Really? I'll have to give that a try! Love your package and yes, something spring would be perfect for that fabric!

Melissa said...

Thanks for that tip! I don't ever use pesticides, so I am grateful for hints like these!

Wendy B said...

You are such a clever bunny, Dawn....now i'll test you out....do you know if the molasses trick works on stink beetles???? I hate them and just can't get rid of them.....yuk!!! I'll have to try this to keep my roses perdy too!
sweet sugary hugs 4 U
XX Wendy B 'o)

6p00e54f08223a8834 said...

Hi Dawn, I have travelled over to you via my blog! Thanks for your feedback on my blog, I have removed the verifiaction box...hope I don't get robots or spam!!! Anyway great blog and designs, so glad I visited, Amanda

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Dawn! Hmmm ... I didn't know about the molasas trick to get rid of aphids, but I shall certainly keep it in mind! My roses really don't do well, as they don't get enough sun and have to compete for root space with a #%@$#%$^&#% camphor laurel tree the council planted on our footpath. The rotten thing spreads roots for miles, drops berries, leaves, bracts and sticks all year round and generally makes a nuisance of itself! SIGH! One day I'll have a sunny spot in a garden to grow some roses - and I'll know how to get rid of aphids! :0) Can't wait to see what you whip up with your new fat q's!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

angelasweby said...

Dawn, hi there,
What a fantastic tip about the molasses. I am definitely going to try it next year as our roses are just beginning to fade for this year and the cold weather has killed off any little bugs. We have a lot of roses as they are my favourites so this will be really useful.
What a nice package from Mother's Cupboard. I've just popped over to look at their site :>)
Hugs Angela