Saturday, November 19, 2011

What are the longest Rubber Gloves you easily buy in the UK ?

I use the Bathroom Gloves by Marigold which are quite long but sometimes I wish they where just couple of inch's longer......for the really nasty jobs.

What are the longest Rubber Gloves you easily buy in the UK ?
you can buy the ones that you use when sticking your arm up a cows bottom
Reply:You buy them from the vets, the ones he uses to do internals on cows
Reply:you can get rubber gloves that go up to the elbow they are used in factories etc they are acid resistant try them health %26amp;safety stores.
Reply:Garden centres sell them. If not, try an ironmongers. I bought an acid resist pair (not that I was dealing with acid lol - needed long armed ones when clearing the pond), they were made of strong rubber and had small cotton inner gloves (allergy resist), good length - to the elbow - very durable.
Reply:KINKY! lol
Reply:Bit of a theme going on with your questions here Joa.

Have a thing about rubber gloves do we?lol

How does acid rain affect aquatic plants?

I'm doing some coursework for environmental science with the aim of investigating how acid rain concentration affects aquatic plants such as water marigold. I just need to know why acid rain results in the stunted growth. What does the acid do to the plant or the water to kill it?

Any answers would be greatly appreciated


How does acid rain affect aquatic plants?
It helps plants grow.
Reply:acid dissolves the nutrients they really need like calcium, magnesium and potassium so their growth is stunted. plankton eat this and when there is too much they die.

I stay in Virginia , US.What plants can I grow indoors without them drying up or dying ?

I am new to this place. The climate here is so unpredictable. A few days it is sunny and most of the times it is cloudy. A marigold plant that I bought few weeks back is almost dying. What are the other plants that can be grown indoors with such a climate?

I stay in Virginia , US.What plants can I grow indoors without them drying up or dying ?
House Plants

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Reply:Pothos does great indoors. They like the sun so put it in reach. Ferns also do really good indoors but they can be a little tricky as to watering. What you do in place the stopper in the kitchen sink and fill halfway up with water mixed with plant food. Then place the potted fern in the water which should come halfway up the outside of the pot. Indoor ferns like to be from the bottom up so leave it there for an hour or so. And in house plants (except for African Violets and fuschias) loved to be sprayed with water.
Reply:Well first of all marigolds need full outdoor sun and lots of drainage.

There are tons of indoor plants to choose from, but if you are looking for an indoor plant with lots of flowers you may try an impatien. You will still need to put it in a bright windowsill but it doesn't require direct sun. I wintered impatiens like this a few years ago.. they do quite well.

Keep it watered, but be sure the pot has drainage. Seems that most pots come with saucers to set them in, or come as a single assembly. Those are a best bet when you are not sure if you are over watering.

Good luck!
Reply:I just got an orange tiger lily plant 2 weeks ago and it already looks dead after sitting on my back patio. But, as I was searching online to find plants that I could keep indoors that wouldn't need full sunlight, I came across articles about plants and indoor air quality. Apparently some plants are really good at filtering toxins of indoor air. So, you should check out this article on plants that grow well inside and clean your air.
Reply:I'm in VA, too.

I grow Coleus, Peace Lily, African Violets, Angel Wing Begonia, Poinsettia, Diffenbachia, Pothos, Croton, Wax Plant and I have even had good luck keeping Impatiens in my home over the winter.
Reply:If you live in Arlington, VA try horsetails in your aquarium! But watch out for Sec. of Defense, Robert Gates....he hangs out around defense contracting plants...what a loser!
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What plants do you wish you had never planted?

I have 4 plants I wish I had never planted, day lily, solidago, english marigold %26amp; mallow. What do you wish you had never planted?

What plants do you wish you had never planted?
A Maple I planted when I was eight. (I've got a photograph of myself holding its skinny little trunk. I was all dressed in dark red corduroy, very cool, thanks Mum).

The tree is now 40 feet high and my house is right behind it. I live in the dark and it's all my own fault! *lol*
Reply:Agree on the mint -- and some stupid green vine -- with white edges around the leaves -- was supposed to be a nice "complement". I've been killing it for years.

Also, I'm sorry the former owner planted "surprise lilies". I've dug out about 500 in three years, and they keep on re-populating and the stupid leaves come up in February and nearly kill everything else out.

Also am getting kinda sorry about the forsythia. I guess I think that nothing will ever grow, but it always does.
Reply:Verigated vinca minor, ugh. It's been terrible, but after 5 years I think I've finally gotten rid of it.

An old fashioned pink rambling rose, it is a horrible garden eating monster that tries to feed on the flesh of those who try to tame it. It blooms about a week or two a year and the rest of the time is spent sending out 25 foot long canes, trying to creating rooted babies, and destroying anything put out to control it. :(
Reply:I don't really regret anything I've planted. I think it's amazing that I can very nearly destroy a huge plot of mint and have it still come back (but usually in much smaller numbers). It is fun and a bit rewarding to take a shovel to a plot of vigorous bulbs and know that they will survive even if I remove 90% of them. I like their hardiness.

The things I regret are those that I did NOT plant like grass and BINDWEED! I really really hate bindweed (it's like wild minerature morning glories for those who don't know). I spend my summer trying to dig, pull, smother, etc. to no avail. Bindweed and Thistles...grrrrrrr.
Reply:Neighborus irritatus - a nasty weed that shows up where you do not want it, it knows no boundaries and it TAKES over. I consider it tops on the Noxious Weed List!

It does not respond well to Motherus irritatus 'White Trash' either (his mother, I mean).

It seems to have better response to Impatiens glandulifera (policeman's helmet). Hopefully he will be able to get the eviction papers done soon.

Reply:A rose bush bought on sale susposed to be a climber but turned out to be a very unhappy tea rose,very tempermental,only get about 6 roses a year no matter what you do to it,about ready to throw it out.It just sits there most of the year with leaves and no roses its 3 years old.
Reply:Evening primrose (Oenothera) - very invasive with pale pink flowers, but my wife and granddaughter love them,

Lambs ears (Stachys) - somewhat invasive. Even the deer don't eat them.

Halls Japanese honeysuckle - again, too invasive.
Reply:Eucalyptus tree -

constantly need keeping in shape, shed bark everywhere, boring colour, leaves don't rot so have to be picked up, not good for wildlife, doesn't flower... need I go on? choked everything out.....and no matter what I do, it comes back.

I would think day lilies would be a plus in your garden.
Reply:lily because they overtake my garden i pulled some up by the roots last yr seems like they grew back this yr.i will pull some more up this yr.
Reply:Creeping Charlie. Every part that touches the ground roots and produces seed.
Reply:Ivy! AAAARRRGGGGGHHHHHH! It's slowly but surely taking over my front garden!!!! Heeeeeelp!
Reply:My leylandii tree! ;-)
Reply:I have two pampas grass plants near my pool. They have grown to enormous size and are taking over.
Reply:All the Dandelions in my lawns, I think my ex wife must have planted them. She's a wicked woman.
Reply:MINT.... can't get rid of it now.

Is it true, that marigolds act as a natural pest deterent?

Ive planted them amongst my vegetables on a friends advice.

Is it true, that marigolds act as a natural pest deterent?
This technique takes advantage of the various ways different plants complement or protect one another, thereby promoting each others' healthy growth. Marigolds, for example, have a natural resistance to insects, and planting marigolds as a border around the garden, or among vegetables, seems to discourage both insect and animal pests in colorful fashion.
Reply:Yes, it's the smell that they don't like.
Reply:I`ve heard that deer %26amp;rabbits don`t like them.
Reply:Well, there is some benefit to interplanting them with tomatoes - but Marigolds ATTRACT earwigs, which eat all the foliage off the flowers and creep me out no end. I have never noticed any real deterrent effect.
Reply:yes it's true. however, next time, you may want to place pots of them in the garden. i think you'll find that they expand quite a bit. i once planted about a dozen plants in a 15 foot border and they completely filled it in. pots contain them better
Reply:I know my mother use to use them in her flower and vegetable garden to attract bees for pollination.
Reply:Marigolds are a great companion plant for tomatoes!

Marigolds put out an oil similar to tannin that deters Nematodes, a tiny little worm that eat root hairs.

If there are enough of them in your garden soil the Nematodes will cause stunted growth and yellowing of leaves.

Nematodes can build up in the soil over the years and can be found in lawns as well.


The aroma of Marigolds is supposed to bother a few other insects but I've seen no proof of this yet.
Reply:Yes they work great..and are good for the environment
Reply:I have friends that grow their garden organically, and they swear by marigolds.
Reply:So they cats still pee amongst the 'maters. :-((
Reply:It's true. A natural deterent against aphids and cutworms.
Reply:Yes, the aroma deters several types of pests.
Reply:yes - they work wonders! i do it every year and am still amazed!

I am growing marigolds form seed for the first time and the seedlings have purple spots on the leaves ?

Also the stems are all purple. Is something wrong or is this normal?

I am growing marigolds form seed for the first time and the seedlings have purple spots on the leaves ?
Yeah, that is normal. Just wait it out and they should be fine. Seedlings do a lot of weird little things when they are germinating. Marigolds are pretty easy plants to grow, and not very touchy. So just sit back and let them go.

Good Luck.
Reply:Some varities of marigolds have purple blotches. Not tiny specs but pea sized or larger.

What are the most fragrant type of Marigolds?

I'm looking to grow my own Marigolds from seeds indoors. I want to put them in my kitchen for the strong but not overpowering fragrance, and so I would like a type or breed that is the MOST fragrant. Does anyone know of one? Or could I pretty much just get any kind? Any input would be great, I know how to grow them I just am looking for a specific type because there exist so many crossbreeds.

What are the most fragrant type of Marigolds?
Most of the smell of Marigolds is concentrated in the foliage. The flowers themselves are almost odorless.

Signet marigolds (Tagetes tenuifolia), also called gem marigolds, have citrus-scented foliage that is lacier than standard marigold foliage and a lighter shade of green. The blossoms are small and dainty, with a single rim of petals. Mexican mint marigold (T. lucida), also called Mexican tarragon marigold, has the scent of anise and can be used in cooking as a substitute for tarragon.

Signet marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia) varieties: 'Lemon Gem' and 'Tangerine Gem' have outstanding foliage fragrance.

Tagetes lemmonii (mountain marigold). Bushy perennial (to 3’), native to S. Ariz. canyons. Clusters of 1" yellow flowers from Sept.-Mar. Attracts butterflies, but its strong odor discourages browsers. However, Mountain Valley Growers calls its scent tangerine or lemon-mint.

T. lucida also known as mint-scented marigold, Mexican marigold mint, cloud plant or Mexican tarragon , has aromatic leaves that can be used as a substitute for French tarragon or as a stimulating tea.
Reply:All marigolds have a strong scent and some people consider it an ODOUR. They work well to keep the bugs down in a garden.

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