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Planting a cedar hedge Mosquito Repellent




by Jardinierbricoleur » 01/05/15, 19:09

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A natural repellent against mosquitoes .... plant a hedge of cedars near your terraces or to delimit your garden.

Here is my planting technique.

Method in photos ---> Plant cedars


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by Ahmed » 02/05/15, 08:06

I do not know what it is in Canada, but in Europe you must avoid planting these unfortunate thuja (and not cedars) which are ugly and sensitive to a fungus (which causes "the browning of thuja"), they are also excellent fire propagators if you have the bad idea to pass the thermal weeder nearby *. Likewise, avoid Lawson's cypress, whose size is even more difficult to control than that of thuja, it is so fast.

Prefer hedges composed of shrubs offering maximum diversity. See, for example, what is proposed Botanic(free pub!).

* The inside of the hedge is ultra-dry and the two green walls are chimney ...
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by antoinet111 » 02/05/15, 08:48

it looks like thujas, I have cypres of Leyland, I have a high 18m hedge stuck (5m) north of my house, and mosquitoes dance underneath.

and it is the same for thuja, I never heard of this effect, I was nurseryman.

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by Ahmed » 02/05/15, 09:37

Warning! The Canadian mosquito or mosquito has (perhaps) nothing to do with ours! :P
The cedar wood (not that of the Canadians!) Repels the insects (but not the plant) hence the confusion of our Jardinierbricoleur...
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by Did67 » 02/05/15, 10:29

Cedar wood balls are, I believe, the "moth-proof" balls that we put in the cupboard ... ???

Moreover, agree that these cedar hedges are ecological disasters: no biodiversity, no flowers so no honey, no fruit ...

There is much better to do, with flowering hedges (bees), carrying red fruits (some edible, others used for birds) or nutty fruits (an oilseed very rich in omega 3) and, last but one not least, whose pruning wood is useful as BRF ... !!! Thuja, from all these points of view, is a catastrophe!

For an apparent "anti-mosquito effect" which I have never heard of either and for which I have some doubts!

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by Ahmed » 02/05/15, 12:12

Yes, balls or pieces of cedar are active as repellent moths; to maintain its effectiveness, it is necessary to scratch the surface from time to time as soon as the odor diminishes. Cedar chips also work very well (put in a fishnet).
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by antoinet111 » 02/05/15, 12:55

Hi, if you are connected autarky see survivalism (I did not say preppers) you can do this kind of edible hedge

https://www.google.fr/search?q=clapet+c ... comestible


see otherwise defensive hedge.

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by Did67 » 02/05/15, 13:15

I'm nothing so extreme or absolute or ambitious ... I'm just trying to be reasonable or keep a little common sense, without becoming crazy. It's already huge as a job!

So I have various hedges, including hazel, elder ...

I also have shrubs spread all over the place, sometimes in rows, sometimes in beds: raspberries, mulberry trees, edible honeysuckle, goji, blueberries ... which I use both in "decorative" and "productive" beds. Some of these shrubs are melliferous. Others blush beautifully in autumn ...

My hedge is also made up of charcoal (feeds the birds) as well as ash trees cut into tadpoles (at the start of training) to make my BRF on site, with which I "straw" for example my strawberries ...

To tell the truth, I am undoubtedly a little rebellious with the "models" and curious to seek my way ...

More info here: https://www.econologie.com/forums/jardin-en- ... 13846.html

[I can only be dismayed to see a miserable line of cedar adorned with so many virtues ... But I am obliged as much as possible to remain polite on the forums]
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Re: Plant a cedar hedge to keep mosquitoes away




by hic » 03/05/15, 14:08

Jardinierbricoleur wrote:Hello friends,
A natural repellent against mosquitoes .... plant a hedge of cedars near your terraces or to delimit your garden.

Thuya wood is sold under the trade name "red cedar".
Hence the general confusion.
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by Did67 » 03/05/15, 18:03

Yes indeed.

For the readers, that's what the real thing looks like, that one does not cultivate in hedge but in isolated subjects: http://www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http ... XIYhWvXLUM
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