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View Ahmed » 03/05/15, 19:14

Cedars are adapted to shallow limestone soils, which is not so common. There is one beautiful stand above Lake Kir in Dijon (The Trouhaude).
The planting is quite delicate and is done preferably with subjects raised in clods (technical clod and not that of garden centers which causes coiling of roots called "buns"); on the other hand, the adults produce each year an abundance of seeds which emerge easily and naturally => "sowing brush".
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View SixK » 03/05/15, 23:37

Cedar, if that's what I have, I can tell you that it does nothing repels mosquitoes, they spend their time in the same I would say.
That said, do mosquitoes bite in it, the it is another story.

Is it an environmental disaster? The cedar is not great, but I myself used as mulch for plants that love to the earth acids. Camellias and strawberry seem to appreciate. For camellias, leaves are green, very shiny, strawberries are quite monstrous, 30 cm tall I would say.

The pile of cedar sizes I have is full of earthworms, last year, it made me a beautiful mushroom, but I have not dared to try those who pushed it! :)

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View Rabbit » 04/05/15, 08:11

There 10 years I have built a small pond + - 15 m² precisely to avoid mosquitoes. J y have put goldfish and it works rather well. The area is infested with mosquitoes except around the pond within a 100 150 m.

Goldfish survive al winter, the pond making 1 m deep. The water does not freeze over 10 cm 15 cm during that winter is harsh. But with the global warming that should arrange s.

That this was my technique to fight against mosquitoes .If ca can help ..
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View Did67 » 04/05/15, 10:21

SixK wrote:
Is it an environmental disaster? The cedar is not great, but I myself used as mulch for plants that love to the earth acids. Camellias and strawberry seem to appreciate. For camellias, leaves are green, very shiny, strawberries are quite monstrous, 30 cm tall I would say.

The pile of cedar sizes that I have is full of worms, last year it made me a wonderful mushroom, but I did not dare to taste those who pushed! :)

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Yes. The shock of words ... I got a little too!

Say issue Biodiversity is extremely poor (except maybe mosquitoes?). Although occasionally a bird that feeds also can nest there! [This is a very good hiding place].

Compared to a "diversified" hedge, which sustains a lifetime. With fruits, berries ... Birds, squirrels, hedgehogs ... And which occasionally allow you to diversify your diet (hazelnuts rich in omega 3, elderberries rich in vitamins ...).

The wood is classified as "rot-proof" (therefore the use of "red cedar" = thuja as siding without any treatment; my house has been covered with it for a dozen years). But of course, on the wet ground, it eventually decomposes. Slower than other essences.

So for my BRF, I avoid it (I don't take the cedar "waste" from my neighbors) ... I prefer the woody trees with "faster cycle" ...

In compost too is a fermentation retarder.

Here. Afterwards, the rest is a matter of point of view. Some like those straight "green walls". Nature ordered and dominated. Others are weeded lawns! Still others golf ... It is even the vast majority, hence the incredible success of thuja in housing estates.

We must recognize that to quickly hide from the neighbor, he has no equal. Us, with mine, we prefer to move around, cross paths, have an aperitif together ... But hey, there again, we get along and it's a barrier or we play solo, and it's a vegetal "wall" ...

So yes, there was for me an element of judgment! It was necessary to qualify (some?).
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View Did67 » 04/05/15, 10:26

Rabbit wrote:There 10 years I have built a small pond + - 15 m² precisely to avoid mosquitoes. J y have put goldfish and it works rather well. The area is infested with mosquitoes except around the pond within a 100 150 m.

Goldfish survive al winter, the pond making 1 m deep. The water does not freeze over 10 cm 15 cm during that winter is harsh. But with the global warming that should arrange s.

That this was my technique to fight against mosquitoes .If ca can help ..


Rather amazing!

Standing water is home to mosquito larvae. Goldfish clean it, no problem.

But the adult mosquito, once hatched larva, then I do not understand how the mare repel.

I absolutely do not want to doubt. Literally: I do not understand!

I would have thought that a pond attracts them, to lay in! Maybe that's when they get caught by the fish?
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View Rabbit » 04/05/15, 13:21

Precisely, the pond does not reject them, the pond attracts to lay eggs.

Not to go hunting. The standing water is the starting point of their attacks, their lives to make it simple.

Also by eliminating fish eggs break the cycle and helps to eliminate mosquitoes in a very radius certainly larger than 100 m. This coverage covers extensively the house and that is enough. Red poisons are not a choice carefully matured, c is just that they are not expensive and have survived several winters. I can put guppy, but here they will not survive.

Eliminate mosquitoes in the egg is most definitely the best way to protect s.

The advantage of a pond is that all the surrounding fauna and lives. There are frogs, newts, dragonflies and damselflies, beetles, skaters etc .. Even my bees s serve as drinking trough. Anyway I do not regret my pond, although at times it is really ugly. At the same time I have the impression that more water is green and cloudy most are people inside.

Sometimes I wonder why is not the fact that ds countries or there are the famous mousiques tigers and other miseries. Labas guppies could be used.
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View Ahmed » 04/05/15, 13:40

Yes, RabbitIt seems that mosquitoes are home-loving and does not move away from their spawning; Intuitively this seems surprising, since the wind can easily carry a mosquito flying, but that's what the scientific observers (and patient!) find.
In the same spirit, but simpler and less automatic, filled containers with water and emptied from time to time are easy traps, where the installation of pools is not possible.
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Rabbit wrote:Precisely, the pond does not reject them, the pond attracts to lay eggs.

Not to go hunting. The standing water is the starting point of their attacks, their lives to make it simple.

Also by eliminating fish eggs break the cycle and helps to eliminate mosquitoes in a very radius certainly larger than 100 m. This coverage covers extensively the house and that is enough. Red poisons are not a choice carefully matured, c is just that they are not expensive and have survived several winters. I can put guppy, but here they will not survive.

Eliminate mosquitoes in the egg is most definitely the best way to protect s.
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All this seems finally logical. I had never thought about it !!!

But it is true that I am not bothered by mosquitoes.

[I had thought of a pond for its biodiversity, indeed]
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View Did67 » 04/05/15, 14:19

Ahmed wrote:Yes, RabbitIt seems that mosquitoes are home-loving and does not move away from their spawning; Intuitively this seems surprising, since the wind can easily carry a mosquito flying, but that's what the scientific observers (and patient!) find.
In the same spirit, but simpler and less automatic, filled containers with water and emptied from time to time are easy traps, where the installation of pools is not possible.


An aquarium with goldfish placed outside in summer should then do the trick, if I your two hybrid approaches?

The risk of the containers to be emptied is to "miss" the reproduction cycles (negligence, absences) and there, we will have stretched the pole to be beaten!
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View antoinet111 » 04/05/15, 18:11

Thank you for the info of the pond that seems consistent.

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