I want to plant my new patio but I'm allergic to wasps. Which green plants should I choose?
Flowers attract wasps, so I won't be planting many of those. What are the names of a selection of green plants of different sizes and greens?
Check out the following for useful info:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-p … -wasps.htm
http://nodontpinthat.blogspot.com/2013/ … ve-to.html
and this might be ingenious--making one seems easy:
http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product. … amp;cat=70
http://www.gardeners.com/buy/fake-wasp- … 6-561.html
but it might also creep an allergic person out! Hope we get to see pics of your new patio all fitted out--hub please?
Fascinating material. So useful. Thank you so much. I might get the fake wasp nest but will try planting plants that don't attract wasps in the first place. Thank you Roberta.
Thought you might like to see this on wasp predators--seems like a faux wasp nest might invite predators to the surrounding area: http://www.newscientist.com/blog/lastwo … wasps.html
Hello Penelope! Dwarf non-fruiting olives, boxwood, euonymus, juniper, and other evergreens are great for container plantings as patio trees and topiaries. Wasps are not attracted to red, especially the warmer orange reds, so you could even try a dwarf pomegranate. In the shadier areas, ferns, camellia or azalea (double petaled varieties) and Japanese maple could all work. Avoid water features and open, single petaled flowers w/ pollen like daisies, and steer clear of colors in white, blue, and yellow.
All the best,
Fallen in love with the Coral Bark Maple - I began looking up all the varieties of each of your plant suggestions. Thank you very much. You have truly inspired my patio garden Catherine. And I will enjoy feeling safer in it. What a lot of choice.
I'm so glad to have given you inspiration! The coral bark Japanese maple is gorgeous through all of the seasons- even winter, when it is bare. Have fun with the design process. I hope you'll share an "after" picture:)
You can try 'mother - in- law's ongue. They dont need much care. Believed to absorb toxic gases.
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