@kaltemrix, yep that Yates product is the one I used. It definitely works. I won’t spray chemicals, don’t even like organic or other sprays. I liked dipel that it targets a specific animal pest (caterpillars) by messing with their biology. Might need multiple applications, Especially if it rains, as the caterpillars need to inject leaves or fruit with the dipel on it. My tomatoes were being ravaged by caterpillars at night (the damage was so bad I thought it was possums), so spray in the arvo for good results. Also, the caterpillars I had, when mature, drop to the soil to pupate and become moths. So you might apply dipel and they’re all gone, but if there’s any in the soil they’ll come back again later when the moths emerge and lay new eggs. Just need another application then.
Hahaha it certainly would get them out of our hair whilst gardening! I'll start up a build thread once materials have been gathered. I looked at just buying one but $3.5k delivered (and still have to build) for the style I want. So we'll see how much I can do it for as well.
Yes big $ but I want something that will last, something that will hold adults. Materials around $1.7-1.9k doing myself. Kids will outgrow it long before it's ready to fall apart like those ones from bunnings around $500
@HelenCate it really was! They were also talking about how they dyed clothes with plants, but I couldn't quite understand through the accent sadly. I was actually hoping to learn about making scent bags (What are they called in English?) like people do with dried lavender and such.
@Mandy Onderwater I think they're just called scented sachets or pouches. That would make a good article. I recall reading about one Australian lady who basically just folds a cotton/linen blend over carefully placed flowers including stems and then presses the whole thing. It made some really lovely fabric patterns.