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berryjam, in Mexican mint

Yummy

FaizalR,
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How do you eat it?

berryjam,

You can eat it raw or make a tea out of it

maculata, in Mexican mint

Plectranthus amboinicus

Robsadaisy, in Mexican mint

Angry mint

HeartyBeast, in Advice on rebuilding eroded area
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Where are you? Country? Rough location/climate zone.

Rhaedas,
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Central North Carolina in the US.

HeartyBeast,
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How about some native planting? Can look great and helps the environment https://ncwildflower.org/handouts/Native_Grnd_Covers_1.pdf

Rhaedas,
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Sticking with native is a great point, and there's a few there I'd be fine with if they can handle the path traffic. Thyme, mondo grass, or clover are some others I've thought about as alternatives to the typical store grasses. But is this a bad time to try and establish anything? And if so, is there something I can do temporarily to at least put back some soil without potentially losing it due to lack of anything rooting yet? I've thought about a mulch, but I'd end up having to remove it later and that sounds like a pain.

HeartyBeast,
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I'm in London UK, so what I know about N. Carolina climate is this big * < — —

But yes, now is a good time to plant bare root shrubs and trees - and potentially spring flowering bulbs but I can't imagine it is going to be good for anything like ground cover. Maybe put down some topsoil and put over some weed suppressing membrane? It would minimise any erosion, keep things neat and you could walk on it. Take it up next March, give it a rake and see if there's a good supplier of wild flower seed for you to scatter.

Rhaedas,
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Thanks for the idea. I'll ponder over it until the next opportunity to get back to the project. I may loosely spread a bag or two of soil before a rain just to test how much stays and how much of a mess it makes when wet.

Sarsaparilla, in Red pink plumeria bloom
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Frangipani are some of my favourite flowers. My grandparents kept a tree in their yard and my grandmother would pick them to display in the house, so the beautiful scent holds fond memories for me. The red pink variety is so stunning!

Spacebar, in How to kill hops near my raspberry/blueberry garden?
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Cut them, then cover them with tarps, plastic, or several layers of cardboard. You can put mulch over the cover to make it look better.

HeartyBeast, in How to kill hops near my raspberry/blueberry garden?
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repeated cutting to the ground

Books,
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This will eventually kill the rhizome/crown/what-ever-the-hell it is now?

riesendulli, in What's wrong with my roses?

Either sunburn or somebody round up it. Any potential enemies (neighbors).

dumples,
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The current theories are sunburn from wet leaves in the sun and Rose Sawfly. It is doing much better now

theragu40, in Anyone have non-lethal means of getting chipmunks to go away?

I believe you can purchase natural predator scent spray to spray around the areas you need help. It’s not permanent obviously but it should get them to move on.

Phyrin, in Anyone have non-lethal means of getting chipmunks to go away?

This is what I missed from Reddit - a question I didn’t know I had, on the front page, with legitimately helpful answers

ChootchMcGooch, in Anyone have non-lethal means of getting chipmunks to go away?

For a non reddit meme answer, as those have grown quite old: a quick Google says planting or spraying peppermint around, or used coffee grounds around the roots. Either are a natural deterrent according to Google.

I personally have used coffee grounds as a rose bush fertilizer for a while and it’s worked great. Might be a good move if you’re a daily coffee drinker.

Treatyoself, in Anyone have non-lethal means of getting chipmunks to go away?

I’m liking these answers so far.

buddhra, in Anyone have non-lethal means of getting chipmunks to go away?

Maybe try a predator decoy like a snake or owl?

cryptiod137, in Anyone have non-lethal means of getting chipmunks to go away?

Put them in a box with a cat, and I can’t stress this enough, don’t let anyone open it.

Failing that, I’m pretty sure peppermint oil is supposed to keep them away.

MermaidsGarden, in Anyone have non-lethal means of getting chipmunks to go away?
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Have you tried reasoning with them?

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