flies are coming back I gather that growing herbs in pots at the door helps , anyone know what herbs /what size pots
Some plants which deter flies and mosquitos are Tansy, Rosemary, Mint, Catnip, Lavender, Basil, Lemongrass and Bay leaf. Most of these can be easily grown in smaller containers near your door. These Garden-Up systems make great use of wall space, so they are certainly worth considering.
thanks for that , how ever I do it it has to be free standing , and not make a mess of a concrete porch floor ( rental )
@MitchellMc I love Lemon Scented Geraniums - Citronella for mosquitoes repellent when you are sitting outside. Just rub the foliage to release the scent
This is a great question, I have been very curious myself @tisme - I am also renting but am keen to get a little raised garden bed going and planting some rosemary, lavender, and lemongrass in it and doing a separate pot of lemon scented geraniums to put right next to the door.
i thought about citronella , thats whats used in candles etc wonder if that works
I've had a look for you as well, and it appears that citronella plants are not currently stocked. You might like to speak with a helpful nursery team member at your local store as they might be able to special order some plants for you.