A GARDENING pro has revealed the one flower everyone should have in their garden – and claims it’ll keep away pesky bugs and worms from attacking your flower beds.
Kia suggested that marigolds are the bargain secret to a perfect garden in time for summer.
Kia suggested that gardeners should be adding marigolds to their gardens to ward off pesky bugsCredit: TikTok/kia_urbangardener
She claimed the yellow flowers attractor pollinators, such as beads, which will help your plants bloom, while also working to deter aphids and nematodes from settling in your green space.
Kia said: “Here’s why you should plant some marigolds in your garden today.
“They contain a natural insect repellent that deters white flies, aphids, and nematodes.
“They also attract beneficial insects like ladybugs and lacewings.
“Not to mention attracting pollinators to make sure that you get a great harvest this season.”
Shoppers can pick both marigold seeds and buds from various retailers, including Homebase and Amazon, with prices starting from as little as 99p.
Fans loved her quick tip, with the video gaining more than 800 likes and 20,800 views.
Known online as @kia_urbangardener, the ‘gardening enthusiast’ regularly shares green-fingered tips with her 37,200 followers.
In the comments, TikTokkers shared their thoughts, with one writing: “Love these ideas.”
“I love them… but snails and slugs eat them badly,” commented another.
Kia replied: “Oh that’s annoying! Try setting a beer trap for the slugs!”
A third added: “I learn so much from you.”
In another video, the gardening whizz shared her cheap £1 hack to stop powdery mildew attacking your plants – and you might already have the one item you need in your fridge.
She suggested that spraying your plants and pots with milk wards off the fungal disease.
“This cheap and easy gardening hack is amazing and I can’t believe I’ve gatekept this for so long.
“Especially if you have aphids or powdery mildew in your garden, this is going to change the game for you.
“Add one part full-fat milk, one part water, put it into a spray bottle, spray it all over your plants.
“If you do it consecutively on aphids for a number of days, the aphids will actually suffocate from the fat in the milk and it also adds protein, calcium.”