What could be better than spending a balmy summer evening in the garden? The problem, however, is that mosquitoes can often spoil such an evening. This is, of course, part of nature, but there are also anti-mosquito plants that you can use to get some extra peace and quiet on your terrace.

1. Lemon plant
Mosquitoes do not like the fresh scent of lemon. There are many mosquito repellents based on that principle. The best-known anti-mosquito plant is lemon bark. You can use it both in the garden and in a pot in the room or bedroom. Lemongrass is a very easy plant to grow. You can buy it in the supermarket or in a grocery shop. Cut off the dead bits and put the stems in water. Within a few weeks they will take root. Lemon grass can also be used as flavouring in a number of oriental dishes.

2. Marigold
Marigolds do not have a distinctive or conspicuous odour, but mosquitoes hate this plant. This is a pleasant phenomenon because this plant is also simply decorative in the garden and requires little care. Marigolds can also be put in a large pot and that way it is possible to protect a balcony against those troublesome thorns. There is no point in rubbing the plant’s juice on your skin as it does not have a smell or taste.

3. Lavender
People have loved the wonderful fragrance of lavender since Roman times. Butterflies and bees also appreciate the flowers for their nectar. Mosquitoes hate the smell and lavender is definitely a plant against mosquitoes. If you have ever seen the huge lavender fields in the south of France, you will realise that lavender appreciates a sunny spot in the garden. You can also enjoy its beautiful colours on the balcony in a planter. Even then sufficient sunshine is necessary.

 

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