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Category: Pests & Problems

Useful information about the insects in your garden, what they are, what they look like, the best way to combat slugs, all natural insect repellants, beneficial insects, control powdery mildew as well as a listing of toxic plants.

How to Control Earwigs Naturally

They do feed at night and do seek out dark, cool, moist places to hang…

Are Your Tomatoes or Potatoes Suffering Disease After Recent Heavy Rainfalls?

Within the last month or two the east coast of Australia has seen unseasonably heavy…

Red Spider Mites Can Be a Problem with Tomatoes, Capsicums and Potatoes

The first signs of this pest to the uninitiated, may look like a nutrient shortage,…

Controlling Squash Vine Borer

Recently a grower from the UK sent us a photo of damage to a pumpkin…

What You Can Do to Control Purple Loosestrife

Do you know Purple Loosestrife was first originated in Europe and Asia, however this fast-growing…

Pigweed – A Great Garden Partner, Not A Pest

While dedicated gardeners are madly yanking the noxious pigweed juvenile plants from their gardens in…

How to Make a Scarecrow for Your Garden

Scarecrows were first invented as a way to keep birds, especially crows, out of gardens…

Keep Your Garden Organic! 5 Home Remedies and 5 Helpful Tips to Beat Common Plant Diseases

There are many diseases that can attack your garden and wear down the health of…

How to Keep Cats and Dogs Out of The Garden

Do the neighborhood kitties think your garden is their own personal litter box? Does your…

Ant Control

How to keep ants out of the house and garden. (more…)