Category: Garden pests

Stopping Slugs Entering Houses

There are several ways to prevent slugs from entering houses: Seal cracks and gaps in the foundation and walls to keep slugs out. Install door sweeps on all exterior doors to prevent slugs from...

Plants Climbers Suitable For Alkaline Soil.

How to grow plants in Alkaline Soil 1. Determine the pH of your soil: Before planting in alkaline soil, it is important to determine its pH. The pH of alkaline soil is usually between...

Woolly Aphids On Your Garden Plants.

To control woolly aphids on your garden plants you can use a systemic insecticide such as Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Concentrate systemic insecticide to work fully this will require several treatments. Or you could...

Leather Jacket Control On Lawns.

Daddy longlegs or crane flies come from leather jacket larva in your lawn  Leather jackets are the larvae of crane flies, which are also known as daddy-long-legs. They are a common pest that can...

Cat Problems In The Garden.

Unwanted visits to your garden by cats can be solved by planting Cat Shoo or Coleus Canina is a firm but gentle deterrent. An attractive grey-green foliage plant with a scent which cats and...

Black Beetles In My Daffodils – Pollen Beetles

Question Every year my double white daffodils are eaten by little black beetles about the size of a pinhead. Answer These beetles sound like Pollen Beetles, which can be found from spring until late...

Organic Pest Control

Organic Pest Control

Question How can I control a serious infestation of aphids in my organic veg garden? Answer Derris is your best bet. Derris is the strongest and longest lasting of the insect sprays that we...

How to control codling moth

Codling moth is a pest that attacks fruit trees, particularly apples and pears. Here are several ways to control codling moth: Monitor for infestation: Keep an eye out for signs of infestation, such as...