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Clockwork Plants

Clockwork Plants

It has been known for many decades that animals have a biological clock. It is now clear that plants also exhibit biological rhythms. This is not just a physiological and...

All About Aphids

All About Aphids

Aphids are small insects with soft pear shaped bodies. There are over 100 different aphid species in New Zealand.

Autumn Garden Care

Autumn Garden Care

Here are some tips for autumn/winter garden care:

Lawn Thatch

Lawn Thatch

Thatch is the layer of organic material that builds up in a lawn below the green grass foliage and above the soil surface.

Get Rid of Weeds in Artificial lawn Turf

Get Rid of Weeds in Artificial lawn Turf

More and more home owners are following the lead of amenity turf managers and installing artificial lawn turf.

Curious Clumps in Your Conifers?

Curious Clumps in Your Conifers?

Are you finding bits of your conifer trees dying back and inside there are strange clumps of detritus among the branches? If you open the clumps you will find that...

Are You Finding Egg-Like Clusters in Your Lawn?

Are You Finding Egg-Like Clusters in Your Lawn?

Have you seen clumps of white, yellow, grey or black egg-like things on the grass blades of your lawn? If so, it is likely to be the fruiting bodies of...

How to Stay Safe in Your Garden

How to Stay Safe in Your Garden

Is Digging Dangerous? Is Raking Risky? Are Tomatoes Trouble? Are Plants Perilous? Stay Safe in Your Garden and Gardening is Good For You.

The Sound of Summer – Cicadas

The Sound of Summer – Cicadas

There are reports from around New Zealand that cicadas are emerging in large numbers this year (Feb 2019).