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Gardening Product of the Month

Gardening Product of the Month

February and March are peak seasons for caterpillar damage to vegetables and fruit in your garden.

Garden Problem of the Month

Garden Problem of the Month

Sap-sucking insect pests in the garden include aphids, mealy bugs, scale insects, whitefly, shield bugs, thrips and psyllids.

Growing Succulents and Cacti

Growing Succulents and Cacti

Succulents, including cacti, are plants with some parts thickened, usually as a water storage tissue. It can be leaves, stems or roots.

What Does ‘Rainfast’ Mean?

What Does ‘Rainfast’ Mean?

What is the rainfast period of a spray product?

Water Alone is Never Enough

Water Alone is Never Enough

Plants need water, but plants grown in only water will not be healthy and will soon die. Plants also need nutrients. We sometimes call the nutrients plants to absorb ‘plant food’.

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Common names of organisms are often different from one country to another, from one area to another.

Beneficial Insects

Beneficial Insects

Beneficial insects are your garden's first and most natural line of defense against the pest insects that can damage your garden plants.

Who are the Goodies in Your Garden?

Who are the Goodies in Your Garden?

You will often hear tell of the beneficial insects and other organisms (goodies) in your garden that help you control the pests (baddies) and protect your plants and flowers.

How to Stop Birds Eating Grass Seed

How to Stop Birds Eating Grass Seed

Grass seeds are a natural food for many birds such as sparrows, finches, blackbirds and starlings.

Thrip Damage to Rhododendrons

Thrip Damage to Rhododendrons

If so, then your rhododendrons are suffering from thrip damage. These sap-sucking insects can cause considerable damage to rhododendrons and many other plants, particularly in hot dry conditions.