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How to Stop Birds Eating Grass Seed

How to Stop Birds Eating Grass Seed

Grass seeds are natural food for many birds such as sparrows, finches, blackbirds and starlings. Even though many grass seeds are coated with bird repellent, hungry birds can overcome the...

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.

Fascintaing Facts - Flowers

Fascintaing Facts - Flowers

Flowers are the seed-bearing parts of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are often surrounded by a brightly coloured petals.

Non-Toxic, Non-Chemical Garden Pest and Disease Control

Non-Toxic, Non-Chemical Garden Pest and Disease Control

The use of non-toxic traps and natural (non-synthetic) chemicals has always been an important part of pest control.

Gardening Quizzes and Crosswords

Gardening Quizzes and Crosswords

Here you will find regularly changing gardening quizzes and crosswords to test your knowledge and hopefully help increase your knowledge and enjoyment of gardening.

What’s in Your Soil?

What’s in Your Soil?

We think of soils as sandy, gritty stuff in flowerbeds, under lawns and pasture and generally covering the ground.

What are the Active Ingredients?

What are the Active Ingredients?

Active ingredients (AI) are the chemicals in pesticide (or drug) products that are biologically active and kill, control, or repel pests. E.g.

Life in the Soil

Life in the Soil

There are harmful pests and diseases that can be found in garden soils, but these harmful organisms are vastly outnumbered by organisms that are either harmless or beneficial to your plants.

Rootstock Suckers

Rootstock Suckers

In gardening, grafting is the physical joining together of two varieties of a woody plant. This is often the root of one with the stem and foliage (scion) of another*.

The Good Side of Moss

The Good Side of Moss

Moss is often regarded as a weed when it is growing in a lawn, on the roof, in the driveway, etc.