Category Archives for Weed & Pest Control

Garden Diseases and Disorders

Mildew The first symptom of this disease is that the young growths take on a reddish tinge and start to curl; then as the disease develops they become covered with a whitish powder. Fortunately this early stage is easily corrected. … Continue reading

02. May 2017 by admin
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Garden Pests – Thrips and Ants

Thrips This pest, also known as the thunder-fly, is a serious menace both under glass and in the open garden, especially during hot, dry summers. The flies swarm over all parts of the tree, distorting the young tender shoots; they … Continue reading

01. May 2017 by admin
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Tips for Weeding

I find weeding hard work as well as a bore. Is it really necessary? Weeds need to be removed because they compete with vegetables for water, soil nutrients, space, and light. Some are apt to harbour pests and ordinary diseases. … Continue reading

26. March 2017 by admin
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Garden Weeds and their Control

The suppression of weeds in a garden is of the utmost importance. If they are not kept under control a garden will soon become a wilderness. Most garden weeds are native species which prefer to grow in disturbed ground or … Continue reading

26. September 2013 by admin
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PESTS OF DECORATIVE PLANTS

APHIDS A great variety of aphids attack decorative plants, but the damage done is usually less spectacular than on fruit, because leaf distortion is not so common. The stems of young growth are twisted, but the aphids cause most damage … Continue reading

26. September 2013 by admin
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Pests in the Greenhouse

Many of the outdoor pests mentioned in this section, such as slugs, woodlice, millipedes, earwigs, thrips, capsid bugs, leaf-hoppers, aphids, caterpillars and leaf-miners, are also found under glass. Different species of these pests may be found but the control measures … Continue reading

25. September 2013 by admin
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PESTS OF THE FRUIT GARDEN

APHIDS By sucking the sap, aphids can cause devitalization and reduction of crop on all types of fruit. The eggs are laid on the bark in the autumn and infestation starts when they hatch in the early spring. The young … Continue reading

25. September 2013 by admin
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