Category : Problems, pests and diseases

How to improve garden drainage – 6 methods to use

How to improve garden drainage – 6 methods to use

The climate in the UK brings a lot of inconsistent weather and usually, it brings a lot of rainfall. Many gardens in the UK have a big problem with drainage

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Phormium mealybug pest and how to treat it

Phormium mealybug pest and how to treat it

Phormium mealybug is a pest that originates from New Zealand but is able to thrive in the UK outside, even in the winter which is unusual as all other types

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Cornus (Dogwood) pests and diseases

Cornus (Dogwood) pests and diseases

Dogwood is a very popular ornamental tree that is known for its elegant foliage and is bright red fruit, you also get the Cornus varieties such as Cornus alba and

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What’s eating my berberis leaves – All about Berberis sawfly and how to treat it

What’s eating my berberis leaves – All about Berberis sawfly and how to treat it

If you have a barberry shrub or berberis as they are also known and you suddenly noticed that the leaves have been eaten away leaving almost nothing in its wake,

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Common Mahonia pests and diseases and how to treat them

Common Mahonia pests and diseases and how to treat them

Mahonia plants are very popular for a variety of reasons namely the rich, green foliage that serves well as a barrier against intruders as well as the bright, lemon yellow

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How to stop slugs coming into your house

How to stop slugs coming into your house

Slugs can be a huge burden in your garden and especially in your home. Most of the time we only realise we have a slug problem when we see the

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How to stop slugs from infesting your garden

How to stop slugs from infesting your garden

Slugs can be devastating to your garden, but there are ways you can stop them from infesting your plants. There are a few ways you can stop slugs from infesting

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10 Organic ways to stop caterpillars eating your plants

10 Organic ways to stop caterpillars eating your plants

If you’ve ever thought a caterpillar wasn’t a threat to your garden, you were wrong. Caterpillars might seem cute, but while they prepare to turn into a butterfly, they destroy

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How to control Blackfly on broad beans

How to control Blackfly on broad beans

If you are growing broad beans, then you know to be on the lookout for many pests and diseases, not the least of which is blackfly. Blackfly is problematic because

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Why is my spirea not flowering?

Why is my spirea not flowering?

Spirea, sometimes called Bridal Wreath, are stunning deciduous shrubs, full of blooms that grace the overhanging branches in small clusters of white flowers that smother the branches. The mounded growth

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