Pest & disease remedies

Make your own pyrethrum

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:32pm

In the March/April 2016 issue of Organic Gardener Penny Woodward writes about pyrethrum as a natural pest control. Here is her explanation of how to make your own pyrethrum spray.

Citrus gall wasp swelling

Citrus gall wasp

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 5:11pm

PENNY WOODWARD explains the ins and outs of a citrus gall wasp’s lifecycle and what you can do to control them.

Sweetly scented pennyroyal

Pennyroyal and ants

Sun, 16/02/2014 - 2:29pm

Pennyroyal, says PENNY WOODWARD, helps to control ants and other pests.

Pear and cherry slug and damage

Pear and cherry slug

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 4:48pm

Keep your eyes open for this nasty surprise says PENNY WOODWARD

Peach Brown Rot

Stop the rot

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 1:08pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the low down on the fungal disease brown rot, and suggests some simple control measures.

Apple Pouch

Protecting crops through exclusion

Tue, 30/10/2012 - 4:21pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL spends an afternoon using the exclusion technique to protect his fruit trees from marauding pests.

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