Pest & disease remedies

Citrus leafminer

Pest and disease threats

Fri, 25/02/2022 - 2:45pm

Penny Woodward suggests two threats to your harvest to look out for in your garden now: citrus leafminer and powdery mildew.

Snails love tender plants and seedlings.

Stop those snails and slugs!

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 1:51pm

Penny Woodward has a constant challenge keeping snail and slugs from chomping away at her vegies! Her expertise certainly comes in handy in her own garden and will help with yours!

Snails begone!

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 3:56pm

Peas appear to be a favourite of snails and slugs -- Penny Woodward has a simple solution.



Sun, 20/01/2019 - 1:40pm

This important insect-repellent herb has lots of uses says Penny Woodward

Aphids on broccoli

Pesky aphids

Thu, 27/09/2018 - 10:37am

Spring is aphid season says Penny Woodward. Here's how to control them.

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.