Pest & disease remedies

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.

Sweetly scented pennyroyal

Pennyroyal and ants

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

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