Beneficial plants & insects

Native stingless bees

Get the native bee buzz

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 2:25pm

Denis Crawford explores the world of native bees and how we can help provide food for them. A good starting point is to see what you can plant in your garden that will attract them to your patch...

Banded sugar ant

Ants - friend or foes

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 9:48am

Ants are part of life in Australia, says Denis Crawford, and are very important in the environment.

Australian spiders

Spiders are special

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 5:22pm

Look after your spiders says Penny Woodward, the vast majority are harmless and all are beneficial.

Natural honeycomb showing brood, pollen and capped honey

All abuzz

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 3:20pm

Kirsten Bradley shares her sweet secrets of success for keeping bees.

Paralysis tick

Itchy and scratchy

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 2:28pm

'Tis the season for mozzies and ticks. Try these helpful plants to take the sting out of their bite, writes PENNY WOODWARD.

Toadstool or mushroom

Fungi facts

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 5:55pm

PENNY WOODWARD says it is good to look after most of the fungi growing in your garden.

Glass of wine

Pesticide residues in wines

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 5:30pm

In the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of Organic Gardener, there is an article by SIMON WEBSTER on organic wine which pointed to more information on wine pesticide residues. Here it is:

Chinese celery

Beneficial insect-attracting plants

Tue, 30/07/2013 - 2:00pm

In the Sept-Oct issue of Organic Gardener magazine, in Natural Solutions, we referred to a full list of beneficial insect-attracting plants grown by JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS at his home...

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