Spreading pea straw around a potted citrus
In: Mulching pots
Photos of bugs and remedies
Allowing crops like rocket and coriander to go to seed and flower, provides a magnificent attraction to beneficial insects and bees.
Aphids can cause damage to many vegetables and garden plants. Small infestations can be washed off with a hose, but natural sprays are also available to deal with for more serious outbreaks.
Good garden hygiene is essential to prevent the spread of plant and soil diseases. Wash out watering cans regularly and clean tools.
The Wanderer or Monarch butterfly is common in Australia and one you should look for in your garden. Butterflies are an integral part of the web of life.
Harlequin bugs can cause problems in the garden. The best time to tackle them is in the early morning when they often gather together in sunny spots.