Pest & disease remedies

Aphids on broccoli

Pesky aphids

September 2018

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



January 2019

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

Make your own pyrethrum

February 2016

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

July 2015

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

February 2014

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

Pear and cherry slug and damage

Pear and cherry slug

December 2013

Keep your eyes open for this nasty surprise says PENNY WOODWARD