Pest & disease remedies

Snails love tender plants and seedlings.

Stop those snails and slugs!

September 2021

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!

Aphids on broccoli

Pesky aphids

September 2018

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

Citrus leafminer

Pest and disease threats

February 2022

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

Snails begone!

June 2020

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



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.