Diseases, invasives, pests

Ants – they’re the bane of peoples’ lives during the warmer months! As the mercury rises each spring, their characteristic hollowing-out of gaps in between ...

Does your town – or even your garden – have the most slugs in the country?   Is it a slime hot spot?  And maybe, hiding under one of your ...

The days are growing longer, the soil and air temperatures are moving up and the pests in the veg garden and orchard are positioning themselves ready to ...

An army of microscopic worms has won a major gardening award, thanks to the rapidly expanding army of ‘grow your own’ enthusiasts. Late last year the ...

Have you seen the box tree moth in your garden? This new pest first arrived on our shores in 2007 and is spreading north at an alarming rate, leaving ...

In the majestic forests of Wales, an army of microscopic worms is engaged in a battle to save the trees from a very determined pest. It is all part of a ...

Unexpected yellow patches on garden lawns, magpies, crows and other corvids regularly pecking at the same spot and the grass being rotovated at night is an ...

Following a poll on Twitter*, in which 40% of people had seen more slugs in their gardens, and a particularly soggy weather forecast for most of the United ...

Most people are not aware of how to get rid of leatherjackets or even realise how they can affect their lawn. A Daddy Longlegs in full flight is annoying ...

Ants love the hot summer weather as much as we do.  Unfortunately, they can stop us from enjoying our gardens. “You need to take action now before they ...

The greenhouse at this time of year is at its most productive – and most vulnerable from pest attack. As the tomato plants ripen and aubergines and peppers ...

Finally, it’s official.  After decades of sprinkling crushed eggshells around our precious plants, encircling them with copper wire or peppering flower beds ...

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