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27 Feb

All you need to know about Carnivorous Plants!

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Are you looking for something different and out of the ordinary? Carnivorous Plants will prove to be an unusual and exotic feature in your home or garden. They are also a fantastic, environmentally friendly form of pest control- eating the likes of flies, wasps and slugs!  Carnivorous plants are relatively easy to grow and are extremely hardy, some produce wonderful, delicate [...]

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Published Date: 27 Feb 2013
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09 Aug

Get Rid of Pests this Autumn!

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Pests don’t have to be combated with harsh chemicals. You can use simple methods to stop pests attacking your plants. First of all, use natural controls like hand picking off aphids or other pests, setting up barriers or trimming off effected plants. If those fail, a homemade pest control can be efficient enough to stop them attacking [...]

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Published Date: 09 Aug 2012
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25 May

Summer Pests to Look out For!

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Luckily, most garden pests thrive during the harsh winter months but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any in your summer garden! Many thrive in hot weather like we’ve been having recently. Wet weather followed by warm weather can be especially encouraging for many pests including slugs, snails, aphids, red spider mites and vine weevils. Slugs [...]

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Published Date: 25 May 2012
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27 Nov

Winter’s Worst Garden Pests and Diseases!

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Many garden pests and diseases thrive during the harsh winter months. It’s time to take action using a few simple measures. Here is a list of winter’s worst garden pests and diseases and ways you can tackle them… Many creatures have evolved to be able to survive both extreme hot and cold weather.  Snails and slugs are [...]

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Published Date: 27 Nov 2011
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27 Jul

Flower Trouble? We Have the Answers!

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Bedding plants, like most other garden plants can come under attack from pests and diseases. Things do go wrong even for the most advanced gardeners because plant disease is more likely to do with cultural or environmental fault. Identify any possible problems as early as possible and follow this guide to deter pests and diseases. [...]

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Published Date: 27 Jul 2011
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13 Jun

Know your Garden Bugs!

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Garden bugs may all be pests to you, but it’s important that they aren’t all treated as parasites! Many bugs are beneficial to the environment and should be left to their own devices, your plants will thrive because of them. There are three main types of garden bugs, some that are extremely valuable and some that you [...]

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Published Date: 13 Jun 2011
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06 Jun

Identify Your Rose Diseases!

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Black Spot It takes the form of a black spot fungus and produces spores, which are released under wet conditions. Black Spot thrives in warm, wet weather, especially in the spring. Leaves less than two weeks old are most susceptible and spores can survive on fallen leaves and within the soil. It can be passed [...]

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Published Date: 06 Jun 2011
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03 Jun

Identify Your Rose Pests!

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Aphids  Look out for tiny non-flying insects found on young buds and around soft tips of young shoots. Aphids will suck the sap from your plants, weakening them and making the foliage discoloured. Aphids produce a sticky deposit honeydew that later turns black on plants, they also transmit plant viruses. Combat aphids naturally by wiping them off by hand or using [...]

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Published Date: 03 Jun 2011
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02 Jun

Beware of Slugs & Snails!

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Slugs and snails may be your biggest garden enemy this time of year. It’s time to protect any vulnerable growth by enforcing your slug and snail barriers. They aren’t easy to get rid of so you’ll need multiple ways to combat these garden pests. Slugs and snails will infest pots, eat their way into potatoes [...]

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Published Date: 02 Jun 2011
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19 Nov

Plant Disease – Root Rot

Root Rot occurs most commonly from being overwatered or from fungus in the soil.

The most common cause of root rot is from over watering which can cause some of the roots to die back due to a lack of oxygen. As the plants die they will start to rot. This can then spread to healthier roots and kill them as well, even if the soil conditions are put [...]

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Published Date: 19 Nov 2010
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