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Parts of my garden have resembled something of a battleground this year. Why is it that all my favourite plants and crops have their very own pest to contend with? Grow lilies and you'll be hard pressed not to find lily beetle munching them. My
for the show (yes, I have jars of captive lily beetles that need daily feeding) and will be sharing advice on controlling them.Did I mention the glorious floral marquee with new plants looking for a new home? Giving in to temptation is something I love about
the life cycle of the lily beetle or caring for moth orchids, and in the next making bird nesting boxes or sowing seeds in recycled toilet roll tubes. That's the joy of Gardeners' World Live - offering something for everyone, and giving visitors a chance
I can keep the slugs out.In the meantime I'll continue to welcome in the hedgehogs, frogs, toads, beetles and birds that all play a vital role in pest control in my garden.