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I recently dug up my parsnips, to find some were infested with milipedes that had burrowed into them.Has anyone else had this problem? can it be prevented?there appears to be no pest control available off the shelf. thank's
Been given some 2 grow. More difficult than usual ones. Any tips2 help putting off pests & preventing diseases? Oh well... Any general advice about growing potatoes in general then?
My Jacqueline Du Pre has been stripped of leaves by the rose sawfly caterpillar, but what I would like to know is whether this pest eats other plants too. I have lupin, galtonia and gladiolus plants that show the same type of attack as the rose.
when I plant bulbs in pots to stop squirrels taking them I place up turned hanging baskets over them and anker them down with bamboo until they are big enough, then the pests leave them alone. bye the way Pippa the owls are beautiful lovely picture
of agapanthus, nerines and tulbaghia to grow in pots for summer colourCheck plants regularly for signs of pestsHang yellow sticky traps among plants to catch whitefly and other flying pests
on them and then snap off mid way down. It looks like something is eating them but I can't see any pests. I've sprayed it with some general stuff for pests but to no avail. Any ideas?
I am an organic gardener, treating plants with Herbs & SpicesSolution, just cut fresh ginger in small slices and place 5/6 inchesdeep in the soil, 4/5 feet away from the tree, keep moistEven pest in the seed core will vanish
Take cuttings from pelargoniums and fuchsias Repot rooted cuttings into containers a size larger, to prevent them from becoming pot-boundCheck plants regularly for signs of pestsPinch out the tips of rooted cuttings to encourage bushy plants
Sow cyclamen and schizanthus for indoor flowersBuy scented-leaf pelargoniums, such as 'Chocolate Peppermint' and 'Lady Plymouth' Plant pots with heat-treated freesia corms to produce fragrant flowers this summerWatch out for pests, checking under leaves
Adult and immature leafhoppers suck sap from the leaves of plants and cause mottled discolouration. The 3mm-long adults readily spring from the leaves when disturbed. The pest usually overwinters as eggs laid on the plant. These hatch in spring