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Pests and Diseases Affecting Home Grown Peaches

Glasshouse red spider mite: this insect, although most troublesome when peaches are grown under glass, is sometimes found out of doors, where peaches are grown against walls or other warm, dry situations. The tiny mites can appear from mid-spring onwards. … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by admin
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Garden Incinerators and sterilization

You should make every effort to keep your garden and greenhouse as clean and tidy as possible. This is desirable not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because it will greatly reduce the chances of your plants suffering from pests … Continue reading

06. July 2013 by admin
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Specific Garden Pests and Diseases

Ants Ants are an exception to the general rule that a pest is a creature that attacks a plant, eating its tissues. They do their damage in a more vicarious way. One of the ants favourite foods is the honeydew … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Common Garden Pests and Diseases

One of the most disappointing things for the gardener is to see his plants destroyed or damaged by pests and diseases. This is, of course, to a certain extent inevitable. It happens in even the best-managed of gardens. Everything that … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Pests and Diseases Affecting Roses

Unless you are a masochist, do not spray unless you have to. Choose varieties of rose that are known to be healthy, buy good strong plants, cultivate them well, and their resistance will be that much greater. The only diseases … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Pests and Diseases Affecting Conifer Trees

A short space should be devoted here to mention that like most other groups of plants, conifers have their enemies. Pests can be troublesome on certain conifers and our old friend Picea glauca ‘Albertiana Conica’ is one of these. Spider-mites … Continue reading

31. August 2011 by admin
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Rules for Using Chemical Garden Sprays

Sprays Chemical sprays are of three kinds; insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. All should be treated with great caution for as well as killing insects, fungus diseases and weeds, they can injure human beings and domestic animals, sometimes with fatal consequences. … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by admin
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Insect Pests and Plant Diseases

Insect Pests and Plant Diseases With pests, diseases and weeds, the message must always be: Anticipate. Be prepared, Take precautions. Check your plants in the very early stages, especially in spring when young plants are at risk. Gardeners’ attitudes to … Continue reading

05. April 2011 by admin
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Pest, Disease and Weed Control

Pest, Disease and Weed Control Although some people certainly worry about the use of so-called artificial fertilisers, it isn’t really until we come to pest, disease and weed control chemicals that they get really worked up. how-to-get-rid-of-weeds-2This isn’t the place … Continue reading

25. March 2011 by admin
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Plant Pest and Disease Prevention

Pest and Disease Prevention Preventing pests and diseases from attacking our plants is clearly better than having to join them in battle once they are established. By that time they will have built up their strength and caused damage to … Continue reading

12. March 2011 by admin
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