Category Archives for Pest Control

Pests and Diseases Affecting Mushrooms

White mould (Bubbles): this is a fungal disease which covers the mushrooms with white mouldy growths; the gills are particularly vulnerable to infection, and a badly attacked mushroom may simply be a rounded mass, completely covered with the mould. In … Continue reading

09. September 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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Friend or Foe in the Garden

A word now about friends and foes in the garden — especially foes, which can be combated with a great array of chemical weapons these days. The foes you face are the insects who wish to share the fruits of … Continue reading

01. 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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Garden Pests – Non-Chemical Control

Garden Pests Non-Chemical Control Much the same goes for the control of pests; the radical course of action is often the best-if you can pick off the offender, do so and tread on it. If you’re squeamish then you have … Continue reading

12. March 2011 by admin
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