Neem those aphids into oblivion!

Yes they are starting to arrive – the sucking insects. The first flutter of whitefly in my greenhouse dwarf beans and the first few aphids on the unopened buds on my roses. There may also be scale on your citrus and soon we’ll be on the look out for psyllids on the Solanaceae. The answer […]

December in the Orchard

Summer pests are on the rise. Keep an eye out for unusual leaf shapes or colours (a stitch in time saves nine.) If the comfrey beneath your trees starts to wilt get out there with the hose quick smart! Make sure your fruit trees don’t dry out especially at this time of developing fruits. If […]

September In the Vegie Patch

September’s plate is refreshingly green – saladings, celery, parsley, silverbeet, kale, cabbage, nettle, fennel, cabbage, brussels, broccoli and if you are lucky asparagus too. All these cleansing greens come just at the right time to clean our bodies out of stews and puds. (Think of it like doing an oil change on your car) Fresh […]