Pest Smarts + Neem Giveaway!

Heat and harvest come to this – pests. It’s easy to malign them, “Damn things!”, but pests are not malicious, they’ve come because you’ve served dinner. Aphids, leafhoppers, scale, thrips, green vegetable bugs – put a feed out, create the perfect environment and they will come! A pest free garden Got ya there! Nope, wont […]

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 […]

November in the Vegie Patch

The great gamble is upon us. Do we plant our summer crops or don’t we? As I write this I’m in woolly socks and a thick hoody – thinking even of getting the fire going, but the truth is tomorrow could be blue skies and back into shorts. It’s anybody’s guess and up to us […]