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False Codling Moth

March 1, 2023 11:42 am Published by

Citrus and avocado trees are popular in home gardens – but if yours aren’t doing as well as they should,…

Lily Borer

November 25, 2022 10:55 am Published by

The lily borer (also known as the amaryllis borer) can be identified by its distinctive black-and-yellow banded body of up…

slugs and snails

Slugs and snails

November 9, 2021 10:21 pm Published by

Mitigating the menace of marauding molluscs. Slugs and snails are the bane of the gardener, and also wreak havoc on…

Red Spider Mites

November 3, 2017 11:30 am Published by

Summer sees a proliferation of red spider mites on a host of different crops and ornamentals in the garden. They…

Harvester Termites

November 3, 2017 11:20 am Published by

Harvester termites can do serious damage to lawns in particular and flower beds because they feed on dead and living…

mealy bug


November 3, 2017 11:14 am Published by

The Mealybug is a tiny oval-shaped insect that feeds on plant material and will infect most of the host plant…

Autumn Gardening

April 19, 2017 11:53 am Published by

AUTUMN – a busy time of year for gardening enthusiasts! The crisp morning air and longer nights is a sign…



September 2, 2015 8:48 am Published by

The last couple of decades have seen many hundreds of thousands of these leafy Philodendrons absorbed into gardens around the…



August 31, 2015 8:50 am Published by

Most gardeners have tried almost every method available to prevent moles from destroying their gardens and it is common knowledge…


March 24, 2015 10:59 am Published by

Like many other leaf-eating caterpillars, bagworms fall under the order Lepidoptera and its adult stage is a moth. Bagworms are…

African Bollworm

March 24, 2015 7:46 am Published by

AKA American Bollworm To avoid destroying the natural controls along with the pest you are targeting you need to follow…