Beneficial Insects

How to create a frog friendly garden

How to create a frog friendly garden

I am so excited to be welcoming frogs back into my frog friendly garden! During the last lot of rain I heard the calls of three different stripey marsh frogs around my garden!I also heard the deep calls of a green tree frog! This is so exciting because it has been a...

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Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew

What's that white powdery substance on my plants leaves? I had a query recently asking what a white powdery substance was on a grape leaf? They actually said "it looks like powdery mildew, but it's not on zucchini"! It looked like powdery mildew because it was powdery...

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Good Bugs in your garden #1

Good Bugs in your garden #1

Following on from my interview at BayFM, I wanted to write a few posts on Good Bugs. So what do I mean by Good Bugs? Good bugs are those insects that prey upon bad bugs in your garden. Bad bugs include caterpillars, scale, aphids and mealybugs. There are plenty of...

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Native Bees and Backyard Buddy’s for Your Garden

Native Bees and Backyard Buddy’s for Your Garden

Did you know that there are over 1500 types of native bees in Australia? I raise this as many gardeners reach for chemical poisons to deal with insect and pest invasions. They do this without thinking these poisons also affect the native bees and honey bees! Bees are...

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Good Bugs for the Vegetable Garden

Good Bugs for the Vegetable Garden

Did you know that there are good bugs we need to survive? I raise this as many gardeners reach for chemical poisons to deal with insect and pest invasions. They do this without thinking these poisons also affect the good bugs! This was demonstrated following the...

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What is a safe garden poison?

What is a safe garden poison?

I am often asked if I can recommend "a really strong poison/pesticide/weedicide". This poison needs to "kill the ants/lawn grubs/cockroaches/spiders/weeds etc that are causing problems in my garden".  That's fine, but then they ask for the poison to "be safe for my...

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