Garden Pests


Hoverflies are great beneficila insects 2
Our blog post on pest predator dynamics highlighted the importance of treating our gardens as ecosystems. We also looked at “good bugs” and “bad bugs” to highlight the importance of beneficial insects in the garden. Here we identify some great strategies for attracting beneficial insects or “good bugs” into the […]

Garden Ecosystems Part Two: Attracting Beneficial Insects into the Garden   Recently updated !






How to control earwigs in Melbourne Gardens 12
Earwigs are common unwanted visitors to most gardens in Melbourne. They can be quite prevalent in October, which is coincidentally, the time that many of us are looking to plant out our summer veggies. Earwigs can cause significant damage to young seedlings, but are quite fussy about selecting which ones […]

How to control earwigs in the garden


European Wasp Melbourne 4
Last week I posted about controlling the damage caused by White Cabbage Moths in the garden. Since then, I’ve gone from removing ten to twenty caterpillars a day from the garden, to now only finding one or two. However, this rapid decrease in numbers has not been entirely due to […]

European Wasp…. Friend or Foe?





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Are you finding that every time you move in the garden you’re being greeted with a cloud of little white or green insects rising up from your precious plants? Don’t be worried, you’re not the only gardener with this problem. Gardens across Melbourne are currently teeming with whitefly. Whitefly are […]

Whitefly control methods