Pests and diseases

Slugs and snails Enemy number one for most vegetable growers, slugs and snails, love damp conditions and thrive in a warm, wet summer. Crops affected: Virtually any crop –snails above ground, slugs both above and below soil level. Worst affected are brassicas, carrots, potatoes, seedlings. Symptoms: Nibbled leaves and roots can be confused with other pests such as caterpillars. Look…
Best Buy May 2018 - Netting

Best Buy May 2018 – Netting

PN2 SUPERIOR BIRD NET VEGGIEMESH INSECT NETTING Veggiemesh® insect mesh netting will protect crops from a range of insect pests including cabbage root fly, carrot fly, cabbage white butterfly and aphids, but also allowing in plenty of light and air. GARDENING NATURALLY www.gardening-naturally.com TEL: 01285 760505 PRODUCT CODE: VEGGIEMESH PRICE: £2.57 PER METRE A very effective fine mesh, particularly suitable…
Be hedgehog-aware!

Be hedgehog-aware!

The focus of this year’s Hedgehog Awareness Week (May 1-7), organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, is firmly on gardeners  BHPS is asking gardeners to check areas carefully before using any machinery. They have produced a sticker to be placed onto machines, and are asking councils and tool hire companies to get in touch and request the free stickers…