Controlling Lily and Viburum Beetle - The Scarlet Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) is a garden pest which is very destructive to lilies and fritillaries. Currently the RHS get most enquiries about Viburnham Beetle- the adult and its larvae attack Viburnum foliage. Control both Lily and Viburnum Beetle by spraying with this natural Lily Beetle Spray based on pyrethrum - natures own insecticide. This spray can also be used to control Raspberry Beetle, Greenfly and Blackfly, Whitefly and Flea Beetle. Lily Beetle Spray is supplied in a 1 litre ready to use spray bottle - just spray and go!
Lily Beetle - The red lily beetle is about 8 - 10 mm long. The adults spend the winter in sheltered places in the garden (not necessarily near lilies) before emerging in late March - May to feed on the lilies. They lay their eggs underneath the leaves throughout the summer and these eggs take about a week to hatch into larvae, which then feed on lily foliage leaving holes in the flowers and leaves. It takes 2 weeks for the larvae to be fully grown and during this time they will disguise themselves as bird droppings by covering themselves in excrement. They pupate in the ground and then 2 -3 weeks later they emerge as adult lily beetles. The bright red adult lily beetles feed on the flowers, leaves and stems of the lily before laying more eggs.
Viburnum Beetle - eats viburnums foliage. The grub stage in April-May causes severe defoliation with the adult beetles causing further damage in late summer. Viburnum Beetles pupate in the soil beneath the shrub emerging as adult beetles in late July and August and this is the time to spray with Lily Beetle Spray. Spray the adult viburnum beetles before they can lay their eggs in the tips of year-old shoots as any resulting eggs will overwinter on the plants and hatch the following May/June to repeat the whole process. Control the adult beetles and subsequent generations will be reduced.
Controlling Lily and Viburnum Beetle - Use Lily Beetle Spray on the adult Lily and Viburnum Beetles, regularly throughout the summer where evidence of damage is seen, spraying both sides of the leaf. It can be used both under glass and in the garden for control on both ornamental and edible plants. Based on pyrethrum, it has a contact action leaving no harmful deposits to affect beneficial insects such as ladybirds and lacewings.
"The spray to combat Lily Beetle has proved, so far, to be very effective" D Davis by email
|Lily Beetle Spray - 1 x 1 litre Ready to use Spray||£11.99|
|Lily Beetle Spray - 2 x 1 litre Ready to use Spray saving £2.00||£21.98|
Codling and Plum Moth Traps - The moth lays eggs in developing fruit flowers and these produce grubs, which eat the centre of the developing fruit, so instead of a nice crunchy apple there is an unpleasant brown 'mess'. Stop this happening by using moth traps hung in your fruit trees in the spring.
Codling and Plum Moth Traps - These simple and easy to use traps contain a pheremone-laced lure, which attracts the male moths and traps them before fertilising the females so no eggs are produced. Hang 1 trap per 5 trees and this will protect them for the season. Simply insert a new refill each year. These traps are pesticide free and will not harm beneficial insects.
Economy Glue Bands - Protect your apple and other fruit trees from winter moth, ants, vine weevil and earwigs with glue bands. Coated in non-toxic, non-drying glue they form an effective barrier against crawling insects. These Economy Glue Bands are supplied in a large 3.5m roll with string.
Economy Glue Bands - Most insects won't try to cross the band and those that do will be caught. The green waterproof paper is not attractive to beneficial insects. Glue Bands are supplied in a 3.5m roll with string. Cut off the required length, place the band around the tree trunk, below the lowest branch and ideally 60-90cm (2-3 feet) above the ground. Protects apples and other fruit trees against winter moth, but can also be used to protect plants from ants, vine weevil and earwigs.
N.B. Spray your fruit trees with Garlic Wonder Fruit Tree Spray, which contains organic extract of garlic blended with seaweed and citrus, which will stimulate growth and encourage a healthy root system, so the plants are much MORE vigorous, produce MORE fruit and are MORE resistant to attack from both insects and fungal diseases. CLICK HERE to find out more.
|Codling Moth Trap||£10.50|
|Colding Moth Refill||£7.50|
|Codling Moth Trap and a Codling Moth Refill SAVE £2.00||£16.00|
|Plum Moth Trap||£10.50|
|Plum Moth Refill||£7.50|
|Plum Moth Trap and a Plum Moth Refill SAVE £2.00||£16.00|
|Glue Bands - 3.5m with string||£9.50|
Codling and Plum Moth Control using Nemasys Codling Moth Killer - Codling Moth caterpillars are small and white with a brown head. They burrow into apples and pears in mid to late summer. Control colding moth naturally by applying Nemasys Codling Moth Killer with a sprayer to the tree trunk, the main branches and the soil beneath the tree in September / early October. Nemasys Codling Moth Killer is a perishable product and should be ordered when you are ready to apply.
N.B. Nemasys Codling Moth Killer is a perishable product, so it should ONLY be ordered when you are ready to apply i.e. when caterpillars are present in Sept / October.
Codling and Plum Moth Control - When the fruit is ripe, the caterpillars finish feeding and drop down on to the soil to overwinter and pupate. Moths will emerge in late spring laying eggs in the developing fruit. The Codling Moth larvae feed inside developing apples, pears and to a lesser extent plums, walnut and quince. When they have eaten the fruit, they exit leaving a small reddish brown hole in the skin and brown droppings know as 'frass'. When you cut the fruit open you will find there is very little left for you to eat!
Nemasys Codling Moth Killer is the simple NATURAL solution to codling moths. Apply the nematodes with a sprayer in September / October to the tree trunk, the main branches and the soil beneath the tree to kill the over -wintering larvae and pupae. Nemasys Codling Moth Killer is a natural product, safe to use on fruit crops and is harmless to children, pets and wildlife. Commercial growers have been using this nematode treatment successfully for several years and it's now available to you.
Applying Nemasys Codling Moth Killer - Each pack contains 3 sachets of nematodes, which will treat up to 40sqm of open ground or 20 apple / pear trees. Spray the trees 3 times at 7 day intervals using a fresh sachet of nematodes each time. Once applied, the nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae), enter the pest, stop it feeding and quickly kill it.
|Codling Moth Killer - 3 sachets - order when you are ready to apply||£24.99|
Nemasys® Caterpillar & Gooseberry Sawfly Killer - Caterpillars are the larval stage of butterflies and moths and they can decimate both ornamentals and edible crops. Control caterpillars / Sawfly naturally by spraying with Nemasys® Caterpillar Killer when the pests are first spotted (August - September.)
N.B. Nemasys® Caterpillar Killer is a perishable product, so it should ONLY be ordered when you are ready to apply-when caterpillars are present.
Nemasys® Caterpillar Control - Young caterpillars "graze" on the underside of leaves, but as they grow they cause more and more damage to leaves, flowers, growing tips and fruit. This nematode spray controls a wide range of caterpillars including Gooseberry Sawfly. It is harmless to children, pets and other wildlife and can be used on food crops up to harvest time. As Nemasys caterpillar control is a cure rather than a preventative measure, apply the nematodes when the caterpillars are present.
Nemasys Caterpillar Control - Each pack contains 3 separate sachets of 20 million Steinernema carpocapse nematodes to treat up to 40 sqm of plants. Mix the first sachet of nematodes with water and apply with a sprayer directly to the affected plants making sure the nematodes come into contact with the caterpillars. The nematodes enter the caterpillars and kill them. The whole process is repeated at 7 day intervals using a fresh sachet of nematodes each time. Each pack gives you 3 treatments at 7 day intervals. Store the sachets in a fridge and use them before the expiry date (approx 4 weeks).
Nemasys Caterpillar Control - 3 sachets with each sachet treating up to 40m2 - £24.99
Controlling Gooseberry Sawfly - Gooseberry Sawfly is a devastating pest of - yes! gooseberry bushes. The sawfly caterpillar attacks the leaves in late spring and can quickly strip them -often just leaving the mid rib intact. Damage usually starts in late spring and can continue until mid summer as successive generations attack the leaves. Control Gooseberry Sawfly by spraying with Nemasys Caterpillar Killer when the caterpillars are 1st spotted (applications normally start in May).
N.B. Nemasys® Caterpillar Killer is a perishable product, so it should ONLY be ordered when you are ready to apply (when caterpillars are present).
Treating YOUR Gooseberries - Where you have had a problem with gooseberry sawfly in the past, treat when the first caterpillars are spotted. Each pack contains 3 separate sachets of nematodes to treat up to 40 sqm of plants. Mix the first sachet of nematodes with water and apply with a sprayer directly to the affected plants making sure the nematodes come into contact with the caterpillars. The nematodes enter the caterpillars and kill them. The whole process is repeated at 7 day intervals using a fresh sachet of nematodes each time. (each pack gives you 3 treatments at 7 day intervals.) Store the sachets in a fridge and use them before the expiry date (approx 4 weeks).
Gooseberry Sawfly Control - 3 sachets with each sachet treating up to 40m2 - £24.99
Kathy Doyle, Deputy Head Gardener at Garden Organic, Ryton, says “After the first application of Nemasys Caterpillar Killer in mid May, I didn’t see any caterpillars, but as the instructions told me to give it a further two drenches, I did so. Last year I spent so much time handpicking caterpillars off my plants that it was great to find a biological control for them this year. We had very limited damage to our gooseberry bushes by drenching them with nematodes and the whole trial was very successful. We shall go on using nematodes to combat Gooseberry Sawfly and when the Soil Association visited they were happy with the use of nematodes as well.”
|Caterpillar Control - 3 sachets - order when you are ready to apply||£24.99|
|Gooseberry Sawfly Control - 3 sachets - order when you are ready to apply||£24.99|
Control Woodlice and Earwigs with Diatomaceous Earth (DE) - This very fine chemical free powder is used in the same way as ant powder -simply "squirt" the powder wherever there is any pest activity. The fine DE sticks to the insect and kills it by physical means. DE is safe to use in the garden, around edible crops, in areas where children play and is safe to use around pets. DE will not only control woodlice and earwings, but can also be used to control the following WITHOUT using chemicals :-
- Ants & other crawling insects in the garden - ideal for controlling ants in patios, driveways, between paving slabs, etc.
- Fleas, ticks and lice on cats and dogs - simply rub into the coat. Fleas in pet bedding and carpets.
- Worms in cats and dogs - simply add the relevant dose to your pet's food.
- Flies in a wormery. Add a dusting of DE to the compost.
- Poultry mite both on poultry and in poultry houses.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is 100% natural and is supplied as a fine powder in a 100g Puffer bottle or in 1kg tubs with a free re-fillable puffer bottle. Simply "squirt" the powder where-ever the insects live or crawl.
Diatomaceous Earth is the fossilised remains of diatoms (a type of algae). The diatoms have a silica hard shell which does not decompose in the lakes or sea where diatoms live. Over long periods of time large volumes of diatoms are exposed on the surface of dried out lakes. Thousands of tons of this natural product are available worldwide.
Diatomaceous Earth controls insects by physical means not chemical. The DE is applied where insects live and is picked up by them. Just squirt into the cracks and crevices, where ants live or rub into a dog's coat to control fleas and ticks. Insects die from contact with DE within a few days.
|Diatomaceous Earth 2 x 100g Puffer Bottles||£14.99|
|Diatomaceous Earth 1kg and 1 x Puffer Bottle saving £52.45||£29.99|
Wireworm Control - Wireworms are a soil based pest that attack potatoes, carrots and other root crops in late summer and autumn.
Control wireworms by watering wireworm nematodes onto the soil when the soil temp is 12C /54F and the pest is present. Wireworm Nematodes are a perishable product and should be ordered when you are ready to apply (when the wireworms are present between May and Sept.)
N.B. Wireworm Nematodes are perishable, so they should ONLY be ordered when you are ready to apply -when wireworms are present between May and Sept.
Wireworm Control - Controlling this pest can be difficult as it has a life cycle lasting over 2 years. Our natural nematode control contains Heterorhabditis megadis nematodes which attack wireworms. It is supplied as a powder which is mixed with water and applied to the soil through a watering can or hose end feeder. The nematodes should be applied when the soil temp is 12C /54F and the pest is present (anytime between May - September) Apply plenty of water after application, so that the nematodes are washed into the soil where they can find the wireworms. As with all nematodes, only order when you are ready to apply as they are perishable. Each pack treats 100 sqm / 125 sq. yds.
N.B. Due to the extended lifecycle, you may need to apply for a number of years to clear the pest.
|Wireworm Nematodes - treats 100 sqm - order when you are ready to apply||£29.95|
New – Lawn Flea control nematodes – We have had many enquiries about controlling fleas in lawns and now you can use our new Flea Control Nematodes to control fleas in your lawn naturally. Fleas bother our pets and they bite us stopping us enjoying our garden. Nematodes have been used successfully to control fleas in lawns and now these same nematodes are available to you, so you and your pet can go back to making the most of your garden. Fleas thrive in warm or humid weather and can lay up to 50 eggs each day. The larvae do not like high temperatures, so concentrate on treating shady areas of the lawn, but if you or your pet has a favourite spot outdoors, make sure to treat that area as well.
N.B. Lawn Flea control nematodes are a perishable product, so it should ONLY be ordered when you are ready to apply (when fleas are present between May and September)
New – Lawn Flea control nematodes – Our natural nematode control contains Steinernema Carpocapse nematodes which attack the larval and pupal stages of fleas in the soil where they live. Each pack of Flea control nematodes contains 3 sachets of nematodes, which will treat up to 50 sqm of lawn. Either treat the entire lawn or identify the areas where fleas are likely to be ( in cooller shady areas) and treat the lawn 3 times at 7 day intervals using a fresh sachet of nematodes each time. It is supplied as a powder which is mixed with water and applied to the lawn through a watering can or hose end feeder. The nematodes should be applied when the soil temp is 12C /54F and the pest is present (between May - September.) After application use plenty of water to wash the nematodes into the soil where they can find the fleas. As with all nematodes, only order when you are ready to apply as they are perishable.
|Lawn Flea control nematodes – 3 sachets treats 50 sqm||£24.99|
Horticultural fabrics - Available as sheets for pegging out over crops, use them to protect plants from carrot root fly, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, birds, rabbits, wind and rain.
Horticultural Enviromesh - Use Enviromesh to protect vegetable crops from pests. This strong mesh will last for several years and will protect crops against carrot fly, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, birds, rabbits, wind and hail. Mesh measures 4.5m x 2.1m.
Horticultural fleece - Use Envirofleece to protect plants against frost. The best and tastiest garden vegetables are those harvested early- early potatoes, the first salads, early carrots etc. The best way to promote this early growth is to sow or plant under fleece. The fleece protects them from frost, insect pests and birds. Fleece measures 2.6m x 7m.