• Need a gift for the green gardener in your life? Instead of socks, why not surprise them with a Giftbox? CLICK HERE
  • Christmas Deliveries - To ensure delivery before Christmas, please place any orders by 9.00am on Weds 18th December
  • Solitary Bee Houses as featured on Gardeners World are the easy way to attract Solitary BeesCLICK HERE
  • Use Sb Invigorator NATURAL Spray to control pests in unheated greenhouses / conservatories during the winter CLICK HERE
  • For the greenhouse - Use Garlic Candles and Citrox Natural Disinfectant to clear your greenhouse of pests - CLICK HERE
  • Plastic-free seed sowing - Replace plastic pots with Coir Pellets, Coir Pots or soil blocks made with our Soil Block Maker CLICK HERE
   

Help and advice

Green Gardener Help and Advice

Green Gardener Help and Advice

  • Customer Question - Controlling winter pests?

    Q. "My conservatory is double glazed 9m x 2.5m x h2.5m. Unheated but frost free. Lots of mealy bugs and aphids on hibiscus brought in for winter. What do you suggest?" From Ray A. Thanks for the message and if it is unheated then using predators is going to be...
  • New Garlic Wonder Rose and Plant Spray

    Roses grow to TWICE their usual size at Royal Horticultural Society garden in Wisley after experts spray them with GARLIC! Article in the Daily Mail on Friday 26th July 2019 - to see the article, CLICK HERE Garlic Wonder Rose and Plant Organic Spray contains natural garlic juice as a soluble...
  • Waspinator Poem from a customer

    Just want to say thank you to Mrs Maureen W who sent us the following poem about Waspinators and it is so good I thought I would share it......... Advice from a friendly wasp. So, you don't like wasps, but I want you to know we wasps in spring help...
  • RHS Top 10 Pests

    Each year the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) lists its top 10 Pests from the previous year and it's great to see how many of these pests we have a natural solution for! Below is listed their top ten pests for last year based on enquiries received by their Gardening Advice...
  • Customer Question - Box Tree Moth Nematodes

    Q. "Is your nematode for box tree moth Bacillus thuringensis? I haven't seen any yet, but reckon it may be good to be prepared if the nematodes work." Judith Davies A. Thanks for the message and the nematodes and the Bacillus product are 2 separate products. Bacillus is not approved...
  • Customer Question - Lacewing Larvae and Provado Insecticide

    Q. "2 days ago I sprayed my apple tree with Provado fruit & veg. bug killer. How soon can I order and use lacewing larvae on the tree?" Wendy Mitchell A. Thanks for the message and I have checked on the website and although it is an insecticide, it breaks...
  • Customer Question - British Ladybirds?

    Q. "Hi there, Are the ladybirds British ladybirds?" Alison Gomez-Russell. A. Thanks for the message and yes we only supply native Adalia Bipunctata 2 Spot Ladybirds which are native to the UK. CLICK HERE to find out more about our BRITISH Ladybirds
  • Customer Question - Controlling Flea Beetle

    Q. "Hi Jon, Any tips on getting rid of flea beetles?" Andy A. Thanks for the message and Flea Beetle is hard to control as it is like 2 pests in 1 i.e. it overwinters as a beetle and it is the beetle that attacks the foliage of brassicas and...
  • Harlequin Ladybirds

    One of the things I get the most questions about at this time of year is Harlequin Ladybirds, so I thought I would answer some of these questions as a BLOG about how to identify them, why they are a problem, what to do with them if you find them...
  • Customer Question - Are VW Traps safe for ladybirds etc?

    Q. "The word traps worries me. Does this mean that ladybirds, bees etc could also get caught in these? I have a lot of ladybirds in my garden and would not like to kill any of them." P J Loyd A. Thanks for the message and it is called a...

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