• 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

Questions

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Customer Question - Is SB Invigorator safe for bees?

    "Hi, just brought some live ladybirds from you which I’ve successfully released - brilliant thanks. Just wondered if your SB Invigorator spray is safe for bees etc. I suspect not if it effective against aphids etc. But thought I’d try. The ladybirds will definitely help but a couple of our...
  • Customer Question - Lemon Tree Leaves Curling

    Q. "I have a lemon tree and leaves curling. What is best pest spray for that and a general all around one? Someone told me washing up liquid and water? i'm sure you have better? I have attached a picture which I hope will help" thanks liz ellerton A. Thanks for...
  • Customer Question - Honeysuckle attack!

    Q. "Honeysuckle attack! This happened last year, and this year I thought my honeysuckle was looking healthy until I noticed the leaves curling and the young flower buds are covered in what I presume are aphids. There are so many that I haven’t tried picking them off by hand and...
  • Customer Question - Ladybird care query?

    Q. "Hello, I am expecting a delivery of a ladybird barn and some adult ladybirds. The barn will be place next to a rose which experiences aphid infestation. How often should I feed the ladybirds with the food you provide/sell?  Is there provision in the barn to apply the food...

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