• 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

  • Customer Question - What is attacking our lawn?

    Q. "Hi, We believe we had a leatherjacket infestation last autumn which was highlighted by the damage the local magpies then inflicted - see pictures below. We treated with nematodes and left the lawn alone over the rest of Autumn / winter other than to remove the debris and mow...
  • Customer Question - Controlling Woolly Aphids?

    Q. "What is effective against wooly aphids please,? We have a large affected conservatory with many plants." from Alan Morris A. Thanks for the message and a combination of Sb Invigorator natural spray and Ladybird Larvae is going to be the best approach at this time of year. Spray 1st...
  • Customer Question - Caterpillars

    Q. "For the previous few years a tree in my garden is completely destroyed shortly after it gets its leaves. By May it has lost all of its leaves. Last year I noticed the culprit was a very small caterpillar - see picture below. On every single leaf was hundreds...
  • Customer Question - Viburnum Beetle

    Q. "Hi I’ve got pests on the viburnum leaves. What insecticide do I need please?" from Mr B A. Thanks for the message and we use Nemasys Fruit and Veg to target Viburnum beetle when it is as a larvae. Viburnum beetle overwinters as eggs that are deposited in the...
  • Customer Question - Sciarid Fly Outdoors

    Q. "Hi, I believe we have had problems with Fungus Gnats in our outdoor garden since October 2018. We have no indoor plants and no green house outside so really a little baffled as to why we have had so many continually coming through windows and flying around the house...
  • Customer Question - When will Ladybird Larvae be available

    Q. I have always had trouble with aphids and normally buy your ladybird larvae to keep them under control. This year with the warm February there are already loads but presumably it’s too early for the ladybirds. When will rather larvae be ready this year? Is there something else I...
  • Strawberry Runners, Coir Pots, Hanging Bags and controlling Vine Weevils

    The weather was so good at the weekend that like many of you I was out in the garden. I have never had success growing strawberries outdoors and last year was no different, so I have decided to try growing them in the greenhouse this year. On digging up the...
  • Customer Question - Nemaslug Temperature and Depth

    Q. "Now the soil is warming up, I want to apply nemaslug as soon as it is appropriate. At what depth in the soil does the temperature need to be above 5 Celsius?"Rgds Peter Bird A. Thanks for the message and you need a daytime soil temperature of 5c (it...
  • Customer Question - Stopping holes in cooking apples

    Q. "My cooking apples always have holes eaten through them which is probably coddling moth larvae. Will Nemasys Fruit and Vegetable Protection fix this and how do I apply them if it will." Thanks Annabel A. Thanks for the message and you would use Nemasys Fruit and Veg to target...
  • Customer Question - Ladybirds and Aphids on a balcony

    Q. "I've recently discovered the joy of gardening on my south facing balcony. Everything is in pots containers and I've been having a lot of success but I've now got an aphid infestation on my rose and nearby pots. I've been using a mix of washing up liquid and water...

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