• January Sale - Check out what has been reduced in the January Sale - CLICK HERE
  • PRE-ORDER Nematodes - ALL of our Nematodes including Nemaslug are avaiable to pre-order for delivery in the SpringCLICK 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 - 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...
  • Customer Question - Ladybirds and SB Invigorator

    Q. "I bought some ladybirds from you in 2017 and they survived on my indoor plants through that winter and into 2018, breeding and hatching more generations.  I thought that they had all escaped when I had the windows open in the heatwave last summer as I hadn't seen any...
  • Deliveries to Ireland

    Q. "Hi, do you ship to Ireland? I would pay extra for shipping" from Eoghan A. Thanks for the message and we can ship some of our goods to the Republic of Ireland (Northern Ireland is fine except for courier items), but it depends what it is i.e. how much...
  • Controlling Mealy Bug in my conservatory

    I am now the proud owner of 2 large Pony Tail Palms, which look fantastic in the conservatory and I am very pleased with them. However the other day I noticed something white on one of the leaves and then when I took a closer look I was horrified to...
  • Customer Question - Can we identify this bug?

    Q. "We found a colony of bugs as shown in the picture: they were lurking under the turf of our lawn. There are large yellowish area of grass, and there are far fewer snowdrops than I was expecting. I apologise for not providing a scale, but the diameter of the curled...
  • Customer Question about Biodegradable Killer

    Q. If I spray off an area of grass with your Biodegradable Weedkiler containing pelargonic acid, how soon can I plant trees and shrubs and sow wild flower seeds? From Geoffrey Jones. A. Thanks for the message and you need to wait 1 day i.e. 24 hours before you can cultivate...
  • 10 things about Solitary Bees

    10 things about Solitary Bees Mason Bees almost never sting. Mason Bees do not produce honey, but are vital in the garden as very effective pollinators. Bees are responsible for pollinating about 1/3 of our food supply. The bee population is declining. This is being blamed on the use of...
  • Watering Soil Blocks made with a Soil Block Maker

    Q. The compost block maker. Surely, when you water the compost/seedlings, won’t the block collapse? From Sue by email A. Thanks for the message and once the compost is compressed as a very wet lump of compost and allowed to dry a bit it is remarkably stable, so then normal...
  • Mulch Borders NOW

    Save 10% on Slug Gone Wool Pellets for Mulching Borders! Mulching your borders in the autumn i.e. NOW makes the garden look better, protects the roots of your plants from the worst of the winter weather, suppresses weeds and helps reduce slugs and snail activity in the spring. Slug Gone...

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