• Orders are being posted as normal and stock levels are good, but HUGE numbers of orders means delivery may take a few days.
  • Ladybird Larvae for use UNDERGLASS are available NOW - CLICK HERE
  • ALL of our Nematodes including Nemaslug are available NOW and stock levels are good - CLICK 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 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
  • Ladybird and Butterfly Breeding Kits are available NOW  - CLICK HERE
   

Help and advice

Green Gardener Help and Advice

  • 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...
  • Customer Question about Waspinators

    "Good morning please can you let me know how long your waspinator lasts and also what is the shelf life."  Thanks Ron Bailey Thanks for the message and the Waspinator is a non-perishable item that repels wasps by mimicking a wasp nest - wasps being territorial, will avoid areas where other...
  • Customer Question - Where have all the ladybird gone?

    "Where have all the ladybirds gone and is it safe to introduce them now? My sweetpeas are covered with aphids." from Rowan Ross by email Thanks for the message and we only supply native ladybirds, so in theory you could introduce them all year round, but we normally supply them...
  • Being Waterwise in Drought Conditions

    I know it is not drought like condition in the whole of the UK, but it is being reported that this could be the hottest summer for 350 years and that the very hot conditions could continue for at least another 5 weeks. In these conditions it is important to...
  • Applying Nemaslug and soil temperatures

    Q. "I wonder if you can clarify somethings about the temperature this works at. On the website it says that it needs a temperature of 5 degrees C. I presume this means that it needs a temperature above 5 degrees C? But I'm confused - it also says to keep...

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