Category Archives: Garden Pests

Garden Pests

Garden Pests

Quite a few people have recently been asking me about how to prevent garden pests, so this post is my reply. Garden Pests The garden will never be free from pests but with enough knowledge damage can be kept to a minimum. Never has the old saying “prevention is better than cure” been more apt than in the garden. Another old but true saying is “knowledge is power” so lets arm ourselves with a little knowledge. Know Your Enemy Garden pests come in all shapes and sizes. Ranging from Aphids to Foxes and all sizes in between. They all attack… → Read More

Is the Brown Tailed Moth Invasion the Latest Attack from Europe?

is the brown tailed moth the latest attack from Europe

Just lately the news seems to be constantly reporting on one sensational insect infestation or another. Which leads me to pose the question is the brown tailed moth invasion the latest attack from Europe? If I was of a suspicious nature I would probably be getting paranoid about now. So let me list the claims that are coming from the news reports recently. The Spanish Slug Invasion A few weeks ago my local news channel was full of this “super Slug” that has invaded our shores and is wreaking havoc for landowners and gardeners alike. This misnamed Gastropod that actually… → Read More

The Spanish Slug Invasion

The Spanish Slug Invasion

There is a new predator in your garden and you should be prepared for all out war. You work hard to prepare your soil to grow your  plants and vegetables,  you watch for slugs and snails during wet periods. Usually you can relax once the weather warms up as the slugs and snails keep to the shade and stay in underground… …. Not any more the Spanish Slug invasion has begun. The Spanish Slug Invasion They arrived by stealth, and as we speak they are probably invading your plot, make no mistake, this is no joke. Something has to be… → Read More