Hints and Tips

Critter Tips

Assassin Bug

Assassin bugs get their name from their predatory habits. Gardeners consider them beneficial insects, because their voracious appetites for other bugs keeps pests under control.

Read More »

Pea Moth

Ever opened a pea and found some dirty matter inside? This was most probably the work of the Pea Moth. Pea moth Cydia nigricana are hairy

Read More »

Housefly

Housefly Musca domestica The housefly is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. They are able to move their wings 200 times per second and can fly at

Read More »

Gardening Tips

How to Prune a Pawpaw

The best time to prune is late winter or early spring, when the tree is dormant.. Corrective pruning consists of removing broken, interfering, dead, or diseased branches. Since pawpaw fruit is

Read More »

Lantana – Invasive Weed

Lantana could perhaps be described as being Australia’s most debilitating invasive introduced weed. This shrub is native to Central and South America and readily grows

Read More »

Fallen Leaves

How can I use fallen leaves? At this time of year (early winter) we might have some fallen leaves that can be put to good

Read More »

Even though our spring garden competition is in recess, we hope that the following tips may be useful for anyone wanting to have their garden in absolutely tip top shape.

What Judges Look For

image Simon Young Judges are individual and have their own ideas of what makes a good competition garden. However there are some general guidelines on

Read More »