While summer rains can bring on an explosion of weeds, it also offers a prime opportunity to nip them in the bud, says PHIL DUDMAN
SIMON WEBSTER investigates how to attract butterflies and their role in the garden.
They may look friendly, but this little ladybird could do irreversible damage to your organic crops in summer, and they’re out there in big numbers, so be on the lookout, says PHIL DUDMAN
As the caterpillar breeding season begins in earnest, fight them with flowers, writes JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS.
An elusive boobook owl reminds JUSTIN RUSSELL that pest control in the garden is often best left to the birds.
The sap-sucking pests didn't know what hit them, writes SIMON WEBSTER.
Could a new super-rose that is totally resistant to blackspot be a good fit for organic gardeners. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that there are other virtues to look for in plants beyond the obvious.
Dimethoate, a popular but toxic chemcial commonly used in home gardens has been suspended for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. JUSTIN RUSSELL reports.
SIMON WEBSTER celebrates a win over the caterpillars.
PENNY WOODWARD goes to town on snails and slugs, testing a wide variety of methods for getting rid of these intriguing but troublesome pests.