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Pollinator Friendly Gardening

Whether pollinator-friendly gardening sounds daunting or adventurous, it is in reality quite a simple and do-able task. By making an urba…

Started by Ian Morton

0 Oct 21, 2012

Native Bees... Great Pollinators for Farmers, Lifestyle Block Owners, Fruit Growers and Gardeners!

Native Bees for Farmers, Lifestyle Block Owners, Fruit Growers and Gardeners! Are you a farmer, lifestyle block owner, fruit grower or gard…

Started by Ian Morton

3 Oct 10, 2012
Reply by Jane Maarie

Enhancing habitat for Frogs, Reptiles & Bats in gardens.

I know this group is focused on insects but often these three groups are often underestimated in NZ due their low diversity, low population…

Started by Ricardo Valbuena

5 Oct 9, 2012
Reply by Suburban Micro Food Forest

Cabbage White Butterfly deterrent

  I have been told of a a deterrent for cabbage white butterflies: To place a large white butterfly hanging in her garden and the real ones…

Started by Jacqui Knight

0 Nov 10, 2011

White fly

Anyone got any suggestions for organic solutions for whitefly on kale? Angie

Started by Angie Gibbons

9 Jan 6, 2011
Reply by Jools

Green vegetable bug - Pyrethrum spray

I'm having major problems this season with the green vegetable bug. Sprayed with Success a week ago.  First time I've sprayed for these bug…

Started by Jeffie

3 Aug 25, 2010
Reply by Lena

Can anyone tell me what these little black bugs are?

Hi everybody, upon returning home from holiday Ive noticed all sorts of little bugs nestling away in my plants. I just came across this lit…

Started by Bridge Scully

2 Feb 2, 2010
Reply by Bridge Scully

Bronze Beetle

Can anyone tell me what spray is best to use on my trees for the bronze beetle. Our fruit trees are being stripped of all leaves one by one!

Started by Jeffie

3 Nov 24, 2009
Reply by Christy Ralphs

what is the best way to catch slugs and snails

i like to garden with as little chemical activity as possible and would like to find out if anyone had any tips for catching these wee beas…

Started by Daniel Andrews

14 Nov 10, 2009
Reply by Rebekah Hay


Hi all, I am having great problems with earwigs and the only way I can reduce their numbers it to capture them in news paper and take them…

Started by Peter Smee

4 Oct 23, 2009
Reply by Katharine


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