Insects and Other Visitors

What to do about snails in your garden

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for December is the snail, which usually bores holes in leaves of vegetables and roses What does this mean for me/my plants?
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What to do about chafer beetle

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for November is the chafer beetle, which usually leave a sticky, silvery slime trail left on plants, soil and stems.
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A bee friendly garden

Recent research tells us that natural homes for bees are becoming less in abundance.
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What to do about fruit flies

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for October will cause prematurely ripe fruit and vegetables, which rot soon after.
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How to treat powdery mildew in your garden

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for September causes raised, blister-like patches on leaves, powdery growth on the surface of the leaf, flowers may turn white and may never bloom.
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What to do about mole crickets

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for August (the mole cricket) makes unevenly raised burrows in the lawn and/or patches of dying grass What does this mean for me/my plants?
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What to do about rodents in your garden

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for July (the rodent) makes holes in the ground, nests in tree and shrub roots, and in overgrown places, chew marks in fruit and/or veggies What does this mean for me/my plants?
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What to do about scale in your garden

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for June (Scale) causes yellowing plants, which eventually die.
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How to treat black spot in your garden

Symptoms Our “gogga” for May causes purple or black patches appear on the upper leaf surface, with fungus sometimes visible.
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What to do about lily borer

Symptoms Our gogga of the month for April is the lily borer. Symptoms of these critters include larvae or holes in stalks, leaves and bulbs of lilies, and amaryllids.
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