Insects and Other Visitors

A Bee Friendly Garden

Recent research tells us that natural homes for bees are becoming less in abundance.
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“Gogga” of the Month: October (Fruit Fly)

Symptoms Prematurely ripe fruit and vegetables, which rot soon after What does this mean for me/my plants?
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“Gogga” of the Month: September (Powdery Mildew)

Symptoms 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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“Gogga” of the Month: August (Mole Crickets)

Symptoms Unevenly raised burrows in the lawn and/or patches of dying grass What does this mean for me/my plants?
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rodent

“Gogga” of the Month: July (Rodents)

Symptoms 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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scales

“Gogga” of the Month: June (Scale)

Symptoms Yellowing plants which eventually die. Scale can also cause the growth of sooty mould on plants.
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“Gogga” of the Month: May (Black Spot)

Symptoms Purple or black patches appear on the upper leaf surface, with fungus sometimes visible.
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“Gogga” of the Month: April (Lily Borer)

Symptoms Larvae or holes in stalks, leaves and bulbs of lilies, and amaryllids.
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