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Dealing With Cordyline Problems – Pests & Diseases

Dealing With Cordyline Problems – Pests & Diseases

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Also known as cabbage palm, the Cordyline is a species of plant that looks similar to a palm tree and they can grow up to 20 meters tall. This hardy evergreen plant has over ten varieties, some of which sport different colours and thrive in different climates. To grow a Cordyline successfully, you need to be aware of some of the common problems that can affect it.   While Cordyline varieties such as the…

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Magnolia pests: What’s Eating the Leaves on Your Magnolia Tree?

Magnolia pests: What’s Eating the Leaves on Your Magnolia Tree?

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Magnolias are one of the most stunning types of trees, with the Magnolia ‘Yellow River’ being my ultimate favourite with its yellow tulip-shaped flowers, but I also have Magnolia ‘Stellata’ and Magnolia ‘Susan’ planted in my garden. This charming tree produces large blooms that are both a remarkable sight and some varieties have a lovely scent. While Magnolias look majestic when fully matured, they need some maintenance to promote healthy growth and that includes…

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Caterpillars on Roses – Killing Rose Sawfly Larvae

Caterpillars on Roses – Killing Rose Sawfly Larvae

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Your beautiful roses have been thriving and then all of a sudden you start noticing that the leaves are curling inwards or outwards, scars on the stems or holes in the leaves. You look for the root of the problem and discover rose sawflies are plaguing your roses. It is actually a fairly common problem, so what do you need to do? How do you deal with rose sawflies without causing further damage to…

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Why Are My Conifers Turning Brown? What you need to know

Why Are My Conifers Turning Brown? What you need to know

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 If you enjoy the evergreen aesthetic that conifers offer, you might be shocked to notice wide-scale discolouration. You may wonder; why are my conifers turning brown? There is cause to be concerned because several reasons can result in conifer leaves turning brown. However, hope is not lost because you can remedy the problem and nurse the tree back to health. Below are some common causes of leaf discolouration in conifers and some remedies you…

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8 Organic Ways to Stop Caterpillars Eating Your Plants

8 Organic Ways to Stop Caterpillars Eating Your Plants

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Before transforming into beautiful butterflies or moths, caterpillars need a lot of food for energy purposes and that is why you may find them camping in your garden. Caterpillars are not generally harmful, but they can cause damage to your crops if left unchecked. So, how do you prevent these caterpillars from wreaking havoc on your plants? You can use pesticides but they may be toxic for the other animals and insects in your…

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