How Aphids are Causing your Wasp Problem

I must admit there aren’t many pests I hate more than wasps. Frankly they are the jerks of the animal kingdom. Unlike their peace loving, pollinating friends the honey bees, wasps seem to want to invade your personal space get up in your grill and instigate until you inevitably swat at them and “A-HA!” they now have just cause to sting you, which they often do and with vigor. So much of my garden pest […]

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What’s Bugging You? Japanese Beetles

Lace is lovely, unless of course it’s the lacy remains of what was once a full green leaf. These skeletal remains are the tell tale sign of a common garden pest – Japanese beetles, and boy are they bad this year. First they will damage your grass as overwintering grubs, then when the beetles arrive in droves you will find large sections of plants with these carved out leaves. They are downright devastating to plants

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Too much Rain!?

Usually I’m a pretty big fan of rain but recently there has been a little too much even for my taste. It’s not just a matter of preference, too much wet weather can wreak havoc on a garden. So unless you have a way to control the weather (please tell me) I’ll review the various problems which are exacerbated or outright caused by all this rain! Fungal Diseases such as Powdery Mildew – here’s a

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