Garden Solutions: Getting Rid Of Pests – Part 2

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Kris collins garden solutionsExpert Kris Collins shares his tips for dealing with garden pests.

It’s best to nip potential problems in the bud before they take hold.

A big part of this comes down to good garden hygiene. Fallen leaves, spent flowers and general mess can lead to all kinds of pests and diseases.

Keep things tidy and problems should be few and far between.

This is part 2 of Kris’ Garden Solutions. Read part 1 here.

Rose Spot

Many rose varieties succumb to black spot, which mottles the leaves and causes yellowing and early leaf fall.

Control: The trick is to start with resistant varieties, but where it does take hold, this fungus can be controlled with Vitax Rosegarde. Alternatively, remove infected foliage, but never compost these leaves as this will spread the problem around the garden.

Lily Leaf Beetle garden solutions

Lily Beetle

These bright red beetles can decimate lily displays, attacking all parts of the plant. The grubs are harder to spot – what may appear to be bird droppings on your lilies might actually be the grubs, which cover themselves in their own excrement for protection.

Control: By hand or treat with Westland Resolva Bug Killer.

This is part 2 of Kris’ Garden Solutions. Read part 1 here.



Hannah McLaren