Prevent problems and protect your garden

Unfortunately, some plants do get attacked by pests and diseases, especially when they are growing under stress. Sometimes it can be difficult to recognise what the problem is and how to control it. See our handy tips and guides for further information.

What to do in your garden in October

Warm, balmy days… Longer, warmer days mean plenty of time outdoors in the garden. Mid spring is the perfect planting time – the soil is warm, temperatures are not too high and there’s often good rainfall to encourage good plant growth. The lawn mower usually gets a good workout this month, following fertilising last month. While the garden’s going well, so too are the weeds! It’s important to get on top of them now, before they take over completely. Remember when outside to wear a hat and slop on the...