Category Archives: Garden Pests, Diseases & Problems

Citrus Nutrient Deficiency Yellow Leaf with Green Veins

One of the most common nutrient deficiencies seen on citrus is the yellowing of the leaf with dark green veins. Yellow leaves with dark green veins on older leaves indicates magnesium deficiency, and is corrected using Epsom salts (Magnesium sulphate). … Continue reading

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Citrus Yellow Veins on Green Leaf in Winter

Are your citrus leaves turning green with yellow veins in winter? When gardeners see this colour change in their citrus leaves, they often wonder if this is due to a nutrient deficiency, and if so, what they can do to … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Tree Stump Without Poisonous Chemicals

(Image source: Childzy, Wikimedia Commons) Sometimes we need to cut down trees to remove them, but chopping trees down to the ground does not stop them putting out new growth from the stump or from the roots and eventually turning … Continue reading

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Weeding Without Chemicals or Digging

Weeds growing on path and driveways, though crack or gaps in concrete and paving, or in empty garden beds are very easily taken care of without chemicals or digging. How is that possible you may ask? Go put the kettle … Continue reading

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Controlling Citrus Gall Wasp

  What are citrus galls? Citrus galls are unsightly swellings caused by a tiny female citrus gall wasp (Bruchophagus fellis) which lays her eggs in the soft new growth of citrus trees in spring. As the new growth hardens off, … Continue reading

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Netting Fruit Trees for Pest Control

Natural pest control techniques such as companion planting can control most of your small garden pests such as insects, but what can gardeners do about birds and animals? The seasonal event of birds and other critters stripping fruit trees clean … Continue reading

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