Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pests and diseases

No, nothing to rival NHS Direct, but this is the time of year when all that enthusiasm and encouragement we feel from seeing abundant new growth can be dented by seeing problems appear on a lovely new plants, or even our gnarled old favourites which have fruited happily for years.

I have been looking at a few websites which help to identify problems, here is a selection.
Here is one from the BBC which asks you a series of questions
An illustrated identification chart from theseedsite (scroll down for pests around plant)
Help and advice from the Royal Horticultural Society
Garden friends and foes - lots of pictures of creatures you share the garden with.

GardenOrganic also provides lots of information, even more for members.

If you have any more information or suggestions, please leave a comment.

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