Treating diseases and pests

Plants in the garden rarely look as pristine as the images on labels from the stores we purchased them. Actually, even the pictures we showcase on this website sometimes feel like thousand-to-one occurrences! But fear not! Even you can grow sumptuous splendid flowers and scrumptious juicy flawless fruits with proper treatments against parasites, pests and diseases. And all of these are perfectly organic and natural, too!

Transplant shock, what it is and how can you minimize it

Transplant shock is actually a combination of three factors. The plant undergoes: a certain form of physical abuse it is reduced in size and it ends up in a new environment. It’s important to know that each of these factors contribute to transplant shock. Let’s take a look at how to lessen the negative impact […]
Spades and shovels with an uprooted bush to show the consequences of transplant shock.

Photinia black spot disease

Photinia shrubs sometimes contract a disease called Photinia leaf spot or Photinia black spot. Leaves are dotted with black spots that slowly spread
Lead spot on a young red and green photinia leaf.

Fruit flies, how to fight them

Very small flies score the fruits with their ovipositor to deposit their eggs inside. These eggs will hatch inside the fruit, and the larvae will eat
Fruit fly, yellow, on bright green leaf with black background.

Useful animals in the garden

In these days of sustainable development and environmental protection, supporting animal and insect life in your garden is a necessity.
A deluxe insect hotel with holes, nooks and crannies for insects.

Strawberry tree leaf spot

Also known simply as spot anthracnose, this disease infects strawberry trees. Symptoms are the presence of brown spots with a red or purple
Brown and black spots on strawberry tree leaves and fruits.

Effective organic ant repellant

Although they aren’t directly pests for plants and for humans, ants can quickly turn invasive when they decide to set up shop…
Ants on a stone margin being repelled with organic treatments.

Cherry fly, techniques & treatments to avoid it

The bug often called “cherry fruit fly” is a tiny fly that lays eggs on ripening cherries. It’s also called the “cherry maggot”. Generally, this happens end of May or beginning of June, and can last until July.
Cherry fly pinholes on a ripe cherry.