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How to Make Best Natural Bug Spray  

Every garden, big or small, requires the managing of insects and other pests. Good planning, healthy plants and good combination planting are the first lines of defense against undesired pests. When you are faced with an incoming pest problem, sometimes you just need to SPRAY! Here are the best...

A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa’s trees.

Calling all gardeners to watch out for this beetle. Details including photographs of the symptoms, GPS coordinates or a street address, the host tree species and the reporter’s contact details can be sent to diagnostic.clinic@fabi.up.ac.za. You can also contact your Municipality’s Environmental Department. What does it look like?  What...

Aprium, anyone? The pick of hybrid fruit and vegetables

The Guardian. Some of the tastier food on supermarket shelves created by experimentation in the produce world. Yen Pham  Mellow beets: Badger Flame beetroots. Photograph: twitter/@UWMadisonCIAS Badger Flame beetroot Row 7, a collaboration between a chef, a plant breeder and a seedsman, aims to sell seeds for vegetables that...

More About Our Club

‘Gardening at Leisure’ offers garden lovers of Knysna the opportunity to share their interest with like minded people. Our club has a range of activities and events designed to meet the needs of anyone wishing to add a social dimension to their interest in gardening.

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March 30, 2018 |

How to Make Best Natural Bug Spray  

Every garden, big or small, requires the managing of insects and other pests. Good planning, healthy plants and good combination planting are the first lines of defense against undesired pests. When you are faced with an incoming pest problem, sometimes you just need to SPRAY! Here are the best sprays and methods we know of. Pest Spraying Tips Never use spray on plants during hot sunny weather as it may cause the leaves to burn. Natural soap is tolerated by plants better than detergent (which may have other ingredients such as surfactants, enzymes and softeners added). Decide what you need to do and do no more. For example, do you want to kill the...

March 30, 2018 |

A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa’s trees.

Calling all gardeners to watch out for this beetle. Details including photographs of the symptoms, GPS coordinates or a street address, the host tree species and the reporter’s contact details can be sent to diagnostic.clinic@fabi.up.ac.za. You can also contact your Municipality’s Environmental Department. What does it look like?  What does the damage  look like?   February 27, 2018 5.21pm SAST Author Wilhelm de Beer Associate Professor, University of Pretoria Disclosure statement Wilhelm de Beer receives funding from National Research Foundation, Tree Protection Co-operative Programme, and the DST-NRF Centre Of Excellence In Tree Health Biotechnology. University of Pretoria provides funding as a partner of The Conversation AFRICA. The Conversation is funded by Barclays Africa and seven...

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