The Lilly Pilly — versatile, tough, native beauty (Part Two)

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Two weeks ago we published a short article on our blog about the versatile native plant the Lilly Pilly. Today we’d like to continue with a discussion on the problems that you should look out for when growing this beautiful native. Two of the most common are psyllid and wax scale infestations. 

Psyllid damage
Many lilly pilly varieties are subject to psyllid attack. The psyllid is a sap-sucking ...

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Protection from Cabbage Butterfly larvae the organic way

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The appearance of white butterflies around Spring in my garden signifies one thing: the quiet but deadly march (and munch) of the White Cabbage Butterfly’s larvae. The first sign of an impending chomp fest are the orange-coloured egg sacks which you can find, carefully hidden on the underside of brassica leaves.

Before you know it your brassicas are depleted or, if they are seedlings, ...

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