Seed Potatoes

Seed Potatoes are fun and easy to grow. They are great for kids to learn about the fun of gardening, and they taste great! Backyards to Barnyards has all the advice and products you need to get a great crop. When to Grow Autumn and spring. Potatoes do not like frost so if you can…

Fungus In Your Lawn

Fungus in Lawns mostly occur when humidity is high. Generally they are not common in residential lawns. Fine leafed lawns which are mown low and have high nutrition demands to combat the low mowing, such as bowling greens, are the most susceptible. Occasionally, however, they will show up in domestic situations if the conditions are…

Diseases of Citrus Trees in Perth

DISEASES OF ROOT AND TRUNK Armillaria Root Rot Citrus trees with root rot show a slow decline with leaf yellowing and leaf drop. It appears under the bark as white, fan shaped mycelia mats with a strong mushroom odour. Long thin black strands spread the infection from root to root and among plants as they…

Citrus Pests in Perth

Citrus Pests control should involve a combination of methods including cultural and biological and when needed, the targeted use of selective pesticides. They fall mainly into two categories, chewing insects and sap sucking insects. Chewing Insects Citrus Leafminer Citrus Leafminer originally comes from southeast Asia and is now common in Perth. The larvae gets into…

Rose Pruning – Fact Sheet

There are two main reasons we prune our roses. The first is to rejuvenate your plant. This involves discarding as many old stems as possible and leaving young stems. The young stems will generate lush new growth, which in turn will produce plentiful quality blooms. Secondly, pruning ventilates the bush, allowing more light and air…