Hungry Garden Pests

A guide to controlling pests that feed on plants by chewing foliage, stems and roots Snails and slugs They eat everything, especially tender seedlings and young plants. They can be found in damp, dark areas and are most active at night. You can protect crops by placing protective circles around plants using Diatomaceous Earth, Iron Chelate, or ground coffee. Another option is to set a beer trap. You can hand pick but this is time consuming. Alternatively, you can let your backyard chickens have access for a few hours every week but this is only suitable for established gardens as chickens can also be destructive to young seedlings. Butterflies and moths They lay their eggs on plants and th

River Flats Estate Field Day Report

“It’s my peaceful, serene sanctuary” describes Michelle, from BARE Nature’sKin. Handmade soap and naturally sourced bathing essentials. The 'spring alchemy' of essential oils binding together with an olive oil base to produce a fragrant rich scent with a rustic, simple, homemade charm. “This place has an energy of its own. It’s my safe, happy nurturing place". This is evident in the warmth and gentle nature of her way. Nestled at the foothills in the Pokolbin region of the Watagan Mountain range and bordering the gently meandering Wollombi Brook, the estate boasts an olive grove of over 5000 trees eyed watchfully, lovingly and tenaciously by Marian (Michelles mum) the paternal guardian of t

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