Capsid Bug

Capsid Bug

Causes red / brown spots and small ragged holes in leaves. Flower buds may be...

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Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Major plant pest causing considerable damage to a wide variety of plants. Feeding...

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Cuckoo spit

Cuckoo spit

Frothy white masses appear on the stem of many garden plants during late spring,...

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Downy mildew

Downy mildew

A problem on a wide variety of plants. Yellow, discoloured areas develop on upper...

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Earwig

Earwig

Found on flowers, fruit and vegetables. Petals look ragged and unsightly....

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Greenfly/blackfly (aphids)

Greenfly/blackfly (aphids)

Blackfly and  greenfly (aphids) are very common sap sucking pests affecting...

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Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency typically causes the leaves to become mottled yellow where the...

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Leaf spot

Leaf spot

Spots, rings or blotches appear on the leaves of a range of plant species....

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Lily beetle

Lily beetle

Bright red beetles and reddish - brown grubs covered with black slime, seen...

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Magnesium deficiency

Magnesium deficiency

Typically causes green veins and yellowing between veins on leaves. Usually...

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Pollen beetles

Pollen beetles

Small shiny black beetles appear in flowers in large numbers. A nuisance an cut...

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Powdery mildew

Powdery mildew

White, powdery deposit covering the surface of leaves and young shoots during the...

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Rust

Rust

Seen as raised orange or brown spots or pustules on the underside of leaves and...

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Scale insect

Scale insect

Scale insects are protected or hidden beneath a waxy shell or scale which they...

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Slugs and snails

Slugs and snails

Feeding damage appears as irregular holes in leaves and tell tale slime trails...

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Sooty mould

Sooty mould

Black fungus coating the upper surfaces of leaves. May also be sticky.

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Whitefly

Whitefly

Not as common around the garden, accept on brassicas,  as in greenhouse and on...

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Winter damage

Winter damage

Caused by frost or cold winds. Shows as bleached areas on leaves or dead leaf...

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Yellowing leaves

Yellowing leaves

Leaves appear yellow and may be stunted. Not to be confused with natural...

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