Bulb fly

Bulb fly

Daffodil and Narcissi bulbs become soft and rotten where the inside is eaten by...

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Capsid Bug

Capsid Bug

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

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Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Large, irregular holes appear in leaves. Black frass (droppings) also usually...

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Club root

Club root

Brassicas, Stocks and Wallflowers affected. Leaves become discoloured and wilt in...

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Cuckoo spit

Cuckoo spit

Frothy white masses appear on the stem of many garden plants. Young growth can...

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Cutworms

Cutworms

Stems of young plants are eaten and severed at ground level. Damaged plants wilt...

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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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Greenfly/blackfly (aphids)

Greenfly/blackfly (aphids)

Blackfly & Greenfly. Very common on all types of plants. Colonies are visible...

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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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Powdery mildew

Powdery mildew

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

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Red spider mite

Red spider mite

Mottling and speckling of leaves occurs. Often, leaves take on a bronzed colour...

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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

Insects with a scaly or sometimes fluffy coating which do not move when touched....

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Slugs and snails

Slugs and snails

Common, easily recognisable pests. Look out for irregular holes in leaves and...

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Sooty mould

Sooty mould

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

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Vine weevil

Vine weevil

Pot plants may only show symptoms when it is too late - they wilt or die...

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Whitefly

Whitefly

Not as common around the garden as in greenhouse and on house plants. Small white...

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