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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Wally Richards

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Wally Richards has been a gardening columnist for over 30 years. Check his websites - for gardening news and tips visit www.gardenews.co.nz. For mail order products visit www.0800466464.co.nz. Wally also has a gardening problem help line on 0800 466 464.

Gardening with Wally Richards: Controlling some pests

I am often asked about how to control populations of slugs and earwigs in gardens without using the usual chemicals. This is particularly important in...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Bryophytes (Moss and Liverworts)

Bryophytes and Embryophytes are the botanical names given to mosses, lichen, liverworts, hornworts, molds, algae and slime. These are primate plant-like forms which were the...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Autumn leaf fall

A reader from Southland emailed me this week and asked if I could write an article about what to do with autumn leaves. For some...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Growing Food

I wrote this article 8 years ago and to this day I have found it to be the best and less expensive way to...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Preparing for winter

I don't know about you? But I have starting to put on a jersey in the morning, off during the day and back on...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Apple Cider Vinegar

A reader and keen gardener sent me an email recently about using apple cider vinegar in your garden to prevent and control fungus diseases. Someone...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Grow your own seeds

Raising plants from seeds is a great sense of achievement for most gardeners and when the seeds are the ones you collected for free...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Powdery Mildew and other diseases

This is the time of the year that the disease called Powdery Mildew will attack a number of plants in your garden. Powdery mildew is...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Food

A renowned or maybe infamous statesman, Henry Kissinger is known for, amongst many other things, his quotes one of which is: 'Who controls the food...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Climate change

I remember about 15-20 years ago writing about pending climate change with temperatures forecast to rise and suggesting how great that will be as...

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