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Gardening with Wally Richards: Stone fruit Curly Leaf Disease

All too often I am asked questions about problems that have already occurred and its to late to prevent them. Its like the old saying,...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Potatoes

Once upon a time when the world was a much better place and people could afford to buy a quarter acre of land and...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Disease control

One of the products that we have that is excellent for preventing and the control of a number of plant diseases is Perkfection. We named...

Gardening with Wally Richards: More magic

Last week our article was about Magic Botanical Liquid (MBL) and how this natural product made an incredible difference to your plants and gardens. Then...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Magic

How would you like to bring a little Magic to your gardens, all plants, as well as your house plants? There is a very simple...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Solving gardening problems

A tip that I was given, which I am going to try myself this spring, is in regards to curly leaf in stone fruit...

Neem Tree granules and powder

In India the kernels of the Neem Tree are collected and cold pressed to extract the Neem oil which is used to control insect...

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...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Insect pests

Having a neat summer for a change has brought a problem for many gardeners and that is the number of insect pests such as...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Solving Problems – grass and container plants

There are two problems that I was asked about this week and they maybe ones that also affect your gardening endeavors. The first is brown...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Avoiding mistakes

Every week I receive phone calls from gardeners that are having problems with their tomatoes, beans and roses. Within no time at all they are...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Protecting your sprays

If you are like myself I only spray my plants and gardens as I need to for any problems that occur (insect pests and...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Happy New Year (at least hopefully happier than 2021)

The first subject is an important one and one I published 2016 (remember 2016?). It was a far better country then and if you had...

Gardening with Wally Richards: December in the garden

December, the first month of Summer and at this time our thoughts are more on Christmas rather than the garden. If we neglect the garden...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Annual bug pests

This is the time of the year some of a gardener's bug enemies get out and cause damage. I have had my first phone call...

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