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Cycad Blue Butterfly
THE CULPRIT It’s this cycad blue butterfly which is doing the damage. sick cycads Don Burke says if your sago...
Fireweed Recently on ‘Burke’s Backyard’ Don explained the dangers of fireweed, a pretty yet poisonous yellow flowering weed that is...
New Products: PestOil and Glykill
New Products: PestOil and Glykill There are some new products available at your local nursery which will help keep...
In the past few weeks Burke’s Backyard has received letters concerning strangely shaped citrus. Two problems occur on citrus that...
One of the rather worrying things for many gardeners is the strange things you see on your plants. Leaves, branches...
Root rot is a disease that can affect a range of plants in your garden and which can spread through...
Weeding is probably the worst part of gardening and you can waste vast amounts of time pulling weeds out of...
Dangers of Rhus
The rhus tree (Toxicodendron succedaneum) is the most dangerous plant in Australia. It is classified as a noxious weed in...
Cotton Thistle With their architectural shapes and feathery flower heads, thistles are easily recognisable to gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Although...
Have you noticed that your azaleas are looking a bit the worse for wear at the moment? If they have...
Borers in Wattle
Scientists are not sure how they do it, but insects like borers can single out a tree which is stressed...
Citrus Leafminer Distorted growth on citrus trees is often caused by Citrus leafminer (Phyllocnistis citrella). The adults are tiny, night-flying...