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Weeds in the Bush
If you live in a bushland area or have a bush garden, be on the lookout for exotic weed seedlings....
Wood Borers Don looked at a gum tree with marks all over the trunk, probably caused by the larvae of...
Have you noticed that your azaleas are looking a bit the worse for wear at the moment? If they have...
Don was faced with a gardener’s worst nightmare: a backyard completely overgrown with weeds. This thick jungle of nasties included...
Camellia Leaf Problems
Don looked at a camellia that appeared to have quite a few leaf problems. Rounded sections from some leaves were...
Lilly Pilly Psyllids
Lilly pillies are tremendously popular in Australian gardens, particularly for hedging and topiary. In fact, these Australian natives are often...
Unusual Citrus Recently on ‘Burke’s Backyard’ Don showed a photograph of a very strange rose growing out of the centre...
Don looked at the Taiwan or Formosa lily, a beautiful tall lily that has escaped from gardens to become a...
Caterpillar on Clivias
The lily caterpillar seems to have increased in numbers and horticultural importance along with the increased popularity of mass-planted crinum...
Citrus Gall Wasp
Lumpy growths on young leaf stems, leaf mid-ribs and fruit stalks of citrus trees are caused by a pest called...
If you live anywhere along the east coast of Australia you might have noticed that the leaves of your frangipani...
Mickey Mouse Bush
This South African native was once a very popular ornamental plant, but it’s now a serious bushland weed in some...