Are insects in fruit trees a good thing?

Are insects in fruit trees a good thing?

Trying to remove insects from your fruit tree can be frustrating, expensive, and impossible. The Grow Great Fruit targeted intervention approach works much better.

6 step plan for beating Codling moth

6 step plan for beating Codling moth

Grubs in apples are scary and revolting – particularly if you only find half a grub, right? Apart from the visceral disgust of biting into an apple and finding that something beat you to it and is already living inside, it also downgrades the quality of the...
Earwigs – friends or foes?

Earwigs – friends or foes?

This week we’re talking about earwigs – should we hate them, or love them? On the one hand we appreciate all creatures as having a rightful place in the thriving ecosystem of our garden, but on the other hand, they can do an awful lot of damage to our...

Fear and suspicion of insects

Almost every week, one of our Grow Great Fruit members gets in touch saying something along the lines of “help, there’s a bug on my fruit tree!” Back before we were certified organic we took a different approach to insects, treating them mostly with...

Top 7 tips for aphid control

Have you seen any leaves like this on your tree? If you have—you’re not alone. It’s a classic sign that you might have aphids, and many of our Grow Great Fruit members are reporting high aphid numbers this year. Leaves on a plum tree showing classic signs...

Earwigs as pests

An earwig in an apricot What can we say? When the earwig tape isn’t put on your fruit trees early enough (or at all…) this is what can happen! Earwigs just love soft fruit like cherries and apricots, and as you can see from this photo, will take up...