• Everything to plant, sow and feed for your best end-of-year garden

    6 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    The end of the year may be upon us, but there is still plenty to do.
    Words: Nadene Hall 1.Watch out for holes in the leaves of grapevines, cherries, and other fruit trees. The 3-5mm long bronze or brown beetle likes to munch on leaves and can almost defoliate plants if numbers get high. They may also damage the skin of fruit. You might have already found the pale-tan coloured, 5-10mm-long larvae in the soil in your garden. Depending on where you live, the shiny, dark brown beetles hatch from late spring until early summer. It's often necessary to spray from October-January to keep them at...
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