Friend or Foe?

Find out if that bug on your plant is a gardener’s friend or a foe.

Foe
rosemary beetle

Rosemary beetle

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Look out for the rosemary beetle – a psychedelic shiny, stripy purple and green metallic beetle – on rosemary, lavender, sage and thyme plants.

Friend
Bee on a dandelion flower

Dandelions

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Don’t reach for the weedkiller when you see dandelions. Considered weeds by some, these spring flowers are a vital pollen source for bees.

Foe
lawn moss

Lawn moss

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Lawn moss can quickly take over a lawn if the conditions for its growth are right, but what can you do to reduce its effect and stop it in its tracks?

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Chafer grubs.

Chafer grubs

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If your lawn is being dug up by badgers or attracting birds, you may have chafer grubs feeding on the roots. Find out how to get rid of these lawn pests.