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When is the best time to plant these bulbs, live in Snells Beach, thanks

  • Leoni May asked 1 day ago
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I have noticed an almost complete lack of fruit on all five trees ( each of a different sub-species , if that’s the correct description ) , although I have found some flowers on one of the trees . Any ideas ? Fertiliser and irrigation has been available as and when needed and not to excess in either case .

  • Dave Owen asked 1 day ago
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MY Scleranthous Biflorus moss has grown well and spread to a large size.However there are large patches of dead moss appearing. Is it best to remove these or will the existing moss grow back over these patches?

  • Rhonda Phyn asked 1 day ago
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Bright I HAVE A SMALL GARDEN THAT NEVER GET’S THE SUN..ALL YEAR ROUND…I HAVE BOX HEDGING IN IT, WHICH IS DOING OK, BUT I WANT TO PLANT A FEW FLOWERING PLANT’S AROUND THEM…WHAT FLOWER’S WILL GROW WITH NO DIRECT SUNLIGHT AT ALL??..YES, THEY HAVE PLENTY OF LIGHT, BUT NO SUNSHINE…CYNTHIA

  • Cynthia Bright asked 1 day ago
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My calla lilies have failed to flower every year. I used to grow beautiful calla lilies when I lived in Whakatane, so when I shifted to Rotorua 10 years ago, I decided to plant them here too. However, they have never flowered. Is it bad bulbs, or the environment? They are in a shadier position here than in my Whakatane garden.

  • Jacqui Aimers asked 2 days ago
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My Mandarin Clemantine had a lot of fruit last year but none this year, no flowers appeared. Why

  • Ray Hodder asked 2 days ago
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I want to plant as many fruit trees as I can (at least 12) in Carterton. Can you advise please a good choice to start with? Would like nectarines, peaches, apples, pears, cherries. Also if possible can you recommend a good fruit growing book to buy?
Thank you very much.
Sue

  • Sue Hewitt asked 2 days ago
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I have planted a lot of dahlia tubers in pots, when the plants die off can I just put them in the garage in their pots and let them dry out? or do I need to keep watering them? or do I need to lift the tubers out to store?
thanks Rachel

  • Rachel Jamieson asked 2 days ago
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What is the best plant to use that’s easy up keep to create a small hedge

  • Sue asked 2 days ago
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Hi there,

We would like to create a garden wall using pallets in a daycare. We would like to use endemic species only. I’m not familiar with local species so I would need some recommendations.

I’m after some species which wouldn’t grow too much (which would fit in that kind of garden).
Any species that smell nice?
Which species would be best to combine so we can create a mix of colours as well?

Many thanks!
Marine

  • Marine asked 2 days ago
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Do you accept Go Gardening gift cards which are apparently accepted by Gardening New Zealand retail members?

  • Bev Trueman asked 2 days ago
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We have acacia trees coming up everywhere some large have been cut down and others tiny in Rotorua region. What is best poison to stop them resprouting.

  • Margaret asked 4 days ago
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I have followed your instructions re training a passionfruit vine. I have the main leader pinched out when it reached the top of the netting I fixed against a fence. I have three laterals each side equally spaced. But that’s as far as your instructions go. What happens now. There are further stems appearing growing from the laterals, some going down, some upwards. Do I take these out completely and just keep the laterals or do I let these ‘run riot’ or pinch them out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • carol o'shea asked 5 days ago
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I have recently moved to Palmerston North from sub-tropicaL Queensland. I want to add Hibiscus, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Hydrangeas to this bland colourless garden. Not sure whether to plant now or leave it until early Spring.
Please advise

  • Judy Morgan asked 5 days ago
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What is the best fast growing grass seed for shady areas, and when should we sow it

  • Diane Smith asked 6 days ago
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Bought a 40ltr bag of potting mix. When put into 4 10ltr buckets only fills 3 and one half buckets. Also same thing with a second bag so it seems that it is not a one off. In total by my vision we are only getting 35ltrs. I was sold, as is printed on the bag, 40ltrs and that is what I should receive. Waiting with interest your reply

  • David McCrea asked 6 days ago
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Early 2016 I purchased an “On Guard” Cat repellent, from your Garden Centre near Highland Park, and paid almost $90.00 for it. I installed two batteries as described and installed it, to cover a particular flower bed being used by a cat. For a time it appeared to work. Unfortunately I left it in position during the winter. More recently the cat was once again using the flower bed. I guessed the On Guard may require new batteries. I purchased two new batteries and installed them. The On Guard now gives the quietest of squeeks once when the button is pressed, and the light by the button, to check the sound, does not light up. Once the button is pressed and the faint squeek is heard, it will not operate again for a considerable time, when the button is again pressed. I think it is reasonableto assume it is not working correctly, if at all. I do not have the receipt of purchase, unfortunately. Can you please tell me where I can get the cat repeller inspected,for advice and possible repair. Can your garden centre help?
Mike O’Leary
mikeol@xnet.co.nz
09 577 3990

  • Michael O'Leary asked 6 days ago
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Hi

I am hoping that you can help us…

I am a teacher at Marotiri school and I am trying to beautify our school library (and hopefully entice students to read and enjoy reading). I was wondering if you had any plants, indoor or outdoor, you could donate?
There is a deck with seating area outside the Library where plants could be planted or placed in pots. The Library itself would suit plants that enjoy the shade or little sun. Any contributions would be appreciated.

We would certainly mention you in our weekly community Newsletter!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mason Elliott

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