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We have an apricot tree which is about 15 years old. This year it was covered with fruit, but has since lost about 98%. Can you give me an explanation please? (We live in the Bay of Plenty Region).

Thanking you
Celia

  • Celai asked 3 weeks ago
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Hi,
We have a lemon tree that has a lot of mint planted around it, could you please tell me if they make good companions.
Also it has lost a lot of its leaves but has quite a few lemons growing at present. Possible cause ? – its 4-5 years old.
Thanks, Lyn.

  • Lyn asked 3 weeks ago
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Hi…can you suggest a way to prevent this…..large crop ready to ripen now, but last year they all went brown and woody ……Cheers…Roy

  • Roy J Harvey asked 3 weeks ago
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I have a young cherry tree (planted almost two years ago) that appears to have cherry blast. The leaves have all drooped and died, and the bark has split. The bark has not split all the way down the trunk, although it is over the majority.

Am I best to prune it down to where the trunk appears to be fine, or just pull the whole tree out?

I’m a very novice gardener so just not quite sure!

Also, are there any tips on preventing this in the future for my other fruit trees?

  • Alana Grace asked 3 weeks ago
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Hello, we planted two separate grapes earlier this year but one plant has developed brown ‘spots’ on its leaves. Can you please tell me why this would be and what we need to use to treat it. Thanks you. Maxine

  • Maxine Gribble asked 4 weeks ago
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My strawberries are ripening nicely but it is a battle to get them before they are being eaten by what looks like millipedes. Any suggestions on what I can use to get rid of them?

  • Allison Doel asked 4 weeks ago
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Hi ,do you have to have a male and female plant to get fruit. Many thanks Margaret.

  • Margaret Smith asked 1 month ago
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Kia Ora. Our apple tree is infested with leaf roller caterpillars. About half the leaves are folded up, and we know we’re going to lose most of the fruit.

What’s the best way to stop them laying or kill or control the little caterpillars without harming bees that are visiting the apple flowers?

Cheers

Chris

  • Chris Staite asked 1 month ago
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Can I order macadamia and walnut tree

  • Michael D Joubert asked 2 months ago
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Hi. I live in Cambridge and I have a blackcurrent bush to plant. Can you tell me how big they grow so I can find the best place tp plant?

Thank you
Susan

  • Susan Johnson asked 2 months ago
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What products should I use on the curly leaf on my dwarf nectarine. Will it ham my dwarf nectarine. There are also a lot of tiny flying black wasp bugs in and around the soil is this related to the curly leaf?

  • Vivienne asked 2 months ago
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  • william staal asked 2 months ago
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What is the best type of fig tree to grow in okaihau and where is the best place to plant it and how and what do I need to do when planting? Can we shop online and have plants sent to us?

  • Te Uri Clarke asked 2 months ago
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Hello, I planted my passion fruit this year and most of it is all eaten, can I do something to save it?

  • Makao Bowkett asked 2 months ago
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Please advise when to start leaving flowers on the plants, & is it ok to remove ALL runners (leaders or whateverthey are called)

  • Joy asked 2 months ago
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Hi

Can you give me some information on the above fruit tree:

  1. We only have 1 tree but I understand from something I read on google that for it to fruit we may need 2 trees which may be a problem as we don’t really have room for another tree. Please advise.

  2. What fertiliser should we use and how often do we need to fertilise the tree.

  3. When is the best time to prune the tree and can you advise how best to prune the tree.

4 When is the fruit ready for picking.

Thanks so much.

Regards,
Joan

  • Joan Archer asked 2 months ago
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Please can you tell me if you stock English Bluebell seeds. I can see that they sell them in the UK and Amazon but am concerned that they may not get through customs so would purchase locally if possible.
Many thanks
Janice

  • JANICE HUTHWAITE asked 3 months ago
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Hi there,

I would like to buy some olive trees :

3 Olea Euro Ascolano( or Olea Euro Manzanillo )
and Olea Frantoio for the above mentioned ones to be pollinated for fruits.

Please could you tell me if you have it and what is the cost ?

Thank you very much
Anna

  • Anna aldoni asked 3 months ago
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Hi,
I have a citrus tree that was good 2 years ago.
it is around 15+ years old, about 3m tall.
it produces very sweet yellow large round flat citrus that I understand are no longer able to buy. everyone loves them.

unfortunately I felled some trees next to it and broke a branch.
about a year later, I discovered it had the citrus borer very bad near its base. they drilled lots of holes thru the main trunk, a big network.
I sprayed the tree with insect repellent in the holes!. and then filled the holes with a inert filler. the borer have all gone.

we had 2 wet winters and 2 very dry summers in between all of this, causing the tree stress, but it still had leaves on and some fruit. the fruit slowly all dropped off, with the leaves.

we are in the waikato.
the tree has lost all its leaves, and looks slightly black. the branch tips are brittle.
but there seems to be some sap in the main big branches, but no signs of life – no leaves.
it is in a warm sunny sheltered spot.

I am kicking myself I did not buy some root stock and graft some of the green leafy branches before it fully died.
can this still be done? (graft on “dead” looking branches)

the 2nd question is the main trunk may have got root rot?, not sure. It is in good organic relatively free draining clay/topsoil but I can push on the tree and shift the whole thing roots and all, a small amount, maybe half an inch.
if I leave the tree what are my chances of it reviving itself from my description above, or am I dreaming and the poor tree is a goner?

cheers,
bernie

  • bernard wood asked 3 months ago
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How do I combat black spot on lemons? Once they start they just get worse and fall off. Crops ruined

  • Tracey asked 3 months ago
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