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What is the best way to get nets over quite large fruit trees,i.e.plums or pears, to prevent the fruit being eaten by birds? What other successful ways are there to deter birds?

  • Lynn asked 1 week ago
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We have a couple of grape vines we have bought over 2 years now the plants look healthy but I have not seen a flower let alone a grape on them what do you think I should do

  • Steve asked 2 weeks ago
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Our 2 mulberry trees must be over 5 years old now but they have not fruited yet. Is this normal?

  • Kaye Matthews asked 2 weeks ago
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Is it to late to plant tomato plants?
I have had success with tomatoes in pots this summer and am wondering if I can get another few pots planted?
Cheers Gary

  • Gary asked 3 weeks ago
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Hello there,
I’ve just purchased a bag of Nitrophoska to give my tomato plant a boost and now read the fine print which states “not suitable for pots”. My tomato just happens to be in a pot. Can you explain why the product is not suitable for plants in pots?
Regards
Diane

  • Diane asked 3 weeks ago
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Hi there,

We are wanting to espalier fruit trees in our front garden with herbs below in the front. Should we use treated or untreated timber posts to build the espalier frame? We intend on using posts and wire.

Many Thanks!!

  • Stacey asked 4 weeks ago
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When is the best time to hang a guava moth trap in my citrus trees, and my feijoa trees. Will one trap suffice for the three citrus trees planted adjacent to each other and the same with the closely planted feijoas? Is it once a year?

  • Linda Hart asked 4 weeks ago
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Having bought a plum tree (I think it was Howera?) a while ago it should have only grown to a compact size but the branches have taken off.
I don’t know where the new fruit will grow next year so don’t want to just prune it back to a manageable size if that is where the new fruit will appear.
The tree is laden this year and I have already made plum jam and given the neighbours some so on the whole I am very pleased with it.

Thank you if you can help’

Loreta Brown

  • Loreta Brown asked 1 month ago
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Hi,

I recently bought a fig tree from Palmers but as soon as I planted it in to its new home (large pot) it lost all its leaves and looks like it’s dying.

Do fig trees typically suffer when transplanted and it’s likely it will spring back to good health once it has settled? Or is it a sign of an inappropriate environment or compost and it needs urgent attention?

Thanks,
Barbara

  • Barbara Murphy asked 1 month ago
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The tree was purchased at Palmers.

  • John van der Burgh asked 2 months ago
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I have strawberries growing in tubs and to date I have lovely healthy leaves but no flowers yet. Also plenty of runners forming. Should I leave the runners or cut them off which is what I have been doing. These plants are this seasons ones. I thought I would have had strawberries by January.

  • Jenny Haynes asked 2 months ago
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Hi, can grapes and passion fruit grow together on the same trellis? we live in koutu Rotorua any tips for growing would be appreciated ?

  • carol noakes asked 2 months ago
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When is the best time to prune feijoas?

  • Nancy Underdown asked 2 months ago
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I would like to ask why I have a few of the small green tamarillos which are not ripe are falling off the tree. Is this normal? I have had about 20 fall off over the last week. The tree is very sheltered and laiden with fruit which are all green.

  • Kathy Carley asked 2 months ago
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Hello I’ve had to move my previously healthy black boy peach tree, just 3 months after planting it out – 2 weeks after the move green leaves are continuing to fall & the leaders are wilted – I do expect it to recover next spring, but is there anything I can do now to perk it up .. Cheers Col

  • Colin asked 2 months ago
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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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months ago
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