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Hi. I am having trouble deciding what to plant. I would like to plant an ornamental weeping tree in our lawn. I would like it to provide a bit of privacy out from our lounge which looks out on to a wetland area with a walkway. But I don’t want to block the view completely with a huge tree. I would like something with a bit of a wow factor. One I have been consider is the weeping pear.
Any help appreciated. Thanks

  • Lorraine asked 6 days ago
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We want to plant colourful shrubs that will attract birds, on our Lake Rotoma property. what do you suggest?

  • john Glasse asked 2 months ago
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I have a dead small leaf corokia in the middle of my beautiful hedge should I remove and replace

  • JILL ROBERTSON asked 2 months ago
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  • mr howells asked 3 months ago
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Hi there

We have purchased a farm with an older weatherboard cottage which is getting a good birthday as its a bit run down. We will be renting out the property and I want to plant some speciman trees as the property is currently very bare. Just wanting some ideas – something that looks good, is easy to care for – we are located in Tirau – so a few frosts in the winter and generally pretty warm dry summers. Want something that is fairly quick growing, can provide a bit of shade (but not too big either) and something that looks good year round.

Thanks
Cathy 🙂

  • Cathy Nicholas asked 4 months ago
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What is the best hebe variety for a 4 foot evergreen hedge

  • Paul jefferson asked 5 months ago
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Hi there,

I have an area below a vine wall that I need filled in as a sort of border area. I just want all the same plant that can grow into a border/ ground cover. We have lomandra grass around (our background is tropical themed) but I was wanting something a bit more thicker and flaxier leaves. This spots gets full afternoon sun from about midday.

Thank you.

Any suggestions would help

  • Jen asked 5 months ago
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I have a phebalium hedge running the full length on one side of my property in Upper Hutt. The height is about 2.4 meters.
It has been planted alongside a wooden fence which is about 1.6 meters high.
I would like to top this hedge and bring it down to about the top of the fence.
The hedge is at least 40 years old.
When is the best time to trim it.
Thank you

  • Wayne Mansell asked 5 months ago
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What are some good plants for under planting under established hedges? The hedges are currently hiding a poor quality fence that can’t be replaced at the moment but the gaps under the hedge are fairly large so need something that will fill the space to hide the fence.

  • Sarah asked 6 months ago
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Hi,

I have a garden between our driveway and the house, it faces the west and doesn’t get morning sun. I would like to plant it with lavender, will it be suitable and if so which lavender would you recommend. The garden is about 14m long and about 800 wide, and I want to fill it with lavender.

Could you tell me how many plants I would need, and how much they are.

Your help would be appreciated.

Thanks Julie

  • Julie Horsburgh asked 6 months ago
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Hello, i would like some advice on what plants to buy for a boundary hedge. The soil can get quite damp in winter, but not all year around. We are thinking of the lilly pilly or michelia figo or similar.
Do you have any recommendations for us?
We live in Paparoa, Northland.
Thanks
Emma Hodges

  • Emma Hodges asked 6 months ago
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Kia Ora. My husband and I have a new house but our garden is just full of flax. We’d like to make room instead for our child to play and to grow other plants and vegetables but removing the flax is not going well- mainly because the roots are too tough for us to dig out. Any advice that would help us?
Thank you.

  • Ellie asked 6 months ago
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Hi, we are landscaping and there’s a small bank which is basically clay and rock. We’re going to remove the layer of turf (and dandelions!) and put some native grasses and Marlborough rock daisies on it. I’m wondering how we can get top soil to stay there?

Thanks!

  • Megan asked 6 months ago
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Hi,
I have planted a Buxus hedge. I’ve done my spacing right between plants but I wanted to know what should the space be between the curb and the plant. Currently I have them planted very close to the concreate and I’m wondering if it’s a bit too close. I’ve tried to find out on google but can’t find any answers….
Thank you!

  • Melissa asked 7 months ago
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Hi there,

I’ve got a couple of trees at my house, and I love them, but I have no idea what they are.

I’d love to know, so I can learn how to look after and prune them.

I have a range of photos. How should I send them?

Jason

  • Jason Holecliffe asked 7 months ago
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Hi there, I live in Lyall Bay right on Lyall Parade. Just looking for some advice on plants that could grow ok here. Something that can handle sea salt and high winds. Anything pretty would be nice.

  • Danielle asked 7 months ago
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We have a clay slope in our backyard which we want to plant out on. What plants will grow well in clay and are easy to maintain on a slope as it is not an area that is easy to get to or maintain?

Thanks

  • Anj asked 7 months ago
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I’ve a steep bank in partial sun that’s been covered in thickets of Budleia and Clematis up until yesterday when we tore them all out. The soil is dry as it’s so steep any rain rolls right off. I’ve plenty of compost to lay down,but again it’s so steep I can’t really mulch it. I’d like to plant a vigorous and dense, low-growing ground cover that can hold it together and prevent any weeds sprouting back with as little maintenance as possible – do you have any recommendations?

  • Jonathan Pashby asked 7 months ago
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Hi team, we’re on a crosslease; our nieghbour has recently put up a pergola which, while it meets the consent requirements, is 300 mm from the shared fence and a bit under 3 metres tall. From our side its not a good look and I’m seeking advice on how to screen it off or at least soften it. Our common fence runs roughly east-west and we are on the south side of it, so its fairly shady. I’m looking at maybe a 2.4 or 2.7 metre trellis topped off with a climber that will screen for as much of the year as possible. Any ideas would be very welcome. Advice on whether I can atach the trellis directly to the existing (post and paling, good condition) fence or if I need to put new posts on our side would be very useful, too. Thanks in advance.

  • Mike Diggins asked 8 months ago
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Hi I am creating a garden a general flower garden. I’m looking at cost and products.
My garden is about 4 mtrs long 1 mtr width.
I live in Tauranga what bags of soil would you recommend please and what is the cost per bag.

Regards deb

  • Debbie asked 9 months ago
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