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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 4 days 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 months ago
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my scarlet o’hara bougainvillea is growing well but with hardly any scarlet bracts. what can I do?

  • Linley Jones asked 3 months ago
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Do you have any miniature or dwarf camellias.

  • Kathy asked 3 months ago
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Do you do a landscaping service. We need advice and & a plan for our section

  • Andrea Thompson asked 3 months ago
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Hello

I have a 2mx3m garden bed next to my garage that is all clay. In summer it is in full sun and winter only part sun. I would like to fill it with plants as you walk past it to get to there front door.

What plants would you recommend planting in that area?

Regards

Jess

  • Jess Meades asked 3 months ago
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Hello
We have moved into a property with beautiful Michaela trees that have been under planted with dietes and hebe. Despite regular watering, the dietes are not flowering in the shade of the trees. Would you be able to suggest a colourful alternative?
Many thanks
Anne

  • Anne Elliott asked 4 months ago
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Hi. Any ideas on a successful way to grow a plant fence boarder in planters that are removable? Have moved into a place with a potentially lovely road frontage but the fence is falling apart. Would be great to be able to hide it from view with some clever simple small bush natives in containers to encourage more bird life and enjoy the view. Thanks Zena

  • Zena asked 4 months ago
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Hi there
I have just purchase a property which has a garden I wish to turn into a tropical garden, so wish to know what would be the best plants to grow in a north/east facing garden without shade. There are a few fruit trees there which I wish to keep as I enjoy picking my own product. Also I wish to have some of the back plants to grow taller to give me more of a private back garden too.

  • Sue MACDOUGALL asked 4 months ago
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Hi, I want to plant some trees for privacy that wont grow more than approximately 4-6metres. Preferably green, not going to turn into big hedge and easy to prune. What would you have in mind? Thankyou

  • Cenedra Gates asked 4 months ago
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Hi I have just moved into a property where the garden was loved once upon a time.
Some of the flower beds (even though they are extremely over grown) still have some surprises in like Strawberries and mint kale and silver beet.
Would it be best to take out what I want to rescue and start again or to try and weed by hand around them.

  • Ellie asked 4 months ago
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We rent a property with a lovely flat lawn of approx 400sqm. We don’t have too many issues with prickles like onehunga weed but the lawn is very weedy with lots of clover. I know it won’t be perfect but i’d like to try and get it a bit healthier without spending a fortune. Can you advise what the best few things to do would be? I have just done an all over spray on Weed & Feed. What should I do next?

  • Tanya Honore asked 4 months ago
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