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What potted plants flower in March/April? Planning a wedding in my garden and wanted to make it pretty.

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Our builder’s sown the lawns with Rye grass and Clover mix about a week ago. The growth is quite patchy and we were thinking of sowing the patchy spots with a mix of Rye grass, Fescue and Brown top seeds for a better quality lawn. Would this be ok (i.e having a mix of lawn grass types)? We’d also like to add lawn fertiliser, but aren’t sure of when to do this? Is it usually done after the first mowing?

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I am currently putting in a new garden. I live in Wellington in the northern suburbs and we do get some strong winds. We are currently working on improving the soil as we go as it is mostly clay. We would like to put it a larger tree (deciduous) that would provide some green to the garden in summer and some shade and shelter. It would be in a position that would get a good amount of sun. Do you have any suggestions?

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We want to fill our sloping section with a variety of low maintenance plants that can a tolerant of half and full sun and will withstand a moderate Wellington northerly! Hopefully something to keep the weeds down once established. What are your top picks?

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Have you got any Fraxinus – Mountain Ash in store?

  • Ruth Glasson asked 8 years ago
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I have an area around my raised vege garden that I would like to put into pebbles/ stones…..This would be replacing grass. Does this need to be sprayed first, or can 5 cm just be taken and then a matting material be placed before the stones are put down ?

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Hi We have a large amount of grisalinia growing and have found they are dying off in groups and yet others right beside them are fine. I really dont want to loose anymore. Some one said they may have the same virus as kiwi fruit get.Can you please help. Is there a spray for them. They are about 8 years old. Thanks

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we planted 16 grevilleas of various type in an old vegy patch in our new house in Katikati mid Oct this year. These were bought from Palmers Bethlehem. They have all grown healthy looking so far but two of them , a Fanfare and a Elegance have suddenly died. I have watered them well every two days. Is there anything i can do to save any further possible loss? Plaese advise thanks
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  • John Laker asked 8 years ago
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We’ve got approx 60sq m of area that we have created after building a retaining wall. We filled it with broken up rotten rock and loose soil about 6mths ago. It’s packed down and settled and we want to plant grass seed. Good sun in area and typical Welly rainfall. Doesn’t have to be hard wearing. Wondering what to plant and how much. Any advice on how to break soil up appreciated. Access to section is tricky as is set down approx 10metres from road (stairs mainly).

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I am planting a new garden at the beach. What would you recommend as some of your top costal plants? Would Griselinia as hedging tolarate costal conditions? and also flaxes, in particular Phormium Dark Delight tolarate the salt? and would Yuka’s survive beach conditions? I like cordylines but have a height restriction so perhaps Yuka’s may be better?

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I wish to replace the pittosporum & camelia trees which are along our front fence line as they get too high, are old & straggely. they also drop a lot of leaves & flowers which blow into our garage which is a continual sweeping job. could you advise me on what trees will may be suitable within the following parameters? – compact growth & looks good – maximum height about 2 metres. – don’t drop leaves or flowers – full sun – relatively dry soil as area is well drained.

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What would be a good evergreen tree that grows around 6ft high along a fence. One that flowers and will attract birds

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I’ve got an open shaded area of my house that never gets hit by direct sunlight. What would be a good attractive plant to fill the area with. I was thinking some Azaleas would do nice.

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Can you give me some advise on what to plant that will grow successfully under a mature Pohutukawa and Toatara Tree? not much sun gets through, but well drained location, looking for something to fill up the plant bed. Plants that are in there now are not suitable, mismatch of everything currenlty, from Yukka’s to Rhodo’s, lilies and hydrangeas. I want to go native please.

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Small Phoenix palms planted approx 1m back from the edge of the concrete, will the phoenix roots become a problem of the future for us?

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We have a lifestyle block and a very long driveway, we want to plant driveway as well as give our stock shade in the summer. We would like to know what type of trees to plant for this please.

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How far apart do you plant box hedging?

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What are the ideal conditions for growing yuccas? Are they suitable for a narrow strip to the SW of my property?

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I have a slightly bare section. around the edge of the section we have some big casserena trees planted about 2-3m apart. it is very dry in the summer, and very wet in the winter cause we are in a valley and dont have the best drainage. my question is- what would be some colourful hardy plants of any sort that might take a hold of these harsh conditions and grow well???

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What type of plants would you recommend in a garden that gets very wet in the rain but when it is dry the area doesn’t retain moisture?

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