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sorry for bad image quality, but i have been tasked with removing all of these such weeds from our lawn, as come summer they dry and stick into your feet.
what would be the best way to take care of these, and to ensure they dont return next growing season?
thanks,
Tim.

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I am looking at planting a hedge in particular a Hedge Camellia (pref fast growing). We live in a place that does recieve full to part sun, but is windy at times. The soil is clay will be trying to improve the soil before planting. What would be the best type of Hedge Camellia to plant here and how far apart will they need to be? I have had a quick look and wonder is Camellia Paradise Belinda is the right option. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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We have a bare clay bank. It is quite steep (about 20 degrees off vertical), 1.5 metres high at the highest point tapering to nothing over about 20 metres.

It faces East and gets full sun from reasonable soon after the sun comes up until early afternoon.

We can dig holes at the base of the bank to put in good quality soil however I am reluctant to dig holes in the slope itself as this may cause erosion.

The top of the bank is a path.

I want to plant plants that will cover the bank and minimize any erosion. My preference is for native plants. During summer whatever is planted may only get watered once or twice a week.

I’m thinking along the lines of a robust ground cover or something that naturally spreads.

What would you suggest (I’m quite happy with three to five suggestions as some variety may be quite nice) and do you have it in stock or can you get it in the next couple of weeks? Pricing would also be useful.

Many thanks

Jon Eriksen

  • Jon Eriksen asked 4 years ago
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Hello

We are from Pirongia and are wanting to plant our retaining wall this coming weekend (Labour weekend). We are needing quite a few plants, and are wondering if you could please let us know your prices and availability of the following:

Alectryon excelsus x 3
Coprosma acerosa Taiko x3
Corokia Geenty’s Green x15
Corokia Mangatangi x10
Grevillea Bronze Ramber x4
Grevillea Gaudi Chaudi x3
Grevillea Mt Tamboritha x3
Phormium cookianum x9
Pimelia prostrata x6
Pittosporum ten. Mountain Green x8
Rosmarinus prostrata x9

Thanks so much, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards
Narelle

  • Narelle Barrowcliffe asked 6 years ago
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I need advice on growing miniature bamboo plants:
First I need to know which miniature bamboo plants can be planted in MEDIUM sized pots – outside – as well as how to care for them.
Secondly I need to know if these plants are readily available at the Palmers outlet at Greville Road on the North Shore in Auckland.
Many thanx
Susan

  • Susan Kok asked 6 years ago
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Hi,

I am looking for a Decorative Garden Windmill for a garden at home. Was hoping that Palmer’s had them available?

If Palmer’s have them. What is the brand and any pics / dimensions etc would be great.

  • Linton asked 6 years ago
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Any suggestions for fast growing tall trees for privacy/screening?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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I have a number of minature Toi Toi and understand they should be cut back in winter. However should the flowers be removed after flowering as mine are looking rather messy at present.

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I planted a griselinia hedge around 2 years ago, it is now about 90cm in height. I have now decided to extend the hedge. As the new griselinia will be a bit smaller I was wondering if I could relocate some of my existing plants so I have an alternating pattern of one larger, one smaller plant. This would give better instant screening and will provide a more consistent look overall. However I have read online you need to start root pruning a couple of months before the move. Is this only for larger plants? Could I move the size I’ve got successfully?

  • Elysia asked 6 years ago
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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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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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I’m looking to put in a lavender hedge both sides of our footpath to highlight the entrance to our house, can you recommend a suitable lavender plant that is suited to a Wellington south coast garden (the path runs east-west and gets good sun). We want a hedge about 40-50cm high when fully grown and a good flowering variety as well. Any recommendations please?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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I live in the Waitakere Ranges and I am re-sowing my lawns from scratch. I would like to use Leptinella dioica for coverage and would like to know if this is readily available also would it be suitable in my area?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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After a big house/garden renovation our backyard is ready for sowing grass – digger finishes moving dirt around in three days.We have got a lot of weeds in our area.What grass seeds/lawn should we use so we can grow a nice lawn growing and suppress the growth of weeds? the site is approx. 300sq m.Also we are going to plant fruit trees how much top soil (depth) do we need to have approx 20-30mm?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Is dethatching just a hard rake or done by some other means?

We have lots of small toadstools which pop up each day in our reasonably new lawn. Is there some product to combat them? I have been pulling them out but not all come out with their roots intact. (Pity they aren’t mushrooms!!)

Is is necessary to ease up in the winter months on our sprinkling system watering every second day?

Many thanks for your response to the above queries

John

  • John Roberts asked 4 years ago
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I have a dying pohutukawa tree which is underneath a large tree with large leave with occasional white big flowers. What should I do with my poor tree. We have only just bought this property and we are trying to change our outdoor environment to be more sustainable.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Do you sell or have access to buy plugs or blocks of Mercury Bay weed for lawns ?

  • Trish Ives asked 4 years ago
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I am looking for a climbing plant with attractive evergreen foliage, pink or purple flowers in summer, able to grow on a shady South facing wall, and withstand strong winds from the south sometimes. Its a frost-free area.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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I am planning a wedding for April 2014. What can I plant which will flower? hot pink/blue/purple/mauve? Shrubs and flowers. Currently I have camelias only flowering. I want a climber, a hedge which I can keep clipped short and something either wide of a pathway, also two flowering specimen trees (could be fruit). also something to esplandier. All of these need to be flowering mid April 2014?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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I am wanting to plant Coleonema Sunset Gold and would like to know if this is the right time to plant? They will get the full sun and the strong winds.

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