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Do Monarch butterflies still hatch on the swan trees if they still have flowers and the actual swan it’s self. I have a big tree and haven’t seen one monarch lay any eggs on my two trees.

  • Merilyn Lahmert asked 6 years ago
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When I bought my house a year ago it had a nicely trimmed bamboo hedge that does a terrific job at sheltering the house from the prevailing wind. I’ve let it grow a little more “fluffy” but would welcome some advice on how to keep it tidy, and not become rampant. How many times a year should I trim it and how closely?

  • Pam Wilson asked 3 years ago
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I have a new house with a large established garden including fruit plants, flowering shrubs, trees, ferns, hedges, succulents, herb garden etc. If I bought a different fertilser for each it would be very expensive. Can you give me an idea of a few basic fertilsers that should cover the whole garden?

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When can you buy bearded irises

  • Raewyn asked 2 years ago
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Hi there,

I am renting at the moment so have limited options for planting out. I would like to plant some window boxes for colour but would also like to choose some bee friendly flowers and wildflowers.

I have wooden planter boxes and some pots to use.

What would you recommend?

Thanks in advance

Karen

  • Karen asked 4 years ago
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On Friday nights programme, Lynda show a home beekit, where an these be purchased from please.
Thanks
Joanne

  • Joanne asked 5 years ago
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Looking for a recommendation for a flowering shrub that I can plant next to a gravesite. It needs to be very hardy with little to no maintenance.

  • Michelle asked 7 months ago
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What is the best spray to use on onion weed, has white bulbs, long green stems and white flowers, smells of onions. Bulbs reproduce rapidly.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Hi was wanting to buy some trees suitable to plant in paddock for horses to take shelter. Paddock has small natural spring so is always quite wet so need something that can grow in wet area as well and something that will grow reasonably fast

  • Dellena asked 2 years ago
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Hello there
We need advice on the most successful type of plants to grow in a gravely, dryish often shady position running along the north west side of our house.
We need something that has good thickish covering & grows at least 30cm high.

  • Vicki Cuthbert asked 11 months ago
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Hi, do you stock birdbaths please. If you do can you please advise height and cost. (Don’t want a small one) thanks.
Jane McIntyre

  • Jane McIntyre asked 3 years ago
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When and how to deadhead Bird of Paradise

  • Ripeka asked 10 months ago
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Are bird of paradise a flax?

  • Kathryn asked 5 years ago
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Hi there

I feed the birds in my backyard but they make a great mess on the Trellis. Has anybody got any ideas on how to prevent birds from landing/perching on it? I have seen bird spikes, but they look mean. I have tried tying fishing line above the fence so they can’t land but that didn’t work, they just push it down with their weight. I have seen the bird gel tubes but they only last so long and cost $20 a tube a think.
thanks

  • Sarah asked 6 years ago
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Birds are currently digging holes from our lawn. Are they going for bugs, worms etc ?
Whats the best way to treat this ?

  • Bryce Rae asked 6 years ago
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Hi,
I have a few citrus plants and also a hedge that has black soot on the leaves… just wondering what I can do to treat it?

Thanks Rebecca

  • Rebecca asked 11 months ago
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How do I stop blackbirds from wrecking my garden ?

  • Deryk McNamara asked 1 year ago
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I want to plant the smaller echium, a blood red canna Lilly, the little variegated agapanthus,
Do you have any of these plants? I am based in Hamilton.
Thank you
Nicky

  • Nicky Nunn asked 5 years ago
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i have a trellis at the edge of my garden, the other side is on a paddock which often has cattle in it. Previously there was a montana clematis there, the cattle could munch it without any harmful effects. I would now like to replace the clematis with a blue potato vine but someone told me they could be toxic. Can you tell me if this is true?

  • Marie asked 5 years ago
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I have heard that boiling rhubarb leaves and spraying this on roses and fruit trees will get rid of aphids. I this correct?

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