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I want to acquire a Cestrum Nocturnum (Lady of The Night) plant or cutting. Do you stock these or know where they can be found?

  • Gavin asked 3 years ago
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I have two Portugese laurels growing in cruddy clay, rural just south of Silverdale, and after at least seven years, they have yet to flower. Why?

  • Donna Morgan asked 3 years ago
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Is October the correct time to plant a Lily Of The Valley shrub and do they like shade e.g. under trees or in the sun. I want one that smells nice and is hardy. I really appreciate being able to ask advice

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Can you grow Nikau Palms indoors?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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How do i grow hyacinth bulbs in a vase

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Hello. My ornamental grapes and recently planted lemon tree are smothered with leaf hoppers. Firstly are they a concern? and secondly if so – what would you recommend i use to get rid of them? Many thanks.

  • Trudie Malone asked 5 years ago
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I live in Auckland and have inherited an established Little Gem Magnolia which appears to have been trimmed regularly. I assume the Little Gem should be pruned “after flowering”, but it often has flowers! I have a man who comes to trim hedges, trees etc in November and March. When is the best time to regularly trim my Little Gem – and still have its flowers to enjoy?
Thank you
Regards
HELEN BELCHER

  • Helen Belcher asked 3 years ago
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Over a small lawn, we have a well established flowering cherry in an attractive umbrella shape. This year it did not flower prolifically as we have come to expect, and the new leaves are not as dense as usual. We live in Pakuranga, Auckland, and take a pride in our garden. The lawns are fertilised regularly and watered from November to March.

I wonder if the cherry has had enough of lawn fertiliser – or was the Spring too wet and miserable this year? If I were to try to help the cherry by adding potash, would that then upset the lawn? Maybe I should do nothing and wait to see what happens next Spring? Your guidance would be appreciated.
Thank you
Regards
HELEN BELCHER

  • Helen Belcher asked 3 years ago
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What is the tallest Gardenia?

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Hi There
I recently lost my precious Cousin Lucy to Breast Cancer. I want to gift her Husband and children a nice outdoor plant to remember her by. I know that she loved Daphne and I thought a nice ornamental pot with a reasonably well established Daphne that could sit near the front door and provide a beautiful scent to remind them of her every time they walk past would be something they can take with them wherever they move to in future.
I am struggling to work out how to achieve this. It would need to be put together by somebody and delivered to their rural property on the north side of Taumarunui. I can’t find a garden centre near them that might be able to deliver it or that sells Daphne. Would Daphne survive in Taumarunui?
I would just come and do this myself but I am living in London.
Any helpful suggestions would be great.

  • Kristin asked 3 years ago
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How can I get some seeds for petunia v bumblebee?

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We have a great big old Puriri tree and very shaded. What plants can we put under the tree ? Can we plant flaxes ? something that covers the grow.

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I have a really big Oak Tree growing in our garden, it is probably 25 years old, but it has a black coating on the bark, trunk and branches in the winter it washes off on to the plants underneath, can I treat this or is it ok just to leave??

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Cats … How do I stop the many neighbourhood cats (all very decorative) from using my lime path as a dirt box?

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What’s the best way to get rid of passionfruit hoppers naturally?

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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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I am writing a feature for the Oriental Bay Residents’ Association newsletter on “gardening in pots on windy balconies”. The newsletter goes to 1000 households in Oriental Bay most of whom have only balconies.
I have your “How to Grow in Containers” off your website.
This is quite helpful as a starting point but some of the suggestions may be excellent on a sheltered patio but they do not work for windy balconies. e.g. you mention tulips but standard tulips don’t work in windy conditions at all — they get blown over in short time. The dwarf tulips on the other hand are not bothered by wind and are brilliant, as I have found the last few years. You mention citrus, as another example, but lemon trees don’t like windy balconies though I have grown one successfully in a pot but in a sheltered patio.
Also some balconies are cantilevered out and you are not meant to put too much weight on them. So lighter pots should be used.
In other words, growing things on windy decks or balconies demand special conditions and special plants and I am looking for someone who can give me information on that particular subject. Either by writing or by being interviewed.

  • Judith Doyle asked 5 years ago
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Hi
Hoping to buy stevia plants but couldnt search this on your website.
Can you assist

  • raj asked 5 years ago
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Hi do you have any fancy or antique style rain gages in any of your stores?

  • Raewyn asked 4 years ago
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Would you please advise the cost of the following:
Cassia John Bull
Lime Light Hydrangea

Also, do you charge for delivery? If so, approximately how much from Plimmerton Palmers to Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauahatanui?

  • Julia Tait asked 4 years ago
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