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I have a very dark bathroom, which only gets filtered light through the car port roof ( The car port is enclosed on the other 2 sides by breeze block walls ) It also has etched windows ( complete with fly screens) which cuts out even more light. It is a rental property so I can not make alterations to the amount of light I get

I love ferns etc, but nothing will grow in my bathroom.

I have managed to save the maiden hair fern I originally tried in the bathroom. It is now in my computer room & gets a lot more filtered light than it did before. It is directly under the white corrugated plastic strips in the car port roof. It grows reasonably well ( on one side & it doesn’t matter how many times I rotate it is always just on one side.) But is always a very pale green & the fronds often turn brown around the edges. The Boston fern I also tried is now living very happily in my very sunny lounge, but everything else died.

Can you suggest a plant that will grow in my bathroom & also tell me what I am doing wrong with my maidenhair fern. It gets misted every couple of days through summer & gets regular feeds of Bio feed tea for Organics but it is still pale.

Thank you for your help.

  • Eve Willis asked 5 days ago
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Occasionally I find that the branches on my Apple trees have longitudinal splitting of the bark. If left unattended, fluffy white mould will grow inside the lesson.
Could you please tell me how I can prevent the splitting from occuring.

  • Phil asked 5 days ago
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Its not doing well. I thort I would feed it. Any idea what to feed our corokia hedge please

  • Sonja asked 5 days ago
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What fertiliser should I put on Sweet Peas to encourage them to flower.
They are growing really well but no flowers.

  • Pam asked 3 weeks ago
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Hi
I have grown luculia before and must have had exactly the right spot in my last garden as it was well-shaped, compact and always covered in flowers. ( I did prune it every year after flowering ).
In my present garden I have it growing close to the house so it is sheltered from frosts but the only place I had for it was a south-west facing direction. It gets quite a bit of afternoon sun in summer but not much in winter. It has grown leggy ( I have already pruned some branches to try and get it to branch out in a more compact shape ), I suppose in an effort to reach the best of the sun’s warmth. Have you any ideas for helping it to grow bushier nearer ground level rather than sending up taller branches? – apart from continuing to prune carefully. I didn’t want to prune at the end of autumn as all the flower heads were forming. It is flowering well now – it has about It has about 23 ‘bunches ‘ of buds but I’d like it less leggy.
Thanks
Prue Francis.

  • P Francis asked 4 weeks ago
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when should one prune Hydrangeas pleas

  • christina palmer asked 4 weeks ago
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Leaves are turning yellow it is housed in a covered shelter from frost does it need magnesium

  • Paul asked 1 month ago
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Hi there. I used a bit much horse manure on my garden and am getting lots of leaves with my brocolli and not much fruit. Is there a way to best balance this out?

  • Daniel Carroll asked 2 months ago
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Hi, A couple of months ago I bought some replacement silver beet plants for the old ones that had gone to seed. It was disappointing to find that a lot of the leaves developed rust on them and were unuseable and just had to picked off and thrown away in the trash. Even now there is still some rust around on them. What is the cause, or what did I do wrong? How can I avoid this in future. Only have a small vegie garden about 20 x 10 feet and grow quite happily spuds, broccoli, caulis, tomatoes, corn, broad beans, green beans from time to time.
Look forward to your answer.
Cheers
Lorraine

  • Lorraine Smith asked 2 months ago
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I have lifted dahlia bulbs and noticed that some have been cut by the spade or pricked by the gardening fork. Should I remove those before storing the bulbs for winter?

  • Marjorie Owens asked 2 months ago
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I have a large camellia tree, the middle of which is looking a bit sick. Not as many leaves and some yellowing.

I have fed with camellia fertiliser with no improvement. Any ideas what the problem could be and how I can rectify it?

Thanks 🙂

  • Nicky Rambaud asked 2 months ago
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hi there

I have a daphne bush that has yellow leaves. It seems to be growing and has flowers forming, but the leaves are yellow.

I have not had a lot of success with daphne, so would like to rescue this one if possible. Interestingly it is next to a rhododhendron that has also had its leaves turn yellow, and parts of the plant have died.

Any suggestons about what I should do would be greatlyappreciated.

thanks

Nicky

  • nicky asked 2 months ago
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Why are above plants suddenly curling up their toes.
Having same problem with coastal rosemary but in different garden.

  • Sandy asked 2 months ago
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How do I go about pruning a lavender bush please because a lot of it looks dead – a lot of it has gone an extremely light colour?

  • Mrs Mary Smith asked 2 months ago
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Hi there,

I have got a tropical hibiscus plant on ground in my garden. It is small plant.Please let me know how to care it from winters in auckland and how to prepare ground for it’s best growth.

Thanks
Sapna

  • Sapna Kumar asked 3 months ago
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We live in Rotorua.

We planted two Kowhai trees in January. We find now that one tree looks really healthy and the other has leaves turning brown which is now covering most of the tree??

Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Susan

  • Susan asked 3 months ago
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hi I have die back on a potted buxus it was I think to close to a white wall and got a bit hot/burnt I have moved it and want to encourage regrowth? and ideas Sue

  • sue asked 3 months ago
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I just want to ask if you have a white sage plants (salvia apiana)? If you have this plant Please respond to my email i just really need it

  • Edwin Pangilinan asked 3 months ago
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Hi, I have two Portuguese laurels and lately their leaves have been turning a sandy brown as if they have some kind of disease. This doesn’t usually happen. Is there something I could give then to stop it spreading?

  • Shona Riddell asked 3 months ago
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Hello

We have Choysa Tenarta Toparies out the front of our house. They seem to have been attacked by Borer. We have pruned them well back so they are pretty much bare now.

What would you recommend to spray them with to get rid of it?? When spraying, do you spray down into the hollow branches as well and in the bark around trunk??

Look forward to your reply – thank you

  • Marylou Waite asked 3 months ago
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