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Can you please tell me why my gardenia is sprouting new leaves that are a nice green then turn yellow and fall off. I have feed it with Epsom salts. Its in 1/2 sun and 1/2 shade.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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I have three ake ake plants in my garden. One appears to be dying. Many of the leaves have fallen off and those that are left have big holes in them. The other two are heading the same way. What should I do with them?
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  • Helen Bathurst asked 3 years ago
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Any suggestions on what is wrong with our avocado please? We’re in north Auckland. It’s a Cleopatra purchased and planted about 4 months ago and I dont think it’s very happy. Any advice appreciated!

  • Natalie Desmond asked 3 months ago
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Hi there, my boyfriend has a potted Sophora molloyi dragons gold kowhai tree that has been looking sickly for the past couple of weeks. It has always been a sparse spindly kind of tree with very thin trunk and branches, and is only small being about 1 meter wide and 0.5 meter high. It was repotted into a larger pot nearly 12 months ago and seemed to be doing well until recently. The leaves have almost all turned yellow and the thin branches seem to be wilting a lot. My boyfriend thinks this started after he didn’t water it for a week, but has been watering it daily since then with no obvious benefit. Is our tree salvageable??

  • Jessica asked 2 years ago
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Hi there, do you sell Potassium Permanganate?
thanks Michele

  • Michele Tidswell asked 3 years ago
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Our small kowhai trees have been very troubled by the presence in HUGE numbers of the kowhai caterpillar. I understand they will not kill the tree but they certainly make it look unsightly. Is there a way to deter/ exterminate these voracious critters? This year I stopped counting at 1000 squashed caterpillars, but this method did take a concerted effort!!!

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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We have two large michelia figo growing close to each other. One started having a band/section of yellow leaves 4 weeks ago – about half way up. Now those leaves are dead and most of the leaves below this seem to be yellowing. The other tree has some random leaves turning yellow as well. Don’t want to lose these trees. What might be causing it, is there anything we can do?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Goood evening,

Wounder if you can help with our Port wine magnolia plants. Bushes are 8 to 9 years old and over 6′ tall. 2 years ago our farmer neighbor had lime put on. Because of wind I think most ended up at our place. It was thick. Bushes have twisted leaves and flowers, if you can call them flowers! Have feed them and sprayed bushes with
vinegar. Bushes still look terrible. Can you think of a solution, wait? or pull them out and start again.

Thanks Mark

  • Mark WICKHAM asked 4 years ago
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Hi there

I have this Vine Weevil grub killing my Blueberries. As it is living in the ground how can I get rid of it? Any speedy advice would be great thanks as the garden centres I have asked at have been unable to give me an answer.

Thanks.

  • Stephen asked 4 months ago
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Hi there,
Could you please suggest an effective way of ridding my garden of oxalis? I am tired of pulling up these persistent weeds but do not wish to use anything that might kill my plants.

Thanks for your advice.

Elizabeth

  • Elizabeth Kinnell asked 4 months ago
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What fertiliser do hibiscus like.

  • Janice killick asked 5 months ago
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Hi there
I’m wondering when the best time is to plant a photinia red robin hedge in Wellington
Cheers

  • Willie asked 5 months ago
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Hi, I’ve noticed a small white fungi growing on small trees/hedge flowering plants..any idea how to eradicate this.
Thankyou julie

  • Julie asked 5 months ago
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On the 5th of May my son planted 3 fejoa trees 2 of which seem to be doing ok having new leaf growth the third has lost abot 20% of its lower leaves no new growth and each time i check it it looks more like i am going to lose it. It is a Unique variety. the other two are appollo and antoinette, What is your advice?

  • joanne mitchell asked 5 months ago
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Hi I need some advice please. I purchased a Tamarinda from your Plimmerton outlet on the 6 April and followed the instructions regarding planting in semi shade etc and removed some of the flowers to avoid stressing the plant. For the first 2 1/2 weeks it was looking great and then we had a cold snap. During the last 10 days it has completely collapsed and looks to be dyeing off. When I originally planted it I watered it well and then followed up with watering about 4-5 days later then again about 6 days later.
I am not sure if it is dyeing or if it it will regenerate again come spring. Can you please advise
Thanks
Melanie

  • Melanie Watson asked 7 months ago
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Grisilinias why is some of my 8 yr old hedge dying. I live in Whangarei Northland

  • Helen Collinson asked 6 months ago
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I’ve discovered my string of pearls has mealy bugs! After some research online, I first treated it with a spray of water, dish soap and crushed garlic. It seemed to get rid of some bugs but not all. I have also read that repotting a plant with mealy bugs is a good idea, but because string of pearls is so delicate, I am worried I will damage it even more.

What should I do! Would an insecticide be best, and which one should I use?

Thanks in advance,
Charlotte

  • Charlotte asked 6 months ago
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Do you stock a liquid frost cover? I want to spray my tamarillo trees this year. If you do is it one you mix up?

  • Sue HOGG asked 6 months ago
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Hi guys,

I purchased these two plants on Friday and repotted them since then I have noticed they have a white fuzzy growth. I have photos to show you however I do not know how to send them.

If you could email me back and I can send through the photos.

Thanks
Natasa

  • Natasa Makris asked 7 months ago
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The leaves on my rhododendron have all turned brown after lack of water over dry summer and there is no sign of green growth. Can I assume it’s dead and pull it out or is there any possibility it could still be alive? What about cutting it right back to see what happens — and if so how far? Many thanks for your advice here
Regards
Christine

  • Christine Ihle asked 7 months ago
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