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We have just bought a property with a neglected garden on the Kapiti Coast and it is absolutely riddled with Oxalis, at least I think it’s Oxalis (looks like clover leaves with little yellow flowers?) Is there an answer to getting rid of this nasty weed, or do we have to remove it manually and try to find all its little bulbs in the process? Oh please tell me there’s an easier way – we have about a third acre and it’s everywhere.

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I have a problem with a rhodendron, it used to flower, but doesn’t, the buds open up and are green.
I sprayed it for thrips, the plant looks healthy, maybe a little rust. It gets afternoon sun , and I think this might be half the problem..
Can u plse advise what I can do to rectify the problem

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Hi,
I purchased two gardenia’s off you recently. And was wondering how regularly I should be feeding them, and with what… I’m guessing with sulphate of potash, but would like more accurate knowledge.

Thanks,
Lisa

  • Lisa Watkins asked 6 years ago
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Hi there,
My frangipani plant got some kind of bug/ fungus problem over winter, (It was an indoor plant over winter and we keep it in a large pot) I then purchased an oil spray from Palmers Kelston to spray on it to kill it. Within 3 days all the leaves fell off and within a few weeks we noticed the main stems started to almost “rot” as in they got very soft and almost felt hollow? We were then told to cut them back about 1- 1.5 inches from where the stems had gone soft (which we have done).
I went to re-pot on last weekend and noticed again the plant looks like it is going hollow and soft further down from where we cut it again.. Please can you let me know how i can save our plant? Or what I can do to assist it in growing again? Many thanks
Debbie

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I understand it is not good practice to apply fertiliser and lime at the same time. Which product should be applied first, and how long do I need to wait before the next product can be applied?

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I think I need to fertilise my houseplants, as they’re all looking a bit yellow. I do re-pot them every year, but need advice as to what I should use in between?

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I’ve heard that sheep manure is good for the garden. Personally, the smell is too much for me, but I wonder if there’s something similar you can recommend?

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I’ve read a lot recently about mulching plants before summer months. What can I buy that would do this job, effectively without costing too much?

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I’m about to plant a new area of my garden with some shrubs, and a couple of roses. What fertiliser should I use for these – is there a way that I can just use one sort, as I’ve not got room to store a lot of different fertilisers?

 

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Last summer my lawn was covered in prickly weeds, which left spikes in bare feet when stood on. Can you suggest something that I can use to stop this happening again?

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How do I get rid of docks?

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I had two lovely conifers in my garden but they both went brown and had to pull them out, also another one is going brown. Why do they do this, I thought they were an everlasting tree? I am thinking of planting more, so some good advice would be helpful thanks.

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We have two ponytails that have developed a little white bug on them and there is like a cotton wool appearance on the leaves. It looks like white powder. How do we get rid of these?

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My lemon tree has little piles of sawdust under some of the branches. The leaves on these branches are also quite yellow. Is this lemon tree borer?

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I have a passionfruit plant that is growing over the fence between our house and my neighbours. When I walk down the fence line, hundreds of small browny coloured moth type insects fly everywhere. What are these insects, and how do I stop them from sitting all over my passionfruit?

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My roses are covered in dark spots, and lots of the leaves have gone yellow and dropped off.

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The fruit on my lemon tree are covered in wart like lumps and bumps. They are so ugly, we don’t know if they’re safe to eat.

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The fruit and some leaves on my grapes are all mouldy and rotting.

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What is the best product for moss in my lawns and algae on my terracotta pots?

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I have a real problem with slugs and snails, and have 2 cats and a dog, which I don’t want to poison with normal slug bait. Is there an alternative solution?

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