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I have a new rhubarb plant that has five stems but they are small and the leaves are huge, how and what can I do to encourage bigger stems?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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I have tried everything I can think of but the sparrows are still eating my peas to shreds. I have eventually stopped them stripping every brassica seedling but all three of my containers of sugar snaps are now just withered stems. I know it’s birds – I have watched them do it. Can you help?

  • carol o'shea asked 4 years ago
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We have been told by Daltons that we have ‘birds nest fungi’ in the soil of our large raised vege garden beds – A very unusual honeycombe like fungus that pops out black sticky seeds and spreads. We removed it from the top however noticed it has a root system that goes down a foot deep that clumps the soil together into this grey/white matter. HELP! what do we do now?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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Why did some of my butter crunch lettuces grow flat and taste bitter

  • Rob Lensen asked 4 years ago
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My vege garden is absolutely infested with black and green stink bugs they have already destroyed my tomatoes but i need to get rind of them can you recommend a good stink bug killer and a deterrent for next season?

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My clumps of chives develop an infestation of black aphid/bettle like creatures down near bottom of clump. Get this sometimes on the new leeks too. What can I treat them with please?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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I have little black beetles on my tomato plants – they look like small ladybirds.They are eating the tomato fruit and leaving big black holes in the fruit. What are they? and how should I get rid of them?

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My broad beans have a type of black spot on them that slowly seems to kill the stem and prevents them from podding up – what can I do?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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My potatoes have got the blight. Spraying them has not helped. Can I perhaps cut them back to save them?

  • Dale Spurdle asked 5 years ago
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I brought a borage seedling three weeks ago and thought if I left it on my kitchen window sill til warmer weather comes it would be good for it, but it looks as if it has bolted? Could this be the case and does this mean I should not plant it in the strawberry patch as planned?

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I have 2 raised bed with the same garden mix in them. I have Broccoflower in one and Broccoli in the other. Planted at the same time fron pun nets purchased from Palmers. The Broccoli is growing normal size but the Broccaflower is more than twice the height. About a metre. My question is why and will The Broccaflower eventually produce anything worth harvesting? If it is not going to produce anything worth while I need to remove them and replant.
Many thanks
Pat

  • Pat asked 4 years ago
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Could you please give us an idea as to what is eating our bean leaves. Most of the damage looks likes snails but there are none hiding on the plants and none killed by slugbait on the ground.
There are many small holes in the middle of the leaves also obviously not done by slugs.In the absence of hovering birds, (plants don’t seem strong enough to support a sparrow.) We’re stumped.
Thanks.

  • Avis asked 3 years ago
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I have heard that broken egg shells are good for keeping snails away from my cabbage and cauliflower is this enough to save my seedlings

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I was tying my tomato plant to the stake and broke off the top part of the plant, I had just taken out the little laterals before this. Is there any hope for my plant now?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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We’ve just picked our cauliflowers some of which have brown/purple blotches. Do you know what causes that? Are they safe to eat?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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I just bought 2 plants in punnets tomatoes and capsicum. Now before i could have a chance to put them into the garden i had to leave them in their punnets for a week without watering. Now they have turned brown, crispy brown. So what i did i have added water and discarded all the dry leaves from the punnet and have put the pots on some wet soil. What i want to know is will the plant recover and grow. What more can i do to help them.

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I planted brussel sprouts quite a while ago and now they are flowering. They never produced brussel sprouts. Should I take them out of the garden? Will I ever get any sprouts?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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There is a bug leaving white trails in the leaves of my sugar snap peas. When I turn the leaf over it looks like they are in the leaf. Any idea what they might be and how to get rid of them? My peas are planted with carrots, Chillies, lettuce and cucumber.

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What could be the tiny black like crawlers bug on fancy lettuce be. To me looks like like aphids. What could I treat with without to much harm for eating.

  • Gayle Nairn asked 2 years ago
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Hi Maria !

Two questions. What is the shiny dark green bug about the same size as a ladybird and with a similar shell (no legs visible because I suspect they are smaller than a ladybirds). If you see them on a leaf, all you see is a shell shaped insect (no antenna or legs or anything).

Second question. Is it safe to use Neem oil with ladybirds and praying mantids present?

  • John Rutten asked 7 years ago
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