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Hi

I have really bad asthma and hayfever. I understand that certain bee and bird pollinated trees and shrubs including camellias are ok in the garden. Do you please have any information on what shrubs,trees, climbers and underplanting that would be suitable to replace and fill in areas of our large garden. Pittisporum, pohutakawa, daisies, stong perfumes etc are known to aggravate allergies.

Thank you for your help as my husband has been heavily pruning and there are fences showing!

Regards

Patricia

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Can juncus gregiflorus be pruned?
Thanks 🙂

  • Donna Vieira asked 2 years ago
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I had quite a few seedlings of tomatoes, eggplant, capsicum, peas, cucumbers among others and they were about 3 weeks old and I started to harden them off outside. The first sunny day i put them outside, it was quite warm and I stupidly watered them with a watering can. Now they are falling over and have developed a whitish coat on their leaves. Was it the heat, too much water or a combination off both causing the seedlings to burn? I have had to start again!

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I have a Blueberry Bush in a pot that has a huge weed in the middle of it.. Is it OK now, that all the Blueberries have been picked, to remove the whole plane from the pot and then after getting rid of the weed, repot it? what is the best potting mix for this?

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I want to espelier my relatively new meyer lemon tree. It has now been planted for approx 6 months and is currently laden with lemons.

I am not sure on how high to put the first wire nor when I should start training the tree on to the wire.

I have read something about pruning the leader or something like that first??

  • Jocelyn Sharples asked 2 years ago
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Leaves on a plant is covered in a rust yellow powered form how do i deal never had before been at this house only a year no problem this time last year

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Hi. I have a long narrow garden across the front of my house. It is against the house so in shade all day until late afternoon. It is not sheltered so can be exposed to winds. What will thrive there? Ideally I would love to have plants with flowers to soften the house (currently not looking very attractive) Many thanks. Jo

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Hi – I divided and fed my daylillies last year with blood and bone and compost, but despite that they are still looking lacklustre with yellowing leaves. Could they have some sort of rust? How can I restore them back to health?

  • Jill Whalley asked 3 years ago
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Hi,

I have a garden between our driveway and the house, it faces the west and doesn’t get morning sun. I would like to plant it with lavender, will it be suitable and if so which lavender would you recommend. The garden is about 14m long and about 800 wide, and I want to fill it with lavender.

Could you tell me how many plants I would need, and how much they are.

Your help would be appreciated.

Thanks Julie

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We have a rose that is all over the backyard. The roots travel undergound and pop up everywhere. How do I get rid of the rose?

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An old Meyer which fruits well. For the first time lemons which look perfect have a black dot on outside which is bigger inside. Is this canker. If so what can I do to save our beloved tree. Thanks

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We bought a property a year ago with a really good fruiting plum tree, We pruned it this year and now the fruit is appearing but some branches the leaves are small and curly. Do plum trees get leaf curl?

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Hi, I have been looking around to see if I can get a Stevia plant for my diabetic cousin for Christmas, but so far have found nothing… Wondering if you would have some in the actual store somewhere or if you have any ideas on where it may be purchased?
Mel.

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Please could you suggest how I can make my lemon tree produce flowers again? Although it is over 40 years old it has been a good producer of lemons up until the beginning of last summer when the few flowers it did have all disappeared.

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Hi, we live next to a 60km/h road and are considering making a decking/bbq area by the fence which is next to this road. One idea we had was to plant some hedging trees (or something) that could grow to be thick enough and tall enough to protect a little from noice and weather, as well as give the desired privacy. The deck will have to stand up a little above ground so the hedging will need to be over 2m high at least. The area to line with this would be a 4m line turning at right angels to a 9 m line (like an L shape). Hope this makes sense?

So basically, we’re looking for some advice as to what hedging works well for this situation?

Thanks,
Chris

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Hi
I have got mushrooms sprouting up in the greenhouse, does this mean the soil is lacking in something or is it ok

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What can I plant in my pots to give a burst of colour over the winter? I live I northland and the pots sit in a almost all day sun – position.

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We have some onions that we bought and they have gone to seed and we have thought about planting them, do we just plant them in one of our pots that we have filled with mix already or do we have to do something else to the onion before planting it them also we have some potatoes that have sprouted and we are thinking about planting them too

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Hello and Good day Guy’s,
My Question is When is the right time to prune back an Apple tree and HOW Do i get rid of Coddling Moth,

This is the third year that his Apple Tree has fruited and each year The Fruit has been laden with Coddling Moth,

Things is, How can I stop these Blighters from ruining the Fruit because, I do Not have a clue as to stopping the fruit from getting ruined by these critters, Ok,

Your Response would be very much Appreciated,

Thank you and Kind Regards,

Edward A Young.

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do you have Daphe plants available please

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