I think I’ve over-pruned my daisy bushes. They were getting very large and woody last year so I cut them back by about half after flowering (as I read somewhere online). A number of them now have no leaves at all, and are basically skeletons. Is there any way to salvage them or should I just pull them out?
Hi. I am having trouble deciding what to plant. I would like to plant an ornamental weeping tree in our lawn. I would like it to provide a bit of privacy out from our lounge which looks out on to a wetland area with a walkway. But I don’t want to block the view completely with a huge tree. I would like something with a bit of a wow factor. One I have been consider is the weeping pear.
Any help appreciated. Thanks
- Lorraine asked 2 years ago
- last active 2 years ago
I have some Azalea mucronatum Alba that last season appeared to be diseased or infected as the leaves discolored and were looking motley. New growth has now appeared and I would like to know what I should spay them with to keep them looking healthly. If need be I can bring some of the old leaves in store
I have a bank (5m wide by 2m high) that has recently been cleared of vegetation. Would Virginian Creeper be suitable for providing cover on this bank, and if suitable, how far apart should I space the plants along the base, and how long do you think it would take to climb to the top of the bank?
We have a glasshouse which we just put up in November so this is our first winter. Can we plant potatoes for winter and what else would you recommend to plant during the winter. Also we have planted onion and beetroot seedlings and they are coming through really well on our windowsill, can they be planted in the glasshouse.
We have a shaded area at the front of the property.There are flaxes, agaves and olive tree planted and the garden does not get much sunlight. We are looking at planting small spreading plants to fill in the area with little maintenance. We have looked at grasses too. What else can we plant that also would add color to the green foliage from the other plants?
I am currently putting in a new garden. I live in Wellington in the northern suburbs and we do get some strong winds. We are currently working on improving the soil as we go as it is mostly clay. We would like to put it a larger tree (deciduous) that would provide some green to the garden in summer and some shade and shelter. It would be in a position that would get a good amount of sun. Do you have any suggestions?
We purchased an dwarf apple tree with 3 varieties of apples from Palmers on the weekend. The tree did not have any care instructions attached. The Palmers assistant suggested that I ask on this website for instructions on the correct spray and care calendar for this type of tree.
I have a patch of soil where i once grew my lettuces under cover but now want to grow all my seeds there for both vege and flower gardens but want to now how i can sterilise the ground to stop the weeds from growing
- Palmers asked 8 years ago
- last active 5 years ago
We have a raspberry plant that has done us proud with fruit and been greatly enjoyed by the children. Only problem is last year the fruit were infested with little black bugs the size of a pin head. What would be the best method for getting rid of them this year? (Taking into account withholding periods… or fact that children might pick fruit.)