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I have noticed an almost complete lack of fruit on all five trees ( each of a different sub-species , if that’s the correct description ) , although I have found some flowers on one of the trees . Any ideas ? Fertiliser and irrigation has been available as and when needed and not to excess in either case .

  • Dave Owen asked 2 years ago
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Why do my bulbs keep coming up “blind”? I dead head them and tie them down each year, and have left them to dry out but for the past two years there have been no flowers.

  • pauline Gobey asked 2 years ago
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Does anybody know where I can fiND a pilea peperomioides plant in NZ?

  • Rebekah Fraser asked 2 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 2 years ago
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I have often read that pumpkins and potatoes should not be planted near each other, and I’ve always followed that advice.

As they are not closely related , I suppose common diseases etc are not the problem. Is it simply a question of competition for soil nutrients and/or root-space the soil?

The reason I ask this now is that I have just found (in the Northland spring) tiny bits of potato sprouting in the compost I’ve been using for planting out butternut pumpkin seedlings. Is it sufficient to remove the sprouting potatoes (to rule out competition) or is there something more “sinister” that may be lurking there that I should be aware of, and which might cause trouble for the pumpkins?

With grateful thanks for any light anyone can shed.

  • DaviTupinikiwi asked 2 years ago
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I want to acquire a Cestrum Nocturnum (Lady of The Night) plant or cutting. Do you stock these or know where they can be found?

  • Gavin asked 2 years ago
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I have two Portugese laurels growing in cruddy clay, rural just south of Silverdale, and after at least seven years, they have yet to flower. Why?

  • Donna Morgan asked 3 years ago
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How do we deal with bora in shrubs / trees?
Is there a risk the bora can get into our home?

Regards
Pat

  • pat foxell asked 3 years ago
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Do you sell water lilies, for ponds??

  • shelley asked 3 years ago
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I like to grow the Guyabano trees, (Soursop??) in Napier, New Zealand,
are the trees available from your store? Can I grow them in Napier
many thanks

Sam

  • Sam Murphy asked 4 years ago
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Is October the correct time to plant a Lily Of The Valley shrub and do they like shade e.g. under trees or in the sun. I want one that smells nice and is hardy. I really appreciate being able to ask advice

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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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?

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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Early 2016 I purchased an “On Guard” Cat repellent, from your Garden Centre near Highland Park, and paid almost $90.00 for it. I installed two batteries as described and installed it, to cover a particular flower bed being used by a cat. For a time it appeared to work. Unfortunately I left it in position during the winter. More recently the cat was once again using the flower bed. I guessed the On Guard may require new batteries. I purchased two new batteries and installed them. The On Guard now gives the quietest of squeeks once when the button is pressed, and the light by the button, to check the sound, does not light up. Once the button is pressed and the faint squeek is heard, it will not operate again for a considerable time, when the button is again pressed. I think it is reasonableto assume it is not working correctly, if at all. I do not have the receipt of purchase, unfortunately. Can you please tell me where I can get the cat repeller inspected,for advice and possible repair. Can your garden centre help?
Mike O’Leary
mikeol@xnet.co.nz
09 577 3990

  • Michael O'Leary asked 2 years ago
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Hi There
I recently lost my precious Cousin Lucy to Breast Cancer. I want to gift her Husband and children a nice outdoor plant to remember her by. I know that she loved Daphne and I thought a nice ornamental pot with a reasonably well established Daphne that could sit near the front door and provide a beautiful scent to remind them of her every time they walk past would be something they can take with them wherever they move to in future.
I am struggling to work out how to achieve this. It would need to be put together by somebody and delivered to their rural property on the north side of Taumarunui. I can’t find a garden centre near them that might be able to deliver it or that sells Daphne. Would Daphne survive in Taumarunui?
I would just come and do this myself but I am living in London.
Any helpful suggestions would be great.

  • Kristin asked 2 years ago
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Over a small lawn, we have a well established flowering cherry in an attractive umbrella shape. This year it did not flower prolifically as we have come to expect, and the new leaves are not as dense as usual. We live in Pakuranga, Auckland, and take a pride in our garden. The lawns are fertilised regularly and watered from November to March.

I wonder if the cherry has had enough of lawn fertiliser – or was the Spring too wet and miserable this year? If I were to try to help the cherry by adding potash, would that then upset the lawn? Maybe I should do nothing and wait to see what happens next Spring? Your guidance would be appreciated.
Thank you
Regards
HELEN BELCHER

  • Helen Belcher asked 2 years ago
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I live in Auckland and have inherited an established Little Gem Magnolia which appears to have been trimmed regularly. I assume the Little Gem should be pruned “after flowering”, but it often has flowers! I have a man who comes to trim hedges, trees etc in November and March. When is the best time to regularly trim my Little Gem – and still have its flowers to enjoy?
Thank you
Regards
HELEN BELCHER

  • Helen Belcher asked 2 years ago
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Hello. My ornamental grapes and recently planted lemon tree are smothered with leaf hoppers. Firstly are they a concern? and secondly if so – what would you recommend i use to get rid of them? Many thanks.

  • Trudie Malone asked 4 years ago
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We have recently moved to a new house, and the previous owners left 10 “Peace lillies”. When do I re-pot them and do they need a special potting mix?

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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What is the tallest Gardenia?

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