How do I go about removing a number of 10 year old camellia plants from a courtyard so that they are not destroyed when my home is rebuilt, and then re plant them about 5 months later. Are you able to recommend anyone who could come and do this for me?
- raymond steer asked 3 years ago
- last active 3 years ago
Back in March I bought two packets of lawn chamomile seeds from you. I have put all these months of care into them and I now find it is not lawn chamomile at all. I didn’t save the packets, just a note they were sown on 20th March, but I want to write to the company for comment. Can you advise which seed company this would have been. I was pleased to find them as I’d previously bought plants labelled ‘lawn’ only to find they were the flowering type; I don’t think many seed companies would have them in their range. I must have well over a hundred plants which I will have to replace. It is extremely disappointing to have lost eight months growing.
- carol o'shea asked 4 years ago
- last active 4 years ago
I have had a great crop of fruit, apricots, plums in my Auckland home garden this year. Best ever, but the Australian Guava moth has infested about half with the caterpillar. How do I avoid this happening next year, targeting that species alone. My trees are quite high.
- Eleanor Woollett asked 6 years ago
- last active 6 years ago
I am the son of an old orchardist from Oratia and I would dearly love to grow an Oratia Beauty apple tree in my yard in Sydney
Is there any way I can legally purchase a tree in NZ for shipment to Australia
- Peter Mitchell asked 4 years ago
- last active 4 years ago
I have a lemon tree that has grown really well since we planted it 2 years ago & is probably 5ft tall now. It flowered well in the summer but all the tiny ‘lemon bud’s’ dropped off & there is only one, very small immature lemon remaining. We give it citrus feed twice a year but does it need something else? I really want some lemons!!
Do you stock Lavendar and in particular “Grosso”. I saw this as a border outside a restaurant and it looked lovely. It has long, slender stems with quite a small flower head. It doesn’t look like it would be woody, which has put me off growing lavendar in the past.
Can you advise availability and cost please.
Thanks very much.
- Linda Hamilton asked 8 years ago
- last active 8 years ago
I have some mystery cardoon/artichoke plants that have sprouted in my garden and I’m unsure if I should try and blanch the stems to eat, or wait for globes to grow to eat as artichokes.
Is there any simple way to tell the difference between a cardoon and a globe atrtichoke so I know what to do with them?
- Graydon Hayes asked 5 years ago
- last active 5 years ago
Our small kowhai trees have been very troubled by the presence in HUGE numbers of the kowhai caterpillar. I understand they will not kill the tree but they certainly make it look unsightly. Is there a way to deter/ exterminate these voracious critters? This year I stopped counting at 1000 squashed caterpillars, but this method did take a concerted effort!!!
- Palmers asked 8 years ago
- last active 2 years ago