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We’ve got approx 60sq m of area that we have created after building a retaining wall. We filled it with broken up rotten rock and loose soil about 6mths ago. It’s packed down and settled and we want to plant grass seed. Good sun in area and typical Welly rainfall. Doesn’t have to be hard wearing. Wondering what to plant and how much. Any advice on how to break soil up appreciated. Access to section is tricky as is set down approx 10metres from road (stairs mainly).

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I just purchased 2 blueberry plants from Palmers a few weeks ago. I have just noticed that the leaves seem to have what i can only describe as a ‘watermark’ of some sort. Its as if something was sprayed onto the leaves and there seems to have left a slight ‘stain’ Is this normal or is it a sign of desease?

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Good Afternoon,

Over the last 6 – 12 months my lemon tree which was a thriving bushy green tree with lots of lemons has become a very sad looking tree. A lot of the branches are brown, have stripped their greenery and there hasn’t been any new growth for a long time. The leaves are yellow

I have used Epsom salts, sheep pellets and seasol with no impact. There was a lots of avids and bugs on the tree 12 months ago and so I gave it a dose of conqueror oil.

I did dig down to the roots and they appeared wet so I pulled back the soil and let it dry out.

Next to the lemon tree is a lime tree and that is large, bushy, green and growing really well. A few branches stripped their greenery but it is growing back

What do you suggest for the lemon tree – will it ever recover? Does it need to be pruned?

Many Thanks,
James

  • james kirkham asked 2 years ago
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I have a client asking for a miniature Aspen or Maple Tree – max height 2 mtrs.
I’m also interested in smaller varieties of Native Trees. I’d like to know more so I can make informed suggestions to clients.
Really appreciate any information you have and what you may have in stock.

Regards
Leanne Plunkett
Spoiled Rotten Ltd

  • Leanne Plunkett asked 1 year ago
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Do you sell Blood Lillies? I have one that is quite old now as it was my Mothers. Last year the flowers weren’t as good as previous. It looks like some of the bulbs are rotting, all the wet weather I am thinking. Need Advice as to weather I repot or buy another. not sure how old this plant is.
Would be greatful for some advice.

  • Jan Stroud asked 2 years ago
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Hi. Our next door neighbour has a Chinese Toon tree (Toonis sinensis?) which is right beside our fenceline. The tree continueually sends suckers under the fence through into our lawn and gardens. We have tried several different types of weed killers including 2 different types of Roundup
And Kiwi care product to no avail as these suckers just keep growing back.
Any advice on how to deal with these please?
Thanks in advance.
Mary-Anne

  • Mary-Anne asked 2 years ago
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Hi there

A number of months ago I sprayed my roses, but unfortunately it was “round up” not roses spray!! I pruned heavily and washed as best I could to get rid of the spray on the bush as well as in the soil around. I’ts almost 3 months later and the bushes are budding but they are coming out curly, light green and growing very slowly. Do you think it will survive and what do you recommend I treat it with?
Appreciate your comments.

  • Steve Beggs asked 3 years ago
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Would you please advise the cost of the following:
Cassia John Bull
Lime Light Hydrangea

Also, do you charge for delivery? If so, approximately how much from Plimmerton Palmers to Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauahatanui?

  • Julia Tait asked 4 years ago
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What can I do about growth coming from the root stock of a rose? I have tried to pull it off but it just comes back.

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what do you feed hydrangeas to keep their pink colour?

  • philippa driver asked 1 year ago
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I have guava moth infestation – I live in Half Moon Bay in Auckland

They were in my feijoas and are attacking my macadamia nut tree – I have also found them in my lemons. I put a trap in the macadamia tree and caught quite a few – what else can I do? This is a major problem!

Thank you

  • Glenda asked 4 years ago
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Hi, slugs and snails are eating my newly purchased kakabeak seedlings and small lettuce greens. We have cats and free range hens and I dont want to put out any potentially harmful substances. What can I use? Thanks.

  • Beryl le Grove asked 2 years ago
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Over the week of the Tauranga gardens art show Palmers ran a Miniture garden competition, there was imformation leading up to it with the rules etc and the dates, but since the competition has closed I am disappointed that Palmers have failed to list the 1st and 2nd place winners in each of the 3 categories and also there has been no mention of best in show.
I would have thought these would have been published in this weeks palmers newsletter as the competition was advertised it in prior to the event so it would now be nice to see the winners entries from each category.
Look forward to your reply.
Regards Marion Tauranga.

  • Marion asked 4 years ago
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My butternut plant appears to set fruit, six on one runner in one case, but on checking today, I find four have disappeared without a trace leaving just two fat,healthy fruit. Where did the others go?I am reluctant to believe they’ve been hijacked as they are far from mature. What happened to them?

  • Ben Horan asked 3 years ago
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How can I eradicate oxalis?

  • Zsuzsi asked 3 years ago
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Hi, are all your plants sourced from New Zealand? If not where are they from?

Thanks

  • Sophie asked 2 years ago
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Can you buy Xmas Lillie’s as plants? When do you plant them?

  • Janice Wilton asked 2 years ago
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hi do you have any candice seedless grape vines in stock at your North West (Massey) store.

  • louisa asked 5 years ago
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I have tried growing rubber beans for a few years with little success. My garden is north facing well drained soil & I buy seedlings which always grow vigorously with plenty of leaves but very few flowers & hence very few beans. The plants get watered well & fed with liquid fertiliser. What am I doing wrong?

  • Sallie asked 2 years ago
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My passionfruit plant is growing very well and we have had 4 fruit off it so far, even though we only planted it this year. But, it keeps getting yellow leaves? What can I do to solve this problem?

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