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When is the best time to hang a guava moth trap in my citrus trees, and my feijoa trees. Will one trap suffice for the three citrus trees planted adjacent to each other and the same with the closely planted feijoas? Is it once a year?

  • Linda Hart asked 6 months ago
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What product is recommended for weed and grass control in Mercury Bay lawns? There used to be a product called daichondra clean.

  • Ken Platt asked 4 years ago
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Are used tea leaves and coffee powder used as fertiliser? Are they suitable for lemon tree and garlic plants?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Hi there,

We have a big problem with little maggots which are eating and rotting all our spring bulbs (tulips, daffodils) and also parsley. It’s in many different parts of the garden and covers large areas. Help!

We make our own compost and mix it in the soil, maybe this is the “food” they are looking for?

Thank you

  • Sarah lake asked 8 months ago
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I have approx 8 sheep that a local farmer grazes in a couple of paddocks that I own. I was thinking of collecting the sheep manure to use in the garden. Can you advise the best way forward i.e do I just dig it into the soil around established plants or do I have to mix a set quantity with compost?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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I live in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and a regular customer of the Rotorua Garden Centre. I have in my garden rhododendrons, azalias, magnolias, roses, fruit trees ie plum, apple, fig, peach, cherry, lemon, lime, red orange, mandarines, strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, blueberry, grape and thornless blackberry, as well as many native evergreen shrubs, Australian shrubs and perennials and annuals.
As you can see from the wide range of plants and trees I have in my garden it is expensive to find a suitable liquid fertiliser for everything.

I would appreciate your advice on a cost saving way of giving my plants the boost they need.

  • Brenda asked 2 years ago
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I will shortly be moving to a new property and want to establish a berry garden. Raspberry, Blackberry, boysenberry as well as blue berry. When is the best time to plant these. I am in Whakatane where we have perhaps 12 light frosts each winter – the first today.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Kia Ora guys,
Hey I’ve been making good use of all my dry hydrangea heads as mulch on all my garden beds & wanted to know if kawa kawa leafs are good to use too, although I assume they’d need to be mixed in with a lot of other dry matter & texture to keep them from just rotting into a garden mat!??
Are there any plants that are not good to use as mulch?
I make my own by crushing dry leafs, ripping news paper, shredding dry aggy stalks, cutting up ponga foliage etc etc.
I try to aim for a general balance of green & brown, then add an extra bucket of news paper strips.
Any advice or tips?

  • Jesi asked 3 years ago
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Hi, Is it possible to send you an image of a plant I have grown from seed for identification?

thank you.

  • Carol Winsley asked 4 months ago
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Hi, I have two well established black grape vines in the back yard. the vines would be 20+ years old. I have not yet pruned them because of the lovely Auckland weather we have had this winter, but have noticed that they are starting to bud. If I prune now will they re bud or isd it to late. Should I prune light or hard.

Any advice appreciated

Cheers

Russell

  • Russell Ogilvy asked 2 years ago
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What is the best spray to get rid of onehunga in my lawn and when should I spray it please?

  • jeanette martin asked 3 years ago
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I am looking at planting a hedge in particular a Hedge Camellia (pref fast growing). We live in a place that does recieve full to part sun, but is windy at times. The soil is clay will be trying to improve the soil before planting. What would be the best type of Hedge Camellia to plant here and how far apart will they need to be? I have had a quick look and wonder is Camellia Paradise Belinda is the right option. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Due to changes by Vodaphone, we need to change our email address, please send appropriate link so we can do this. Thanks

  • Parr asked 2 years ago
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I have a dwarf Citrus x sinensis 15 months old which is developing a spreading growth. I am contemplating moving it and espaliering against a trellis. What are the pros and cons of this, if any.

  • carol o'shea asked 1 year ago
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Hiyas
I have 2 Calathea plants, I believe the Rufibarba type.
They live in my conservatory in Christchurch and aren’t looking great.
Originally I thought they could have some kind of tiny bugs, see the close-up image of the speckled looking leaf. Then I thought perhaps I was over-watering, but then I read into it more and now I’m concerned they’re getting too much light.
I’ve attached a photo of where they live, which shows where the sun goes. When it’s high they would likely get a bit of direct sun on their leaves.
I usually do so well with house plants, but I can’t seem to get it right with these. Does anyone have any advice?
Thank you in advance
Sara

Positioning
Close-up
Calathea 1
Calathea 2

  • Sara asked 2 years ago
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I planted a peony bulb 3 years ago and it still hasn’t flowerd.
I planted in a large terracotta pot using palmers palmers bulb soil. The leaves grow every year and the leaves are lush and healthy with no flaws at all. But no bud for a flower.
I planted one bulb which was bought from palmers. Over the last two years I also put a free freesias in the pot as well.

  • Pauline asked 12 months ago
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Hi there,

I see my climate mandarin at separate place in my garden is dying, I found the slug eating and living in the tree trunk.

I kill some slug but not long other slug come again.

What can I do?

Many thanks
Kevin

  • kevin asked 2 years ago
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Do you sell crushed sea shells for gardens?

  • Heather King asked 5 years ago
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How can I get rid of Field Bind weed please?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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