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A few of my pittosporim waimea ranging from 1.2 to 1.8metres are getting brown leaves & in some cases the leaves on whole branches have gone brown thus having to remove the whole branch. On a lower bush, all the leaves went brown I didnt remove any branches & the plant died. The larger plants are in total shade & the soil is moist. The lower bushes are in full sun. Can you offer advise so I dont loose any other bushes please.

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When using dust, to keep the bugs away, what is the standard procedure. Do you have to wait 7-10 days until you can eat the veges again. I know you only apply every 7-10 days.
Can the dust simply be washed away, and we continue to eat our lettuce ?
The product used was “Yates Derris Dust.”
I have read all the info on the product and research online.

  • Bryce Rae asked 8 years ago
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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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What would be a good evergreen tree that grows around 6ft high along a fence. One that flowers and will attract birds

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I have a Topiary tree which has blight and is dying. How can I get rid of this and restore the tree back to its usual health. Also how can I stop Passion Vine Hoppers from attached my ferns so they can rejuvenate?

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How do you keep cats from pooping in your vege garden?

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I bought 14 Iceburg roses recently 2 are not doing as well as the rest not much growth on them and the flowers are quite pink in colour

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I have a small dirt space between a fence and a retaining wall which is up quite high, so difficult to weed. In order to colour the place up and prevent weeds gathering there I want to get a shrub or flowery plant that will grow like crazy need low maintenance in the hope there will be no room for the weeds. Please can you make some suggestions on what would work in this situation.

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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Having been given some iris bulbs I wondered if I could start them growing now (March) in pots then transplant them into the garden at a later date…and what type of ground do iris plants need?

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when is the right time of the year to plant apple trees

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Is weekly foilar and root feeding via inverted bottles with feed spikes fitted and containing a suitably diluted horse/seaweed/comfrey liquid manure an acceptable substitue for commercial fertilisers. My “No Dig” beds are dressed annually with compost made from horse/seaweed/pine needles and mulched with pine needles and also dressed with lime to balance the acidity/PH of the other amendments. When about 30cm high my tomatoes/curcubits/brassicas are also mulched with chopped up seaweed.

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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my peace lilly has been flowering all year and still has 5 more flower buds on it but i feel the pot is getting to small shall i re-pot it or just leave it alone it is 6 years old

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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recently I was in the Waikato and the house I stayed in had a tree which had amazing perfume and flowers
I bought a piece of this back with me to the Wairarapa to find out what it was
clerodenrum family trichoto
mum arbre de clerge
I was wondering how to get these trees as I cant find any locally
and all I have read about them is overseas info
Can you Help?
Thanks
Lynn

  • Lynn Cachemaille asked 8 years ago
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We planted two Apollo feijoas a few years ago. Each year they have produced less and less fruit until this year there are hardly any flowers at all. Any tips about this? We like feijoas and used to get a good crop of big fruit.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  • Bev Milne asked 8 years ago
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Good morning ,

Re Cycads.

When a large cycad pup has been separated from the mother plant and the leaves that are over a metre long go yellow from shock….
What to do ???? Is it the best thing to cut of all the slow dying leaves just leaving the cone so energy can go into making more leaves.
If this is done this time of year will the cone throw out new leaves from the centre in spring or will it take more time to recover.
I have 11 very healthy ones which seem dormant at this time of year.

Thanks for your help..
Angie

  • Angie Darling asked 8 years ago
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Hi
I have a dwarf peach tree that seems confused. It has only lost half of it leaves and over the last week it has flowered.

Should I do anything to the tree?

Is it too late to spray copper oxy on it?
Also how much copper oxy spray does a single dwarf tree need? Eg 500ml too much?

  • Darrell asked 8 years ago
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I am wanting to have a go at planting potatoes in bags. What are the best bags for this. I assume that black polythene bags might cause the soil out to dry out too much. What size bags do I use and how many potatoes to plant in each bag. I realize the bigger the bag the more you can plant but how close to each other can I plant?

  • Coral Bailey asked 8 years ago
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Hi
Is it OK to spray with copper chlorinate after bud burst – like now when leaves are all out and blossom gone. I have black spot.

  • felicity asked 8 years ago
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Hi there, would you palm experts beable to tell me the value of my Ponytail Palm that I am looking to sell? Or even if you guys would be interested in purchasing the palm. It would be at least 2.4m high and very healthy, not sure how old, but maybe around the 20 year old mark.

Thanks Todd

  • Todd Chalmers asked 7 years ago
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do you sell a 7.5 self coiling garden hose And tall light weight planters suitable for a roof top garden in Wellington

  • Meryl Harwood asked 7 years ago
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