The last 2 years we have had sticky sap on our courtyard/furniture from our overhead grape vine on a pergola. Do you know what causes this & how to stop it happening? Also we get lots of large leaves with little fruit, do I need to fertilize plants? (we have 2 red & 2 white varieties).
I have just brought a house and the previous people have done a lot of work i know nothing about gardening but now have heaps of roses,lots of fruit trees and countless other plants and also two veges gardens where to i start to find out what my plants are and the easy way to look after them??? and how to maintain roses and 2 vege patches???am very lost and dont want to see all there hard work go to waste…where is my best place to start??
Our daughter’s wedding reception is in our garden mid February 🙂 I have various bush roses so there’s ‘usually’ continuous flowers. I dead-head them regularly cutting down to a five-leafer but can I manipulate the flowering with the timing of my cutting to get the maximum blooms on wedding day?
I have a new house with a large established garden including fruit plants, flowering shrubs, trees, ferns, hedges, succulents, herb garden etc. If I bought a different fertilser for each it would be very expensive. Can you give me an idea of a few basic fertilsers that should cover the whole garden?
I have 3 really old roses that have continuous blackspot, rust etc. no matter how much i spray its always there. is it possible to prune the roses right back to the main stem (the woody part) and start all over again, or will this effect the plant and stress is it out and kill it off?
- Jackie asked 7 years ago
- last active 7 years ago
We are laying down a new food garden at our school. We need edging with a straight edge so I wondered about railway sleepers. However I have heard that many of them are treated with chemicals. Is there such thing as an untreated type of sleeper available for those keen on organic gardening?
- Roimata asked 6 years ago
- last active 5 years ago
I received Palmers latest email bulletin today. It contains good advice about bringing up Monarch butterflies. However the bulletin says nothing about the Monarchs major enemy – the social wasp. It is impossible to raise Monarchs now as the wasp eats all the eggs and caterpillars. I have been caring for Monarchs for over 30 years and I have seen the problem get progressively worse.
- Robert Howe asked 6 years ago
- last active 6 years ago
can you tell me if you sell soil testing kits so I can see what is missing in my soil, and what it needs to produce better crops – if you do sell these can you tell me the price or advise me where I could purchase one from.
- Mavis McNaughton asked 6 years ago
- last active 2 years ago
Are the seeds that you sell treated with pesticides.
Are the plants that you sell grown from seeds that are treated with pesticides.
I understand that the pesticides remain in the plants and are found in the pollen. Thus affecting bees.
Thank you for your response.
- Mary phillips asked 5 years ago
- last active 5 years ago