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Hi, we live next to a 60km/h road and are considering making a decking/bbq area by the fence which is next to this road. One idea we had was to plant some hedging trees (or something) that could grow to be thick enough and tall enough to protect a little from noice and weather, as well as give the desired privacy. The deck will have to stand up a little above ground so the hedging will need to be over 2m high at least. The area to line with this would be a 4m line turning at right angels to a 9 m line (like an L shape). Hope this makes sense?

So basically, we’re looking for some advice as to what hedging works well for this situation?

Thanks,
Chris

  • Chris Whalley asked 7 years ago
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Passion fruit plant very vigorous but has no flowers. It is about 2 years old.

  • Margaret Lyster asked 6 years ago
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Hi,

We moved to Papamoa from Christchurch last year and I am unfamiliar with some of the more tropical plants in our garden and the pests and diseases of the area so I am very much hoping you can help me.

We have 3 Meryta Sinclairii of approximately 2.5m height which look great from a distance. On close inspection I’ve discovered one is really healthy, one has scale (which I’ve just started treating with Conqueror Oil) and the third has a fairly substantial issue with oozing sap to the extent that I’ve found a couple of golf ball sized lumps on the ground beneath the tree. Most of the sap oozing sites are slightly swollen and the bark has split. They are generally below or just above places where the tree branches although in a couple of cases sap oozes midway along a branch.

I wondered if some nasty little crawling pest is doing the damage so I removed one of the branches which was looking a bit dead and there was no sign of insects in the sap oozing sites. They may be in evidence in some of the healthier looking branches however but I am loathe to cut any more of the tree at this stage.

I would really appreciate any advice as I don’t want to lose the tree.

Thanks very much.

Kind Regards,

Alison Pihema.

  • Alison Pihema asked 6 years ago
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I’ve looked everywhere, but can’t seem to find anywhere that sells Common Holly (Ilex aquifolium). Is there anywhere that does sell it?

  • Andrew asked 6 years ago
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Where can I buy an African Aloe in the Wellington area?
They grow in the Botanical gardens.

  • Aimee McLeod asked 6 years ago
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I have vege plants and flower plants (gladioli) which have a spotty orange fungus? type thing on them. Whats up is it a plant disease or do I have something wrong with my soil?

  • Daphne Wilson asked 6 years ago
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Hi there, I was just wondering if you sold white moth orchids at the moment and if so how much are they? Thanks

  • Loren asked 6 years ago
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Wo my pumpkins grow to the size of a golf ball then turn yellow and shrivel up?

  • Ann Robertson asked 5 years ago
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Hi There,

We are looking for some plants for our office – What would you recommend?

  • Daisy asked 5 years ago
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Hi

My newly planted camellias (Transnokoensis) are losing their leaves as the flowers form on the plants. I have fed the plants with both Yates dynamic lifter and thrive camellia food. They are planted in a raised bed beside a fence on the east side of our property. The raised bed is filled with soil, compost, potting mix and sheep pellets. I have not watered during the winter, but we have had some rainfall. The leaves have not yellowed, just fallen off. I wondered if the fact that the raised bed is by a possible wind tunnel could cause this problem.

I’m desperate, I believe that none of my 4 plants will survive the spring

  • auriole Cattermole asked 5 years ago
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Hi there,

I am renting at the moment so have limited options for planting out. I would like to plant some window boxes for colour but would also like to choose some bee friendly flowers and wildflowers.

I have wooden planter boxes and some pots to use.

What would you recommend?

Thanks in advance

Karen

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I have two of the above but would like to purchase another. I had contemplated splitting one of them but not quite sure whether it would stand it during the winter months while nil foliage is not present. If they are not available can anybody advise if splitting is safe?

  • Dave Badcock asked 5 years ago
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My Jersey benne planted in October are full of healthy growth about 15 inches high but no sign of flowers. Is this too early for flowers?

  • ray simpson asked 5 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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Can I buy broccoli sprouts

  • Mary corbett asked 4 years ago
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Hi There,

I keep forgetting to come down to the shop and see you so this is easier. We have a peach tree which is now three years old. It has born some fruit [although the flowers were really prolific] but we have noticed that one branch has completely died. There are lots of groups of soft gum around the base of the tree and on the bottom branches. What do we need to do please?

Thank you
Linda

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It seems that on our property purchased a year ago the soils are copper deficient. The property is in Pyes Pa. Sadly our peaches and grapes have just wizened into hard stone like objects on the trees and vine. Is there a product that we can put into the soil to raise the trace element needed and we could lightly spray in the srping. I prefer to treat the soil than having a regular spraying routine as home grown fruit should be as organic as it can be

  • Patricia Murfitt asked 4 years ago
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Hi there
HELP! Planted Camellia hedgeseveral months ago (Cinnamon Cindy) and for the most part its done well. In one particular corner though some of them one by one have turned up their toes/died. 7 in total now. They start off being a little less green than the other Camellias and the leaves beginning to brown at the edges (and then dropping off). On pulling the sick plant out I’ve noticed some slight powdery stuff on the roots.
Your help would be much appreciated.
Many many thanks
Veronica

  • Veronica Brett asked 4 years ago
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Are Gardenias ok in the Waikato where they get frosts

  • Millie Ward asked 4 years ago
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I have not yet pruned my apricot, nectarine and apple trees. When is the best time of the year to do this and how radical should be pruning back be? Many thanks.

  • Yemma Barsanti asked 4 years ago
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