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Hi, I would love to plant some hydrangea’s in our garden. I can’t seem to find them at the moment in our local garden shops and I’m wondering when the best time to plant them is.

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I was wondering if any of your stores stock Aloe Barbadensis? Or if it is possible to order it in?

Thanks
Rachel

  • Rachel asked 3 months ago
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I have a young cherry tree (planted almost two years ago) that appears to have cherry blast. The leaves have all drooped and died, and the bark has split. The bark has not split all the way down the trunk, although it is over the majority.

Am I best to prune it down to where the trunk appears to be fine, or just pull the whole tree out?

I’m a very novice gardener so just not quite sure!

Also, are there any tips on preventing this in the future for my other fruit trees?

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Hi team, we’re on a crosslease; our nieghbour has recently put up a pergola which, while it meets the consent requirements, is 300 mm from the shared fence and a bit under 3 metres tall. From our side its not a good look and I’m seeking advice on how to screen it off or at least soften it. Our common fence runs roughly east-west and we are on the south side of it, so its fairly shady. I’m looking at maybe a 2.4 or 2.7 metre trellis topped off with a climber that will screen for as much of the year as possible. Any ideas would be very welcome. Advice on whether I can atach the trellis directly to the existing (post and paling, good condition) fence or if I need to put new posts on our side would be very useful, too. Thanks in advance.

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I have just bought a blueberry plant with no clue as to how & where to plant it. I’m also planning to buy & plant a mandarin tree, passion fruit & feijoa trees. Could you tell me the best brands, times to plant & any other tips to help them survive at the hands of a novice gardener.

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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My roses are covered in dark spots, and lots of the leaves have gone yellow and dropped off.

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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Could you tell me why our agapanthus has not flowered this year. Plenty of leaves but no flowers.

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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Our passion fruit vine has produced fruit for the first time, how long does it take for the fruit to ripen?

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When do I harvest garlic grown in June?

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Plum Tree – could be around 20 years old at a guess. It has never produced great fruit, pretty much the size of a cherry, nice flavour just really small. Anyway the problem is this year we have had no leaves – it looks dead – there is quite a bit of moss all over the branches so I’m guessing this could be why – if so is there something I need to spray on it to remove the moss or should I just give it a real good cut back.

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I am keen to try growing corn this coming summer season and wonder if you could suggest a variety that is good for a starter gardener?

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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I have bought pea straw to mulch my vegetable garden ie strawberries and scarlet runner beans. Should I put it round the plants now or in the spring? I do not quite understand what pea straw is for. I thought it was to suppress weeds and to keep the plants warmer through the winter.

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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How do I know that fejioa, guava and mandarin are ready to pick? Do I need to feed them at this time of season.?

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I have a fine indoor bamboo plant, well two of them, each side of the door… I have just cut them right back severely as I was sick of the yellow leaves… They are growing back nicely now, with green leaves. Is there any way I can stop this from happening again???? Am I doing something wrong, or is this just the way these plants go? I have them in the conservatory.

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We have numerous Pinenut Trees growing. Would the Pine Needles be O’K for us to use on all our gardens (Vegetable & flower) for mulch or ground cover? If Yes, would we place them around while needles are dry, or wait until they have started to breakdown.

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I have recently planted a small Meyer lemon and some of the leaves seem to be going yellow. What is the cause of this?

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I planted a few elephant garlic in June. How many bulbs can I expect from one bulb planted? When can it be harvested? How deep should the pot be? What is the minimum distance between plants?

  • Palmers asked 5 years ago
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My herb garden, Where is the best part of the plant to pick, eg Basil, to encourgae further growth. There must be a better way than just ripping off the leaves?

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I have small garden fly’s hovering around my back door, I can see nothing that is attracting them, I have a small wooden deck & a concrete carport, no plants or rubbish bins. It’s becoming quite a nuisance as I have to now keep my back door closed all the time, even putting the rubbish out. Would be grateful if you could advise.

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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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