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Recently answered

Answer: Hi Dave, Thank you for contacting Yates. Sorry no, using compost alone will not fix a water repellent (also known as hydrophobic) soil. To test for...
Answered: 05:18PM, 20 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Bob, Thank you for contacting Yates. Your plants are suffering from transplant shock and are also drying out. To ensure safe transplanting, prio...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 05:43PM, 20 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Micaela, Thank you for contacting Yates. It looks like your plant is suffering from the environmental disease known as Oedema. After wet and hum...
Answered: 03:33PM, 20 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Stuart, Thank you for contacting Yates. There are various reasons why cyclamens can ‘go off’ after you taken them home from the nu...
Category: Bulbs
Answered: 03:07PM, 20 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Christina, Thank you for contacting Yates. The growth on your plant is called a Lichen. This is a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an...
Category: Diseases
Tags: trunk, growth, Lichen
Answered: 09:58AM, 18 Apr 2019