Questions tagged: gardenia

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Jeanette
Answer: Hi Jeanette, sounds like many things have gone wrong here. Hard to say without knowing what they have been fed with so far and what the soil is lik...
Category: General
Tags: gardenia
Answered: 10:41AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Alison
Answer: Dear Alison, It is usually insect attack that causes the bud to fall, but in your case you say there is no evidence of insect attack, and the plant...
Category: General
Answered: 09:33AM, 12 Feb 2010
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darren
Answer: Dear Darren, It does sound like your gardenia hedge is planted in a rather warm spot with concerete surroundings. Gardenias do best in a sheltered...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 12:38PM, 12 Feb 2010
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Margaret
Answer: Hi Margaret, need a lot more information to answer, but likely causes would be poor drainage causing waterlogging or starvation due to lack of fert...
Category: General
Tags: gardenia
Answered: 07:05AM, 17 Feb 2010
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joanne
Answer: Dear Joanne, Sorry to hear that your gardenia standards are not doing so well. There are a number of pests that can attack gardenias. Are the brow...
Answered: 04:27PM, 23 Sep 2011
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emilia
Answer: Hi Emilia, Gardenias prefer a soil with a lower pH and therefore it is not recommended to apply lime. Fertilise with Dynamic Lifter for camellia,...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: gardenia
Answered: 08:52AM, 06 Oct 2011
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John
Answer: Dear John, It is not unusual for gardenias to have yellow leaves at this time of the year. They are traditionally heavy feeders and do need fertil...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 11:05AM, 25 Oct 2011
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Linh
Answer: Hi Linh, If the gardenia leaves are yellow over the whole leaf if probably requires some fertiliser as the plant is nitrogen deficient. Try some G...
Category: Potting Plants
Tags: gardenia
Answered: 08:45AM, 08 Nov 2011
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Jacque...
Answer: Hi Jacqueline, If the potting mix is very damp you may find that fungal mycellium will grow on the top. This is not harmful to the plants. It is i...
Category: General
Answered: 11:39AM, 14 Nov 2011
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Answer: Hi Jacqueline, Coffee grounds can be added to compost where they are quickly broken down and produce a lovely compost. I think this would be prefe...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: gardenia
Answered: 01:05PM, 25 Jan 2012
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Chris
Answer: Hi Chris, The gardenia may be suffering from lack of water if under the eaves. How often do you water the pot? Gardenias do prefer a more acidic ...
Category: General
Answered: 09:09AM, 18 Sep 2012
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Anthon...
Answer: Hi Anthony and Nerida, Gardenias will grow to a range of heights. There is a small variety called Gardenia radicans which is a ground cover. Garde...
Category: General
Tags: gardenia
Answered: 02:28PM, 24 Sep 2012
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geoff
Answer: Hi Geoff, It is not unusual for gardenias to have yellow leaves at this time of the year coming out of winter. The Dynamic Lifter you have already ...
Answered: 04:11PM, 22 Oct 2012
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Narelle
Answer: Hi Narelle It may be that the plant is not receiving enough moisture, particularly as we have been experiencing hot weather with minimal rainfall,...
Answered: 03:59PM, 07 Nov 2013
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Mandy
Answer: Hi Mandy, Gardenias prefer free draining warm soils and in the middle of winter when it is cold, they tend to look a little poorly. Check the soil ...
Answered: 01:04PM, 15 Jul 2014
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Judy
Answer: It sounds like you have sooty mould on your gardenia. This is usually caused by sap sucking insects producing honey dew which then creates the envi...
Category: Diseases
Tags: gardenia, sooty, mould
Answered: 02:53PM, 29 Jun 2015
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Genevieve
Answer: Gardenias are a great addition to the garden. It looks like you have a slight nutrient deficiency most likely nitrogen. Apply Yates Thrive Flower a...
Category: General
Tags: gardenia
Answered: 10:00AM, 18 Sep 2015
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Bruce
Answer: Hi Bruce, Sorry to hear that your gardenia standards are not doing so well. There are a number of pests that can attack gardenias. Are the brown sp...
Category: Diseases
Tags: gardenia
Answered: 08:34AM, 08 Oct 2015
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Bryan
Answer: Hi Bryan, That’s a crowded pot you have there! Looks like the gardenia is being attacking by both caterpillars and sap-sucking insects (eg. a...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:44AM, 17 Dec 2015
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Jennifer
Answer: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for contacting us regarding gardenia. It is one of my favorite summer flowering shrub, the blossom should reach the end of i...
Answered: 08:31AM, 15 Apr 2016
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Mark
Answer: Hi Mark, Thank you for contacting Yates regarding propagate your gardenia, the purple Clonex is for soft and semi-hard wood cutting, and red ones i...
Category: Potting Plants
Answered: 12:08PM, 24 Sep 2016
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Tim
Answer: Hi Tim, Thank you for contacting Yates. Sounds like your Gardenia is going through transplant shock which may take up to 12 months. Yes, you can pr...
Category: Potting Plants
Tags: pruning, gardenia
Answered: 11:43AM, 19 May 2017
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lyn
Answer: Hi Lyn, Thanks for contacting Yates. From your description it sounds like you have an issue with sooty mould on your gardenia. This is produced whe...
Answered: 12:39PM, 13 Jun 2017
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Camilla
Answer: Hello Camilla, This does look like caterpillar damage. To control caterpillars on ornamental plants, try Yates Success Ultra Insect Control. Click ...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:16PM, 06 Aug 2017
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Peggy
Answer: Hi Peggy, Thank you for contacting Yates. Sounds like your Gardenia flower has been attacked by budworm, which is a small caterpillar loves munchin...
Category: Pests
Tags: Budworm, gardenia
Answered: 04:01PM, 09 Apr 2018
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Susan
Answer: Hi Susan, Thank you for contacting Yates. Yellow leaves of Gardenia generally indicates lacking of nutrients. Try Yates Thrive Natural Roses & ...
Category: General
Answered: 01:09PM, 28 May 2018
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Caroline
Answer: Hi Caroline, Thank you for contacting Yates. The blotch does show signs of leaf spots. Best to remove and dispose of all affected leaves and spray ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 09:40AM, 01 Nov 2018
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Richard
Answer: Hi Richard, Thank you for contacting Yates. Yes you can use the product for Gardenia at the rate of 9g in 4.5L of water every fortnightly. Hope th...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: feeding, gardenia
Answered: 10:01AM, 09 Feb 2019