Questions tagged: general

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debbie
Answer: Dear Debbie, I am assuming you have a clay soil and this is why you are applying Gypsum. The main reason for applying gypsum is to penetrate the cl...
Category: General
Answered: 10:09AM, 11 May 2010
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Graham
Answer: Dear Graham, Tomatoes seeds are self propagating. If the tomato is left on the bush and not harvested at the end of the season, seed can drop from...
Answered: 11:22AM, 12 May 2010
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Gail
Answer: Dear Gail, Without seeing the plant it is difficult to know what the problem is. Check the plant out thoroughly. Make sure it is well drained and ...
Answered: 02:36PM, 12 May 2010
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mary
Answer: Dear Mary, Ivy is a particularly vigorous climber and can be difficult and take a considerable amount of time to eradicate. The product we could r...
Answered: 01:44PM, 13 May 2010
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Elizabeth
Answer: Hi There Elizabeth, its hard to see what is wrong with your soil without seeing it. The best way to grow vegetables is with a rich organic soil. Th...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 02:28PM, 13 May 2010
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Roy
Answer: You can use a product called rose shield. It is an insecticide as well as a fungicide.
Category: Diseases
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Answered: 12:11PM, 14 May 2010
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diana
Answer: Hi There Diana, Most dahlias can stay in the ground without being lifted.If you want to divide them so you have more for the next season you need t...
Category: Potting Plants
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Answered: 02:24PM, 14 May 2010
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debbie
Answer: You can feed your cyclemen now because they may be or will be in flower as they are a cool climate plant.
Category: Fertilising
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Answered: 12:41PM, 18 May 2010
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Francesca
Answer: Hi there, the plant that your talking about is called kalanchoe and they are available in most nurseries. They are normally sold as hanging basket.
Category: Potting Plants
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Answered: 01:51PM, 18 May 2010
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nella
Answer: Dear Nella, While it is still autumn you can sow the following annuals as a border in your garden beds – Bellis perennis, Alyssum, Linaria, M...
Answered: 02:19PM, 24 May 2010
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Chris
Answer: Dear Chris, Planting Juniperus ‘Spartan’ 1 metre apart will give you a good screen over a period of time.
Category: General
Answered: 11:33AM, 25 May 2010
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evelyn
Answer: Dear Evelyn, The only Chrysanthemum seed that we have in the Yates range of seeds is called ‘Snowlands’. It is a dwarf cottage garden ...
Answered: 10:20AM, 26 May 2010
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Sarah
Answer: Dear Sarah, I really don’t know how you are going to deter the possums from your backyard as these creatures mark out their own territory and...
Category: Pests
Tags: general, possums
Answered: 01:31PM, 26 May 2010
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Trevor
Answer: Dear Trevor, Without seeing your plants, it is a little difficult to correctly identify the problem but from your description, it does sound like t...
Answered: 12:31PM, 27 May 2010
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Diani
Answer: Hi there, Candytuft likes to grow in a cool climate,without knowing your climate conditions it is hard to give you specfic information.
Category: Products
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Answered: 02:17PM, 27 May 2010
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Greg
Answer: Hi There, if you can avoid moving it it would be the best thing. Even though some transplants can be successful most azaleas don’t like to be...
Category: General
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Answered: 06:42AM, 28 May 2010
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Patricia
Answer: Hi Patrica, Without seeing your plant it is hard to give you specific information. Bougainvilleas colour up best in the full sun in warm conditions...
Category: General
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Answered: 09:23AM, 28 May 2010
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Phil
Answer: Hi there without seeing the problem it is hard to give you a specific answer. These plants like the warm weather and will start to slow down in the...
Category: General
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Answered: 09:27AM, 03 Jun 2010
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Francis
Answer: Dear Francis, The best time to take cuttings for the plants you have mentioned would be in Spring/Summer. The cuttings are taken from the succulen...
Answered: 10:22AM, 03 Jun 2010
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Evie
Answer: Dear Evie, You may be able to find Tradescantia purple form in a nursery. Sometimes they sell this plant in hanging baskets. If you let the nurse...
Answered: 10:28AM, 03 Jun 2010
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Jack
Answer: Dear Jack, It could be that dew has settled on the buds early in the morning and have been damaged by the sun appearing on the buds shortly afterwa...
Answered: 01:03PM, 03 Jun 2010
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Grant
Answer: Hi there, Your fiji fires are plants that enjoy good drainage and warm weather. If you have a clay soil you need to make sure that the water is dr...
Category: General
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Answered: 01:58PM, 03 Jun 2010
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Jenny
Answer: Hi There, it will take a little while for your camellia to flower depending on the variety it is. It is hard to say how long it will take but it wo...
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Answered: 02:39PM, 03 Jun 2010
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jennie
Answer: Dear Jennie, You can certainly prune your Yucca and use those prunings to propagate new plants. Ideally spring is the best time to prune and take c...
Answered: 10:25AM, 04 Jun 2010
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Nicole
Answer: Hi there, Without knowing more specifics about your garden its hard to give you specific advice. A couple of my favourite groundcovers are: Scaveo...
Category: General
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Answered: 02:11PM, 04 Jun 2010
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Dave
Answer: Hi Dave, There could be a number of reasons why your capsicums are growing like that. You may have problems with insects like white fly,mites or ap...
Category: Diseases
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Answered: 02:25PM, 04 Jun 2010
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Phillip
Answer: Dear Phillip. The preferred aspect for most australian homes and gardens is north-east so that sun is received in the early morning and for most of...
Answered: 01:04PM, 07 Jun 2010
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Lesley
Answer: Dear Lesley, Espalier camellias along your fence would make a beautiful display in the autumn/winter months. The first thing to do would be to pic...
Category: General
Answered: 02:24PM, 08 Jun 2010
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Gisela
Answer: Dear Gisela, It may take some time, but hand removing the ivy from the maple would be the best and safest way for the tree. It will be difficult ...
Answered: 09:24AM, 09 Jun 2010