Questions tagged: general

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Robyn
Answer: Dear Robyn, It would be a shame to remove the trees particularly as they are providing shade for your house. If they were removed you would really...
Category: General
Answered: 09:55AM, 09 Jun 2010
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Bernad...
Answer: Dear Bernadette, Soil with a pH of 9.5 seems extremely high. Have you had the pH confirmed at that figure? I would refer you to a book called Gard...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: general, lower pH
Answered: 10:25AM, 16 Jun 2010
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Vijay
Answer: Dear Vijay, Are you wanting information on tree ferns? Tree ferns should be planted in a shady spot protected from hot winds. Tree ferns should be...
Answered: 01:18PM, 16 Jun 2010
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michele
Answer: Dear Michele, Treat it as free fertiliser. If you have edible crops refrain from eating any crops for a few weeks and wash all crops before eating...
Answered: 01:06PM, 17 Jun 2010
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ivana
Answer: You can plant scaveola species, gardenia radicans, viola hederacea, native geranium, depending on how much shade you can also use grevillea ground...
Category: General
Tags: general
Answered: 08:04AM, 18 Jun 2010
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Don
Answer: Hi Don, The best thing to do is contact Flemmings nursery who specialize in these types of trees. They should be able to tell you of a retailler th...
Category: General
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Answered: 09:54AM, 18 Jun 2010
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colin
Answer: Hi Colin, Sometimes its better to use a premium potting mix because its light and normally all you need to do is add some fertilizer like dynamic l...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 10:39AM, 18 Jun 2010
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K
Answer: Hi There, Sometimes you can prune plants back hard theb only trouble is that if it is a grafted plant if you prune it back too hard then there is a...
Category: General
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Answered: 01:43PM, 18 Jun 2010
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Jack
Answer: Hi Jack, You can use bouganvillea on a fence as long as your growning them in full sun and a well drained soil.the original species will grow quite...
Category: General
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Answered: 07:58AM, 25 Jun 2010
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toni
Answer: Dear Toni, You can grow annuals from seed but it can be difficult to find packets of seed producing flowers with one colour only. I can suggest Yat...
Answered: 02:02PM, 25 Jun 2010
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Jess
Answer: The only thing you can do is let it dry out,put it in a protected spot and use some seaweed solution for a couple of weeks until you start to see n...
Category: Diseases
Tags: general
Answered: 07:59AM, 28 Jun 2010
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Holly
Answer: Dear Holly, Without more information on your neighbour’s pine trees, it is difficult to know why they have died. You don’t mention the...
Category: General
Answered: 01:18PM, 28 Jun 2010
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evelyn
Answer: Dear Evelyn, There is no set time of when to empty the liquid in the bottom tray of the worm farm. When the liquid is available, just dilute it wi...
Category: General
Answered: 01:38PM, 28 Jun 2010
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Diane
Answer: Dear Diane, I am sure if you wander around a nursery at this time of the year you will find lots of low growing shrubs that will take your fancy. S...
Answered: 01:48PM, 29 Jun 2010
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nancy
Answer: Dear Nancy, I think it would be best to plant your protea in a garden bed rather than a lawn area. Proteas require an acidic soil in which to grow...
Answered: 03:13PM, 01 Jul 2010
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marc
Answer: Dear Marc, Sorry to hear your that your cordyline is doing so poorly. It does sound like it may have been watered too much or the soil is not drain...
Answered: 08:50AM, 02 Jul 2010
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Gary
Answer: No you don’t have to
Category: General
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Answered: 08:18AM, 09 Jul 2010
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Greg
Answer: Dear Greg, I can understand why your Golden Cane Palms have shown signs of buring if you have just experienced a severe frost. They a frost sensiti...
Answered: 10:31AM, 14 Jul 2010
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sue
Answer: Dear Sue, It does sound like the area is very moist for moss to be growing on the surface. I would be interested to know what type of plants you a...
Answered: 02:49PM, 14 Jul 2010
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Alison
Answer: Dear Alison, Sorry to hear your Murraya hedge is doing so poorly. Leaf drop can indicate water logging in the soil. This is where there is insuffic...
Answered: 02:16PM, 19 Jul 2010
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kim
Answer: Dear Kim, It would be good if you could give us a little more information about your hedge. What is the name of the plant you are growing as a hed...
Category: General
Answered: 09:35AM, 20 Jul 2010
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Anne
Answer: Dear Anne, The best time to prune a Murraya hedge is after it has finished flowering. I would wait now till spring before pruning your hedge. Aft...
Answered: 02:10PM, 20 Jul 2010
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Dawn
Answer: Dear Dawn, As much as you would like your prunus tree and magnolia trees to blossom and thrive, I really think it is the wrong position for both of...
Answered: 02:56PM, 20 Jul 2010
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diana
Answer: Dear Diana, I am sorry to hear about your bromelaids. We have had a few unexpected frosts this year that has caught many gardeners off-guard. Eve...
Answered: 01:03PM, 21 Jul 2010
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Bob
Answer: Dear Sean, It is disapointing that your compost bin hasn’t produced any compost for you. I am not sure what your bin looks like, but in any ...
Category: Products
Answered: 02:41PM, 21 Jul 2010
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Sharon
Answer: Dear Sharon, I can agree with you, frost damage on your plants can be devastating especially with regard to your Murraya hedge which was growing so...
Category: General
Answered: 10:16AM, 22 Jul 2010
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ken
Answer: Dear Ken, I am assuming that your native plants are planted in a lawn area and that is the reason why you are using granular Weed n Feed. There is ...
Answered: 03:37PM, 22 Jul 2010
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Avril
Answer: Dear Avril, I do hope your lily will survive after spraying it with the Glyphosate. If you managed to wash the product off the leaf immediately, t...
Answered: 01:21PM, 23 Jul 2010
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Helana
Answer: Dear Helana, Without seeing the leaf it is difficult to know what exactly is causing the problem. If the leaf is yellow, it could be a nutrient def...
Answered: 03:22PM, 23 Jul 2010
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Sally
Answer: Dear Sally, A couple of trees that come to mind are:- Tibouchine Alstonville. It flowers in autumn and has a magnificent flower dislay. Camellia s...
Answered: 09:23AM, 26 Jul 2010