Questions tagged: general

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Julie
Answer: Dear Julie, While the snail pellets are visible in your garden beds, the active ingredient in the pellet will be active. You have to excerise caut...
Answered: 10:07AM, 06 Oct 2010
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Rebecca
Answer: Hi there, Without seeing the leaves it is hard to know what may be eating your basil. It has been wet so if you have seen some silvery trails it co...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 09:05AM, 07 Oct 2010
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Deidre
Answer: Dear Deidre, Now that it is Spring, your gardenias will be putting on new growth and forming new flowering buds, so it is not the best time to tra...
Answered: 11:26AM, 07 Oct 2010
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clare
Answer: Dear Clare, English lavender are summer flowering, so don’t prune now. Wait until the shrub has finished flowering. When pruning, don’...
Category: General
Answered: 02:24PM, 07 Oct 2010
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Greg
Answer: Dear Greg, It is not advisable to be using grey water on edible crops. This water contains bacteria and is not suitable to be using it on crops yo...
Answered: 12:47PM, 19 Oct 2010
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Helen
Answer: Dear Helen, Delpheniums are best treated as annuals in warm-temperate climates but in cold districts the plants will last for several years, provid...
Answered: 01:03PM, 20 Oct 2010
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Carole
Answer: Dear Carole, I am sorry to hear that your Old Man’s Beard is not doing so well. Perhaps it has suffered with the cold winter this year. It i...
Answered: 12:44PM, 29 Oct 2010
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Aileen
Answer: Dear Aileen, With all the rainy weather we have had lately I am not surprised to hear that your azaleas are not doing well. Without seeing the pla...
Answered: 01:57PM, 02 Nov 2010
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Melinda
Answer: Dear Melinda, There are a number of tall shrubs that would be suitable for your situation. There are a number of things to take into account befor...
Answered: 04:13PM, 02 Nov 2010
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Answer: Dear Bernadette, Sorry to hear you have accidentally sprayed your blossom trees and hedge with the Weed & Feed product. As you have already no...
Answered: 12:50PM, 05 Nov 2010
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Lee
Answer: Dear Lee, At this time of year you can take some semi-hardwood cuttings from your existing hedge. Take some cuttings about 6-10cm long and around 4...
Category: General
Answered: 10:49AM, 11 Nov 2010
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Michael
Answer: Dear Michael, Care should always be taken when spraying insecticides/herbicides around animals and birds not to allow any of product to come in con...
Answered: 11:38AM, 11 Nov 2010
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marie
Answer: Dear Marie, It is a shame that your Brunfelsia is not flowering. Brunfelsia does flower in the warmer months of the year. Do you have the pot in ...
Answered: 03:17PM, 11 Nov 2010
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Charmian
Answer: Dear Charmian, Ivy can be extremely difficult to eradicate. If you can remove by hand the ivy that is growing over your azaleas, rhododendrons and ...
Answered: 09:56AM, 16 Nov 2010
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Lorraine
Answer: Dear Lorraine, Daphne cuttings are best taken from December-January, using wood of the current season’s growth that has not flowered but has ...
Answered: 03:50PM, 26 Nov 2010
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Kevin
Answer: Dear Kevin, Yates do have a 5 litre garden spayer that you can use for spraying product such as Mancozeb. Before spraying, ensure that the powder ...
Answered: 03:01PM, 29 Nov 2010
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Sudip
Answer: Dear Sudip, Rhododendrons do well in a protected spot in your garden preferably with morning sun. As your tree is 25 years old, it would certainly...
Answered: 04:59PM, 09 Dec 2010
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Tony
Answer: Dear Tony, Onion weed and creeping oxalis are both particularly difficult weeds to eradicate in a garden bed situation as you have no doubt experie...
Answered: 12:44PM, 10 Dec 2010
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carmel
Answer: Dear Carmel, I am sure it will flower again but it is obviously putting all its energy into producing new growth at the expense of the flowers. In...
Answered: 03:26PM, 10 Dec 2010
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Loretta
Answer: Dear Loretta, Weeping willows tend to grow along river banks and in a damp situation and grow into very large trees. It is not an ideal tree if yo...
Answered: 03:37PM, 10 Dec 2010
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Belynda
Answer: Dear Belynda, Yellowing of leaves can indicate nutrient deficiency. To keep your vegetable crop growing strongly, fortnightly applications of Thri...
Answered: 04:11PM, 13 Dec 2010
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Saffronne
Answer: Dear Saffronne, Yes you can prune your pelargoniums to get them back into a more compact shape. You will have to sacrifice the flowers for the sak...
Answered: 12:14PM, 22 Dec 2010
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stan
Answer: Dear Stan, The Bluestone Copper Sulphate is dissolved in a 9 litre watering can and applied to the path where the algae is growing. Leave it to dr...
Answered: 10:08AM, 29 Dec 2010
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Linda
Answer: Dear Linda, From your description of the leaves on your Irish Strawberry Tree it does sound like it is being attacked by a sap sucking insect. It ...
Answered: 02:08PM, 30 Dec 2010
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Melody
Answer: Dear Melody, It is difficult to know what is knocking over your bush bean plants. If the plants are only seedlings and the stems have been cut th...
Answered: 02:50PM, 30 Dec 2010
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Belinda
Answer: Dear Belinda, Once the pH of your soil is over 8.5 it is extremely difficult to lower the pH of such soils. You can however lower the pH of soils t...
Answered: 02:26PM, 31 Dec 2010
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anthony
Answer: Dear Anthony, There can be a number of reasons why the flowers on your passionfruit vine could be dropping off. Temperatures need to be between 20 ...
Answered: 02:59PM, 04 Jan 2011
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Stuart
Answer: Dear Stuart, It doesn’t sound like your cherry tomatoes are being badly affected from the problem you described but I can understand your con...
Answered: 03:27PM, 04 Jan 2011
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margaret
Answer: Dear Margaret, It would be better to wait until your mop top Robinia has lots its leaves before you prune. This way you will be able to see the st...
Answered: 03:40PM, 04 Jan 2011
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Dawn
Answer: Dear Dawn, It is annoying when one shrub in middle of a hedge becomes yellow and spoils the look of the hedge. If you have fertiised the plant and ...
Answered: 02:17PM, 05 Jan 2011