Questions tagged: plant_care

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Ian
Answer: Hi Ian, Thank you for contacting Yates. Cycads are slow growing so enjoy just a simple dose of Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser in...
Answered: 01:02PM, 21 Dec 2017
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John
Answer: Hi John, Thank you for contacting Yates. It sounds like it is suffering from some transplant shock there. With the hot weather that summer brings t...
Answered: 01:14PM, 21 Dec 2017
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Kalton
Answer: Hi Kalton, Thank you for contacting Yates. Blueberries like a very acidic soil, much more acidic than the gardenias and azaleas that do prefer a pH...
Answered: 01:22PM, 23 Dec 2017
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Neil
Answer: Hi Neil, Thank you for contacting Yates. Once your Boysenberry has started flowering it is ideal to ensure that it is also fed well to assist with ...
Answered: 02:46PM, 23 Dec 2017
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Frank
Answer: Hi Frank, Thank you for contacting Yates and for your investigative work. After reviewing the case and facts presented it is highly likely that the...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:11AM, 28 Dec 2017
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John
Answer: Hi John, Thank you for contacting Yates. From the photos that you have provided the damage and the amount of older leaves on the tree the likely cu...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:46AM, 28 Dec 2017
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Sheryl
Answer: Hi Sheryl, Thank you for contacting Yates. Many of the non-grafted passionfruit varieties have the tendency to sucker similar to that you have expe...
Answered: 09:51AM, 28 Dec 2017
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Kim
Answer: Hi Kim, Thank you for contacting Yates. The fact that the tree has flowers on it indicates that it is still growing and is under some form of stres...
Category: General
Answered: 04:22PM, 28 Dec 2017
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Denise
Answer: Hi Denise, Thank you for contacting Yates. Unfortunately, we don’t have an easy response for you in the control of the gall wasps. The best w...
Answered: 11:05AM, 29 Dec 2017
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Sharon
Answer: Hi Sharon, Thank you for contacting Yates. You can prune off the worst effected leaves if you like however, you want to ensure that there are still...
Answered: 11:09AM, 29 Dec 2017
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Jess
Answer: Hi Jessica, Thank you for contacting Yates. Citrus trees do need a bit of care. They are very hungry trees so giving them a good regular feed with ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 02:41PM, 12 Jan 2018
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John
Answer: Hi John, Thank you for contacting Yates. When removing plants from there pot, take extra care with the roots at the top of the plant. These are the...
Answered: 12:54PM, 18 Jan 2018
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Kevin
Answer: Hi Kevin, Thank you for contacting Yates. The lack of fertiliser is a bit part of the sweetness and growth of the stone fruit. They are very hungry...
Answered: 03:12PM, 05 Feb 2018
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Sandra
Answer: Hi Sandra, Thank you for contacting Yates. What you have on the plants there is a form of woolly aphid. They are a sap sucking insect that can suck...
Answered: 12:58PM, 03 Mar 2018
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Jalpa
Answer: Hi Jalpa, Thank you for contacting Yates. Heavy watering during the growing period and soil pH can alter the sweetness of the fruit on the tree. Th...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 12:47PM, 15 Mar 2018
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Gala
Answer: Hi Gala, Thank you for contacting Yates. The damage on the leaf there is the start of root rot. This is where at some point the plant may have had ...
Answered: 02:09PM, 17 Mar 2018
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Gillian
Answer: Hi Gillian, Thank you for contacting Yates. With plumbagos, altering the soil pH won’t assist with the colour change of the flowers as it doe...
Category: General
Answered: 12:29PM, 19 Mar 2018
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Joe
Answer: Hi Joe, Thank you for contacting Yates. The pH of the soil would be the main culprit there. A high alkaline soil will affect the plants ability to ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 06:17PM, 29 Mar 2018
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Julie
Answer: Hi Julie, Thank you for contacting Yates. The damage that we can see there is a result of a staghorn beetle calling the plant home. They attack the...
Answered: 05:33PM, 04 Apr 2018
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paul
Answer: Hi Paul, Thank you for contacting Yates. The bush does look like it is suffering from water stress there. As it is in a pot it is highly likely tha...
Answered: 12:35PM, 05 Apr 2018
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John
Answer: Hi John, Thank you for contacting Yates. Our Yates Lime Sulfur has no expiry date as long as it is kept in a cool dry place after purchase. If kept...
Answered: 03:34PM, 05 Apr 2018
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Sajid
Answer: Hi Sajid, Thank you for contacting Yates. Mangoes do like a regular feed and water. Ensure that you feed regularly with a product like Yates Thrive...
Answered: 03:56PM, 05 Apr 2018
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Ross
Answer: Hi Ross, Thank you for contacting Yates. Pomegranates love a Mediterranean climate and low nitrogen feed. If the feeding or the water has altered d...
Answered: 11:14AM, 13 Apr 2018
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Joan
Answer: Hi Joan, Thank you for contacting Yates. Gardenias have a very shallow root system and are unlikely to become invasive. Roses are more likely to ca...
Category: General
Answered: 05:06PM, 13 Apr 2018
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Karen
Answer: Hi Karen, Thank you for contacting Yates. If the tips are dying back first it is a sign of root rot. Camellias love a good drink but wet feet they ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 04:17PM, 14 Apr 2018
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Brenda
Answer: Hi Brenda, Thank you for contacting Yates Australia. Unfortunately as the US has a variety of different pests and diseases that we have in our coun...
Category: Potting Plants
Tags: plant_care
Answered: 04:19PM, 14 Apr 2018
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Osca
Answer: Hi Osca, Thank you for contacting Yates. There are a couple of things that may be affecting the fig tree there. The pH is just a little high for th...
Answered: 12:42PM, 16 Apr 2018
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Ross
Answer: Hi Ross, Thank you for contacting Yates. You can move the trees now in the Autumn as the weather is cooler and the soil is still warm enough to pla...
Answered: 01:49PM, 16 Apr 2018
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John
Answer: Hi John, Thank you for contacting Yates. It sounds like the hedge is getting too much water there and is suffering from root rot. Both the confidor...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 05:45PM, 19 Apr 2018
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Alan
Answer: Hi Alan, Thank you for contacting Yates. The dieback there looks similar to that of root rot. This can occur if the soil is getting too much water ...
Answered: 12:26PM, 23 Apr 2018