Questions tagged: plant_care

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Barbara
Answer: Hi Barbara, Thank you for contacting Yates. What you have there is the dreaded mealy bug. It attacks a variety of plants and tends to hang mostly a...
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:39PM, 03 Jun 2018
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Ian
Answer: Hi Ian, Thank you for contacting Yates. Broccoli do need a bit of potassium to assist with the flowering (which is what the head essentially is). H...
Answered: 10:33AM, 15 Jun 2018
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Mel
Answer: Hi Mel, Thank you for contacting Yates. Celery love the full sun and placing them in a sheltered position in the winter that gets the northerly sun...
Answered: 10:16AM, 22 Jun 2018
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Bruce
Answer: Hi Bruce, Thank you for contacting Yates. Although the sizes are different there is no indication that we can see there that there is separation of...
Answered: 03:59PM, 23 Jun 2018
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brenda
Answer: Hi Brenda, Thank you for contacting Yates Australia. Thick skins on tomatoes is generally a sign that it has been quite warm or hot in the area. Ho...
Answered: 01:50PM, 01 Jul 2018
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Simon
Answer: Hi Simon, Thank you for contacting Yates. We don’t recommend planting trees close to any sewer pipes. Although they may be considered not inv...
Answered: 10:32AM, 21 Jul 2018
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Courtney
Answer: Hi Courtney, Thank you for contacting Yates. The curling on the new leaves indicates that there are mites present. Check the leaves and underneath ...
Answered: 02:59PM, 21 Jul 2018
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Rocky
Answer: Hi Rocky, Thank you for contacting Yates. If you have been feeding regularly with a product such as Thrive Naturals Citrus and Fruit Pelletised Pla...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 01:31PM, 02 Aug 2018
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Rachana
Answer: Hi Rachana, Thank you for contacting Yates. We would recommend to get a good quality potting mix and transplant the lucky bamboo into this mixture....
Answered: 10:30AM, 17 Aug 2018
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Alan
Answer: Hi Alan, Thank you for contacting Yates. We would recommend that you wait until petal fall to spray your trees with any product. This is to avoid a...
Answered: 04:22PM, 01 Sep 2018
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Helen
Answer: Hi Helen, Thank you for contacting Yates. It can happen at times but there is nothing to be too concerned about. Many times the bougainvillea will ...
Answered: 02:49PM, 12 Sep 2018
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Mark
Answer: Hi Mark, Thank you for contacting Yates. After a hard prune the plant is under some stress. Growth can return if the plant is strong and there are ...
Answered: 03:10PM, 12 Sep 2018
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Janet
Answer: Hi Janet, Thank you for contacting Yates. The short stems and poor performance are likely due to the dry weather we have been having this winter. I...
Category: Bulbs
Answered: 05:13PM, 12 Sep 2018
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Kaz
Answer: Hi Kaz, Thank you for contacting Yates. Frost damage can severely stress the plant out. Many plants recover from this damage as the weather warms u...
Category: General
Answered: 03:54PM, 15 Sep 2018
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Jim
Answer: Hi Jim, Thank you for contacting Yates. The symptoms that you have provided sound like root rot there. It can come about just after a period of rai...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 07:03PM, 20 Sep 2018
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Emily
Answer: Hi Emily, Thank you for contacting Yates. You have a lady beetle there. The sticky substance that you are noticing may be the sap from the sap suck...
Category: Pests
Answered: 07:27PM, 20 Sep 2018
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Eric
Answer: Hi Eric, Thank you for contacting Yates. The plant is suffering there and will need to be replanted into a well drained potting mix with organic ma...
Answered: 02:33PM, 27 Sep 2018
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Anne
Answer: Hi Anne, Thank you for contacting Yates. Unfortunately we don’t have a product that is registered to be applied to the soil for the treatment...
Answered: 05:12PM, 03 Oct 2018
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Samantha
Answer: Hi Samantha, Thank you for contacting Yates. The spots on the tree and leaves there are of a black scale. These can be tricky to control and need a...
Category: Pests
Answered: 04:01PM, 07 Oct 2018
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Tara
Answer: Hi Tara, Thank you for contacting Yates. The tomato plant is suffering a bit there and there are a couple of things that we would recommend to alte...
Answered: 07:51PM, 10 Oct 2018
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Liz
Answer: Hi Liz, Thank you for contacting Yates. You have sooty mould on your pandanus tree there. It is caused from the sap sucking insects such as mealy b...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 05:15PM, 18 Oct 2018
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Fahad
Answer: Hi Fahad, Thank you for contacting Yates. It does look like there is a start of the melanose scab appearing. You can treat this with Yates Leaf Cur...
Answered: 01:13PM, 26 Oct 2018
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Robyn
Answer: Hi Robyn, Thank you for contacting Yates. The fruit drop is a sign that the tree is under stress or lacking nutrients. To assist the tree with gett...
Answered: 05:13PM, 05 Nov 2018
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Robbie
Answer: Hi Robbie, Thank you for contacting Yates. Yes. It is important for the trees long term health to remove any fruit from the young trees for the fir...
Answered: 05:37PM, 05 Nov 2018
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jimmy
Answer: Hi Jimmy, Thank you for contacting Yates. The bats are hard to control in the garden. The best way to protect your fruit is to net them with a stro...
Category: Pests
Tags: bats, plant_care
Answered: 01:41PM, 07 Nov 2018
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Glenda
Answer: Hi Glenda, Thank you for contacting Yates. The best time to plant Magnolias is in the autumn or winter (for deciduous varieties). This is where the...
Category: General
Answered: 11:59AM, 14 Nov 2018
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Belinda
Answer: Hi Belinda, Thank you for contacting Yates. Yes, we do recommend that you remove any of the fruit from the young tree. This will allow the tree to ...
Answered: 02:28PM, 22 Nov 2018
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gary
Answer: Hi Gary, Thank you for contacting Yates. There is a bit of stress on the plant from the leaves seen. For watering you want to ease the amount that ...
Answered: 11:21AM, 28 Nov 2018
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Janelle
Answer: Hi Janelle, Thank you for contacting Yates. To control caterpillars, such as the young form of the blue cycad butterfly, we recommend applying Yate...
Category: Pests
Answered: 11:27AM, 28 Nov 2018
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Tanya
Answer: Hi Tanya, Thank you for contacting Yates. The best time to transplant fruit trees is in the autumn or once they have finished fruiting. This way th...
Answered: 10:28AM, 30 Nov 2018