Questions tagged: plant_care

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Joyce
Answer: Hi Joyce, Thank you for contacting Yates. You can give the lavender a light prune to remove any of the dead flower heads but pruning down to woody ...
Category: General
Answered: 11:21AM, 02 Dec 2018
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Julia
Answer: Hi Julia, Thank you for contacting Yates. Finger limes require similar care to that of other citrus varieties. They prefer a well drained soil with...
Answered: 11:27AM, 02 Dec 2018
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Sasha
Answer: Hi Sasha, Thank you for contacting Yates. We don’t recommend applying Rose Shield to your roses or ornamental plants if the temperature excee...
Category: Roses
Tags: roses, plant_care
Answered: 12:54PM, 14 Dec 2018
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Panagi...
Answer: Hi Peter, Thank you for contacting Yates. For an all round feed for your leafy veg, fruiting vegetables and legumes we recommend using Yates Nature...
Answered: 11:31AM, 25 Jan 2019
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Val
Answer: Hi Val, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We received a huge amount of queries over the Christmas break that we’re slowly working our...
Answered: 02:20PM, 06 Feb 2019
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Lynn
Answer: Hi Lynn, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We received a huge amount of queries over the Christmas break that we’re slowly working ou...
Category: Bulbs
Answered: 11:09AM, 08 Feb 2019
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Nadia
Answer: Hi Nadia, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We received a huge amount of queries over the Christmas break that we’re slowly working o...
Category: General
Answered: 11:12AM, 08 Feb 2019
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Heather
Answer: Hi Heather, Thank you for contacting Yates. Unfortunately from this photo, it is difficult to determine what the problem is with your mulberry leav...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 11:56AM, 08 Feb 2019
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Michael
Answer: Hi Michael, Thank you for contacting Yates. Grapes are susceptible to mites which are the most likely culprit to be affecting the fruit. At first b...
Answered: 12:17PM, 08 Feb 2019
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Gary
Answer: Hi Gary, Thank you for contacting Yates. Planting in an afternoon sun aspect can be very tricky. In summer it’s very hot and in winter there is les...
Answered: 01:26PM, 08 Feb 2019
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Gwenyth
Answer: Hi Gwenyth, Thank you for contacting Yates. Although it is standard, the root system can still be invasive so we would recommend that if planting o...
Answered: 04:33PM, 08 Feb 2019
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Serena
Answer: Hi Serena, Thank you for contacting Yates. Fruit trees are very territorial so planting any producing or hungry plants near their base can result i...
Answered: 04:52PM, 08 Feb 2019
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Karen
Answer: Hi Karen, Thank you for contacting Yates. Your plant is a type of Echium, these plants have really amazing blue-to-purple spikes of flowers. The fo...
Answered: 08:57AM, 12 Feb 2019
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MARK
Answer: Hi Mark, Thank you for contacting Yates. Imperials fruit in May, June and July; and Emperors fruit in July, August, September. Both flower in sprin...
Answered: 09:37AM, 12 Feb 2019
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pete
Answer: Hi Pete, Thank you for contacting Yates. The plant in your photo is a Cotinus coggygria and it is a beautiful exotic tree from Europe and Asia. It ...
Category: General
Answered: 09:40AM, 12 Feb 2019
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Jennifer
Answer: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for contacting Yates. Figs do prefer a lightly-acidic to neutral soil, so it is unlikely this is a pH issue. You can continu...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: plant_care, trees
Answered: 09:43AM, 12 Feb 2019
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Wendy
Answer: Hi Wendy, Thank you for contacting Yates. The material you are seeing on your leaves are most likely to be the stamens from old flowers above the l...
Category: Pests
Tags: plant_care, trees
Answered: 09:50AM, 12 Feb 2019
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Terry
Answer: Hi Terry, Thank you for contacting Yates. Whilst you can apply the product at any time other than when temperatures are hot (generally above 28 deg...
Answered: 11:02AM, 14 Feb 2019
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Soile
Answer: Hi Soile, Thank you for contacting Yates. Heliconias are highly prone to soil borne plant disorders, however, it is difficult to specifically deter...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 12:00PM, 14 Feb 2019
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Adele
Answer: Hi Adele, Thank you for contacting Yates. For control of leaf case moth larvae (the caterpillars) we recommend applying ‘Yates Success Ultra Insect...
Answered: 01:37PM, 14 Feb 2019
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Heather
Answer: Hi Heather, Thank you for contacting Yates. After you can plant out immediately after mixing Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser into...
Answered: 02:14PM, 14 Feb 2019
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Glen
Answer: Hi Glen, Thank you for contacting Yates. Ants don’t generally cause an issue with the plants but can be a sign of other issues with the soil ...
Category: General
Tags: ants, plant_care
Answered: 01:09PM, 19 Feb 2019
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Chris
Answer: Hi Chris, Thank you for contacting Yates. For feeding your Happy Plants we recommend using Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food. It is a comp...
Answered: 02:09PM, 20 Feb 2019
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Pav
Answer: Hi Pav, Thank you for contacting Yates. Oh dear! The weather has been very harsh this year! To help your lovely garden recovery gift all of your pl...
Category: General
Answered: 04:04PM, 20 Feb 2019
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erin
Answer: Hi Erin, Thank you for contacting Yates. Oh dear!! They sure would have enjoyed the flower petals! The thorns are not of the best taste though. To ...
Category: Roses
Tags: plant_care, roses
Answered: 02:59PM, 21 Feb 2019
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Karyn
Answer: Hi Karyn, Thank you for contacting Yates. All of these plants are hard wearing so don’t require to much watering. To assist with overall heal...
Answered: 10:10AM, 22 Feb 2019
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Ian
Answer: Hi Ian, Thank you for contacting Yates. Lily Caterpillars can be pesky, especially in large numbers. For effective control of these pests, we recom...
Category: Pests
Answered: 10:17AM, 22 Feb 2019
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Polly
Answer: Hi Polly, Thank you for contacting Yates. Your poor viburnum is under attack from a sap sucking insect such as thrips or mites. They suck the sap f...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 12:28PM, 22 Feb 2019
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Loretta
Answer: Hi Loretta, Thank you for contacting Yates. You can give the hydrangea a light tip prune now if you like to give it a tidy, however, I would ensure...
Category: General
Answered: 04:47PM, 07 Mar 2019
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Lynley
Answer: Dear Lynley, Grevillea grow best in a sunny/part sun position in the garden. They like excellent drainage and need to be fertilised with a fertili...
Answered: 02:51PM, 15 Sep 2010