Questions tagged: pruning

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Wendy
Answer: Hi Wendy, Thanks for contacting Yates. Older trees can be very sensitive with any root disturbance. The case that it is such an older tree, I would...
Category: General
Answered: 09:08AM, 03 Aug 2017
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Sajid
Answer: Hi Sajid, Thank you for contacting Yates. Mangoes are best pruned after flowering and fruiting has ceased. Pruning the mangoes before this time wil...
Answered: 10:18AM, 03 Aug 2017
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Dion
Answer: Hi Dion, Thank you for contacting Yates. While the low branch or the sucker from the base of the tree can cause some issues over time, it won’...
Answered: 10:53AM, 03 Aug 2017
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Em
Answer: Hi Em, Thank you for contacting Yates. Boronias are such a lovely addition to any garden! With their lovely scented leaves and flowers they are ide...
Answered: 05:14PM, 17 Sep 2017
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janet
Answer: Hi Janet, Thank you for contacting Yates. Passion fruits can recover from a prune but keeping the main vine is key to healthy regrowth. You can try...
Answered: 06:32PM, 28 Oct 2017
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Victor
Answer: Hi Victor, Thank you for contacting Yates. The plant can still continue to grow in height from the lower branches and bush out as well. It just may...
Answered: 11:33AM, 30 Oct 2017
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Carolyn
Answer: Hi Carolyn, Thank you for contacting Yates. At this time of year, you can certainly prune to Hibiscus shrub, especially if you notice dead or decay...
Category: General
Tags: pruning, hibiscus
Answered: 10:44AM, 12 Nov 2017
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Mark
Answer: Hi Mark, Thank you for contacting Yates. Strelitzias tend to regrow from the outer sections of the clumps but can still produce new growth from inn...
Answered: 01:44PM, 13 Dec 2017
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suzanna
Answer: Hi There. Your pear trees seem to be fairly normal to me! An 8-10cm pear is fine! We are all so used to ‘big’ fruit these days from the...
Answered: 03:17PM, 14 Dec 2017
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Krystyna
Answer: Hi Krystyna, Thank you for contacting Yates. Raspberries fruit on second year canes so after you have picked off and harvested all the fruit from t...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 05:36PM, 06 Jan 2018
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kingsley
Answer: Hi Kingsley, Thank you for contacting Yates. An easy way to check if plants are still alive is to scratch the stem. For a living plants, this shoul...
Category: Potting Plants
Answered: 08:55AM, 15 Feb 2018
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Susan
Answer: Hi Susan, Thank you for contacting Yates. I recommend prune off all the dead stems to help the rejuvenation. Keep watering up but not overwatering....
Category: General
Tags: pruning, geranium
Answered: 06:48PM, 07 May 2018
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Justin
Answer: Thank you for contacting Yates. Generally, weeping tea tree doesn’t need major pruning to help the height growth, however, regular tip prune ...
Category: General
Answered: 10:25AM, 02 Aug 2018
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Tanya
Answer: Hi Tanya, Thank you for contacting Yates. I would suggest pruning off 1/3 of the vine but no more than 1/2 of the plant. Best to feed after with Y...
Answered: 10:01PM, 08 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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Linda
Answer: Hi Linda, Thank you for contacting Yates. It’s normal to see some white sap oozing after pruning, it will not harm the health of the tree. A...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 02:03PM, 01 Nov 2018
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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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J
Answer: Hi J, Thank you for contacting Yates. Yes, just prune off from the base of the flower spikes and feed after pruning. Try Yates Thrive Orchid Liquid...
Answered: 01:19PM, 17 Dec 2018
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Pandurang
Answer: Hi Pandurang, Thank you for contacting Yates. Citrus can be pruned after fruiting, however citrus only require minimal pruning. You can also prune ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: pruning, citrus, fruit
Answered: 09:55AM, 12 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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Faye
Answer: Hi Faye, Thank you for contacting Yates Tiger grass (Thysanolaena maxima) is a tall, clumping grass that is similar in appearance to a bamboo. Beca...
Category: General
Answered: 02:50PM, 08 Mar 2019
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Lisa
Answer: Hi Lisa, Thank you for contacting Yates. The pest on your azaleas is called the Azalea Lace Bug. These pests pierce and suck nutrients from the le...
Category: Pests
Answered: 03:38PM, 22 Mar 2019
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Heather
Answer: Hi Heather, Thanks for your enquiry. Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding. We have been overwhelmed with a huge number of queries over re...
Category: General
Tags: pruning, monstera
Answered: 10:11AM, 11 Apr 2019
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Moira
Answer: Hi Moira, Thanks for your enquiry. Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding. We have been overwhelmed with a huge number of queries over rece...
Category: Roses
Tags: pruning, roses
Answered: 10:29AM, 11 Apr 2019
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Harry
Answer: Hi Harry, Thank you for contacting Yates. Yes, we don’t recommend composting diseased plant material because this can further spread infectio...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 05:12PM, 27 Apr 2019
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Emily
Answer: Hi Emily, Thank you for contacting Yates. Eranthemum’s prefer a slightly acidic, fertile, moist but very well-drained soil. To improve soils ...
Answered: 03:36PM, 23 May 2019