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Answer: Hi Ginger, Thanks for contacting Yates. It may be that you have a fruit fly issue with the lemons. Small holes on the outside of the fruit can indi...
Answered: 10:27AM, 27 Apr 2017
Answer: Hi Bel, Thanks for contacting Yates. The white patches on the stems are lichen. This does not really damage the plant, just grows on the stems when...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: Lichen, Thrive, citrus
Answered: 02:54PM, 26 Apr 2017
Answer: Hi Judy, Thanks for contacting Yates. You can use Yates Lime Sulfur on your frangipani tree for rust. The best rate of application is 10ml of produ...
Answered: 05:50PM, 24 Apr 2017
Answer: Hi Dougal, Thank you for contacting Yates. I would suggest to feed the hedge with Dynamic lifter organic fertiliser every 6-8 weeks and prune the t...
Category: General
Tags: fertiliser
Answered: 12:07PM, 20 Apr 2017
Answer: Hi Tom, Thank you for contacting Yates. It’s common to see splitting pumpkin due to over watering or feeding. I would suggest to stop waterin...
Answered: 09:23AM, 31 Mar 2017