Questions tagged: general

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Danial
Answer: Dear Danial, Even if you do take cuttings, I am not sure if this particular Prunus cultivar is able to grow on its own rootstock. You could try, o...
Answered: 01:18PM, 08 Mar 2010
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Dave
Answer: Dear Dave, The suggested time of flowering is about 28 weeks after planting the seed. Hopefully you will see an abundance of flowers in the next f...
Answered: 02:31PM, 08 Mar 2010
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Gloria
Answer: Dear Gloria, It is possible to test the pH of your soil by purchasing a pH kit and determining yourself what the pH is. Otherwise, you can take so...
Answered: 10:48AM, 11 Mar 2010
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Margaret
Answer: Dear Margaret, It is a little puzzling to know what has affected the one only bush in your photinia hedge. One would think if it was the herbicide ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 12:45PM, 11 Mar 2010
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Gen
Answer: Dear Gen, Autumn is the time to move your bay tree now that summer has passed and the weather is milder. The soil is still warm enough for the roo...
Answered: 01:08PM, 15 Mar 2010
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Fiona
Answer: Dear Fiona, If the leaves are rotting at the base it does sound like the situation it is growing in is too wet. Most ferns need a good supply of w...
Answered: 08:35AM, 24 Mar 2010
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Judy
Answer: Dear Judy, Your everlasting daisy plants will grow 40 – 50cm in height. I am sure you will enjoy growing them in your garden.
Category: General
Answered: 02:37PM, 24 Mar 2010
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chris
Answer: Dear Chris, Liquidambar trees are notorious for blocking drains and lifting paths and pavers. This tree require a large area in which to grow and i...
Answered: 02:02PM, 08 Apr 2010
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jeannette
Answer: Dear Jeannette, Could you please re-send your email as your question is unclear. Thank you
Answered: 09:18AM, 09 Apr 2010
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Mari
Answer: Dear Mari, The fact that the acacia is 2years old and has established itself in your garden, it may have a chance of surviving. At this stage I wou...
Category: General
Answered: 03:23PM, 09 Apr 2010
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Lindsay
Answer: Dear Lindsay, Wollemi Pines can be attacked by ordinary garden pests such as aphids, thrips, caterpillars, and thrips. It would be a good idea to ...
Answered: 12:31PM, 12 Apr 2010
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Helen
Answer: Dear Helen, I am assuming your magnolia is a deciduous tree and not an evergreen tree. It could be that your magnolia is going straight into leaf ...
Answered: 09:09AM, 15 Apr 2010
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Kerry
Answer: Dear Kerry, When planting from the pot into the garden you would usually dig the hole twice as wide and one and a half times the depth. You also n...
Answered: 10:02AM, 15 Apr 2010
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Pat
Answer: Hi There, In frost areas it doesn’t matter what kind of plants you have in the garden, they will be effected by frost one way or another. Cam...
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Answered: 11:12AM, 15 Apr 2010
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Colin
Answer: Dear Colin, Autumn is the best time to lift and divide a bird of paradise when the flowers have finished and the temperatures are mider.
Answered: 01:52PM, 15 Apr 2010
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Answer: Hi Christopher, In your area you can grow vegetables like peas,cabbage,broccoli,cauliflower,radish,spinach and silverbeet.We have a list available ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 02:05PM, 15 Apr 2010
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Lynda
Answer: Dear Lynda, Compost mixes are such a variable product that it is difficult to make a comment on the outcome when mixed with existing soils. What w...
Answered: 09:22AM, 19 Apr 2010
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Beverley
Answer: Hi there Beverley, it sounds like you may have scale on your fronds which look like little lumps on the undersides of the leaves. They will either ...
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Answered: 12:18PM, 19 Apr 2010
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Robin
Answer: Dear Robin, Gummosis or dead arm disease is a fungus that gains entry to the tree usually through pruning cuts. The gumming that you see on the tre...
Answered: 09:56AM, 21 Apr 2010
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Bob
Answer: Dear Bob, It is never a good idea to grow grass right up to the trunk of a tree. When this happens to is difficult to mow the grass underneath. U...
Answered: 02:07PM, 29 Apr 2010
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Valerie
Answer: Dear Valerie, Fertilising is best done when the plant is actively growing. This is usually done from spring through to autumn. There are different ...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 03:36PM, 30 Apr 2010
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carol
Answer: Dear Carol, Engish lavender flowers in summer. Perhaps you plant was too young to produce flower buds at the time you puchased it. You say it loo...
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Answered: 11:03AM, 04 May 2010
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Cindy
Answer: Dear Cindy, Sorry to hear your daphne is looking so sad. Daphne does best in an east facing posiiton where it will get full morning sun but protec...
Answered: 01:29PM, 04 May 2010
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Jes
Answer: Dear Jes, The botanical name for the Brown Beauty Dwarf Bean seed is Phaseolus vulgaris.
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Answered: 01:41PM, 05 May 2010
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Diane
Answer: Dear Diane, Usually sasanqua camellias flower for longer than 2 weeks. They start flowering in autumn finishing in winter. To encourage flower buds...
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Answered: 02:36PM, 05 May 2010
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orlando
Answer: Hi there, You should space your peas 3-5cm apart and your row space should be 40-50cm to give them plenty of room. All directions should be on the ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 11:09AM, 06 May 2010
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Jes
Answer: Dear Jes, The pH is between 5.9 – 6.5
Answered: 11:24AM, 06 May 2010
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Wallace
Answer: Hi there Wallace, without knowing what kind of soil you have its hard to give you specific advice. There are plenty of plants that will grow in ful...
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Answered: 02:03PM, 07 May 2010
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Duncan
Answer: Dear Duncan, It is a shame your Ticouchina is not doing so well. Depending upon the amount of water you have been giving the plant it could be that...
Answered: 02:44PM, 10 May 2010