Questions tagged: pruning

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Deb
Answer: Hi Deborah, To keep your mulberry tree healthy and producing a good crop, you will need to feed your tree with a good quality fertiliser especially...
Answered: 09:27AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Lynette
Answer: Dear Lynette, If your tree is producing such large and healthy fruit, I am assuming your tree is over 5 years old and is quite established. This b...
Answered: 10:33AM, 25 Nov 2009
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Beverley
Answer: Dear Beverley, There is a real art to the successful growing of raspberries. What I would suggest is that you look at a book called The Complete B...
Answered: 09:44AM, 01 Feb 2010
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vicki
Answer: Dear Vicki, Usually the Carob tree requires very little pruning once the framework is established. The best time for pruning is towards the end of...
Category: General
Answered: 12:09PM, 07 Apr 2010
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Judy
Answer: Hi Judy, Geralton Wax is a spreading bush that generally flowers in late Winter to early Spring. After flowering prune hard at least 1/3 of the pl...
Category: General
Answered: 02:02PM, 29 Jun 2011
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Klaus
Answer: Hi Klaus, It is possible to lightly prune the crab apple now, however it is easier to shape the tree during the winter months when the plant is dor...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 01:34PM, 21 Dec 2011
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Audrey
Answer: Hi Audrey, The dwarf nectarines will not need to be pruned as vigorously as a normal nectarine. If you wish to remove some inward facing shoots to...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 02:48PM, 22 Jun 2012
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Luke
Answer: Hi Luke, If your experiencing hot weather at the moment them its better to prune grandually to reduce the shock to the tree so pruning slightly all...
Category: General
Tags: pruning
Answered: 09:07AM, 18 Dec 2014
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Deacon
Answer: If you are going to prune a mulberry tree it is best to do it when it is dormant in winter. You should try to limit your pruning to dead, diseased...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: Mulberry, pruning
Answered: 02:58PM, 12 Mar 2015
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Beverley
Answer: You should prune hydrangea as soon as the flowers begin to fade. To keep the plant vigorous selectively prune out the dead and weak stems, don’t pr...
Category: General
Answered: 09:39AM, 13 Mar 2015
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aaina
Answer: It is always best to prune deciduous trees when they are dormant, as when they are actively growing pruning them will cause them significant stress...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 03:38PM, 27 Mar 2015
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Max
Answer: Tibouchina’s are an attractive plant and are a great addition to the garden. To encourage bushy growth give them a hard prune after flowering...
Category: General
Answered: 11:32AM, 31 Mar 2015
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Rodney
Answer: After you have pruned your roses back for the winter we suggest you spray the stem and the soil beneath the bush with Yates Lime Sulfur. This will ...
Category: Roses
Answered: 04:16PM, 11 May 2015
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Rod
Answer: Roses are best pruned in winter while they are dormant. You can start to prune about now (May) depending on where you are in the country. Straight ...
Category: Pests
Answered: 02:54PM, 28 May 2015
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vikki
Answer: The first thing to you before you prune anything is to make sure your secateurs are clean and sharp. Start pruning by removing old unproductive can...
Category: Roses
Answered: 03:25PM, 18 Jun 2015
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Sue
Answer: Azaelas are a great addition to the garden with their attractive flowers. They do need to be pruned to make a dense bush or hedge. Pruning will eno...
Category: General
Tags: azaela, pruning
Answered: 07:40PM, 07 Sep 2015
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Judy
Answer: Photinia’s are a great hedging plant but if you don’t trim them they can be thing and leggy. You should start to trim the photinia afte...
Category: General
Answered: 05:30PM, 03 Dec 2015
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Lucy
Answer: Hi Lucy, You could give your passionfruit a tidy by pruning the smaller tendril shoots but not the main stems. try some potash and some blood and b...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: pruning
Answered: 08:04AM, 07 Jan 2016
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Betty
Answer: Hi Betty, Originally native to Mediterranean region, Lavender loves growing in sunny position and well drained soil. It is a drought tolerant plant...
Category: General
Answered: 02:01PM, 08 Jan 2016
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Lyn
Answer: Hello Lyn, Your White Sapote would be best pruned during its most dormant period, which in most areas would be late winter. As long as there is a b...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: pruning, Sapote
Answered: 04:24PM, 16 Jan 2016
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Val
Answer: Hello Val, It is important that, if the tree is anywhere near power lines, you have a qualified arborist carry out the task for you, if safe to do ...
Category: General
Tags: banksia, pruning
Answered: 05:33PM, 10 Apr 2016
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Jennifer
Answer: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for contacting us regarding gardenia. It is one of my favorite summer flowering shrub, the blossom should reach the end of i...
Answered: 08:31AM, 15 Apr 2016
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Duncan
Answer: Hello Duncan, Thank you for contacting Yates with your enquiry. I would recommend leaving the pruning until the coolest time of year in your area, ...
Answered: 12:45AM, 09 May 2016
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Jamie
Answer: Hello Jamie, I wouldn’t recommend pruning more than a third off the plant at the one time, this species has been known to die off completely ...
Category: General
Answered: 02:19AM, 08 Sep 2016
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Ruth
Answer: Hi Ruth, Thank you for contacting Yates. Your poor Westringia has probably seen better days. The excessive rain and possibly poor drainage would be...
Category: General
Answered: 05:51PM, 26 Sep 2016
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Simon
Answer: Hi Simon, Thank you for contacting Yates. Pinus radiata can be lightly pruned or shaped at least once a year to keep their shape. You will need to ...
Answered: 10:43AM, 01 Nov 2016
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Jenny
Answer: Hi Jenny, Thank you for contacting Yates. The best time to trim your Grevillea is after it has finished flowering. This way it has more energy to p...
Category: General
Answered: 02:02PM, 27 Jan 2017
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Tim
Answer: Hi Tim, Thank you for contacting Yates. Sounds like your Gardenia is going through transplant shock which may take up to 12 months. Yes, you can pr...
Category: Potting Plants
Tags: pruning, gardenia
Answered: 11:43AM, 19 May 2017
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Kris
Answer: Hi Kris, Thank you for contacting Yates. Typically to prune back a pony tail palm, only the leaves are cut back to give it help give it shape. We h...
Category: General
Answered: 01:46PM, 23 Jul 2017
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Sohrab
Answer: Hello Sohrab, Pruning climbing roses can be challenging. One major factor is whether the rose repeat flowers through the warmer weather or only blo...
Category: Roses
Answered: 09:32PM, 30 Jul 2017