Questions tagged: what action to take

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Eddie
Answer: Hi Eddie, Broad beans start flowering at a certain time in their life cycle, based on height and number of leaves. However, at present it is too e...
Answered: 12:52PM, 19 Sep 2012
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steph
Answer: Hi Steph, Thank you for sending the photo. It looks like your lettuce are heavily infested with thrips. This pest is a sap sucking insect and can...
Answered: 12:52PM, 29 Nov 2012
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Ferry
Answer: Hi Ferry, I don’t think you have too much to worry about. When plants are taken out of a pot and transplanted into the ground, they quite of...
Answered: 11:04AM, 04 Jan 2013
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Trevor
Answer: Hi Trevor, Could it be ‘quince fleck’ that is infecting your tree. This disease presents itself as black spots with grey centres on th...
Answered: 09:43AM, 10 Jan 2013
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Zeba
Answer: Hi Zeba, You have done exactly the correct thing in digging up the curl grubs in your vege garden and disposing of them. We don’t recommend u...
Answered: 04:12PM, 19 Mar 2013
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Alexandra
Answer: Hi Alexandra, If the stems of the tomato seedlings are being chewed off at ground level, it is likely to be cutworm that is doing the damage. You ...
Answered: 12:34PM, 19 Aug 2013
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george
Answer: Hi George, There is no easy answer. The roots that are there will be competition for the roots of your vegetables. It would be best to either rai...
Answered: 04:22PM, 03 Sep 2013
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Joanne
Answer: Hi Joanne, Stink bugs are ‘bad guys’ but this bug is a different shape to a bronze orange bug. It is a shield bug. If there are not m...
Answered: 10:22AM, 01 Oct 2013
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Lorraine
Answer: Hi Lorraine, I can appreciate when you first planted the palms, the garden bed being 800mm would have seemed to be quite large. Now that the palms ...
Answered: 03:11PM, 10 Oct 2013
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Hailey
Answer: Hi Hailey, What you will need to do is straight away hose the weed n feed product off the grass. If you do this straight away, it is unlikely to...
Answered: 10:19AM, 11 Dec 2013
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Ursula
Answer: Hi Ursula, Sorry to hear that you have a problem with your leucospermum. From the photo you posted, I can see that it is wilting but other than th...
Answered: 10:24AM, 16 Jan 2014
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Paula
Answer: Hi Paula, Holes in the trunk of your fig tree could indicate borer damage. Amazingly, trees can survive even if they are suffering with borer atta...
Answered: 02:38PM, 17 Jan 2014
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Diane
Answer: Hi Diane, Some of the leaves do look burnt, and it is likely to be the case especially as we have been experiencing extreme temperatures recently i...
Answered: 11:57AM, 29 Jan 2014
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Matt
Answer: Hi Matt, This could well be collar rot that has infected your mango tree. This disease is caused by a soil-inhabiting fungus. The first symptom i...
Answered: 03:32PM, 30 Jan 2014
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Jenny
Answer: Hi Jenny, The way the weather is these days, it can still be hot in late March which is not ideal for transplanting. The camellia would be carryin...
Answered: 04:30PM, 18 Feb 2014
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Janine
Answer: Hi Janine, I can appreciate your situation not wanting to harm your neighbour’s Murraya but then on the other hand, not wanting the roots inv...
Answered: 10:50AM, 18 Mar 2014
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Brian
Answer: Hi Brian, It is more likely that it is the amount of water that is being dumped around the root system of the mini murrayas that is causing the pro...
Answered: 10:39AM, 15 Apr 2014
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JULIE
Answer: Hi Julie, It could just be that one of the rhododendrons is taking a little longer to settle in. As you can image, plants do go into shock once th...
Answered: 12:21PM, 22 Apr 2014
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Robyn
Answer: Hi Robyn, A seaweed solution will certainly help your plants to recover. I am sure you will have move them to a protected spot now. It is a pity ...
Answered: 12:47PM, 14 May 2014
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Peter
Answer: Hi Peter, It sounds like the trees you have planted have done extremely well over the last 7 years to be now 5 metre tall. They obviously like the ...
Answered: 03:33PM, 08 Jul 2014
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Katrina
Answer: Hi Katrina, It sounds like your nodding violet has gone through a stressful time in the past few weeks. The best action you can take for your plan...
Answered: 04:14PM, 28 Jul 2014
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cherie
Answer: Hi Cherie, From your description, unfortunately it does sound like borer damage. It is the larvae of the longicorn beetle that does the damage. Th...
Answered: 11:11AM, 08 Aug 2014
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margaret
Answer: Hi Margaret, What a shame this is happening to your broad beans just now as they are starting to flower. It sounds like a fungal problem called cho...
Answered: 10:52AM, 21 Aug 2014
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harnam
Answer: Hi Harnam, Sorry to hear that you have problems growing your tomatoes each year. It is true, they can be susceptible to a number of fungal problem...
Answered: 03:24PM, 21 Aug 2014
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Alan
Answer: Hi Alan, This looks more like a travellers palm. It is not really the type of plant that you can prune as you will end up ruining the shape. I ha...
Answered: 04:27PM, 10 Sep 2014
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Alan
Answer: Hi Alan, Your tree is only 3 years old. I wouldn’t take to it with a chainsaw. In fact it is far better to allow the tree to develop a stro...
Answered: 03:19PM, 16 Oct 2014
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lisa
Answer: Hi Lisa, Although tomatoes require 6 hours of sunlight to produce a good crop, excessive temperatures can certainly affect a successful yield. I am...
Answered: 01:42PM, 20 Apr 2015
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Tracy
Answer: Hi Tracy, There is a fungal disease called ‘brown spot’which leaves brown spots on the leaves and fruit of mandarins. This fungus tends...
Answered: 01:46PM, 18 May 2015
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Jane
Answer: Hi Jane, Yes, I agree, your magnolia is not looking well. It is still a short time after transplanting, so I wouldn’t give up yet. The plant ...
Answered: 04:02PM, 26 May 2015
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Andrew
Answer: Hi Andrew, This looks to be more like a deficiency when looking at the photo of the leaves you have sent. It may be time to give your murraya hedg...
Answered: 04:22PM, 06 Jul 2015