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11 Jan 2017
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Q. Hi, my strawberry plant leaves are browning and dying off. I planted them in strawberry mix, added strawberry food and water them often. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Jo.  A. It seems like you have done all the right things to start off... More
1 Dec 2016
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Q. Hi, what plant is the best to plant for cat repellent? They are using my garden to go toliet. Thanks, Kurnia. A. You could try planting curry plant, lemon balm or pennyroyal - available at garden centres. Cayenne pepper and chilli are two... More
29 Nov 2016
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Q. Hello, I wondered if you have any solutions for ants eating my strawberries. They are in their own space and the ground is covered in pea straw. I found one nest which I managed to destroy but still there are more ants! Any hints would be... More
1 Nov 2016
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Q. Hi, we have a few gardenias in our garden. They are all planted the same, however some have yellow leaves on them. I have bought the correct phosphate to put on the soil, but they are still going yellow. Can you please help me as I don’t... More
1 Nov 2016
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Q. Hi, what are the best ways of getting rid of moss from our lawn? I always use your products. I have previously used sulphate crystals, but the moss still returns each year. Thanks, Clive. A. Sulphate of Iron is the best solution to moss in... More
27 Oct 2016
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Q. Hi, my tomatoes have developed rot at the bottom of the fruit. My other plants appear to be okay. Can you please advise how to stop it affecting my tomatoes? Matt. A. The problem is blossom end rot which commonly affects tomatoes, capsicums... More
12 Oct 2016
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Q. Hi, my neighbours are concerned about the yellowing of the leaves on their Magnolia Michelias. I read that too much sun could be the cause, but the tree's against the house and faces south. What would you advise? Debbie. A. It is quite... More
5 Oct 2016
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Q. Hi Tui Team, can I transplant a lavender that is being crowded and not doing too well? Also what would the best position be? Thank you, Sylvia. A. Yes, there is still time to transplant lavender. Cut it back by a third and plant it in full... More
28 Sep 2016
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Q. I heard a radio interview where an apple tree grower suggested under planting the fruit trees with herbs in order to reduce weeds under the trees. Can you suggest suitable herbs to plant please? Thanks, Janice. A. This is a wonderful idea.... More
21 Sep 2016
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Q. Hi, can you advise after my spring bulbs have flowered do I need to keep the leaves until they naturally die down or can I cut them back? Also do I have to lift the bulbs each year or can they remain in the ground and still flower next year... More

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