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Lembacurculigo latifolia - Young palm grass starts to zoom with a mulch of fine coconut fibre. Might work for lemba too...22 days 5hrs
Grevillea robusta - I have noted a number of the trees declining after about that time. Usually about 30 years.Maybe they prefer better than average drainage in the soil. Maybe it is about the average lifespan. What say ye aussies ..24 days 24hrs
Fruit trees in a retaining wall - The black sapote and citrus tend to need more soil volume than what is on offer. Make sure the B/S is a grafted one and that the citrus are on dwarfing rootstock I would say. They will stay as small trees so you can manage them easier than big trees. You..26 days 6hrs
Monk fruit - I have looked into that too. The seeds inside dried fruit are pretty much entirely incinerated. Whatever good in the fruit are just about all to cinders. There are a few seed suppliers overseas that sell seeds. I dont know about Australia but they are not..33 days 2hrs
The best potting mixsoil mixes for large - If you are using a potting mix with lots of organic material such as bark, peat, soil, compost they will eventually break down and the result is poor drainage. So if the plant is going to stay in the pot for a long time, or if it cant tolerate wet roots,..42 days 4hrs
Do you remember me - If you want to contact the nursery, click on CONTACT on left side of page...55 days 5hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in melbourne - The bolivian fuchsia is a noxious weed in parts of NZ and has been banned from propagating and selling. You could be introducing a nightmare to your neighbourhood and beyond. It has no use in the edibility ratings. There are many kiwis frantically trying ..57 days 5hrs
Growing tropicals in adelaide - Shop bought coconuts without a husk can often grow if conditions are warm enough. Outside the tropics you need a heatboard and greenhouse to start it. A coconut was established outdoors in NZs far north in wild shrubbery of sand dune near to a beach. It ..68 days 18hrs
Currant grape vine - If you have a hot dry ripening season for grapes , when the fruit are fully ripe then snip the stems before the bunches so no more sap can get to the bunches. Leave the stem and bunches right where they are on the vine. They will Dry-on-the-Vine.If your c..76 days 4hrs
Red bayberry - If you have only one tree you wont get any fruit as male and female flowers on separate trees. You could wait to find what it is and then graft a mate onto a branch. Or get more seeds. It can also be grafted onto waxberry ( Myrica cerifera) which may s..76 days 8hrs
Compost bugs - Sometimes we get larvae in our compost of the hover fly. (in NZ) Specially when there is lots of grass clippings all soggy. They are a very useful fly in the garden. They appear friendly too as they will happily land on an outstretched finger if you wa..78 days 18hrs
Jakfruit on the far south coast - Osage orange, Maclura pomifera. ..97 days 20hrs
Soursop tree not bearing fruit - TO FRUIT CHERIMOYA, To get fruit first you need flowers . If flowers arent forthcoming, there is a way of bringing them on. The problem is that most leafing and flower buds are inside the leafstalk?stem area and cant push out. First nip off the top of th..99 days 3hrs
Transplanting fruit trees - It is a big shock shifting any tree. It is uaually done in stages . Firstly cut two parallel trenches either side of the tree. Some time later ( at least a few weeks?) then cut the last two sides of the tree so that the trench completely surrounds it. A f..105 days 3hrs
Feijoa not fruiting - I have noticed In Auckland all feijoas are inclined towards prompt and copious bearing yet going further north the bearing decreases. Also in Auckland tropical guavas are marginal but bear better going further north. If you cant get feijoas fruiting t..114 days 4hrs


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