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Joined: 28/02/14 Updated: 28/02/14 Frost:
Location: Wamboin


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Manual pole saw - You don't want to know! Get an electric one or a petrol powered one. (It's a saw on the end of a pole, that you can use to cut high branches while still standing on the ground.)..9 days 21hrs
Avocado plant diagnosis3 - We may not be the best people to ask. Is your water salty? It looks to me like the decline isn't recent so perhaps you have been watering it with water a bit saltier than it might like over a longer period. I wouldn't be fertilising..9 days 21hrs
Durian2 - Don't buy it. They come in frozen, don't taste of anything at all and the seeds aren't viable. I bought one once and it was like eating unsweetened papier mache...16 days 2hrs
Gem avocado daughter of gwen - Hi GASN - Most of us have learned over the years that you can't keep and plant all the seeds you get hold of, but the chances of getting a useful seed from Australia to Orlando are about zero. Check out a local cafe which does avocado on toast or ..25 days 3hrs
Blackbean seeds and pods - Over to you Trikus. You have a million of those seeds and pods and sometimes send stuff to Europe. I think they could get started during the european summer and stay alive in greenhouses...47 days 16hrs
Blackbean seeds and pods - That's a little obscure. Do you want them overseas or in Australia. They are pretty common in parts of Australia, but where are you?..53 days 21hrs
Bread fruit seedling - Your Zen master has set you an impossible task...184 days 20hrs
Jackfruit tap root - No, but trees often don't have a tap root after they get going, where the water table is too high or the soil is too shallow. The tree will develop a healthy adventitious root system as long as the main roots aren't too bunched up when you plant it out...189 days 1hrs
Flying dragon compatability - I think flying dragon is a US name for Poncirus trifoliata, which we normally just call "e;trifoliata"e; when we are talking/writing about citrus rootstocks. It is a citrale, not a citrus, generally compatible with citrus species, (but not eurek..221 days 20hrs
Transplanting bonsai fig - I'd be sad to see a thirty year old bonsai destroyed like that. They aren't a lot of work but take a long time to produce. Couldn't you give it to someone who appreciates it as a bonsai. It is easy to get a native fig like a Moreton Bay, Benjamin..247 days 5hrs
Avocado tree in transplant shock - Oh! I'd be in despair by now but there is still a small chance. Remove all the leaves, keep it warm and moist and about 50% shade. Don't bother trying to keep any laminae, but leave some petioles because they protect the axillary buds and axillaries..286 days 20hrs
Avocado tree in transplant shock - Not enough information. How big is it? As a general observation, in an emergency relocation like that it would usually be wise to remove almost all the foliage or preferably cut all leaf laminae back almost to the petiole to reduce transpiration sur..287 days 8hrs
Apple branch squeezed - That doesn't look too bad to me, but how does that branch feature in your overall plan for that tree? I'd probably be inclined to leave it. Plants don't heal but they do overgrow damage like that and a young tree will quickly cover minor damage earl..365 days 20hrs
Mandarin fruit1 - Bunnings isn't all that bad, though they do sell something as "e;lemon grass"e; which is not Cymbopogon citratus and will someday be reported to the ACCC for it. (I think it's a genuine mistake because I warned their previous supplier and they ..371 days 9hrs
Pruning fig - Figs bear their fruit on new growth. Why do you want to reduce the base for the new growth? If you want to shape it or keep it small, bear in mind that pruning encourages a plant to start growing, so very late winter is going to be less disruptive t..408 days 22hrs


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