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How do I plant vegies and fruits in pots?

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The key to success in pot planting is keeping the water up. Pots dry out far quicker than garden beds and even if your plants don’t die they will be in survival mode, concentrating on seed…

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I have seen a few blister mites on my grape leaves, how can I get rid of them?

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Blister mites are very tiny mites belonging to a different family to the other common garden mites. Spray the dormant canes after pruning with Lime…

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My avocado stems and underside of leaves have a scale-like insect, how do I treat this?

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These are called scaled insects and can be treated with mineral spraying oil. Regularly check the stems for new infestation and spray at first sight. Spraying oil has a nil withholding…

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My fejijoa tree leaves have a few small holes in it, can you advise why and what can be done to combat this problem?

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The issue you are facing is known as leaf roller caterpillar. Young leaves get stuck together and/or have numerous small holes with a chewed appearance. If the leaves are stuck together the small caterpillar can usually be found between the…

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