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Bronzed over

Bronzed over

My camellias were decimated last year with an insect. I assume that’s what it is. Now it’s spreading to our roses. What is it and what can I do to stop it? Please help.

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Stranger things

Stranger things

Our gum tree has a strange growth on it, what is it and how do we treat it? Read More
Solve the mystery

Solve the mystery

You might be able to answer a mystery for me. I’ve seen two shrubs in different states that look the same but with different flower colours. They grow in very different climates, but look easy to grow, yet, I’ve never seen them for sale. What are they and why aren’t they in garden centres? Read More
Mellow yellow

Mellow yellow

Please help! I’ve tried Popul8, Whoflungdung and Seamungus but my gardenia hedges are still yellowing.

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By the seaside

By the seaside

I’ve heard there is a rose that grows close to the seaside. Is this true and is there one with white flowers?

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Purple Haze

Purple Haze

I keep planting purple carrots, purple cauliflowers and other purple vegies. But why are they better, and can you tell me how to safely stop grubs from eating my crops, please?

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Frantic about fruit fly

Frantic about fruit fly

I’ve tried to grow peaches and nectarines for years but I’m on the edge of pulling them out this year, that is unless you can give me some hope to control the wretched fruit fly? Read More
Tulipmania

Tulipmania

I loved your tulip display last year outside the Clubhouse garden. I’d like to try the same myself this year, any secrets? Read More
Clivia woes

Clivia woes

Every year I forget to protect my clivia from being decimated by a voracious grub. Can you tell me what to do please? Read More
Fancy finger limes

Fancy finger limes

I see prices for finger lime fruit are skyrocketing! Why is this happening when, I believe, they are a native tree? Read More
Hey Spud

Hey Spud

We’ve been buying Kipfler potatoes for years and wondering if we can grow them at home? Read More
Fig foibles

Fig foibles

I was given a cutting of a reputed excellent fruiting fig tree three years ago. It grew quickly but no fruit ever. What am I doing wrong? Read More
Curls and swirls

Curls and swirls

I have a small lemon tree in a pot that is looking very sick. Many of the leaves are curled and some have a distinctive swirling pattern on them. What do I treat it with and could I give it a prune? Read More
Medinilla mystery

Medinilla mystery

Need a question answered, a triumph celebrated or a shoulder to cry on? We’re here to help. Read More
Intruder Alert

Intruder Alert

Can you please identify this weed and advise how to prevent it from spreading further? What weed killer I should use and when should I start treatment? My lawn is a mix of buffalo and kikuyu.

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All white now

All white now

How do you grow Eucharis lily; they are such exotic looking flowers?

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Just in time

Just in time

I remember seeing your photographs of the zinnias you grew last year, am I too late? Read More
Seeing red

Seeing red

I recently saw a photograph on your Instagram posting of a red-flowering paperback. It was very attractive. Any details, please?

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First time

First time

I’m waiting for my mail order dahlia tubers to arrive, what do I do next? By the way, I’ve never grown them before.

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Balled over

Balled over

I’ve grown several camellia seedlings collected from my old one and they are now flowering this winter. Many blooms are being attacked by an animal or insect causing the buds to split open. Can you help me please as I love growing these seedlings?

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Purple Mystery

Purple Mystery

I have a beautiful purple flowering plant and would love to know what it is. Can you please identify it?

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Get the edge

Get the edge

I visited a garden in Leura recently and saw a plant with variegated grassy leaves and blue flowers. It was used an edging plant. Do you know what it might be? Read More
Trick or treat

Trick or treat

I’ve seen a native groundcover she-oak at garden centres. Is this for real or a hoax? Read More
The need for feed

The need for feed

Can you fertilise native plants with both Bush Tucker and Seamungus at the same time? Is it too late to fertilise sasanqua camellias with Kahoona now? Should I fertilise my citrus plants now or wait till the fruit has been harvested? Also, should I fertilise the lawn now even though it is quite waterlogged? Read More
Lichen you a lot

Lichen you a lot

I just have a few strange things growing on my crab apples and I’m not
sure if it is harming them? Joe, Garden Clinic Member.

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Rare beauty

Rare beauty

Graham, you mentioned a rare camellia on 2GB recently called ‘Maiden’, can you tell me more about it please? Read More
Purple Reign

Purple Reign

I was fascinated by your visit to Gory’u Japanese Garden on Better Homes & Gardens TV and their Japanese maples. What do you think is the darkest purple-leaved Japanese maple? Read More
Rose Recovery

Rose Recovery

My standard Iceberg roses were fantastic until a few a months ago. I’ve tried everything to rejuvenate them but no luck. Read More
Net Gains

Net Gains

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Bountiful bougainvillea

Bountiful bougainvillea

As per my discussion with you via the phone last Friday, you indicated you were most interested to see our bougainvillea flourishing in the middle of winter. Read More
Lift your spirits

Lift your spirits

A couple of years ago, I heard Graham speaking about a new peony variety that was more suitable for the warmer climates such as Sydney. These peonies were called Itoh peonies and available from Van Diemen Bulbs (VDB) in Tasmania. Read More
Vision in white

Vision in white

This rose covered arbour was photographed at the beautiful Mayfield Gardens in Oberon. Do you know what it might be please? Read More
Avenue of Trees

Avenue of Trees

Can you please suggest a suitable tree for our long driveway? I’d like an autumn foliage tree, if possible. Everyone is planting ornamental pears, but I sense you’re worried about them long term. Read More
Indoor shrimp: Purple shrimp plant

Indoor shrimp: Purple shrimp plant

Many years ago, I saw an indoor plant in Hawaii they called a purple shrimp plant. Do you know what it might be and is it available here? It had patterned leaves and multi-coloured flowers.

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​Bug Watch: Helpful wasps

​Bug Watch: Helpful wasps

Early spring is the time to hang parasitic wasp (Encarsia formosa) cards up in new plantings of tomatoes and eggplant to protect these vegetables from white fly. 

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​Bug Watch: Woolly aphids

​Bug Watch: Woolly aphids

These insects are 2-4 mm in length, pear-shaped and often covered with white waxy filaments that give a fluffy appearance, as though they are covered with wool.

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​Mail Order Vegetable Seed Supplies

​Mail Order Vegetable Seed Supplies

We like to buy our vegetable seeds from trusted mail order seed companies, this way we get a considerable range of varieties for a lifetime of experimentation and flavour. Here are our favourites.

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10 things you didn’t know about fruit flies

10 things you didn’t know about fruit flies

Robin Powell reports from behind enemy lines on the fascinating, infuriating fruit fly.

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A lesson in clipped hedges

A lesson in clipped hedges

A hedge is many things. It can define areas of the garden; shield you from the curiosity of passersby; block ugly intrusions into your view; protect your privacy; offer favourite plants a green backdrop against which to dazzle; or simply give your garden a nestling sense of enclosure and cosy comfort. Here Graham Ross answers the most-asked questions on hedge cultivation and care.

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Best-ever roast potatoes

Best-ever roast potatoes

Want the best-ever roast potatoes? Simple, delicious and deeply comforting the humble roast spud is a must-have in the cook’s bag of tricks. Here are a few of our favourite versions.

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