Some of the leaves on my Gardenia have turned bright yellow and have
started to fall off.
The plants have dried out recently and need a good watering.
The same symptoms apply to indoor and outdoor ficus and citrus and
many other plants.
The leaves on my lemon and orange trees have all curled up and there
is little ‘tracks’ running through the leaves.
This is caused by the citrus leaf miner. Trim affected leaves and spray
trees with Pest Oil at the recommended rate on the label.
Some of my plants have a black film over the leaves and are a bit sticky.
The black film is sooty mould, both the mould and the stickiness is
caused by an insect either on this plant or a taller one above it. Aphids
and scale insects are the most likely culprits. Spray with Confidor
for aphids or Anti Scale if scale is the problem.
There is a block of units being built on our back boundary. What can
I plant to give me a very quick screen?
Some of the Lilly Pilly varieties will give a fast screen and will grow
from say 3 to 18 metres.
Smithii, Acmena Smithii minor, Syzgium Leuhmannii are a few that will
grow to about 4 – 5 metres. We have them available in small to
very larges sizes.
screen plants to consider are conifers such as Leightons green, Naylors
blue or Castlewellan gold.