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Citrus Bud Mites and Rust Mites

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Various citrus mites can be the cause of deformed flowers, deformed leaves, distorted fruit, grey or rusty foliage and discoloured fruit. The mites themselves cannot be seen by the naked eye as they are microscopic in size. If these pests occur on your fruit trees, control them by spraying with Searles Wettable Sulphur. You may need to repeat spray to ... Read More »

Citrus Gall Wasp – insects on plants

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The gall wasp causes swollen lumps in the young stems and branches. The female wasp lays her eggs in the young, soft twigs and as the wasp larvae develop, the plant grows extra cells around the wound. The result is a distorted lump in the branch. The wasps lay their eggs from spring to summer, but the galls are generally ... Read More »

4 Solutions for common indoor plant problems

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SYMPTOM 1 – Leaves yellowing with margins Possible cause – Soil too dry Solution – Water thoroughly. If brown or dense tips and potting mix does not absorb water, apply Searles Penetraide® Re-Wetting Granules and water again. SYMPTOM 2 – Leaves gradually pale into yellow and brown, particularly on side nearest to light/window. Possible cause – Too bright/direct Solution – Sun scorch or light Relocate plant ... Read More »

Cheerful Sunflowers

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Sunflowers are the most cheerful of flowers and make you feel like smiling when they open up to greet the sun. They are a great flower for little gardeners as they’re easy to grow, require little care and feel overwhelming when your under 100cm tall! When & where to plant To give your sunflowers the best start, prepare the garden ... Read More »

How to Grow Poinsettia

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There is nothing finer than the sight of a poinsettia blooming naturally. The hot red colour of its bracts never fail to liven and its famous red and green foliage has become an important part of Christmas tradition. But did you know that in Australia the poinsettia is artificially coaxed into its flamboyant floral displays for Christmas, preferring to flower ... Read More »