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Answer: Hi Hendrik, Thank you for contacting Yates. This is a variety of Ficus elastica that has popped up there. These can be weedy in some areas and are ...
Category: General
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Answered: 12:20PM, 14 Oct 2018
Answer: Hi Hendrik, Thank you for contacting Yates. The weed that you have there is onion weed. It can spread from the bulbs and by seed and has a slight o...
Category: Weeds
Answered: 12:29PM, 14 Oct 2018
Answer: Hi Mary, Thank you for contacting Yates. Holes in leaves are usually caused by caterpillars. To help control them, we recommend spraying with Yates...
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:27PM, 14 Oct 2018
Answer: Thank you for contacting Yates. Lillypilly is a small tree that’s suitable to be planted along fence and retaining walls. You may need to kee...
Category: General
Answered: 08:09PM, 12 Oct 2018
Answer: Hi Tara, Thank you for contacting Yates. The tomato plant is suffering a bit there and there are a couple of things that we would recommend to alte...
Answered: 07:51PM, 10 Oct 2018