There are a lot of potting mixes on the market. Some are good but expensive, others cheap but very poor quality and best not used as they can be quite toxic to the plant roots and burn the white root tips (the growing parts that take in water and n

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Good or Bad Fungi

Everywhere in nature there are an enormous load of Fungi and Bacteria floating in the air all around us, as well as lying on the ground just waiting for a gust of wind to lift it up into the air.No one takes any notice of this heavy load of micro-organisms until they get hay fever or asthma, or it causes a disease to some of their prized plants leaving a particular mark on the plant. These marks help identify the disease and what fungicide will be effective to treat the disease and not damage the plants.

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Most people think the plant roots they see sticking out of the ground, or just under the ground, are the roots supplying the plant with food and water. These roots are only there to keep the plant in the ground. The bigger the plant (eg. a tall tree) the bigger, deeper and wider will the big roots go to hold that tree upright in the ground.

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The grey leaves on plants are covered in small upright hairs that trap moisture next to the leaf thereby reducing the amount of water the leaf looses. A leaf will evaporate water from its surface as it gets swept by any breeze, which sucks the wate

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Wattles get a bad rap!

Many people accuse Wattles of causing Hay Fever and Asthma. This is unfair as their bright yellow flowers, perfume, and a tree in full bloom, occur when a lot of people get Hay Fever or Asthma, and SO they blame Wattle for causing the problem. NO

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