Protecting Plants From Pest Attacks

‘Hello Garden Doctor! Two weeks ago, a couple of our little white flower bushes by our swimming pool which are in raised circular potters started yellowing and slowly wilting/dying. We fertilized thinking it would help but instead they appear dead. We noticed ants going to and from forming a highway between two potters in front […]

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When Life Won’t Give You Lemons!

‘Good Morning Garden Doctor, I live up at UBUD and in our garden there is a very tired looking lemon tree. It was here when we got here but over the past few years it seems to be producing less and less. We’ve had numerous bug infestations lately in the past two years, I think […]

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Grass on Clay

Dear Garden Doctor, Would you know what is the easiest way to prepare clay soil or improve it before planting my buffalo turf grass for a small courtyard area? My wife and I for the past two years have been struggling with getting the grass to fully take in the front courtyard. Our backyard has […]

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How Can I Compost?

‘Dear Garden Doc, I want to begin composting but I have never done it before, do I really just throw all my food scraps in the compost bin and it’s that simple? I don’t really understand how composting works. I’ve read it’s the best way to make fertilizer to go on the garden. But my […]

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Growing Succulents and Cactus

‘Hi, if you could provide some information on how best to plant succulents. I’d be super grateful. We are planning on growing a succulent and cactus garden in pots, and out in the ground too in various parts of our garden. It is easy I hear to propagate new plants easily from cuttings with these […]

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Growing Guide for Orchids

Dear Garden Doctor, I have recently been given some orchids that have outgrown their old terracotta pots. What is the best way to care for them and best way to re-pot them, and which type of soil to use? What is best way to care for them and then get them to flower? Thanks for […]

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Rice Watering Garden

 ‘Dear Kris, I heard that after washing the rice water be used as a general fertilizer for plants and the garden? Do you think this is true or just an old wives tale? Rasheenayen, Bali. Well my mother-in-law swears by it, and as for myself I also water it around the garden. It seems to […]

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