I have 20 5 ft pittosporums in a long hedge and the Plumber says they are the worse possible trees to plant as the roots will Get into pipes?
They aren't the worst, but they are very bad to plant anywhere within around 2 meters of pipes and foundation. I would opt for something else in that area, since 20 of these shrubs will likely great damage to the pipes in the area.
We have been invaded by oak moths and they are swirling in the hedge, are they eating the hedge?I thought oak moths only ate oak leaves? Will the hedge grow back? Any suggestions appreciated! Thank you
They are, normally, found eating Oaks. They will eat other plants, too. Here are some articles that will help:
Hello, I have two Miss Muffet plants in my garden and they don't look very well, is it possible for you to look at attached images and recommend what I need to give to them please.
They look like they are getting too much intense sun. Watering more and mulching around the plants should help. Can you move them to an eastern exposure?
Here is more about their care:
The leaves are turning brown but the bark still looks intact. Do I need to remove the leaves, trim it back? I live in San Antonio, Texas.
It is hardy in your zone so it should come back. I wouldn't remove the leaves just yet, you might get another cold snap. Here is info on cold damaged plants:
if I buy 1 gallon plants that are 6-8 inches how many would I need for a 30 foot bed
This article should help to figure that out:
Black spot running rampant on lemmwoods
This will need to be treated by fungicides. Diplocarpon rosae disease is easy to control, and will require prevention, mostly.
Please help! I just planted new 5-gallon silver sheens. Three of them got crispy and died, so I replaced them. Of the new ones, the one that is in full sun every day is starting to get dried, crispy leaves. I’ve been watering them quite a bit since they’ve only been in the ground about 10-14 days (nursery told me the new plants would need a lot of water) and it’s been close to 100 degrees in LA. 'By quite a bit' I mean spraying each one with a hose for 30 seconds (daily) and running a drip irrigation for 30 mins every other day. I’ve been watering the crispy one extra, but it seems like I’m losing :(
You don't need to spray the leaves of the plant. Plants do better with deep, regular watering than frequent, light watering. Make sure the 30 minutes on the drip irrigation is long enough to water deeply and not just surface-wet the area.
I would treat with a fungicide, and let the soil dry out between waterings. Here are some articles that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/pittosporum/growing-japanese-pittosporum.htm https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm