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Why does my Red Acer plant look like it has twigs but no leaves?

I have two Red Acer plants. They were both young and small when I bought them last year. I did find some bugs on the branches of the green one, so I sprayed them with bug spray. The one with the green ...
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Which cultivar is this purple Cattleya Aliance orchid?

This was a gift and does not have an ID tag! What is the name of this hybrid?
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Is it possible to verify that my “organic” landscaper isn't sneaking synthetic fertilizers and/or pesticides onto my property?

A lot of companies offer "organic" programs for lawn and landscape care. I have listened to a lot of cynics say that all of them sneak prohibited chemicals onto the landscape to deliver results (...
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Tree growing back after being removed

Our tree snapped into last spring and we had it removed and they ground it I believe with a machine. I saw what I thought was a weed growing in it's place two month's ago which was about 2 to 3 ...
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499 views

What's causing small black dots and holes in the leaves of my potted vegetable plants?

We planted a bunch of vegetables in different pots for the first time this year. We haven't used any pesticides or fertilizers on them. We've been noticing little black dots on the pots we planted ...
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235 views

What is this tiny plant with yellow orchid-like flowers?

This stem holds 9 tiny orchid-like flowers, some still yet to open. The leaves only measure approx 2cm long, and it looks like little tendrils coming at leaf/stem joint. It is in my garden in ...
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Recommended Gardening books for Toddlers?

We live in an apartment with a small balcony. I've decided to start a small container garden to teach my two year old about gardens and taking care of plants. she's very excited. does any one ...
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157 views

What type of hose connector will fit my kitchen tap?

I am trying to connect my garden hose to my kitchen tap which looks like this. I foolishly bought http://www.hozelock.com/watering/hose-fittings/connect-to-tap/2177---indoor-round-tap-connector....
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Why aren't my young plants growing, even with proper nutrition?

The top picture is a gardenia plant I purchased back in February of this year. It looks healthy, and the leaves are all green, but for some odd reason, it remains the same height, and nothing much has ...
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158 views

What are these shallow markings on my chili leaves?

I had some green aphids, and killed them with an acetamiprid based insecticide. Everything after that seemed fine until recently. Some whiteflies started showing and I treated those with a mixture of ...
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58 views

How do I turn a plastic stock tank into a vermicomposter?

We have a Rubbermaid, plastic stock-tank. It has an unfixable crack in it and we've been saving it incase we could find a future use for it. I've just started getting into composting and I plan to ...
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Should my Gaillardia be emerging by now, in Zone 6?

I live in Massachusetts, Zone 6. Last July I bought a beautiful Gaillardia Arizona Sun. It bloomed all summer and into the fall. According to what I was told, as well as my online research, it's a ...
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365 views

Corkscrew Willow Bark Peeling and Bugs

We have a Corkscrew Willow tree which currently has bark peeling off. We took the rest of the bark off to allow the tree to dry (to prevent moisture in the tree). I was wondering if we need to spray ...
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Should I trim dead shoots from a Croton grown as a houseplant?

I have a potted plant that started growing some new shoots. However, I think they died. Should I just leave them alone, or try to trim them, remove them, etc? The plant is a croton.
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Can I plant the Lychee plant from the Fruit Seed ?

I am not a pro at gardening or farming, and some people do tell me not to plant seeds from the fruit, and rather buy them and plant them. But what do you guys think about planting Lychee Fruit seeds ...
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removing Italian cypress

My backyard has about ten Italian cypress trees which are 25 feet tall. I plan to cut them down but my backyard does not have an enough space to make the entire trees fall down. So, the trees should ...
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455 views

What hole spacing for a pvc watering system?

I'm making a pvc watering system for my garden based off of a youtube video. I have all the pipes and I'm ready to assemble. I have a roughly 20'x20' garden and based on the video, I bought a water ...
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58 views

Are Scaffolding Nets are good options to put on my Trees to protect them from Birds and Squirrels?

I was recently planning to buy some bird netting to protect my trees from Birds and Squirrels, but found a cheaper alternative , "Scaffolding Net" I have never seen or touched one , in a close up ...
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Holes in hardy kiwi leaves

On my balcony I have just planted my hardy kiwi. I found that some leaves, particularly smaller ones, have holes: I'm using universal soil (ph 5.5-6.5). I'm watering it everyday as the flowerpot is ...
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How can I reuse soil that mixed with crushed stone? (overall moderate content of crushed stone and brownish color)

I just removed an old shed from my property. It had a base made of layers as following: -first layer: gravel -second layer: crushed stone -third layer: precast concrete slabs It din not have the ...
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Pepper tree suffering, leaves drying out at the tops, apparently from cold and wind

We have a pepper tree, about 7 to 8 feet tall, that has never been totally well but this winter it started doing especially badly. It appears weak in general, and it is drying out from the tops. In ...
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What are some good organic repellents to keep squirrels away from fruit on trees?

I am aware that there are a lot of articles on how to keep squirrels away from trees. Some of the suggestions include Owl statues, guns, organic repellent, and moth balls. I don't want to shoot them ...
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146 views

Why do tomato plants in stores still have healthy looking cotyledons?

I was at a couple of different stores recently that were selling tomato plants and saw some more from another nursery that still had green and healthy looking cotelydons (seed leaves) on them even ...
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Transplanting vegetables that don't yet have a good root base

I have some plants that I have started growing indoors, specifically jalapeño peppers and Walla Walla sweet onions. I am worried that the containers I have them in are too small for them to develop ...
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364 views

Why isn't my periwinkle flowering?

Here is my periwinkle. I watered it twice a day. Its hot weather here it Bangladesh. This plant is producing a lots of seeds but no flowers.
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713 views

What are the tiny white bugs on my spinach and how should I treat them?

They don't look like the images of aphids I see when I search Google. They don't move much and are about the size of a strawberry seed or sesame seed. What are they, what's a good treatment for them, ...
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194 views

Tiny black flecks on squash and okra

What are tiny, size is the size of a tip of a needle, black flecks on squash and okra plants? What needs to be done to save the plants?
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82 views

What happen after nepenthes has flower

I live in Thailand and have my pet plant Nepenthes growing. I'm still immature so the pitcher mostly dried out but still it grows a bunch of flowers But I don't know what will happen after that. Will ...
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Greywater gravity irrigation control\float valve

I am using a large trashcan as a greywater reservoir using a few bulkhead fittings. I need a valve or float combination that will empty it when full. It needs to hold the drain open until the water ...
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263 views

Problem pulling the cord on my Honda GCV160e

I have a GCV160E Honda lawn mower engine. changed the oil and checked the spark plug and filter and sprayed penetrating oil round the linkages and the blade and left if for 48 hrs. I started it on ...
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121 views

How do I deal with grass seed blown into a garden bed?

With the recent high winds a lot of the grass seed that we put down five days ago for a new lawn has been blown onto fresh new flower beds. Do you have any tips on how best to remove them? The soil is ...
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344 views

Can you please identify this houseplant that has long floppy leaves?

Long green, floppy leaves with spotty undersides.
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Can I use unused pine bedding as mulch in my potted outdoor plants?

My hamster recently died and I have lots of pine bedding left over. Is it possible to use unused pine bedding as mulch for the potted plants in my garden?
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Why did my Agave plants stop growing shortly after sprouting?

I planted some agave seeds about two months ago, which sprouted into 4 or 5 little 0.5 to 1 inch sprouts within a couple of weeks. However, they haven't grown at all since then. I water them about 1/3 ...
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How can I tell if a tool I'm holding is well made?

One time I purchased a hand trowel, it was pretty cheap so I didn't expect too much from it. But as soon as I tried to use it, the pressure from lifting the dirt out of the ground broke the wooden ...
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138 views

Why is my Schefflera losing healthy looking leaves?

I bought two scheffleras from a grocery store a few days ago. I've never had this type of plant before, so I'm unsure of what is normal for it or not. One seems to be doing better than the other. The ...
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88 views

Can I dig up a wilting Begonia in the garden and turn it into a houseplant?

I live in Massachusetts and have some begonias that have been very happy all summer planted in a mostly shady area of my garden. The recent cold nights have caused the flowers to fall and the leaves ...
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205 views

What is the optimal LED wattage for a single bell pepper plant?

I plan on topping it to keep the canopy wide. I am most concerned with getting an LED fixture that doesn't fully activate photosynthesis. Granted I know that wattage isn't the best way to determine ...
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95 views

Can anyone tell me what this plant is? [duplicate]

I cannot find out what this plant is called. It blooms bright red leaves that eventually turn green.
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311 views

What's the best way to transplant Malva sylvestris Zebrina?

This is a follow-up question concerning Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'. The plant has grown from seeds to more than 50 cm in height. I did not expect such a large specimen and would like to keep it around ...
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What could be keeping Crepe Myrtles from flowering?

3 mature (8-10') Crepe Myrtles (var. Raspberry Sundae) were installed approximately 4 years ago on a property on the south fork of Long Island. They seem to be thriving, and grow well each year. ...
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171 views

When does red clover (cover crop) go to seed?

This seems like a silly question, but I'm struggling to find an answer on google. When does red clover go to seed? I am planting it now, in combination with Italian Rye, as a cover crop. When do I ...
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110 views

What's flying around my basil? [closed]

I have a large pot of basil growing in my yard. The other day, I was cutting leaves for pesto, the first few minutes were ok, then a small black and silver (grey?) bee-like insect accompanied me (like ...
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271 views

Why are my hydrangea flowers dying, but the leaves look OK?

I bought some Hydrangeas in pots in full flower. They were then left un-watered. They are now suffering from dead flowers but the leaves look OK. It is now August in North Yorkshire. Any ideas what I ...
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77 views

What are some good plant suggestions for a cool climate in an apartment? [duplicate]

I'm staying in an apartment which has no balcony (it's a single bedroom house). I want some flowers/houseplants which do not require much sunlight or space. Can some one suggest any plants? The ...
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97 views

What is this small white spathed plant in southeast Pennsylvania woodland?

This plant was definitely not there last year. It is about 10" tall, and has only two leaves. It looks a lot like a peace lily, but obviously, those aren't naturalized in my area. I would like to know ...
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56 views

Plant Identification in China

I picked up these plants from various people when I moved here (Chengdu, China). I was wondering if anyone knows what plants these are (5 unidentified plants in total). I've linked it to my blog post ...
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91 views

What is this plant that sprouted when I planted pepper seeds?

I thought I had bought shishito pepper seeds and this grew. What is it?
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888 views

How do I get rid of sand spurs?

How do I get rid of sand spurs? These suckers pop up all over my lawn around this time of year, and I'm not sure how to get rid of them other than constantly pulling them out. Obviously I can't use a ...
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454 views

Is there a drinksafe Y-connector for garden hoses?

Most brass connectors contain lead. Can anyone point me to the most durable type of y-connector to buy to water my garden that will not inject any lead or harmful plastics into the water stream? I am ...

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