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Shrub with white flowers and lemon-jasmine scent

We bought our house & neglected garden 1.5 years ago. Last spring a somewhat scraggy shrub surprised us with a few white flowers on two or three branches that had a very strong lemony, jasmine ...
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1answer
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What are these yellow, eight-petal flowers?

What are these yellow flowers? There are currently lots and lots of them (here in Central Europe, zone 6), mostly in the shade of large trees in a park environment. The flowers are approx. 2 cm in ...
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What is the best method/saw to cut through tough palm tree fronds with? (30-foot Queen Palms)

I have a pole saw with a typical pruning saw blade and it works great on fresh green palm fronds (which I really shouldn't be cutting, but I don't want them touching my roof line) but the ones that I ...
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1answer
60 views

Identify ant-like pests under rock

I turned up a rock just outside my house in the garden and found these ant-like creatures. Are these termites or ghost ants or what? And see the video
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1answer
43 views

How to grow vegetables from kitchen scraps?

I have heard a lot about growing vegetables from scraps e.g. using potato eyes, or sprouted garlic/onions to grow new vegetables. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with this? And ...
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When to transplant brassicas in legumes bed

I am growing sweet peas, broad beans and chickpeas for the summer, in an outdoor raised bed. I bought some nice organic broccoli, brussel sprouts and kale seeds for autumn-winter harvesting, and in my ...
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Can you use plastic mulch in the vegetable garden without drip irrigation?

I'm in usda hardiness zone 7a in NJ. Can you use plastic mulch for plants in the vegetable garden without drip irrigation or soaker hoses? If so how do you water plants with plastic mulch?
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Stimulate lower stem regrowth of pepper plant

I've got an indoor pepper plant that has already been through one harvest of 8 peppers. Nearing the end of the first harvest, many of the leaves on the lower stems died off. This may have been due to ...
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How do I remove moss from patio? [duplicate]

I have a stone patio outside my back door, built with (approx.) 12"x12" pavers. Each spring, moss grows up through the cracks between the bricks. I have scraped it off and dug it out as best I could ...
3
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1answer
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How do I separate two lawns?

I live in the Seattle area. My neighbor has a very nice lawn -- it's unnaturally green, other-worldly thick, and chemical-dependent. I'm going to overseed my lawn with a nice mix of microclover, rye ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to straighten an older tree that started crooked?

I have a pecan tree that is about 6 years old that is growing about 5 degrees off vertical. I've tried to stake it several times but to little effect. Currently I have a ratchet strap trying to pull ...
2
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1answer
52 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, ...
2
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1answer
17 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?
5
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1answer
57 views

Is total darkness acceptable for tomatoes to recover from transplant shock?

After re-potting tomato seedlings from plugs to larger pots (that they'll live in for about a month before they go out in the garden) it is recommended to let the plants recover from transplanting by ...
2
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2answers
103 views

How long does it take for plant roots to break down?

After a plant is removed/dies, how long does it take for the roots to break down if left in the soil? Do they eventually provide viable nutrients? In my mind I am mostly considering harvestable ...
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1answer
101 views

Is it bad practice to leave dead roots in soil?

Is leaving them in there better or worse than taking them out? What about for indoor vs outdoor? Is it okay to leave roots in a pot you plan to re-use soil for? In my mind I am mostly considering ...
7
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2answers
151 views

Is there actually such a thing as a ripe green pepper?

I grew what I thought was a green bell pepper (it was) from seeds that I grabbed out of a store bought green bell pepper but it ended up ripening to orange bell pepper. While doing some research ...
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2answers
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Does this orchid have a viable stem? If not, will it grow one if transplanted to a larger pot?

I received a Phalaenopsis Orchid as a Valentine's Day present. It was in a glass vase, and atop the straight stem, which was held to a support stick by a hair clip, were two lovely pink flowers. It ...
3
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1answer
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Apply iron(II) sulfate and dolomitic lime at the same time?

I have had good experiences with iron(II) sulfate and dolomitic lime for my lawn. They increase the green colour and prevent moss. However, I am uncertain whether I should avoid applying these two ...
3
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2answers
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What are the effects of keeping a clumping bamboo in a pot permanently?

I'm looking at buying a couple of 15 gallon Bambusa multiplex "Green Hedge" for privacy but want to keep them both contained and with the option of moving them around as other plants mature. If I ...
4
votes
3answers
48 views

What ate the leaves of my bell pepper plant?

I planted a sweet orange bell pepper plant last week in my garden bed, which was converted from a fire pit. It's only half a foot tall and hasn't flowered yet. One day, an entire leaf was chewed off. ...
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4answers
688 views

Which side of a dead branch should you prune?

The last few inches of a young branch on a fruit tree (several branches, several trees) are dead so I plan on cutting it off. Should I make the cut in the living section or dead section?
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1answer
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Problem with pot roses

My small roses have suddenly shown some problems. I recently transplanted them in a bigger pot, because they looked quite cramped in the old one. It's been very hot this days, so I am wondering if ...
3
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2answers
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What's happening to my tulips?

I recently transplanted some tulips bought at wilko, in a mixture of irish moss peat, compost and a little vermiculite. The last week has been unexpectedly hot, but I tried to water them regularly and ...
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How much water is needed using drip irrigation for Gold Mound hedge?

Using drip irrigation, how long and how often should a gold mound hedge in Tampa, FL be watered during the the summer months? Also, how often during the rest of the year?
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1answer
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Have I damaged my apple tree by cutting off a root?

I have just had an asbestos garage removed, and am having a shed put up in its place. The concrete base to the garage was cracked right through by my apple tree roots, the concrete has been removed ...
3
votes
1answer
25 views

What is a good watering schedule for an Argyroderma?

I have a small Argyroderma I picked up from the local plant store, but I'm not sure when and how much to water it. It is potted in a tiny (roughly 2" cube) pot that appears to be filled with a sandy, ...
5
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1answer
38 views

How to best care for redcurrants that were transplanted last autumn?

Last autumn I transplanted three, relatively young redcurrants which I had received from a neighbor because they had not prospered in her garden. One of them is now starting to grow green leaves ...
2
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1answer
29 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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Do you know of ways that help a plant to produce more flowers?

In Crocus sativus, or saffron crocus, the most commercially important part is stigma of flowers. Each plant produces one flower (so there is more than one plant in this picture) and each flower has ...
3
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2answers
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Cactus ID: Globular, multiple straight prominent ribs, spiny, somewhat wooly, fibrous root

I need help identifying one of my old neglected-so-far cacti. Unfortunately and somewhat deservedly, it has not flowered for me yet. It is the size of an apple (since I have treated it horribly, or ...
4
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1answer
71 views

What kind of tulip is this with pink flowers which resemble water lilies?

I suppose the picture (taken today in zone 6, Central Europe) shows some kind of tulips. Am I correct and if so what (hybrid) kind could it be?
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What are the pros and cons of bagged mulch versus city mulch?

For the last several years, I've been getting mulch from the city (for free!). It's been great for the soil and super cheap (obviously). But, it seems to fade really quickly in the hot Oklahoma sun. ...
2
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0answers
29 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
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How far do I space apart watermelon seedlings?

I just bought Icebox watermelon seedlings from the nursery. The instructions just say to stick the whole batch into the ground (the inner cardboard is biodegradable). I think these are just generic ...
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1answer
111 views

Rue with white dots and some 3mm white bugs

I have a Rue plant in my terrace, and for many weeks it has had some sort of plague made of white dots and some slightly bigger bugs, oval shape, no more than 3mm long. I've been using an organic ...
3
votes
1answer
54 views

What is this weed, native to south-western Ohio?

What is the name of this plant/weed, found in south-western Ohio? They are fairly common and grow wildly. This particular one happens to just be growing dead-center in a pot:
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2answers
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Can I use the water that collects on our large pool cover?

My wife and I have a large inground pool that we winterize and cover all winter. It collects a hefty sum of water and other organic material all winter and in the spring I end up pumping this bog ...
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3answers
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How to harvest whole walnuts of a tall tree in one day? [closed]

This picture show a walnut harvest machine. But I think this machine is useful for walnut trees that are around 10 meters height. I don't know which kind of machine is appropriate for trees around ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

What is this small red/green leaf plant? [duplicate]

What is this plant called, and what height do they grow to? I've had it for 3 years and the roots are growing out the bottom of the pot. I normally water every few days, seems to grow well either in ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

Why is the grass under a temporary skating rink green when the rest of the lawn is dormant brown?

We installed a temporary skating rink with a white poly liner early in the winter. Today we drained the water and removed the plastic to find that the grass beneath was bright green. The rest of the ...
3
votes
1answer
30 views

Should I periodically restart my lemon grass?

This year my lemon grass is not doing so well. I blame the weather. It's been quite variable last summer and there have been relatively big temperature swings. We're in autumn now. Next summer should ...
2
votes
1answer
36 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
49 views

Will top dressing over moss kill the moss?

I have some very mossy areas in my lawn, I began to address this with soil samples, aeration, branch removal for more sun and of moss killer last summer/fall. This spring I plan to top dress areas of ...
4
votes
1answer
63 views

What is this weed and should I get rid of it?

I just planted a set of very low water use grasses in my high desert zone 7B New Mexico yard. Some little spouts came up that I at first thought were one of the grasses, but it turns out they're ...
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1answer
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Are Seibel 13053(aka Cascade) grapevines phylloxera-resistant?

Last summer I got three near-death Seibel 13053 grapevines for free. I managed to keep them alive and they are now pretty healthy looking. I only know they are supposed to be virus-free and ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

Pruning overgrown pear tree

I just moved to a new house and discovered I have a few fruit trees. At the end of fall I found a pear on one... Looked to me like a Bosc pear but not sure. I want to bring it back and hopefully enjoy ...
1
vote
1answer
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Is this a desease or pest on my pepper-seedlings?

Today I noticed on my pepper seedlings that some of the leaves have on their bottom-side close to the steam some light-green-dots. To my uneducated eyes this looks like something is hatching inside ...
3
votes
1answer
144 views

What is this sprawling vine with green leaves?

The attached photos were taken in a friends garden yesterday. Can anyone help identify it please The picture was taken in Watford Herts UK at back of garden adjacent to wasteland.
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How to make a galvanized steel stock tank in to self watering planter?

We got a galvanized steel stock tank (thanks Pinterest) to use as a planter for a raised flower bed similar in size and weight to this stock tank. How would we add a self watering tray/container/tube ...

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