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enter image description hereNearly retired professional gardener/horticulturalist, working principally in ornamental gardening, UK pests/diseases knowledge.


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comment Can I plant tulip or daffodil bulbs in 6" of soil, over a concrete foundation?
@J.Musser - aye, that may be so, but we're talking about winter in Toronto - cold, probably rain or snow, followed by a lot of melt water, so drying out is hardly a risk.
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answered Can I plant tulip or daffodil bulbs in 6" of soil, over a concrete foundation?
Oct
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answered What is the ideal state of symbiotic balance in soil called?
Oct
23
comment Hedge plant (Lillypilly?) looks like it is dying. Is there anything I can do?
Did this storm involve a sudden excessive drop in temperature, or have you had a heavy frost in the last few weeks? Is this plant more exposed than the one next to it?
Oct
22
revised What is killing my moss?
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Oct
22
answered What is killing my moss?
Oct
19
comment Am I overseeding my lawn properly? Should I do something differently?
You get better germination of the seeds if you create a fine tilth before sowing - that means lightly digging the area,.removing stones and hard lumpy bits, to produce what looks like a fine, crumbly, even consistency of soil - makes it easier for the seedlings to root into.
Oct
18
revised Can someone identify this white flowering plant?
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Oct
18
answered Is it normal for palm trees to drip a brown gummy sap?
Oct
17
comment What's happening to my tomato plant leaves?
@EvilElf - its a leaf mining insect of some sort, very common.
Oct
16
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Oct
15
answered Can someone identify this white flowering plant?
Oct
15
answered Is it unhealthy to rotate houseplants?
Oct
14
comment What's wrong with my mango plant?
Can you please clarify whether this plant is indoors or outdoors, what variety of mango it is, and where you are if the plant is outdoors (or your USDA hardiness zone)
Oct
13
answered How do I get ready for a stump grinding, and how long afterwards should I wait to replant?
Oct
13
answered My Emerald Arborvitaes are Yellowing on the Inside!
Oct
12
comment My Emerald Arborvitaes are Yellowing on the Inside!
How long have they been planted?
Oct
12
comment Do any plants add nutrients back into the soil as they grow?
@stormy - I think this is an entirely separate question/discussion really. The answer to the question actually asked is broadly, no, not in real terms, which is why we're always adding humus to the soil if plants are not allowed to decompose naturally, and why soil is fallowed after growing stuff. Soil can be left inhospitable by some plants to new plants (rose sickness, and allelopathy for instance) so it's a whole other subject.
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awarded  diagnosis
Oct
10
answered What plants can grow in bathroom humidity with no direct sunlight?