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Pepper tree has dying parts

I can't seem to attach a picture because it's too large but I have a multi trunk pepper tree that has been beautiful for years. All of a sudden I'm noticing the tops of the branches on the right side ...
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Cutting down a Cherry tree

Hi I’m trying to ascertain whether I’ll be doing any damage to my property by cutting a cherry tree down. The tree is approximately 5 meters from the house. I’m not sure of the soil type other than ...
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Need help identifying this houseplant

I recently took this plant over from a friend. I transplanted it over the summer and kept it outside, then recently moved it inside. I'm in Zone 5 and it just started getting below 50 F at night. It ...
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Am I over or underwatering my bird of paradise?

About two months ago I acquired a large bird of paradise plant. I keep it indoors, about 15 feet away from a north facing window. Its leaves have been browning and curling, which I believe is either ...
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What is the name of this Florida shrub?

We thought it was a Petticoat bush but can’t find that anywhere. It has: Orbicular Detate Cordate rounded alternate pinnately veined leaves 😃
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What are these white things on new leaves?

I have roselle planted. But I see these on the leaves. What are these?
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How to make a moss pole with stuff other than moss?

I have bamboo sticks which I want to use for my climbing aroids. The moss - absorbs more water than peat and is a good medium for aerial roots. It is, however, hard to find in my area, so I must find ...
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What plant can I grow in these conditions?

I have a small pot at home. I need a plant that produces fruits as much as possible in a very short time (1 year max) and lives as long as possible :) The place may have direct sun but it's in shadow ...
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Ideas for removing stones and from soil

So I have a section of the garden layered with small-ish stones which I want to clear for veg growing. What kind of ideas are there which are cheap and not too tasking. I'm thinking of some kind of ...
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Why is my pineapple not growing bigger?

I planted my pineapple about 5 years ago from the head of a store bought pineapple and even though it hasn't died and is still growing, it hasn't got nearly big enough to produce fruit or even ...
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How to cure burns in perennial flowering plant's due to dose of excess urea?

I had planted few stone apple plants(perrineal, flowering and mid summer fruiting trees) in plants. Due to insect larvae most of leaves were eaten. So I put in handsome amounts of Urea, Diammonium ...
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What are these spots/pimples/holes/punctures in my succulent's leaves?

My succulent is otherwise healthy as far as I'm aware. I don't know whether this is normal and I never noticed it, or whether it's a sign of something more concerning. My mother-in-law speculated it ...
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How to divide Plumeria?

I have a Plumeria that went gangbusters this summer. I want to divide the plant and do it all over again for next year. I am seeking advice on where to take the cuttings. For reference here is ...
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What kind of a plant is this (flowers in spiral)?

It grows wild (Croatia), it's around 15 cm tall, tiny flowers grow in a spiral around the stem. It seems to have a bulb root.
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Lettuce Growth Stunted

I grow lettuce using vertical hydroponic method. I live in Jakarta city, Indonesia, started planting the lettuce at September 7th, 2019 and today (October 10th, 2019) should be the harvest day. But ...
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Are Echeverias better off in a garden than a pot?

I followed all the possible advices: 1 - Good drainage holes 2 - Fast-draining potting mix, be it 50/50 coco-perlite, added coarse tuffa or river sand, or just using pure Perlite 3 - Let it dry for ...
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Transparent/white goo on the back of lemon tree leafs

The tree has been outside during the summer, since a few weeks back I took it in. A few days back I noticed these strange things attached on the back of 20% of the leafs. What is it?
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when to transplant

My husband has got 6 Maple trees started from the keys in an outside pot. They are now approximately 6 inches tall, should he leave them in the container over the winter or transplant them and bring ...
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How do you clear an old neglected garden full of weeds and creepers for new landscaping/hardscaping

We have bought a property in Melbourne requiring a complete overhaul of the front and rear garden. Every plant/tree/bulb is unwanted and hazardous to the future garden planned. Ivy Agapanthus Privet ...
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Hazelnut Tree In Front Yard, Squirrels!! Bad Idea?

My husband and I just bought our first house with two big hazelnut trees in the front yard, it surely gave us a feeling of being close to the nature, but on the other hand, there are so many chestnut ...
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What type of cacti is this?

I would like to know what variety of cactus this is. It has grown three times its height since I bought it and although I have looked on many websites, I just cannot seem to find anything like it.
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How do you properly winterize a potted climbing rose?

Earlier this year I planted two Tess of the D’urbervilles climbing roses in 20" pots in my garden. These roses grew to about 3' high this year and began wrapping around the trellis that I had setup ...
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What to do about cut feeder roots when moving bush

I moved 2year old black currant day ago, having cut feeder roots. It occurred to me that perhaps i should have capped or disinfected root ends? Soil is sandy, well drained, temperature is around 15c ...
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How are onions planted?

From what I've read there seem to be two ways to plant onions - either put part of an onion in the ground, or leave one in the ground for two years and then plant the seed from the resulting flower. ...
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Is it possible to propagate raspberries from cuttings?

Based on my preliminary Internet research, you can't propagate raspberries from cuttings the common way, i.e. cutting pieces from the stem and placing it in water or a rooting medium. I tried it ...
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Indoor houseplant - stand up or flop over?

I have what I think is a peperomia plant based on other searches here but my question is about if it's meant to be upright or grow more like a vine. Is the plant, as it grows, meant to "flop over" ...
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Is a grow light sufficient for an indoor olive tree over the winter?

I have two small olive trees which I would like to grow indoors. Olive trees need a lot of light. Winter is coming and it will be fairly dark here, especially indoors. Will an ordinary grow light be ...
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What is this ground cover plant?

It's about 2-3 inches tall and is slowly taking over the world. Bugleweed? It's mowed when the grass gets long, so maybe it doesn't get tall enough to flower.
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How to handle walnut tree root damage?

We recently started some construction work that involves digging around a beloved walnut tree and the workers hit some of the roots. (Europe) Some pics for reference: the tree - https://imgur.com/...
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Zamioculca with black roots just broke off easily

My zamioculca stem just broke off at the roots, the bottom is black but the rest of it looks healthy. I touched the stem of the plant and carried it in my hand. the base was rotten but the earth ...
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Soil chemistry problem — too high conductivity

I'm a tree farmer near Edmonton, Alberta. My entire operation is in pots ranging from 100 ml to 40 liters I just got a new load of compost from City of Edmonton. I performed the following test: ...
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Can you transplant a bolted plant and still get viable seeds?

I have a few plants in my raised beds (mostly broccoli and beets) that are bolting and producing seeds, but not ready to collect them yet. I need the space for some new seedlings, and I don't know ...
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When is newly seeded lawn too tall

Newly seeds lawn is 6 inches tall after one month. When should I mow it. It’s Beginning of October now in Smokey mountains. Should I wai until the spring to mow. I am worried it will start falling ...
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Can tepary beans cross-pollinate with common beans?

I've bought seeds for an open-pollinated heirloom variety of tepary beans (phaseolus acutifolius). The seeds I collect from the mature plants should yield the exact same variety. However, is there ...
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How to handle potted Japanese Maples for fall and winter

I have several larger potted plants and trees i usually bury in my garden box for the winter. I root a few clipping from a Japanese maple, got about 6 plants in 6 inch pots. The 2 biggest are near 8 ...
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I don’t know what’s happening to my opuntia, can you help me?

I've had this opuntia since may this year and it was growing fine, it had grown three new little opuntia and suddenly it started having this white rod like things, at first I cleaned them up but a ...
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Light Green Grass patches?

I am trying to figure out what these light patches of grass in my lawn are? and how to get rid of them? They started to appear after I installed an irrigation system and seem to be getting larger and ...
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Houseplant Troubleshooting: Why is this Plant Shedding Leaves?

I've been caring for this plant (unsure of the name) for about two months--and over this period, it's remained perfectly healthy. In the last week, however, it's begun to lose its leaves, and I'm not ...
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Best wavelength mix for an indoor LED grow light

I want to grow basil. A lot of it. Unfortunately the winter is coming, and my plants won't be able to survive outdoors. Beeing an electronics engineer, i decided to DIY an indoor growbox, so that in ...
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What is this plant with small red fruits?

And more to the point, are the fruits edible?
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Do plumeria with inflo need fertilizer to actually bloom?

My plumeria appears to have an inflo! It grew from a cutting that I planted about a year ago. It’s got quite a few large leaves and I planted it in fox farms organic soil. I’m wondering if I need to ...
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Newly Planted Autumn Blaze Appears to Be Dying

Planted our Autumn Blaze about 10 days ago in central NC (clay soil). Normally this time of the year we'd be seeing the start of fall, but we've had an abnormally hot and dry run of 90 degree days ...
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Rat proofing compost bin but allowing worms in

I've found a rat this morning in my compost bin :-(. It burrowed into in. It's a small compost bin with solid plastic sides, a lid with an open bottom. In retrospect it was a potential rat haven. It ...
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Which pot culture is most effective for harvesting Agave pups?

I don't own a field in which Agaves have a free root-run and have pups emerging straight-up at a distance. Much like the case of the plant in this video https://youtu.be/_ERrIfqyEVo most pups never ...
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Can a dark but warm environment put plants into dormancy?

I bought a Juniper. During winter, can I make it undergo dormancy by putting it in a dark but warm (around 20 - 25 degree Celsius) location? Thanks.
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How quickly can I expect my Goldcrest Cypress to grow?

We bought a Goldcrest Cypress today and I'm wondering how fast it would grow; I just don't get any clear (or even rough) answers from Google. Some more info: We are in South Africa, around 26 degrees ...
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How to graft a plum tree

these days I am going to prune my plum tree, I will perform the pruning following the guidelines of this article that talks about pruning a plum tree (it is in Spanish but nothing that Google ...
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Why is my day avocado turning brown?

I have had this for over a year and they are super temperamental I have learned. It’s happy in its pot but has over the last month started getting these spots. The leaves are soft still not brittle ...
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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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Small white flower used to decorate a cake, any idea what it might be called?

I'm trying to find what the name of this flower is called. It's used to decorate a cake, shown in the show Anne with an E inspired from Anne of Green Gables. It doesn't appear to have any colouring ...

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