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Can someone diagnose the problem with my Wine and Rose Weigelas please?

I have 6 and they all show the same stunted growth on some branches. The first photo shows the weigela that shows the most deformity. Thanks for any help!
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Do I need to throw away my compost if it has had a mouse living in it?

I found a mouse in my compost a little while ago. Whilst the mouse doesn't seem to be there any more, I have been told that I should throw away this compost as the mouse could have brought some ...
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Dahlia question

I'm asking for a friend who is puzzled. She purchased this dahlia five years ago. The first four year all the tips of the petels were uniformly white as she expected. She divided the tubers at the ...
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What is the name of this plant?

I haven’t had luck determining what plant this is. I tried googling by leaf shape, pattern, and color to trying to describe its stem/branch.
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Whats the name of this plant and is it edible?

Today i was wandering over a random meadow located outside the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. I was checking out some oak trees until i suddenly noticed these small plants between the grass that ...
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Starting Coccinia grandis from ripe fruit

I have, at last, laid my hands on a few Coccinia grandis fruits that have ripen on the vine itself. See the attached image: I would love to grow the plant from these seeds. Is it possible, at all? ...
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Why is the purple becoming a dingy green on my wandering Jew?

It was getting full direct sunglight out on my porch. I’ve moved it inside and am trying to give it indirect, bright sunlight. If too much direct sun is the reason for this when should I expect it to ...
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What kind of disease does my 'Ghost' chili have?

I have nine chili peppers, five of them are 'Ghost' peppers (Bhut Jolokia), the other four are 'Cayenne' peppers. I feed them every week with an NPK-4-3-5 fertilizer(6ml). I started to notice that my ...
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What type of mycelium do I want to integrate into my soil to take up mercury from the lake front aquaponic garden? [on hold]

There's a mercury in the water near me. What type of mycelium can I use to treat the problem to get it out of the water? I plan to use the grass that grows in a bioreactor, then put the liquid ...
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What kind of green apple is this, and is it safe to eat it?

Can anyone tell me what kind of apple tree this is and if it’s safe to eat the apples? It’s a shame to see these go to waste but I’m afraid to eat them without knowing.
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Orange-red flower with extravagant shape

What is this orange-red flower with extravagant shape (width of structure approx. 5-10 cm), encountered on a hot mid-summer day in Central Europe, but perhaps not native to this part of the world?
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Flower with small, intensely blue blooms

What is this flower, with small (diameter approx. 1 cm), intensely blue blooms and as encountered on a hot mid-summer day in Central Europe?
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Getting Rid of Crabgrass

A good sized portion of my backyard had to be reseeded 2 years ago after the septic drainage was replaced. The new grass has now come back in but there are large areas (10'x20') of crabgrass in it. ...
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Can i use rain water for my aloe vera?

I have just bought myself a Aleo vera plant for my room and i was wondering, could i collect rain water and use it to feed my Aleo vera? Or should i just feed it tap water? Im very worried about it.
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What is this insect with a funny color pattern?

What is this insect? Does she do any harm?
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What is this cream-yellow flower?

What is this cream-yellow flower?
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What is this plant with red flower and green leaves?

What is this plant with red flower and green leaves?
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Ants visiting Opuntia

My (elderly) Opuntia gets regular visits from a few ants, which apparently like to draw liquid where its cactus spines emerge. For this relationship between species, do we know whether it is a ...
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What is the difference between two species of salvia?

What is the difference between Salvia officinalis and Salvia sclarea? Painting from Koehler's Medicinal Plants (1887). Salvia officinalis:
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Plant with purple blooms that close each night

The depicted plant closes its blooms at night. It has purple, thin, spidery petals, as well as thick, soft, needle-shaped leafs. I obtained it at a handout 2-3 years ago at a botanical garden here in ...
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What’s happening to my grapes?

Just in the past week, just as my grapes are ripening, this powder is showing up on some of them, and some of the green stocks are showing some brown. What’s wrong and how do I fix it? The vine is ...
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what is the right time for harvesting broccoli?

This is my first time growing broccolis. My broccolis started to have very small bluish head and then they started to get more yellow without getting "big enough" (as compared to the broccolis I have ...
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What is this disease on my carrots?

I have just discovered that some of my carrots have this very dense presence of insects. Are they aphids? I have learned recently that ants love to grow aphids and I could notice some ants around ...
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Is this some kind of banana

Will this flower identify the plant? The plant had a single flower in July. The leaves are like a banana plant I think.
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Tree with long seed pods

Unfortunately where I am Google is blocked so my searching for this tree is somewhat crippled. Found by a staircase to an overpass in the city of Urumqi, with temperatures ranging from -/+ 34 deg ...
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Yellowing of peach tree leaves

I've read Levi's questions, and your responses; however, watering is not an issue w/my trees as we've had consistent/adequate rain all summer long, and the landscape is lush and green; a neighbor has ...
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Green roof maintenance requirements

It appears that Washington DC has a green roof rebate program where I can get $15/sq.ft to install a green roof. Green roofs are stormwater management practices that capture and store rainfall in ...
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Does anyone know what this dark green houseplant is?

I'm not sure what type of plant this is! The leaves are somewhat thick, but I have not been able to figure out what it is. Any ideas?
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How could I estimate the age of a natural olive europaea sylvestris bonsai?

Today I found two natural bonsai of olive europaea. I think that it is the sylvestris variety based on the fact that the distance between the leaves is very small. Also, the way the leaves are ...
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Two stroke engine dies at full throttle [migrated]

I've got a two stroke strimmer (new last summer). It starts fine and responds smoothly to the throttle but approaching full throttle it cuts out. I've tried changing the fuel for carefully measured ...
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What is this unruly pink-purple flower?

Very funy shape, attractive to wildlife: https://chapollinator.org/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Lookout_Mountain_1.jpg https://chapollinator.org/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Garden_Hero_3....
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What is the tall red flower in this photo?

This is supposed to be a pollinator attracting entance: What is the name of the red flower? I have never seen it!
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Would a tomato plant being shaded out cause smaller tomatoes?

I'm getting sweet 100s the size of my pinkey mail, when they often get the size of my first thumb joint. Could square foot gardening, and being shaded too much by the cultivars Big Zac/Mushroom Basket ...
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Damage to Arboerivities

I have flat cedars/Arborivitaes in front of my house planted 5’ above the road and 5 ft back from the road stand 30’ h. Recently the town redid our blacktop road by heating and relaying the top layer,...
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Why do my Cherry tomatoes split as they ripen? [duplicate]

It doesn't matter what I do, my Cherry tomatoes always seem to have many of them crack when/as they ripen. I have tried everything - more sun, less sun, more water, less water, different varieties etc....
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What is this small brown pill shaped thing? [closed]

These objects recently appeared in my house. They have a hard but very thin brown outer shell with indented circles around the cylindrical direction. The shell is only loosely attached to the ...
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Should I be worried about this Pumpkin plant discolouration?

Should I be worried about this Pumpkin plant discolouration? see pictures:
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Who is bugging this Deutzia Gracilis?

The depicted Deutzia Gracilis has apparently begun suffering from some kind of invasion. Who is bugging it (probably aphids) and how can this be fought off (preferably without "strong" pesticides)? ...
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Would a Jean Pain heater work well for heating in a USDA Zone 4A?

I'm considering digging a 300' (distance to the compost pile) trench 2 ways to heat constantly on a closed system as it's cheaper/easier to get a pile of wood chips than split wood. Would a wood chip ...
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What is this plant? Is this basil?

I bought this at the grocery thinking it's basil, but I'm not really sure. Also, there was no label.
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Should I replace my Colorado Blue Spruces?

I have two Colorado Blue spruces, both looked to be damaged at installation. One is missing about 2 feet area of twigs near the top. They looked to have broken off during transit? The other has had ...
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Deltoid shaped succulent leaves

Another succulent found in a greenhouse without a tag in the Gobi desert, though likely originating elsewhere in the world. And with Bamboo's ID, I found an example online of this plant flowering.
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Mold on tomato leaves

I've noticed these moldy, fuzzy spots on many of my tomato plants: I figured it is some sort of a mold problem, but I couldn't find which one exactly and what to do with it. The plants are on the ...
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Is this invasive plant, with medium green-colored leaves and serrated edges, a Sweet Joe Pye Weed?

I'm trying to identify if this is a Sweet Joe Pye Weed
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Pruning October Glory Maple

How to prune a October Glory Maple to have shorter hight and wider width.
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What's this bifurcating succulent found in a greenhouse in the Gobi Desert?

I was invited to a lunch yesterday in the countryside. It turned out to be lunch in a greenhouse full of cacti and succulents. There were some I didn't recognise, and the only tags they had on them ...
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Twofold question about Burning Bush - Rudy Haag

I purchased a few Rudy Haag burning bushes here. They arrived well and healthy-looking. I took care of them as instructed and for the first 3-4 weeks they did really well but after that they started ...
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What is happening to my succulent and how can I cure it?

My wife got three different succulents from a friend for her birthday. One of them started turning brown on the stems and tips of leaves about a week ago. She's been watering them consistently (...
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Can I prepare 2000 square feet of soil for sod, by myself, in California?

I just bought a house and have a 2000 sqf yard that is currently just dirt. I want to do the sod myself, but I am a bit unsure about how to prepare the soil. I have been trying to read online and what ...
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Hibiscus buds turning brown before opening

My Hibiscus is loaded with buds, however they turn dark brown and never open. The leaves did have some signs of disease but we have sprayed the plant and it is looking better, however the buds are ...

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