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How should I drain an overly watered potted plant?

Sometimes one leaves a potted plant in the care of people who then proceed to overwater your plants. If rot ensues, you may be forced to repot the whole plant which can be messy, and tricky if it's a ...
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How Many Holes Do I need to Make at the Bottom of a Plastic Planting Box?

I'm planning some bulbs in a few planting boxes that are 40cm long. There's a note at the bottom, saying: "Drill holes if required." I've made 6 holes from the possible designated places, but ...
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Why is my Acer's new growth wilting?

My Acer has started to wilt. I'm confused as it's well looked after. Could it be because it has been so mild for the past few weeks and now very windy and cold? It has good drainage as I put stones in ...
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Why should you usually not place pebbles, rocks etc at the bottom of a container?

We know that it's a myth that placing rocks, pebbles, broken clay pots etc at the bottom of a container filled with a potting mix improves drainage, and there are various mentions and differing ...
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What is wrong with this Jade Plant? (Yellowing Leaves, Spots, White powder)

I own a jade plant which has been having some trouble recently. Before I start I will tell you that I water the plant once a week or sometimes even every other day if the soil is dry. The plant sits ...
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Why is the new soil building mold?

Four weeks ago, I bought a bag of soil with the label “For In-Door Plants”. However, I noticed the formation of mold very quickly after I used it: Is it the soil? The watering? Or something else I ...
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What to do for the young avocado plant with brown spots on its leaves?

I've read the answers to two similar questions but as the answers were opposing, i couldn't be sure what action to take. Here is what I have: Here (Figure 1) is my Avocado plant, which i had potted ...
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Can I prevent the leaf loss from my fern?

I’ve had this house Fern for around two months, and made every attempt to keep it healthy. It had been put in a slightly larger pot with pebbles at the bottom to help the water drain. I ensure the ...
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How much drainage is considered "well draining" for a bed that doesn't fully drain?

I have a friend who is building a sunroom garden, and we need to make sure the soil drains well drain into the overflow tank, while still allowing the soil to always be moist. How deep should the ...
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Help with lawn preparation - Adding top soil and turf to bed of clean limestone

We have had issues with drainage in the back garden and so have laid land drains (perforated pipe, wrapped in geotextile terram t1000 backfilled with clean limestone 20mm - we were planning on putting ...
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