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black nightshade plant

Can you please confirm: This is Black-night-shade berries? This is an edible? Perennial or annual plant for Zone 9b (N.California) Best practice/time to propagate them (using the ripe berries)
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Leaves are dying slowly on Raspberry plant-what on earth is wrong?

I am in desperate need of some help. I have been trying to figure out what is killing my Raspberry plants and have come up with nothing so far. Let me give some background information that may be of ...
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What type of tree has these purple berries

I planted it a couple years ago thought it was an orange tree. Has an orange tree behind it to the right planted at the same time.
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Berry identification help please

Hi, could someone please tell me what these are?
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Juniperus virginiana and producing berries

As you may have noticed from other questions of mine, I am in a process of transforming my yard into a bird garden. (This is a long-term multi-year enterprise). One of the most attractive plants for ...
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What are these fruits / berries from the Rocky Mountain National Park?

While hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, we came across the following berries / fruits. What are they? Some info: The berries/fruits were relatively squishy. The inside ...
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What is the species name of this red berried tree from Stellenbosch, Cape Town

Please help with identifying this tree. I harvested berries from it and want to propagate it but only if it is indigenous to Cape Town, South Africa. It was found on Stellenbosch University campus, ...
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What type of berry is this?

Bought this plant in a local supermarket but cannot remember what it is. The berry itself looks like a small raspberry but shiny like a blackberry. It tastes sweet.
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Could I use fleece covering over blackcurrant plant in England all year round?

I want to give my new redcurrant plant the absolute best chance of not being attacked or infested with insects, so I have the idea to put a warming cap/fleece cover on the plant to keep insects and ...
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Why would my goji berry plant in California get sick and full of aphids?

I live in Los Angeles, California. I bought two goji berry plants on-line two years ago. The aphids already killed one. I thought it killed the other one but it grew back. I know that plants have ...
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What edible, winter-hardy plants would grow well on my northern patio?

I'm near Zurich, Switzerland, which is in hardiness zone 8a. I recently moved and have an uncovered patio facing North. It gets some sun in the morning and a tiny bit of sun in the afternoon. I'm ...
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What is this low-growing shrub with small bright red berries?

A friend of mine has this growing in her garden in South London. She is worried the berries are poisonous as she has a young child who picks things up and puts them in her mouth. Please can someone ...
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Discolored blackberries, any solutions to fix this?

There is a blackberry bush in my garden, UK, its fruit is ripening at the moment, but many of them are discolored. I read that sunscald could be one cause, it does get direct sun for a lot of the day, ...
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What is this hemispherical red berry with many drupelets?

Here are two pictures of this berry. What is the name of it?
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

I tried to get some sea berries for the yard, but my parents made me send them back due to the suckering/invasive nature. Do I need to worry about anything with the mulberry tree similar to what I had ...
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What zone should I believe about where I can grow sparkle berries?

I've read on a plant catalog that sparkle berries are good to zone 5, but other places say it's good to zone 4, what should I believe?
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Are green elderberry berries poisonous? [closed]

I've read that the wood of an elderberry plant is poisonous, is a green berry just as poisonous?
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How badly does Goji berry spread?

I've read here that goji berry spreads. How badly does it spread? Should I worry about it spreading?
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Why is there so much fear surrounding sea buckthorn?

Talking to a few people I've heard they're afraid of the plant being planted. Why is that? One reason I heard was because it's related to the russian olive.
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Is sea buckthorn able to be grown in pots?

Is it easy to grow sea buckthorn in pots anchored into the ground (since I don't have the rights to plant into the soil).
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I keep reading about sea buckthorn in sandy soil, can I plant them in rich black soil for better results?

I have a part of the yard that is incredibly rich top soil, can I plant them in the soil to give them the initial boost for a few years?
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How sharp are sea berry thorns?

I've read that sea buckthorn needles are lethal, so I was wondering how sharp they are. Are they like sewing needles, or like a pen point?
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What type of clippers is suggested for berry picking?

I was watching a youtube video on picking sea buckthorn, and was wondering what type of shears they were using. Video about the tools I was wondering about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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An unknown pest or animal is heavily attacking my blueberries, what should I do? [closed]

Something is attacking a lot of the leaves on my new superior blueberry bush, and I have a few fruit flies around it, what should I do to save it before it gets destroyed?
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Autumn Revolutions bittersweet not fruiting

Two years ago, I planted the Autumn Revolutions cultivar of bittersweet near a garden trellis. The vines took over the trellis quite nicely, but it has not fruited. I know most varieties of ...
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How do I revive a shocked goji berry bush?

How can I revive a Goji berry bush after it has gone into shock. I moved the bush to a separate larger space and it was OK for the first and second day, but has continued to wilt from then. Will I ...
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What part of a blackberry bush do I plant to make a new bush

I have a breed of blackberry bush in my backyard that is unlike any other blackberries I've had in the past and I'd very much like to plant more just like it. What part of the plant do I need to plant ...
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Cloning currants shouldnt be this hard..?

I keep seeing claims that currant cuttings will "root enthusiastically". I'd love to have another black currant bush or two, but so far I haven't been able to get one to survive. They usually last ...
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What's this? Vine with heart-shaped foliage and green-to-black fruit (Identified: Creeping Cucumber)

New member, probably my first of many "what's this" type posts. I've just recently gotten into gardening and there are a lot of wild plants around my house which are just lovely, hoping to incorporate ...
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What is this plant with purple cherry-shaped fruit?

I came across this beautiful plant in a botanical garden - what could it be?
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Sea buckthorn: Propagating from cuttings

We are currently on holiday in a region where wild sea buckthorn is very common. We'd like to take some home to plant in our garden, kind of a living souvenir. The typical method for propagating ...
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What fruit/nut/berry grows in mottled sunlight on a climbing structure?

Location: Arizona I currently have a dying dragon fruit on a climbing structure that I am going to replace. Given that this location is in mottled sunlight and has a pre-established climbing ...
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Identify deciduous shrub with small red berries and small leaves

I live in London, UK and have had this shrub in my garden since I moved in 2 years ago. It looks like it has been shaped/pruned. Two years ago, there were tiny green leaves which turned red in autumn....
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Why are blackberry plants typically named for Native American tribes?

Whenever I see blackberry plants for sale, it always seem like they're named for a native American tribe. There's Navaho, Apache, Arapaho, Kiowa. The only ones I know of that don't follow this trend ...
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Can I graft elderberries (Sambucus)?

I have some Sambucus Peruviana, which gives a beautiful white flower that I boil to make a soothing drink for sore throats. It also gives a nice berry that can be snacked on. I see online that there ...