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Restore lopsided pieris japonica

I've had this pieris japonica on my balcony in Munich, Germany for five years, and it's happily survived ~35 deg C summers and -10 deg C winters. However, this winter (Dec 2023) we had a particularly ...
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Potted indoor olive tree with browned, curled, and dried leaves and branches. I need help. How to revive?

In November, I bought a 1.80m potted Olive Tree to keep inside my London flat. Pot diameter 20cm. Location By to a south-facing floor-to-ceiling window. Occasionally, I move it from the side of ...
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How to handle wind issues on terrace garden

I have planted some seeds on the pot and kept that on the terrace. But there's too much wind during the evening time. I'm not sure how the plants can sustain the wind. Besides my terrace floor is made ...
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Will herbicide damage affect long term grapevine trunk health?

My new vineyard (planted 2 months ago) has experienced some herbicide drift two weeks ago from a neighboring soybeans field, causing immature and new leaves to cup, finger around the edges and not ...
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How to address a broken peach branch

Yesterday I discovered a broken limb on a peach tree. My plan is to remove it properly in another week or so hopefully after the fruit ripens. My question is how should this be addressed for the ...
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Tan spots and curling leaves on tomato plants: sun damage?

My tomato plant leaves have tan spots and curling which progresses and impacts the whole leaf over a couple days. The leaves higher up are most affected. We had a few cold days recently - around 40 ...
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Recommendations for Cedar tree bark damage

The bark on this cedar tree got nicked by a falling branch. We don’t want to lose this tree, so I’m researching the best course of action. One horticulturalist friend told me to just strip off the ...
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How to help a shrub recover from a toxic fluid spill?

I believe this is a cedar. Sadly, while working on the foundation for a room addition, it got sprayed with hydraulic fluid when a machine broke. It never occurred to me that I should have rinsed the ...
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Habanero leaves browning and dropping

I have had the pepper in question for over a year now, it was growing really well, flowered and started ripening fruits, however now it seems to be dropping all of the leaves. They first turn soft and ...
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Saving my cherry tree

I moved into a house with a large mature cherry tree. The tree seems to have been severely neglected. The bark is peeling off from most of the large branches, I can see boring insects have made holes ...
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Identify the tree from the roots

I have a ficus, jacaranda, sago palm, and Japanese pine nearby. Which tree or trees do these roots come from?
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My lily of the valley plant is turning brown -- is this a normal part of the cycle or an I doing something wrong?

So my dad recent sold my childhood home, but before he did, I gathered a few of the lilies of the valley plants we had in our garden for sentimental reasons. I replanted them in a pot as I live in an ...
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Transplant date palm with no root ball?

I have acquired a large palm for free which was being given away by my neighbour. I assume it is some kind of date palm after researching online. My question is whether a palm of this size is likely ...
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Is this tree basically dead now?

A tree that I walk past on my daily commute has acquired numerous deep cracks in its Trunk and primary branches, in the last few days, over the course of an extreme (for UK) heatwave and drought. Is ...
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Bark split on large maple tree

I have recently moved into the house in southern Ontario, Canada, where in the backyard is this large maple tree. It believe it's a silver maple, though not sure. I was pruning some branches the other ...
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Thuja hedge burnt, will it regrow?

Very devastated as my thuja hedge burned-out very badly. It was 25 years old hedge planted by myself from small cuttings. ]1 What steps I should take to hope for it to come back? Would trimming burnt-...
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What all does a plant not liking too much sunlight actually mean biologically? Is it mostly dehydration from heat, or direct light damage as well?

I have a variety of house plants I pick up from a nursery that has "indoor plants" and "outdoor plants" areas. We can't communicate well due to different languages, but I ...
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Garden twine used to hang tomatoes is rubbing and damaging plants?

I bought what I thought was typical garden tying/hanging twine from amazon (link here) and hung my plants from the ceiling with plastic clips. Now it seems the points where the twine touches the ...
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Ornamental Cherry Tree Root breaching lawn

We have a 10-year-old 20 ft high ornamental cherry tree that has a root that is causing a bump in the lawn that I am scalping when I mow and is raising the brick surrounding the tree. Is it OK to ...
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What is eating this leaf and how can I stop it?

There is some kind of worm or larva eating this plan. It has done quite extensive damage in what seems to be a couple of days. It is not the first year this has happened. Is there any way to get ...
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Avocado lost all but one leaf

I am growing two avocado plants which reached about 30cm indoors. I took them outside on a sunny day and then they both suddenly wilted: Eventually, all the leaves fell off the tallest avocado plant, ...
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Damaged peach tree is growing branches near bottom

I bought a young peach tree two years ago and planted it. The week after planting we had a windstorm and a nearby tree fell on it. The main stem appeared to be dead but the next year it had a couple ...
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White patches on chilli plant leaves - leaves dying

I've moved my chili plants to a brand new greenhouse after growing them from seed indoors and within days they've developed these white patches on the leaves, some of them followed by chlorosis and ...
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Approaches to repair bark damage in a pear and persimmon tree

I have a persimmon tree in our courtyard which delivers about 110 baseball-sized persimmons each year. That damage shown (first 3 pictures) is probably from insects or storm etc. The ornamental ...
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Handle old maple syrup taps/buckets left in trees?

We have some maple trees that were tapped for syrup ~20 - 30 years ago. The taps and buckets were left in the trees. This has resulted in various trees mostly subsuming the taps and in some cases the ...
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Will this cedar tree survive with the bark removed?

My son's friend got carried away with a machete out in our woods and started stripping the bark from one of our cedar trees. He removed almost 50% of the circumference as shown in the photo. This ...
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How to avoid hitting sprinkler lines when aerating lawn or cutting sod?

Besides pre-marking and avoiding sprinkler heads: Can an aerator dig deep enough to strike the underground sprinkler lines? Can a sod cutter cut under grass deep enough to strike the underground ...
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Top of new pepper plants sheared off

The top of our young newly planted pepper plants keep getting sheared off by some critter. We thought it was rabbits so I put up a chicken wire fence around them. however today I noticed the replanted ...
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Pawpaw bark damage after first winter

Young pawpaw tree (planted last spring as a stripling, so first spring post planting) has damage to bark and trunk. What could have caused this? Is there anything I can do to help it? Tree is in a ...
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How to fix lead branch being damage on Catalpa tree?

I woke to find the two contending lead branches snapped off. Not entirely sure why as the winds have been mild. I hope not foul play. This is a Southern Catalpa tree. I live in south Texas. None of ...
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Cucumber leaf damage, what is it?

I am in Florida. I noticed this, and it seems to be getting worse, what is it, and can you please tell me how to fix it, thanks
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What to do about the Collapsed Branch on my Cactus (possibly Austrocylindropuntia subulata)

I have what an app has identified as Austrocylindropuntia subulata. I've had it for about 25 years, although my mum has always looked after it. It's grown from about an inch high to almost six feet ...
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Will applying copper sulfate for the sewer drain kill trees?

We have old terra cotta sewer drain pipes and recently had a plumber remove a large amount of tree roots. He said we should flush root killing crystals a couple times a year. I am assuming it is ...
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Can this open water reservoir be damaged from the ice building inside it?

This circular concrete structure in the garden may have been a well before but now the bottom is closed and a water pipe leads to it. It is roughly a meter deep, 1.3m diameter, 50cm above surface and ...
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100 yr old Pecan Tree

I have a pecan tree that’s around 100 yrs old in my yard and wanting to pour a 24x24 concrete slab on one side of it, will be adding to the existing concrete in pic, my question is will it eventually ...
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Do I need to fix this Avocado debarking?

This self seeded avocado tree has been growing happily on the slope down from the path at the back of my house. It doesn't get much Sun but it seems to be growing over the last few years with no help ...
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Dendrobium with black spots on the leaves

There are these black spots on almost every leaf of our Dendrobium (?). It has flowered once but has kind of gone into a resting phase ever since, I guess that is normal (please correct me if it's not)...
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Unidentified euphorbia turning yellow, how can i rescue it?

This is my first post and I have been looking on several forums where I can discuss plant queries. I have a couple of questions regarding a euphorbia cactus so please bear with me. I recently ...
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What are these white specks on this osteospermum (african daisy)?

This african daisy plant has lots of tiny white "crystals" of varying sizes all over the soil and stem, with some on top of the leaves as well (not as much underneath). It looks a lot like ...
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Mango tree not bearing any fruits after cyclone

We have a relatively young (<15 years) mango tree in my hometown and it has beared fruits for more than 5 years. However two years back there was a cyclone(also known as hurricane/typhoon depending ...
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Can I salvage a tree which is broken next to its roots?

There's a tree in my courtyard that has been broken very close to its roots, to the point that it cannot stand upright. Over the day, it withered. I am not sure if it is salvageable, and the people ...
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Eastern White Pine root damage

My White pine (about 100 ft tall with a diameter of 2 ft) has had root damage. 12' away from the base of the trunk a one foot deep trench on the west side was dug to bury an electrical line. The ...
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Can I safely take cuttings from this tree?

I'm thinking about trying to take a cutting from the dwarf Japanese maple in my yard and grow it as a bonsai. However, I'm a little leery because the tree has already endured some damage (as explained ...
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How can I help this tree flourish?

My house came with a dwarf Japanese maple, which was damaged last fall when we had our roof done. About 1/3 to 1/2 of the tree broke off when a bunch of roofing debris fell on it, as below: I had ...
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Silver maple peeling bark

Should i do anything. This tree is growing real fast . Just noticed peeling in spring. i thought it might just be shedding but no new bark as of this fall.
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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://i.stack....
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Why did my Crassula Ovata sprout a new plant from the middle of the leaf?

Check out what I found on my Carssula Ovata this morning: And the back side: The leaf looks dry/dead because the plant suffered a severe burn from staying in a closed greenhouse in early spring (...
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Young peach limb bent under load and splintered, can I mend it with a graft?

Pictures first, some discussion follows. Context shot.. Close up of the splintered limb.. The limb is probably about a half-inch in diameter. You can see that I attempted to prop it up, which was ...
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I found a stray turtle. Will it cause damage to my garden if i bring it in?

I know and have read of the type of animals that you wouldn't want to have in or on your lawn, but none of them include reptiles. I want to keep the turtle until I can find a suitable home for it, but ...
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Drying Oregano and Mint

I went for a vacation of 4 days and when I came back I found my Oregano drooping. Before going I watered it very, but, still it didn't work. Same happened with my mint as well. Both the plants are ...
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