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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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Avocado plant with brown spots on the leaves

My avocado has developed brown spots on the leaves trying to figure out what it is
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Will a punctured stem harm my pepper plant?

The stem of one of my potted plants was slightly chewed on by a cat. Nothing that would seriously damage the structural integrity of the plant, but it did puncture the surface with a few small tooth ...
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How to save a 4 foot pink Mimosa tree with root damage?

I have a four foot pink Mimosa tree. It has root damage from shipping. I put it in a plant pot with good drainage and have watered the plant. It is winter so the tree is dormant as well.
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What is causing my bark to fall off and is it normal?

I’ve looked around at other posts asking this question, but none seem to address this particular scenario. I had a tree planted a few years ago and a ring of landscaping brick and mulch placed around ...
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Can i save a rotten aloe vera plant

My aloe vera plant got rotten from the inside after potting it in a soil very rich in vitamins. Can I save the plant and the babes ?
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Why are my persimmon leaves getting all brown and turning brittle?

My trees are all looking like this.What could it be, N.W. Fl Panhandle.These are supposed to be Persimmon trees. Besides the black the leaves have become very brittle.
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Why is my plant dying?

So this plant was a present and its blossoms were already kind of wilting when I got it. I tried my best and repot it asap and watered it on a regular basis. It had a few symbols as instruction how to ...
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What has damaged this tree?

What type of damage has this tree suffered that has made the bark separate? I suspect a lightning strike. [Trees struck by lightning may exhibit variable symptoms. When lightning hits a tree, water ...
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What to do with broken succulent leaf

For our wedding favors, we ordered a variety of mini succulents in 2" pots. As one would expect, some of them were slightly damaged during shipping, with a few leaves broken in the middle. For these ...
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Will creating a sandbox at the base of a fir tree damage it?

We have recently moved into a home with several large old growth fir trees on the property. Will creating a sandbox at the base of a fir tree cause any damage to the tree?
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Broken mango seedling stem

I broke my mango seedling stem tip. Stem is still growing but it has no leaves at all. And to tell you the truth i don't understand from where could the leaves grow. Any ideas on this matter would be ...
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What is the best way to help a tree with removed bark?

My neighbor managed to park their SUV into one of my front trees and about two dinner plates worth of bark was scraped off. The tree diameter is around 14". I don't believe it is enough to seriously ...
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Can cherries be coppiced or cut at 1.20m, and stay alive?

I have an unknown-age cherry that has a significant damage at 1.40m originating from wind and snow breaking a large branch (or several ones). The wound is large, about half of cambium is missing, and ...
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Indoor plant is looking sickly

I have an indoor plant (sorry, no ideas what type), and it's starting to look sickly. I'm hoping for advice. It's in a relatively dark room, but gets moved to the window for sun every so often.
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How to treat a Beaucarnea recurvata wounded at the base of the trunk?

I have recently relocated a Beaucarnea recurvata in the garden. In the process the plant got wounded and I am worried about its survival. Earlier the ball (caudex) was in contact with a 2 feet wooden ...
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Should I trim burnt parts in an evergreen hedge?

Not sure what to do with the brown, burnt layer of my fence trees: what will happen if I do nothing? Should I trim all the brown parts?
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What should I do for unknown tree bark injury on a Chinese Pistache?

I just noticed a tree bark issue on my Chinese Pistache. Is this no harm damage or an infection I should worry about? Is there anything I should do for it? There is plenty of mulch around the tree to ...
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Need advice to save a couple mesquite trees in my backyard

A couple years back, my wife created a "walking bridge" between two trees in our backyard using high-tension straps for a child's birthday party. No one ever removed them. (I wanted too, but I was ...
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How to get rid of ducks [duplicate]

I need about 25 ducks gone. They're destroying my landscaping. What and how can I get rid of them?
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Have I terminated this Calamondin?

There is some advice here on how to grow a Calamondin orange (Citrus × microcarpa or Citrus citrofortunella mitis) and that is consistent with how one particular specimen was treated to survive (and ...
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Problems with my Pieris shrub - has it been frostbitten?

have two pieris shrubs which were looking lovely. Suddenly noticed the new foliage is brown and shrivelled. Is this frost damage, and how should I treat them?
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Will red maple tree survive after being eaten by deer?

Deer ate the leaves off a recently planted red maple tree. Is the tree permanently damaged or will the tree continue to grow? What should I do?
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Do snake plants (sansevieria) stop growing if their tips get damaged or broken?

I heard on a video on Youtube that a snake plant (sansevieria) will stop growing if it loses its leaf tips or if the tips gets brown or broken. Is this true? Many of the tips of my Snake plant are ...
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How can I repair a damaged aloe vera that hasn't been watered for months?

One of my relatives gave me an aloe vera plant, but it was really damaged. I have cut the damaged parts (which were on the leaves), so I want to ask how to repair it to grow healthily once again. I ...
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Acer new leaves in mid-September

We had very bad hailstorm in late July which broke a number of branches off the Acer and left a layer of ice on the pot for 3 hours or more. The Acer leaves have slowly shrivelled as a reaction to the ...
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Will cedar trees damaged by fire grow back?

Had a small brush fire and 2 of my cedars were damaged and burnt, will they grow back. The damage was pretty severe. It burned back to the main structure of the tree leaving the main trunk and bigger ...
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Why are large sections of bark peeling off these birch trees? Is it contagious?

I'm seeking information about what appears to be a severe problem affecting the bark of three trees, which I think are birches. They were found in July by my husband in a state park, about ten miles ...
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Can a Mexican sage survive losing all its stems?

We planted several Mexian sages (Salvia leucantha) 3-4 weeks ago. They had taken very well to our hot, dry weather (Sacramento, California - Zone 9) and being watered on a drip system. Here's a ...
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What is causing the open hole and damage to this oak tree?

There is a water oak tree in my yard, which is a member of the red oak family. There seems to be some sort of insect burrowing holes into the tree at the darkest spot. Tannins are being washed down ...
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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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Why is this avocado leaf curling and turning grey?

I have 3 avocado plants in a small pot. They are about 2 months old. One leaf shows a grey discoloration with curling around the tip. What is causing this and how do I stop it from progressing?
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What should I do with damaged leaves on my Money Plant?

Some leaves on my money plant, Epipremnum aureum, have been damaged by rats. Should I cut them or leave them? If cutting them is good for the plant, from where should I cut the leaves? Here are ...
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What is causing damage to my okra plant?

What is causing the new leaves of our Ladies' Fingers okra plants to become thin and curl? One of the plants has started to dry at the bottom part of the stem. Location: Kolkata, India.
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Why do the leaves on my Kentia palm have dark spots?

My kentia palm has begun having some dark spots which have already damaged some leaves. Can you give me some advice about it? I may have bad luck with kentias, because I like them very much but I have ...
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Why are some of the lower leaves on my cactus turning brown?

I have a cactus standing on my windowsill and for years it seemed pretty healthy, but last month its leaves started to turn a light brown-pinkish, kind of like a salt stone lamp. They also look a bit ...
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Translucent spots on leaves

Recently, several of my plants have developed these translucent spots on their leaves: What is causing this? What should I do?
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How should I treat a weigela bush with a large section of dead branches?

I have two weigela bushes which have been healthy for at least five years. (That's how long we've lived here, so I can't say their exact age.) I don't know the specific variety, but it has variegated ...
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How should we treat cracks in the stem of Aloe Veras?

I received this damaged Aloe Vera about 5 days ago and I found help, here mainly, to determine the source of its problems. So everything was on track now, until I realized that it had soil in between ...
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How to ensure survival and growth of broken cactus

For a while now the top of my cactus had been dislodged from the rest of it, the dislodged area is brown and dead, but since the accident the area below it has also stopped growing. After 2 years of ...
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Saving sun-scorched succulents

I recently moved several small potted succulents from partial shade to full sun, which proved catastrophic for many of them. Specific genera among the casualties: Echeveria / Graptopetalum Faucaria ...
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What's the best way to care for this damaged plant?

This pot plant used to be double the size it is now, and was sitting on our outdoor table when some hungry cockatoos knocked it off and snapped off the other half of it. I've since moved it to where ...
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Disease / pest identification

What could have caused the damage in some of the leafs of this pothos? Fungus? Drought? Pest? Factors: It appeared suddenly, at the end of winter time, beginning of spring It is an indoor plant, ...
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Is this crab apple branch doomed?

The leafed branches that are at the end of this larger branch look fine, but I am concerned that the damaged bark has allowed the layer underneath to die. Did anything need to be done for this? I am ...
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Can I save an Aloe barberae tree with a split in the trunk?

Today I purchased an Aloe barberae tree from the nursery. During the time it was delivered to my home it split itself on the trunk where it has two branches. The split is approximately 120 mm (just ...
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Construction damage to tree

Construction workers have cut a large section of roots from the base of the trunk of the tree in question and I'm trying to find ways to save it. Some background information: It's a 50 foot tall, ...
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How can I tell who's responsible for the death of new sod laid in July?

I need some help to figure out what steps I should take next. I paid close to $6,000 to have new sod laid back in July. This was after I paid a couple thousand to have sprinklers installed. The ...
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Can rubber gloves spread plant diseases?

I use thin rubber gloves when gardening. It's autumn here in zone 6, and I'm in the process of pruning and pulling up spent perennials and all manner of wildflowers which have been growing since the ...
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How to fix a broken limb

I have a peach tree that was weighted down with fruit this summer, so much so that the branch split. The split is beyond repair, and I'm now chiefly concerned with the health of the tree. I cut the ...