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Spontaneous reappearance of Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner

Last summer, the leaves of the chestnut tree in our back yard have, quite early on in the warm season, developed these stains on them: All of the tree's leaves dried out and fell long before autumn (...
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Small parasite wasps around the soil

Recently i detect many small black parasite wasps (not talking about Fungus Gnats) They are flying smoothly and searching the surface of the soil (around the indoor pots). I don't know if they are ...
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My basil is “rotting”, here's all the clues I have gathered

This is my third try in having a basil that lives more than a month and I've been rather successful with my last try. But now, for some unknown reason to me, it's dying. Here are many pictures of ...
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What is this parasite / mushroom / sickness on my crabapple tree?

My crabapple tree is having a hard time. It's fighting Japanese beetles, spider mites and now this "thing" on some leaves. It starts by creating a red spot on the leaf and eventually there's some "...
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What are these strange egg like things?

I have these strange round brown things on my peach tree. they can't be insect eggs because they have the size of a lentil. they are white and sticky inside.
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How do I remove one of two different plants growing in the same spot?

There's a shrub planted in the corner of my property, that the previous owner put there to help mask the utility pole behind it. I kind of like this idea, but there is another plant growing in the ...
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Identification of a bug on lavatera

[EDIT-20170626: added some history] I just found a couple of bugs on my lavatera, which seems to do fine so far. I has tried to find the bug species with the morphological description, without ...
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What kind of worm is this which lives in the soil of my potted mango tree?

When I was replanting my mango tree to a bigger pot I found some weird, very small, worms crawling around in the now rotten mango seed. I made a macro picture of them which you can see here: I also ...
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What disease is causing raised blisters on the leaves of my plant?

Plant :Alstonia Appearance:Blisters (gall) on both sides,cutting galls leaves white fluid. After some time holes apppears in the blisters.so it seems some insect laid eggs. What kind of disease is ...
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Identification of a tiny, worm-like insect/parasite

I noticed small insects in my flower pot that I would like to know more about. They are usually extremely small (1-3mm); slightly resemble either minuscule caterpillars/worms of a greenish-yellowish ...
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It is good to use water of a pond to irrigate my garden?

I am growing some vegetables in my garden and I also have a pond where some turtles and fish live together. I thought maybe when I change the water of my pond could I use that water to irrigate my ...
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Are aquarium-water nematodes harmful to plants?

I water my houseplants and potted patio plants with the water drained from my aquarium filter as part of its routine maintenance. The canister filter is full of fish waste and nitrates that would ...
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How can I get rid of ticks in my garden?

Is there anything I can buy or do to have less ticks in my garden?
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Monstera Deliciosa plant with brown crud on the leaves

I have a pot plant with Swiss cheese kind of foliage that has got some problem possibly some sort of parasite or fungal infection, I have no idea. It's like red-brown rust that brushes off fairly ...
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What is this parasitic vine on my trees?

I have moved to Mobile Alabama and bought a home. In the yard are three pecan trees and a pear tree. All three of the pecans and also the pear have some sort of vine growing on them. It looks like ...