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Houseplants not looking good

I recently moved and now my money tree and monstera are getting brown / yellow leaves and leaf drop. I think the monstera is too far gone but any help would be appreciated!!! I had to walk them ...
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What ground cover plants can thrive under my rain barrel spigot?

I have a rain barrel with a spigot in my yard. I try to be careful, but the ground around the spigot is taking a beating. It gets pounded by water from the spigot and I tread on it frequently and ...
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need plants to cover and area

"I need hanging plants that can withstand some sun for a garden wall I want to cover (I've looked into Silver Falls Plant). Any other recommendations? Also, plants that can be found in Costa Rica....
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Drooping peace lilly! Is it ok?

My peace Lilly is drooping and has brown/ yellow spots. is it overwatering or too dry ? I watered it last week But it was also recently fertilized. The soil is a bit moist around the stems but mainly ...
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High value weeds or plants that can replace the chemical treatment of pesticides and herbicides?

I'm working on a project that aims to replace (at least lower) the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides in farming with the use of high value weeds and plants that can naturally replace the ...
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What narrow 15 foot+ tall evergreen plants grow in USDA Zone 6b?

I'm in USDA zone 6b bordering on 6a in Ohio. I've looked at lines of sight for my house and concluded that a few privacy plants would be good, if possible. Some of the new plants should be narrow or ...
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What can I plant to help dry out a wet area and prevent erosion?

I have cattails that have taken over a large section of my yard for years, which have made the land underneath deeply muddy and impassable. When I clear the cattails away, the sun will dry out the ...
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Privacy screen recommendation for narrow strip of land by driveway

I would like to plant something on this narrow strip between my driveway and the neighbor's fence. Goals: look good, privacy, dampen noise from neighbor's AC The strip of land is 28" wide and on ...
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What can be planted in this large cement planter?

We have this long cement dividing planter (30”W x 20’ L) at the end of our driveway. It separates a parking spot from the back patio. I have had flowers and a veggie garden here as well. Both did well ...
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Best dwarf shrub varieties which has shallow roots to plant near building wall

I'd like to grow oleanders that won't impact the wall or foundation of my building. I noticed that dwarf oleanders could be a solution as it's known not to grow more than 3 feet tall. ( Click here to ...
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Circular dead spots on Boxwood shrub - identification and treatment

I am trying to figure out why my shrubs are showing dead spots and, in some cases, complete sides of the shrubs are dying off. Can anyone help me: Identify what this shrub is Why they are all showing ...
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How can I get Piet Oudolf garden plans?

I have inherited a farm, and behind the barn I would make a garden in the style of Piet Oudolf. Shall I find a local gardener and show my favorit gardens him in Hummelo about this below, and ask to ...
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Can spotted dead-nettle and pachysandra coexist?

I am propagating both pachysandra and spotted dead-nettle (I'm pretty sure the variety is Chequers) from cuttings to replace the mulch beds in my backyard. I am in Ohio, US. Will the pachysandra choke ...
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Ground cover that works well with crocus

I am looking for an easy-to-care-for ground cover that will allow spring crocus to flower well. I am in the North West of England, the soil is reasonably drained and is clay based with a lot of ...
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Are purple cherry tomatoes ripe and if not can I pick them and will they ripen off the vine?

I started growing my cherry tomatoes in July, but used a container rather then planting them in the ground. Most of the tomatoes have ripened. But I have a few that are not turning red, but staying ...
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Which plants will grow well in 18-24 inch (height) x 12-14 inch (diameter) pots?

I need to place pots in a flower bed in my balcony, which is about 18 inches deep and 15 inches wide. I'm planning to buy a few tall planters which will be 18-24 inches in height and about 12-14 ...
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Southern California Sandy Hillside - Stabilization

We recently purchased a home that has a fairly steep hillside in the back. I haven’t measured the grade but I’d say it’s somewhere between 35-45 degrees. You can walk it fairly easily. My question for ...
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are there any plants that are known to keep termites and ants away

I know we can bait the ant or termite or cockroach with boric acid or baking soda powder mixed with sugar and kill them off. Or we can mix vinegar with baking soda powder and pore over the ant's ...
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Plants that absorb carbon monooxide and other drainage gases

I have drainage pits around the house, sometimes the drainage smells comes from the pit but they are odourless gases such as carbon monoxide which can be harmful and there are other toxic gases such ...
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Shade tree suggestions near house in southeast PA

We would like to shade a 'sun room' that was added to our house and gets very hot in the summer. A good planting spot, not too far and not too close, leaves room for a 30ft canopy diameter (maximum ...
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How to choose the right garden plants around the building wall and dry wells

If trees/shrubs are planted too close to a house, the roots can damage the foundation Only two to three feet is available from the building wall on both the sides of the building and dry wells with ...
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Why is my apple seedling turning brown and wiliting

I just started growing an apple from an apple that had germinated seeds inside, and at first it was thriving and growing pretty quickly but now the top part of it is drooping dowards and some of the ...
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Plants that will thrive under LED grow lights and are also cat-friendly

I recently bought two grow lights to utilize a particular indoor growing space in my house where everything perfectly fits. The only trouble is that I'm now discovering that the plethora of things I ...
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Any recommendations for low light house plants?

I'm looking for a low light plant to have in my bathroom, and looking for recommendations. I do have one window in the bathroom, but it is has that foggy/blurred treatment on it. Any insights, advice ...
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Will my dwarf peach tree do fine in just afternoon sun

I recently bought a dwarf bonfire patio peach and have it in only afternoon sun from 1-6pm but because I live in an apartment I only can either leave it where it is or move it to the front of the apt ...
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Succession planting for bluebells

I have a small semi-shaded patch of garden, where I have sown common bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) seed over several years; they are now growing well, possibly going to flower for the first ...
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What low height plants have a good root system?

I need to remove a bunch of junk weeds / trees on my sloping property blocking a beautiful view. I realize the root system is preventing some erosion into the nearby lake. I plan to cut at the trunk. ...
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What plants would do good in Central America vivarium, on coco fiber substrate?

I made a vivarium and I'm looking for plants that could live happily there. Conditions will be: Temperature 22°C to 35°C / 72F to 95F; there will be a hot end and a cold end Humidity around 40%, once ...
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What other cactus can I plant in the same box with my FairyCastle Cactus?

I’m planning on planting my fairy cactus in a new box but I’d like to also plant a second cactus with it, I really want to get a lady finger cactus but I don’t know what cacti are plantable next to my ...
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Broccoli Plants Stem Problem it is too thin and sometimes it is chewed

I'm still learning how to grow broccoli and need some help. Recently i have had 4 broccoli plants which were perfectly healthy start to die because the stem can't support it anymore. The main issue is ...
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My Nepenthes Alata is growing leaves, but its tendrils are drying

I bought a new pitcher plant (nepenthes alata) and since, it was doing great, there are no pitchers since I got it but it has shown significant growth... I observed that its tendrils(which are ...
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Good bedding plants for Autumn/Fall colour UK

I'm getting my house ready to sell. Because of building work there are a lot of bare patches of soil in the garden. I'd like to put some colourful plants (ideally flowering) in to make it look ...
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Selaginella plant dying - care and maintenance tips

I received the Selaginella plant back in March and I've been watering it each 2nd day. (Recommendation from the florist) Also, if I would skip more than 3 days without watering it the plant's leaves ...
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Black spots on my tomato plants?

My tomatoes have been slowly developing black spots on the leaves for a while now. I cant figure out what is causing it. I also just found some tiny bugs all over the plant today, but I can’t figure ...
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White alternative for Alchemilla Molis

After 20 years, I'm somewhere close to getting a garden I'm happy with but I now need to undo a plant choice I made 20 years ago: Alchemilla Molis. The problem: I need a plant that provides the ...
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New Pepper Plant leaves with light green patches

The new leaves are having light and dark green pigmentation. Can someone please guide me on this?
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Recommendations for inter-planting with buddleia

I'm about to buy and plant out some buddleia bushes (link if you're curious about type) Are there any sensible options for either interplanting with buddleia, or planting in front/around the buddleia, ...
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Will different species of elderberry get the same cross pollination benefits

I recently planted a Lemon-Lace Elderberry (a Sambucus racemosa cultivar). Since I've read online that elderberries produce much more fruit if planted in multiples of different varieties, I'm looking ...
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What are these strange brown things coming out of plant soil?

I found these strange brown bugs coming out from my plants soil. I don't understand if these are soil mites or what. I found that 5 of my plants have the same problem. Same brown things coming out ...
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Looking for a plant for my appartement

I already killed a cactus because of mold/ humidity. And a Yucca by lack of sun light. And I'm looking for a new plant.. The plant will be siting, right next to a window touching the wall. Windows is ...
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Best Vegetable for growing in pots?

I've grown a few different veg over the years including Tomatoes, Green Beans, Peppers, Sweetcorn and a few others. However, they are usually planted in the ground. I'm looking at moving house later ...
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What type of trees for space behind boulder wall?

We live in Boise ID and just built a brand new house. We live in a bit of a hilly part of town so we reclaimed some of the land for my kids to play in by digging back a hill and installing a large ...
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My rue plant is partially yellow

I have this problem with my rue, that some of its leaves are yellow and weak. I tried watering less often and all the leaves became a little dry/crispy so I assumed it was not over watering. I live in ...
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Plants with nutritional requirements similar to Cannabis

What are some short plants that preferably could be grown indoor which have similar nutritional requirements (in terms of N-P-K ratio, doses etc.) as Cannabis? The purpose of this is testing a mineral ...
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ZZ Plant stem rot

Last week, I ordered 5 pieces of ZZ plants. It arrived somehow damaged (leaves yellowing and some have fallen off). The stem appeared to be undamaged. Today, however, I noticed that one of the ZZz ...
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Why is my Miranda not coming to full pitchers and it has brown spots?

I have a Miranda Nepenthes and I've had it for about 8 months or so. It is growing like crazy but I haven't had a pitcher to get to full maturity since it came in the mail. It starts to grow pitchers ...
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Is it feasible to grow a thistle inside?

Is it feasible to grow/plant any species of thistle in a pot inside? I've always found thistles beautiful, both the bulb, the flower and the spiky leaves. I've tried googling, but all results are ...
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Suitable grape variety for UK

I plan to train grape vines up and over the top of a pergola to create a shaded, outdoor dining area. I am more interested in the aesthetic of the vines and their shade giving properties than in ...
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I want to plant 5 species of plants in my garden, which can purify the air around the garden and also keep away mosquitoes . Suggest some to me

I have a garden in my house where I had some plants earlier. They were mostly flowering plants. Now I am looking for some plants which can purify the air around the house, keep away mosquitoes, and ...
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What's wrong with my fairy castle cactus?

My cactus used to be really thick and dark green but now it's so much skinnier and starting to shrivel up. Some of the arms are turning a dusty kind of brown and they're all leaning away from the stem ...
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