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How to plant bare-root trees in very hard ground?

I want to plant a row of hedging in ground which is very hard - using a normal garden spade you can barely dig it which bodes badly wanting to dig a few dozen holes! I can see things grow well once ...
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What's wrong with my cucumber?

brown water-soaked, and it starts from the top of cucumber leaves. I put them into a wet condition, but no symptoms of bacterial disease or fungal disease. Really need help
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Killing grass with cardboard

I am considering growing a garden on what is now grass and am considering how to get rid of the grass. One method I have become aware of is to lay cardboard on the grass and wait. How long does this ...
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How do I explore and make changes in my garden?

We recently bought and moved into our home. The previous owner set up some great plants (natives, water smart, fragrant and pollinator friendly) and trees with watering automation as well. The visible ...
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What should I grow in my rocky+sandy+salty soil?

I'm trying to improve this area next to my home with some plantings. What I'd like to accomplish: Make the area look nicer Discourage people from walking their dogs on the property Discourage people ...
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How to transplant avocados rooted in water to soil?

I have 7 avocado plants that I started in jars of water with toothpicks. They're now all between 9 inches and 2 feet. As they've outgrown their jars, I'm looking to transfer them to soil now. I know I ...
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Should I prune these low branches on my tomato plant?

My tomato is probably 3 weeks old and now it's end of July. Should I trim the low branches in red circle? What else should I do now to accelerate tomato production? Fertilizer? I am Pacific Northwest....
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Why my hydrangeas not blooming fully?

Here is the photo of my hydrangea It looks very uneven. Last year I remember it was all white. Now each flower, there seems to be a dead center, not blooming. I live in Pacific Northwest and there ...
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Should I put more soil / compost to cover bottom of cherry blossom tree?

I just planted this Yoshino cherry tree late last year. But I have been wondering if I didn't bury it deep enough. Should I pile up more compost around the trunk where the red line is?
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Should I expect multiple weeks of tree shock if I plant bare root?

Linda Chalker Scott (The Informed Gardener, and "The Great Courses" teacher for The Science of Gardening) suggests clearing off as much of the material from the roots of a tree before ...
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What flower is it and why it has leaves only

I bought the bulbs in Costco 1.5 mo ago and forgot the name. What is it? It looks tall and big leaves but no flower so far now in July timeframe. I am in Pacific Northwest. Is it a goner?
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Growing celosia outside in the UK

Can celosia plants be planted outside in the soil in UK climate? I have a small spiky celosia that I purchased from a gardening centre, where it was stored in a polytunnel. I understand that these ...
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Planting in soil filled with ivy roots

I want to place some plants in the borders of my terrace garden. The house has a large amount of ivy running up the side of the terrace. When tilling the soil, I've discovered that it's completely ...
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why my 4 weeks old indoor coriander and garlic chives falling apart?

I have started growing coriander and garlic chives on port inside house. Till four weeks after planting ,every thing grows well. but now I found all branches look very week and cannot stand firmly and ...
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What house plant this is?

My wife picked up this plant and it didnt had a tag , though it looks beautiful. I have noticed it doesn't take much water and going fine in less light unlike the basil plant lying nearby dries ...
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Rose tip got brown burn quilted and dropped rose head

I bought this rose from David Austin last year https://www.davidaustinroses.com/us/the-poet-s-wife-shrub-rose Every since it was fine until I check it today in May 25 (I am in Pacific Northwest) It ...
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What's the deal with these spikey seedy things from my blue carex grass?

We are in our 2nd season with this blue carex grass, which runs the length of the house. But this year there are tall, spikey, seedy looking things coming out of them. Not all of them, but most of ...
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Will seed potatoes still produce potatoes if they are planted too early?

I planted my seed potatoes in March in containers and put them outside. We had cold days and even snow once. Will my seed potatoes still be able to produce potatoes?
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Raspberries together or apart?

I bought some raspberry plants today. These were stocks in a dirt pot. The instructions say to soak and then plant 3 feet apart. Each container came with 2 separate stocks/roots -- should I plant ...
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Planting Hornbeam or beech seedlings in late april?

I want to plant 3 meter hedge from small hornbeam or beech seedlings taken from forest. i will probably take small seedling from forest, soak them for 24 hours and then plant them. I don't know if is ...
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Some animal eating tulip head?

I have some short tulips 12" tall and something or some animal seems to eat off the flower head Do you know what it was and how to prevent it? Thanks
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No roots plants stems from big tree

Can any no root plant set alive by putting its bottom part inside a banana and wait for few days to see if roots comes out? Or it can happen to only specific plants and not all plants? if have a plant ...
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Will installing pavers help keep the soil cool around trees and shrubs?

I have this area that im working on. Got rid of all the existing soil and will have it replaced with better quality soil. Both clay btw but the other is rock free. The area is 20ft long and 10ft wide. ...
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How close can I plant a clematis to a small climbing rose

I am planting a clematis with Rosa Creme de la Creme. I do not have room to leave 3ft between the two. Can I plant them closer
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Can one have cacti and non-cactus plants in the same pot?

I have these 3 small cacti which are getting too big for their pot. I was thinking of replanting them together with this larger plant. Would that be possible to have cacti and a non-cactus plant ...
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Does willow grow better from cuttings than bare root saplings?

Someone I was talking to was advocating planting willow trees as cuttings rather than planting bare-root trees, saying the cuttings would actually grow more reliably and vigorously. Is this good ...
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Plants under trees

I have this "wall" of trees at the end of my garden that I want to keep for a bit of privacy but I was wondering if I could plant anything underneath them. Ideally any useful plants such as herbs or ...
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David Austin rose from pot growing low on the ground

I bought the pot of this last Fall https://www.davidaustinroses.com/us/the-poet-s-wife-shrub-rose But over the Winter it looks smaller and sit flat on the ground Is that normal or is it not doing ...
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Tree support with plastic hose wrapping around

Few months ago I bought a persimmon fruit tree. I didn't have any supporting materials and was in a hurry so I used some plastic hose material with metal wire and wrap around the tree like picture ...
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What is this plant that I grew?

My science class is growing unknown seeds and I’ve been watering it for about 7 weeks (https://i.stack.imgur.com/oHDFO.jpg)
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Diy plant saucers [duplicate]

I was checking amazon and home depot, and 12” sturdy plastic saucers start at $3.50 each. I find them expensive. Is there any way to build these saucers for cheaper? I searched Pinterest and there ...
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Need help identifying seeds

I ordered seeds from a "garder" on aliexpress. I was looking to order Soursop seeds, however the seeds I received were not what I was hoping for. Could somebody help me with figuring out what kind of ...
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Do golden pothos, rubber plant & spider plant release oxygen at night?

Just like snake plant & money plant, is it safe to keep golden pothos, rubber plant & spider plant in bedroom during night? Do they release oxygen during night as well?
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How are onions planted?

From what I've read there seem to be two ways to plant onions - either put part of an onion in the ground, or leave one in the ground for two years and then plant the seed from the resulting flower. ...
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Are any plants tough enough to live on the surface of a driveway?

A lot of driveways around here are two-thirds planted with two hard wheel tracks made of cement blocks or cobblestones. I like the permeability and decoration that goes into them. Our off-street ...
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Norfolk Pines and water usage

We have two infant Norfolk pines planted in the ground on property in west central Florida. There has been some concern about these trees 'sucking up' all the water in the water table. We are on a ...
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Root system size and planting distance from smokebush (smoke tree, cotinus coggygria) to wall

Am thinking of planting a smoke bush in an area that is enclosed by a retaining wall, but am concerned about the root system eventually growing big enough to displace the wall. How can I estimate the ...
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What's the ideal pot size for seedlings that will be transplanted outdoors as soon as possible?

I was wondering what is the ideal pot size for seedlings like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, that will be transplanted to an outdoors raised bed as soon as possible (is that when they have 2 sets of ...
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Harvesting Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

I am looking to harvest the seeds from a patch of these Rocky Mountain Bee Plants for replanting. I have never seen them before in 30 years in my area hence why I am interested. Based on this photo ...
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Using mulch over cyclamen bulbs

I intend to plant cyclamen coum bulbs this fall. My plan is to lay hardware cloth over the bulbs to protect them from squirrels, and cover that with mulch. Cyclamen coum are very sensitive to planting ...
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Proper distance for planting zelkovas

I want to plant some zelkovas in my garden(20 zelkovas along a wall, so there is only one column). I want to know what's the proper distance? Zelkovas(Zelkova Carpinifolia) are native in the region ...
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What should a new lawn look like after one week?

My yard was covered with a number of overgrown raised beds. Exactly one week ago, I: Pulled out the more noxious weeds (grapevine, milkweed, creeping charlie) Chopped down the remaining weeds and ...
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Chance for a tree to grow from common seed

There is a message being shared around on Facebook in Romania that basically asks the readers to keep the seeds and pits from fruit that they ate (fruit bought from supermarkets or local farmers) ...
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Mixing existing soil

Over the weekend I dug up my Purple Potato Bush (PPB) that was infected by a canker, really sad. Now time to plant the new PPB, but wondering if I should mix the existing soil or add something to ...
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Need to plant these plants is it a good moment?

Below is a picture of our 'nursery', plants we recently bought and plants that we had in raised beds. I have all these plants and I need to move them to their place and I am wondering if it is too ...
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Planting a pot bound Acer in the ground in June

can I plant a pot bound Acer- about 5 feet tall - into the garden now it's June? ( this is in the UK by the way)
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Hardware cloth for Virginia Bluebells?

I recently planted a set of bare root Virginia Bluebells, and some squirrels dug them out. If I were to plant another set, would laying hardware cloth over the roots prohibit growth?
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Transplanting Tulips from Northern to Southern Hemisphere

I want to buy Tulips in the Northern hemisphere in bulk and plant them in the Southern hemisphere.My main concern is that this will mess up their internal bio clock and result in big losses of bulbs. ...
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Wet pre-sprouted seed potatoes, is there an hurry to plant them?

I inadvertently left pre-sprouted seed potatoes on my balcony and they suffered a severe shower today. I didn't plan to plant them before 4 days at the very least. Is there an hurry to plant them ...
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My garden is still mud, and it's 2 weeks after the normal last frost, should I plant seeds yet?

I've read that I should plant seeds 2 weeks after the last expected frost date, but my garden is sill drenched, should I plant them right away, or wait for high water levels to fall (should be by May ...

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