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My variegated holly bush/tree

I have a variegated holly bush/tree dark green trimmed with light green leaves, but on a few branches I've noticed some pale green leaves one colour. Do l have to remove these plain leaves or will ...
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How to protect garden against wildlife (roe, deer, boar)?

I have a garden of 1500 m2 in Hungary, where I have some ~50 grapevines and ~20 fruit trees (apple, pear, cherry, prunes, etc.). I would like to protect these from the degradation of the local ...
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Infested leaves - red currant

I have several red currants which have red bubbly discoloration on the upper side of their leaves. After inspecting the lower side of the leaves I've noticed small bugs. My plan is to remove ...
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Can regular plastic bags (Type 4) be used to retain warmth for outdoor plants during winter / plastic bag Greenhouse?

I have been moving my plants outside during the day and inside at night. I'm going to be away for a few days, and I need the plants to get sunlight (although it has been cloudy and raining lately). I ...
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Will my trees recover from deer eating the leaves?

Deer have eaten the leaves of my trees. I think they are holly. I am trying to protect them with deer repellant spray and eventually a fence. If I can keep the deer away, will my trees recover and ...
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How to insulate banana tree during winter

I have several banana trees in the ground at my place in northeastern Mississippi. They are about 2-5 feet tall. I would really like to salvage the stem during the winter if possible. What is the best ...
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about keeping one home pepper plant from drying out

I have a pepper plant that I watered every day and behind the window received a soft light basement and it is now drying I wanted to see what he did for it and this problem of water or light or soil, ...
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Remove rot from center of tree stump

I have a large tree stump that I am going to polyurethane to preserve. The center of it is rotted. I've dug out what I could of the rot with a shovel, drill, and vacuum. Looking for advice on what I ...
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Does using a fleece cloche hinder plants from getting enough sunlight?

I got some fleece cloth to protect my plants from frost / low temperatures, but it's semi opaque so blocks most sunlight. Is it OK to leave it on through the day (while it's still cold), or do I need ...
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Peach tree bark splitting and Brown rot prevention

My peach tree(s) which are about 5 years old, started developed "whitish" growth on the stem over the last two years. Great to hear some opinion on How to prevent and avoid issue spreading and ...
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Orchid root rot

Hi! I would like to ask for some insights on having roots with black/brown spots and roots with a green tip, but the membrane has turned from white to brown. Is this a sign of root rot on my quarter ...
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Long Lasting Wooden Fence Protection

I have been trying to find out what protection will last the longest. I have seen recommendations to soak fence posts in a bucket of preservative for 24 hours before installing but I cannot see water-...
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What is wrong with Plant

First i dont know the name of this Plant. I bought it two months ago. It was growing very well But two weeks ago it started giving signs something is wrong. So i took out the Plant from Planter there ...
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Protecting trees from String trimmer

I use a string trimmer extensively on my property, but to date I have avoided using it around the foot of trees because I'm worried it will do damage to them. Recently I used some off-cut of plastic ...
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How to protect my nectarine tree from hyraxes?

I have a young nectarine tree. Some months ago, it started to give fruit, but while the fruit were still small, they were eaten by hyraxes (I saw them coming at night). Some time ago, the hyraxes ate ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

I'm growing a small backyard potted-tree nursery (~20 trees from seedlings to <1in. saplings at this point). I recently moved to a new house, not very far but far enough where the deer browse has ...
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How to move trees on a highway using a pickup truck?

From time to time I want to move trees anywhere from 5-500 miles to either a new nursery location or a permanent planting location. Usually, these trees are potted, sometimes they're bare roots, ...
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How to protect outdoor potted trees in storm?

I'm growing a bunch of trees in pots and have been keeping them in the yard. A storm with high winds is expected (~20mph) and as I bring some items indoors (e.g. a flag, light pots hanging from a ...
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Could I use fleece covering over blackcurrant plant in England all year round?

I want to give my new redcurrant plant the absolute best chance of not being attacked or infested with insects, so I have the idea to put a warming cap/fleece cover on the plant to keep insects and ...
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How to protect apple pears from getting lot of bugs?

Last year we had a decent produce of apple pears. But most of the fruits had at least one black spot on the surface. All of those fruits had some sort of bugs inside the fruit. The year before that ...
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How to protect young plants against frost?

In a 6b zone I have to grow some annual and perennial flowers by the end of May, meaning that they must be flowering by then. I have tried to make a rehearsal of some sorts, but we had freezing ...
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Why should we cover rose plants in the winter?

We live in Minnesota, where it gets quite cold in the winter and the ground freezes well below the depth of the roses. We have a row of rose bushes which we inherited from the previous owners of our ...
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What is the environmentally safe way to guard the vegetable and fruit plants from squirrels? [duplicate]

The squirrels are eating our strawberries :( We lost couple of our corn plants which were growing really well to the squirrels. Is there any safe way to keep them at bay?
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make chipmunk leave the back yard [duplicate]

I found that there are several holes, digged by chipmunk, in the back yard. Would you like to let me know how to handle these little animals, or how to push them move away from the yard? Thank you ...
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Affect on Netting on Fruit trees that have Flowers and Bees

I am looking to use a Tree net for my fruit trees to protect them from Birds and Squirrels . One of the trees I plan to spread it over is the " Manilkara zapota " Tree. I had some good production this ...
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Are Scaffolding Nets are good options to put on my Trees to protect them from Birds and Squirrels?

I was recently planning to buy some bird netting to protect my trees from Birds and Squirrels, but found a cheaper alternative , "Scaffolding Net" I have never seen or touched one , in a close up ...
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Why is the grass under a temporary skating rink green when the rest of the lawn is dormant brown?

We installed a temporary skating rink with a white poly liner early in the winter. Today we drained the water and removed the plastic to find that the grass beneath was bright green. The rest of the ...
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What is the right name for plant base protection wraps?

Sometimes you'll see trees or other larger plants wrapped with a cylindrical hard yet flexible plastic wrap that expands (cut along the length of the tube - not stretching) as the plant grows and ...
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What happens when a chainsaw chain meets a nail or piece of steel wire when cutting through wood?

Assuming any of the following: there's an unnoticed steel nail in a log used in some structure or there's an unnoticed steel nail in a tree body (often happens when people attach illegal ads to trees)...
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Should I seal the wounds where limbs were removed on a crape myrtle?

I have a crape myrtle that I attempted to transplant last spring. Unfortunately, it didn't do so well (I damaged more of the roots than I intended), and while it did leaf out last year, after a long ...
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Protecting the soil with a layer of Granite or Stone

I did not find any information on the web about this. I am currently thinking about protecting the soil of several pots on my west Germany southside balcony before the sun and any kind of stranger ...
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Should I treat freshly cut tree branches before using them as trellises?

I have a bundle of branches from a North American Maple in my yard, just cut down while pruning the tree in the spring. I'm contemplating whittling down some 2-foot-long sticks to use as simple ...
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Does a cloche need to have sides?

This picture shows a home made cloche I knocked up in 5 minutes with a spare bit of plastic and the remains of a pallet (a "proper" cloche is behind it in the background). As you can see my cloche ...
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Are these Golden Pothos roots overwatered?

Based on my previously asked question: Golden Pothos Leaves Are Regularly Dying I took one plant apart to examine the root structure. The soil seemed dry enough, and almost no moisture was felt. ...
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How can I keep a dog out of my vegetable garden?

I have a small vegetable garden and a small dog. I'm looking for advice on the best way to keep the little guy out of the veges. Advice on the following would be appreciated: Is there anything I can ...
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Does spraying water on fruit trees after a frost help?

I have about 12 fruit trees (one pear, three peach and the rest are apple). We had an early warm spell which kicked the trees into high gear and they started to blossom. Unfortunately, we had 2 ...
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When do I need to protect a fruit tree from cold, and how do I do it?

The last couple of weeks we had unusually warm weather in the Northeast -- several days had record warm temperatures. My pair of (two-year-old, 8' high) peach trees have buds earlier than usual. If it ...
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How to manipulate a cactus with thick long spines?

I'm thinking of buying a cactus. Shops have a lot of those and one of the variables is the size and density of spines. Cacti with rare huge spines (something like 15 millimeters long and about 1 ...
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Cold weather protection - fleece, mesh, polythene?

This MyTinyPlot.co.uk blog post photo showing some enviably healthy looking autumn lettuces under protection got me down the garden centre today looking at protection options for my autumn/winter veg. ...
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