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erosion control after ivy removal

Douglas Fir Root slope 1 I have cut back some very old ivy on a west-facing steep (50°+) slope but many 3-4" thick roots remain, holding back the bank. I wonder whether I can just intersperse ...
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Grass + Shrubs - Shade causes growth problem

I have a part of my yard where there is a big maple tree that provides shade over a line of shrubs and a patch of grass. My property is also along a moderately busy road where a lot of cars do pass ...
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Grape vine in shade predicament, will it fruit?

I have purchased a 3 year old grape vine. It is about 6 to 7 feet long. Ready to be planted. However, the growing place I have is in the corner of walls. The walls are about 7 ft long. If I grow this ...
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Black foliage turning green?

I bought a beautiful dahlia with black foliage, but it has turned green. I am in Seattle, the summer has turned the fall, and the plant is in full sun. It is blooming and looks very healthy. What ...
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What window should I grow my San Pedro Cactus?

I have a baby San Pedro cactus and I'm wondering if I can grow it indoors in a west facing window. I live in the UK and the cactus seems healthy, it's only about 5-6 inches tall.
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Why so much leaf burn on my Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'?

I have a young Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' in my garden that is planted in a partially shaded area. It only receives about 4-5 hours of direct sunlight in the morning. The plant is against a fence that ...
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Will my plants get enough sun in this window?

I'm planning on putting plants in this room next to the window but I'm not sure if they get enough sun here (for reference the plants I have are a few cacti, an echeveria, a house leek, a small bonsai ...
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Tree suggestion for shade but in pot

I am looking to grow a tree to have some shade on my roof in the summer. I can only plant it in a pot (not in ground), it will be a 20 gallon pot. Can you give me a suggestion which tree to grow? It ...
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Why does my yucca keep drooping?

My Yucca has been drooping consistently for about a year now. I don’t believe I’ve over or under watered it. Is it getting too much sun and I should move it somewhere else?
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Got a plant as a present. What kind of plant is it?

I got a plant as a present. What is the name of this plant? How often should I water this plant? Does this plant like sunlight?
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Toxic painted on gardens bed

I am new to gardening. I painted my gardens bed with toxic paint . Please what can I do to fix this. I do not know what to do . I am new.
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Why is this plant slanting towards one side?

I had planted this golden duranta from seed about one month ago, presently it's growing but is slanting/tilted towards one side as you can see. When I took this pic in the afternoon, it was still ...
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What things to consider for home gardening in West facing balcony?

I've moved to a home where the balcony is West facing, which means direct sunlight comes only in the second half of the day (after ~01:00 PM depending on the season, tropical India is the climate). ...
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Can avocado plant get direct March sunlight in a mediterranean area?

I've been learning a lot about avocadoes in the past months. Specially about indoor avocado plants. My avocados have always been next to a window without getting direct light (more like the ...
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Is it bad for vegetable plants (tomatoes) to be tilted/angled in a vertical-planter?

I bought a 4 store-planter (like this one but with 4) for my "urban garden", and I thought I could incline the planters at whichever angle I wanted. I hope the word planter is the correct ...
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Replicate natural conditions for plant

I am having a plant that according to my research requires a lot of light but it does not do well in direct sunlight. I am trying to recreate these conditions in an artificial setting (think ...
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Pelargonium rapidly losing leaves after sunburn

Timeline: Was very healthy despite the tiny container. Possibly got in contact with other pelargoniums exhibiting some probably fungal disease. Was still completely healthy. Was moved outdoors at ...
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Does a pond really need direct sun?

I'm considering putting in a pond on the shady south (non-equator-facing) of my single-story house. Various advice that I have seen online says that a pond needs at least half a day of full sun, and ...
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Song of Jamaica. probably overwatered, need suggestions how to save the plant

Because of the war here in Ukraine, the plant was kept in a basement without any sunlight for a month before we took it to our house. Today we discovered, that there are no drainage holes, so there is ...
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Why do some plants need an "open" position?

The guidance for some plants (eg, some Australian natives like banksias) says they need an "open and sunny position". The sunny part is self explanatory. But why do they need an open ...
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What all does a plant not liking too much sunlight actually mean biologically? Is it mostly dehydration from heat, or direct light damage as well?

I have a variety of house plants I pick up from a nursery that has "indoor plants" and "outdoor plants" areas. We can't communicate well due to different languages, but I ...
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How to prune a young MASTIC TREE?

This little tree is about 5 feet tall and has 4-5 stems - I want it to have multi trunk. It's growing in AZ so should I worry about sun damage after I pruned it to make it look less like a bush. The ...
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How can I diffuse sunlight for my pin-stripe calathea?

I've read that calathea plants require indirect sunlight in order to thrive. I'm currently keeping my two calathea about 8 feet away from a window, where I know the direct light won't hit them. But ...
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Is reflected sunlight the same quality as direct sunlight?

I have a spot that receives small sunlight... I was wondering what devices can I use or how can I reflect sunlight from other locations... and if that would help. For example, I saw that if you have a ...
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About the healthy situation of one plant ( maybe Cyperaceae type)

I have seen one sick plant in one Japanese company office in my country and I have tried to find out its problem. The picture of this plant can be seen below: I have tried to find out its type by ...
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Why is my jade plant behaving like this?

I purchased a jade plant online one month back. As you can see in the picture it is healthy when purchased. I am keeping it on my desk which is getting afternoon sunlight from a west-facing window. ...
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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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Saving My Large Basil Plant - Help?

I have a seven-year-old basil plant which is about 5 feet tall. I accidentally burned all the leaves spraying with the wrong spray bottle. Although the tree was doing well after all the leaves dropped,...
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Fittonia Albivenis

I bought this plant on 11/06/21, it has already started moving towards the sun, it is a north facing window. I'm working on getting it a pebble tray soon, for the humidity, but I am confused on how ...
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Does vegetable produce need direct sunlight?

My granddad insisted grape plants need to have any leaves covering the fruits removed so that sunlight hits the fruits and they become sweet (and perhaps other benefits). Is that advice true for ...
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sunlight through 3D printed vase

I am planning to print vase using 3D printer. I am using transparent material. Will plant inside get sunlight through material ? I will keep top open, I want to know how deep I can put plant into vase....
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How much sunlight do elephant ears need?

These elephant ears/taro (Colocasia esculenta) have put out leaves, three plants in all. Two of them have only one small leaf and the third one has two big leaves and two small ones. These have been ...
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Leggy and etiolated Aglaonema or just mature?

My friend is kindly gifting me this Aglaonema that no longer works for her space. Though it is beautiful just the way it is, is its legginess a sign of etiolation or simply maturity? What would you ...
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How much sunlight do these rooted mint saplings need?

I have rooted mint in these two types of setups. 10 inch plastic pot filled with potting soil that has a water rooted mint cutting placed for more than 7 days. It has been in indirect sunlight all ...
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How much sunlight do amaranth seedlings need?

I have some red amaranth seedlings getting 3 hrs of direct sunlight. They have 2~3 very small true leaves. Should it be increased gradually or is it fine? The other place where I can put it has 7~8 ...
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My cactus is growing very thin

[![]my cactus is growivery thing. It was left unattended for a month without proper sunlight or water. I want to know how i can save it. Please help me. Sharing some pictures below.2]2 It used to look ...
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What is wrong with my haworthia?

I took over somebody's Haworthia plant a while ago, and kept watering it at the same frequency (once a week), but this is how it looks like after two months: The symptoms are that turn yellow and ...
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Question about Partial Sun

I just planted sister theresa hydrangea in my front lawn next to the entrance. My front faces South. Should I replant them in my back yard because of the sun?
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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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When and where should I keep these saplings?

These roselle seeds were germinated in a 15 inch (please don't bang your keyboards in anger) soil from the ground with cocopeat, compost, vermiculite and perlite mixed with it. Didn't knew the dangers ...
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Should I place this plant directly in sunlight?

I have brought a curry leaf plant sapling from the local nursery. It was planted in a plastic bag filled with soil from the ground. I have placed it in a 12 inch pot today with fresh store bought ...
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Tomatoes not growing from seed

Hi can you grow tomatoes on your windowsill to grow outside on 22nd March and beyond? I tried a few years back and got some tasty tawny tomatoes (Can't remember the date I planted) But have tried some ...
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Is direct sunlight okay for houseplants in Winter?

Ignoring plants that love or require direct sunlight, my understanding is that generally plants don't like it too much (leading to sunburn) and rather prefer bright indirect or filtered light. I did ...
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What happened to my marigold plant how it can be made healthy again?

I transplanted it yesterday but now it's leaves are curled and is bending downwards. What should I do? Whenever I transplant a plant it usually gets in same condition and slowly dies. Please help me, ...
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Cactus dying from insufficient light?

I left the country for two and a half months and left my cactus in the care of a friend. When I came back, apparently he had been leaving it under a desk lamp and not by the window to get enough ...
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Keeping plants in the dark for 2 weeks?

I was wondering if my houseplants would be able to survive in darkness for 2 weeks? They are a variety of species, including an orchid, a dracaena, some cacti, some succulents and a spider plant. ...
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What is the level of sun on the north side of this railing?

I am planning some container plantings that will go on the north side of a deck railing very much like this one (in the Northern Hemisphere): Without the railing, this location would receive ...
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Why does my chrysanthemum plant cannot tolerate mild direct sunlight?

I purchased chrysanthemum plant from a nursery store 3 days ago. However, when I keep my plant under direct sunlight the leaves starts drooping as you can see in the picture. Since its winter time, ...
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Indoor Majesty Palm has yellowing leaves that also have brown tinges - too much water or not enough?

Help!! My majesty palm now has 20% of its large leaves being mostly yellow... There are brown tinges on many of the leaves, including the green ones. I am not sure if this is too much or too little ...
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Are My Plants Getting too much Sun?

I have two plants who have been in the sun for less thann 24hrs and their leaves look brown and wilted. The leaves are soft and leathery. I just moved and heard that plants don't like to be moved much,...
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