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Which species and group of clematis is this?

Hi! I'm new to the site, and have long been wondering who I could ask to help me identify this clematis. I've done a bit of poking around online at various nursery sites hoping to find it, but I'm a ...
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What is this 3cm green caterpillar from northern California?

We have a number of these caterpillars in the yard. They are about 3 cm long. This is on the peninsula south of San Francisco, CA, USA. I initially thought of geometer moths but it seems to have ...
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Orange seedling leaf browning, curling, slowed growth? Please help!

I am a 1st time citrus planter. I planted an orange seedling in some potting mix after it germinated. Within the 1st few wks there was pretty impressive growth of leaves and height. it is now about ...
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Identifying/operating an automatic watering system

I recently bought a house built circa 1970 in France, and it came with an automatic watering system (date of setup unknown, so any time between then and now), controlled by this: I've been unable to ...
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Cycad - Zamia fischeri - large chunk from caudex

Advice please on what may have caused this large chunk to be taken from my specimen of Zamia fischeri? Background The plant was purchased about six months ago and I recently (three or four weeks ...
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Tree identification

Can anyone say with certainty what this species of tree this is, found in Northern Michigan? The pic was taken today. Thank you in advance.
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Plants turning purple and red?

I recently transplanted a bunch of corn flowers and they are turning purple and red. I also have lupins, tomatoes, and sun flowers turning red and purple. When I transplanted them i dug the hole twice ...
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Pinus sylvestris yellowing problem

I'm pretty new to gardening and I recently (~2 weeks ago) got a Pinus sylvestris 'Fastigiata' plant and I noticed that some needles started to yellow. Here are a few pics:- The yellowing is mostly on ...
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Roses in clay pot started to go bald

I purchased some roses in clay pots. They were very fresh and beautiful but after a while they were starting to go bald and their leaves turned yellow. What should I do? They are in open air and have ...
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This tree is growing in my yard - central VA zone 7 anyone ID? No flowers so far

This tree is growing wild in my yard about 10 feet tall now. It looked a little like an apple but not when I pick leaves and compare. It grew quite fast and has not flowered yet where most other trees ...
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Help with caterpillar identification

I found this caterpillar a few days ago, and at that time it was green with lighter green stripes running along its body, black spots on its head, and a few fine hairs. It had made a leaf of one of ...
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Are these primary or secondary verbena pests?

I posted before about the powdery mildew affecting my verbena plants. I have now observed that some leaves have died, and small (1 mm or less) insects are present. They're mobile so not eggs, white ...
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What is this plant with serrated narrow leaves?

I left my fern outside like I do every year. When its leaves fell off this year, an odd plant was growing in with it. Does any one know what this plant is?
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Realtime landscape plus design program, final ground height

I have Realtime Landscaping Plus 3D landscape design program and I cannot find any way to see what the the final height of the ground is in my design. The design has lots of slopes, height grids, ...
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Bermuda grass (I think?) is a muddy mess in the winter time

I live in Knoxville, TN. My back lawn sees a lot of action year-round with two medium-sized dogs. I think much of it is Bermuda grass, since it runs close to the ground, is very thick and soft in ...
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What plant/gems are these?

What gems/plant is this? I picked up this branch in a forest past winter. The white gems(?) are still intanct after three month, without water provisioning. Location: northern Italy. Here is another ...
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How to get rid of mynah birds?

Mynah birds have taken over my garden, displacing the natural avian fauna. I would like to get rid of them, but my being in Australia means that I can't buy a gun. Any alternative suggestions on how ...
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Discouraging Strawberry Runners

OK, how to encourage strawberries to runner is a common question, but I am having the opposite issue, too many runners. I planted a new bed last year, and with first year plants I would generally ...
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Chilli Plant Leave Tips

My chilli plant is growing however the tips of the leaves are drying, any suggestions ? Is this normal ?
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Whats on my rosemary stem?

I just noticed these little brown things on my rosemary...it does not seem to be harming anything else, no leaves were eaten, or brown. They dont move at all, no appendages, and seem quite attached to ...
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Identify tree with gray ridged bark and large cordate leaves

The leaves are big and the stem is thin
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White and brown spots on cacti

I've been away for the last two and a half weeks, and upon return I noticed a few of my cacti had developed white fuzzy spots, which were not there before. In the worst instance, one cactus appears ...
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Need help identifying brown and white spots

I have two plants, one can brown spots I can scrape off and the other has white spots which are stuck to the leaves. I've just had an infestation of spider mites and they were absolutely horrendous to ...
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What are these white with black caterpillars eating Petunias in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

I'm visiting grandparents in Albuquerque, New Mexico and am trying to help perk up some of their potted and hanging potted plants. It doesn't take long for plants to dwindle in this area (dry and hot ...
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Browning arborvitaes — why?

I have about 20 arborvitae trees along my driveway and all are browning. I'm a new homeowner and do not know the trees' history. What sort of issue do the below pictures exhibit? Thanks. I am in Long ...
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Is the Atherton Raspberry known to hybridize with other Rubus species?

Is Rubus probus (the Atherton Raspberry) known to hybridize with other Rubus species? It sounds like it would be pretty awesome in breeding programs.
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What disease is affecting my Dypsis lutescens?

I received this Dypsis lutescens (palm) plant as a gift last spring, it had only two leaves and it was potted in nursery soil with sand. Recently I have noticed that the outer leaf started to form a ...
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What are these fragile green plants with small yellow blooms in Santa Fe?

We are having cold Winter temperatures below 10 °F at night and I find a thick patch of these fragile green plants, some with small yellow blooms, all in a part of the yard that we do not water. ...
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What caused this red spot on my Haworthia plant?

My Haworthia plant has this strange red spot. I'm not sure what it is - is my plant okay?
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When is the critical period for blossom end rot in zucchinis / courgettes?

It's nearing the end of the season for zucchinis for me, and some of my zucchinis are showing signs of blossom end rot. However, other fruit on the same plant are fine. Now BER is said to be caused by ...
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What is happening to our potato plants? (going black, wilting)

We have a row of 3 different heirloom potato varieties, 50 originally, of which we've lost about 15 to a problem we'd like to identify. The following photos show the start of the issue, through to a ...
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What is wrong with my Cherry blossom tree?

My cherry blossom tree's trunk is not looking very healthy and the leaves at the top are being eaten :(
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What is the powdery mildew and why are my cucumbers not growing beyond 1 inch?

I have a healthy cucumber plant to all appearances. There is some powdery mildew which I am trying to contain with a spray for that disease. However, I have lots of buds which turn into tiny ...
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Forcing a non-grafted lemon tree to produce blooms & fruit

About 8.5 years ago I successfully germinated a lemon seed from a store-bought lemon (I believe it was a Eureka lemon). Fast-forward to today and that lemon seed has grown into a 9-foot tall tree. ...
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Can you identify this trailing plant from my old home?

It was an evergreen climber in our front porch back in the 1990s. We never took photos of it directly, but it has been in the background of our photos (so excuse the low quality image). The plant ...
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Can I keep my Dracaena cutting in water long term?

A while back I was given a Dracaena (I'm not sure of the species, but its leaves are narrow and about 12 x 0.5 cm) that was in pretty poor shape (it was grown to around 1.3 m high and had three ...
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What should I do with buried garbage/construction debris I found in my new yard?

I recently bought a new row home with what I thought was an adorable back yard. I started digging a shallow hole to plant a tree and noticed that about a half inch to about a foot down is where the ...
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Plant/tree name?

I bought what was supposed to be breadfruit seeds. Only one seed grew. I don’t believe this is a breadfruit tree based on leaf shape and texture. Anyone have an idea?
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What's this coarse, dark green grass in my lawn?

I've got patches of thick, dark green, coarse grass with stems. Any idea what sort of grass this is, and whether it's worth trying to remove? Any ide
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Avocado pruning and repotting advice

Firsty I'm new to the site so hope I'm posting in the correct place! I grew my avocado tree/bush from scratch as an experiment with my nephew and a few months ago I cut it in half (see last picture ...
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Persimmon tree - leaves turning black

I planted this persimmon tree on March 2019. We are in Texas. The tree was growing very well in the first month, I begun to notice there is something wrong with leaves. The leaves are falling. Three ...
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Rumex? Burdock? Perennial fast-grower has us stumped in Illinois

I figured this would be an easy ID given the size of the leaves, segmented stem, and such but haven't been able to nail it down. The fence pictured is 5 feet tall.
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Why is no-one using my insect hotel?

Last year I bought an insect hotel at the local supermarket (see in the photo below on the right hand side). It was a cheap and simple one, but soon a lot of all different kind of bees came and ...
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Side yard flooded, low spots near patio, nasty bare clay spots.. best route to take?

I've always loved reading these posts but never thought to make an account. So here goes nothing. New homeowner, want to fix the drainage issues and get some trouble areas growing. -My side yard ...
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What to do for the young avocado plant with brown spots on its leaves?

I've read the answers to two similar questions but as the answers were opposing, i couldn't be sure what action to take. Here is what I have: Here (Figure 1) is my Avocado plant, which i had potted ...
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Why are my violet leaves no longer pointing up?

When I bought these violets, the leaves were pointing up. Now, they seem healthy and are even flowering, but the leaves are going downwards. What makes them point up or lay down like that? They ...
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Building a raised garden from old garden furniture

I have an old outdoor garden bench that I bought from Ikea and I am considering converting into a raised garden bed. We once painted this garden bench many years back. So my concern here is that ...
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Will starfruit grow in planter?

Can a carambola/starfruit tree grow in a planter in the Caribbean? A friend in Florida has a carambola tree in his backyard. Would this fruit grow in a planter? The planter will be in a patio that ...
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Kentia Palm problem

My leave and stalk of my Kentia Palm has few problem Please help !
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Cactus shoots drooping and turning olive

Hey Gardening & Landscaping SE, happy to be a new member! I am concerned for my cactus shoots and hope you are willing to help me out. Short version: My 3,5 months old cactus shoots are starting ...

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