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Is my tree OK? (Bubbly effect on stem of Rainbow Eucalyptus)

We have a ~1 year old Rainbow Eucalyptus tree. It's now about 1 metre tall, and we've noticed a concerning 'bubbly' texture on most of its upper stems. The mid-height stems seem less affected, and the ...
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Can I save seeds that already started sprouting for storage?

I have harvested seeds from a huge squash I grew. I put them i water for a few days. When I now pulled them out to dry them for storage, I see that some have just started sprouting already (the shell ...
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Pebbles for houseplant humidity

I’m relatively new to house plants so would appreciate any advice! My Polka Dot Begonia is currently in its nursery pot inside a ceramic pot. I need to raise the humidity around this plant and I’m ...
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Would unwashed (dirty) river rock used over weed block fabric allow weeds to grow?

Landscaper used dirty river rock over weed block fabric.
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Unknown larvae in grey cocoon [migrated]

Location: Germany While cleaning the windows today, I realized some dirt falling off the top of the window frame. By looking further, it seemed to be some kind of cocoon. (The first picture is very ...
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Help to identify and care for these plants

A friend of a friend passed two houseplants down to our family and I have no idea what they are or how to care for them (e.g. watering frequency, pruning, proper amount of sunlight, etc. ). At some ...
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Rose plant having problem

This is my new Rose plant I bought it last week from the nursery. I have already lost one last month. Leaves are turning yellow & brown. I only watered it once. I don't want to lose this one 🥺.
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What are these black spots on my tree trunk?

I had some deer damage on a sweet bay magnolia tree. After a week or so of covering the damage with the pictured white tree guard I noticed all these black spots underneath. What are these spots and ...
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What is this very thin and tall plant called?

This plant is very tall and thin (measures about half a meter in height). The trunk/stem has layers of previous leaves and is light brown. Leaves are very thin and light green but this is possibly due ...
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Impact of loud pop and folk music on garden wildlife (AC/DC and Willie Nelson) [closed]

I do have an almost immediate neighbor that plays very loud folk and pop music whole day on weekends, except in winter. I got used to it, and it doesn't really bother me. He doesn't get up early, so I ...
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When (in the lifetime of the plant) should the first hard pruning of budleja be performed?

I already have one budleja (butterfly bush) (it was already on the site where I started working on it), and I prune it every early spring. It grows really well every year. However, I bought another ...
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Soil Specifications — C:N Ratio Notation

I'm compiling some critical parameters for soil specifications for my wife, and unfortunately I come from a different industry (food safety, post-gate). I'm trying to read a set of lab analysis ...
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Are these scale insects? How to get rid of them?

I have tried to kill them with Neudorff Spruzit spray (Pyrethrin) and Provanto spray (Flupyradifurone) and they still keep spreading after 2-3 months from first poisoning. I really need help because ...
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Does cold kill whiteflies and their eggs?

I've discovered some nasty whiteflies on my chili peppers. I'm keeping my plants indoors. my question is if I expose them to cold outdoor temperatures (below 5 or 10 degrees Celsius) does it kill ...
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Can I graft a citrus using two different techniques simultaneously?

I am thinking of grafting a mandarin on a citrus tree that is most probably a grapefruit, but not sure. As I understand, they're compatible as both a citrus trees. My question is - can I graft a bud ...
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How to prevent water at the bottom of a large ceramic indoor container for a Norfolk Island Pine?

I purchased a Norfolk Island Pine that's about 4 feet tall (20 bucks at Home Depot!) to replace the one I got last year, that I put in a large ceramic pot (14 inches high, 15 inches across), because ...
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What is this fruit?

My friend asked me whether I recognize the fruit in the picture and I don't what it is. Does anyone recognize it?
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Monstera Adensonii (vining) Cuttings not growing and curled leaves after 3 months

Hi Plant loving friends! I've had 3 monstera aderisoni leaf cuttings from etsy since the end of August. They shipped from Florida. All are still alive but none have tried to grow a new leaf and all ...
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Ficus Ginseng Loosing Leaves

I got a Ficus Ginseng fresh from the store a couple of weeks ago. This is placed a bit further away from the window, getting moderate sunlight, especially now in autumn and winter. My impression is ...
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Imidacloprid treatment and best time to return Haworthias to my garden area

The scales (belonging to the family Coccoidea) have been feasting on my Haworthias for the last year. They were treated with more eco-friendly solutions, as I posted earlier, without success. In fact, ...
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Cactus(Astrophytum) seedlings weather requirements

I live in Kerala, India, where the weather is humid dry. The temperature ranges from around 26 at night to 33 on daytime. My Astrohpytum seedlings are growing. They're 1.5 months old now. My questions ...
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Pepper leaves are dry

I live in Israel and this pepper plant leaves are falling out (but little ones are growing back) would appreciate any help!
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What is the cause of this white scaling on my cactus?

I’m not sure what type of cactus this is, but I’ve had it about a year and since getting it I’ve moved it into a pot with drainage. I’m careful with watering and do so about every 45 days as that’s ...
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When do you move your lucky bamboo from water to pebbles?

When do you move your lucky bamboo from water to pebbles?
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Lucky Bamboo top black mold?

There is some black stuff on the top of my lucky bamboo - it seems to be in a shady corner - is this mold? Should I be worried? What should I do?
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What’s wrong with cordyline?

I bought this cordyline at home depot about a month ago, and it was really pretty and purple. This is how it looks now. It’s inside the apartment next to a glass window. It’s not receiving direct sun, ...
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Split Leaf Philodendron Diagnosis

I just bought my first split leaf philo about a month and a half ago and I’m worried that I’m not watering it correctly. When I bought it the leaves did have some brown spots but a brand new leaf is ...
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Is this a sign of deficiency? Lemon seedling

My month old lemon seedling put out its true leafs, however, the leaf has deep veins in the middle and its quite light in color on the leaf itself. I was wondering if this could be a sign of some sort ...
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Gardening on a slope

I have a back yard with a slope and there is only a small amount of space that I can garden. What is the best way to garden on a slope?
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Composting cooked food

I’ve made some vegetable broth and after it’s done I’m left over with some boiled vegetables can those be composted? I’ve seen some articles that say you cannot compost them while others you can which ...
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What happened to my basil. I remember only spraying it with dish soap and oil

I've only ever sprayed dish soap with oil. I usually only water my basil daily but its very rainy in my area. Please help in identifying why my basil has blotches on it's leaves
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Does winter wash stain brickwork

I have a healthy Jasmine that is trained against a brick wall. It covers a width of some 3m and reaches to 2.5m tall. It has suddenly been afflicted by a large aphid infestation, so I was planning to ...
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What are these seeds/eggs that appear on my indoor plant leaves?

I keep finding these tiny brown ridged "seeds" that appear on the leaves of my indoor plants. Since seeds don't normally fly, I am guessing they might actually be related to an insect. But ...
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How do cold protection measures work in the cold season (fleece, buble wrap, cold greenhouse, …)

Due to lack of space indoors, some of our plants and mini-trees here in Switzerland will have to survive the winter on the balcony. My girlfriend is set on wrapping the trees in bubble wrap, covering ...
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Tomato seedlings drooping after being placed outside

I don’t know what happened to my tomato seedlings. I just left them outside the balcony and when I checked them after 1 hour, they were all drooping. I already moved them inside my room. Please help ...
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Why do fertilizer ratios not add to 100?

I often see fertilizer NPK ratios that are advertised as "percentages" but the numbers do not add up to 100. My Latin is little rusty but I think per centum means per a hundred. So, in that ...
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Should I cut these roots on a potted holly?

Shown are the roots of a potted holly tree. Should these roots be cut before planting? How agressively should I remove roots? I do not want to kill the plant. What about those thicker roots? Some in ...
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Which philodendrons may need cold protection in zones 10 to 11?

The aroids are growing in popularity in recent years. I live in zone 10 to 11. My climate is Mediterranean with mild winters. Temperatures may drop below 10C/50F but it never freezes. Which ...
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Root spread for Lime and Sweet Chestnut trees

At the end of my garden I have some Lime and Sweet Chestnut trees. I am wondering what the root spread can be. These trees are very mature, about 80 ft high.
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Help Diagnose and Repair Snow Blower

I have a snow blower I'm trying to get started for the season. I've done a little work on it but I'm at a point where I would need advice on how to continue. I was going to change the oil in the ...
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Old cactus Browning at base

I have a 25 year old cactus that is Browning at the base it is not soft to touch it is hard. It does have new growth andit is spiny at the very top. Please help I do not want to lose him!
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Unidentified identification

I have searched the internet using 4 different plant ID. Sites and have not been able to identify this beautiful plant growing in a dental office. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks, CD.
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Entangled coffee plant

6 months ago, I received my first coffee plant that I immediately repotted in a 14" pot. It was 6 " in height, now 2 ft tall. I have recently realized that it was actually made up of 6 ...
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Advice on long term Arborvitae management

I am wondering if anyone could give me advice on the arborvitae. They are growing great but I am concerned that the privacy row is getting too tight. Should I remove every other plant to give them ...
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Can plantlets on Kalanchoe be removed?

I'm wondering if the plantlets on kalanchoe can be removed occasionally without affecting the plant in some anyway. To my knowledge, these structures on the leaves are basically a means of natural ...
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Why use a saucer for hydroponics?

I’m trying to get into some home grown hydroponics, to grow some tomatoes and chilies fresh over the winter (without having to import them). I’ve used a kit before to grow basil and this used one ...
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How to give my Stapelias a healthy compact look?

I currently have none in my collection, but I think of re-introducing them into my garden, as either potted plants or grown from seed. My experience is as follows: In a shaded location, they grow ...
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Tomato plants in NY

How late in the summer can you expect to get ripe tomatoes in your garden? I am in the southern NY area?
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What are hazards of cold weather and frost to tree seeds and seedlings in northern nursery?

I have never got a good intuition about threat of frost for these trees in my nursery. I have many seedlings in pots or air prune boxes, 6-12" soil depth w mulch on top. I am in zone 5 where we ...
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Coffee grounds as pesticide or fertilizer (in general and/or for Chinese Evergreens)

Earlier today, I noticed a lot of small tiny flies emerging from the Chinese Evergreens I purchased last weekend. At the time, I just had my freshly ground and used morning coffee beans... so I tried ...

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