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What kind of (acacia) tree is this?

It's some sort of acacia, but I am not sure which. Nilotica? https://photos.app.goo.gl/4N4fXk4aMpZPWMUo6
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What went wrong with my potted creeping fig?

I bought this ice caps creeping fig in September, and it's just not doing very well. The leaves are very dry and brown looking, and I haven't seen any new leaves since shortly after we got it; I'm not ...
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Full spectrum LED strips tape for growing succulents and indoor plants

I'm looking at modifying some built in shelving that I have in my house with some LED strips to help my succulents and indoor plants. Due to the fixed nature of the shelves and the relatively narrow ...
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How to kill stickers, sandburrs, goatheads, in Bermuda grass lawn

How to kill stickers, sandburrs, goatheads, in Bermuda grass lawn I remember a post mentioning something about treating while grass was dormant. I just don’t remember what chemical and how often? ...
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Please identify this flower

Please identify this flower. Characteristics: (I don't have much info about it) winter flowering species flowers gradually have started closing not much height
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What kinf of plants can survive only in hydrogel beads?

I would like to have advices and informations about the feasibility of my little project. I would like to create a table with plants in it. I'm planning to carve a rectangle in my wood table in ...
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Giving a beautiful orchid as a Christmas gift to your mother?

What rather rare and colourful orchid that you can't find in supermarkets could I order on Amazon as a Christmas gift for my mother?
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Can I graft a Scion on a mature tree branch?

Can I graft a scion on a different variety mature tree branch? For example can I graft a Kingston Black apple Scion on a Dabinett apple tree branch?
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When is the best time to prune a Magnolia tree, and how much?

I live in Derbyshire, UK and have a Magnolia tree which in recent years seems to have gone a bit out of control, i.e. much bigger than I think it ought to be for the space it occupies. I feel it ...
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How do I go about pruning a mature fig tree to a smaller size?

I've recently purchased a house that has a rather large fig tree next to a two-story garage. It's gotten a bit unruly as you can see from this photo: I've read that fig trees should be pruned in the ...
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Is Aloe 'Firebird' sterile?

I cross many of my hybrid & species aloes with other hybrid &/or species aloes. I have never been able to use Aloe 'Firebird' successfully as the male or the female. It has never pollinated ...
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Which animal's droppings are these?

I was tearing down my tool shed in the garden and found these droppings on the floor. Can someone tell me which animal's droppings are these? Note: I live in the Pacific Northwest of the US
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Kentia turning yellow

I have a kentia palm which after transplanting is starting to die... One of the oldest leaves completely turned yellow and another one looks like going into the same direction. The still-green one ...
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Friction in landscape contracts

When two agents get together to discuss work that needs to be done in a landscape, inevitably each has a more or less different idea of what the final result will be. When there is a big discrepancy ...
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Kumquat fruit drop: Always the same result, no matter what

I got different responses, often conflicting ones: It could have been from excess water as well as lack of water. While June drop may be associated with heat, even fruits which formed later in the ...
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Can crushed rapeseed be used instead of rapeseed meal as fertilizer?

Traditionally, the Japanese use rapeseed meal as fertilizer. This is a non-waste production, they extract oil from seeds and use the resulting meal as fertilizer. But I wondered: is it possible to use ...
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Dark brown leisons on the underside of the hot pepper leaves

There are dark brown leisons on the underside of the leaves and the leaves eventually turn yellow and fall off. Leisons are not visible on the upper side, also not water soaked or with a yellow halo ...
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Washing roots to make sure it has no hidden insects?

My red pepper plant isn't doing too great, so I decided to check the soil and it had dark red worms. I took it out of the pot, and removed all the soil from the roots with a water hose (or so I ...
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What kind of tree is this, and what can I replace it with?

What kind of tree is this? We have three of these trees that we are planning on removing. Due to their placement away from the sun. They have actually bent themselves (45 degrees) to a position to ...
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Landscaper dumped clay dirt over lawn

We've had a landscaper over to replace a retaining wall, but he dumped/spread the dirt he dug all over our lawn. It's heavy clay so I'm not sure if grass will grow through the clay. Our lawn hasn't ...
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Stopping rats from digging up bulbs from pots

My parents have moved out to the country and are trying to prepare a group of pots to flower in the spring. They planted bulbs in pots about 2 weeks ago but suddenly for 3 nights in a row rats are ...
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Does removing the pistil from an Amaryllis flower extend the life of the bloom?

I have several Amaryllis bulbs starting to bloom. Will removing the pistil extend the life of the bloom?
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Tree Identification - Rio de Janeiro

I am trying to find out what kind of tree this is. I see them a lot in pictures of Rio de Janeiro, possibly some sort of ficus tree? Thanks for helping me find out!
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How to clean and find if the garden is level

I am cleaning a house previously held by my deceased mother in law and now I am onto cleaning the garden and finding if the ground is level to set up cemented slab for base of a shed I ordered. I ...
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How crooked should my young fruit tree be to warrant staking?

I planted some fruit trees on level ground about 18 months ago. A couple of them have developed a slight lean. I understand that staking is not necessarily a good idea unless there is "too much lean....
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Scale like matter and dark spots on Lipstick Petiole

I found this scale like matter on my leaves and i noticed they have been droopy lately. There is also tiny black things on almost every petiole.
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Avocado plant leaves drooping ** still in water**

The leaves on my avocado plant are drooping, the difference is, mine is still in the water cup I used to pop the seed. I was waiting to see wilting or burn on the leaves to indicate the time for ...
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My snake plant stopped growing

I’ve had this plant for 6 months and in those 6 months three leave shot up like crazy! They grew over a foot in length but the rest of the leaves have all stayed the same length. Is this normal?
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Please indentify this pepper plant

Hello guys, I've actually got this pepper plant from my local "bazaar" or market and its been really bothering me as I don't know the variety. Anyone of you ever encountered this? Thanks!
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Need help identifying sprouts from random seeds

I casually put some vegetable/fruit seeds on some cups but I wasn’t able to keep track which was which. Are these eggplants?
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How to root basil cuttings without putting them in water?

I tried several times to multiple my basil using the cutting method, however they don't root and rot everytime, even if I put a piece of charcoal in the container fil with water. So, is there other ...
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Did I kill my Aloe Plant?

I forgot my aloe plants were on my porch so they were exposed to winter temperatures, with a couple of those nights being below freezing. I brought them in, lightly watered them and they did not ...
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Is it risky to dust off the leaves of a plant (e.g. in terms of bacteria)?

Should we dust off the leaves of an indoor bonsai with a dry sopalin by gently massaging each leaf towards its ends and then towards the outside?
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Petunia flowers, edible or not?

If I grow petunias from a seed are the flowers safe to be used as food decoration. Can they safely be eaten?
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Locker Succulents

So my friend and I want to grow succulents in our locker. They will have no natural light but were thinking of getting them some form of battery powered grow lights and a fan to keep air circulation. ...
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Is this some kind of moss?

When I took the lid off of a large container of my composted soil that I had stored in the garage, I found this! Small whitish little balls all over the top of the soil and growing up the side of the ...
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Housepolant identification and care

Can anyone help me identify this house plant? Some of the leaves have gone yellow, I think due to under watering and this seems to be improving now. Should these be trimmed? Any other care tips ...
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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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How can i improve drainage in my containers if potting soil or the components that make up potting soil aren't available in my city?

I have quite a few container plants and most take about an hour (some even more) for the excess water to drain out completely. I raised the issue with my local nursery and they tell me it's fine, no ...
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Anything else I can do to promote growth?

I bought this plant some time ago, but I’ve noticed that it’s not looking that great. I decided to replant it with new soil since the original soil’s garbage. I decided to take a picture of the plant ...
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What is the name of this kind of tree?

This kind of tree seem to be very common in Sydney, Australia. I have captured two photo to show the leaves and... the trunk Could you identify the kind of tree? In addition, I have googled before ...
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What is a good tree to attract pollinators in late summer?

I am looking for a good August blooming tree that is bee frequently. Searching the internet I seem to just get a different mix of the same results of my searches. When I search For August blooming ...
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How long should I leave potted roots to rot down before reusing the soil?

I have a number of pots I grew tomatoes and cucumbers in through the he summer. These have now died off but I want to reuse the soil (mixing it with compost etc to get nutrients back) for other plants....
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How long can rhubarb, raspberry canes and gooseberry be left out of soil

i have raspberry canes and a gooseberry plant I have bought through my allotment which have been delivered, they are not in soil and the roots are in a plastic bag. I also have 3 rhubarb plants I ...
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Should I re-pot this orchid?

I am wondering if this orchid has outgrown it's pot? If it is, should I wait until spring, or should I re-pot it right away. Thanks!
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I want to stop my sago palms from growing taller

I have a mixture of male and female cycads in my gardens. I want to know how to stop them from growing taller, they are about 10 years older than when they were planted by previous house owner. If I ...
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Cutting bush down to manageable size

When I moved into my current house, there were two fairly large "spiky" bushes. They grow fairly quick and I have to prune it quite a few times a year. I ended up buying an electric hedge trimmer to ...
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Golden Rain Tree Seedlings

I planted seeds in a seed tray in summer 2018 and they sprouted this fall. I transplanted into 6" pots. I'm growing indoors in my south facing window, rotating 1/4 turn daily and placing outdoors in ...
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Overwintering green-leaved potted strawberry plants

I have a healthy, fruit-producing 'Elan' strawberry plant that created six runner plants this year. It's now November and I want to overwinter all seven pots. I plan to put them in the cellar (we ...
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Diy plant saucers

I was checking amazon and home depot, and 12” sturdy plastic saucers begin 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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