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Avocado sapling of 1 year or so developing brown spot on leaves

So I’ve had this avocado for about a year or more now, and it’s been through a lot. From being outside and developing I’m guessing sun burns on the leaves, to my cat peeing in the pot recently and me ...
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Orange mould in cactus soil?

I’ve noticed some orange-ish spots in the soil of my cactus plants which I am guessing is mould? I’m new to owning plants so I don’t really know what I’m supposed to do in terms of treating and ...
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What is this orange? pus growing on my Palm Tree?

What is this orange pus growing on my Palm Tree? We have two palm trees that are side by side, 1 is infected with this pus and the other is not. Is this a fungus? If so, which kind. Can I cure this ...
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Are these wasps? What is the best course of action to handle them?

So I just discovered them under a solar panel switch ('isolator') today. I have no idea how long they have been there but I reckon it cannot be more than a month or so. There are two of them and they ...
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Were fall foliage leaf colors in Canada also delayed in autumn 2021? [migrated]

English is not my first language. I didn't fully grok this National Geographic article published November 24 2021 by Sarah Gibbens. But it discusses just the eastern U.S.A., NOT Canada. How ever what ...
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Are these whites flecks anything to be concerned about? What are they?

I recently took in this neglected plant and for a while (during the summer) it flowered well and seemed happy. More recently however the flowers dried and fell off and these white flecks appeared. ...
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New plant came with a stowaway palm, how do I tease them apart?

I bought a strelitzia nicolai and it came with a surprise stowaway palm growing in the pot. I'm not one to complain, but I think I should tease them apart before they grow to suffocate each other. I ...
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Chilli plant Potted in the balcony

1My chilli plant leaves are getting wrinkly. I live in Melbourne, Australia. They are in a pot in the balcony. This has been going on for a few weeks. Being watered everyday. Have sprayed them with ...
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What are these white hairs on the underside of water spinach leaves?

I am growing water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) under grow lights indoors. Most of them seem to have white 'hairs' growing on the under side of the leaves. The cotyledons don't seem to be affected. I ...
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Soiless potting mix for rose plants?

What is the best soil less potting mix for roses? Would appreciate suggestions.
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Curio ficoides (Mount Everest)/Blue Chalksticks leaves are drying up

The leaves of my Curio ficoides have been drying up for more than a month now, I'm watering it about once a week, what should I do?
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How can I help a newly sprouted seed lawn compete with faster growing clover?

I have exciting new grass seedlings sprouting, some weeds appear to be gaining: My basic questions: Is it better to manually pull the oxalis, or let the grass try and compete? If I pull, how much ...
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Regrow apical bud

I just cut the apical bud off of a tree trunk in order to end apical dominance. Is there any going back if I change my mind? Can it be grown back and can I do anything to encourage that to happen?
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what to do if No. Calif. oak tree has water within trunk

A couple of my trees have water near the base where the tree forks upward. One guy suggests using chainsaw to cut small drain hole at bottom of bole, and then fill bole up with cement? Is this what I ...
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What other cactus can I plant in the same box with my FairyCastle Cactus?

I’m planning on planting my fairy cactus in a new box but I’d like to also plant a second cactus with it, I really want to get a lady finger cactus but I don’t know what cacti are plantable next to my ...
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Dying house bamboo

I’ve had these bamboo plants for about 6 months now and they have recently started dying,I have noticed a few really tiny bugs crawling around in the soil. Does anyone have a clue on why it’s dying ...
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Can I give my Jade tree soda?

I have a Jade tree in my store and I just love her to bits. We try to give her water regularly, but sometimes at the end of the day some of the guys have leftover pop in the break room. Would it be ...
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Aloe Vera leaf is broken

I have an Aloe Vera, which leaf became broken by this morning. I do not know why this happened, or even what I should do with that leaf. I admit that taking care of Aloe Vera is very hard (very ...
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How do I learn to lead a greenhouse?

My high school has a large greenhouse that's sadly been neglected and unused for several years. The students have decided to organize a "garden club" and revive the greenhouse, and I'm the ...
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How long to see results in citrus tree after soil remediation?

I recently discovered that a nutrient imbalance might be contributing to a grapefruit tree having fruit with thick rinds and no fruit/pulp. Here's the explanation I'm working from. If I add bone meal ...
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Ash as a fertilizer?

I usually burn dried coconut husk and thorny stems from my lemon plants and I winder if the ash produced from burning such stems and leaves or paper can be a good way to fertilize plants? Or I need to ...
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Is my pineapple plant dying?

I noticed my pineapple plant was severely over-watered so I removed the wet soil, let my plant air dry out of the pot for a few days, then re-potted it with dry soil. But now its falling over, the ...
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What is the difference between a trimmer and a trimmer console?

What does the word 'Console' in the model name signify? I have used the 'compare' options but the feature comparison does not explain what 'Console' means. As far as I can tell the 'Console' version ...
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Are baby gem dense enough for low hedges?

I would like to have a very low hedge: about a foot tall. Are baby gem boxwoods dense enough for that? In other words, will there be enough leaves to cover the branches at the bottom and to look dense?...
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What has happened to the diversity of my Oxalis bulbs?

Last year, I purchased potted oxalis bulbs. EDIT: Added picture of all cultivars I had five cultivars total: Three with small green leaves, one with large green leaves, and one with large purple ...
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Can I let my florist cyclamen go dormant in a hot Mediterranean climate?

I had them in the past. Not for the time being. While cyclamens go dormant throughout the summer, florist cyclamens seem unpredictable. I live in a warm Mediterranean climate, zone 11. Temperatures ...
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Help identifying houseplant?

I got this houseplant from a grocery store, and there was no card or anything identifying the type of plant. It’s looking a little droopy, so I wanted to try and figure out what kind of plant it was ...
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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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Can a hinoki cypress thrive in a planter with access to the earth below?

I moved into a new place with a very small 'yard'. I would like to plant a Hinoki cypress, but there is no direct access to the earth because the whole yard is covered with deck or porch. There is a ...
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A white fungus has started growing on the bark/knots of one of my tree. Anyone know how I can treat it naturally?

Anyone know how to treat this white fungus on my tree? Would like to save it and treat naturally if possible and avoid having it spread to the rest of the grove.
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Adding worms to clay soil - worth it?

I have a large area of miserable clay soil which I'm looking to start rehabilitating. For the past 15 years it's been neglected and had nothing but some unwanted grass. It's very compacted due to ...
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Zone 8a: What is a good plant to block sun coming in 8' window

We have some west-facing bathroom windows that start at 8' and go to the ceiling at 10'. I would like plant something to filter the light and stop the afternoon sun from streaming in to our bathroom ...
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Why do the Walnuts of Our Trees Get Black and Could Not Ripe

We have a cottage in a very close proximity to the Black Sea (around 2 kilometers) in what is referred to as a Temperate Climate Zone environment. We have 3 old walnut trees that give a fair amount of ...
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Is tradescantia andersoniana (Blushing bride) toxic to pets (specifically cats)?

According to Wikipedia, some members of Tradescantia (e.g., inch plants) are toxic to cats: the sap seems to cause dermatitis (source). However, I can't tell if this applies to all members of the ...
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What kind of spider is covering my olive trees in these Halloween style webs?

These extreme webs have appeared over many of my young olive trees. They are pretty all engulfing and I can’t see any spiders. Last spring I saw a bush that had some kind of moth caterpillar ...
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What are the Chances to Get a Walnut Tree from Seed that Yields Similar Nuts as its Parent

I have read that most trees that are grown from seed turn up to be very different than the parent. For example, some sources claim that the chance to get good apples from an apple grown from seed is 1/...
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How to check ratio of usage elements from nutrion solution for lettuce

I measure ppm for my hydroponics system. And I would like to know a proportion of every element (Calcium Nitrogen) etc. that my plant is absorbing. For example I have a nutrion solution which contains ...
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Tulsi (holy basil) brought indoors for winter dropping leaves

We brought our potted Tulsi plant indoors for the winter and put it near a South facing window that gets sunlight during the day. Today is the first day it’s been inside and it’s dropping a ton of ...
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Has there been any research on the "take rate" of conifer cuttings?

So I can see that a conifer cuttings method can be done in August +/-. https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-take-conifer-cuttings/ Has there been any research on this "take ...
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Apple Tree Sapling Struggling

I'm in the process of growing the little apple tree you see here from a seed that had germinated within an apple I was eating. I thought it would be interesting to see if it would grow and over the ...
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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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Best shade grass seed for north central Florida?

I just completed a lot of underground plumbing work in my backyard which has resulted in me having lots of patches of dirt, and I would like to plant grass seed to start to add some ground cover. I'm ...
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How much frost is too much frost for a fiddle leaf fig

Recently, I received a fiddle leaf fig from someone who could not care for it. They had been keeping it outside (Zone 6A, formerly 5B) for the summer and, unfortunately, I didn’t get to it before ...
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What's wrong with my Japanese Black Pine seedlings

Many of my seedlings have changed colour. Some are going brown/beige at the bottom but I am not sure about this grey/purple colour?
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Mold growing on the pot surface

On the surface of this pot there have been this mold growing. The color varies from yellow-white to bright yellow. Is it dangerous for the plant, can it spread to the other pots I have in the house ...
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automower in the frost

I have a robotic lawnmower and recently ran it when the grass was white with frost. Now there are some tracks where the grass looks black and almost burned, only where the wheels went. What is causing ...
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Factors to consider when choosing between Perlite and Vermiculite for improving drainage in raised beds?

My local community gardening organization gave me plans and instructions for constructing and filling a raised bed. They said to use half top soil and half compost, in layers. I foolishly did not ...
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Help identify please .. fruit in south of France

Picked in south of France .. about 2 inches long. Sweet smelling. Any ideas?
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What is wrong with my snake vine (Hibbertia scandens)

Last year I planted some snake vines (Hibbertia scandens). This spring they have really taken off. But last week I noticed leaves on one of them were a bronze colour rather than glossy green. This now ...
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How should I prune this kafir lime to produce a bushier plant

I live in Sydney, AU. I have a kafir lime with 3 lanky branches. That I bought last year. Now that summer is almost upon us, I want to prune it a bit to produce a more bushy plant. At the start of ...

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