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It sounds as though you aren't keeping the cutting in a humidity tent. In other words, I think your basic problem is desiccation of the cutting. I've found it convenient to root cuttings in one gallon containers - 1 gallon zip lock bags fit snugly over the top. People frequently make little terrariums by cutting the bottom off 1 liter soft drink plastic ...


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Because of the large pith cavity in elderberry stems, grafting is tricky and good grafts are rare. It's better to grow them from cuttings. Spliced side grafting onto one-year-old seedlings may be successful. semi-ripe or softwood cuttings (best done when new shoots are not yet ripened) should have the stems plugged at the end (I use rose thorns) to help ...


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If we're talking about commonly referred to Rubus, most plants in the genus can be propagated 3 ways, by cuttings, by sectioning off suckers - the easiest if there are suckers present already, or by tip layering - burying the tip of a stem a few inches below ground to encourage the plant to produce a sucker.


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It seems that you caused too much root damage and the roots now cannot load up water as fast as it is being lost through the leaves to the air - hence, the loss of turgidity. You need to put it in a humidity tent or makeshift terrarium. In this limited space the relative humidity will stay near 100% and, in essence, no more water will be lost by ...


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I just got rid of a mulberry tree this year, and I'm glad I did. The fruit is so thick and dense that it covers the ground and not much else grows there. They grow fast. A branch growing 3ft a year is not unusual. They grow easily from seed. You will have seedlings every where. The juice stains cars and clothing. When it gets hot all those berries ...


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You would need really, really large pots. Sea buckthorn's roots go between 1.5 and 3 m (5-10 feet) down and on average 5 m, but up to 12 m (13 yards) horizontally, if space permits. Of course you can block at least some of the horizontal runner roots, but a 5 m tall bush needs a certain amount of root mass not only to anchor it, but also to ensure a ...


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Probably you happen to be seeing mostly (likely due to locale) the output of one breeding program and that is their theme. Looking here, page 24 to 26, that would appear to be Arkansas; and many more names other than Triple Crown (from Maryland) that are not in that theme show up. Illini, (guess where that's from) Thornfree, Doyle Thornless, Black Satin, ...


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It looks like Nandina domestica, an evergreen or semi evergreen shrub - if your 'tree' has a thick trunk, then it isn't Nandina. Usual height is up to 8 feet, but I suspect this plant is pruned back regularly to keep it against the wall, which would account for its being a little taller. Common name Heavenly Bamboo because of its tendency to grow upright, ...


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Black nightshade - yes, Solanum nigrum see the wiki page here. Short lived perennial. Is it edible ... the wiki page has something to say on this; answers yes and no would be correct, but probably you are playing with fire. If it is just for yourself in a scientific context then be aware that the toxin is the same as that in greened potatoes after exposure ...


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This article indicates that: sea buckthorn is hard to propagate "it will regenerate from root pieces "(confirmed from my copy of Dirr) which is also confirmed here So, carefully, due to the thorns, get sections of root from your desired plant and put them in a little bag of the local soil that is damp. They should have no problems lasting the trip home. ...


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You could train some grapevines to grow on those. I'm not sure if there's enough sun. If you count rose hips as fruit, you could grow climbing rose bushes. There are lots of annual fruiting plants that climb, but they don't necessarily need to do so. For instance, a lot of cucurbits climb. Shark Fin Melon might be okay. It grows leaves pretty well on low ...


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Your first plant appears to be Melothria Pendula, Creeping Cucumber and apparently there's some debate over whether or not their fruit are toxic, I suspect the answer is, "don't eat very many." The insect is likely some manner of squash bug, they feed on a wide variety of Cucurbit Family plant species, apparently including this one. Whether or not the ...


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Mulberry trees can grow roots that break up sidewalks and such. I wouldn't plant them next to a house, either. Mulberries with dark fruits may fall on the ground, people may walk on them, and if they step on carpet in the house, it can really stain the carpet (so I've read). White-fruited mulberries are probably non-staining (but I could be wrong). It ...


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Sea buckthorn loves, loves, loves light and airy, nutrient-poor soil, the sandier the better. They handle dry spells, but not permanently "wet feet". Even the commercial breeds get little fertilizer, for home gardens it is recommended to fertilize for perhaps a year or two after planting, then let them mostly fend for themselves, except a light dose of ...


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It seems the sharpness of the thorns depends on the cultivar Normally sea buckthorn has thorns surrounding the berries which also vary in density, shape, size and sharpness. In Russia, Germany and Mongolia, thornless or near thornless cultivars have been bred. https://www.statpub.com/index.php/gab/article/54228 This is Harvest Moon, a largely thornless ...


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I would challenge some of your assumptions. I think some annual plants are good. You can buy some of them for few francs on every "grocery" shop e.g. basil, rosemary, or also tomatoes, etc. Then you trow away in autumn, as most of our citizen, or put the pot inside for winter (not the tomatoes). Additionally I don't recommend to plant herbs as perennials in ...


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Not a good idea - fleece will likely encourage fungal infection, will block or filter any available sunlight and daylight, and reduce the plant's capacity for photosynthesis, plus, unless its tied tightly round the plant (which will likely damage the plant anyway), is very unlikely to keep out aphids. You can construct a small fruit cage later on to try to ...


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Yes, this looks very much like a wineberry. It's a type of raspberry. Wineberries are one of my favorite raspberries and one of the only I've ever seen that produce reliably in the shade. It is considered semi invasive in some areas so just beware.


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The plant is Aucuba japonica 'Serratifolia', or a very similar cultivar. Take a look at this link, or elsewhere to double check.


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No, you can not graft a pineapple to another "berry" tree. This is because the fruit name "berry" is merely a botanical term for a "type of fruit" that the plant produces. The term "berry" has nothing to do with how related the plants are to each other. There are dozens of botanical terms for "different types of fruits". But, not to be overly technical, ...


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I am not much familiar with Aronia but if you examine the pictures offered by various online sales sites what you have look like regular dried berries. University of Maryland offers an interesting page summarizing what can go wrong with Aronia, but of course most of these will apply to much earlier in the season. Check for Fusicladium scab lesions which ...


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They're short lived (50-80 years), enormous, prone to leaf spot which they will spread all over the area they're in (at least they are here), and should never be planted in a back yard unless your yard is huge and can comfortably accomodate removing the tree when it's close to death - it will fall over one day. They're great for parks but terrible in the ...


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From what I can see in the photos, it looks like you have a thimbleberry. Thimbleberries are similar in appearance to raspberries, but are typically even more delicate and prone to falling apart. Their leaves are similar in shape to a maple leaf, and can have sawtooth or smooth edges. Your original question asked about edibility, and they are indeed edible....


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It's plausible that this is Lonicera xylosteum, (Fly Honeysuckle), which does indeed have toxic berries. The toxicity is low, however, and it's not likely that one would eat enough to cause any severe poisoning. It could be another form of Lonicera. But for the most part, Honeysuckles should be considered non-edible. Here is an article in regards to ...


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what type of shears they were using In the Comments to the first video (both shown as posted by Leons Choice) 'Leon' mentions: these tools I made by myself. Here are some other tools used by Leon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP6sBLcYeXQ. A lot less persnickety but rather cruder tool can be made from very heavy gauge wire bent into a tight U shape (...


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The grower's site indicates The majority of the flowers formed on Autumn Revolution are perfect, meaning that the flower itself has both male and female parts. So you do not need two plants. It can sometimes take a few years for a plant to get established and able to flower and fruit.


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Listed as Zone 6 through to 9 by Floridata (see below) and I'd be more inclined to trust that as a source, especially if your conflicting information is from sellers of the plant http://floridata.com/Plants/Ericaceae/Vaccinium%20arboreum/954


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All parts of Elderberry are toxic, except the flowers and the flesh of the berries - ripe berries need cooking before use to destroy the cyanide like compound in the seeds they contain. I can't imagine why anyone would want to use the green berries for anything, any more than you'd use unripe blackberries -they're unripe and untasty, but the same rules apply ...


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Well they look like Leycesteria formosa berries, but there's no foliage which even remotely resembles that plant in your picture. Is the stem with the berries actually coming from the sword like leaves in your picture, or is just trailing across them from somewhere else? If the stem IS coming from the clump of leaves, then its Dianella caerulea or Dianella ...


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I wouldn't bother with insecticides for aphids, although they could get rid of them, probably. I recommend getting a shower nozzle for your hose and showering the foliage every two or three days. Aphids don't tend to stay on regularly showered plants. I didn't have any issues with plants I did that with in 2016, except when I wasn't doing it. It should spray ...


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