Kate Gregory
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Are there any plants that glow in the dark?
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I expect you read this article in New Scientist or one similar to it: Kyle Taylor, a founder of Glowing Plant, splices firefly genes into plants and wants to demystify the process by showing you ...

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How can I tell if a seed coating contains pesticides or fungicides?
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In Canada, seeds that have a poisonous coating (pesticide, fungicide etc) are always bright pink. A quick search appears to imply that this is also true in the US. This picture from Ray Weil ...

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How do I water my two apple trees?
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I didn't need to water any of my fruit trees regularly in Ontario, but when they were new the advice I was given was to get a large bucket and put a small hole in the bottom, then put the bucket near ...

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What's the name of this plant?
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Looks like a cyclamen to me. Here are more pictures so you can compare. The general consensus is that they don't need a lot of fuss and bother. That matches with my memory of having them in my house ...

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Is mid-October too late to seed a lawn in Ottawa, Canada?
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My father in law always said the best way to plant grass seed was on the first snow. It's easy to see how you're covering the ground, and when the snow melts that seed will get started a little, ...

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How to prepare a small vege garden for Toronto's winter?
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I would not recommend burying the debris in the garden. That could spread diseases. Pull all that and put it in a compost pile. I don't mulch empty dirt. Sure, it gets cold. Then in May it gets warm. ...

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What is the best species of grass to grow around a black walnut tree
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I seem to recall that bugle is a groundcover that is happy under walnuts. It's a pretty groundcover and it doesn't need mowing. We have it on some slopes that are hard to mow and it has spread happily ...

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What is this plant with long thin leaves with serrated edges and spikes of pink flowers?
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That is Betony. We have some in our Southern Ontario lawn that escaped from a flower bed. We mow around it, because it's nice, but it sure will spread if you let it. Plenty of pictures online you can ...

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Removing weeds from brick patio
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Back when I lived in the city, my neighbour used boiling water for this. It looks rather odd to be outside with a kettle, but she swore by it. You want to be careful not to spill or splash on your ...

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What is this purple flowering ground cover?
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I don't know what it is, but I have it here in Southernish Ontario. It's not too invasive, it stays low, it won't win a fight with grass but it will fill up a flowerbed if you let it. It stays really ...

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Flowers to sustain long-duration of absence during winter and summer?
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Houseplants that need no maintenance at all for many months are rare. Why not either give them to someone else to look after, or let them die and replace them when you return? Especially since these ...

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