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Q: Growing Arbutus Unedo from cuttings?

May 21, 2017, 10:06 pm

Hello all: I'm trying to grow Arbutus Unedo (Strawberry Tree) from cuttings. My first cutting just wouldn't root. I was told that I need some growth hormone. I checked the local Home Depot and L... Read more »

Re: Strange vine-like plant just popped up... Help needed identifying pleas...

May 20, 2017, 7:11 pm

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Re: gourds and moths?

May 2, 2017, 3:36 am

On Thursday, March 31, 1994 at 3:11:24 PM UTC-4, Sakim Charles Daniels wrot e: * I'm so sorry that this has nothing to do with your question. I'm looking f or th... Read more »

Jasmine dying back

April 30, 2017, 7:47 am

Hi all, I've joined with my first post to ask if anyone can help identifying what's wrong with this Jasmine Officianale. I planted it 3 years ago, to provide some nice screening between ourselves an... Read more »

Ground cover

April 29, 2017, 7:03 pm

Hello :) Which is the best ground cover that grows fast? Please and Thank you James --- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. Read more »

Is this Box blight?

April 27, 2017, 6:32 pm

Sorry about potentially sideways pictures! I have 2 box balls either side of my front door, both grown from cuttings for the same parent, maybe 5/6 years ago. The first image, the ailing one, has a... Read more »

Aphids on dandelions?

April 27, 2017, 1:52 am

While making rounds in the yard today I pulled up a dandelion seedhead with a profusion of small, dark spots on the stalk. The spots turned out to be tiny insects, resembling aphids, but very dark... Read more »

Ants in crassulata argentea (jade plant) pot!

April 25, 2017, 4:54 pm

All the dirt in the saucer has appeared in two days! How can I get rid of this ant infestation? The pot lives in my conservatory. +-----------------------------------------------------------------... Read more »

Help identifying Atco four stroke model

April 17, 2017, 3:32 pm

Hi, I found this in my dad's garage. All I can see is it is an Atco four stroke. Is there any way of identifying the model number? Thanks +------------------------------------------------------------... Read more »

White English Bluebell -- Huh?

April 13, 2017, 6:36 pm

On a hike across the northern counties of England a while back I was enchanted by the sometimes-vast swathes of bluebells. I managed to get 100 real Hyacinthoides non-scripta bulbs and planted th... Read more »

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Mandevillas and ants rating: 5

I have Mandevillas growing along my fence and noticed that bugs seem to be eating at the leaves. When I turned a few leaves over, I noticed large groups of ants under them. There are also black dots.... Read more »

Found a jelly substance in my herb garden - HELP ME PLEASE!!! rating: 5

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Hello All, For two days I have found small pieces of clear jelly substance (imagine small roughly diced pieces of agar-agar, although one piece I found yesterday was as big as a fist) lightly burried... Read more »

Did I use too much snail bait? rating: 5

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Hello, all: I'm a new homeowner and first-time gardener so you'll have to forgive questions that no doubt will seem naive and silly. In any event, I bought some Safer's Slug and Snail Bait because I... Read more »

bloodleaf is wilting -- contradictory advice rating: 5

Hello, For all of the following you may safely assume that I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!!! Feel free to use very basic terms. I have a bloodleaf, potted outdoors. It looks a lot like the picture at h... Read more »

Radishes are like wood rating: 5

I planted a garden this year. This is the first time I have had a garden since I moved to this farm. I used to have gardens in the past so I pretty much know what to do. I have really good soil, a... Read more »

Dripping Dieffenbachia rating: 5

I have propagated and given away giant-leaf dieffenbachia (18 leaves) for years. I keep my plants in the house year round. In my house, they grow a single trunk until they reach the ceiling. I cut... Read more »

Torenia reseeding rating: 5

I planted some torenia (happy faces) last year and just realized that the hundreds of little plants I've been pulling this summer are probably it.....from it's reseeding. Just to confirm......does ... Read more »

Is there oak wilt in Massachusetts?? rating: 5

We recently moved into a brand new property in central mass. It has a number of oaks on the lot and today I noticed the leaves on one of them were brown. This tree is a pin oak (I think: 6 pointed le... Read more »

Butterfly ballet's, Vanilla mornings, and Summer tangles rating: 5

I slipped off to sleep to the serenades of cicada's and frogs around my home and gardens and in the surrounding woodlands up here on the ridge. As I lay in the waterbed, Sugar's back planted against... Read more »

Ivy Plants rating: 5

I am a 35 year old male, very ignorant of indoor plants. I recently purchased an ivey plant, and decided to cutt of some to sprout. I have a stem in some water, it is growing well. At the 4 elboows o... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.