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November 27, 2018, 4:46 am

Cannabis is growing in popularity, and I am happy about it. Because I know in some places it's not yet legalized but in some, it is already. An article 'Starting a Dispensary in California - Marijuan... Read more »

Ground Cover/Slope/Ivy

November 27, 2018, 4:09 am

Hi, I'm trying to get some ground cover on a sunny slope, which usually gets swallowed by tall grasses in the Spring and Summer. I put out a bunch of Emerald Gaiety and most of them died after ... Read more »

Hosta from seed?

November 24, 2018, 9:17 pm

Hi, Last winter I collected some hosta seeds from the garden and planted them in a covered seed tray under lights. I read somewhere that these plants don't come true from seed which is what I'm l... Read more »

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles of leaves and ne...

November 24, 2018, 1:28 am from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern) CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard. -- The little ant ... Read more »


November 19, 2018, 5:02 pm

I have a plant that I inherited from my mother. Actually, it is a rooted cutting from a rooted cutting from a rooted cutting of my mother's plant. As she did, I have it growing in water, not soil... Read more »

Burford Holly

November 13, 2018, 5:45 pm

I am looking for dwarf Burford holly (Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana') in the greater Los Angeles area. Two very good nurseries that I contacted no longer carry it. Does anyone know where I can get... Read more »

Brain trainer ,Memory trainer helps prevent Alzheimer's disease and strengt...

October 31, 2018, 9:50 am

Neurosurgery specialists in geriatrics and pediatrics have proven that brai n stimulation helps prevent Alzheimer's disease and strengthen children's t hinking and intelligence. This is by no means... Read more »

Overgrown garden <UK>

October 10, 2018, 12:52 am

What can be done about an abandoned semi in my road? Local council could of sorted it years ago, mad old woman maybe 70 seen maybe twice a year by neighbours. Can't see the house on street view its s... Read more »

Rock garden with plants from seeds

September 27, 2018, 9:40 am

Hello there! My mother wants to recreate her rock garden to one with colorful flowers..We decided that we will grow them from seeds but we are not sure what flowers to choose to grow together..We fo... Read more »

Gauging the strength of an old tree

August 27, 2018, 11:38 pm

The ~60 year old mulberry tree in my back yard has developed two large dead limbs. It's clear the tree will have to come out eventually, but it still yields useful shade, so I'd like to keep it as ... Read more »

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Pruning rose of sharon and dipladema

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OK, I have these two shrubs (I am not sure of the spelling of dipladema as I don't have its card in front of me, but I was told butterflies and hummingbirds love them). I notice that on both, the bl... Read more »

Q: Growing Arbutus Unedo from cuttings?

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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 »

OT Petrified hessian (burlap)

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When I was a child, many decades ago, there were still a few structures around on various farms that dated from the time of the Depression and that were largely built out of a substance called petrif... Read more »

what to do with tall Cereus Peruvianus? $ sell?

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got a cereus peruvianus that has become way too tall and contemplating moving into another place with much lower ceilings, so it has got to go question is what to do with this 18 foot tall cactus? it... Read more »

Pests on cleome

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Last year my cleome were infested with some kind of black and yellow beetle in late summer so I pulled them up and got rid of them. This year their seeds sprouted some nice looking plants, but I've ... Read more »

Search a lonely wife and date her

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Small blue-white flowers in lawn, are they flowers or weeds?- photo

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Some pretty little flowers have sprung up in a section of the lawn this spring. I suspect they are weeds, but if by chance they are some kind of flowers, I'll transplant them. Photo here: http://i9.p... Read more »

MCPA and roses

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I have some clover growing in my rose bed - the sort of clover that is big vigorous and puts out runners that just break off even if you try to dig then up. I am sick of trying to dig this stuff o... Read more »

"Wild" Pumpkin Vine Question

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Hi everybody! Here's a question... I've got a wild pumpkin vine that was growing in my foxglove bed. Seems after talking with my neighbor, he had given out pumpkins seeds to the birds and squirrels... Read more »

Neomarica gracilis - walking iris

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Hi all Sorry have posted this in the marketplace too but wondered if there's anyone here UK based who might have or know where I can get hold of a walking iris. Thanks! Shaun -- Shaun342 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.