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trying to id new weed invading back yard

May 29, 2017, 12:03 am

Weed invading banks in back of house. This one crowding out vinca minor. About yard long, budding, stickers around leaves. Pulls easily with long thin root. Put through Google images and it s... Read more »

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 »

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String trimmer replacement heads rating: 5

I have a 2 cycle gas string trimmer. I finally wore out the bang-on-the-ground string trimmer head. Pretty much fell apart from being smashed on the ground to get it to feed new string, which it rare... Read more »

Baking Soda KIlls Crabgrass? rating: 5

Just read on another forum that if you sprinkle baking soda on crabgrass it will wither, turn black and die within 5 days. Has any one on this newsgroup tried the baking soda approach? Shepherd Read more »

covering a stucco wall rating: 5

Hi I'm trying to figure out the best way to cover my stucco balcony with something green and alive. I put up some creeping fig vines, but there's still more balcony to fill. I was thinking some kind ... Read more »

How to trim Aptinia iceplant rating: 5

Living in Southern California and fighting Aptinia iceplant. We replaced our lawn and the weekly mowing with several large areas of aptinia. The trouble is, aptinia does not like to be confined. It ... Read more »

cucumber picked too early rating: 5

First year that I am actually getting cucumbers and I picked one a couple days ago that was greenish on top, but after picked noticed it was mostly yellow on bottom. Will it ripen like a tomato ... Read more »

Bagworms disappeared? rating: 5

Hi folks - hoping someone with some bagworm experience can maybe shed some light on this... We have a mid-size Arborvitae and recently discovered a substantial infestation of bagworms. We started pi... Read more »

less pungent alternative to onions? rating: 5

I LOVE onions. I enjoy growing them, and using them in a variety of recipes and cooking. My wife, on the other hand, loathes them. She especially hates the smell of them cooking, but can tole... Read more »

Can termites live in a vacuum? rating: 5

I got some tree trimmings from a couple not too far from us and I am planning on using it for smoking (meats).. It's from a nice large (and dead) nectarine tree, but upon cutting it down it was found... Read more »

How long does a cycad leaf live? rating: 5

I've recently gained interest in growing cycads that are cold-hardy to my area (upstate South Carolina, Zone 7). I'm wondering-- how long do individual cycad leaves live? I have two C. revoluta tha... Read more »

Scythe sharpening? rating: 5

Does anyone have directions for sharpening a scythe? I take it there's a technique as opposed to just winging it. Mine's gotten noticeably duller, and I read it's common to sharpen them in the field... 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.