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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 »

Overwintering annuals

August 20, 2018, 10:00 pm

I'm new to gardening and I want to overwinter petunias, pelargoniums and begonias in my conservatory. What is the minimum temperature they will tolerate to survive please? -- Pilky Read more »

Thorny hedge

August 14, 2018, 1:06 pm

Hello, I am thinking to plant some thorny shrubs along my neighbor's fence. A couple of years ago he replaced his wooden fence but the new one is barely 1.50m high while the older was about 1.80, ... Read more »

Suffolk Punch Lawn Mower Problems

July 29, 2018, 12:05 pm

Hi, Recently bought a Suffolk punch petrol cylinder mower and all was great for 6-8 weeks. However, I started using the mower last week and within a few minutes of use, the cylinder and self pro... Read more »

Controlling adventitious growth of oleander

June 24, 2018, 1:11 am

There is a large (multiple 5 trunks) oleander growing next to a walkway. Some unwanted trunks have been cut, and they produce a dense growth of buds, which intrude on the walkway and have to be la... Read more »

Gladiolus bent leaves before the stalk = no bloom?

June 17, 2018, 8:15 am

This is my second year planting gladiolus, they are currently at the 3-5 leave stage, before the stalk comes. I learned last year that not all corms produce any leaves. If they produce green leaves, ... Read more »

What soil for planters?

June 13, 2018, 1:43 am

I am working on a new deck. You can see the plans here: My first step is to buy soil. These being large planters I figured I would buy garden so... Read more »

Blue Spruce Going Brown

June 5, 2018, 9:20 pm

Hi, We have a tree that my parents bought for us when we moved into our home. We think its a blue spruce. However in the last few months the lower, inner branches are turning brown and crisp. I've ... Read more »

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Pawpaw trees & Kiwi's in Wisconsin??

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Anyone out there ever try & grow Pawpaws or kiwi's in Wisconsin???? Read more »

Permanent Digital Moisture Meter for Plants

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Does anyone make a digital meter that can be left in a small plant and show the water saturation of the soil around the roots 24x7? I have played with the Thirsty Light and find it to be inaccurat... 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 »

Milky Spore Gets rid of Grubs & Moles

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I tried milky spore a year ago in a desperate attempt to clear my lawn of destructive moles. I purchases the Milky Spore from and have seen tremendous results! I was a little s... 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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Search a lonely wife and date her Read more »

Wood Chips Ahoy

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I have a section of the yard in full shade, a bit of English Ivy had grown there poorly (Atlanta 7b Piedmont) and too much Wysteria. It's currently cleared. So, I've got a notice the power comp... 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 »

plant with translucent stem

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I have just seen a plant in an Open Gardenthat I would like in my garden but the owner does not know its name. It has a singlebtranslucent stem (a bit like a balsam plant but it is a perrenial,not a... 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 » 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.