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Tunnelling critters

February 11, 2017, 1:42 am

I got 'em . In my gardens , in the woods , under the house , and other places . I'm not sure what they are , whether ground squirrels , moles , or gophers . I do know my dog (mountain cur) love... Read more »


February 10, 2017, 1:41 am

I got about 15 inches of snow and it's now 12ºF here. I plowed my drivway and made paths to the barns for the ferals... they were on my deck having their dinner and now have crawled into their he... Read more »

Begonias for Landscaping

February 6, 2017, 7:30 am

I got to know that Begonias is come in so many colours ? from the vibrant red to orange, yellow, pink, white and many other different shades, it?s beautiful. and the it has some benefits that begonia... Read more »

Root Balls

February 4, 2017, 2:43 pm

I read somewhere that when you plant a (bare root) tree that you should use the same soil that came out of the hole to fill it . The reasoning was that if you use nice soil when the roots hit the... Read more »


January 29, 2017, 9:37 pm

Baked the Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl in my bundt pan, EXCELLENT! Birds gotta eat too: Read more »

Old 2 stroke mcculloch strimmer

January 23, 2017, 8:28 pm

Hi I got a really old mcculloch Euromac d29 strimmer recently, it's about 20 years old I think, it was stored away and forgot about until an old shed was emptied out. I'm trying to find a carb for it... Read more »

Racoons and squirrels eating avocados

January 19, 2017, 12:30 am

Well, the rascals are back. I don't mind them eating the fruit but there have been some raccoons caught around here with rabies. The squirrels run around like crazy - more than normal - there ... Read more »

Identify Tree?

January 15, 2017, 10:39 pm

Location: Southern California, Sunset zone 21, US Department of Agriculture zone 10b Photo: My friend asked me to help her identify this tree. It is growing at the house she recently bought. ... Read more »

Unknown tropical tree

January 14, 2017, 2:25 pm

Hello! A question from the German de.rec.garten-group: Does anyone know this tree from North-Thailand? ht... Read more »

Is this related

January 13, 2017, 6:45 pm

Is this Hoya carnosa plant related to the Orchid? James Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

10 10 10 fertilizer smells like ammonia - can I use it? rating: 5

I have a bag of 10 10 10 fertilizer that's been sitting a while and now it smells like ammonia. Is it still usable? Thanks 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 »

What is this sunflower pest? rating: 5

Does this sound familiar?........ Sunflower leaves (plants aren't yet blooming) are being eaten by something that is NOT: slugs/snails, rabbits, birds, groundhogs, leaf-cutter bees. Large irregular ... Read more »

Green worms on my Confederate Rose rating: 5

Half inch long clearish green caterpillars are skeletonizing the leaves on my Confederate rose (Hibiscus mutablis) here in hot, humid, south Mississippi. I've had this plant for years and have never... Read more »

What kind of flower might this be? rating: 5

It looks a little like a Hollyhock, about four feet tall, just started putting out these big yellow blossoms. The leaves look unlike any hollyhocks I've grown previously. Any idea what it might be? T... 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.