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Re: Billy Gnome Stories - More Chapters!

March 27, 2017, 1:10 pm

On Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:01:05 -0700 (PDT) That is a really old post you're referencing there, from 1999. The original web site that was linked to seems to be gone... However it is still available v... Read more »

Cat used our vegetable garden as a litterbox.

March 15, 2017, 11:43 am

A few months ago, we were told to clear several newly planted containers (the long rectangular plastic ones) off our balcony as part of preparing for the entire building to get repainted. We put them... Read more »

Motion-activated sprinkler pest chasers

March 7, 2017, 4:56 pm

I see ads on Amazon for sprinklers which turn on briefly under control of a motion sensor, intended to deter animals (deer, raccoons, cats and especially dogs) from entering lawns and gardens. The... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

European Wasps? rating: 5

European Wasps? Please do not ask me to: - Contact my local Council - Contact a European Wasp Hotline - Build a European Wasp Trap I want to be clear on these matters. I am trying to find out if ther... Read more »

St. Augustine lawn potassium requirements rating: 5

I have a lawn in the Houston Texas area and the soil consistently tests very low in Potassium. I bought some 0-0-60 fertilizer and I am wondering when I should use it and how much. Also, why would I ... Read more »

Gas Powered Hedge Trimmers for Pruning Azalea? rating: 5

I have a large amount of Azaleas, and it gets old quick cutting and pruning them one branch at a time by hand. What would be wrong with using a gas powered hedge type trimmer to clip em all back a bi... Read more »

Lawn aeration and sprinkler system rating: 5

I live in zone 7b with heavy clay soil. I have to aerate my lawn may be next year. I have sprinkler system in my yard and the builder has done an awful job. You never know where you're going to dig ... Read more »

Scorched Earth Gardening rating: 5

First time post so would appreciate some advice. Just bought a house with a neglected garden. To the back I had 10 foot tall ivy which I have cut down and a mat of ivy just below what was once the ... 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.