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Grapevines and Leylandii


July 25, 2017, 11:54 am

I have some young leylandii pushing their way up but a nearby grapevine has taken a fancy to a couple of them and has latched onto them. As it would do, it's starting to spread over them. I rather li... Read more »

Birds distroy too many plants in my garden!


July 19, 2017, 7:39 pm

My problem is Stellar Jays, who have eaten the petals off most of my flower s in my garden and I have also caught them eating some of my succulents as well. I have tried changing plants and flowe... Read more »

Inside Allerton: The Essential Guide to Robert Allerton Park


July 16, 2017, 8:06 pm

Named one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois, Robert Allerton Park is visited by nearly 100,000 people annually. Allerton, a wealthy Chicago philanthropist and art collector, donated his palatial c... Read more »

Thuja Green Giants - Fast Growing Hedges 3-5ft/year


July 9, 2017, 7:02 pm

I bought 10 Thuja Green Giants from a nursery and have grown them in the garden for the past 5 years. The were little plugs when I planted them. I am moving house and want to sell them. They are at... Read more »

What is this called?


July 3, 2017, 6:15 pm

Does anybody know what this tree is called? +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ -- Geraldi... Read more »

Melon seeds and hot water.


June 25, 2017, 11:53 am

Would inadvertently putting hot water on fresh seeds for 30 seconds or less then cold to clean for saving, cause any viability problems? Read more »

trying to id new weed invading back yard

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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: 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 »

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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 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 »

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 »

laying turf on a stony slope rating: 5

Hi I'm new to this forum and need some help please! We have recently rotivated an overgrown slope at the end of our garden and want to lay turf with the idea that it will keep the weeds at bay. Ho... Read more »

Question About European Linden Trees rating: 5

We were just in Austria and enjoyed the manuy fragrant linden blossoms in early June. Is this your basic European Linden so called? We are interested in planting one in Seattle. Would it be a good f... Read more »

Floppy herbs rating: 5

The local grocery store had some really lovely live herbs. They were in little pots and wrapped in clear plastic like flowers. I grabbed a couple of rosemary plants. After carefully teasing them... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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