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Need Help w/ Post Hole Digging Clay Soil
I'm digging post holes in my yard for a fence and have come upon hard clay soil with tons of tree roots below. I cant get my shovel more that 2 inches deep. I have to finish my fence because i have...
11 years ago 6
 
angel trumpet leaves curling
I have an angel trumpet in a large pot. It is 3-4 feet tall and I have had it a few months. The leaves were quite large but now they seem to be cupping under. Kind of like you would cup your hand...
12 years ago 16
 
What causes Splitting butternut squash ?
During the summer and fall, a couple of my butternut squash developed splits in the them, Most of the splits were around the top near about 2" below the stem, Other splits also happened vertically up...
14 years ago 3
 
ID flies/bees on garlic chive flowers?
, I have garlic chives growing in my garden in Cleveland, Ohio. Those flowers taste so good. I went out to pick some to eat yesterday, and I seen what looked like small flies or bees all over the...
14 years ago 6
 
Growing near black walnut
Hi, There is a tree near my yard and I am not sure if its a black walnut or a (butter?) I know that certain plants will not grow under or near a black walnut,is this also true for the (butter?)nut...
14 years ago 6
 
Throwing Snow In Neighbors Yard? Illegal? LONG!!
Hello Everyone, I am new here and am looking for some help or information please. Unfortunately, I do not live in the country, but I wish I did, I hate the city. If I could afford it, I would move to...
14 years ago 28
 
plants named Peter
Hopefully some of you may be able to help I have three Sons Peter, David and Alden In an effort to get them involved in the Garden, I am trying to buy some plants that they can 'adopt' I have planted...
15 years ago 4
 
bloodleaf is wilting -- contradictory advice
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 is...
16 years ago 1
 
Weed KIller Froze in Shed During Winter
Hello, My Bayer Lawn Weed Killer concentrate froze this past winter while stored im my shed. The label says do not allow it to freeze. Was it weed killing capabilities compromised because it did...
16 years ago 6
 
Vermiculite alternative for square foot gardening?
Hi all, I'm a complete newbie when it comes to gardening and am trying to start a plot using the concepts of He suggests a mixture of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 coarse vermiculite and 1/3 compost. Problem is...
16 years ago 17
 
Growing Coconut Palm Trees in Southern California
I know that growing coconut palms in Southern California just don't work if you grow them outdoors or even indoors in a house but have any of you grown one successfully in a greenhouse in Southern...
17 years ago 6
 
Holly Trees Root Structure
Hi, Does anyone know what type of root structure a common holy tree has? We've just moved and within 12 hours of moving in our neighbours had sent round their friendly tree surgeon to enquire if they...
9 years ago 2
 
parkside leaf blower
I bought a parkside leaf blower model plb 3000/5 in lidl a year or two ago ,Isucked up a piece of hard plastic and broke part of wheel inside at top of machine but trying to get a part is like finding...
13 years ago 6
 
Fertilizer spreader clogs? any advice?
I have a newer scotts fertilizer spreader. I always seams to clog up. I think it is due to slight more in the fertilizer. I keep it in my aluminum shed ( in the original plastic bag). I seal the...
16 years ago 6
 
Repair parts for vintage traveling sprinkler
I have a traveling cast-iron sprinkler that looks like it was made in the 1950s or 60s (maybe earlier). It works well, but the main gear that is driven by the spinning sprinkler arms is nylon and it...
14 years ago 2
 
What Animal Will Eat The Tops Off Onion Plants?
My neighbor planted some spring onion sets in his garden last week and told me that something chewed the tops off of two rows. We live in town and have rabbits, squirrels and every once in awhile a...
10 years ago 14
 
California Lilac looks like it is dying :(
My cal. lilac is turning brownish. I have never had to water it during the summer and it has always been very green a lovely all season long. This year it is starting to turn a brownish color and...
13 years ago 17
 
lining a whiskey barrel
If I buy a half whiskey barrel at HD, Menard's, or Lowe's, will clear 6 mil plastic be good enough for lining it so it will hold water? I assume it won't hold water without a liner even after the wood...
13 years ago 30
 
Is this a bad fence job or am I just too picky?
SORRY INCOMPLETE POST - news server acting up. Here is the complete post. I hired someone to put up a wood fence, and I am not too happy about the outcome. In the contract I specified how far the...
13 years ago 5
 
Lining Bottom of Planter with Wood Chips
For some reason, one of my neighbors rakes up all his decorative wood chips every spring and replaces them. I don't know why he does it but he does. Every year he throws them in the trash but this...
15 years ago 3