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Q.What’s The Best Time Of Year To Trim A Holm Oak Hedge Can It Be Done In November? - When can I trim my Holm Oak hedge and is there any time of year I should avoid doing it.…

Anonymous added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. If you are only doing some light shaping without removing a great deal of foliage, then it can be done any time. But for more extreme reduction of top and sides, I would wait until spring when new growth can…Read More

Q.Herb Garden Problems - I have my little herb garden in about 8 hrs of direct sunlight / water on drip system every 12…

Anonymous added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. You are watering too often for a short period of time. Water less often (try every 2 to 3 days and see how they do) but longer for deeper saturation. More

Q.Will A New Leaf Grow Where An Old Leaf Died And Fell Off On A Live Vine? - The plant is very healthy and full, this is just something I've been curious about regarding pothos plants for a…

captainslady13 added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. Not, usually, with these. This has to be forced, carefully. Cutting no more than 1/3 of the entire plant back at once will help promote branching, but eventually shortening it a little at a time will force branching lower down.…Read More

Q.Best Weedkiller For Purple Oxalis On Soil Containing Plants, Lawn And Patio? - This weed is taking over. Is boiling water, salt any good?

Anonymous added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. Boiling water should kill it but may not get all of the rhizomes, only the top growth. When using a selective herbicide, which won't harm the lawn, take care to avoid any ornamentals. This article explains your options: More

Q.Potted Alocasia Plant Seeping NON Sticky Fluid On One Leaf At A Time. Then It Gets Yellow Blotches And Dies. - I have had this plant for almost a year. It was doing beautifully and then the problem above starts. I…

Anonymous added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. Your plant is ridding itself of excess water. Yellowing leaves can also be a sign of too much water. The plant may be going into its dormancy period when it drops its leaves. You may have panicked and started watering…Read More

Q.My Seeds Are Brown, And Do I Freeze Or Refrigerate? - I want to save my banana and bell pepper seeds for planting next year, but they are dark brown in…

Susie Province added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. Hm... They shouldn't be dark brown. I would test a few in soil just to check the germination. Unfortunately, your photo of the seeds didn't come through, so I am unable to see them. If you test for germination and…Read More

Q.Why Do My Huge Magnolia Buds Die Before Opening? - Should not be budding now, mid-September, anyway. North facing in pot in front of house, protected from wind by hedge.…

Anonymous added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. It sounds like fungal issues at work. Powdery mildew is the white floury stuff and it is caused by too much shade. The spots are from a different fungal infection. Clean up any leaf debris in the fall so as…Read More

Q.Ghost And Carolina Reaper Pepper Plants - Thought I would send update on current status of plants I was having problems with earlier in summer. Didn’t know…

srs20 added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. Other than, general, chili care... Nothing more is necessary, unless you plan on bringing them in and under lighting for the winter. I'm glad to see that they are still thriving! Just make sure that you are letting them dry…Read More

Q.I Missed The Best Time To Prune My Gardenias. Should I Prune Them In Late September Or Wait Until Next June? - The picture and this comment are here because the site keeps asking for more information so I made sure there…

Bob Yorczyk added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. As long as it is not setting next year's flower buds right now, and you have caught it before, then it is ok to prune now. If, you notice new bud growth, then it will be too late and pruning…Read More

Q.I Have Cosmos Which Are About 3′ Tall, Beautiful Plants With No Flowers. Will They Bloom Now Or Is It Too Late?? - The plants are in an enclosed garden west facing , evening sun. added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. I'm not familiar enough with the climate in your country to be able to tell you whether they will continue or not. I can't seem to find much information on who runs the Agriculture in your area, but I can…Read More

Q.Weak Gardenia With Brown Leaves - My gardenia is dying I already lost two plants from the four. The roots, the stems, the leaves are all…

Anonymous added on September 17, 2019 | Answered

A. Your plants may have root rot. You may be able to save them by replanting in fresh soil and cutting off any mushy material. Reduce the amount of watering in the future. Here is more: More

Q.My Hydrangea Won’t Bloom - My hydrangeas are planted on the east side of our house. I’ve had it two years and still no blooms.…

Anonymous added on September 16, 2019 | Answered

A. That is one of our most popular questions, I would say. You don't mention pruning, but that is often the problem. I'm also concerned about your red clay. Hydrangeas like well drained soil. Here are articles that should help:…Read More

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