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Q.How Do I Stop Roots From Sprouting In Lawn/garden - I cut down an unknown tree in front garden and taken stump out but the roots which have spread over… added on August 20, 2018 | Answered

A. Its a common problem with certain tree species that have a survival mechanism of suckering from the lateral roots and even root fragments when the parent tree is lost. What would have been more effective is to poison the stump…Read More

Q.Avocado Tree - Have a 12yrs old avocado tree.It started giving fruit 4yrs ago. Last year gave about 60 avocados, for some reason…

Anonymous added on August 20, 2018 | Answered

A. Without photos and more information about the growing conditions and your soil and water management program, it's only possible to guess based on common disorders. I know the area I am a bay area arborist. I know that the long…Read More

Q.Rose Of Sharon Cutting - How long before this Rose of Sharon cutting will grow more than these few leafs? I rooted this cutting last…

susan.8512 added on August 20, 2018 | Answered

A. Rose of Sharon will do much better outdoors in direct sunlight. Indoor light is a poor substitute for the real thing. Take it out of the tub and examine the roots. They may be rotting if there are no drainage…Read More

Q.A 1 Year Old Pear Tree - When will a one year old Pear tree bear blossom and fruit

Streetcar added on August 20, 2018 | Answered

A. It will take about 4 to 6 years.Read More

Q.Pyracantha Firethorn Shrub - Will the shrub tolerate Northwesterly winds in Zone 7, or would a Southeasterly position be best?

Anonymous added on August 20, 2018 | Answered

A. Pyracantha shrubs are hardy down to zone 6, which means they can take the cold in your zone with no problem, and they're actually very wind tolerant. Your shrub should be able to live in the Northwesterly spot. This article…Read More

Q.Do You Know Where I Might Acquire The Dischidia Pectinoides Plant? - Thank you!

Kcneal added on August 19, 2018 | Answered

A. Do a Google Search for succulent growers. Check Ebay, they can be a good source of plants. Always check your local garden centers, they can often order a plant for you!Read More

Q.Cherry Laurel Bush - This is one of my new cherry laurel shrubs, planted approximately end of May, beginning of June. It does get…

Anonymous added on August 19, 2018 | Answered

A. Browning leaves could be environmental, watering issues, pests or disease. This link will refresh you on the care requirements. More

Q.What Citrus Fruit Is This ? - Dear Gardening person, I have been trying to find out for Years which fruit this is - with clearly FOUR…

anjalaura added on August 19, 2018 | Answered

A. I can't think of a citrus fruit with only four sections. Please post photos of the fruit and of the tree and we will try to identify.Read More

Q.Identify This Plant For Me It Is A Vigorous Growe - I receive your timely gardening emails and hope you help. I did not plant this but it have five leaflets…

Anonymous added on August 19, 2018 | Answered

A. I have not been able to id the plant. I would suggest taking a sample to your County Extension Office. They should be able to help identify local weeds or invasive plants for you. This link will help you locate…Read More

Q.Hi, I Brought Home A Green Seed Pod From A Pepper Tree Here In Ca. - Not sure if this green pod, which has what looks like little seeds inside is what I plant to grow…

OneWildKittyCat added on August 19, 2018 | Answered

A. Hi Cheryl, Pepper trees don't produce legume seed pods like that. I believe what you have there is mimosa (silk tree, Albizia julibrissin), very common in your area and a very good tree for the climate. You can try to…Read More

Q.My Croton Petra - Ok I just purchased one. I read how to water. My question are my Plant is straight leaves. Does it…

Anonymous added on August 19, 2018 | Answered

A. Luckily, Petras are the variety of croton best suited to growing indoors. It may eventually fade to mostly green, but it should be happy just receiving ambient indoor light. I have one that's lived happily for years next to a…Read More

Q.Shrimp Plant In Zone 8 - I planted a shrimp plant in 2015 where it gets morning to early afternoon sun). The year I planted it,…

Anonymous added on August 19, 2018 | Answered

A. The Shrimp Plant needs well-drained soil, outdoors in summer, water 1-2 times a week. In winter, keep the soil damp – never let plants dry out completely. Make sure the plant is receiving adequate sunlight. Water with a solution of…Read More

Q.Fiirst Time Pumpkin Grower – One Maybe 10lb Round, One Same Wt But Like A Marrow , One 3lb Round, All Green - Great Granddaughter gave me pumpkin seeds. I\'ve managed to grow three greem pumpkins? Will they yellow for Halloween? Why has…

Linus73 added on August 19, 2018 | Answered

A. They should yellow by halloween. They are edible and the one like marrow is a different type than your others. If you cut it off now it will rot in a few weeks. For your grass there is nothing you…Read More

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