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Anonymous on
June 10, 2019

Q. Weigela

we were gifted with a Weigela bush about 12 years ago. It thrived and is a beautiful bush . a year ago we moved house and I would like to have some of that plant in my new garden.
how could I go about this?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2019
A.

Plan ahead when transplanting a weigela shrub by pruning the roots at least two months before the fall transplanting date, generally in July or August. The process involves shortening the long roots to force new root growth closer to the trunk.
Pruning the weigela creates balance between the above-ground growth and root system. This transplanting step prepares the shrub for new growth after being moved to a new location. The best time to prune is after the spring blooms have faded in summer.
Dig and move a weigela shrub in late fall through winter. The shrub is in the dormant stage during this time, so less stress is placed on the plant.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 10, 2019

Q. A Small branch broke off my Rhododendron

Will my broken branch off my rhododendron root if I place it in a glass of water?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2019
A.

You can propagate from cuttings.
This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/azalea/propagating-azalea-cuttings.htm

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Anonymous on
June 10, 2019

Q. pruning?

I have a desert willow with a branch that split at another more substantial branch. Severe winds. It did not break all the way through. Will it likely heal or should I prune it. Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2019
A.

It won't "heal", but it may hang in there without completely splitting and falling. It depends on the severity of the split and how much end-weight and movement there is on the branch. Here are some options:
Prune the end of the branch to moderately reduce weight and wind resistance. This will prevent the weight and movement worsening the split.
If there is not a great deal of separation and twisting preventing it, drill through both sides of the split and install a "through-bolt" or two with washers and nuts to prevent further splitting.
Install a vertical prop, or A-frame support, from a solid footing at soil grade, to artificially support the split branch and prevent further splitting.
Remove the split branch at the point of bifurcation with the parent limb. Don't cut into the parent limb to achieve this.
If the parent limb has sustained a severe wound from the split, consider one or more of the above.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 10, 2019

Q. Hyacinth Bean

I planted hyacinth bean in Dec. now it is almost 7 months old. Grown well to a height of 10ft but no flowers, no pods. Soil Ph 7.0

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Anonymous on
June 10, 2019

Q. Lemon tree

My tree had many blossoms. After they dropped I watched as the little lemon buds appeared. I had many buds. They were about 1/4” in one night all but maybe a half dozen were gone. What could have eaten them.
Thanks for any help
Dani

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
June 10, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

It may be that they dropped rather than were eaten. Some fruit drop is natural. It also can be caused by insects. Here is more information that may help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-fruit-drop.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/pests-of-lemon-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-not-fruiting.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 10, 2019

Q. limestone will cause the soil to become less acidic

do you not mean that the acidity of soil can be increased by adding sulfur lime makes the soil more alkaline ?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 11, 2019
A.

What you refer to are opposite reactions.. Limestone is usually a Calcium carbonate, which if incorporated into an acidic soil will tend to raise the pH, make it less acidic.
Lime-sulfur is a fungicide product and not usually used as a soil amendment. But soil sulfur or sulfate forms of other minerals, if used as soil amendments will tend to reduce the pH to a lower, more acidic level.
This is a simplified answer and there are other factors to consider. It is always best to look at the whole picture of the soil health, get a soil test and an Rx recommendation for mineral and biological amendments from a soil analyst, based on actual deficiencies found with site-specific needs considered.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 10, 2019

Q. Daphne dropping leaves that have turned yellow

I have a daphne caucasian x collins growing for many years in a patio planter. Recently leaves are turning yellow and dropping. It is a mature shrub about 3 ft wide x 2 ft tall.

Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 11, 2019
A.

Yellowing leaves can indicate watering issues, disease or pests.
This article will help you review care.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/winter-daphne/pruning-winter-daphne.htm

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