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The Plant General - Scree edition

Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

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>>3040899
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First for bees and flowers
>no images of bees and flowers
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obligatory thread bumblebee.

we're going with habitat editions to raise some awareness for habitat loss, heath for example (last thread) is quickly disappearing and considered a rare habitat in Europe nowadays.
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Echinacea standing tall
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>>3048869
obviously, since the thread just started.
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>>3048872
Lillies
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>>3048873
I thought I had a pic saved, but it was shit
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>>3048877
I love the color of these, they'll be blooming soon
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>>3048878
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>>3048879
>no aphids

what kind of sorcery is this?
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>>3048882
Cool, wet, windy morning I guess.
Rudbeckia hirta, about to bloom.
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>>3048885
>mfw everyday of the year is like that here.
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>>3048889
My spring weather can be quite violent, only a few more weeks than we usually have hot humid summers.
Oenothera fruiticosa 'Fireworks', probably the last I'll see of them
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>>3048865
I got a small Pinus.
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>>3048908
How can I be this much of a fuck up
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>>3048891
we had fucking hail and storms for days here, only had some minor leaf damage.

>>3048908
oy vey
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>>3048910
just move to northern hemisphere from australia
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>>3048908
( :
bretty
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>>3048908
big pinus
>>3048921
so far I've had no damage, and missed several severe storms.
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>>3048949
Thanks, heres my abies koreana 'silver show'
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how come I can't find any newts in even the most pristine conditions™ lately.
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If part of a seedlings root has detached a bit (as in, it's mostly broken off but it's still attached to the other part of the root, hanging) would it to be wise to either cut that part off completely or leave it alone and plant it, and hope for the best?
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>>3049012
wow
that’s beautiful anon
how old is it?
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>>3049087
you can buy them bigger than that, they're expensive as fuck though.
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>>3049032
It's over for amphibians
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>>3049114
the water quality has only improved in recent years so I'm unsure why there's so few of them, I used to find tons in my youth when the water was far dirtier.
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>>3048865
you forgot to put /plant/ in the subject
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god these threads are just bugguy talking to himself and like two other people now, huh?
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>>3049368
I'm not bugguy but most of the conversations I have here are with him
By posting on /plant/ I'm basically a subscriber to his blog
Cool photos though
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>>3049370
how do i unsubscribe
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>>3049368
wait until late summer when the veggiefags got their first harvest
>>3049404
the ride never ends
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>>3049087
Thanks, it's probably 8-12 years old, I got it 2 years ago
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>>3049368
Just found out about /an/ and /plant/ a few months ago, I'm a newfag
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>>3049463
That's a beautiful little red Maple. How old is it? I'd like to get one myself.
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Oh God I love the green. Specially evergreen shrubs for privacy. Pyracantha, english laurel, all of them. I'm starting to have a small collection.
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>>3049742
>small collection
>english laurel

that's what they all think when they plant them.
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Hi /an/, I'm from /u/ so my excuses in advance in the case I got the wrong thread or something, but this is an emergency.
I'd never taken care of a plant but two weeks ago I was given a phalaenopsis orchid. It's been a week since it started losing two leaves at the bottom, and since then I noticed a black spot growing on the base of the plant and more leaves are falling. The black spot seems kinda mushy to the touch. I had brought the plant to a shop where they told me it was a fungus and they sprayed some fungicide telling me it was nothing serious. Today while taking photos I noticed some little bugs creeping among the roots. I'm really scared, is there anything I can do? I'll be posting all the pictures I think might be useful. Please help me, this plant is really important for me, I wouldn't bear losing it so soon.
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>>3049755
This is the last picture, really hope there's a way to save her.
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>>3049747
black rot can kill the entire plant, it's caused by overwatering, epiphytes can't deal with having their roots wet for prolonged periods of time.

sterilize a knife and cut it out, apply fungicide to the wound, then stop drowning it and try not to get the leaves wet.

>>3049749
>>3049751
>>3049752
>>3049755

consider repotting it as well, that growing medium is garbage, you want something with large particles like pine bark or lava rock, fine soil will kill epiphytes as their roots aren't meant to be in soil.
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>>3049746
I don't see any english laurel in that image
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>>3049763
i'm posting in the middle of a forest.
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>>3049746
That's rhododendron ponticum right? Yes that one is on my list to get.

I also want to recommend /plant/ the strawberry begonia, supposedly evergreen and very Hardy. Will tell ya this winter...
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>>3049761
>then stop drowning it and try not to get the leaves wet.
I've never watered it, I kept to the rule of watering when the roots are silver that I found online but they've always been green.
>consider repotting it as well, that growing medium is garbage,
I suspected as much, I'll try finding out a guide and do it.
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>>3049771
ye, it's recently started being able to seed itself here, but at the same time it's dying everywhere because it can't deal with the dry summer heat, it did great back in the 80s when we had sour rain that killed everything aside from rhodos.

picture related is Reseda alba, another plant from the mediterranea that's now growing here due to climate change.

prunus laurocerasus grows over 3 feet a year and gets up to 30 feet in height if left unchecked, it also looks like shit when you prune it due to the leathery leaves, and the sap stream doesn't slow down severely near the estival solstice like that of most hedges does so you need to cut it several times a year.

dumbass boomers keep putting it in their yards and always end up being unable to keep up with the pruning.
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>>3049771
Pic related. Two small volunteers.
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>>3049779
Nah I use my long reach pruners. I also like gardening so I'm not going to let it grow uncheked.
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>>3049786
>he thinks he can keep up with p. laurocerasus by hand.

I pray for your soul.
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>>3049674
The maple is probably around the same age as the other tree, 8-12 years old, maybe younger. Hard to tell cause I don't know the growth rate and got it at a local nursery so the age wasn't on the pot. The variety of laceleaf is 'red dragon' and supposedly holds deeper red better in shade than most other red laceleaf maples. But try to find smaller trees if you can because bigger ones tend to be spendy depending on where you get them. Mine was $80 but that's not bad for it's size.
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>>3049792
Kek, this reminds me of when I was working for a landscaping company and sometimes going to yards where uneducated boomers plant high maintenance, fast growing plants in inappropriate areas. The most egregious I saw we're the few unruly wisteria plants. One was planted in the middle of a yard like a shrub, with nothing to grow on so it spread out in every direction. Another was planted against a fence, so more proper, but was never trimmed for years. Pic related but not mine.
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>>3049878
That just makes me want to plant a wisteria with no support
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>>3049885
Fucking do it.
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>>3049885
stop it, satan.
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Birdbrain Big Think

>>3047955
>Onions are a nightshade plant
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sheesh it’s frigging hot today
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Anyone care to identify this tree specimen for me? Its bark looks like silky ribbons.
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>>3049993
He had a brainfart. That is OK.
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>>3050287
>No flowers or leaves for you because that would make identification too easy.
Some kind of Prunus. Their barks get like like for winter and it's pretty nice.
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>>3050305
I thought the unique bark would be enough :(

Prunus is enough to go on then to start. I have never seen a tree like this ever before. It was on display in a botanical garden.
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>>3050318
fuck anon just google "red striped bark tree" it's a red birch btw
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I need some help on my Black Walnut tree, this is the first one I've ever tended to.
I've noticed these growths with a purple on them. The reason it raises concern is there is a cluster around a branch that looks like it recently died. I haven't been able to find anything on them, mostly looking for "Tree Trunk" and "Purple Growth" for help, but nothing returns anything useful. Even my gardening book doesn't suggest anything.

Can anyone tell me what this is?
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>>3050353
Looks like a gall caused by insects or mites. Google "black walnut" and "gall" for more pics and leads.
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>>3050321
How do you know? I didn't think birches got that T H I C C
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>>3050361
That looks exactly like that. Thanks. Now I know what I need to get.
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>>3050396
What are you going to get? Have you worked out what is causing it? Is it a wasp or mite or what?
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If I give my indoor flowers more light/sunlight will they produce more flowerbuds?
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>>3048865
I got like a thousand packs of seeds for various flowers vegetables herbs and fruits
What do I do with them? I only have a few square yards to plant shit in my garden I've already given about a hundred packs away so far I think but that's barely made a dent in my stash
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>>3050407
I figured I'd just go with a miticide containing oxythoquinox or carbyl as suggested by some sites.
Only wasps we have in the area are red. Mite seems most likely since I had an outbreak in the garden last year.
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>>3050442
>Only wasps we have in the area are red
You might not be aware of all the wasps in your area. Adult citrus gall wasps are only 2mm to 3mm long.
But anyway, good luck with the miticide.
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>order water moss
>dude calls me saying he's out of moss and the order will take longer
>tell him ok I'm not in a hurry
>he asks what kind of pond I have because I ordered so much moss
>'you bought the entire stock for the next month or so'

[lil purp plays loudly in background while conversation goes on]

gonna stick it between every crack in the pond, ain't having none of your normie 5 batches per 1k litres.
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>>3050287
Prunus serrula, Tibetan Cherry, or a variety thereof.
>>3050321
>birch
only in the same way that Prunus laurocerasus is a 'laurel', i.e. it's not.
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>>3050419
generally, yes, but you need to make sure the plant is well fed as well. some houseplants flower after their dormancy period too.
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>>3049765
is that a crested willow?
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>>3050901
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knotwilg

it's how they're traditionally pruned here.
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>>3050925
ah, ok, so it's just pollarded?
from the pic I thought it looked like it was cresting.
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>>3049792

It's about being diligent. I have planted some other nightmare fuel tier plant (wisteria, leylandii).

And I have an opuntia engelmanni which deserves to be planted in hell. Can survive any condition. I hate It but I love It.
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>>3051000
that's a fat one, most of them are half rotten and sustain a wide variety of plants and animals in their crowns by the time they're that big.

there's slugs that specifically live in them and eat the algae that forms on the bark.
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>>3051013
that's what they all say the first few years.

then again I get paid to prune plants so I have to be stubborn about making sure they know their place every year.
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How do I stop getting stung by stinging nettles?
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Ignore the weeds, I apparently do
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>>3051228
favorites
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>>3051225
stop getting near them?

I've been stung by them so many times that my body doesn't appear to react to the venom anymore.
>>3051228
when you gonna get a non-invasive climber for that pole.

just ordered some swamp plants for around the pond, picture related.
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>>3051225
First you must be their friend
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>>3051225
Only pet them in the right direction.
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>>3051242
>when you gonna get a non-invasive climber for that pole
Haven't really thought about it. I'm hesitant to consider any extra changes until I get time to put in the work on the changes I already have planned.
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Hey, /an/. I don't come to this board very often but my mom wants to know what kind of plant this is.
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>>3049862
hehe what a good cultivar name... you should call it francis
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>>3051281
Polygonatum, multiflorum or x hybridum
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>>3051290
Thank you, sir. My mom thanks you.
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>>3049742
I don't know why everyone is acting so scared of cherry laurel, just get a dwarf cultivar like Schipkaensis or Otto Luyken and you'll be fine.
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>>3049878
>stilts lol
Holy hell, that's scary.
>>3050241
For sure you meant today
>>3051048
Based
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>>3051013
>wisteria
>leylandii
>nightmare fuel tier plant
something is a nightmare because it takes a bit of effort to maintain?
truly weak men create bad times.
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>>3051313
>I don't know why everyone is acting so scared of cherry laurel
>>3051313
>>3051313
clearly you've never spent two weeks trimming a cherry laurel hedge that's over 12 feet high and wide and goes on for half a mile.
even a small hedge of it is awful to cut. the leaves are so big and flat that the hedgecutter slides over most of them, and just shreds the rest. you have to cut it really slowly to get anything like a decent finish.
then after, driving home with the smell of 'marzipan' in the back of the van is more than a little concerning.
DON'T PLANT CHERRY LAUREL
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Hey guys, I posted almost a month ago about these tiny plants growing with the flytraps I bought. We sort of came to the conclusion that they were baby sundews, but this one has three non carnivorous leaves. It just has 3 photosynthesizing cotyledons. You still think they're sundews? The seed part of it fell off. I tried to find more info and pictures about sundew seedlings, but couldn't find much. It seems like the second or third leaves should be the carnivorous type though.
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found these wild plants growing out of a slash pile & saved a few seed pods, any idea what it is? eastern washington state.
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they're all cool and alien looking, I have half a mind to plant them in my yard just so people have to look at this
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>>3051687
Doesn't look like a sundew now. Could be a sarracenia or just some random ass grass. What did the seed look like?
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>>3051692
>>3051693
It's Eremurus, the foxtail lily.
Maybe E. robustus
Not native to the US.
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>>3051662
That's also my opinion. My yard is not that big and I can spend more than 30 minutes / month pruning things.

The worst part is cutting the grass to be honest. It will reach 1.2 meters in no time. And it's boring.
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>>3051692
Ornithogalum caudatum / drimia marítima?? Idk
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>>3051665
the only thing I hate more than laurels are large thuja hedges.

boomers are absolutely obsessed with these shit tier space abominations, and by the time they call me it's already fucked to the point where I can't get it straight anymore.

also they always let them get too tall, too wide, and plant them in such a manner that raking up the leaf shit is a pain or it falls on top of all the pennerials.
>>3051778
they're not an issue if well maintained, but the type of person that plants them never maintains them properly.
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>>3051805
i don't mind thuja per se. it cuts really easily and looks nice if cut with skill.
i just hate every cunt who thinks it's ok to have a hedge that's 3+ metres high and wide and i'm the guy who has to cut it.
love hedgecutting
hate ladders and shit
that's me.
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>>3051662
Based. Wisteria blooms are awesome when the plant is pruned correctly, mine bloomed for the second time this spring. Its honestly not that much effort though, just meticulous.
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>>3051806
it cuts easily if they're well maintained, they seldom are.

most people plant them with the idea that they're going to be able to keep them in check with a pair of shitty 50$ electric hedge trimmers, which lack the power to be able to really cut into the foliage so their size always creeps up over time and they become bumpy and bald inside.

every hedge would be great if they didn't exceed 6' by 2'

also the resin makes the cuttings stick to every part of your body.
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>>3051808
bloomed for the second *YEAR*, this spring. Thought I would correct, I wish it would bloom twice a year though.
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>>3051816
wisteria usually has a smaller second bloom in summer in the UK. same with a lot of magnolias.
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>>3051816
they bloom twice here, full bloom in the spring and sparse flowers during the late summer to autumn.
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>>3051815
nice Cornus kousa. don't see them often.
bonus points for granny plants.
sad rhody though..
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>>3051819
not mine, one of my customers has one though, but I keep forgetting to bring my camera whenever I'm there.
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>>3051808
there's two wisteria in front gardens on my street.
one is pruned really well, and is completely smothered in blooms well before the leaves emerge. it's stunning.
the other further down the street isn't pruned or trained at all by the look of it. it has sparse flowers that emerge at the same time as the leaves.
it's important to keep on top of the long vinous growth during the summer. if you don't intend on training a new vine, it should be removed down to a few buds, which will focus more of the plant's energy on producing flower buds.
then a more thorough pruning in winter.
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>>3051818
Interesting, I'm in the Pacific northwest so the climate isn't too different from the UK I think, but maybe my wisteria can bloom twice a year and I just don't know it since it's only bloomed twice ever.
>>3051822
Pic related is the new arbor I put in that I'm training the wisteria on. I'm taking one picture of it every day in the same spot to make a timelapse of the growth by the end of the summer.
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What's the most beautiful blooming indoor plant?
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>>3051858
Aloe
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>>3051835
will look good until the frame rusts and falls over.
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>>3051695
The seeds are tiny, but you can sort of see it on this one. The leaves dont look fat enough for sarracenia either.
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found me some prime newt habitat™
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>>3051815
That's my plan.

I dont want them to grow too much 7 feet x 2 feet in retarded units Will be more than enuf.
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>>3051821
Qt
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>>3048865
Anon who started the conservation thread. I order a dozen American chestnut seeds recently. Once they get here I’m going to germinate them and grow them until next spring where I’ll plant them in a natural area. I’ve already gotten in contact with the local wildlife management services for approval
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>>3052103
Very good.
I saw your thread on /out/, it's one of the worst shitshows I've ever seen on 4chan.
You got autism-bombed really hard.
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>>3052097
just ordered those, and these for the pond.

some qt wet groundcover.
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>>3052147
Beautiful, never seen these before. Fuck you for having such good suppliers.
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Can anyone identify this plant? One of my chickens was eating it.
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>>3052177
looks like a burdock. location?
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>>3052191
Zone 6 western NY state
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>>3052177
Arctium lappa
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does anyone have any experience with these, we had to have a few really large ones chopped down on the property, i've already potted as many of the leafing end cuttings as i can, but google isn't saying much about whether or not i can save some of the larger sections/trucks can anyone help me?
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>>3052523
They're Dracaena marginata, and they should be pretty easy to propagate from any piece thicker than your thumb.
They don't need leaves in order to grow new roots and leaves. Focusing on cuttings with leaves will mean you end up with skinnier, less-viable cuttings when thicker is better.
Whack them in pots full of free-draining mix, stake them to keep them upright if necessary, make sure they don't rot from sitting in wet mix, and have patience.
There are plenty of propagation guides for these online.
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>>3052686
even the thicker trucks can be replanted?
thats what i've been having trouble finding out about

thanks anon
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>>3050604
bruh why
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>>3052147
neat
man is there anything better than tiny flowers?
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>>3052806
need it to cover the walls.
>>3052877
tiny plants with big flowers.
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>>3048865
who else wants to travel the world with the excuse of seeing plants living in their natural enviroments.

because I do fucking want
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>>3052926
that feel when all the plants you want to see in the wild are covered with a layer of snow when you finally got time off.
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So I bought little sunflower because it was cheap, because I like sunflowers and because why not. The problem is I live near the forest and lake so we have fucktons of those shellless snails that eat all the green stuff my mother plants. Apparently she tried to plant 10 sunflowers last year and all got defeated by snails. My question is, how do I defeat snails without camping near my sunflower all day to murder any intruder? Scattering poison has little effect because there's just so many snails after every rain + can be risky because of cats and dog. No bird wants to eat this trash and even if they wanted, fucking cats actively try to hunt all the birds. Any ideas?
I thought about making small metal fence attached to car battery to electrocute those fuckers and make another, a bit wider and bigger fence to keep the dog away. Are those snails good diggers to make tunnels under the fence? Sticking the wire into the ground obviously defeats the purpose of the car battery.
Humanee solutions aren't necessary. I don't mind putting some dictators to shame when it comes to regional snail genocide.
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>>3051806
>I like cutting hedges that are already maintained and don't need to be cut
Sounds like you don't like your job.

>>3051815
>6' hedge is ideal
Is this a manlet, or tiny suburban yard opinion, or what? A 30 foot naturalized hedge is a beautiful thing.
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>>3053123
I mean whatever you call this shit in various colors in english. I have everything: black, light brown, dark brown, something that looks like picrel, reddish ones etc.
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>>3053120
>30 foot naturalized hedge
you win the prize for most retarded post ITT. good job.
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>>3053113
beer traps are good.
bury a jar in the ground with an inch of the top above the soil and put some beer in the jar, then wait to collect your dead slug soup.
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>>3053144
Won't this end up in drunk dog/cat? Also recently there were massive heats so jar full of beer would probably evaporate within like couple days. Only today we had nice thunderstorm.
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>>3053113
The problem is, dead slugs attract slugs from the entire area that won't just eat their deceased brothers. The best way would be to put out some ducts filled with vinegar as a fence since they usually actively avoid that. Together wth a mix of beer deathtraps and organic waste further away from the area you want to protect it should pull the population in that direction.

If you want to fight them with predators, hedgehogs and ducks are said to do well.
Limax (the pretty slugs) like the pic in >>3053128 also hunt the other slugs wich is pretty amusing to watch since it's in slow motion.
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>>3053120
Big hedges are gorgeous in parks but if you have neighbours you like they can be an unwanted barrier.
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>>3053190
eh, I guess I'll try. Just gotta get some old hose or something to cut in half and make protective ring.
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turbo retard question here, i only have seed starting mix (a brick that you chip off and add water to and it expands into soil-like material). would it be okay to use only this for succulents in pots? i dont wanna use outside dirt or go to the store again for real soil. do i need mix somethinf in for more nutrients ?
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>>3053373
That will be too water retaining and it most likely has no nutrients. Mix in something coarse in there like gravel or rough sand. No nutrients is not an immediate problem but you will have to fertilize soon-ish.

>>3053113
I covered some of my young plants with cut bottles to save them from slugs long enough and nothing managed to dig under.

That said you can use metal salts, especially ferric phosphate. It kills slugs and snails exclusively and is rather effective. I had a big problem with these fucks and nothing really helped other than methodical manual genocide. I come out every evening and after rain with a stick and shish kebab them. Now only the tastiest plants get rekt rather than literally everything, so it must be effective.
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>>3053373
Succulents need a free-draining mix. They don't like wet soil. If this brick thing is designed to retain water it is the opposite of what succulents want.
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>>3053195
There's no such thing as too much privacy
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>>3053426
*Brofist*
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>>3053141
I want to grow 30 miles of forest as hedge. I will consider Alaska as my hedge.
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I ended up buying a nepenthes today, though I hadn't intended to.

I'd been looking for VFTs at a nearby garden centre for the past month or so and every time I went they never had any (despite repeated assurances by the owners that they had ordered them and were getting them in "any time now"), so I decided to take a trip to a garden centre a bit further away in hopes of finding some there.

When I got there, all the VFTs were sold out, which was a bit disappointing, but I did manage to pick up a small sarracenia along with the nepenthes mentioned above. I already pretty much know the gist of looking after a sarr (lots of water and sun), but from what I gather nepenthes aren't quite so simple (and to make matters worse, I have no idea what this one is).

Can anyone give me some advice on how to go about caring for it?
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>>3053520
More info:
It came in a hanging basket configuration, so for now I have hung it inside my house from the handle of a window. I really don't have space to put it anywhere else (didn't realise just how big it was until I got it home), so I'm hoping this is a suitable spot for it.

My big concern with this is that I was under the impression nepenthes needed lots of water and with it being in a hanging basket I won't be able to stand it in a tray like I had expected it would've wanted to be.

Oh yeah, and here's a quick description of the nepenthes in hopes someone can identify it for me.
Leaves: Fairly standard green colour and about the length of my forearm at the longest. The shorter leaves are still longer than my hands.
Pitchers: The largest ones are about as tall as my palm is wide, so pretty small. Colour-wise, they're an intense, deep red.

Unfortunately I don't own a camera to take a picture.
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>>3053426
Who will mire your plants if people can't look inside your garden? Cut a few windows in your hedge.
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>>3053522
If it was a regular nursery it's one of the hardier hybrids. Sounds like bloody mary but can't tell without a picture. And no, it should never stand in water. Water it when the medium is approaching dryness with rainwater, reverse osmosis water or distilled water. It also needs less light than sarrs, I'd pick eastern window or southern but with a sheer courtain inbetween. It might be good to have other plants or a water tray below it for additional humidity but it's not required with most of the standard nursery hybrids.
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>>3053563
>Sounds like bloody mary but can't tell without a picture.
Looking at some pictures on Google, I think you're right. Thanks. Good to know I've got a relatively easy to care for one. It looks really striking and beautiful at the window too.

>And no, it should never stand in water.
Good job I thought to ask here before drowning the poor thing then.

>I'd pick eastern window
Unfortunately, I don't have any eastern (or western) windows at all in my house; just north and south. That said, the south-facing window (where I've put it) isn't pure south (more like south-east, I think), so hopefully it will be okay there. I guess I could get a shade cloth or something for the window, but honestly the room it's in is oddly bleak even at the best of times so I'd rather not do anything to make it feel any darker if I can avoid it.

>It might be good to have other plants or a water tray below it for additional humidity
I didn't realise plants created humidity. There are actually two plants on the windowsill just below it anyway. Is misting it something you'd recommend as well?

Thanks for all the advice.
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>>3053120
>30 foot naturalized hedge
a line of unmaintained trees isn't a hedge.
>>3053489
looking good.

consider putting a lathyrus around the pole, it's a perennial vine that dies back to ground level in the winter and lacks air-roots, so it won't damage the pole, you'll have to tie it up every year though.

my new pond plants arrived.
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water is still a bit cloudy due to the new plants but you get the idea, trying to get it to grow between the gaps.
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most of them are completely submerged.

they'll be good nesting/hiding grounds for the newts.
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>>3053604
>sweet peas
yikes
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>>3053650
sweet pea refers to annual species of lathyrus.

the perennial species aren't nearly as gay, a creamy-white color would look good with those bright lillies.
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>>3053660
>sweet pea refers to annual species of lathyrus
true, but the perennial ones are invasive where I live anyway. it's a rubbish plant.
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>>3053667
there's been one growing in my garden for the past 15 years and it's never seeded itself once.

weird.
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>>3053669
lathyrus latifolius spreads by rhizomes as well. it's not the worst weed, but it's annoying enough, and the flowers don't even smell nice like the annual one.
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>mites are finally gone after ravaging my adenium
>go ahead and give it fertiliser burn
woops
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>>3053673
it's never left the spot it was planted in either.

the flowers look great, my grandmother puts them in small vases.

>crippled orchid I had to rescue from the border the pond is in.
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hey guys it's mango guy again, and some of the seeds have been growing amazing
here is this one, really big and green but the root has grown awkwardly a bit and on closer inspection I notice it has fissured or split open. I don't know if this normal root growth or what, and it has worried me since most of my seeds have a pointed root cap. Any ideas?
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>>3053724
What would happen if the cap is damaged or missing as well? Will it simply grow back over time or will the plant die?
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what are hellebores good for?
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>>3053754
so boomers can take pictures of their yards during the winter.

>planted swampweeds.
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>>3053754
for making poison darts
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What are some plants I could do this with?
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>>3053760
All pond plants are swamp weeds
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>>3053808
half of the species I have in my pond are not in cultivation or rare tho
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>>3053724
What are you doing with it? Why does it have skewers in it? Why isn't it in soil? Are you just fucking around with it to see what happens?

>>3053782
D U D E
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>>3053853
It has toothpicks lodged in it to hold up above water, while the roots are submerged. I heard this was the fastest and most reliable way to germinate mango seeds, and it seems to be working so far. But this one has somehow gotten a fucked up root tip when it was fine yesterday, so I'm not sure if the cap has broken off or something. If it has, will it regrow and continue on as normal?
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This is the second time, and the last, that I've killed a gunnera manicata.

I know when to stop
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>>3053754
For shade
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>>3053929
it doesn't do well in pots anon
>>3053933
hellebores don't tend to look good when grown in shade
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>>3049117
am i blind? where is it?
also creatures are dying all over the world frend
if you don't take action, they'll die out
maybe they're missing something?
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>>3053956
unsure what you're looking for, those are just some wild Oenotheras.

these are my newts
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>>3053958
cute
so you release them and then?
they live in the pond, or die due to the cold? maybe they can't survive the winter
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>>3053969
Those are all wild caught I believe
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>>3053853
WEED

It's kinda cool though.

I'd like to do an herb like mint or something.
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First time poster, I harvest seed from various wetland plants in the wild for restoration for a living, working on growing the nursery to the point where I don't have to fuck with faggot counties mowing my money out of the ditches or farmers spraying it with Round Up after they said I could collect it. Also do installs because easy money. Ask me anything
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>>3050427
spread/plant them willy-nilly in public places
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>>3053958
neat newts
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>>3054181
sounds like a cool job. how did you get into it?
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>>3053782
DOOD! Wat exactly is "this" u are speaking of?
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How poisonous is nerium oleander. I want It to grow like a tree and put some chairs behind...
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>>3053724
Why is it not better just to germinate them in soil or potting mix?

>>3054049
D U D E

W
H
Y
?

>>3054181
Are you a poacher?
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>>3052575
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What causes leaves to turn downward? They aren't facing the light or away from the light and they aren't wilted or damaged in any way. It seems like the plants are actively trying to hug their own stems with the leaves.
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>>3054244
LED bonsai terrarium.

>>3054294
Novelty, duh.
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>>3054326
You could be a bit more specific... But it can be a symptom of dehydration.

>>3054330
Whatever floats your boat, friendo.
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>>3053969
those are just some native smooth newts.
>>3054181
are you the guy I buy aquatic plants from?
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>>3054181
Do you ship seeds internationally?
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>>3054284
it's fine as long as you don't eat it. wear gloves when pruning too just to be safe.
if you do eat it though, it's nasty af
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>>3054326
telling us the plant would help.
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>>3054361
Spreading waterborne pathogens and potentially invasive aquatic plants internationally is a terrible idea.
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>>3054341
I mean this. I have more examples of it but don't feel like getting them all out. When I got these the leaves were facing up as you'd expect them to, then the plants started actively trying to point the leaves down. They're all perfectly turgid and they have never been wilted/dehydrated. They're not too heavy to hold up. I tried propping them up and baiting them with light but they refuse to comply. They've been growing like this just fine for months, but I need to know what the fuck they're doing, i wasn't able to find anything online.
>>3054378
dossinia mormorata
anthurium clarinervium
some paphiopedilums
and others that i don't even remember
in other words, not species specific
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>>3054361
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>>3054402
your plants are all dry as fuck. look at the wilting flower stem
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Mission death to all ground squirrels was a success. The little bastards ate every one of my lillies last year so I swore vengeance, and embarked on a crusade of death and pain that will forever haunt the history books, and inspire fear in future generations of flower eating rodents.
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>>3054409
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>>3054410
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>>3054409
needs more lilies
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>>3054413
Challenge accepted
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>>3054406
I'm sorry that you're retarded anon. No, nothing is wilting.
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Any ideas?
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>>3054410
>>3054411
can these be dead headed? i cut mine off after they flowered but nothings grown back
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>>3054443
They're one and done. My foilage dies off early as well, by fall everything looks pretty bare. Sometimes new ones will sprout and bloom, but not always.
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>>3054377
Thanks.

Here another dangerous and pretty one. Digitalis purpurea.
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>>3054402
Are you drowning them? Is there drainage in all those pots? Is that water-retaining medium in the transparent pots suitable for those plants? Are they getting sufficient light? There is no such thing as an indoor plant, after all...
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>>3054430
Do the leaves on that thing rise and fall in a rhythm, like in the gif on the wiki page for Maranta leuconeura?
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>>3054409
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>>3053754
For showing students the honey leaves.

>>3053760
They also dig them out and put it in pots for display during bloom.
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>>3054480
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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>>3054483
No
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>>3054221
>be me
>at gas station job
>dude I kind of know is talking about what he does
>found cash money side work from customers before, ask if he needs help
>he does
>season ends
>tell him he needs to pay me big boy money if I'm going to be around next year
>k, here ya go
>quit my shit customer service job

>>3054294
No, I'm not a poacher.

>>3054354
No but I probably know him, depending on where you are.

>>3054361
No
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>>3054546
netherlands.

do you have anything obscure or just regular aquatics?
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can i dead-head clematis.
I'm not sure of my variety, its a climber with very few bold purple flowers around 15cm in diameter.
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>>3054558
ye.

stop doing it at the end of the summer though, you don't want to encourage new growth before it goes into dormancy.
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>>3054421
>denial
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>>3054590
>plants are clearly perfectly firm, even upside down they hold position and they resist any attempt to correct their position
>not a sudden change but a growth habit
>in sphag
>wilting
okay
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>>3054628
if it doesn't appear to harm the plant why are you questioning it.

a lot of my plants grow in retarded manners.

>ph tested the pond (left) and my rainbarrel (right)
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>>3054667
Because I want to know what causes it, pure curiosity. It's clearly something about my culture since when you google the species none of them do it.
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>>3054668
it's probably just the humidity since you're growing them indoors.

don't raise it unless you want mold.
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>>3054294
>Why is it not better just to germinate them in soil or potting mix?
I don't have soil and or potting mix currently, so this was my only real solution that has been working wonderfully so far. Apparently damaging the seeds a bit (aka the toothpicks skewering it) will cause it to germinate even faster. But what I'm wondering about is that root, because it's the only one I've had a problem with.
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>>3054402
Water stress. The dullness of the leaves is also prolly recent addition, too. That matte finish, as opposed to waxy/glossy/high luster, says over/under watering. Test the water. Thirsty and drowning simultaneously. Losing the osmotic tug o war to salt buildup.
Also, not seeing the "hugging their own stems" in picrelated. Post a better example.
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>>3054678
>damaging the seeds a bit (aka the toothpicks skewering it) will cause it to germinate even faster
Have any sauce on this? Would like to into mango tree for me three.
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>>3054694
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarification_(botany)
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>>3054696
as a general rule, all hard-shelled seeds need some form of scarification.
the most interesting imo are those that require exposure to smoke. cool adaptation.
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this is a 1month and 21 days graft of a wild olive tree into a domestic one
both joints welded and sprouted 2 gems each

do you graft guys?
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>>3054710
the scarification most hard-shelled seeds receive is just called decomposition.
>>3054718
it's my work.
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>>3054726
wow you are lucky
show some of yours?
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>>3054728
I don't keep any trees personally, I just do the grafts for some high-end commercial growers.
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>>3054734
so cool
is it a highly requested service?
also what techniques do you use the most?
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>>3054740
extremely, most professionals will be retiring in the next 5 years and there's already huge shortages.

we mostly use awls, depends on the species and how much experience you have.

>what should I do with this hollow log
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>>3054748
where you from man? i may consider moving there ahaha
well i didnt have any 'professional training' but ive been watching and doing it myself for years now
i mostly use the technique showed in that pic of mine and the simple whip

also if its full on the bottom you could turn it into a cacti vase
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>>3054751
netherlands.

we use awls for stylistic reasons (Platanus Tilia, etc) whips are for fruit trees.
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>>3054754
you are right
im used to grafting olive, apple, pear , fig and cytrus (most times into bergamotto)

is it economically satisfying? do you have a main job?
i mean this is a single season job
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>>3054759
can't do grafts year-round, I trim trees during the summer and cut trees down in the winter, with some all-round garden maintenance in between.
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>>3054726
indeed, but the term scarification is used regardless of method, whether physical, chemical or thermal
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>>3054766
yeap thats why i called it a single season job
anyway
are you hiring? ahah
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>>3054770
you might be able to do it year-round, just not with the types of trees I generally work with.

not actively hiring.

>Horminum pyrenaicum germinating.
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>>3054774
i dont think so
you can work up to july with some species but after that the 'vegetative cycle' is over
but as you do, trimming and cutting jobs fill the fall/winter time and i can do that aswell ahaha

jokes aside

its a flower/bush isnt it?
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>>3054671
The dossinia is in a terrarium and the others stand in a massive plant pile that has ~60-70% humidity at all times.
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>>3054690
None of these are meant to be glossy. They're velvety species. Also they get rainwater and low amounts of ferts.

I've said it repeatedly but none of them show any symptoms of water issues.
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>>3054782
relative of salvia, it's the only species in it's genus.
>>3054789
are there any air vents nearby? it might be the AC.

just because you measured the humidity to be at 70% once doesn't mean it stays that way in the dead of night.
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>>3054824
I don't have AC. Why would it not stay that way in the dead of night? Also now that I wrote >>3054794 I realized they're all low light with hairy or mottled leaves, might be something related to that. Eh, whatever.
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https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/1/lc437organicfertilizersvaluesrev.pdf

https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/pnm15.pdf
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>>3054402
lmao look at those dry ass plants
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>>3054856
i swear
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>>3049747
maybe root rot. hard to tell if it feels light water it. some areas still have show up in person orchid clubs you should look for one.
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I bought small cilantro and parsley plants at the local home center, can I propagate them? I propagate basil very easily, the internet is telling me cilantro and parsley are different though
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Can anyone identify this weed? About 5 foot tall with a single dandelion type flower at the end of the stem.
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Central NC btw.
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Found this while working in the woods of south central Washington today. First phantom orchid I've ever seen in person.
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>>3055150
Sonchus (sow thistle) of some kind.
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>>3055179
Nice

*****
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>>3055179
Groovy.
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I got 84 give or take two sunflowers in my backyard and there are ant hills everywhere what do I do?
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>>3055325
>84 sunflowers in my backyard
why tho?
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>>3055328
My cat likes the birds and butterflies they attract and he can sit in the shade they make. They are also pretty come in many varieties and I like them.
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>>3055325
>what do
Post a pic for a start, ths seems interesting.
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>>3055331
Probably got a lot of ants because the sunflowers are breaking up the soil nicely, providing food and shelter too.
They won't harm the plants.
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>>3055335
I hate them though and they seem to farm aphids in some places.
>>3055334
Will get soon.
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>>3054832
more like why would it? there's no sunlight at night so why would the conditions you measured during the day stay the same.

air-flow and humidity are the most common problems indoors (you can't grow bonsai indoors due to this), UVB also affects plant growth far more than people realize (and doesn't penetrate glass so indoor plants don't get any unless you have growth lights)
>>3055274
it's probably Lactuca.
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>>3055325
stock up on aphid spray, ants and aphids go hand in hand.
>>3055335
>They won't harm the plants.
t. balcony gardener.
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>>3055339
>they seem to farm aphids in some places.
yeah, ants will protect aphids from predators, so they can suck the sweet goo from the aphid's buttholes.
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>>3055343
>recommend spraying an entire backyard with insecticide just for some aphids
yikes
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Today I used for first time glyphosate. And I got a mild headache.

How long I have to wait to see if It killed the weed or not?
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>>3055350
>pulling assumptions straight out of your ass
yikes.

you only need to spray buds and fresh growth against aphids.
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>>3055355
doubt the headache is related. did you spray it in your mouth?
glyphosate will start to work within a few hours, but takes two or three weeks to fully destroy most weeds. just wait.
>>3055356
he's got 84 sunflowers anon.
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>>3055355
try not to inhale glyphosate fumes next time.

plant should start to shrivel in a day or two, and should be completely dead within 2 weeks.
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>>3055348
>so they can suck the sweet goo from the aphid's buttholes.
That is so fucking gay it hurts.
Pics will be dumped.
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There are more not in the main plot.
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>>3055358
it's related, glyphosate decomposes when it gets warm and the fumes contain nitrogen oxides, which are responsible for the headache.

he will only have to spray the affected buds and there's organic sprays that decompose in contact with soil so there's not much to fear.
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>>3055362
that's an erm... impressive setup.
i've never needed to support sunflowers, even when they get 10feet tall.
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>>3055366
Storms snap them like twigs here.
This is a bunch I did nothing with from seeds that fell last year.
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>>3055365
i'll take your word with it, but i've sprayed glyphosate from a knapsack for year and never gotten ill in any way.
i got a single drop of concentrate in my eye once, like a total idiot, and it hurt all day, but no lasting damage.
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Also nearby there is a veggie garden with tomatoes cucumbers and squash. Other things too.
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NEW SOGGY THREAD
>>3055372
>>3055372
>>3055372
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>>3055369
I've sprayed glyphosate like that for 10 years and never got a headache.

got it a few times while I was painting ground elders with pure glyphosate though.
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There is a flower garden my mum works in here too. Got some aphids there too. Not much though mostly ants.
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>>3055369
>for year
*years
>>3055376
same. i've gotten worse from spreading dusty fertiliser on sports fields from a tractor.
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>>3055377
that's the gayest garden i've ever seen
some old queen planted that i am sure.
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>>3055382
My mom is lame as fuck tbqh.
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Well I hope the ant traps kill the ants then I will just get some lady bugs.
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>>3055385
lady bugs are good, but you'll need a lot for so many plants.
i prefer the larvae, they hang around for longer whereas the adults can just fly away without even eating your aphids.
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>>3055387
How about 5000 of em? will that do?
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>>3055390
unsure why you'd spend so much money on ladybugs for mediocre sunflowers.
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>>3055394
The aphids are affecting more than just the sunflowers at this point. In fact the only thing that is on the Sunflowers as of right now is ants. I am more thinking of my potted trees.
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>>3055390
yeah probably lmao
>>3055394
this though
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>>3055396
just use a little dishsoap and water spray anon.
aphids are the easiest pest to deal with.
you can just spray them off with a hose ffs
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>>3055399
Right-io mate.
>>3055397
I want to minimize pesticides because my cat snoozes out there in the flowers. Not to mention my dog.
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>>3055340
I mean why would humidity fall at night? It usually goes up pretty much everywhere. Also I said "at all times", I didn't just measure once or only at a given time.
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>>3055596
I didn't say it would fall, just that it doesn't stay the same.

have you monitored the air-flow?



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