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Let the birds eat the fruit

Q.  There are a lot of birds that keep visiting my eleagnus hedge. I see that it produces a small fruit. I assume that the birds are eating them. Can people eat the fruit?  A. Eleagnus does produce an edible fruit. The fruit is quite [Read More]

August 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

Dogwood has dieback problem

Q.  Last summer I planted a dogwood and it did fine. Now it has no buds and its twigs have turned black. What is the problem? A.  It sounds like your dogwood has dieback or twig borer damage. Dieback are several diseases that cause [Read More]

August 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

Growing avocados

Q.  I have three avocado pits which have sprouted. They are all in the same pot. The largest is about two feet tall. What should I do with them? How do I get them to fill out? A.  Put each one in a separate pot. A seedling gets height [Read More]

July 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Snails disturbing the balm

Q.  There are small holes in the leaves of my basil and lemon balm. What is happening?  A.    The basil and lemon balm are being eaten by snails that are active at night. Use snail bait or beer to control them. [Read More]

July 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Keeping the squirrels away

Q. Something eats the buds off of my roses. What is doing this?  A. Depending on where you live, the culprit could be deer or squirrels.  Q. The squirrels are eating my bulbs. How can I get rid of them?  A.  If the [Read More]

July 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

Tangerines aren’t as sweet

Q.  I bought a ficus tree and was told some leaves would fall as the plant adapts to its new location. Just about all of its leaves have fallen. The plant does not look well. What can I do?  A.  As a ficus tree acclimates it can [Read More]

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Unsticking pesky frogs

Q. There are little frogs all over my sliding glass door. All of this rain has caused them to perch there for days. How can I repel them?  A. Petroleum jelly or tangle foot smeared all over the glass will make the area less inviting to the [Read More]

June 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Controlling grasshoppers

Q.  There are black grasshoppers everywhere in my yard. Why are there so many? What can I do to control them? A.  These are the immature lubber grasshoppers. They hatch in late spring from eggs that were laid in the soil the previous fall. [Read More]

June 15, 2020 // 0 Comments