• Is it possible to Transfer Thread Palm tree to a POT?

    Updated: 2012-09-30 11:35:32
    I have a Thread palm Tree in my garden which is now 12 years old and about 4 foot tall. I like the tree, but the tree will eventually be too talll and wide for Garden. Can I transfer it to a large pot,

  • Wildflowers: Densely furry seed heads: are they Cirsium arvense?

    Updated: 2012-09-30 07:31:15
    These seed heads are so soft I couldn't even feel them when I touched them. The stems don't look very soft, though. Are they Cirsium arvense? I can't find anything that looks exactly like these photos. The second photo shows them in the foreground, which leads me to think that Creeping thistle might be the right ID. I see that the common name "Canada thistle" is a misnomer, as C. arvense is not...

  • Identification: Gymnopilus Validipes (?) and Other

    Updated: 2012-09-30 07:01:27
    Passed these through Mushrooms Demystified - I got the one pretty confidently, the darker one I'm not sure of. Thoughts? http://imgur.com/a/hCJ5i#0 http://imgur.com/a/fLZBV

  • Edible landscaping offers freshest produce

    Updated: 2012-09-30 05:00:00
    One of the latest gardening trends in the United States is edible landscaping. Simply put, edible landscaping incorporates plants that produce food rather than using only ornamental plants in the residential landscape.

  • Appreciation: unknown surprise conifer seedling appeared!

    Updated: 2012-09-30 01:00:08
    I was checking on an Ash tree I have in a pot, training for bonsai when I saw a tiny green shoot in the soil. I thought it was a weed and nearly pulled it out. Turns out its a conifer seedling! No idea what type, its too small to tell but probably a Cypress from a neighbours tree. Only thing is Im a bit concerned about overwintering it as I have no greenhouse! ...

  • Anyone want a couple mature kiwi vines?

    Updated: 2012-09-29 21:51:52
    These came with the house and we've decided that we don't want to keep them...but I hate the idea of destroying them! I have no idea if it is possible to move and transplant vines of this size but if you want to give it a try just send me a private message. We are in Abbotsford. If you search "kiwi" in this forum, you'll find my previous thread with pictures. Cheers, Lainy

  • British Columbia: Odd Lawn Problem

    Updated: 2012-09-29 20:59:39
    Our north facing backyard includes a long-established lawn that looks thick and healthy enough on the surface, but the grass seems to be growing sideways underneath, i.e. if you lift up a tuft of grass that appears to be 2 inches high, the stalks actually run laterally on top of the ground for another 4 to 5 inches. This makes for a rather lumpy surface. Should we rake it hard before mowing to...

  • ID Request, Central TX

    Updated: 2012-09-29 18:26:45
    This vine is extremely resilient. We've cut it back and pulled roots several times and it kept coming back so eventually we gave up and let it win. It's taken over what used to be a rosebush. It has even gotten through the window a few times! I call it our Dr. Seuss bush.

  • Appreciation: Conservation status of A. campestre in Britain?

    Updated: 2012-09-29 12:51:37
    I was just wondering how common this tree is throughout Britain. Where I live it is not common at all. There are a few in our South Park (planted ) and one large mature specimen near my home. I would like to think that tree has a safe future and that our council dont just see it as another Sycamore!

  • the resin in plums

    Updated: 2012-09-29 12:30:02
    Why my plums have resin on the trunk? is anybody know the reason?

  • Need help identifying these small plants

    Updated: 2012-09-29 12:25:32
    Howdy! I just bought these tiny plants and i started wondering what they were exactly. Sadly, no information was given about them when i was buying them and i couldn't find anything on the internet either. If anyone would be kind enough to give me a hint of what they are it would be greatly appreciated.

  • September 27, 2012 - Some flowers and fruits

    Updated: 2012-09-29 04:19:52
    The Hibiscus moscheutos probably gets this week's prize for showiest flower. I was more partial to the Colletia hystrix, though, maybe because I'm so excited to get those tiny flowers in focus. I'm sure I'll be posting it when it's in full bloom, and then when it has its fruits. Attachment 106576 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=106576) Attachment 106577...

  • Identification: New Brunswick forest mushrooms (D)

    Updated: 2012-09-29 01:07:59
    Can anyone help with ID? We've got lots of these growing around the yard (we live in the middle of a somewhat boggy balsam fir/maple/birch/white pine forest...) this one is about seven inches in cap diameter

  • September 27, 2012 - Some leaves, but not autumn leaves

    Updated: 2012-09-28 21:55:16
    Hardly any autumn leaves yet. Some green leaves caught my eye. My favourite this week has a common name of Wedge-leaved Wattle - Acacia pravissima, a new accession in the alpine garden from se Australia. Nadia was wondering what we'd be seeing in winter; this is supposed to have racemes of yellow flowers in winter and spring, and you can see them starting in the first photo. Attachment 106563...

  • Identification: New Brunswick forest mushrooms (C)

    Updated: 2012-09-28 21:27:41
    Can anyone help with ID? We've got lots of these growing around the yard (we live in the middle of a somewhat boggy balsam fir/maple/birch/white pine forest...) this kind is typically growing to about five or six inches in cap diameter

  • Identification: New Brunswick forest mushrooms (B)

    Updated: 2012-09-28 21:24:27
    Can anyone help with ID? We've got lots of these growing around the yard (we live in the middle of a somewhat boggy balsam fir/maple/birch/white pine forest...) this kind is typically growing to about 2" in cap diameter

  • Spring bulb reminder

    Updated: 2012-09-25 18:30:25
    When spring bulbs have finished flowering, don’t forget to allow the foliage to die back before lifting bulbs. It is important to leave the foliage because the yellowing and fading occurs as the plants withdraw nutrients from the leaves to store in the bulbs for next season’s growth. Depriving spring bulbs of this essential part [...]

  • Home and garden event calendar

    Updated: 2012-09-09 05:00:00
    Bonsai Society Show: Richmond Bonsai Society displays bonsai trees from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (free) and conducts an introductory workshop

  • Gardening: For gardeners, timing is key

    Updated: 2012-09-09 05:00:00
    The horticulture industry's "right plant, right place" slogan is a sound guideline, but what about "right time?" Every spring, a nation of gardeners rushes outside en mass with tools prepped, nursery stock purchased and spirits high. Their annual post-frost rituals begin — tilling, planting and transplanting — but what many don't realize is that spring is not necessarily the best time for these activities.

  • Outdoor Patio Furniture: Care and Maintenance

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:50
    Outdoor patio furniture often suffers the most abuse from the elements, so it's important to maintain their upkeep to ensure their longevity. One of the most common materials used for these types of furniture is wicker not only because of its aesthetic value, but also because of its lightness, sturdiness, ...

  • What to grow in September 2012

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:49
    In early September keep a watch on weather forecasts as it is common for a cold snap to occur after a brief warm period in Spring. Weather extremes are becoming more common around the world as the climate changes. For gardeners in Temperate climate zones: if your area has been warmer than usual, you may [...]

  • Eliminate Inanity with Indoor Water Fountains

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:48
      There are many reasons to want indoor fountains in your office. Why?   It's always the same old thing:   Office rooms are very often dull but there really isn't any reason for them to be. With today's technology, there are many things that can be done to spruce up an office building.   Let's take ...

  • Avoid digging near fruit trees

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:47
    A reader has found that the soil around his fruit trees has become quite hard and has asked should he dig around the trees to loosen the soil. It is not a good idea to dig around fruit trees as citrus, for example, have very shallow roots. Digging around these and stone fruit trees will [...]

  • Plant Ideas For Small Gardens

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:46
      Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }   Your house and its surroundings provide many ideal places for your small, private, beautiful garden. It's not necessary that gardens and landscaping plans require large vacant spaces of land. An economic use of space and adequate irrigation facilities along with the choice of ...

  • Grass as a Cooling Feature

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:45
      Often considered as merely an adjunct of the home, the lawn is seldom thought of for its very practical value in cooling the air on a hot day or evening. An area of grass does not absorb heat; besides, grass constantly gives off moisture from its leaves which have a ...

  • Kid’s vege patch

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:45
    Primary school children have opportunities to learn about sustainable gardening at school, including the Organic School Gardens program provided free to all Australian school students by Biological Farmers of Australia, but younger children can also have a lot of fun learning to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Although they have a shorter attention span, [...]

  • What to grow in June 2012

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:43
    Check the soil pH around the cabbage family pf plants. The pH should be close to neutral (7). When soil is too acid or alkaline, this group of plants is more likely to attract cabbage white butterfly. Remember that peas and broad beans should be sown at a time that will avoid frost damaging the [...]

  • Growing potatoes update

    Updated: 2012-09-06 03:43:42
    A reader has asked if potatoes can be grown in the plastic tubs that are sold by Bunnings, Big W, etc., and I will answer it here as the links may be helpful to other readers. Yes, Rebecca, they would be suitable if you add plenty of drainage holes and put several centimetres of gravel [...]

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