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    Whats wrong with this rose?

    Any suggestions on what else to add? I used plant tone, rose tone, worm casting when planting back in Dec. I have moved them to more sunny spot (it’s still spring so they should be ok). Iron tone and fish emulsion was the new on Tues.
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    Whats wrong with this rose?

    Thank you. I just put fish emulsion+ iron tone yesterday (Tue). I will put some fish emulsion again Thursday. Thanks again
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    Whats wrong with this rose?

    Thanks Marck. So it will just take time and I should t disturb the new roots and flipping it out to check the soil inside, correct? Just baby it and feed it and hope for the best?
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    Whats wrong with this rose?

    Hi, I am a newbie and wondering by what’s wrong with my roses. I got these in mid Dec 2021 in zone 9b sunny and dry from Home Depot. I think these are mother of pearls but might also be eternal flame. 3 of those in the same batch is yellowing, with one worse than the rest. They are all...
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    California 9b front yard design

    Hi, I am new to gardening and need some advice for my front yard in 9b hot and dry California Sacramento climate, clay soil. Background: the house come with the lawn that is in a bad shape due to lack of the drought watering schedule here, and the front windows seemed to reflect heat. There is...
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    What is safe to plant above gas pipe of 1” plastic…

    Thanks Sheal. I am having a hard time picturing what to do with the area now. Definitely prefer not to cement it as then there is no real separation from the neighbor driveway. Also wanted to remove the existing flower carpet rose and African iris as they are very hard to maintain nicely (and...
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    What is safe to plant above gas pipe of 1” plastic…

    Thanks for the quick response. I am a bit lost. So there are actually two pipe for gas in the ground but they only marked one? Without knowing it were gas line area previously, I was originally planning to do hedges such as sunshine ligustrum, euonymus, or boxwood along the borderwith roses...
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    What is safe to plant above gas pipe of 1” plastic…

    My situation is like this: moved in a new home and found out recently (after 1.5 years) that the plant the builder landscaper put in was a crepe myrtle, roses, and Abelia (I cannot tell which type still). The yellow line is marked by the gas company, with two feet either way in terms of...
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    What’s wrong with my new 2 weeks old plant?

    Nothing happened today yet. Not getting better or worse for both plants. I took the rosemary to shade in case it were kept too dried. I thought it can handle drought but judging from this plant and the lavender on the other end, the 3 day California baking is too much for them. The other...
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    What’s wrong with my new 2 weeks old plant?

    I’ve bought two sets of rosemary and the one with a big hole ceramic container built in is doing fine. The one that looks sad is the resin container that I drilled 3 holes myself. I have already tried to not have water over them but just the soil. I noticed my hydrangea of same age showing...
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    Need a tree pruner recommendation

    Thanks Sean. I will look into Barnel, Corona, and Fiskars then. Trying to get one that works all of them so I can limit the number of tools in the garage. As a newbie I think I have already have more tools than I thought I would need already: dusting broom to remove cut grass, large plastic...
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    A tool that can remove grass cutting from the lawn

    Thanks Tetters. I’ve been using the yard butler “world’s greatest rake” for a year now. It looks similar to what you have in the picture. It’s just every time when I rake and if I don’t airlift / hover and let the weight of the rake hit the lawn, it felt like it is tearing/pulling the grass...
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    Need a tree pruner recommendation

    Thanks Sean. I am still trying to learn the terms. I am reading online and there are two types of pruners like anvil (dead branch) and bypass (living branch). Does it mean I have to get two long tree pruners or just one? I was looking at the Fiskars and the price ranges from like 30 USD to...
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    Need a tree pruner recommendation

    Hi, Did anyone have a recommendation on a tree pruner. It’s mainly for small trees like Japanese maples and a crape myrtle . I have new to gardening and have been using my Ikebana scissors and a pair of hedge shears to prune the plants and edge of my lawn... the last time I trim the crape...
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