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by gerrycoggin
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Venus Flytrap
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: Venus Flytrap

1. You are correct that they should be watered with distilled water. The easiest way to get distilled water is to either collect rain water or purchase distilled water by the gallon from the grocery store. 2. The soil should be kept moist at all times 3. This is a great way to grow these plants. 4....
by gerrycoggin
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Propagating
Topic: Climbing Rose
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Re: Climbing Rose

Probably what you have is actually suckering from the root stock of the rose that was planted there originally. Most roses produced now are not on their own root but are grafted. You can cut the shoots back to create more of a bush but you will lose a lot of the bloom.
by gerrycoggin
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Majestic Palm
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Majestic Palm

Brown tips are an indication of under watering; yellow tips are an indication of over watering. Place your plant in medium to partial shade. Make sure the soil is well drained but do not allow it to dry out. This plant requires higher humidity so misting it daily will give you the best results.
by gerrycoggin
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Vegetable Gardening
Topic: Soil for Raised Beds
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Soil for Raised Beds

Depending on 4 or 6 of these beds, you will need approximately 6-10 cubic yards of soil. This is a single axle dump truck load. I would suggest finding a good source of topsoil and aged compost and mix the two in a 50:50 ratio to fill your raised beds.
by gerrycoggin
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Planting and Transplanting
Topic: transplanting a viburnum
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Re: transplanting a viburnum

Do this in the late fall or early spring while it is dormant. If it hasn't broken dormancy yet, you can do this now. Dig as large a root ball as you can handle and make sure to provide adequate water until it is established. Here is a link that should help with the digging and transplanting process:...
by gerrycoggin
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Unable to grow grass and soil erosion
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Unable to grow grass and soil erosion

Amend the soil with organic matter such as good quality compost. Til this in with your native soil. Here is a link to the Viette's soil preparation recommendations: http://www.inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=47 . Consider planting vinca or one of the numerous English ivy varieties - just make sure the...
by gerrycoggin
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Annuals, Tropicals, and Houseplants
Topic: outside container gardening
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: outside container gardening

I use straight Pro Mix in all my containers but a mix of good quality potting soil will work for most plantings.
by gerrycoggin
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Sky Pencil Holly
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Re: Sky Pencil Holly

The causes could be over watering or under watering. Make sure the soil is evenly moist and never dries completely. Insure that there is adequate drainage so that the plant is never standing in water or has wet feet. It could be a lack of iron which can be determined with a soil test. You may want t...
by gerrycoggin
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Peace lily leaves droop and soil won't hold water
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Re: Peace lily leaves droop and soil won't hold water

Your soil has gotten too dry and become hydrophobic. This happens when the soil is allowed to dry out completely. You need to rehydrate it by immersing the whole pot in a tub of water and allowing the soil to become saturated again. Once the soil has become saturated, remove the pot from the tub and...
by gerrycoggin
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Japanese Knotweed
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed spreads both by seed and underground rhizomes. Digging or playing "whack Godzilla" is truly fruitless. Spraying with a 2% solution of glyphosate (Roundup) in mid-spring and again in August is the best way to try to eradicate it. Used according to the label directions, this should b...

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