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Camellia bush disease?

Hello, we have a very old camellia bush. Large parts of it appear to be dying off. The leaves shrivel up and turn brownish with black spots. We just cut off the dead branches and saw white spots in rows under the leaves. Also we saw a pure white little bug (it had many many little legs) crawling on one of the dead branches. Please help us treat and save our bush/tree.

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Small woody spikes on elms (beneath bark)

Hello, can you help me identify this phenomenon? Epicormic? Same or different from latent buds? Thank you!

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I've had an Autumn Blaze for almost 3 yrs. For the last 2 years it gets these...

I've had an Autumn Blaze for almost 3 yrs. For the last 2 years it gets these hard red bumps on top of leaves late spring. When I pick them off, it creates a hole in the leaf.Last year, they were so small I could not photograph them clearly. This year they are much bigger,a little bigger than sesame seeds. What can I do to get rid of them & not hurt the tree? Thanks, Nancy Nelson, New Prague, MN

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Kraft changed their recipe on Sure-Jell & MCP pectin instructions, it doesn't work. Got on their website, and it just says "sorry, we're working on it!" It's too thin, berries go to top of jar, I can tell it's not going to set. There are instructions for re-doing in the instructions, will try when jam has set (ha!) for a day. I'm afraid I've ruined 2 batches of beautiful, expensive OR strawberries. Would like to make more, do you have any suggestions?

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any important tips to adding new chickens to your current flock?

any important tips to adding new chickens to your current flock?

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Our Red Oak has smaller than usual leaves and are starting to curl. There are...

Our Red Oak has smaller than usual leaves and are starting to curl. There are no signs of browning and the trunk appears to be healthy. Could the large rain fall be affecting this tree? This tree keeps its dead leaves all the way until spring. However, the leaves have always been normal size. Thanks for you assistance. Dave Collins

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Ellis County Texas about 4 years ago

Cantaloups

what i would like to Know is what variety of Cantaloups are grown in Pecos they taste so Good..I live in Lamesa,Texas will they grow here or do i need another Variety of Cataloup and any other advice in Gowing Cantaloups,I am the Building Manager of a retirement center and we are starting a Garden for the Retired folk here,Thank you for you time.

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Dawson County Texas fruits and vegetables horticulture about 4 years ago

Salt or herbicide for control of fenceline grass/weed growth?

Hello,

My folks live on a hobby farm with a few hundred yards of PVC fencing. Keeping up with the yard is too much work for them--minus mowing the acres of lawn which my parents enjoy--and weed whipping the fencelines is a pretty exhausting chore for me.

I am trying to find a low-cost, low-impact and long-term solution to the grass and weeds that thrive under the fencing. I've identified some herbicides that will work in the short-term, but would rather come up with something that will last a number of seasons. I've ruled out mulch since birds fly off with it for nest material around here and it decomposes after a few seasons--and mulching hundreds of yards of fenceline would be expensive and time-consuming. Other barriers aren't really a great option, either. I have personal experience with cleaning up old black plastic used as a weed barrier in the landscaping around my home and it's not something I'd want to deal with cleaning up in the future (it rips and you're not sure if it's all been pulled out or not). And, to be clear, they currently don't have any animals to eat the plants growing at the fenceline. :)

Anyways, to get to my question--A number of message boards online have recipes for weed-spraying solutions that include vinegar and rock salt or epsom salts. I know that increasing salinity of soil can make for an environment where salt-tolerant weeds can thrive, and am also concerned about salt washing out from the applied area. The soil-type is mostly clay. Would this be an effective control option for their property? I am concerned that the salt could leach out into the surrounding areas and hurt the lawn or pasture area in the long-term, but with clay it probably isn't something I should be worried about... I guess my real concern is that salt is a more permanent option compared to GroundClear-type herbicides. Could you please advise me on the risks or hazards of using salt as a long-term intervention for weed/grass control under fencelines, and maybe entertain a discussion about how salt compares to herbicides for this purpose?

I am sure you are well aware that there is a lot of maintenance to be done on a farm (lawn, barn, shrubs, trees, apple trees, garden, plus your regular house maintenance). My goal is to reduce the time spent on fenceline control so I can help them clean up and maintain other things that are being neglected. Maintaining a nice-looking yard is their top priority, but their barn needs quite a bit of work (painting, ridgecap replacement, and kicking out some skunks/raccoons/groundhogs that have tunneled under cement slabs...) that I'd rather focus my efforts on.

Thank you very much for your time and input!


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