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peach fruit ooze

I have a young peach tree bearing fruit for the first time. I only have about 6 peaches and several are oozing a clear jelly like substance. The trunk and branches look fine.

Montgomery County Pennsylvania Posted 9 months ago

Oozing peaches

Can I apply a simple soapy solution to my peach trees and fruit to kill the bugs creating the damage to the fruit.

Hinds County Mississippi Posted 11 months ago

Senior with cushings

I have a 28 year old OTTB. When I took possession of him 2 years ago he weighed less than 600lbs. He now weighs 985 and is cushings positive. I am feeding him Nutrena safe choice Senior and Nutrena safe choice Special care plus alfalfa pellets soaked. He is pasture board with a run in, I do work him in a round pen about 3 times a week for about 10 min each time and I ride him bare back 4 times a week for about 15 min. He doesn’t eat hay he rolls it and spits it out he does the same with grass. He currently eats 9 lbs of grain and 10 to 12 lbs of alfalfa pellets daily. He is on Prescend for his cushings. My question is would he benefit from a hay stretcher? I am concerned that he’s not getting enough forage. I was considering reducing his alfalfa and adding hay stretcher. Just not sure what to do. Any suggestions or help will be very much appreciated. Thank you

Virginia Beach Virginia Posted over 1 year ago

Dying E. hookeri

My beautiful e. hookeri is developing black tips on new growth and seems to be slowly dying. What could be the cause of this? Can I stop it?

Virginia Beach Virginia Posted over 2 years ago

Abandoned duck eggs?

I have a bush In my front yard and a duck has claimed it as her nesting location. She had been there for at least three days nonstop and this evening we noticed she isn’t there. At first we looked and didn’t see any eggs, no we didn’t touch her nest just moved the bush a bit, then about and hour and a half later we noticed she wasn’t back. This time her eggs were exposed but she was no where to be found. How long do I leave the eggs out there before calling wildlife and irnuncubating them?

Virginia Beach Virginia Posted over 2 years ago

Why my cherry tree drop all the fruits Every year?

I planted my cherry tree 13 years ago. It gave me about a handful of cherries the first two years. After that the tree flowers beautifully, I'd see cherries forming, they grow to be The size of a pea and then they shriveled up and dropped. Every year. Yes I've pruned it and gave it compost. What's wrong with the tree? Neighbor has a sour cherry tree. I live in the east bay in California, temp is warm and mild.
Thank you

San Francisco County California Posted almost 3 years ago

Sequoia tree

I have this little sequoia tree I purchased while living in California. I have had him for about 2 years. He seemed to do good over the summer but I thought I was losing him last winter so I'm nervous about this winter. He is starting to brown a bit and although I see some green coming through in the center I am concerned about the months to come. Any suggestions on home to care for this guy? Especially through the winter while he is small? I don't water him much now. Wait until everything seems to be completely dry and then give it a heavy water. He gets sun most of the day(just not morning sun) in this spot and is in a covered area so doesn't get rain water so water is controlled. Suggestions and advice would be so appreciated. I am in Virginia Beach va thanks so much!

Virginia Beach Virginia Posted over 3 years ago

What kind of plant is this?

An unusual vine appeared in our garden area in August. It has grown very long and has large leaves like a pumpkin, but has white flower blooms growing through the openings at the tops of the leaves. There is one possible fruit so far. I looked up some possibilities online and wonder if it is a Calabash Bottle Gourd. From what I read, they are mostly grown in Africa. Can you look at the pictures I've attached and see if you can tell me what kind it is? Is it possible that birds could have carried the seed from some far away place? Will it have time to produce gourds if it showed up in August?

Virginia Beach Virginia Posted over 3 years ago

Type of grass to overseed? Native plants?

Hi...we're in a new house in Virginia Beach (Lake Smith Terrace - arrived in April) and have a tall fescue lawn. The front yard is full sun (and now full of crabgrass) and the back yard is mottled shade (and looks pretty good). We would like to switch the front yard to a warm-season grass. In your opinion, what is the most "native" type of grass to use - one that will require the least maintenance? Can we switch to the new grass by overseeding? We are trying to accomplish a relatively nice lawn with a very minimum of chemicals. When we first moved in, McDonalds Garden Center tested the PH - we added lime and milorganite. We are also planning to reduce the size of the lawn by planting native grasses, flowers, plants - do you know where I can find a list of plants native to Virginia Beach? Thanks so much!

Virginia Beach Virginia native plants grasses Posted over 4 years ago

where have the worms gone

Last year there were so many earthworms in my garden. Every spade full of dirt revealed at least 2 or 3 big, fat, pink worms. Not so this year. What few earthworms I find are skinny and brown. Is there anything I can do to bring them back? What do you think could be the cause? Disease? A predator?

Virginia Beach Virginia Posted over 4 years ago