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Make our garden ... not die?

When we rented our current flat, it came with a front garden that we are supposed to take at least minimal care of -- weeding and pruning, that kind of thing. The problem is, we haven't the faintest idea how to weed or prune or ... anything else. Help! [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Jul 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Do I really need to cut down this tree?

I love the 50-foot pine tree in front of my house, but its roots have torn up my driveway. (1) Is there anything to do besides cutting down the tree? (2) How can I feel better about losing this tree? [more inside]
posted by underthehat on May 21, 2014 - 10 answers

When to prune a weeping pussy willow?

When and how should I prune my very sad weeping pussy willow? [more inside]
posted by ameliaaah on Jun 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Jade plant rescue advice?

What should I do with this Jade Plant rescue? I noticed it in the outdoor planter of an abandoned house and grabbed it. It's about 11" tall, and was under a bit of an overhang, so has been pretty much completely starved of water for yoinks. The leaves are all pretty much gray, deflated and leathery, except the very newest baby leaves (which seem extremely new -- but there aren't very many of the new ones). It came out with a bit of a root system, so I think it will be fine to replant, but should I prune it way back? Way, way back? Or leave the limbs but prune them? Or just it let it be to do as it will? [more inside]
posted by taz on May 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Will this plant grow tall again?

Have I stunted this plant's upward growth with "reckless" pruning? [more inside]
posted by blithecatpie on Apr 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Peaches and plums and pruning

Fruit tree planting question: Peach and plum trees are typically sold bare root, for planting in the winter, and most online planting guides deal with bare root trees. I wanted to get my trees in the ground before winter to give the roots some time to grow (Austin, Texas here), so I bought containerized plum and peach trees (that is, with a root ball and leaves), and I have planted the plum trees already. I am worried that I messed it up. [more inside]
posted by seventyfour on Nov 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Caring for a potted citron tree

I have long-term custody of a potted citron tree that's a year or two old. It seems to be doing OK, but the central stem/trunk doesn't have any leaves at the top of it: Photo of the tree here. Should I prune the top of the trunk? If so, when and how? Is there any other pruning I should be doing at this point in its growth?
posted by rivenwanderer on Mar 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me with the proper pruning of a neglected baby pear tree.

I planted a young pear tree about 2 years ago, and neglected to prune it over-winter when you're supposed to. It now looks a bit like a backwards "r" (photographic evidence). Should I prune it now? Or should I wait till winter? And how should I go about pruning it? It seems to have one long central (very bent) trunk and not many side branches at the moment.
posted by handee on Jul 13, 2010 - 2 answers

To cut or not to cut (palm tree)

We have a palm tree that's shaped like a "V". Can we cut one of the segments (highlighted) without killing the tree? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Jun 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Sharpening my pruning katana as we speak

Help this young grasshopper become a tree pruning ninja. [more inside]
posted by TungstenChef on Dec 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Bald In The Middle

How do i stop this hydrangea from sagging? [more inside]
posted by modernsquid on Jun 20, 2007 - 6 answers

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