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Becky Tillman

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New Shoots Around the Base of Trees?I've read about new shoots coming up around the base of trees, (i.e. Dogwoods), but, what about the shoots that come up around the base/lower trunk of my Cherry tree and Crepe Myrtles? The bases of these trees are approximately 8-12" in diameter. Do I lope them off? Is it possible to transplant these "sprouts?"

 

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Removing a Yellow Jackets Nest?We have been invaded by a yellow jacket nest in the middle of the front yard. We have sprayed twice with a 20 percent foam spray. They are still here.

 

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Cigarette Burns on Vinyl "Rolled" Tile?I have about a dozen cigarette burn discoloration/indentions on the "rolled tile". I have no prototypes of the tile to take for matching color. Is there any type of medium that I could find which would cover and fill the slight indention?

 

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Constructing A "Mannequin" For Fitting Your Own Sewing Patterns?Any ideas for a thrifty construction of a lifesize mannequin for fitting your sewing patterns to your own body measurements?

 

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Chiggers Love Me?I am an avid gardener but am getting frustrated. I live in the Piedmont area of NC and for some reason, this year I have had the WORST time with chigger bites. They seem to go out of their way to bite me!

 

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Free Mulch from the City - Could it Carry Diseases?Could someone, anyone, solve this argument between my boyfriend and myself about free mulch obtained from the city? I received a large (very large!) pile of free mulch from the city from their wood chipper after they had trimmed the limbs away from the power lines.

 

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Hydrangea Rooting?A neighbor of mine asked if I could give her a cutting to root from my hydrangea. It is the type that has the "flat blooms." I have the rooting hormone to dip the cutting in but want to be sure where to take the cutting from the plant and if I can take it in now, in the fall, and possibly start it through the winter.

 

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Have I Waited Too Long To Harvest My Herbs?All of my herbs have gone to seed. I was wanting to bring some inside for the winter. Have I waited too long?

 

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