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  1. HarryS

    How to paint oiled wood ???

    I would like to paint two small gates on some decking. Now these have been treated with a clear decking oil over the last two years . If I use a gloss ( oil based) paint , how do I stop the oiled...
    I would like to paint two small gates on some decking. Now these have been treated with a clear decking oil over the last two years . If I use a gloss ( oil based) paint , how do I stop the oiled finish seeping through in 6 or 12 months ? What would seal the decking oil in 100% ? TIA
    I would like to paint two small gates on some decking. Now these have been treated with a clear decking oil over the last two years . If I use a gloss ( oil based) paint , how do I stop the oiled finish seeping through in 6 or 12 months ? What...
    I would like to paint two small gates on some decking. Now these have been treated with a clear decking oil over the last two years . If I use a gloss ( oil based) paint , how do I stop the oiled...
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  2. JWK

    Hosepipe Ban

    Been playing on mine today. The soft lush green sward was perfect to sit on too :snorky:I think if lawns were always to go yellow and brown in summer I would use the space for more plants, a bigger...
    Been playing on mine today. The soft lush green sward was perfect to sit on too :snorky:I think if lawns were always to go yellow and brown in summer I would use the space for more plants, a bigger pool, a new patio, etc. A burnt lawn in summer isnt fit for purpose, is it? :noidea:
    Been playing on mine today. The soft lush green sward was perfect to sit on too :snorky:I think if lawns were always to go yellow and brown in summer I would use the space for more plants, a bigger pool, a new patio, etc. A burnt lawn in summer isnt...
    Been playing on mine today. The soft lush green sward was perfect to sit on too :snorky:I think if lawns were always to go yellow and brown in summer I would use the space for more plants, a bigger...
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  3. ARMANDII
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    CANNA 2018

    All my generic C Tropicanas ( ground planted ) have been flowering since late June , lovely red flowers , about a month earlier than normal. The C. Bengal Tigers ( container planted ) are...
    All my generic C Tropicanas ( ground planted ) have been flowering since late June , lovely red flowers , about a month earlier than normal. The C. Bengal Tigers ( container planted ) are bubbling with health and looking 100% no flowers yet though :dbgrtmb:
    All my generic C Tropicanas ( ground planted ) have been flowering since late June , lovely red flowers , about a month earlier than normal. The C. Bengal Tigers ( container planted ) are bubbling with health and looking 100% no flowers yet though :dbgrtmb:
    All my generic C Tropicanas ( ground planted ) have been flowering since late June , lovely red flowers , about a month earlier than normal. The C. Bengal Tigers ( container planted ) are...
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  4. ARMANDII
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    THE VEGETABLE GROWING THREAD 2018

    Today's picking, tomatoes and runner beans now coming thick and fast and far too many cucumbers. The courgettes are also growing too quickly, one is marrow sized. Blackberries are lovely this...
    Today's picking, tomatoes and runner beans now coming thick and fast and far too many cucumbers. The courgettes are also growing too quickly, one is marrow sized. Blackberries are lovely this year, really sweet they must like this dry sunny weather. A few gooseberries:
    Today's picking, tomatoes and runner beans now coming thick and fast and far too many cucumbers. The courgettes are also growing too quickly, one is marrow sized. Blackberries are lovely this year, really sweet they must like this dry sunny...
    Today's picking, tomatoes and runner beans now coming thick and fast and far too many cucumbers. The courgettes are also growing too quickly, one is marrow sized. Blackberries are lovely this...
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  5. Scrungee

    Reduced Tesco gardening reductions 2018

    Half price seeds in Dobbies garden centres.
    Half price seeds in Dobbies garden centres.
    Half price seeds in Dobbies garden centres.
    Half price seeds in Dobbies garden centres.
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  6. JWK
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    Tomato Grafting

    There was talk of gardeners' delight not being as tasty this past couple of years. Well, last year they were great. This year it wont be long before the fruits turn red and I will know if they...
    There was talk of gardeners' delight not being as tasty this past couple of years. Well, last year they were great. This year it wont be long before the fruits turn red and I will know if they are up to the mark or not:) This has been an interesting and informative thread and I will try one or...
    There was talk of gardeners' delight not being as tasty this past couple of years. Well, last year they were great. This year it wont be long before the fruits turn red and I will know if they are up to the mark or not:) This has been an...
    There was talk of gardeners' delight not being as tasty this past couple of years. Well, last year they were great. This year it wont be long before the fruits turn red and I will know if they...
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  7. Allan Hodgson
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    Show off your pets.

    This is MomCat. she has a special skill she can predict when a storm will be coming 2 hours ahead of time. she comes in the house and cries a blood curtailing cry and hides under the dinning...
    This is MomCat. she has a special skill she can predict when a storm will be coming 2 hours ahead of time. she comes in the house and cries a blood curtailing cry and hides under the dinning room table. yep, then in 2 hours, rain, thunder, lightening etc.
    This is MomCat. she has a special skill she can predict when a storm will be coming 2 hours ahead of time. she comes in the house and cries a blood curtailing cry and hides under the dinning room table. yep, then in 2 hours, rain, thunder,...
    This is MomCat. she has a special skill she can predict when a storm will be coming 2 hours ahead of time. she comes in the house and cries a blood curtailing cry and hides under the dinning...
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  8. ARMANDII
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    WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2018

    The last of the blackcurrants picked. Huge crop but smaller than usual fruits:) tastes as good though. I missed out the watering.....and the mulching.....up there in spring. Will remedy that next...
    The last of the blackcurrants picked. Huge crop but smaller than usual fruits:) tastes as good though. I missed out the watering.....and the mulching.....up there in spring. Will remedy that next year:) It has been so very hot. It felt hotter than previous days too. I had to come in for a...
    The last of the blackcurrants picked. Huge crop but smaller than usual fruits:) tastes as good though. I missed out the watering.....and the mulching.....up there in spring. Will remedy that next year:) It has been so very hot. It felt hotter...
    The last of the blackcurrants picked. Huge crop but smaller than usual fruits:) tastes as good though. I missed out the watering.....and the mulching.....up there in spring. Will remedy that next...
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  9. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2018

    Brugmansias have been very late to flower, think it has been too hot for them. This one from seed is the first:
    Brugmansias have been very late to flower, think it has been too hot for them. This one from seed is the first:
    Brugmansias have been very late to flower, think it has been too hot for them. This one from seed is the first:
    Brugmansias have been very late to flower, think it has been too hot for them. This one from seed is the first:
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  10. ARMANDII

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TMAK

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TMAK, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TMAK, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TMAK, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TMAK, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!
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  11. shiney
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  12. CarolineL

    Solved ID tree in Lanzarote?

    Oh @Silver surfer - you have depressed me a bit:snorky: But I enjoy a challenge...
    Oh @Silver surfer - you have depressed me a bit:snorky: But I enjoy a challenge...
    Oh @Silver surfer - you have depressed me a bit:snorky: But I enjoy a challenge...
    Oh @Silver surfer - you have depressed me a bit:snorky: But I enjoy a challenge...
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  13. Lilacfaery

    Hello fellow gardeners

    Hi Lilac, welcome to Gardeners Corner:thumbsup::love30::snorky:
    Hi Lilac, welcome to Gardeners Corner:thumbsup::love30::snorky:
    Hi Lilac, welcome to Gardeners Corner:thumbsup::love30::snorky:
    Hi Lilac, welcome to Gardeners Corner:thumbsup::love30::snorky:
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  14. Trunky
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    Trunky's New Garden

    Just another quick update.The newly planted flower bed is thriving in all this sunshine and has thrown up a few unexpected delights. Back in the depths of last winter, while removing a large...
    Just another quick update.The newly planted flower bed is thriving in all this sunshine and has thrown up a few unexpected delights. Back in the depths of last winter, while removing a large ugly conifer near the house I discovered a small clump of Gypsophylla hidden underneath the conifer, so...
    Just another quick update.The newly planted flower bed is thriving in all this sunshine and has thrown up a few unexpected delights. Back in the depths of last winter, while removing a large ugly conifer near the house I discovered a small...
    Just another quick update.The newly planted flower bed is thriving in all this sunshine and has thrown up a few unexpected delights. Back in the depths of last winter, while removing a large...
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  15. GCHQ
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    Yawn yawn, wakey wakey Summer 2018

    Evening everyone. My a very sticky evening. Sweating profusely, busy day with a bootsale. Sat watching TV on the bed whilst knitting. Making bed socks for winter.
    Evening everyone. My a very sticky evening. Sweating profusely, busy day with a bootsale. Sat watching TV on the bed whilst knitting. Making bed socks for winter.
    Evening everyone. My a very sticky evening. Sweating profusely, busy day with a bootsale. Sat watching TV on the bed whilst knitting. Making bed socks for winter.
    Evening everyone. My a very sticky evening. Sweating profusely, busy day with a bootsale. Sat watching TV on the bed whilst knitting. Making bed socks for winter.
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  16. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S YOUR WEATHER LIKE 2018

    Good evening well another 7 days for next week of 31 to 32 every day ,getting used to it now:blue thumb:
    Good evening well another 7 days for next week of 31 to 32 every day ,getting used to it now:blue thumb:
    Good evening well another 7 days for next week of 31 to 32 every day ,getting used to it now:blue thumb:
    Good evening well another 7 days for next week of 31 to 32 every day ,getting used to it now:blue thumb:
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  17. ARMANDII
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    THE TATTIES THREAD 2018

    I've only had some of the smaller ones removed to allow the one remaining spud to grow huge, and had them as microwaved jacket spuds and loved the texture after cooking. I hope Dundry sell them...
    I've only had some of the smaller ones removed to allow the one remaining spud to grow huge, and had them as microwaved jacket spuds and loved the texture after cooking. I hope Dundry sell them again in 2019, but in case they don't, I've been growing some in 10L pots in polytunnels to...
    I've only had some of the smaller ones removed to allow the one remaining spud to grow huge, and had them as microwaved jacket spuds and loved the texture after cooking. I hope Dundry sell them again in 2019, but in case they don't, I've been...
    I've only had some of the smaller ones removed to allow the one remaining spud to grow huge, and had them as microwaved jacket spuds and loved the texture after cooking. I hope Dundry sell them...
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  18. Stephen Thornthwaite

    Lawn Turf Issues

    Wouldnt expect leatherjacket damage right now.......damage usually starts around September/October or early spring. Also it tends to be widespread, in my experience. :)
    Wouldnt expect leatherjacket damage right now.......damage usually starts around September/October or early spring. Also it tends to be widespread, in my experience. :)
    Wouldnt expect leatherjacket damage right now.......damage usually starts around September/October or early spring. Also it tends to be widespread, in my experience. :)
    Wouldnt expect leatherjacket damage right now.......damage usually starts around September/October or early spring. Also it tends to be widespread, in my experience. :)
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  19. ARMANDII
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    THE TOMATO GROWING THREAD 2018

    Oh dear, my monster "Big Zac" has started ripening thus losing weight BUT it is BIG!Experiment with growing "Manx Marvel" as a "determinate" proving to be a waste of time, fruitful yes but very...
    Oh dear, my monster "Big Zac" has started ripening thus losing weight BUT it is BIG!Experiment with growing "Manx Marvel" as a "determinate" proving to be a waste of time, fruitful yes but very small fruits.Gigantomo, my quad megabloom didn't set but I have a truss that weighs well in excess...
    Oh dear, my monster "Big Zac" has started ripening thus losing weight BUT it is BIG!Experiment with growing "Manx Marvel" as a "determinate" proving to be a waste of time, fruitful yes but very small fruits.Gigantomo, my quad megabloom didn't...
    Oh dear, my monster "Big Zac" has started ripening thus losing weight BUT it is BIG!Experiment with growing "Manx Marvel" as a "determinate" proving to be a waste of time, fruitful yes but very...
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  20. GCHQ
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    Your Day (apart from gardening) - what took place?

    Feeling for you, @strongylodon . I hope the phone calls go smoothly tomorrow, and that a fitting tribute and "goodbye" falls into place easily..
    Feeling for you, @strongylodon . I hope the phone calls go smoothly tomorrow, and that a fitting tribute and "goodbye" falls into place easily..
    Feeling for you, @strongylodon . I hope the phone calls go smoothly tomorrow, and that a fitting tribute and "goodbye" falls into place easily..
    Feeling for you, @strongylodon . I hope the phone calls go smoothly tomorrow, and that a fitting tribute and "goodbye" falls into place easily..
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