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  1. ThePlantAssassin

    Ferns in pots. To feed or not to feed???

    How big are the pots and the ferns, how long have they been in the pots and have they grown well this summer?Fertiliser might be a good idea if the plants are not growing well after checking...
    How big are the pots and the ferns, how long have they been in the pots and have they grown well this summer?Fertiliser might be a good idea if the plants are not growing well after checking that the other factors such as moisture or being very root bound (unlikely with ferns) is the reason....
    How big are the pots and the ferns, how long have they been in the pots and have they grown well this summer?Fertiliser might be a good idea if the plants are not growing well after checking that the other factors such as moisture or being...
    How big are the pots and the ferns, how long have they been in the pots and have they grown well this summer?Fertiliser might be a good idea if the plants are not growing well after checking...
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  2. Victoria

    Balcony Gardening

    I had to see it to believe it.. I fink bats eat mozzies.. They've got plenty of those evidently. Perhaps they will consider putting bat boxes up.. It wouldn't come as a shock. (I'm not a...
    I had to see it to believe it.. I fink bats eat mozzies.. They've got plenty of those evidently. Perhaps they will consider putting bat boxes up.. It wouldn't come as a shock. (I'm not a 'chinkist' honestly!) I really like a No 52 chop suey.
    I had to see it to believe it.. I fink bats eat mozzies.. They've got plenty of those evidently. Perhaps they will consider putting bat boxes up.. It wouldn't come as a shock. (I'm not a 'chinkist' honestly!) I really like a No 52 chop suey.
    I had to see it to believe it.. I fink bats eat mozzies.. They've got plenty of those evidently. Perhaps they will consider putting bat boxes up.. It wouldn't come as a shock. (I'm not a...
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  3. Black Orchid

    Problems with Magnolia Stellata leaves

    Pete and Nigel, thank you very much for your replies and recommendations.
    Pete and Nigel, thank you very much for your replies and recommendations.
    Pete and Nigel, thank you very much for your replies and recommendations.
    Pete and Nigel, thank you very much for your replies and recommendations.
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  4. mazambo

    Oxalis triangularis potting mix?

    I am inclined to water too often but they are quite thirsty plants. I make sure that it is quite gritty and they prefer it light but not sunlight as it can bleach / burn their leaves. They quite...
    I am inclined to water too often but they are quite thirsty plants. I make sure that it is quite gritty and they prefer it light but not sunlight as it can bleach / burn their leaves. They quite like living outdoors as long as they don't get too cold so a sheltered spot is better. They have...
    I am inclined to water too often but they are quite thirsty plants. I make sure that it is quite gritty and they prefer it light but not sunlight as it can bleach / burn their leaves. They quite like living outdoors as long as they don't get...
    I am inclined to water too often but they are quite thirsty plants. I make sure that it is quite gritty and they prefer it light but not sunlight as it can bleach / burn their leaves. They quite...
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  5. ThePlantAssassin

    Patio Plum OPAL very poorly

    To be honest. I can't say I have ever seen what might appear as a healthy plum tree. Possibly due to the texture of the leaves. Any ways. The foliage on your tree certainly is ailing. If...
    To be honest. I can't say I have ever seen what might appear as a healthy plum tree. Possibly due to the texture of the leaves. Any ways. The foliage on your tree certainly is ailing. If possible, get rid of the most heavily affected leaves and burn them. Then as soon as the remaining...
    To be honest. I can't say I have ever seen what might appear as a healthy plum tree. Possibly due to the texture of the leaves. Any ways. The foliage on your tree certainly is ailing. If possible, get rid of the most heavily affected leaves...
    To be honest. I can't say I have ever seen what might appear as a healthy plum tree. Possibly due to the texture of the leaves. Any ways. The foliage on your tree certainly is ailing. If...
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  6. Nikolaos

    Aubrieta deltoidea, best soil mix for growing them in pots?

    Thanks @Palustris! :) Good to know either works as I don't have any JI2 in ATM. Appreciate the tip regarding lime too, I think I've got some of that somewhere in my outhouse.Nick
    Thanks @Palustris! :) Good to know either works as I don't have any JI2 in ATM. Appreciate the tip regarding lime too, I think I've got some of that somewhere in my outhouse.Nick
    Thanks @Palustris! :) Good to know either works as I don't have any JI2 in ATM. Appreciate the tip regarding lime too, I think I've got some of that somewhere in my outhouse.Nick
    Thanks @Palustris! :) Good to know either works as I don't have any JI2 in ATM. Appreciate the tip regarding lime too, I think I've got some of that somewhere in my outhouse.Nick
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  7. Steveb21

    Growing bamboo in tall trough

    Good morning all,Fibre glass trough with dimensions of:900mm height 1.2m length 300mm depthThe troughs are not hollow all the way through. They are approx. 350mm deep from the top with a...
    Good morning all,Fibre glass trough with dimensions of:900mm height 1.2m length 300mm depthThe troughs are not hollow all the way through. They are approx. 350mm deep from the top with a false base.Question: I was planning to plant bamboo and use as screening by some fences. Are these...
    Good morning all,Fibre glass trough with dimensions of:900mm height 1.2m length 300mm depthThe troughs are not hollow all the way through. They are approx. 350mm deep from the top with a false base.Question: I was planning to plant...
    Good morning all,Fibre glass trough with dimensions of:900mm height 1.2m length 300mm depthThe troughs are not hollow all the way through. They are approx. 350mm deep from the top with a...
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  8. Laxeiro

    Tomato leaves turning yellow

    I am using tomororite once a week and every few weeks I also pour in some diluted Epsom salts.
    I am using tomororite once a week and every few weeks I also pour in some diluted Epsom salts.
    I am using tomororite once a week and every few weeks I also pour in some diluted Epsom salts.
    I am using tomororite once a week and every few weeks I also pour in some diluted Epsom salts.
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  9. Potty gardener

    Ericaceous wool compost

    It retains water o good for pots and as I have a compost allergy it could be great- will keep you posted!It retains water and as I have a compost allergy could be the answer-will keep you posted!
    It retains water o good for pots and as I have a compost allergy it could be great- will keep you posted!It retains water and as I have a compost allergy could be the answer-will keep you posted!
    It retains water o good for pots and as I have a compost allergy it could be great- will keep you posted!It retains water and as I have a compost allergy could be the answer-will keep you posted!
    It retains water o good for pots and as I have a compost allergy it could be great- will keep you posted!It retains water and as I have a compost allergy could be the answer-will keep you posted!
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  10. Anne Knowles

    What size pot?

    I bought a Bakker recycled plastic pot on wheels. It looks great and I thought reasonably priced.
    I bought a Bakker recycled plastic pot on wheels. It looks great and I thought reasonably priced.
    I bought a Bakker recycled plastic pot on wheels. It looks great and I thought reasonably priced.
    I bought a Bakker recycled plastic pot on wheels. It looks great and I thought reasonably priced.
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  11. ThePlantAssassin

    Patio fruit tree feeding??

    @pete thanks I will do that.
    @pete thanks I will do that.
    @pete thanks I will do that.
    @pete thanks I will do that.
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  12. Black Orchid

    What is wrong with my flowering cherry tree?

    As the leaves have not dropped I always assume the wood is dead, usually live wood drops dead leaves, apart from a few exceptions in autumn.Personally I think it flowered then died.If the...
    As the leaves have not dropped I always assume the wood is dead, usually live wood drops dead leaves, apart from a few exceptions in autumn.Personally I think it flowered then died.If the leaves eventually fall off, it might come back, but will be a bit worse for wear I think.
    As the leaves have not dropped I always assume the wood is dead, usually live wood drops dead leaves, apart from a few exceptions in autumn.Personally I think it flowered then died.If the leaves eventually fall off, it might come back, but...
    As the leaves have not dropped I always assume the wood is dead, usually live wood drops dead leaves, apart from a few exceptions in autumn.Personally I think it flowered then died.If the...
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  13. Cordy
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    What plants for my Lock-down Planter ?

    Lilies not arrived yet; hopefully this week ?Need more advice..... for soil cover in the container after I have planted the bulbs/tubers will something like these Sempervivums at Gardening...
    Lilies not arrived yet; hopefully this week ?Need more advice..... for soil cover in the container after I have planted the bulbs/tubers will something like these Sempervivums at Gardening Express be suitable ?
    Lilies not arrived yet; hopefully this week ?Need more advice..... for soil cover in the container after I have planted the bulbs/tubers will something like these Sempervivums at Gardening Express be suitable ?
    Lilies not arrived yet; hopefully this week ?Need more advice..... for soil cover in the container after I have planted the bulbs/tubers will something like these Sempervivums at Gardening...
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  14. caskin

    Honeysuckle struggling,not certain why?

    Honeysuckles like their roots cool and damp and shady. A pot doesn’t sound good.
    Honeysuckles like their roots cool and damp and shady. A pot doesn’t sound good.
    Honeysuckles like their roots cool and damp and shady. A pot doesn’t sound good.
    Honeysuckles like their roots cool and damp and shady. A pot doesn’t sound good.
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  15. landimad
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    A bits of wood

    Well, those Sweet Peas did not last. Out with the old and in with Million Bells.
    Well, those Sweet Peas did not last. Out with the old and in with Million Bells.
    Well, those Sweet Peas did not last. Out with the old and in with Million Bells.
    Well, those Sweet Peas did not last. Out with the old and in with Million Bells.
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  16. ThePlantAssassin

    Geranium Rozante dividing

    Not sure of the name of our blue and pink ones but have only just cut ours back this last week, still had a good few flowers on them, but getting too overgrown and smothering other plants out.
    Not sure of the name of our blue and pink ones but have only just cut ours back this last week, still had a good few flowers on them, but getting too overgrown and smothering other plants out.
    Not sure of the name of our blue and pink ones but have only just cut ours back this last week, still had a good few flowers on them, but getting too overgrown and smothering other plants out.
    Not sure of the name of our blue and pink ones but have only just cut ours back this last week, still had a good few flowers on them, but getting too overgrown and smothering other plants out.
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  17. Potty gardener

    Need help with starting my potty garden!

    Thank you- yes I do have some trailer troughs- I'm lucky that I have flat walls at a good height. I am now thinking of creating a tier of pots,with the big one at the bottom. I'm also considering...
    Thank you- yes I do have some trailer troughs- I'm lucky that I have flat walls at a good height. I am now thinking of creating a tier of pots,with the big one at the bottom. I'm also considering a bay (laurel) for year round interest. It is so frustrating that now I'm ready to do stuff it is...
    Thank you- yes I do have some trailer troughs- I'm lucky that I have flat walls at a good height. I am now thinking of creating a tier of pots,with the big one at the bottom. I'm also considering a bay (laurel) for year round interest. It is so...
    Thank you- yes I do have some trailer troughs- I'm lucky that I have flat walls at a good height. I am now thinking of creating a tier of pots,with the big one at the bottom. I'm also considering...
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  19. Callum-91

    Salix Hakuro-Nishiki: Help Needed

    Hi Hope you don't mind me jumping in on your post (newbie) and haven't quite worked out how to post a new question. I too have (had) a beautiful Hakuro-Nishiki. I originally planted it about 8...
    Hi Hope you don't mind me jumping in on your post (newbie) and haven't quite worked out how to post a new question. I too have (had) a beautiful Hakuro-Nishiki. I originally planted it about 8 years ago, but decided it was in the wrong position, so I dug up the rootball last October and...
    Hi Hope you don't mind me jumping in on your post (newbie) and haven't quite worked out how to post a new question. I too have (had) a beautiful Hakuro-Nishiki. I originally planted it about 8 years ago, but decided it was in the wrong...
    Hi Hope you don't mind me jumping in on your post (newbie) and haven't quite worked out how to post a new question. I too have (had) a beautiful Hakuro-Nishiki. I originally planted it about 8...
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  20. flamingjune

    Encouraging new shoots (it's more of a houseplant question)

    I've a few plants, like yucca type things, where there is a long woody stem and then a bush of greenery on the end. There's a constant dropping of old leaves and new ones appearing (why they do...
    I've a few plants, like yucca type things, where there is a long woody stem and then a bush of greenery on the end. There's a constant dropping of old leaves and new ones appearing (why they do that, put all the effort into growing a leaf only to throw it off later, I don't know - some seem to...
    I've a few plants, like yucca type things, where there is a long woody stem and then a bush of greenery on the end. There's a constant dropping of old leaves and new ones appearing (why they do that, put all the effort into growing a leaf only to...
    I've a few plants, like yucca type things, where there is a long woody stem and then a bush of greenery on the end. There's a constant dropping of old leaves and new ones appearing (why they do...
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