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  1. mazambo

    Well drained soil

    Ah! Agastaches are a favourite of mine mazambo....they are usually hardy down here. There are some tasty varieties esp the kudos varieties. Easy from cuttings too:) The secret is not to water...
    Ah! Agastaches are a favourite of mine mazambo....they are usually hardy down here. There are some tasty varieties esp the kudos varieties. Easy from cuttings too:) The secret is not to water them unless during a really dry spell. Treat em mean and they will flower all summer long. :) Actually I...
    Ah! Agastaches are a favourite of mine mazambo....they are usually hardy down here. There are some tasty varieties esp the kudos varieties. Easy from cuttings too:) The secret is not to water them unless during a really dry spell. Treat em mean...
    Ah! Agastaches are a favourite of mine mazambo....they are usually hardy down here. There are some tasty varieties esp the kudos varieties. Easy from cuttings too:) The secret is not to water...
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  2. totalwise

    Plant ideas for a decorative planter (front garden)

    Love that planter! Looks fab!You haven't said what position the container is in (facing north, south, east or west), or what type of weather it will have to contend with (hot sun, wind, etc)....
    Love that planter! Looks fab!You haven't said what position the container is in (facing north, south, east or west), or what type of weather it will have to contend with (hot sun, wind, etc). This information is pretty important. Without it, no-one can suggest plants that would definitely be...
    Love that planter! Looks fab!You haven't said what position the container is in (facing north, south, east or west), or what type of weather it will have to contend with (hot sun, wind, etc). This information is pretty important. Without it,...
    Love that planter! Looks fab!You haven't said what position the container is in (facing north, south, east or west), or what type of weather it will have to contend with (hot sun, wind, etc)....
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  3. Plowii

    Problems with my Bay Tree

    "...it still hasn't dried out on the surface, although from certain angles the surface of the soil in the pot appears green, so *something* must be growing!..."If the soil in the pot looks...
    "...it still hasn't dried out on the surface, although from certain angles the surface of the soil in the pot appears green, so *something* must be growing!..."If the soil in the pot looks green, you're massively overwatering your poor Bay and causing algae to grow and thrive. Plus, the water...
    "...it still hasn't dried out on the surface, although from certain angles the surface of the soil in the pot appears green, so *something* must be growing!..."If the soil in the pot looks green, you're massively overwatering your poor Bay and...
    "...it still hasn't dried out on the surface, although from certain angles the surface of the soil in the pot appears green, so *something* must be growing!..."If the soil in the pot looks...
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  4. garjobo79

    Dynamic, leafy plants for containers - just like the ones on the telly

    I'm late to the party, but just wanted to add that if you go for bamboo, avoid the running types - go for the clumping types as these will be much happier in a container, and for much longer...
    I'm late to the party, but just wanted to add that if you go for bamboo, avoid the running types - go for the clumping types as these will be much happier in a container, and for much longer before they need a major root chop and replanting.Bamboos prefer shade (or part-shade at the very...
    I'm late to the party, but just wanted to add that if you go for bamboo, avoid the running types - go for the clumping types as these will be much happier in a container, and for much longer before they need a major root chop and...
    I'm late to the party, but just wanted to add that if you go for bamboo, avoid the running types - go for the clumping types as these will be much happier in a container, and for much longer...
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  5. Black Orchid

    Need help with Hibiscus Chiffon tricolour

    Thank you very much for your replies. I wrote to the Gardening Express and they assured me that it is normal to have plants looking like mine. But I do not agree that plants covered with lichen...
    Thank you very much for your replies. I wrote to the Gardening Express and they assured me that it is normal to have plants looking like mine. But I do not agree that plants covered with lichen should be sold by Garden centres. At least they should warn their customers about such a possibility. ...
    Thank you very much for your replies. I wrote to the Gardening Express and they assured me that it is normal to have plants looking like mine. But I do not agree that plants covered with lichen should be sold by Garden centres. At least they...
    Thank you very much for your replies. I wrote to the Gardening Express and they assured me that it is normal to have plants looking like mine. But I do not agree that plants covered with lichen...
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  6. Loki

    Begonias

    As Wee Tam , I lift and store my Begonia tubers in November. Rejecting any soft ones. I find on replanting indoors , mid March , about 75% will restart.
    As Wee Tam , I lift and store my Begonia tubers in November. Rejecting any soft ones. I find on replanting indoors , mid March , about 75% will restart.
    As Wee Tam , I lift and store my Begonia tubers in November. Rejecting any soft ones. I find on replanting indoors , mid March , about 75% will restart.
    As Wee Tam , I lift and store my Begonia tubers in November. Rejecting any soft ones. I find on replanting indoors , mid March , about 75% will restart.
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  7. navigator88

    Big balcony planters - what to plant?

    I would stay away from putting any water retaining gel in any compost as it has been shown that the gels, manufactured as polymers, are biodegradable. They are not a long-term solution to water...
    I would stay away from putting any water retaining gel in any compost as it has been shown that the gels, manufactured as polymers, are biodegradable. They are not a long-term solution to water management. Their breakdown can release potentially damaging by-products into your soil. Regards sandy
    I would stay away from putting any water retaining gel in any compost as it has been shown that the gels, manufactured as polymers, are biodegradable. They are not a long-term solution to water management. Their breakdown can release potentially...
    I would stay away from putting any water retaining gel in any compost as it has been shown that the gels, manufactured as polymers, are biodegradable. They are not a long-term solution to water...
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  8. Howard Stone

    Help! How do I get a dead plant out of its pot without breaking myself or the pot?

    The worst pots are those with the sort of fruit mouldings around the top. The soil gets into the mould and makes thing really difficult.
    The worst pots are those with the sort of fruit mouldings around the top. The soil gets into the mould and makes thing really difficult.
    The worst pots are those with the sort of fruit mouldings around the top. The soil gets into the mould and makes thing really difficult.
    The worst pots are those with the sort of fruit mouldings around the top. The soil gets into the mould and makes thing really difficult.
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  9. Howard Stone

    Camellias with good shape and foliage in containers

    Nigel my friend. As one scientist to another..'Yikes'. Growing plants in containers isn't all that bad. As a plant pathologist & plant scientist, (most confusing combination). Without delving...
    Nigel my friend. As one scientist to another..'Yikes'. Growing plants in containers isn't all that bad. As a plant pathologist & plant scientist, (most confusing combination). Without delving into the depths of botanical science. Hells bells here we go again. Science. Who the hell...
    Nigel my friend. As one scientist to another..'Yikes'. Growing plants in containers isn't all that bad. As a plant pathologist & plant scientist, (most confusing combination). Without delving into the depths of botanical science. Hells bells...
    Nigel my friend. As one scientist to another..'Yikes'. Growing plants in containers isn't all that bad. As a plant pathologist & plant scientist, (most confusing combination). Without delving...
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  10. Delta

    Best container small shrub for bees?

    Sedums for bees in late summer! Not a shrub, but very easy to grow and manage - and quite a good variety to choose from :) .... to take over when the lavender is finished :blue thumb:
    Sedums for bees in late summer! Not a shrub, but very easy to grow and manage - and quite a good variety to choose from :) .... to take over when the lavender is finished :blue thumb:
    Sedums for bees in late summer! Not a shrub, but very easy to grow and manage - and quite a good variety to choose from :) .... to take over when the lavender is finished :blue thumb:
    Sedums for bees in late summer! Not a shrub, but very easy to grow and manage - and quite a good variety to choose from :) .... to take over when the lavender is finished :blue thumb:
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  11. The Early Bushman

    Soil sinking after watering

    Jiffy, not that firm :)It does depend on the soil but soil sinking by 2.5 inches after watering does suggest it is not firm enough.
    Jiffy, not that firm :)It does depend on the soil but soil sinking by 2.5 inches after watering does suggest it is not firm enough.
    Jiffy, not that firm :)It does depend on the soil but soil sinking by 2.5 inches after watering does suggest it is not firm enough.
    Jiffy, not that firm :)It does depend on the soil but soil sinking by 2.5 inches after watering does suggest it is not firm enough.
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  12. totalwise
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    Strawberry tower questions

    Strawberries can be grown in fully hydroponic conditions so the issue probably isn't due to the soil itself but rather that the low quanity of soil dries out quickly. I have noticed with my tower...
    Strawberries can be grown in fully hydroponic conditions so the issue probably isn't due to the soil itself but rather that the low quanity of soil dries out quickly. I have noticed with my tower than I need to water it every day. Will need to invest in a water pump of some sort that will water...
    Strawberries can be grown in fully hydroponic conditions so the issue probably isn't due to the soil itself but rather that the low quanity of soil dries out quickly. I have noticed with my tower than I need to water it every day. Will need to...
    Strawberries can be grown in fully hydroponic conditions so the issue probably isn't due to the soil itself but rather that the low quanity of soil dries out quickly. I have noticed with my tower...
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  13. Jane Lee

    Overwintering container grown Euphorbia

    Hello @Jane Lee :sign0016: to GC and nice to have you with us :)Your in excellent hands with Verdun as his garden and plants are out standing to the eye :love30:
    Hello @Jane Lee :sign0016: to GC and nice to have you with us :)Your in excellent hands with Verdun as his garden and plants are out standing to the eye :love30:
    Hello @Jane Lee :sign0016: to GC and nice to have you with us :)Your in excellent hands with Verdun as his garden and plants are out standing to the eye :love30:
    Hello @Jane Lee :sign0016: to GC and nice to have you with us :)Your in excellent hands with Verdun as his garden and plants are out standing to the eye :love30:
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  14. Lottie222

    Annuals (Window Box) Help Please?

    Hello stranger ;)...looks like some form of fungus to me anyway but get a clean cloth and add some milk to it and wipe the leaf to see if it is dust first Lottie :)
    Hello stranger ;)...looks like some form of fungus to me anyway but get a clean cloth and add some milk to it and wipe the leaf to see if it is dust first Lottie :)
    Hello stranger ;)...looks like some form of fungus to me anyway but get a clean cloth and add some milk to it and wipe the leaf to see if it is dust first Lottie :)
    Hello stranger ;)...looks like some form of fungus to me anyway but get a clean cloth and add some milk to it and wipe the leaf to see if it is dust first Lottie :)
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  15. Freddy

    Unusual Basket

    HI Freddy yes there made from plastic, i have a welder and a ring roller i might make one/two at some point.
    HI Freddy yes there made from plastic, i have a welder and a ring roller i might make one/two at some point.
    HI Freddy yes there made from plastic, i have a welder and a ring roller i might make one/two at some point.
    HI Freddy yes there made from plastic, i have a welder and a ring roller i might make one/two at some point.
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  16. kazzawazza

    A sad Paeonia Sorbet

    A couple of broken stems are not a problem, kazza:dunno: A Peony is a long lived Hardy Perrenial and so is a long term plant in anyone's garden. Give it some TLC and it will outlast you!!!:heehee:
    A couple of broken stems are not a problem, kazza:dunno: A Peony is a long lived Hardy Perrenial and so is a long term plant in anyone's garden. Give it some TLC and it will outlast you!!!:heehee:
    A couple of broken stems are not a problem, kazza:dunno: A Peony is a long lived Hardy Perrenial and so is a long term plant in anyone's garden. Give it some TLC and it will outlast you!!!:heehee:
    A couple of broken stems are not a problem, kazza:dunno: A Peony is a long lived Hardy Perrenial and so is a long term plant in anyone's garden. Give it some TLC and it will outlast you!!!:heehee:
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  17. adam lukins

    A level design ideas

    modular wall planter with integrated water irrigation
    modular wall planter with integrated water irrigation
    modular wall planter with integrated water irrigation
    modular wall planter with integrated water irrigation
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  18. Lottie222

    Brown blackberry leaves?

    I will indeed :)Is it Scrungee? I have ZERO idea!
    I will indeed :)Is it Scrungee? I have ZERO idea!
    I will indeed :)Is it Scrungee? I have ZERO idea!
    I will indeed :)Is it Scrungee? I have ZERO idea!
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  19. Lottie222

    Lasagne Planting Spring Bulbs?

    I did this, Queen of the night Tulips at the bottom, random tulips in the middle, then Tete a Tete on top, lovely show from t&t, then the tulips, dont recall seeing QoN, reminded me pot needs...
    I did this, Queen of the night Tulips at the bottom, random tulips in the middle, then Tete a Tete on top, lovely show from t&t, then the tulips, dont recall seeing QoN, reminded me pot needs sorting as all died back now, did it for expediency really as bought a load from Wilkos at end of season...
    I did this, Queen of the night Tulips at the bottom, random tulips in the middle, then Tete a Tete on top, lovely show from t&t, then the tulips, dont recall seeing QoN, reminded me pot needs sorting as all died back now, did it for expediency...
    I did this, Queen of the night Tulips at the bottom, random tulips in the middle, then Tete a Tete on top, lovely show from t&t, then the tulips, dont recall seeing QoN, reminded me pot needs...
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  20. clanless

    Coco liners for hanging baskets - top tip

    Wow that's a huge difference!
    Wow that's a huge difference!
    Wow that's a huge difference!
    Wow that's a huge difference!
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