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Discussion relating to growing within the confines of a Container

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  2. Selleri
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    Summer containers 2021- ideas?

    I love them, one of those plants you just let them get on with it.
    I love them, one of those plants you just let them get on with it.
    I love them, one of those plants you just let them get on with it.
    I love them, one of those plants you just let them get on with it.
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  4. LinG

    Plants to go with Persicaria 'Red Dragon'

    Thanks Jenny, that's handy to know.
    Thanks Jenny, that's handy to know.
    Thanks Jenny, that's handy to know.
    Thanks Jenny, that's handy to know.
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  5. Nikolaos

    Salvias in containers, what are your experiences?

    Mine are in containers but as you know it is a different situation for me weatherwise so I am afraid I cannot assist.
    Mine are in containers but as you know it is a different situation for me weatherwise so I am afraid I cannot assist.
    Mine are in containers but as you know it is a different situation for me weatherwise so I am afraid I cannot assist.
    Mine are in containers but as you know it is a different situation for me weatherwise so I am afraid I cannot assist.
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  6. countryman

    Hydrangea leaves going purple and brown

    After 5 years, with a bigger root system, it may now need more water than you provide in the summer. If you also use rocks as mulch, that will keep things toasty at night. Terra cotta pots will...
    After 5 years, with a bigger root system, it may now need more water than you provide in the summer. If you also use rocks as mulch, that will keep things toasty at night. Terra cotta pots will also lose moisture fast compared to other materials.If the leaf edges are turning brown and browning...
    After 5 years, with a bigger root system, it may now need more water than you provide in the summer. If you also use rocks as mulch, that will keep things toasty at night. Terra cotta pots will also lose moisture fast compared to other...
    After 5 years, with a bigger root system, it may now need more water than you provide in the summer. If you also use rocks as mulch, that will keep things toasty at night. Terra cotta pots will...
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  7. Victoria

    Hand Tools

    That is posh, Nick. :dbgrtmb:
    That is posh, Nick. :dbgrtmb:
    That is posh, Nick. :dbgrtmb:
    That is posh, Nick. :dbgrtmb:
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  8. Victoria

    Houseplants Outside

    What most know as houseplants, I am fortunate I can have them permanently outdoors. For me this is fortunate because as I live in a "casa antiga" old house with 60cm thick walls and small...
    What most know as houseplants, I am fortunate I can have them permanently outdoors. For me this is fortunate because as I live in a "casa antiga" old house with 60cm thick walls and small windows, I cannot have indoor plants. Also, in these old cottages in a hot country, the windowsills tend...
    What most know as houseplants, I am fortunate I can have them permanently outdoors. For me this is fortunate because as I live in a "casa antiga" old house with 60cm thick walls and small windows, I cannot have indoor plants. Also, in these old...
    What most know as houseplants, I am fortunate I can have them permanently outdoors. For me this is fortunate because as I live in a "casa antiga" old house with 60cm thick walls and small...
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  9. ChangeAgent

    Help with pruning one of my balcony pot-plants Thuja Hiba or Thujopsis dolabrata

    several times trimming is OK. Thanks Pete, for your help.
    several times trimming is OK. Thanks Pete, for your help.
    several times trimming is OK. Thanks Pete, for your help.
    several times trimming is OK. Thanks Pete, for your help.
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  10. PhilC

    Is my Daphne dying?

    Think you have done the right thing, keep it sheltered and out of the sun and maybe it will recover.
    Think you have done the right thing, keep it sheltered and out of the sun and maybe it will recover.
    Think you have done the right thing, keep it sheltered and out of the sun and maybe it will recover.
    Think you have done the right thing, keep it sheltered and out of the sun and maybe it will recover.
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  11. ChangeAgent

    Help with pruning of balcony plants Thuja Occidentalis AKA Smaragd.

    I have a sneaking suspicion it might be somewhere in Scotland.:scratch:;)
    I have a sneaking suspicion it might be somewhere in Scotland.:scratch:;)
    I have a sneaking suspicion it might be somewhere in Scotland.:scratch:;)
    I have a sneaking suspicion it might be somewhere in Scotland.:scratch:;)
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  12. ewicc

    Lining & holes for planter/boxes

    Thanks for your interesting reply. Sorry about the delay. I will try and rig up the drip hose.
    Thanks for your interesting reply. Sorry about the delay. I will try and rig up the drip hose.
    Thanks for your interesting reply. Sorry about the delay. I will try and rig up the drip hose.
    Thanks for your interesting reply. Sorry about the delay. I will try and rig up the drip hose.
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  13. fumanchu

    I want...

    No problem @Black Dog:)Living in Scotland which is not the driest country in the world! I can only grow some Turks Head Lillies in the borders as I have found other varieties of Lillies really...
    No problem @Black Dog:)Living in Scotland which is not the driest country in the world! I can only grow some Turks Head Lillies in the borders as I have found other varieties of Lillies really object to winter wet. This is why I grow Lillies in tubs. They stay in situ and are not fussed by very...
    No problem @Black Dog:)Living in Scotland which is not the driest country in the world! I can only grow some Turks Head Lillies in the borders as I have found other varieties of Lillies really object to winter wet. This is why I grow Lillies in...
    No problem @Black Dog:)Living in Scotland which is not the driest country in the world! I can only grow some Turks Head Lillies in the borders as I have found other varieties of Lillies really...
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  14. PhilC

    Fertilizing Wisteria (Shiro Kapitan) in a container?...slow growth!

    Well I assume you intend the plant to stay in this pot for a few years. If so you are better off using a soil based compost as opposed to multipurpose. It has longer staying power and doesn't...
    Well I assume you intend the plant to stay in this pot for a few years. If so you are better off using a soil based compost as opposed to multipurpose. It has longer staying power and doesn't degrade in the same way multipurpose does.As I said earlier, I don't think pouring fetilisers on...
    Well I assume you intend the plant to stay in this pot for a few years. If so you are better off using a soil based compost as opposed to multipurpose. It has longer staying power and doesn't degrade in the same way multipurpose does.As I...
    Well I assume you intend the plant to stay in this pot for a few years. If so you are better off using a soil based compost as opposed to multipurpose. It has longer staying power and doesn't...
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  15. barryman

    Solanum Glasnevin - Chilean potato plant

    Somebody has just given me a Solanum Glasnevin Chilean potato plant growing in a pot. It's about 70 cm tall at the moment.I already have one of these which I grow around an archway so I know how...
    Somebody has just given me a Solanum Glasnevin Chilean potato plant growing in a pot. It's about 70 cm tall at the moment.I already have one of these which I grow around an archway so I know how nice they look. But what I am wondering is whether I could grow this in a container on my patio and...
    Somebody has just given me a Solanum Glasnevin Chilean potato plant growing in a pot. It's about 70 cm tall at the moment.I already have one of these which I grow around an archway so I know how nice they look. But what I am wondering is...
    Somebody has just given me a Solanum Glasnevin Chilean potato plant growing in a pot. It's about 70 cm tall at the moment.I already have one of these which I grow around an archway so I know how...
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  16. mazambo

    Oxalis triangularis potting mix?

    Forgot to water the Oxalis yesterday and she told me this mornng, in no uncertain terms, that she wasn't't too happy about it - see belowFirst pictureNow, 2 hours later , after a long drink,...
    Forgot to water the Oxalis yesterday and she told me this mornng, in no uncertain terms, that she wasn't't too happy about it - see belowFirst pictureNow, 2 hours later , after a long drink, she has returned To normal....Jenny namaste
    Forgot to water the Oxalis yesterday and she told me this mornng, in no uncertain terms, that she wasn't't too happy about it - see belowFirst pictureNow, 2 hours later , after a long drink, she has returned To normal....Jenny namaste
    Forgot to water the Oxalis yesterday and she told me this mornng, in no uncertain terms, that she wasn't't too happy about it - see belowFirst pictureNow, 2 hours later , after a long drink,...
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  17. Black Orchid

    Tree lillies unknown pests

    Deffo sounds like nematodes(microsopic worms) Possibly Aphelen choids Not all nematodes are bad btw Although i really hope im wrong as that would be it for your plants. This link might help i...
    Deffo sounds like nematodes(microsopic worms) Possibly Aphelen choids Not all nematodes are bad btw Although i really hope im wrong as that would be it for your plants. This link might help i found it after completing this post.Lily (Lilium spp.)-Nematode, FoliarAlthough it might be a plant...
    Deffo sounds like nematodes(microsopic worms) Possibly Aphelen choids Not all nematodes are bad btw Although i really hope im wrong as that would be it for your plants. This link might help i found it after completing this post.Lily (Lilium...
    Deffo sounds like nematodes(microsopic worms) Possibly Aphelen choids Not all nematodes are bad btw Although i really hope im wrong as that would be it for your plants. This link might help i...
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  18. trogre

    Buddleia Buzz

    I have a buzz in my front border. And had no issues, it flowers like mad every year and grows to about 6ft each year. I cut it down every year and have never had any issues. I did have it in a pot...
    I have a buzz in my front border. And had no issues, it flowers like mad every year and grows to about 6ft each year. I cut it down every year and have never had any issues. I did have it in a pot as I bought it from my old garden and still did OK, but not as well as in the ground.Rusty
    I have a buzz in my front border. And had no issues, it flowers like mad every year and grows to about 6ft each year. I cut it down every year and have never had any issues. I did have it in a pot as I bought it from my old garden and still did...
    I have a buzz in my front border. And had no issues, it flowers like mad every year and grows to about 6ft each year. I cut it down every year and have never had any issues. I did have it in a pot...
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  19. David Kearley

    I think this counts as container gardening...

    Hello! Now for the exciting part! The classic advice is to plan for foliage interest because that's there for much longer than the flowers. Go for a mix of colours, leaf shape and texture. Then...
    Hello! Now for the exciting part! The classic advice is to plan for foliage interest because that's there for much longer than the flowers. Go for a mix of colours, leaf shape and texture. Then the flowers are the icing on the cake. For contrasting foliage, there's Nandina domestica...
    Hello! Now for the exciting part! The classic advice is to plan for foliage interest because that's there for much longer than the flowers. Go for a mix of colours, leaf shape and texture. Then the flowers are the icing on the cake. For...
    Hello! Now for the exciting part! The classic advice is to plan for foliage interest because that's there for much longer than the flowers. Go for a mix of colours, leaf shape and texture. Then...
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  20. Dave_79

    Tyre Planters

    I like these.
    I like these.
    I like these.
    I like these.
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  21. Dave_79

    Dwarf Conifer in Pot Help

    Finally threw out a conifer which had gone 2/3 brown & its faded old terracotta pot that had been near our front door since we moved in over 2 years ago & was clearly never gonna recover. I have a...
    Finally threw out a conifer which had gone 2/3 brown & its faded old terracotta pot that had been near our front door since we moved in over 2 years ago & was clearly never gonna recover. I have a new tall pot ready and just need to find a dwarf conifer to put in it. The old pot was insanely...
    Finally threw out a conifer which had gone 2/3 brown & its faded old terracotta pot that had been near our front door since we moved in over 2 years ago & was clearly never gonna recover. I have a new tall pot ready and just need to find a dwarf...
    Finally threw out a conifer which had gone 2/3 brown & its faded old terracotta pot that had been near our front door since we moved in over 2 years ago & was clearly never gonna recover. I have a...
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  22. Bardering

    Red robin (photinia) in container

    I think a trellis will work well however it’s a shared fence so I’m not sure if we are able to attach a trellis? (Rented property)
    I think a trellis will work well however it’s a shared fence so I’m not sure if we are able to attach a trellis? (Rented property)
    I think a trellis will work well however it’s a shared fence so I’m not sure if we are able to attach a trellis? (Rented property)
    I think a trellis will work well however it’s a shared fence so I’m not sure if we are able to attach a trellis? (Rented property)
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  23. JayKent

    Raised Bed Hedge / Screen

    thats good about the council ... yes the leaves will go yellow and fall off
    thats good about the council ... yes the leaves will go yellow and fall off
    thats good about the council ... yes the leaves will go yellow and fall off
    thats good about the council ... yes the leaves will go yellow and fall off
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