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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. hydrogardener
    Like x 3

    Zucchini in containers.

    Thanks so much for getting back to me!I just checked and they say your planter is around 1,5 cubic feet in volume, so 40 liters. Someone said 25 quarts, which is actually less than that, 30...
    Thanks so much for getting back to me!I just checked and they say your planter is around 1,5 cubic feet in volume, so 40 liters. Someone said 25 quarts, which is actually less than that, 30 liters or so. But I will go with the higher volume just in case.
    Thanks so much for getting back to me!I just checked and they say your planter is around 1,5 cubic feet in volume, so 40 liters. Someone said 25 quarts, which is actually less than that, 30 liters or so. But I will go with the higher volume...
    Thanks so much for getting back to me!I just checked and they say your planter is around 1,5 cubic feet in volume, so 40 liters. Someone said 25 quarts, which is actually less than that, 30...
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  16. Alpine 1

    Cytisus dwarf (broom)- flower dropping

    All I can say hopefully next year you get the success you need with the plant as bonsai they look gorgeous I always think...i'm pleased I removed my 5 out, they had some form of insect on them...
    All I can say hopefully next year you get the success you need with the plant as bonsai they look gorgeous I always think...i'm pleased I removed my 5 out, they had some form of insect on them very small and black and when they bit you it caused swelling but all plants have now been replaced, so...
    All I can say hopefully next year you get the success you need with the plant as bonsai they look gorgeous I always think...i'm pleased I removed my 5 out, they had some form of insect on them very small and black and when they bit you it caused...
    All I can say hopefully next year you get the success you need with the plant as bonsai they look gorgeous I always think...i'm pleased I removed my 5 out, they had some form of insect on them...
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  17. joh98.mac

    'Accidentally' Put Weedkiller on Earth...

    I use a weed killer based on pelargonic acid which is found in geraniums the only other ingredient is maleic acid and so far its doing a great job
    I use a weed killer based on pelargonic acid which is found in geraniums the only other ingredient is maleic acid and so far its doing a great job
    I use a weed killer based on pelargonic acid which is found in geraniums the only other ingredient is maleic acid and so far its doing a great job
    I use a weed killer based on pelargonic acid which is found in geraniums the only other ingredient is maleic acid and so far its doing a great job
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  18. robbo

    Half barrel suggestions

    Like @Sian in Belgium I have Clematis in mine and Tulips followed by Lilies. I didn't expect the Tulips to keep going for as long as they have but the good drainage large barrels give (plenty of...
    Like @Sian in Belgium I have Clematis in mine and Tulips followed by Lilies. I didn't expect the Tulips to keep going for as long as they have but the good drainage large barrels give (plenty of stones/gravel etc in the bottom of the barrels) seems to suit them. The Lilies start into growth as...
    Like @Sian in Belgium I have Clematis in mine and Tulips followed by Lilies. I didn't expect the Tulips to keep going for as long as they have but the good drainage large barrels give (plenty of stones/gravel etc in the bottom of the barrels)...
    Like @Sian in Belgium I have Clematis in mine and Tulips followed by Lilies. I didn't expect the Tulips to keep going for as long as they have but the good drainage large barrels give (plenty of...
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  19. LinzJ13

    5 foot (ish) Acer

    I would say that even a 40cm pot is still on the small size for a 5ft Acer My Acer Palmatum Garnet is in a 30cm pot but it's only 3ft high, its been in the same pot for a couple of years now and...
    I would say that even a 40cm pot is still on the small size for a 5ft Acer My Acer Palmatum Garnet is in a 30cm pot but it's only 3ft high, its been in the same pot for a couple of years now and could do with a re-pot into a larger pot.
    I would say that even a 40cm pot is still on the small size for a 5ft Acer My Acer Palmatum Garnet is in a 30cm pot but it's only 3ft high, its been in the same pot for a couple of years now and could do with a re-pot into a larger pot.
    I would say that even a 40cm pot is still on the small size for a 5ft Acer My Acer Palmatum Garnet is in a 30cm pot but it's only 3ft high, its been in the same pot for a couple of years now and...
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  20. Howard Stone

    Architectural evergreen or semi-evergreen container plants to use as a replacement for Box.

    Howard Lovely looking things but agaves are mightily dangerous......needle sharp foliage that will take out an eye in a moment of carelessness. Once got one removed from a local garden walk way...
    Howard Lovely looking things but agaves are mightily dangerous......needle sharp foliage that will take out an eye in a moment of carelessness. Once got one removed from a local garden walk way because it was planted where children associate. Some suggest cutting off the sharp points but then...
    Howard Lovely looking things but agaves are mightily dangerous......needle sharp foliage that will take out an eye in a moment of carelessness. Once got one removed from a local garden walk way because it was planted where children associate. ...
    Howard Lovely looking things but agaves are mightily dangerous......needle sharp foliage that will take out an eye in a moment of carelessness. Once got one removed from a local garden walk way...
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