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  2. Lolimac
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    Rose Parterre...

    Oh that's sad, my son kept chickens but the fox got them all. There is something lovely seeing chickens roaming free.
    Oh that's sad, my son kept chickens but the fox got them all. There is something lovely seeing chickens roaming free.
    Oh that's sad, my son kept chickens but the fox got them all. There is something lovely seeing chickens roaming free.
    Oh that's sad, my son kept chickens but the fox got them all. There is something lovely seeing chickens roaming free.
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  3. Arlandria
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    Arlandria's Long-Term Garden Renovation Thread

    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot...
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot either which I know they do (these days at least). Never know though!Ooh thank you - I'll pop...
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot either which I know they do (these days at least)....
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot...
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  5. PJA190
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    Slow and steady - Beginner :-)

    Slabs in amongst gravel or slate, size and position according to where you want table and chairs? Hopefully the slabs can be even for the furniture.
    Slabs in amongst gravel or slate, size and position according to where you want table and chairs? Hopefully the slabs can be even for the furniture.
    Slabs in amongst gravel or slate, size and position according to where you want table and chairs? Hopefully the slabs can be even for the furniture.
    Slabs in amongst gravel or slate, size and position according to where you want table and chairs? Hopefully the slabs can be even for the furniture.
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  6. ManderW

    Overhaul a shady garden - good resources?

    I think some shade lovers haven’t read the text books. Foxgloves, in my garden, refuse to grow in the shady parts and pop up all over my sunny beds or at the sunny edges of the shadier ones.I’ve...
    I think some shade lovers haven’t read the text books. Foxgloves, in my garden, refuse to grow in the shady parts and pop up all over my sunny beds or at the sunny edges of the shadier ones.I’ve found that woodruff can take its time to get going. I moved some to a shady bed alongside our shed...
    I think some shade lovers haven’t read the text books. Foxgloves, in my garden, refuse to grow in the shady parts and pop up all over my sunny beds or at the sunny edges of the shadier ones.I’ve found that woodruff can take its time to get...
    I think some shade lovers haven’t read the text books. Foxgloves, in my garden, refuse to grow in the shady parts and pop up all over my sunny beds or at the sunny edges of the shadier ones.I’ve...
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  7. bigbore
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    My Little Haven Part 2

    Well you’ve got the sun today now it feels Tropical . It’s a lovely garden like the style , planting and design worth it in the end !!
    Well you’ve got the sun today now it feels Tropical . It’s a lovely garden like the style , planting and design worth it in the end !!
    Well you’ve got the sun today now it feels Tropical . It’s a lovely garden like the style , planting and design worth it in the end !!
    Well you’ve got the sun today now it feels Tropical . It’s a lovely garden like the style , planting and design worth it in the end !!
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  8. o-Riverside-o

    Brick border edging

    I haven't cemented in my brick border edges....which is just as well as I've moved them three times to increase the size of the borders....and can't rule out doing it again! :heehee: They're just set on...
    I haven't cemented in my brick border edges....which is just as well as I've moved them three times to increase the size of the borders....and can't rule out doing it again! :heehee: They're just set on firmed soil, fine as long as you don't lean on them!
    I haven't cemented in my brick border edges....which is just as well as I've moved them three times to increase the size of the borders....and can't rule out doing it again! :heehee: They're just set on firmed soil, fine as long as you don't lean on them!
    I haven't cemented in my brick border edges....which is just as well as I've moved them three times to increase the size of the borders....and can't rule out doing it again! :heehee: They're just set on...
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  9. machtucker

    3 years in.. looking for recommendations

    Hi! The whole local are here is full of Rhododendrons, in remarkable abundance. I have a camellia and it's growing very well too. I might get another test to confirm. I'll see how it goes.
    Hi! The whole local are here is full of Rhododendrons, in remarkable abundance. I have a camellia and it's growing very well too. I might get another test to confirm. I'll see how it goes.
    Hi! The whole local are here is full of Rhododendrons, in remarkable abundance. I have a camellia and it's growing very well too. I might get another test to confirm. I'll see how it goes.
    Hi! The whole local are here is full of Rhododendrons, in remarkable abundance. I have a camellia and it's growing very well too. I might get another test to confirm. I'll see how it goes.
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  10. Welshman
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    Back garden refurb

    I've just come in from doing some jobs while it's been decent, and saw your thread @Welshman . Seriously impressive. I love a bit of building work and changing things around :) Hope you get the...
    I've just come in from doing some jobs while it's been decent, and saw your thread @Welshman . Seriously impressive. I love a bit of building work and changing things around :) Hope you get the weather to do all the things you want to get done. Probably a good idea to get on with it soon, rather...
    I've just come in from doing some jobs while it's been decent, and saw your thread @Welshman . Seriously impressive. I love a bit of building work and changing things around :) Hope you get the weather to do all the things you want to get done....
    I've just come in from doing some jobs while it's been decent, and saw your thread @Welshman . Seriously impressive. I love a bit of building work and changing things around :) Hope you get the...
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  11. Wannabe

    New garden

    I had a look at my YouTube thing, and it seems to be working again, but I've not tried linking a video here @Wannabe . I'm sure the mods would help if you wanted to try it. I'm not sure of all the...
    I had a look at my YouTube thing, and it seems to be working again, but I've not tried linking a video here @Wannabe . I'm sure the mods would help if you wanted to try it. I'm not sure of all the tech jargon so I'd need someone to explain it to me in words of one syllable!
    I had a look at my YouTube thing, and it seems to be working again, but I've not tried linking a video here @Wannabe . I'm sure the mods would help if you wanted to try it. I'm not sure of all the tech jargon so I'd need someone to explain it to...
    I had a look at my YouTube thing, and it seems to be working again, but I've not tried linking a video here @Wannabe . I'm sure the mods would help if you wanted to try it. I'm not sure of all the...
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  12. Sogni verdi

    Front Garden Project

    I like your design @Sogni verdi and am pleased to see those grasses in your plan! Your Phormiums may need a bit more space as they expand, but they can easily be divided. If that’s a Cordyline in...
    I like your design @Sogni verdi and am pleased to see those grasses in your plan! Your Phormiums may need a bit more space as they expand, but they can easily be divided. If that’s a Cordyline in the middle, beware, they can suffer in severe winters and look a bit tatty. A dwarf pampas grass may...
    I like your design @Sogni verdi and am pleased to see those grasses in your plan! Your Phormiums may need a bit more space as they expand, but they can easily be divided. If that’s a Cordyline in the middle, beware, they can suffer in severe...
    I like your design @Sogni verdi and am pleased to see those grasses in your plan! Your Phormiums may need a bit more space as they expand, but they can easily be divided. If that’s a Cordyline in...
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  13. o-Riverside-o

    Making a small gravel circle under firepit

    No worries! Thanks so much for getting back to me, I really appreciate it. Off to B&Q tomorrow then. Happy gardening!
    No worries! Thanks so much for getting back to me, I really appreciate it. Off to B&Q tomorrow then. Happy gardening!
    No worries! Thanks so much for getting back to me, I really appreciate it. Off to B&Q tomorrow then. Happy gardening!
    No worries! Thanks so much for getting back to me, I really appreciate it. Off to B&Q tomorrow then. Happy gardening!
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  14. BenCotto
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    A suggestion for your next project, and for a future generation

    Really amcGeorge? I would be fascinated to find out all the things that people were eating who lived in my house in 1832. I would also like to know what those things cost, what their house looked...
    Really amcGeorge? I would be fascinated to find out all the things that people were eating who lived in my house in 1832. I would also like to know what those things cost, what their house looked like, what jobs they did and their life stories. I would read with great interest a snapshot of a...
    Really amcGeorge? I would be fascinated to find out all the things that people were eating who lived in my house in 1832. I would also like to know what those things cost, what their house looked like, what jobs they did and their life stories. I...
    Really amcGeorge? I would be fascinated to find out all the things that people were eating who lived in my house in 1832. I would also like to know what those things cost, what their house looked...
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  15. LunarSea

    Anyone seen these dog-leg fence posts for sale?

    Oh dear @LunarSea - not quite what I meant :biggrin:
    Oh dear @LunarSea - not quite what I meant :biggrin:
    Oh dear @LunarSea - not quite what I meant :biggrin:
    Oh dear @LunarSea - not quite what I meant :biggrin:
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  16. Dant27

    How to tackle this east facing patch

    Not sure my wife would speak to me again if she saw the price of that!
    Not sure my wife would speak to me again if she saw the price of that!
    Not sure my wife would speak to me again if she saw the price of that!
    Not sure my wife would speak to me again if she saw the price of that!
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  17. Retired

    Third year meadow.

    Hi,Thanks @Logan yes the Alpro custard is lovely; we've been buying it for years.Thanks also for your useful suggestion; I seriously considered removing the branches nearest the bungalow but...
    Hi,Thanks @Logan yes the Alpro custard is lovely; we've been buying it for years.Thanks also for your useful suggestion; I seriously considered removing the branches nearest the bungalow but it's too dangerous given all the laurels beneath the tree; I'd have to double rope each branch; the...
    Hi,Thanks @Logan yes the Alpro custard is lovely; we've been buying it for years.Thanks also for your useful suggestion; I seriously considered removing the branches nearest the bungalow but it's too dangerous given all the laurels beneath...
    Hi,Thanks @Logan yes the Alpro custard is lovely; we've been buying it for years.Thanks also for your useful suggestion; I seriously considered removing the branches nearest the bungalow but...
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  18. Sian in Belgium

    garden restoration - when to prune/hack back questions

    Thank you @Bear1 . Yes, I don't like conifers either, so an excuse to replace it with a native mixed hedge would be good. The soil is very good, and topped up regularly with fresh goodness from...
    Thank you @Bear1 . Yes, I don't like conifers either, so an excuse to replace it with a native mixed hedge would be good. The soil is very good, and topped up regularly with fresh goodness from the river at least once a year... There are loads of local apple trees (but mainly cider types) as...
    Thank you @Bear1 . Yes, I don't like conifers either, so an excuse to replace it with a native mixed hedge would be good. The soil is very good, and topped up regularly with fresh goodness from the river at least once a year... There are loads of...
    Thank you @Bear1 . Yes, I don't like conifers either, so an excuse to replace it with a native mixed hedge would be good. The soil is very good, and topped up regularly with fresh goodness from...
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  19. psionman

    Should I use membrane under pebbles

    Thanks all - given me some ideas for the way to progressI'll let you know in a couple of years
    Thanks all - given me some ideas for the way to progressI'll let you know in a couple of years
    Thanks all - given me some ideas for the way to progressI'll let you know in a couple of years
    Thanks all - given me some ideas for the way to progressI'll let you know in a couple of years
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  20. NigelJ

    Next B B Project

    That is a mixture Nigel. Do you find that you can plant a good mix of species owing to the different soil types? For instance an Azalea in a particular spot that wouldn't thrive in a different...
    That is a mixture Nigel. Do you find that you can plant a good mix of species owing to the different soil types? For instance an Azalea in a particular spot that wouldn't thrive in a different area of your garden?
    That is a mixture Nigel. Do you find that you can plant a good mix of species owing to the different soil types? For instance an Azalea in a particular spot that wouldn't thrive in a different area of your garden?
    That is a mixture Nigel. Do you find that you can plant a good mix of species owing to the different soil types? For instance an Azalea in a particular spot that wouldn't thrive in a different...
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  21. Dugie
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    Garden Build, Work in Progress - New to Gardening

    Tidied up the summer house and put the lights on for the first time in..... well, what seems forever. Lovely quiet evening.There is a plant in there, A Peace Lily which loves the heat!
    Tidied up the summer house and put the lights on for the first time in..... well, what seems forever. Lovely quiet evening.There is a plant in there, A Peace Lily which loves the heat!
    Tidied up the summer house and put the lights on for the first time in..... well, what seems forever. Lovely quiet evening.There is a plant in there, A Peace Lily which loves the heat!
    Tidied up the summer house and put the lights on for the first time in..... well, what seems forever. Lovely quiet evening.There is a plant in there, A Peace Lily which loves the heat!
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  22. Balc

    Square Foot gardening

    This worked very successfully when I was teaching....Foundation stage. We set up garden area with paving slabs in a chequerboard pattern so that they could stand on slabs to tend the areas around...
    This worked very successfully when I was teaching....Foundation stage. We set up garden area with paving slabs in a chequerboard pattern so that they could stand on slabs to tend the areas around them. Led to germination, in verandah area, pricking out, planting out, watering, weeding...and...
    This worked very successfully when I was teaching....Foundation stage. We set up garden area with paving slabs in a chequerboard pattern so that they could stand on slabs to tend the areas around them. Led to germination, in verandah area,...
    This worked very successfully when I was teaching....Foundation stage. We set up garden area with paving slabs in a chequerboard pattern so that they could stand on slabs to tend the areas around...
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  23. hi2u_uk

    not much soil what to plant

    Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dream'
    Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dream'
    Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dream'
    Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dream'
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  24. Fof
    Like x 4

    I don't know if this work. Nah! Of course it will!!

    Just checked my records. 4 plants, 3 varieties Hedychium gardnerianium x 2 H. coronarium H. densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’ The H. coronarium is a lot smaller than the others as that is a replacement...
    Just checked my records. 4 plants, 3 varieties Hedychium gardnerianium x 2 H. coronarium H. densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’ The H. coronarium is a lot smaller than the others as that is a replacement for one that failed, for some reason.
    Just checked my records. 4 plants, 3 varieties Hedychium gardnerianium x 2 H. coronarium H. densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’ The H. coronarium is a lot smaller than the others as that is a replacement for one that failed, for some reason.
    Just checked my records. 4 plants, 3 varieties Hedychium gardnerianium x 2 H. coronarium H. densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’ The H. coronarium is a lot smaller than the others as that is a replacement...
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    2
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