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    New Photo Comp.!

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  4. Spruce

    Black Friday Bargains only gardening

    I bought zero gardening stuff, or anything else . Worst BF/CM ever.But I posted a non-gardening deal on another forum that saved several people up to £400 each, so was happy about that, even...
    I bought zero gardening stuff, or anything else . Worst BF/CM ever.But I posted a non-gardening deal on another forum that saved several people up to £400 each, so was happy about that, even though I didn't need it myself.
    I bought zero gardening stuff, or anything else . Worst BF/CM ever.But I posted a non-gardening deal on another forum that saved several people up to £400 each, so was happy about that, even though I didn't need it myself.
    I bought zero gardening stuff, or anything else . Worst BF/CM ever.But I posted a non-gardening deal on another forum that saved several people up to £400 each, so was happy about that, even...
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  5. Mike Allen

    Why don't members give some indication of their gardening qualificatons.

    I'm qualified, but to be honest, experience is, in most cases, better. Where qualification helps, and is specifically designed to help in achieving work in horticulture, whether that be...
    I'm qualified, but to be honest, experience is, in most cases, better. Where qualification helps, and is specifically designed to help in achieving work in horticulture, whether that be self-employed or under an employer. It doesn't necessarily demonstrate knowledge - besides no one can know...
    I'm qualified, but to be honest, experience is, in most cases, better. Where qualification helps, and is specifically designed to help in achieving work in horticulture, whether that be self-employed or under an employer. It doesn't necessarily...
    I'm qualified, but to be honest, experience is, in most cases, better. Where qualification helps, and is specifically designed to help in achieving work in horticulture, whether that be...
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  6. Upsydaisy
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    Lazy Labellers Anonymous!

    :roflol:.....a total mystery...they and only they know their true meaning @flounder . :dunno:
    :roflol:.....a total mystery...they and only they know their true meaning @flounder . :dunno:
    :roflol:.....a total mystery...they and only they know their true meaning @flounder . :dunno:
    :roflol:.....a total mystery...they and only they know their true meaning @flounder . :dunno:
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  7. mazambo

    Overwintered Brugmansia

    Yep, got some in jars now, the riper the wood the more chance of rooting I find.
    Yep, got some in jars now, the riper the wood the more chance of rooting I find.
    Yep, got some in jars now, the riper the wood the more chance of rooting I find.
    Yep, got some in jars now, the riper the wood the more chance of rooting I find.
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  8. Mike Allen
    Friendly x 3

    WHY?

    Out of interest when we began growing our own we decided that it would be wise to keep a record. So we set up a theoretical account. Anything bought for use in the garden from big things like a...
    Out of interest when we began growing our own we decided that it would be wise to keep a record. So we set up a theoretical account. Anything bought for use in the garden from big things like a greenhouse down to packets of seeds were entered as Debits. Anything brought into the house from the...
    Out of interest when we began growing our own we decided that it would be wise to keep a record. So we set up a theoretical account. Anything bought for use in the garden from big things like a greenhouse down to packets of seeds were entered as...
    Out of interest when we began growing our own we decided that it would be wise to keep a record. So we set up a theoretical account. Anything bought for use in the garden from big things like a...
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  9. KittyHound
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    My Garden Evolution

    Thanks Freddy! When I first joined and saw that smiley I have to confess I was a little confused as to why I was getting replies with a 'man' holding a candle! Since inserting some smileys...
    Thanks Freddy! When I first joined and saw that smiley I have to confess I was a little confused as to why I was getting replies with a 'man' holding a candle! Since inserting some smileys myself I now understand! :loll: Senior moment!
    Thanks Freddy! When I first joined and saw that smiley I have to confess I was a little confused as to why I was getting replies with a 'man' holding a candle! Since inserting some smileys myself I now understand! :loll: Senior moment!
    Thanks Freddy! When I first joined and saw that smiley I have to confess I was a little confused as to why I was getting replies with a 'man' holding a candle! Since inserting some smileys...
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  10. felicty28

    How bad would these trees be at blocking out the sun?

    Welcome to GC :dbgrtmb:As you may have guessed you would, you've ended up with yes's and no's!I have lots of trees in my garden and the one thing that happens is that they grow :rolleyespink:. Looking at your...
    Welcome to GC :dbgrtmb:As you may have guessed you would, you've ended up with yes's and no's!I have lots of trees in my garden and the one thing that happens is that they grow :rolleyespink:. Looking at your photos (not necessarily good enough to see properly) I would be inclined to say don't buy it.I'm only...
    Welcome to GC :dbgrtmb:As you may have guessed you would, you've ended up with yes's and no's!I have lots of trees in my garden and the one thing that happens is that they grow :rolleyespink:. Looking at your photos (not necessarily good enough to see properly) I...
    Welcome to GC :dbgrtmb:As you may have guessed you would, you've ended up with yes's and no's!I have lots of trees in my garden and the one thing that happens is that they grow :rolleyespink:. Looking at your...
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  11. Purple Streaks

    Azaleas

    Does it not say the NPK Ratio on the back?
    Does it not say the NPK Ratio on the back?
    Does it not say the NPK Ratio on the back?
    Does it not say the NPK Ratio on the back?
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  12. SimonZ

    Late season Hydrangea macrophylla?

    Thanks for sharing. All of my mophead blooms have browned out on this side of the pond :o( so it is nice to see blooms still going strong. Oddly, the foliage on the picture indicates that the...
    Thanks for sharing. All of my mophead blooms have browned out on this side of the pond :o( so it is nice to see blooms still going strong. Oddly, the foliage on the picture indicates that the plant is starting to go dormant but all my hydrangeas still have dark green foliage. But the trees...
    Thanks for sharing. All of my mophead blooms have browned out on this side of the pond :o( so it is nice to see blooms still going strong. Oddly, the foliage on the picture indicates that the plant is starting to go dormant but all my...
    Thanks for sharing. All of my mophead blooms have browned out on this side of the pond :o( so it is nice to see blooms still going strong. Oddly, the foliage on the picture indicates that the...
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  13. craigm111189

    help with turf for a complete beginner

    Looks tidy. As much as I like lawns, that little patch was going to be awkward. I think you've made the right choice. Now time to think about pots.
    Looks tidy. As much as I like lawns, that little patch was going to be awkward. I think you've made the right choice. Now time to think about pots.
    Looks tidy. As much as I like lawns, that little patch was going to be awkward. I think you've made the right choice. Now time to think about pots.
    Looks tidy. As much as I like lawns, that little patch was going to be awkward. I think you've made the right choice. Now time to think about pots.
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  14. Engelbert

    Old Red Sandstone - soil for growing veg in South West Wales

    I'd love to have soil that deep I generally hit rock between 15 and 45cm.
    I'd love to have soil that deep I generally hit rock between 15 and 45cm.
    I'd love to have soil that deep I generally hit rock between 15 and 45cm.
    I'd love to have soil that deep I generally hit rock between 15 and 45cm.
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  15. felicty28

    Outside Heater - options

    I think I might get one of those, just for interest value, save me messing around with all those bricks:biggrin:
    I think I might get one of those, just for interest value, save me messing around with all those bricks:biggrin:
    I think I might get one of those, just for interest value, save me messing around with all those bricks:biggrin:
    I think I might get one of those, just for interest value, save me messing around with all those bricks:biggrin:
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  16. Upsydaisy

    Dahlias ...when to lift!

    Yep, I didn't have a windowed shed or greenhouse in the last garden and the basement there was reliably cool and dry, so I chanced it and never found it to be an issue; I usually bought them out...
    Yep, I didn't have a windowed shed or greenhouse in the last garden and the basement there was reliably cool and dry, so I chanced it and never found it to be an issue; I usually bought them out in late March/early April and potted them up in the coldframe for a few weeks before planting out. ...
    Yep, I didn't have a windowed shed or greenhouse in the last garden and the basement there was reliably cool and dry, so I chanced it and never found it to be an issue; I usually bought them out in late March/early April and potted them up in the...
    Yep, I didn't have a windowed shed or greenhouse in the last garden and the basement there was reliably cool and dry, so I chanced it and never found it to be an issue; I usually bought them out...
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  17. Luke Underwood

    Recommendations for empty border

    Cue howls of disapproval (:whistle:), but what about investing in a roll of geotextile before planting through it? No weeding required afterwards, cuts down on watering, and happy plants soon grow to...
    Cue howls of disapproval (:whistle:), but what about investing in a roll of geotextile before planting through it? No weeding required afterwards, cuts down on watering, and happy plants soon grow to disguise it.
    Cue howls of disapproval (:whistle:), but what about investing in a roll of geotextile before planting through it? No weeding required afterwards, cuts down on watering, and happy plants soon grow to disguise it.
    Cue howls of disapproval (:whistle:), but what about investing in a roll of geotextile before planting through it? No weeding required afterwards, cuts down on watering, and happy plants soon grow to...
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  18. Paul K Kirkwood

    Kniphofia Uvaria

    @Paul K Kirkwood I have several different kniphofias only the mini "popsicle" variety would fit into the space you have. The others have all clumped up and are 3ft or so across. I remove dead...
    @Paul K Kirkwood I have several different kniphofias only the mini "popsicle" variety would fit into the space you have. The others have all clumped up and are 3ft or so across. I remove dead leaves, but don't touch the healthy ones. I see K uvaria can put up a 5ft plus flower stalk, so I think...
    @Paul K Kirkwood I have several different kniphofias only the mini "popsicle" variety would fit into the space you have. The others have all clumped up and are 3ft or so across. I remove dead leaves, but don't touch the healthy ones. I see K...
    @Paul K Kirkwood I have several different kniphofias only the mini "popsicle" variety would fit into the space you have. The others have all clumped up and are 3ft or so across. I remove dead...
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  19. welshone

    Flowering Orange Blossom

    Usually you should cut back hard old stems after flowering, as I remember they flower on the previous years growth so any cutting back now will lose next year's flowers.
    Usually you should cut back hard old stems after flowering, as I remember they flower on the previous years growth so any cutting back now will lose next year's flowers.
    Usually you should cut back hard old stems after flowering, as I remember they flower on the previous years growth so any cutting back now will lose next year's flowers.
    Usually you should cut back hard old stems after flowering, as I remember they flower on the previous years growth so any cutting back now will lose next year's flowers.
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  20. ArdySan

    Potted Olive Tree - Help Needed

    Not out of the woods yet, HOWEVER, getting a powerful artificial blue/purple light and having it on for a few hours every day seems to have done the trick. Looks much healthier and leaves are not...
    Not out of the woods yet, HOWEVER, getting a powerful artificial blue/purple light and having it on for a few hours every day seems to have done the trick. Looks much healthier and leaves are not dropping nearly that often, and there is new growth as well!Thank you everyone for your help!
    Not out of the woods yet, HOWEVER, getting a powerful artificial blue/purple light and having it on for a few hours every day seems to have done the trick. Looks much healthier and leaves are not dropping nearly that often, and there is new...
    Not out of the woods yet, HOWEVER, getting a powerful artificial blue/purple light and having it on for a few hours every day seems to have done the trick. Looks much healthier and leaves are not...
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  21. welshone

    Overwintering Canna's

    I'll dig up the two that are in the ground and leave them in the garage to dry and cut the dead leaves off in Feb, same with the ones in pots. If they need dividing I will do that at the end of...
    I'll dig up the two that are in the ground and leave them in the garage to dry and cut the dead leaves off in Feb, same with the ones in pots. If they need dividing I will do that at the end of Feb /early March and repot.
    I'll dig up the two that are in the ground and leave them in the garage to dry and cut the dead leaves off in Feb, same with the ones in pots. If they need dividing I will do that at the end of Feb /early March and repot.
    I'll dig up the two that are in the ground and leave them in the garage to dry and cut the dead leaves off in Feb, same with the ones in pots. If they need dividing I will do that at the end of...
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  22. alana

    Iris Questio

    Hi alana, unfortunately, usually only those rhizomes with leaf will grow.:dunno::doh:
    Hi alana, unfortunately, usually only those rhizomes with leaf will grow.:dunno::doh:
    Hi alana, unfortunately, usually only those rhizomes with leaf will grow.:dunno::doh:
    Hi alana, unfortunately, usually only those rhizomes with leaf will grow.:dunno::doh:
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  23. Engelbert

    Topsoil from an aggregate supplier - what should it feel like? (For a Polytunnel)

    Hi, Sorry - post removed - wrong forum!
    Hi, Sorry - post removed - wrong forum!
    Hi, Sorry - post removed - wrong forum!
    Hi, Sorry - post removed - wrong forum!
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