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  1. Big Gaz

    Fruit tree advice

    Yes, espaliers are lovely when they're well trained, very productive too. But they take years to form (unless you buy a ready-made) so it's a wise choice to start with the cordons.
    Yes, espaliers are lovely when they're well trained, very productive too. But they take years to form (unless you buy a ready-made) so it's a wise choice to start with the cordons.
    Yes, espaliers are lovely when they're well trained, very productive too. But they take years to form (unless you buy a ready-made) so it's a wise choice to start with the cordons.
    Yes, espaliers are lovely when they're well trained, very productive too. But they take years to form (unless you buy a ready-made) so it's a wise choice to start with the cordons.
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  2. Reddwarf4ever

    Need advice on how to restrict plant spreading

    Doesn't look to me like a spider plant (=Chlorophytum, as in link above) but rather a Phalaris known as gardener's garters:I have it here growing in a lined tank filled mostly with gravel + a...
    Doesn't look to me like a spider plant (=Chlorophytum, as in link above) but rather a Phalaris known as gardener's garters:I have it here growing in a lined tank filled mostly with gravel + a bit of earth next to my garden pond, together with some ferns. It does spread rapidly so confining it...
    Doesn't look to me like a spider plant (=Chlorophytum, as in link above) but rather a Phalaris known as gardener's garters:I have it here growing in a lined tank filled mostly with gravel + a bit of earth next to my garden pond, together with...
    Doesn't look to me like a spider plant (=Chlorophytum, as in link above) but rather a Phalaris known as gardener's garters:I have it here growing in a lined tank filled mostly with gravel + a...
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  3. Jess W

    What has happened to this plant?

    Watermelons are grafted onto squash (and gourds).Their leaves are different. What were the leaves like, Watermelon or Pumpkin?
    Watermelons are grafted onto squash (and gourds).Their leaves are different. What were the leaves like, Watermelon or Pumpkin?
    Watermelons are grafted onto squash (and gourds).Their leaves are different. What were the leaves like, Watermelon or Pumpkin?
    Watermelons are grafted onto squash (and gourds).Their leaves are different. What were the leaves like, Watermelon or Pumpkin?
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  4. Verdun

    The World Pasty Championship

    Ok if you're taking orders I'll take a couple of dozen.
    Ok if you're taking orders I'll take a couple of dozen.
    Ok if you're taking orders I'll take a couple of dozen.
    Ok if you're taking orders I'll take a couple of dozen.
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  5. Perki

    Allium red mohican flower size ?

    @Perki if you don't get any info go to hydes bulbs and send them an email they are really helpful and the bulb quality is good too.
    @Perki if you don't get any info go to hydes bulbs and send them an email they are really helpful and the bulb quality is good too.
    @Perki if you don't get any info go to hydes bulbs and send them an email they are really helpful and the bulb quality is good too.
    @Perki if you don't get any info go to hydes bulbs and send them an email they are really helpful and the bulb quality is good too.
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  6. Phil Clark

    Flagging help

    A neighbour has just had a large area flagged and from their prices , think @Jack Sparrows pricing its near the mark.However that all depends on the type and quality of flags you specify. Seems...
    A neighbour has just had a large area flagged and from their prices , think @Jack Sparrows pricing its near the mark.However that all depends on the type and quality of flags you specify. Seems the Indian Sandstone is both cheap and popular these days, comes in 15sq mtr packs from places like...
    A neighbour has just had a large area flagged and from their prices , think @Jack Sparrows pricing its near the mark.However that all depends on the type and quality of flags you specify. Seems the Indian Sandstone is both cheap and popular...
    A neighbour has just had a large area flagged and from their prices , think @Jack Sparrows pricing its near the mark.However that all depends on the type and quality of flags you specify. Seems...
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  7. Phil Clark

    Old and a bit overgrown

    Long thin gardens have lots of potential for sectioning thus having areas for vegs, seating, shed/greenhouse, lawn and whatever else you desire.
    Long thin gardens have lots of potential for sectioning thus having areas for vegs, seating, shed/greenhouse, lawn and whatever else you desire.
    Long thin gardens have lots of potential for sectioning thus having areas for vegs, seating, shed/greenhouse, lawn and whatever else you desire.
    Long thin gardens have lots of potential for sectioning thus having areas for vegs, seating, shed/greenhouse, lawn and whatever else you desire.
    20190922_120153.jpg thin garden.jpg long thin garden.jpg thin garden 4.jpg
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  8. Caelius

    Anemone Blanda & Ipheion:

    I think that the A coronaria would overwhelm the A blanda as it can be a couple of foot high with foliage proportionately larger.
    I think that the A coronaria would overwhelm the A blanda as it can be a couple of foot high with foliage proportionately larger.
    I think that the A coronaria would overwhelm the A blanda as it can be a couple of foot high with foliage proportionately larger.
    I think that the A coronaria would overwhelm the A blanda as it can be a couple of foot high with foliage proportionately larger.
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  9. ThePlantAssassin

    Calla Lily confusion

    I do the same @pete ..Last Winter I did take the pot out of the pond and popped it in the greenhouse as I was worried Id lose it but I noticed it was suffering so back it went and thrived.
    I do the same @pete ..Last Winter I did take the pot out of the pond and popped it in the greenhouse as I was worried Id lose it but I noticed it was suffering so back it went and thrived.
    I do the same @pete ..Last Winter I did take the pot out of the pond and popped it in the greenhouse as I was worried Id lose it but I noticed it was suffering so back it went and thrived.
    I do the same @pete ..Last Winter I did take the pot out of the pond and popped it in the greenhouse as I was worried Id lose it but I noticed it was suffering so back it went and thrived.
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  10. Redwing
    Like x 5

    White Verbena Bonariensis

    I’ve been asked how my white ver bon has stood up so I thought I’d update this thread. Sadly it did not prove stable. The few cuttings I rooted threw a mixture of white and purple flowers and none...
    I’ve been asked how my white ver bon has stood up so I thought I’d update this thread. Sadly it did not prove stable. The few cuttings I rooted threw a mixture of white and purple flowers and none produced solely white ones....so I will not be making my fortune. There were some white flowers...
    I’ve been asked how my white ver bon has stood up so I thought I’d update this thread. Sadly it did not prove stable. The few cuttings I rooted threw a mixture of white and purple flowers and none produced solely white ones....so I will not be...
    I’ve been asked how my white ver bon has stood up so I thought I’d update this thread. Sadly it did not prove stable. The few cuttings I rooted threw a mixture of white and purple flowers and none...
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  11. JonDSimmonds

    What is this hedge?

    Looks a bit like Euonymus Emerald and Gold to me @JonDSimmonds
    Looks a bit like Euonymus Emerald and Gold to me @JonDSimmonds
    Looks a bit like Euonymus Emerald and Gold to me @JonDSimmonds
    Looks a bit like Euonymus Emerald and Gold to me @JonDSimmonds
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  12. Eden1

    Marguerite's not doing so well.

    Cheers that's encouraging, I'll give it a lash
    Cheers that's encouraging, I'll give it a lash
    Cheers that's encouraging, I'll give it a lash
    Cheers that's encouraging, I'll give it a lash
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  13. mazambo

    Allium White Giant

    Sorted now, emailed hyde & son and they have kindly returned my email with the info.
    Sorted now, emailed hyde & son and they have kindly returned my email with the info.
    Sorted now, emailed hyde & son and they have kindly returned my email with the info.
    Sorted now, emailed hyde & son and they have kindly returned my email with the info.
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  14. lindyco

    Poisonous plants?

    Here it also says that about the first three you mentioned, but excludes livestock. I'm pretty certain that livestock includes goats.Achillea millefoliumNick
    Here it also says that about the first three you mentioned, but excludes livestock. I'm pretty certain that livestock includes goats.Achillea millefoliumNick
    Here it also says that about the first three you mentioned, but excludes livestock. I'm pretty certain that livestock includes goats.Achillea millefoliumNick
    Here it also says that about the first three you mentioned, but excludes livestock. I'm pretty certain that livestock includes goats.Achillea millefoliumNick
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  15. soopiedoo

    Help on getting rid of this bush.

    I don't think that it's a elderberry, it's a ash tree, I've seen them around here a lot they grow very easily. You can get a root killer that you drill holes in the trunk and pour it in. Don't...
    I don't think that it's a elderberry, it's a ash tree, I've seen them around here a lot they grow very easily. You can get a root killer that you drill holes in the trunk and pour it in. Don't know the name though.
    I don't think that it's a elderberry, it's a ash tree, I've seen them around here a lot they grow very easily. You can get a root killer that you drill holes in the trunk and pour it in. Don't know the name though.
    I don't think that it's a elderberry, it's a ash tree, I've seen them around here a lot they grow very easily. You can get a root killer that you drill holes in the trunk and pour it in. Don't...
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  16. mazambo

    Adding grit to soil mix

    I mix according to eye these days.....according to the plant and its free draining needs. Seems to work well for me:) how the compost feels and looks helps identify how well drained it will...
    I mix according to eye these days.....according to the plant and its free draining needs. Seems to work well for me:) how the compost feels and looks helps identify how well drained it will be. Perlite or grit? For extra weight and stability I use grit. Don’t use sand now as I found it less...
    I mix according to eye these days.....according to the plant and its free draining needs. Seems to work well for me:) how the compost feels and looks helps identify how well drained it will be. Perlite or grit? For extra weight and stability I...
    I mix according to eye these days.....according to the plant and its free draining needs. Seems to work well for me:) how the compost feels and looks helps identify how well drained it will...
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  17. BaldBotanyBeginner

    Trimming the bush!

    My apologies Nick. Photos added. Still getting used to this forum
    My apologies Nick. Photos added. Still getting used to this forum
    My apologies Nick. Photos added. Still getting used to this forum
    My apologies Nick. Photos added. Still getting used to this forum
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  18. isr

    Tomatoes - Blight or rust?

    Surely the markings on the leaves indicate scorch? Also, there is no damage to the stems.
    Surely the markings on the leaves indicate scorch? Also, there is no damage to the stems.
    Surely the markings on the leaves indicate scorch? Also, there is no damage to the stems.
    Surely the markings on the leaves indicate scorch? Also, there is no damage to the stems.
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  19. alana
    Like x 9

    Lessons Learnt 2019

    No worries Pushkin ,most people successfully grow Clematis in containers..just not me.:doh:
    No worries Pushkin ,most people successfully grow Clematis in containers..just not me.:doh:
    No worries Pushkin ,most people successfully grow Clematis in containers..just not me.:doh:
    No worries Pushkin ,most people successfully grow Clematis in containers..just not me.:doh:
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  20. ridgiemum

    Azeleas

    Morning ridgiemum :)Like most everything in life, gardening is a learning curve....Don’t give up on your azaleas just yet or dig them up. They might simply need time to settle inCan you post...
    Morning ridgiemum :)Like most everything in life, gardening is a learning curve....Don’t give up on your azaleas just yet or dig them up. They might simply need time to settle inCan you post a picture of them? We might get an idea of how well or not they are growing.:)
    Morning ridgiemum :)Like most everything in life, gardening is a learning curve....Don’t give up on your azaleas just yet or dig them up. They might simply need time to settle inCan you post a picture of them? We might get an idea of how...
    Morning ridgiemum :)Like most everything in life, gardening is a learning curve....Don’t give up on your azaleas just yet or dig them up. They might simply need time to settle inCan you post...
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