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  1. Deltech

    How can I kill jasmine?

    I wouldn't lose our Jasmine, but Del has got it growing inside his Shed lol. Several years ago, i had a magnificent Wisteria on the front of the house. We decided on having a large porch and...
    I wouldn't lose our Jasmine, but Del has got it growing inside his Shed lol. Several years ago, i had a magnificent Wisteria on the front of the house. We decided on having a large porch and downstairs wc built, so it had to go. The porch had a good metre deep foundations as agreed with the...
    I wouldn't lose our Jasmine, but Del has got it growing inside his Shed lol. Several years ago, i had a magnificent Wisteria on the front of the house. We decided on having a large porch and downstairs wc built, so it had to go. The porch had a...
    I wouldn't lose our Jasmine, but Del has got it growing inside his Shed lol. Several years ago, i had a magnificent Wisteria on the front of the house. We decided on having a large porch and...
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  2. Barders

    Should these Alliums look like this please?

    Thank you @daitheplant, I didn't know that, but I don't think I'll cook with them, my cooking skills are as good as my gardening skills :heehee:
    Thank you @daitheplant, I didn't know that, but I don't think I'll cook with them, my cooking skills are as good as my gardening skills :heehee:
    Thank you @daitheplant, I didn't know that, but I don't think I'll cook with them, my cooking skills are as good as my gardening skills :heehee:
    Thank you @daitheplant, I didn't know that, but I don't think I'll cook with them, my cooking skills are as good as my gardening skills :heehee:
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  3. mazambo

    Overwintered Brugmansia

    So not really a fair comparison?
    So not really a fair comparison?
    So not really a fair comparison?
    So not really a fair comparison?
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  4. BML

    What flowers to plant next year for hot weather?

    A lot of the herbs would fit the bill. Sage has lovely foliage, there are various leaf variations, and it has the bonus of wildlife-friendly flowers. Savoury is a good do-er, and will readily...
    A lot of the herbs would fit the bill. Sage has lovely foliage, there are various leaf variations, and it has the bonus of wildlife-friendly flowers. Savoury is a good do-er, and will readily give good ground coverage. I find on my poor dry, sandy soil, it establishes and thrives more...
    A lot of the herbs would fit the bill. Sage has lovely foliage, there are various leaf variations, and it has the bonus of wildlife-friendly flowers. Savoury is a good do-er, and will readily give good ground coverage. I find on my poor dry,...
    A lot of the herbs would fit the bill. Sage has lovely foliage, there are various leaf variations, and it has the bonus of wildlife-friendly flowers. Savoury is a good do-er, and will readily...
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  5. SimonZ

    Wildlife garden - best left wild?

    Well, it has taken care of its self - and today I discovered a stunning geum, happily growing amid clumps of grass. Its presumably from the same geums I planted some years back, and which usually...
    Well, it has taken care of its self - and today I discovered a stunning geum, happily growing amid clumps of grass. Its presumably from the same geums I planted some years back, and which usually grow one or two at a time each summer. There was one other geum flower that had died, so I'm...
    Well, it has taken care of its self - and today I discovered a stunning geum, happily growing amid clumps of grass. Its presumably from the same geums I planted some years back, and which usually grow one or two at a time each summer. There was...
    Well, it has taken care of its self - and today I discovered a stunning geum, happily growing amid clumps of grass. Its presumably from the same geums I planted some years back, and which usually...
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  6. RyanOtekki

    Please help identify weed taking over lawn

    Third pic looks like mallow to me. The leaves are more round than ground ivy.Malva - WikipediaI have problems with it too. The bad news is that it's got a big long taproot, and the plant can...
    Third pic looks like mallow to me. The leaves are more round than ground ivy.Malva - WikipediaI have problems with it too. The bad news is that it's got a big long taproot, and the plant can get fairly large if it gets the chance (at least a foot tall and 2' wide). The good news is that if...
    Third pic looks like mallow to me. The leaves are more round than ground ivy.Malva - WikipediaI have problems with it too. The bad news is that it's got a big long taproot, and the plant can get fairly large if it gets the chance (at least a...
    Third pic looks like mallow to me. The leaves are more round than ground ivy.Malva - WikipediaI have problems with it too. The bad news is that it's got a big long taproot, and the plant can...
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  7. mazambo

    Brugmansia from seed?

    Thanks for the input @pete I was going to wait until next year to start them off but I've soaked them for 24 hours and taken off the pods and planted 6 seeds today in 3" pots, 2 each in 3...
    Thanks for the input @pete I was going to wait until next year to start them off but I've soaked them for 24 hours and taken off the pods and planted 6 seeds today in 3" pots, 2 each in 3 different mixes, seed compost, coir & perlite and sand and peat, probably not necessary but put them on a...
    Thanks for the input @pete I was going to wait until next year to start them off but I've soaked them for 24 hours and taken off the pods and planted 6 seeds today in 3" pots, 2 each in 3 different mixes, seed compost, coir & perlite and sand and...
    Thanks for the input @pete I was going to wait until next year to start them off but I've soaked them for 24 hours and taken off the pods and planted 6 seeds today in 3" pots, 2 each in 3...
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  8. Scotty2088

    Garden bank covering

    @Scotty2088 ,..you did a good job there and the entire view is easy on the eyes,..it would be a shame to grow anything tall to spoil the view.Pebbles would be better than Grit as the latter...
    @Scotty2088 ,..you did a good job there and the entire view is easy on the eyes,..it would be a shame to grow anything tall to spoil the view.Pebbles would be better than Grit as the latter would wash through,..so larger Pebbles would be ideal,..low growing plants would look great with your...
    @Scotty2088 ,..you did a good job there and the entire view is easy on the eyes,..it would be a shame to grow anything tall to spoil the view.Pebbles would be better than Grit as the latter would wash through,..so larger Pebbles would be...
    @Scotty2088 ,..you did a good job there and the entire view is easy on the eyes,..it would be a shame to grow anything tall to spoil the view.Pebbles would be better than Grit as the latter...
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  9. Engelbert

    Should I use soil from under a huge beech tree in my veg plot?

    The tree will have probably extracted most of the nutrients that have leeched into the soil, making the soil a no but the leaf litter would make an excellent soil conditioner.
    The tree will have probably extracted most of the nutrients that have leeched into the soil, making the soil a no but the leaf litter would make an excellent soil conditioner.
    The tree will have probably extracted most of the nutrients that have leeched into the soil, making the soil a no but the leaf litter would make an excellent soil conditioner.
    The tree will have probably extracted most of the nutrients that have leeched into the soil, making the soil a no but the leaf litter would make an excellent soil conditioner.
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  10. Cuttings

    Identification game

    Gosh @Cuttings - better performance than I ever saw
    Gosh @Cuttings - better performance than I ever saw
    Gosh @Cuttings - better performance than I ever saw
    Gosh @Cuttings - better performance than I ever saw
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  11. Mishka Grizzly

    Clematis Wilt in June

    I've just googled and it says, if you have to cut it all back, it will regrow next season, the wilt doesn't effect the roots only the growing stems.
    I've just googled and it says, if you have to cut it all back, it will regrow next season, the wilt doesn't effect the roots only the growing stems.
    I've just googled and it says, if you have to cut it all back, it will regrow next season, the wilt doesn't effect the roots only the growing stems.
    I've just googled and it says, if you have to cut it all back, it will regrow next season, the wilt doesn't effect the roots only the growing stems.
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  12. Engelbert

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

    So how much should a good top soil cost? I see loads of adverts for top soil that is in the £60-£80 bracket and sometimes less.
    So how much should a good top soil cost? I see loads of adverts for top soil that is in the £60-£80 bracket and sometimes less.
    So how much should a good top soil cost? I see loads of adverts for top soil that is in the £60-£80 bracket and sometimes less.
    So how much should a good top soil cost? I see loads of adverts for top soil that is in the £60-£80 bracket and sometimes less.
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  13. Engelbert

    Well rotted manure... Weeds started to grow on it... Should I use it?

    We keep cows and have plenty of manure. We find it never gets hot enough to kill all the weed seeds even if we keep turning it. If we leave it then weeds grow - mostly grass and nettles and often...
    We keep cows and have plenty of manure. We find it never gets hot enough to kill all the weed seeds even if we keep turning it. If we leave it then weeds grow - mostly grass and nettles and often wheat and barley as well from the straw. We use it anyway because that's what we've got and our soil...
    We keep cows and have plenty of manure. We find it never gets hot enough to kill all the weed seeds even if we keep turning it. If we leave it then weeds grow - mostly grass and nettles and often wheat and barley as well from the straw. We use it...
    We keep cows and have plenty of manure. We find it never gets hot enough to kill all the weed seeds even if we keep turning it. If we leave it then weeds grow - mostly grass and nettles and often...
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  14. Joseph Waddison

    Plant identification ?

    Many thanks. I have discovered that it is the female spinach plant!
    Many thanks. I have discovered that it is the female spinach plant!
    Many thanks. I have discovered that it is the female spinach plant!
    Many thanks. I have discovered that it is the female spinach plant!
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  15. Jasmine star

    Sewn seeds from a F1 plant ?

    @pete thanks. Anyone need any goat willow? I've got lots of seeds :doh:
    @pete thanks. Anyone need any goat willow? I've got lots of seeds :doh:
    @pete thanks. Anyone need any goat willow? I've got lots of seeds :doh:
    @pete thanks. Anyone need any goat willow? I've got lots of seeds :doh:
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  16. Hazel Twigg

    Campanula persicifolia division

    I have several Fairy Bells and one of the clumps has not flowered this year as it needs some division. I would like to divide now rather than wait till Autumn as I am working on a rockery and a...
    I have several Fairy Bells and one of the clumps has not flowered this year as it needs some division. I would like to divide now rather than wait till Autumn as I am working on a rockery and a piece of this would be ideal in a central position. Have heard this plant likes well drained soil so...
    I have several Fairy Bells and one of the clumps has not flowered this year as it needs some division. I would like to divide now rather than wait till Autumn as I am working on a rockery and a piece of this would be ideal in a central position....
    I have several Fairy Bells and one of the clumps has not flowered this year as it needs some division. I would like to divide now rather than wait till Autumn as I am working on a rockery and a...
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  17. Jaja

    Neglected lavender.

    Hi @Jaja and welcome. The problem with trimming lavender hard back is that it might not 'break' ie produce new young growths from the very old gnarled wood. That's why it is advised to give...
    Hi @Jaja and welcome. The problem with trimming lavender hard back is that it might not 'break' ie produce new young growths from the very old gnarled wood. That's why it is advised to give lavender a good trim after flowering every year so that it stays nice and bushy. I would chance it with a...
    Hi @Jaja and welcome. The problem with trimming lavender hard back is that it might not 'break' ie produce new young growths from the very old gnarled wood. That's why it is advised to give lavender a good trim after flowering every year so that...
    Hi @Jaja and welcome. The problem with trimming lavender hard back is that it might not 'break' ie produce new young growths from the very old gnarled wood. That's why it is advised to give...
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  18. Emjwil

    Old rockery

    Really informative post, thanks Nigel. I agree that a rockery starts with rocks not soil. I am now waiting for a cool day to start to take my own to pieces. Hoping there will be no solid rock...
    Really informative post, thanks Nigel. I agree that a rockery starts with rocks not soil. I am now waiting for a cool day to start to take my own to pieces. Hoping there will be no solid rock outcrop underneath just lots of large beach stones.
    Really informative post, thanks Nigel. I agree that a rockery starts with rocks not soil. I am now waiting for a cool day to start to take my own to pieces. Hoping there will be no solid rock outcrop underneath just lots of large beach stones.
    Really informative post, thanks Nigel. I agree that a rockery starts with rocks not soil. I am now waiting for a cool day to start to take my own to pieces. Hoping there will be no solid rock...
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  19. kriss
    Like x 3

    Cosmos again!

    So the cosmos crop actually looks ok.... some really bush... some lanky but with a healthy number of buds that have been flowering.how long can I keep some of them in the larger pots? Should I...
    So the cosmos crop actually looks ok.... some really bush... some lanky but with a healthy number of buds that have been flowering.how long can I keep some of them in the larger pots? Should I really now aim to get them all planted?ideally I want to see which are the best before committing...
    So the cosmos crop actually looks ok.... some really bush... some lanky but with a healthy number of buds that have been flowering.how long can I keep some of them in the larger pots? Should I really now aim to get them all planted?ideally I...
    So the cosmos crop actually looks ok.... some really bush... some lanky but with a healthy number of buds that have been flowering.how long can I keep some of them in the larger pots? Should I...
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  20. Michael Foster

    Oleander Toxic

    If you have pets there is still very little chance that they will be affected. Cats seem to know what they shouldn't eat and dogs find Oleander an extremely unpleasant taste. :)
    If you have pets there is still very little chance that they will be affected. Cats seem to know what they shouldn't eat and dogs find Oleander an extremely unpleasant taste. :)
    If you have pets there is still very little chance that they will be affected. Cats seem to know what they shouldn't eat and dogs find Oleander an extremely unpleasant taste. :)
    If you have pets there is still very little chance that they will be affected. Cats seem to know what they shouldn't eat and dogs find Oleander an extremely unpleasant taste. :)
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