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  1. Markymark

    Shed colour?

    Yes ... it is MUCH more than coloured water. I couldn't believe the recent prices either! Bought a spare 5L tin from Travis Perkins the other week for £9 but the first one I bought 3 years ago...
    Yes ... it is MUCH more than coloured water. I couldn't believe the recent prices either! Bought a spare 5L tin from Travis Perkins the other week for £9 but the first one I bought 3 years ago was quite a bit more than that as I recall. Pic is from one coat applied 3 years ago and it has...
    Yes ... it is MUCH more than coloured water. I couldn't believe the recent prices either! Bought a spare 5L tin from Travis Perkins the other week for £9 but the first one I bought 3 years ago was quite a bit more than that as I recall. Pic is...
    Yes ... it is MUCH more than coloured water. I couldn't believe the recent prices either! Bought a spare 5L tin from Travis Perkins the other week for £9 but the first one I bought 3 years ago...
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  2. Sarah Eley

    Woolly willow leaf drop

    My salix lanata is dropping its leaves which have gone brown.Is that normal?If not, what should I do?It's well established and lives in a pot.
    My salix lanata is dropping its leaves which have gone brown.Is that normal?If not, what should I do?It's well established and lives in a pot.
    My salix lanata is dropping its leaves which have gone brown.Is that normal?If not, what should I do?It's well established and lives in a pot.
    My salix lanata is dropping its leaves which have gone brown.Is that normal?If not, what should I do?It's well established and lives in a pot.
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  3. K78

    Fast growing, shade loving, evergreen plants

    Love those dogwoods K78. :)
    Love those dogwoods K78. :)
    Love those dogwoods K78. :)
    Love those dogwoods K78. :)
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  4. Mr Grinch

    Non flowering Lilac

    Mine has never suckered at all. Very tree like. Getting big though.
    Mine has never suckered at all. Very tree like. Getting big though.
    Mine has never suckered at all. Very tree like. Getting big though.
    Mine has never suckered at all. Very tree like. Getting big though.
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  5. Paul Batute

    Smoothies for the plants ...??

    Hi @Paul Batute and Welcome.. Nigel is quite correct that you mustn’t do that.. Your Smoothie needs to break down first before you use it... If you have room to grow do you not have room to...
    Hi @Paul Batute and Welcome.. Nigel is quite correct that you mustn’t do that.. Your Smoothie needs to break down first before you use it... If you have room to grow do you not have room to compost it properly.? You can buy enclosed compost tumblers that break it down really quickly.. They're...
    Hi @Paul Batute and Welcome.. Nigel is quite correct that you mustn’t do that.. Your Smoothie needs to break down first before you use it... If you have room to grow do you not have room to compost it properly.? You can buy enclosed compost...
    Hi @Paul Batute and Welcome.. Nigel is quite correct that you mustn’t do that.. Your Smoothie needs to break down first before you use it... If you have room to grow do you not have room to...
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  6. Bill Carr

    Photinia Trees really struggling

    Hi @Bill Carr i don’t know if this will help but it could explain them dying off and not looking healthy.. I do think last year’s king hot summer and then a dryish winter hasn’t helped either though..
    Hi @Bill Carr i don’t know if this will help but it could explain them dying off and not looking healthy.. I do think last year’s king hot summer and then a dryish winter hasn’t helped either though..
    Hi @Bill Carr i don’t know if this will help but it could explain them dying off and not looking healthy.. I do think last year’s king hot summer and then a dryish winter hasn’t helped either though..
    Hi @Bill Carr i don’t know if this will help but it could explain them dying off and not looking healthy.. I do think last year’s king hot summer and then a dryish winter hasn’t helped either though..
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  7. McClements

    Which Clematis flower

    I would go for clematis Montana.....the variety Grandiflora which is nicely scented. Masses of flowers at this time of year on vigorous plants. Easily and quickly cover height and width...
    I would go for clematis Montana.....the variety Grandiflora which is nicely scented. Masses of flowers at this time of year on vigorous plants. Easily and quickly cover height and width required. I planted a couple of these clematis at my niece’s new build last autumn and they have flowered...
    I would go for clematis Montana.....the variety Grandiflora which is nicely scented. Masses of flowers at this time of year on vigorous plants. Easily and quickly cover height and width required. I planted a couple of these clematis at my...
    I would go for clematis Montana.....the variety Grandiflora which is nicely scented. Masses of flowers at this time of year on vigorous plants. Easily and quickly cover height and width...
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  8. sal73

    Kiwi issai

    @Grum Tum
    @Grum Tum
    @Grum Tum
    @Grum Tum
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  9. Grum Tum

    Issai Kiwi plants

    So I just bought two Issai Kiwi plants on a whim. Never grown anything like it before. Has anyone on the forum grown it and have you had much luck? I've just potted it into larger pots for now and...
    So I just bought two Issai Kiwi plants on a whim. Never grown anything like it before. Has anyone on the forum grown it and have you had much luck? I've just potted it into larger pots for now and stuck it in the greenhouse but apparently they will grow well outside even up here in Scotland? So...
    So I just bought two Issai Kiwi plants on a whim. Never grown anything like it before. Has anyone on the forum grown it and have you had much luck? I've just potted it into larger pots for now and stuck it in the greenhouse but apparently they...
    So I just bought two Issai Kiwi plants on a whim. Never grown anything like it before. Has anyone on the forum grown it and have you had much luck? I've just potted it into larger pots for now and...
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  10. ldunsire

    Clearing Overgrown Garden - Advice Needed

    One thing from bitter experience. Only clear ground which you can immediately plant stuff in. Even if it's only cheap grass seed just to cover it, make sure you put something there. Otherwise...
    One thing from bitter experience. Only clear ground which you can immediately plant stuff in. Even if it's only cheap grass seed just to cover it, make sure you put something there. Otherwise there are plenty of wind-blown weeds which specialise in colonizing fallow ground, and in a month's time...
    One thing from bitter experience. Only clear ground which you can immediately plant stuff in. Even if it's only cheap grass seed just to cover it, make sure you put something there. Otherwise there are plenty of wind-blown weeds which specialise...
    One thing from bitter experience. Only clear ground which you can immediately plant stuff in. Even if it's only cheap grass seed just to cover it, make sure you put something there. Otherwise...
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  11. pete

    Watering cans

    Gardman usually make pretty good stuff. I have had a Gardman 7.5 litre watering can for over 10 years now.
    Gardman usually make pretty good stuff. I have had a Gardman 7.5 litre watering can for over 10 years now.
    Gardman usually make pretty good stuff. I have had a Gardman 7.5 litre watering can for over 10 years now.
    Gardman usually make pretty good stuff. I have had a Gardman 7.5 litre watering can for over 10 years now.
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  12. kriss

    Some tree Questions

    The azeala is very old but the other 3 trees were all bought and planted 2-3 years ago.In this pic I think we have a prunus, malus and azalea from left to right. Can I prune the malus and prunus...
    The azeala is very old but the other 3 trees were all bought and planted 2-3 years ago.In this pic I think we have a prunus, malus and azalea from left to right. Can I prune the malus and prunus now of will it stifle growth? They are for privacy. Could I cut away all the depth of growth on the...
    The azeala is very old but the other 3 trees were all bought and planted 2-3 years ago.In this pic I think we have a prunus, malus and azalea from left to right. Can I prune the malus and prunus now of will it stifle growth? They are for...
    The azeala is very old but the other 3 trees were all bought and planted 2-3 years ago.In this pic I think we have a prunus, malus and azalea from left to right. Can I prune the malus and prunus...
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  13. kriss

    Chelsea chop

    The Chelsea chop as such does not really apply to any of these plants Kriss:) Its usually applied to tall later flowering plants like heleniums and the taller sedums to produce sturdier...
    The Chelsea chop as such does not really apply to any of these plants Kriss:) Its usually applied to tall later flowering plants like heleniums and the taller sedums to produce sturdier plants However, the salvias can be pinched out if necessary but now I would leave them develop on their...
    The Chelsea chop as such does not really apply to any of these plants Kriss:) Its usually applied to tall later flowering plants like heleniums and the taller sedums to produce sturdier plants However, the salvias can be pinched out if necessary...
    The Chelsea chop as such does not really apply to any of these plants Kriss:) Its usually applied to tall later flowering plants like heleniums and the taller sedums to produce sturdier...
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  14. Verdun
    Agree x 10

    Much as I enjoy Chelsea!!

    :loll: That is crazy. I was wondering how much those huge trees would have cost. They would have been 10's of thousands too. Mental.:rolleyespink:
    :loll: That is crazy. I was wondering how much those huge trees would have cost. They would have been 10's of thousands too. Mental.:rolleyespink:
    :loll: That is crazy. I was wondering how much those huge trees would have cost. They would have been 10's of thousands too. Mental.:rolleyespink:
    :loll: That is crazy. I was wondering how much those huge trees would have cost. They would have been 10's of thousands too. Mental.:rolleyespink:
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  15. SteveF

    Front garden raised beds inc trellis and privacy

    Update: Quite annoying when looking at the dates. My neighbor got some wood and built the planters, I painted them and sorted the trellis. We've finally got them in place and I've started...
    Update: Quite annoying when looking at the dates. My neighbor got some wood and built the planters, I painted them and sorted the trellis. We've finally got them in place and I've started filling them today. My second son joined the world in July and by the time we actually got what could even...
    Update: Quite annoying when looking at the dates. My neighbor got some wood and built the planters, I painted them and sorted the trellis. We've finally got them in place and I've started filling them today. My second son joined the world in...
    Update: Quite annoying when looking at the dates. My neighbor got some wood and built the planters, I painted them and sorted the trellis. We've finally got them in place and I've started...
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  16. alana
    Like x 8

    Bressingham Gardens

    Many of my original plants came from Bressingham by mail order . I remember Adrian Bloom being on the tv quite often....very inspirational guy:)
    Many of my original plants came from Bressingham by mail order . I remember Adrian Bloom being on the tv quite often....very inspirational guy:)
    Many of my original plants came from Bressingham by mail order . I remember Adrian Bloom being on the tv quite often....very inspirational guy:)
    Many of my original plants came from Bressingham by mail order . I remember Adrian Bloom being on the tv quite often....very inspirational guy:)
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  17. mazambo

    Seedlings in propagator

    You're correct on both counts! :rolleyespink:
    You're correct on both counts! :rolleyespink:
    You're correct on both counts! :rolleyespink:
    You're correct on both counts! :rolleyespink:
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  18. Verdun

    Cornwall champions again!

    Congratulations to Cornwall, much prefer union than league.
    Congratulations to Cornwall, much prefer union than league.
    Congratulations to Cornwall, much prefer union than league.
    Congratulations to Cornwall, much prefer union than league.
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  19. Cardinal-Red

    I think I have rubbish soil

    I suspect the lupins were small...bare roots perhaps?....Cardinal Red, as with the other plants so they need time to settle in:) I would leave well alone for a while and would not add further...
    I suspect the lupins were small...bare roots perhaps?....Cardinal Red, as with the other plants so they need time to settle in:) I would leave well alone for a while and would not add further feed No, I wouldn’t dig them up again or rework the soil I suggest you look the other way for 2 to 4 weeks...
    I suspect the lupins were small...bare roots perhaps?....Cardinal Red, as with the other plants so they need time to settle in:) I would leave well alone for a while and would not add further feed No, I wouldn’t dig them up again or rework the...
    I suspect the lupins were small...bare roots perhaps?....Cardinal Red, as with the other plants so they need time to settle in:) I would leave well alone for a while and would not add further...
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  20. Eden1

    Something to plant alongside Cotoneaster Dammeri

    Perhaps some ground covering plants like Aubrieta and Campanula. They are easily removed as the other plants spread.
    Perhaps some ground covering plants like Aubrieta and Campanula. They are easily removed as the other plants spread.
    Perhaps some ground covering plants like Aubrieta and Campanula. They are easily removed as the other plants spread.
    Perhaps some ground covering plants like Aubrieta and Campanula. They are easily removed as the other plants spread.
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