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  2. Fat Controller
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    Potted on 48 wallflowers, only another 40 and that's it, hubby's got to get some more compost. . Picked some blackberries out of the garden.
    Potted on 48 wallflowers, only another 40 and that's it, hubby's got to get some more compost. . Picked some blackberries out of the garden.
    Potted on 48 wallflowers, only another 40 and that's it, hubby's got to get some more compost. . Picked some blackberries out of the garden.
    Potted on 48 wallflowers, only another 40 and that's it, hubby's got to get some more compost. . Picked some blackberries out of the garden.
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  3. Upsydaisy
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    What’s looking good in August 2019

    Give that man a Cigar!!!Well done, my friend:love30::love30:
    Give that man a Cigar!!!Well done, my friend:love30::love30:
    Give that man a Cigar!!!Well done, my friend:love30::love30:
    Give that man a Cigar!!!Well done, my friend:love30::love30:
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  4. shiney
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    Show Us Your Recent Purchases 2019

    Nice Alana. Jester is good one ..I have a few phormiums here too....Dazzler, Yellow Wave, Tricolour, Cream Delight, Sundowner, Bronze Baby, Alison Blackman......so clearly I like ‘em just a...
    Nice Alana. Jester is good one ..I have a few phormiums here too....Dazzler, Yellow Wave, Tricolour, Cream Delight, Sundowner, Bronze Baby, Alison Blackman......so clearly I like ‘em just a little bit :) The National Dahlia collection is down here, not far from me, and I usually go there at the...
    Nice Alana. Jester is good one ..I have a few phormiums here too....Dazzler, Yellow Wave, Tricolour, Cream Delight, Sundowner, Bronze Baby, Alison Blackman......so clearly I like ‘em just a little bit :) The National Dahlia collection is down...
    Nice Alana. Jester is good one ..I have a few phormiums here too....Dazzler, Yellow Wave, Tricolour, Cream Delight, Sundowner, Bronze Baby, Alison Blackman......so clearly I like ‘em just a...
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  5. NigelJ
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    SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

    Thanks. I've already ordered 4 types and will be replacing two of my least favourite roses at the front.
    Thanks. I've already ordered 4 types and will be replacing two of my least favourite roses at the front.
    Thanks. I've already ordered 4 types and will be replacing two of my least favourite roses at the front.
    Thanks. I've already ordered 4 types and will be replacing two of my least favourite roses at the front.
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  6. Redwing
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    Good Online Nurseries and Plant Sellers

    Hi @cindy - yes, they are not 'instant' like some ebayers, but my order came reasonably.
    Hi @cindy - yes, they are not 'instant' like some ebayers, but my order came reasonably.
    Hi @cindy - yes, they are not 'instant' like some ebayers, but my order came reasonably.
    Hi @cindy - yes, they are not 'instant' like some ebayers, but my order came reasonably.
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  7. Marley Farley
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    FUCHSIAS 2019

    I am not a Fuchsia grower but has anyone any ideas for @cindy in her post here fuschsia gone wrong
    I am not a Fuchsia grower but has anyone any ideas for @cindy in her post here fuschsia gone wrong
    I am not a Fuchsia grower but has anyone any ideas for @cindy in her post here fuschsia gone wrong
    I am not a Fuchsia grower but has anyone any ideas for @cindy in her post here fuschsia gone wrong
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  8. Marley Farley
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    THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

    Dietes bicolor............. Dietes bicolor by longk48, on Flickr
    Dietes bicolor............. Dietes bicolor by longk48, on Flickr
    Dietes bicolor............. Dietes bicolor by longk48, on Flickr
    Dietes bicolor............. Dietes bicolor by longk48, on Flickr
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  9. Marley Farley
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    SWEET PEAS 2019

    Very similar colour too the SPs I grow. These are Charlies Angels ( which I could not get this year) and Our Harry. Both very good performers with lovely colour.
    Very similar colour too the SPs I grow. These are Charlies Angels ( which I could not get this year) and Our Harry. Both very good performers with lovely colour.
    Very similar colour too the SPs I grow. These are Charlies Angels ( which I could not get this year) and Our Harry. Both very good performers with lovely colour.
    Very similar colour too the SPs I grow. These are Charlies Angels ( which I could not get this year) and Our Harry. Both very good performers with lovely colour.
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  10. Marley Farley
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    DAY LILY.. (HEMEROCALLIS) FAMILY 2019

    Back in the early spring of 2018, while sorting out a rather neglected area in our new garden, I came across a clump of what I suspected were daylilies, buried under various other plants. So I...
    Back in the early spring of 2018, while sorting out a rather neglected area in our new garden, I came across a clump of what I suspected were daylilies, buried under various other plants. So I carefully lifted and potted them, grew them on and then planted them out in one of our newly created...
    Back in the early spring of 2018, while sorting out a rather neglected area in our new garden, I came across a clump of what I suspected were daylilies, buried under various other plants. So I carefully lifted and potted them, grew them on and...
    Back in the early spring of 2018, while sorting out a rather neglected area in our new garden, I came across a clump of what I suspected were daylilies, buried under various other plants. So I...
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  11. lowrider69
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    SOWING SEEDS 2019?

    @Joolz well when I read up on them it said they need long hours of light to germinate and to be at a temp they like which i think was around the 23c but my room was only around 19-20c. buy some...
    @Joolz well when I read up on them it said they need long hours of light to germinate and to be at a temp they like which i think was around the 23c but my room was only around 19-20c. buy some cheap plant LED lights for around a tenner off ebay and put them on a timer for around 12 hours a...
    @Joolz well when I read up on them it said they need long hours of light to germinate and to be at a temp they like which i think was around the 23c but my room was only around 19-20c. buy some cheap plant LED lights for around a tenner off ebay...
    @Joolz well when I read up on them it said they need long hours of light to germinate and to be at a temp they like which i think was around the 23c but my room was only around 19-20c. buy some...
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  12. Marley Farley
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2019.

    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened very carefully as he explained what he was doing, thinking that every Spring I can reuse the basket...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened very carefully as he explained what he was doing,...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened...
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  13. HarryS
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    Dahlia Tuber Planting ?

    3 of the same variety for me Woo. I like groups of one colour, type, etc. Should look good:)
    3 of the same variety for me Woo. I like groups of one colour, type, etc. Should look good:)
    3 of the same variety for me Woo. I like groups of one colour, type, etc. Should look good:)
    3 of the same variety for me Woo. I like groups of one colour, type, etc. Should look good:)
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  14. Fat Controller
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    Sheds

    I thought you might like to see this @Fat Controller. :)I was talking to my neighbour yesterday who's shed below is right on my boundary as he used to own my plot. He wants to do some minor...
    I thought you might like to see this @Fat Controller. :)I was talking to my neighbour yesterday who's shed below is right on my boundary as he used to own my plot. He wants to do some minor repairs and give it a coat of preservative soon. Although the roof has been replaced at some point the...
    I thought you might like to see this @Fat Controller. :)I was talking to my neighbour yesterday who's shed below is right on my boundary as he used to own my plot. He wants to do some minor repairs and give it a coat of preservative soon....
    I thought you might like to see this @Fat Controller. :)I was talking to my neighbour yesterday who's shed below is right on my boundary as he used to own my plot. He wants to do some minor...
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  15. Marley Farley
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    GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2019..

    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the biggest conifer I've ever seen in the neighbouring property. So it's really shaded already. I want it...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the biggest conifer I've ever seen in the neighbouring...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the...
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  16. HarryS
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    Know Your Weeds

    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
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  17. JWK
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    Do you know your soil type?

    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure added over the years. Warm, sunny walled garden not far from the coast. Can grow wide range of...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure added over the years. Warm, sunny walled garden...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure...
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  18. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  20. Retired
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    Wild flowers.

    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand...
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand it.. They say... Much cheaper to do one cut a year and clear all arisings..
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand it.. They say... Much cheaper to do one cut a year...
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand...
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  21. Nikolaos
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    Which Is Your Favourite Garden?

    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to tennis enthusiasts on the forum. Not only because it is a beautiful place to visit, but also because the...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to tennis enthusiasts on the forum. Not only because it is...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to...
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  22. mazambo

    fritillaria imperialis maxima bulbs?

    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly...
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly delivered by them:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly delivered by them:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly...
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  23. Malibu200786

    Newbie here just dug into clay now it's water logged help

    Welcome Malibu200786. :)Photo's of the area would be a great help please.
    Welcome Malibu200786. :)Photo's of the area would be a great help please.
    Welcome Malibu200786. :)Photo's of the area would be a great help please.
    Welcome Malibu200786. :)Photo's of the area would be a great help please.
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  24. Ashley S

    Starting a Garden business

    Your level of skill is certainly a major factor in whether you will be successful but it depends on what type of gardening you envision doing.Apart from the usual part about deciding whether...
    Your level of skill is certainly a major factor in whether you will be successful but it depends on what type of gardening you envision doing.Apart from the usual part about deciding whether you're going to start just as a sideline or try to go into it properly you will need to get your...
    Your level of skill is certainly a major factor in whether you will be successful but it depends on what type of gardening you envision doing.Apart from the usual part about deciding whether you're going to start just as a sideline or try to go...
    Your level of skill is certainly a major factor in whether you will be successful but it depends on what type of gardening you envision doing.Apart from the usual part about deciding whether...
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  25. FlyFifer

    Old grass coming through pebbles

    Thanks Verdun. I just ordered some glyphosate.
    Thanks Verdun. I just ordered some glyphosate.
    Thanks Verdun. I just ordered some glyphosate.
    Thanks Verdun. I just ordered some glyphosate.
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  26. Sam F

    New plot, ground advice, please!

    Could that be the buried remains of an old vehicular access/hardstanding, and the thin layer of 'soil' the rotted remains of weeds, windblown leaves/dust etc.? Which could mean the clay subsoil...
    Could that be the buried remains of an old vehicular access/hardstanding, and the thin layer of 'soil' the rotted remains of weeds, windblown leaves/dust etc.? Which could mean the clay subsoil underneath is compacted.If raising ground levels take care to ensure they remain at least 150mm...
    Could that be the buried remains of an old vehicular access/hardstanding, and the thin layer of 'soil' the rotted remains of weeds, windblown leaves/dust etc.? Which could mean the clay subsoil underneath is compacted.If raising ground levels...
    Could that be the buried remains of an old vehicular access/hardstanding, and the thin layer of 'soil' the rotted remains of weeds, windblown leaves/dust etc.? Which could mean the clay subsoil...
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  27. Eric.

    Anyone wear safety equipment whilst gardening?

    I never used to wear protective clothing etc in the garden. My hands became like leather and hard. Since my brush with cancer I have become more aware asto taking care of myself.I have...
    I never used to wear protective clothing etc in the garden. My hands became like leather and hard. Since my brush with cancer I have become more aware asto taking care of myself.I have suffered with psoriosis for the past sixty years and since the cancer much of my skin id broken. So I use...
    I never used to wear protective clothing etc in the garden. My hands became like leather and hard. Since my brush with cancer I have become more aware asto taking care of myself.I have suffered with psoriosis for the past sixty years and...
    I never used to wear protective clothing etc in the garden. My hands became like leather and hard. Since my brush with cancer I have become more aware asto taking care of myself.I have...
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  28. wiseowl

    Buddleja

    They're that tough, Woo, I wouldn't think you wouldn't have to knock some concrete up and planting in the hole.................just sit it on the concrete and it'll find a way of growing:hate-shocked::love30::dunno::heehee:
    They're that tough, Woo, I wouldn't think you wouldn't have to knock some concrete up and planting in the hole.................just sit it on the concrete and it'll find a way of growing:hate-shocked::love30::dunno::heehee:
    They're that tough, Woo, I wouldn't think you wouldn't have to knock some concrete up and planting in the hole.................just sit it on the concrete and it'll find a way of growing:hate-shocked::love30::dunno::heehee:
    They're that tough, Woo, I wouldn't think you wouldn't have to knock some concrete up and planting in the hole.................just sit it on the concrete and it'll find a way of growing:hate-shocked::love30::dunno::heehee:
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  29. ricky101

    Legionnaires' disease

    Hi,We keep a bottle sprayer full of water in the greenhouse for spraying the plants, partic some orchids and deliberately let it warm up before use so we do not shock the plants with cold...
    Hi,We keep a bottle sprayer full of water in the greenhouse for spraying the plants, partic some orchids and deliberately let it warm up before use so we do not shock the plants with cold water.It can be a few days before we need to refill the bottle, but we are now wondering if we are...
    Hi,We keep a bottle sprayer full of water in the greenhouse for spraying the plants, partic some orchids and deliberately let it warm up before use so we do not shock the plants with cold water.It can be a few days before we need to refill...
    Hi,We keep a bottle sprayer full of water in the greenhouse for spraying the plants, partic some orchids and deliberately let it warm up before use so we do not shock the plants with cold...
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  30. Julysunshine

    ‘Weird’ Mexican Sunflowers

    Thanks everyone.Definitely a Borage, there’s a flower this morning and definitely not a sunflower :))I was so looking forward to the sunflowers but oh well!x
    Thanks everyone.Definitely a Borage, there’s a flower this morning and definitely not a sunflower :))I was so looking forward to the sunflowers but oh well!x
    Thanks everyone.Definitely a Borage, there’s a flower this morning and definitely not a sunflower :))I was so looking forward to the sunflowers but oh well!x
    Thanks everyone.Definitely a Borage, there’s a flower this morning and definitely not a sunflower :))I was so looking forward to the sunflowers but oh well!x
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  31. Who am I?

    Do you plant free seeds?

    So do they :biggrin:
    So do they :biggrin:
    So do they :biggrin:
    So do they :biggrin:
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  32. Sian in Belgium

    What to grow on extreme sandy soil?

    It's not a problem:dunno:. I'll probably start splitting the Iris in late September and then courier them to you, Sian.:):coffee:
    It's not a problem:dunno:. I'll probably start splitting the Iris in late September and then courier them to you, Sian.:):coffee:
    It's not a problem:dunno:. I'll probably start splitting the Iris in late September and then courier them to you, Sian.:):coffee:
    It's not a problem:dunno:. I'll probably start splitting the Iris in late September and then courier them to you, Sian.:):coffee:
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  33. hoofy

    Where to get soil sample probe

    No harm done and you enjoyed discovering what’s there, you can always try again at a later date just to double check. It’s just with lime if you apply it it’s on for a few years and it’s not...
    No harm done and you enjoyed discovering what’s there, you can always try again at a later date just to double check. It’s just with lime if you apply it it’s on for a few years and it’s not something you can rectify easily but a soil test is the only safe option when lime is required.
    No harm done and you enjoyed discovering what’s there, you can always try again at a later date just to double check. It’s just with lime if you apply it it’s on for a few years and it’s not something you can rectify easily but a soil test is...
    No harm done and you enjoyed discovering what’s there, you can always try again at a later date just to double check. It’s just with lime if you apply it it’s on for a few years and it’s not...
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  34. ARMANDII
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    THE GARDEN OVER THE LAST TWO MONTHS

    We also have a few Leycesteria and have never suffered with mildew. :blue thumb: We had some for sale on Open Day. :noidea:
    We also have a few Leycesteria and have never suffered with mildew. :blue thumb: We had some for sale on Open Day. :noidea:
    We also have a few Leycesteria and have never suffered with mildew. :blue thumb: We had some for sale on Open Day. :noidea:
    We also have a few Leycesteria and have never suffered with mildew. :blue thumb: We had some for sale on Open Day. :noidea:
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  35. kerrygirl

    Clematis

    To be honest I haven't been feeding it enough. Thank you for the wake up call.
    To be honest I haven't been feeding it enough. Thank you for the wake up call.
    To be honest I haven't been feeding it enough. Thank you for the wake up call.
    To be honest I haven't been feeding it enough. Thank you for the wake up call.
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  36. Ian Taylor
    Friendly x 5

    Came home to my garden flooded

    it's got the worst thing to be flooded out. I feel for all who suffer it.
    it's got the worst thing to be flooded out. I feel for all who suffer it.
    it's got the worst thing to be flooded out. I feel for all who suffer it.
    it's got the worst thing to be flooded out. I feel for all who suffer it.
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  37. snookster

    Is this Acer dead

    Thanks guys As i think i might well dig it up that could be the start of the digging spot for the koi pond
    Thanks guys As i think i might well dig it up that could be the start of the digging spot for the koi pond
    Thanks guys As i think i might well dig it up that could be the start of the digging spot for the koi pond
    Thanks guys As i think i might well dig it up that could be the start of the digging spot for the koi pond
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  38. stuartp22

    Re-Growing the Berberis

    Excellent Stuartp22 :)By the way, you can shape your Berberis effectively by simple pruning. Those near horizontal branches can be cut back to upward facing buds to encourage vertical growth :)
    Excellent Stuartp22 :)By the way, you can shape your Berberis effectively by simple pruning. Those near horizontal branches can be cut back to upward facing buds to encourage vertical growth :)
    Excellent Stuartp22 :)By the way, you can shape your Berberis effectively by simple pruning. Those near horizontal branches can be cut back to upward facing buds to encourage vertical growth :)
    Excellent Stuartp22 :)By the way, you can shape your Berberis effectively by simple pruning. Those near horizontal branches can be cut back to upward facing buds to encourage vertical growth :)
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  39. Snorky85
    Like x 9

    Garden visit - Chelsea Physic Garden

    Thanks @Snorky85 It looks slightly different to when I last went there - in 1956 :old: :heehee:
    Thanks @Snorky85 It looks slightly different to when I last went there - in 1956 :old: :heehee:
    Thanks @Snorky85 It looks slightly different to when I last went there - in 1956 :old: :heehee:
    Thanks @Snorky85 It looks slightly different to when I last went there - in 1956 :old: :heehee:
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