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  2. Marley Farley
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    GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2019..

    @luciusmaximus , thanks for the plant ideas :blue thumb: I do have a shaded spot in mind, however it's not officially mine :doh: Long story, short.... next doors garden was abandoned when a builder turned the...
    @luciusmaximus , thanks for the plant ideas :blue thumb: I do have a shaded spot in mind, however it's not officially mine :doh: Long story, short.... next doors garden was abandoned when a builder turned the property into flats and cut off access to the garden, from said flats. It was already severely overgrown...
    @luciusmaximus , thanks for the plant ideas :blue thumb: I do have a shaded spot in mind, however it's not officially mine :doh: Long story, short.... next doors garden was abandoned when a builder turned the property into flats and cut off access to the garden,...
    @luciusmaximus , thanks for the plant ideas :blue thumb: I do have a shaded spot in mind, however it's not officially mine :doh: Long story, short.... next doors garden was abandoned when a builder turned the...
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  3. shiney
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    Show Us Your Recent Purchases 2019

    Thanks @Perki :dbgrtmb: normally I wouldn't have hesitated but something was telling me not to :th scifD36:
    Thanks @Perki :dbgrtmb: normally I wouldn't have hesitated but something was telling me not to :th scifD36:
    Thanks @Perki :dbgrtmb: normally I wouldn't have hesitated but something was telling me not to :th scifD36:
    Thanks @Perki :dbgrtmb: normally I wouldn't have hesitated but something was telling me not to :th scifD36:
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  4. Fat Controller
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    Thank you. Although I’m aching I’ve enjoyed doing it. Very satisfying seeing it nice and neat.The hedging are portuguese laurel. Id have liked the griselina but didn’t want to risk them dieing...
    Thank you. Although I’m aching I’ve enjoyed doing it. Very satisfying seeing it nice and neat.The hedging are portuguese laurel. Id have liked the griselina but didn’t want to risk them dieing if we have a beast from the east again.
    Thank you. Although I’m aching I’ve enjoyed doing it. Very satisfying seeing it nice and neat.The hedging are portuguese laurel. Id have liked the griselina but didn’t want to risk them dieing if we have a beast from the east again.
    Thank you. Although I’m aching I’ve enjoyed doing it. Very satisfying seeing it nice and neat.The hedging are portuguese laurel. Id have liked the griselina but didn’t want to risk them dieing...
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  5. shiney
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    What's Looking Good In February 2019

    Spring bulbs and corms are quite resilient @Loki so I'm not surprised they came up. :) I'm trying to create a kind of woodland area in part of my garden and the Iris will add something a little...
    Spring bulbs and corms are quite resilient @Loki so I'm not surprised they came up. :) I'm trying to create a kind of woodland area in part of my garden and the Iris will add something a little different to all the low growing plants and bulbs.
    Spring bulbs and corms are quite resilient @Loki so I'm not surprised they came up. :) I'm trying to create a kind of woodland area in part of my garden and the Iris will add something a little different to all the low growing plants and bulbs.
    Spring bulbs and corms are quite resilient @Loki so I'm not surprised they came up. :) I'm trying to create a kind of woodland area in part of my garden and the Iris will add something a little...
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  6. Marley Farley
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2019.

    Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are...
    Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are available as plants.Nicotiana Seeds - F1 Perfume Mix at Suttons Seeds
    Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are available as plants.Nicotiana Seeds - F1 Perfume...
    Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are...
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  7. Marley Farley
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    THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

    It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
    It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
    It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
    It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
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  8. Marley Farley
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    SWEET PEAS 2019

    They can be sown later on (September/October) to overwinter. Mine don’t fall into that category though, as they were probably sown around May/June, and didn’t really get going until very late in...
    They can be sown later on (September/October) to overwinter. Mine don’t fall into that category though, as they were probably sown around May/June, and didn’t really get going until very late in the season.
    They can be sown later on (September/October) to overwinter. Mine don’t fall into that category though, as they were probably sown around May/June, and didn’t really get going until very late in the season.
    They can be sown later on (September/October) to overwinter. Mine don’t fall into that category though, as they were probably sown around May/June, and didn’t really get going until very late in...
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  9. Marley Farley
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    DAY LILY.. (HEMEROCALLIS) FAMILY 2019

    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
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  10. Marley Farley
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    FUCHSIAS 2019

    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year...
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year growing in pots and hanging baskets and you are best taking cuttings and starting afresh ...Spruce
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year growing in pots and hanging baskets and you are best...
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year...
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  11. NigelJ
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    SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. PeterS
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    Improving clay

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  16. Janet mahay

    Hanging brackets for concrete posts any good?

    Hi i was thinking of buying some of these brackets to put on the concrete fence posts as they just slip over the post no drilling i used to have hanging baskets on the side of the shed but seen...
    Hi i was thinking of buying some of these brackets to put on the concrete fence posts as they just slip over the post no drilling i used to have hanging baskets on the side of the shed but seen these and thought what a good idea Basket of flowers hanging on fence posts around the garden I have...
    Hi i was thinking of buying some of these brackets to put on the concrete fence posts as they just slip over the post no drilling i used to have hanging baskets on the side of the shed but seen these and thought what a good idea Basket of...
    Hi i was thinking of buying some of these brackets to put on the concrete fence posts as they just slip over the post no drilling i used to have hanging baskets on the side of the shed but seen...
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  17. nightofjoy

    Seed scattering project

    Love it. I've been thinking about doing something similar. There are so many wasted areas which are just nasty graas. Given the issues with insect numbers councils should be doing this. I think it...
    Love it. I've been thinking about doing something similar. There are so many wasted areas which are just nasty graas. Given the issues with insect numbers councils should be doing this. I think it would be less maintenance for them as typically they just need to cut it back once year.
    Love it. I've been thinking about doing something similar. There are so many wasted areas which are just nasty graas. Given the issues with insect numbers councils should be doing this. I think it would be less maintenance for them as typically...
    Love it. I've been thinking about doing something similar. There are so many wasted areas which are just nasty graas. Given the issues with insect numbers councils should be doing this. I think it...
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  18. John Dalrymple

    Unseasonal Weather/ pruning Cornus alba + Buddliea davidii

    They are very, very hardy John. If you are a little concerned then wait a further couple of weeks or so. However, prune to your heart’s content without worry
    They are very, very hardy John. If you are a little concerned then wait a further couple of weeks or so. However, prune to your heart’s content without worry
    They are very, very hardy John. If you are a little concerned then wait a further couple of weeks or so. However, prune to your heart’s content without worry
    They are very, very hardy John. If you are a little concerned then wait a further couple of weeks or so. However, prune to your heart’s content without worry
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  19. PEANUTPARADISE

    My Little Plot

    Welcome PEANUTPARADISE :) Too far from you alas but osteospermums would grow well there. Just a plant or two would give you lots of cuttings that will root fast and quickly fill that spot to give...
    Welcome PEANUTPARADISE :) Too far from you alas but osteospermums would grow well there. Just a plant or two would give you lots of cuttings that will root fast and quickly fill that spot to give you flower colour all summer.....Cannington Roy is prob the best hardy variety. Or maybe a local is...
    Welcome PEANUTPARADISE :) Too far from you alas but osteospermums would grow well there. Just a plant or two would give you lots of cuttings that will root fast and quickly fill that spot to give you flower colour all summer.....Cannington Roy is...
    Welcome PEANUTPARADISE :) Too far from you alas but osteospermums would grow well there. Just a plant or two would give you lots of cuttings that will root fast and quickly fill that spot to give...
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  20. Jack Sparrow
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    Recovering a rubble filled flower bed

    Agree with that...it will look good there Gary. Plus the hard work makes it all the more satisfying afterward :)
    Agree with that...it will look good there Gary. Plus the hard work makes it all the more satisfying afterward :)
    Agree with that...it will look good there Gary. Plus the hard work makes it all the more satisfying afterward :)
    Agree with that...it will look good there Gary. Plus the hard work makes it all the more satisfying afterward :)
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  21. wiseowl

    Sedums

    Good morning @Redwing and thank you my friend
    Good morning @Redwing and thank you my friend
    Good morning @Redwing and thank you my friend
    Good morning @Redwing and thank you my friend
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  22. Linz

    Alternatives to plastic single cell seed trays?

    @Linz - I have some six cell trays going spare if you would like some?
    @Linz - I have some six cell trays going spare if you would like some?
    @Linz - I have some six cell trays going spare if you would like some?
    @Linz - I have some six cell trays going spare if you would like some?
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  23. Fat Controller

    Sheds

    @pete - just over four years. There was an air gap underneath it, but admittedly not much of one. I used OSB at the time basically because I didn't know any better - - won't use the stuff for...
    @pete - just over four years. There was an air gap underneath it, but admittedly not much of one. I used OSB at the time basically because I didn't know any better - - won't use the stuff for anything again though, it seems to have behaved like a [email protected] - I can't use concrete, as I...
    @pete - just over four years. There was an air gap underneath it, but admittedly not much of one. I used OSB at the time basically because I didn't know any better - - won't use the stuff for anything again though, it seems to have behaved like...
    @pete - just over four years. There was an air gap underneath it, but admittedly not much of one. I used OSB at the time basically because I didn't know any better - - won't use the stuff for...
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  24. Spruce

    Agapanthus best white

    Its a fab variety queen mum its a Bicoloured flowers I had simialr called Enigma lost that in the winter of 2012 , thanks for the tip about "White superior"Spruce
    Its a fab variety queen mum its a Bicoloured flowers I had simialr called Enigma lost that in the winter of 2012 , thanks for the tip about "White superior"Spruce
    Its a fab variety queen mum its a Bicoloured flowers I had simialr called Enigma lost that in the winter of 2012 , thanks for the tip about "White superior"Spruce
    Its a fab variety queen mum its a Bicoloured flowers I had simialr called Enigma lost that in the winter of 2012 , thanks for the tip about "White superior"Spruce
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  25. Phil A
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    WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2019

    Due to problems with some account links on the forum database, this thread needs to be closed and the discussion moved on to a new thread - What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today...
    Due to problems with some account links on the forum database, this thread needs to be closed and the discussion moved on to a new thread - What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019Apologies for the inconvenience.
    Due to problems with some account links on the forum database, this thread needs to be closed and the discussion moved on to a new thread - What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019Apologies for the inconvenience.
    Due to problems with some account links on the forum database, this thread needs to be closed and the discussion moved on to a new thread - What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today...
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  26. mazambo

    Cordyline Ideas?

    Thanks @Verdun I'll just pot them up, think I've got some large pots hanging around.
    Thanks @Verdun I'll just pot them up, think I've got some large pots hanging around.
    Thanks @Verdun I'll just pot them up, think I've got some large pots hanging around.
    Thanks @Verdun I'll just pot them up, think I've got some large pots hanging around.
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  27. longk
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    The Growing From Seed Thread 2019

    I've made a start at sowing this year, onions went in last weekend and are now showing in the prop. Other than that mostly ornamentals, and not ones I've grown before. Sideritis cypria Aeonium...
    I've made a start at sowing this year, onions went in last weekend and are now showing in the prop. Other than that mostly ornamentals, and not ones I've grown before. Sideritis cypria Aeonium simsii Brugmansia "Orange glory", we will see if that comes true? Cyperus Alternifolius, grown it years...
    I've made a start at sowing this year, onions went in last weekend and are now showing in the prop. Other than that mostly ornamentals, and not ones I've grown before. Sideritis cypria Aeonium simsii Brugmansia "Orange glory", we will see if that...
    I've made a start at sowing this year, onions went in last weekend and are now showing in the prop. Other than that mostly ornamentals, and not ones I've grown before. Sideritis cypria Aeonium...
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  28. Warwick lad

    Death of an asparagus bed.

    It could be that the Asparagus bed was past it's best, they can last for 15 or so years if looked after, I'd take a 50:50 approach and replant the most intact ones and get some fresh crowns. I'd...
    It could be that the Asparagus bed was past it's best, they can last for 15 or so years if looked after, I'd take a 50:50 approach and replant the most intact ones and get some fresh crowns. I'd also start in another bed rather than replant in the same soil to give them all a much better chance.
    It could be that the Asparagus bed was past it's best, they can last for 15 or so years if looked after, I'd take a 50:50 approach and replant the most intact ones and get some fresh crowns. I'd also start in another bed rather than replant in...
    It could be that the Asparagus bed was past it's best, they can last for 15 or so years if looked after, I'd take a 50:50 approach and replant the most intact ones and get some fresh crowns. I'd...
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  29. HarryS

    Stump Killer Yes or No ?

    It's OK Verdun , I have a talent for killing any plant ! :)
    It's OK Verdun , I have a talent for killing any plant ! :)
    It's OK Verdun , I have a talent for killing any plant ! :)
    It's OK Verdun , I have a talent for killing any plant ! :)
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  30. mazambo

    Overwintered cuttings

    Well April anyway, but keep them cool.
    Well April anyway, but keep them cool.
    Well April anyway, but keep them cool.
    Well April anyway, but keep them cool.
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  31. Mr Grinch
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    Mr Grinch's Garden

    If anyone is interested i will update this thread but i also have a garden blog on facebook. Just search on facebook “chinnor view garden”
    If anyone is interested i will update this thread but i also have a garden blog on facebook. Just search on facebook “chinnor view garden”
    If anyone is interested i will update this thread but i also have a garden blog on facebook. Just search on facebook “chinnor view garden”
    If anyone is interested i will update this thread but i also have a garden blog on facebook. Just search on facebook “chinnor view garden”
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  32. Steve R

    Vermiculite Bench Propagators.

    That's what we were told originally. I don't damp the sand and gravel but it gets wet when we water the plants as we use the hose to do it. I built the propagator in 1976.I have to keep...
    That's what we were told originally. I don't damp the sand and gravel but it gets wet when we water the plants as we use the hose to do it. I built the propagator in 1976.I have to keep burying it as the cat lifts it out every so often. Our previous cat used to do that as well. :doh: They like...
    That's what we were told originally. I don't damp the sand and gravel but it gets wet when we water the plants as we use the hose to do it. I built the propagator in 1976.I have to keep burying it as the cat lifts it out every so often. Our...
    That's what we were told originally. I don't damp the sand and gravel but it gets wet when we water the plants as we use the hose to do it. I built the propagator in 1976.I have to keep...
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  33. fumanchu

    Fruit

    Hi @fumanchu the zones they quote seem to be related more to wetness and sunlight than to temperature, ie they seem more specific to fruit trees. I suspect soft fruit would work for you best -...
    Hi @fumanchu the zones they quote seem to be related more to wetness and sunlight than to temperature, ie they seem more specific to fruit trees. I suspect soft fruit would work for you best - just whichever you prefer. I kept growing blackcurrants for ages, but my family found them too sharp,...
    Hi @fumanchu the zones they quote seem to be related more to wetness and sunlight than to temperature, ie they seem more specific to fruit trees. I suspect soft fruit would work for you best - just whichever you prefer. I kept growing...
    Hi @fumanchu the zones they quote seem to be related more to wetness and sunlight than to temperature, ie they seem more specific to fruit trees. I suspect soft fruit would work for you best -...
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  34. SimonZ

    Flower photos

    Hi @SimonZ nice! I particularly like the hypericum with exploding stamens and the one that might be a geum or gaillardia
    Hi @SimonZ nice! I particularly like the hypericum with exploding stamens and the one that might be a geum or gaillardia
    Hi @SimonZ nice! I particularly like the hypericum with exploding stamens and the one that might be a geum or gaillardia
    Hi @SimonZ nice! I particularly like the hypericum with exploding stamens and the one that might be a geum or gaillardia
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  35. Sienna's Blossom

    Self sown apple tree

    We had two "spit" apple trees at Nana's place, they grew from the seeds my dad and her sister spat out when sitting on the wall and eating apples when they were kids. :)40 years after the...
    We had two "spit" apple trees at Nana's place, they grew from the seeds my dad and her sister spat out when sitting on the wall and eating apples when they were kids. :)40 years after the spitting, the trees were beautiful as apple trees are. The fruit were disappointing but edible.
    We had two "spit" apple trees at Nana's place, they grew from the seeds my dad and her sister spat out when sitting on the wall and eating apples when they were kids. :)40 years after the spitting, the trees were beautiful as apple trees are. The...
    We had two "spit" apple trees at Nana's place, they grew from the seeds my dad and her sister spat out when sitting on the wall and eating apples when they were kids. :)40 years after the...
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