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  2. Marley Farley
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    WHAT’S LOOKING GOOD IN APRIL 2019..

    You're right there @Verdun , what a beautiful day today! And even nicer according to the forecast for the weekend, kids are even hoping to get the paddling pool out tomorrow :)
    You're right there @Verdun , what a beautiful day today! And even nicer according to the forecast for the weekend, kids are even hoping to get the paddling pool out tomorrow :)
    You're right there @Verdun , what a beautiful day today! And even nicer according to the forecast for the weekend, kids are even hoping to get the paddling pool out tomorrow :)
    You're right there @Verdun , what a beautiful day today! And even nicer according to the forecast for the weekend, kids are even hoping to get the paddling pool out tomorrow :)
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  3. Fat Controller
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    Third batch seed sowing (Cosmos, dill, thyme and rocket), now the pots went directly in the blowaway greenhouse without windowsill phase. Their earlier sown friends are already there, looking very...
    Third batch seed sowing (Cosmos, dill, thyme and rocket), now the pots went directly in the blowaway greenhouse without windowsill phase. Their earlier sown friends are already there, looking very sturdy :)Pinched the first batch Cosmos as advised by @Verdun . If it goes wrong, I know whom to...
    Third batch seed sowing (Cosmos, dill, thyme and rocket), now the pots went directly in the blowaway greenhouse without windowsill phase. Their earlier sown friends are already there, looking very sturdy :)Pinched the first batch Cosmos as...
    Third batch seed sowing (Cosmos, dill, thyme and rocket), now the pots went directly in the blowaway greenhouse without windowsill phase. Their earlier sown friends are already there, looking very...
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  4. shiney
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    Like x 3

    Show Us Your Recent Purchases 2019

    Some £1 offers at Wilko and an Aenaria Montana from Poundland.
    Some £1 offers at Wilko and an Aenaria Montana from Poundland.
    Some £1 offers at Wilko and an Aenaria Montana from Poundland.
    Some £1 offers at Wilko and an Aenaria Montana from Poundland.
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  5. NigelJ
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    SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

    A cold dark morning but Salvia gesneriiflora is the first to bloom in 2019...............
    A cold dark morning but Salvia gesneriiflora is the first to bloom in 2019...............
    A cold dark morning but Salvia gesneriiflora is the first to bloom in 2019...............
    A cold dark morning but Salvia gesneriiflora is the first to bloom in 2019...............
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  6. lowrider69
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    SOWING SEEDS 2019?

    I recycle/use the ones from KFC & McDonalds..........good excuse to eat a Burger perhaps.
    I recycle/use the ones from KFC & McDonalds..........good excuse to eat a Burger perhaps.
    I recycle/use the ones from KFC & McDonalds..........good excuse to eat a Burger perhaps.
    I recycle/use the ones from KFC & McDonalds..........good excuse to eat a Burger perhaps.
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Marley Farley
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    SWEET PEAS 2019

    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
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  10. Marley Farley
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    THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

    Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  19. ARMANDII
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    SHOW US YOUR RECENT PURCHASES 2018

    My Hoselock reel turned up last week it was a doddle to put up. You can have the winding handle either side. The illustrations only show it for right-handed people, which would have made its use...
    My Hoselock reel turned up last week it was a doddle to put up. You can have the winding handle either side. The illustrations only show it for right-handed people, which would have made its use more difficult where it is.It's saved me messing with two hoses as it's 25m.(That pile of...
    My Hoselock reel turned up last week it was a doddle to put up. You can have the winding handle either side. The illustrations only show it for right-handed people, which would have made its use more difficult where it is.It's saved me...
    My Hoselock reel turned up last week it was a doddle to put up. You can have the winding handle either side. The illustrations only show it for right-handed people, which would have made its use...
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  20. Loofah

    Wisteria fireworks

    Our wisterias do produce several seed pods, but I start cutting back some of the foliage in September and they are still green at that time.
    Our wisterias do produce several seed pods, but I start cutting back some of the foliage in September and they are still green at that time.
    Our wisterias do produce several seed pods, but I start cutting back some of the foliage in September and they are still green at that time.
    Our wisterias do produce several seed pods, but I start cutting back some of the foliage in September and they are still green at that time.
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  21. HarryS

    Aldi Clematis

    2 clematis safely potted up and put in a safe place in the sun to mature.G.
    2 clematis safely potted up and put in a safe place in the sun to mature.G.
    2 clematis safely potted up and put in a safe place in the sun to mature.G.
    2 clematis safely potted up and put in a safe place in the sun to mature.G.
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  22. Bilbo675
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    Nice Little Find

    It's looking healthy Bilbo and what a lovely colour! :dbgrtmb:
    It's looking healthy Bilbo and what a lovely colour! :dbgrtmb:
    It's looking healthy Bilbo and what a lovely colour! :dbgrtmb:
    It's looking healthy Bilbo and what a lovely colour! :dbgrtmb:
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  23. EMC

    Suggestions for border

    Hello EMC :)You don’t say if this is a sunny site! Or if you have acid soil....have you carried out a PH test?Have you considered hardy geraniums? There are several varieties producing white,...
    Hello EMC :)You don’t say if this is a sunny site! Or if you have acid soil....have you carried out a PH test?Have you considered hardy geraniums? There are several varieties producing white, pink, purple, blue and red flowers. I would suggest Rozanne, spreads fast and flowers (purple/blue)...
    Hello EMC :)You don’t say if this is a sunny site! Or if you have acid soil....have you carried out a PH test?Have you considered hardy geraniums? There are several varieties producing white, pink, purple, blue and red flowers. I would...
    Hello EMC :)You don’t say if this is a sunny site! Or if you have acid soil....have you carried out a PH test?Have you considered hardy geraniums? There are several varieties producing white,...
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  24. clum111

    How to stake up these....?

    Good morning I think it is all about knowing your own Garden,Soil,location and and where the sun and shade fall ect ,so would I stake or dig it up ,as you are situated in Northumberland and given...
    Good morning I think it is all about knowing your own Garden,Soil,location and and where the sun and shade fall ect ,so would I stake or dig it up ,as you are situated in Northumberland and given the factors that you have given us,I would respectfully suggest that you stake it.enjoy your day my...
    Good morning I think it is all about knowing your own Garden,Soil,location and and where the sun and shade fall ect ,so would I stake or dig it up ,as you are situated in Northumberland and given the factors that you have given us,I would...
    Good morning I think it is all about knowing your own Garden,Soil,location and and where the sun and shade fall ect ,so would I stake or dig it up ,as you are situated in Northumberland and given...
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  25. Loofah
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    Pleasant surprises in the garden

    All the time :biggrin: Especially shrubs layering themselves when my back's turned :)
    All the time :biggrin: Especially shrubs layering themselves when my back's turned :)
    All the time :biggrin: Especially shrubs layering themselves when my back's turned :)
    All the time :biggrin: Especially shrubs layering themselves when my back's turned :)
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  26. fender62

    trellis climbers help req

    Just a couple of suggestions....Trachelospermum jasminoides (evergreen, small scented flowers) and Campsis 'Mme Galen' (deciduous climber with big, showy pinkish/orange flowers). The viticella...
    Just a couple of suggestions....Trachelospermum jasminoides (evergreen, small scented flowers) and Campsis 'Mme Galen' (deciduous climber with big, showy pinkish/orange flowers). The viticella clematis do well in most situations, too. oops..posts crossed, Caroline :biggrin:
    Just a couple of suggestions....Trachelospermum jasminoides (evergreen, small scented flowers) and Campsis 'Mme Galen' (deciduous climber with big, showy pinkish/orange flowers). The viticella clematis do well in most situations, ...
    Just a couple of suggestions....Trachelospermum jasminoides (evergreen, small scented flowers) and Campsis 'Mme Galen' (deciduous climber with big, showy pinkish/orange flowers). The viticella...
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  27. Upsydaisy

    ID please

    Thanks @Palustris ,I will check it out :)
    Thanks @Palustris ,I will check it out :)
    Thanks @Palustris ,I will check it out :)
    Thanks @Palustris ,I will check it out :)
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  28. wiseowl

    White Bleeding Heart

    Hi @wiseowl , I wonder just looking at your first photo if it's in too bright a position . I grow them under a conifer against a wall in shade and they do really well.Just starting to flower......
    Hi @wiseowl , I wonder just looking at your first photo if it's in too bright a position . I grow them under a conifer against a wall in shade and they do really well.Just starting to flower......
    Hi @wiseowl , I wonder just looking at your first photo if it's in too bright a position . I grow them under a conifer against a wall in shade and they do really well.Just starting to flower......
    Hi @wiseowl , I wonder just looking at your first photo if it's in too bright a position . I grow them under a conifer against a wall in shade and they do really well.Just starting to flower......
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  29. wiseowl

    Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

    Give it time Woo :) Plants don’t always behave according to the script! Besides it’s still early in the season esp after transplanting. I find ribes very obliging so judge it in a month’s time Here...
    Give it time Woo :) Plants don’t always behave according to the script! Besides it’s still early in the season esp after transplanting. I find ribes very obliging so judge it in a month’s time Here some plants look dead but aren’t....they are late in making growth....some are advanced. I recall...
    Give it time Woo :) Plants don’t always behave according to the script! Besides it’s still early in the season esp after transplanting. I find ribes very obliging so judge it in a month’s time Here some plants look dead but aren’t....they are late...
    Give it time Woo :) Plants don’t always behave according to the script! Besides it’s still early in the season esp after transplanting. I find ribes very obliging so judge it in a month’s time Here...
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  30. Jenny namaste
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    The miracle of the Spring Equinox

    It can also be easily divided .......done now it will produce large plants in mid summer :)
    It can also be easily divided .......done now it will produce large plants in mid summer :)
    It can also be easily divided .......done now it will produce large plants in mid summer :)
    It can also be easily divided .......done now it will produce large plants in mid summer :)
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  31. Jack Sparrow

    Achillea

    If I get a chance in the next week or so, I'll will try and remember to dig up some of the others before I move.. I'll grow it on and see...I'll be digging a few plants up anyways so no bother :)
    If I get a chance in the next week or so, I'll will try and remember to dig up some of the others before I move.. I'll grow it on and see...I'll be digging a few plants up anyways so no bother :)
    If I get a chance in the next week or so, I'll will try and remember to dig up some of the others before I move.. I'll grow it on and see...I'll be digging a few plants up anyways so no bother :)
    If I get a chance in the next week or so, I'll will try and remember to dig up some of the others before I move.. I'll grow it on and see...I'll be digging a few plants up anyways so no bother :)
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  32. Steve R
    Informative x 3

    Gardeners World & Beechgrove Garden

    Beechgrove restarts this coming Thursday he 18th at 8pm on the new BBC Scotland channel.Repeated on BBC2 on the Sunday after at 12.30pm. The first episode they focus on "No Dig". Great for me...
    Beechgrove restarts this coming Thursday he 18th at 8pm on the new BBC Scotland channel.Repeated on BBC2 on the Sunday after at 12.30pm. The first episode they focus on "No Dig". Great for me as I expand my no dig experiment !!Steve...:)
    Beechgrove restarts this coming Thursday he 18th at 8pm on the new BBC Scotland channel.Repeated on BBC2 on the Sunday after at 12.30pm. The first episode they focus on "No Dig". Great for me as I expand my no dig experiment !!Steve...:)
    Beechgrove restarts this coming Thursday he 18th at 8pm on the new BBC Scotland channel.Repeated on BBC2 on the Sunday after at 12.30pm. The first episode they focus on "No Dig". Great for me...
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  33. kriss

    Cosmos

    No Kriss, pinch those as they get to that sort of size. Don’t be afraid to do it. As an experiment or a bit of fun, you could leave a couple of plants unpinched so you could see for yourself the...
    No Kriss, pinch those as they get to that sort of size. Don’t be afraid to do it. As an experiment or a bit of fun, you could leave a couple of plants unpinched so you could see for yourself the difference pinching makes. I pinch cosmos 3 or 4 times. Plus when they are actually planted...
    No Kriss, pinch those as they get to that sort of size. Don’t be afraid to do it. As an experiment or a bit of fun, you could leave a couple of plants unpinched so you could see for yourself the difference pinching makes. I pinch cosmos 3 or 4...
    No Kriss, pinch those as they get to that sort of size. Don’t be afraid to do it. As an experiment or a bit of fun, you could leave a couple of plants unpinched so you could see for yourself the...
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  34. HarryS

    Blind Daffs Plague ?

    Now I have no clue, the huge blind patch that was last year, blew out this year in blooming glory. so leaving it alone.
    Now I have no clue, the huge blind patch that was last year, blew out this year in blooming glory. so leaving it alone.
    Now I have no clue, the huge blind patch that was last year, blew out this year in blooming glory. so leaving it alone.
    Now I have no clue, the huge blind patch that was last year, blew out this year in blooming glory. so leaving it alone.
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  35. Loofah

    Grafting vid

    Saw this on FB and thought it might be of interest...O-Crafts
    Saw this on FB and thought it might be of interest...O-Crafts
    Saw this on FB and thought it might be of interest...O-Crafts
    Saw this on FB and thought it might be of interest...O-Crafts
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  36. Sienna's Blossom
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    Our Spring Garden

    Thanks @Verdun , it's coming along nicely. Interested to see what comes up over the summer, as we planted lots of new summer flowering plants last year to try and keep the colour going throughout...
    Thanks @Verdun , it's coming along nicely. Interested to see what comes up over the summer, as we planted lots of new summer flowering plants last year to try and keep the colour going throughout the year.
    Thanks @Verdun , it's coming along nicely. Interested to see what comes up over the summer, as we planted lots of new summer flowering plants last year to try and keep the colour going throughout the year.
    Thanks @Verdun , it's coming along nicely. Interested to see what comes up over the summer, as we planted lots of new summer flowering plants last year to try and keep the colour going throughout...
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  37. AndyS

    Soil Testing Kit - Water advice

    I'm just going to repost this! You have the pH test kit already so miss out the soil and you'll know the pH of your water and then account for it in the soil test
    I'm just going to repost this! You have the pH test kit already so miss out the soil and you'll know the pH of your water and then account for it in the soil test
    I'm just going to repost this! You have the pH test kit already so miss out the soil and you'll know the pH of your water and then account for it in the soil test
    I'm just going to repost this! You have the pH test kit already so miss out the soil and you'll know the pH of your water and then account for it in the soil test
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  38. AndyS

    Heuchera & Physalis - dead?

    Yes they are notorious for attacking Heucheras, all the ones I have ever had in pots have been ' got at '. I have been lucky though and have caught them before they died, after soaking and washing...
    Yes they are notorious for attacking Heucheras, all the ones I have ever had in pots have been ' got at '. I have been lucky though and have caught them before they died, after soaking and washing the roots well I then planted them directly into the borders and since then I have not had anymore...
    Yes they are notorious for attacking Heucheras, all the ones I have ever had in pots have been ' got at '. I have been lucky though and have caught them before they died, after soaking and washing the roots well I then planted them directly into...
    Yes they are notorious for attacking Heucheras, all the ones I have ever had in pots have been ' got at '. I have been lucky though and have caught them before they died, after soaking and washing...
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