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  2. shiney
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    WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2022

    I washed the inside glass today in the Greenhouse , stole the soft brush out of the kitchen makes it much easier for hard to reach areas . Need to cut the Ivy back on the outside before I can...
    I washed the inside glass today in the Greenhouse , stole the soft brush out of the kitchen makes it much easier for hard to reach areas . Need to cut the Ivy back on the outside before I can clean the glass , I like ivy but it is a pain for taking advantage of my fondness the usual give it an...
    I washed the inside glass today in the Greenhouse , stole the soft brush out of the kitchen makes it much easier for hard to reach areas . Need to cut the Ivy back on the outside before I can clean the glass , I like ivy but it is a pain for...
    I washed the inside glass today in the Greenhouse , stole the soft brush out of the kitchen makes it much easier for hard to reach areas . Need to cut the Ivy back on the outside before I can...
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  3. shiney
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    SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES - 2022

    So is it supposed to be Laurel or Willow @clanless ?
    So is it supposed to be Laurel or Willow @clanless ?
    So is it supposed to be Laurel or Willow @clanless ?
    So is it supposed to be Laurel or Willow @clanless ?
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  4. shiney
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    What's Looking Good In January 2022

    Very pretty @Victoria
    Very pretty @Victoria
    Very pretty @Victoria
    Very pretty @Victoria
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  5. JWK
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    Anyone Buying New Seed for 2022 ?

    **that should read ...moved house in the summer (new garden) and not as if we have moved a summerhouse doh!
    **that should read ...moved house in the summer (new garden) and not as if we have moved a summerhouse doh!
    **that should read ...moved house in the summer (new garden) and not as if we have moved a summerhouse doh!
    **that should read ...moved house in the summer (new garden) and not as if we have moved a summerhouse doh!
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  6. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS - 2021/22

    I may do then but they don't seem to like me ! haha
    I may do then but they don't seem to like me ! haha
    I may do then but they don't seem to like me ! haha
    I may do then but they don't seem to like me ! haha
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  7. Fat Controller
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    Sheds

    These are the ones I have here -
    These are the ones I have here -
    These are the ones I have here -
    These are the ones I have here -
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  8. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS - 2021/22

    Heard mention of a Nematode for the F. gall mite - this link does some but no idea how effective they are, though worth a try for the relatively low price ...?Amblyseius Andersonii | Green Gardener
    Heard mention of a Nematode for the F. gall mite - this link does some but no idea how effective they are, though worth a try for the relatively low price ...?Amblyseius Andersonii | Green Gardener
    Heard mention of a Nematode for the F. gall mite - this link does some but no idea how effective they are, though worth a try for the relatively low price ...?Amblyseius Andersonii | Green Gardener
    Heard mention of a Nematode for the F. gall mite - this link does some but no idea how effective they are, though worth a try for the relatively low price ...?Amblyseius Andersonii | Green Gardener
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  9. ARMANDII
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    SWEETPEAS - 2021/22

    Think I found the problem with my sweetpeas I found loads of these under the soil………….
    Think I found the problem with my sweetpeas I found loads of these under the soil………….
    Think I found the problem with my sweetpeas I found loads of these under the soil………….
    Think I found the problem with my sweetpeas I found loads of these under the soil………….
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  10. Kristen
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    Kristen's Project

    Sorry Kristen,I know I'm a pest but would also love to see how your Knot garden is coming on:thumbsup:
    Sorry Kristen,I know I'm a pest but would also love to see how your Knot garden is coming on:thumbsup:
    Sorry Kristen,I know I'm a pest but would also love to see how your Knot garden is coming on:thumbsup:
    Sorry Kristen,I know I'm a pest but would also love to see how your Knot garden is coming on:thumbsup:
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  11. Redwing
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    Good Online Nurseries and Plant Sellers

    Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm...
    Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm becoming increasingly fond of. Ordered 2 which are said to be particularly successful with butterflies on...
    Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm becoming increasingly fond of. Ordered 2 which are said...
    Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm...
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  12. ARMANDII
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    GARDENERS CORNER SEED SWAP 2021

    I will sort out my seeds.I'm sorry after finding out how the seed swap is worked I realise that it is a bit more than I thought and at this moment in time it isn't just a case of popping the...
    I will sort out my seeds.I'm sorry after finding out how the seed swap is worked I realise that it is a bit more than I thought and at this moment in time it isn't just a case of popping the enveloped packaged seed in a post box. While I can agree lilianas way is safer it wouldn't work for...
    I will sort out my seeds.I'm sorry after finding out how the seed swap is worked I realise that it is a bit more than I thought and at this moment in time it isn't just a case of popping the enveloped packaged seed in a post box. While I can...
    I will sort out my seeds.I'm sorry after finding out how the seed swap is worked I realise that it is a bit more than I thought and at this moment in time it isn't just a case of popping the...
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  13. ARMANDII
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    GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2021/22

    My aspirations are simple - to try and keep the garden tidy! No new projects apart from trying to get lawn back on the very large area that has died off because of us storing empty pots and trays...
    My aspirations are simple - to try and keep the garden tidy! No new projects apart from trying to get lawn back on the very large area that has died off because of us storing empty pots and trays that we keep ready for all the plants we usually grow for sale. No open garden again this year so...
    My aspirations are simple - to try and keep the garden tidy! No new projects apart from trying to get lawn back on the very large area that has died off because of us storing empty pots and trays that we keep ready for all the plants we usually...
    My aspirations are simple - to try and keep the garden tidy! No new projects apart from trying to get lawn back on the very large area that has died off because of us storing empty pots and trays...
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  14. ARMANDII
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    RECOMMENDED GARDENING/HORTICULTURAL/BOTANICAL BOOKS AND PERSONAL STUDIES INTO THE SUBJECT

    Now then. So we have opened up a bit about our books etc. Now then. I am approaching a kind of special time of the gardening year to me. I wonder if anyone cares to share their thoughts,...
    Now then. So we have opened up a bit about our books etc. Now then. I am approaching a kind of special time of the gardening year to me. I wonder if anyone cares to share their thoughts, experiences and memories. To help set the scene. For those who have perhaps lived through an era, and...
    Now then. So we have opened up a bit about our books etc. Now then. I am approaching a kind of special time of the gardening year to me. I wonder if anyone cares to share their thoughts, experiences and memories. To help set the scene. For...
    Now then. So we have opened up a bit about our books etc. Now then. I am approaching a kind of special time of the gardening year to me. I wonder if anyone cares to share their thoughts,...
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  15. ARMANDII
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    IRIS CHOICE - NEED A HAND FROM THE GANG

    I do like the black one with a hint of blue - Black suited :blue thumb: they are all nice though .
    I do like the black one with a hint of blue - Black suited :blue thumb: they are all nice though .
    I do like the black one with a hint of blue - Black suited :blue thumb: they are all nice though .
    I do like the black one with a hint of blue - Black suited :blue thumb: they are all nice though .
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  16. HarryS
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    Know Your Weeds

    my friend seems to be having a problem with buttercup weeds in her lawn, how can she get rid of it ? Without damaging the lawn :spinning:
    my friend seems to be having a problem with buttercup weeds in her lawn, how can she get rid of it ? Without damaging the lawn :spinning:
    my friend seems to be having a problem with buttercup weeds in her lawn, how can she get rid of it ? Without damaging the lawn :spinning:
    my friend seems to be having a problem with buttercup weeds in her lawn, how can she get rid of it ? Without damaging the lawn :spinning:
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  17. HarryS
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    Dahlia Tuber Planting ?

    Brilliant thread. Having moved home last year I thought my Dahlia tubers had got lost but I stumbled across them the other day. I pulled a couple out of one large pot to see if they were ok and...
    Brilliant thread. Having moved home last year I thought my Dahlia tubers had got lost but I stumbled across them the other day. I pulled a couple out of one large pot to see if they were ok and they seemed fine (see below) One had new shoots growing. I'm not confident enough to separate them...
    Brilliant thread. Having moved home last year I thought my Dahlia tubers had got lost but I stumbled across them the other day. I pulled a couple out of one large pot to see if they were ok and they seemed fine (see below) One had new shoots...
    Brilliant thread. Having moved home last year I thought my Dahlia tubers had got lost but I stumbled across them the other day. I pulled a couple out of one large pot to see if they were ok and...
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  18. 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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  19. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  21. Spruce

    Very prickly rambler or climbing rose

    Alchymist is vigorous and thorny. Compassion is a repeat flowerer, rather stiff, upright growth.
    Alchymist is vigorous and thorny. Compassion is a repeat flowerer, rather stiff, upright growth.
    Alchymist is vigorous and thorny. Compassion is a repeat flowerer, rather stiff, upright growth.
    Alchymist is vigorous and thorny. Compassion is a repeat flowerer, rather stiff, upright growth.
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  22. JWK
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    Peter Seabrook RIP

    He was on the telly lots, don't remember him on the radio. He had a column in one of the gardening magazines until recently, might have been the RHS one.
    He was on the telly lots, don't remember him on the radio. He had a column in one of the gardening magazines until recently, might have been the RHS one.
    He was on the telly lots, don't remember him on the radio. He had a column in one of the gardening magazines until recently, might have been the RHS one.
    He was on the telly lots, don't remember him on the radio. He had a column in one of the gardening magazines until recently, might have been the RHS one.
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  23. franytee

    tomato's green algi

    Thanks NIgel i appreciate that. have a good day.
    Thanks NIgel i appreciate that. have a good day.
    Thanks NIgel i appreciate that. have a good day.
    Thanks NIgel i appreciate that. have a good day.
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  24. pilotax

    New hedge replacing my buxus

    You could also consider Griselinia littoralis , a bright green leafed evergreen hedging plant.
    You could also consider Griselinia littoralis , a bright green leafed evergreen hedging plant.
    You could also consider Griselinia littoralis , a bright green leafed evergreen hedging plant.
    You could also consider Griselinia littoralis , a bright green leafed evergreen hedging plant.
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  25. Selleri

    How to support giant sunflowers?

    We normally stock a wide range of bamboo canes/poles but in general the G/C's only go for the 12/14mm or 14/16mm diameter. Commercial growers that have containerised ornamental trees will use...
    We normally stock a wide range of bamboo canes/poles but in general the G/C's only go for the 12/14mm or 14/16mm diameter. Commercial growers that have containerised ornamental trees will use 22/24mm or 24/26mm diameter in 2.4 or 3m lengths, there normally grade A+ so they don't taper down as...
    We normally stock a wide range of bamboo canes/poles but in general the G/C's only go for the 12/14mm or 14/16mm diameter. Commercial growers that have containerised ornamental trees will use 22/24mm or 24/26mm diameter in 2.4 or 3m lengths,...
    We normally stock a wide range of bamboo canes/poles but in general the G/C's only go for the 12/14mm or 14/16mm diameter. Commercial growers that have containerised ornamental trees will use...
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  26. HarryS

    Bay Tree Spotty Leaves?

    Thanks Noisette, Janet and Victoria I think it is insect damage, so I'll spray with soapy water from early spring. Never heard of the milky water method, may give that a go as well. :blue thumb: Luckily we...
    Thanks Noisette, Janet and Victoria I think it is insect damage, so I'll spray with soapy water from early spring. Never heard of the milky water method, may give that a go as well. :blue thumb: Luckily we don't use these for cooking.
    Thanks Noisette, Janet and Victoria I think it is insect damage, so I'll spray with soapy water from early spring. Never heard of the milky water method, may give that a go as well. :blue thumb: Luckily we don't use these for cooking.
    Thanks Noisette, Janet and Victoria I think it is insect damage, so I'll spray with soapy water from early spring. Never heard of the milky water method, may give that a go as well. :blue thumb: Luckily we...
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  27. Fat Controller

    Suggestions please

    I would love strawberries, but every time I have tried with them I end up with vine weevil. Definitely going to go with the landscape fabric idea and sorely tempted to go with stuff like dahlias...
    I would love strawberries, but every time I have tried with them I end up with vine weevil. Definitely going to go with the landscape fabric idea and sorely tempted to go with stuff like dahlias etc that will give a blaze of colour as the edibles just don't seem to work too well for us.
    I would love strawberries, but every time I have tried with them I end up with vine weevil. Definitely going to go with the landscape fabric idea and sorely tempted to go with stuff like dahlias etc that will give a blaze of colour as the...
    I would love strawberries, but every time I have tried with them I end up with vine weevil. Definitely going to go with the landscape fabric idea and sorely tempted to go with stuff like dahlias...
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  28. ETAF

    Strap / Harness for Long reach Stihl battery hedge trimmer

    Thanks for that , video looked very interesting I'm must admit, I'm not so keen on the Stihl battery position and basically standing it on the plastic rim, which i had to do a few times, although...
    Thanks for that , video looked very interesting I'm must admit, I'm not so keen on the Stihl battery position and basically standing it on the plastic rim, which i had to do a few times, although tried to use my boot - as the ground is very very wet. yes that happened , as i had not pushed the...
    Thanks for that , video looked very interesting I'm must admit, I'm not so keen on the Stihl battery position and basically standing it on the plastic rim, which i had to do a few times, although tried to use my boot - as the ground is very very...
    Thanks for that , video looked very interesting I'm must admit, I'm not so keen on the Stihl battery position and basically standing it on the plastic rim, which i had to do a few times, although...
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  29. jazzy

    New Garden Shed - T&G or shiplap?

    Ducksback usually works well for me. Avoid Wickes own brand, it's terrible
    Ducksback usually works well for me. Avoid Wickes own brand, it's terrible
    Ducksback usually works well for me. Avoid Wickes own brand, it's terrible
    Ducksback usually works well for me. Avoid Wickes own brand, it's terrible
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  30. groundbeetle

    Perlite

    Gardensuperstore has a good selection of big pots at reasonable prices. They have both utilitarian and decorative ones. I have a couple of decorative ones and the quality is quite impressive- very...
    Gardensuperstore has a good selection of big pots at reasonable prices. They have both utilitarian and decorative ones. I have a couple of decorative ones and the quality is quite impressive- very thick and sturdy.My outdoors 50cm pots are from Asda, about a fiver each 15 years ago. They are...
    Gardensuperstore has a good selection of big pots at reasonable prices. They have both utilitarian and decorative ones. I have a couple of decorative ones and the quality is quite impressive- very thick and sturdy.My outdoors 50cm pots are...
    Gardensuperstore has a good selection of big pots at reasonable prices. They have both utilitarian and decorative ones. I have a couple of decorative ones and the quality is quite impressive- very...
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  31. Selleri
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    What are the earlies seeds you sow? When?

    I've started my chilli seeds now.
    I've started my chilli seeds now.
    I've started my chilli seeds now.
    I've started my chilli seeds now.
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  32. ennnceee

    Too late for bulbs?

    I would plant them, you've got nothing to lose and they will probably do all right, unless they have rotted.
    I would plant them, you've got nothing to lose and they will probably do all right, unless they have rotted.
    I would plant them, you've got nothing to lose and they will probably do all right, unless they have rotted.
    I would plant them, you've got nothing to lose and they will probably do all right, unless they have rotted.
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  33. ricky101

    Dahlia alternative...?

    I grow Zinnias every year and love then, both the tall and short varieties. I do a mix of starting seeds off under cover and direct sowing some a month later.They are prone to powdery mildew, so...
    I grow Zinnias every year and love then, both the tall and short varieties. I do a mix of starting seeds off under cover and direct sowing some a month later.They are prone to powdery mildew, so allow room for air circulation and grow in full sunshine.:dbgrtmb:
    I grow Zinnias every year and love then, both the tall and short varieties. I do a mix of starting seeds off under cover and direct sowing some a month later.They are prone to powdery mildew, so allow room for air circulation and grow in full...
    I grow Zinnias every year and love then, both the tall and short varieties. I do a mix of starting seeds off under cover and direct sowing some a month later.They are prone to powdery mildew, so...
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  34. Jasmine star
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    I'm back! (Thank goodness)

    @CanadianLori thanks. I'm counting down ha! :love30:Thank you @Victoria it's lovely to hear from you too. :dbgrtmb:
    @CanadianLori thanks. I'm counting down ha! :love30:Thank you @Victoria it's lovely to hear from you too. :dbgrtmb:
    @CanadianLori thanks. I'm counting down ha! :love30:Thank you @Victoria it's lovely to hear from you too. :dbgrtmb:
    @CanadianLori thanks. I'm counting down ha! :love30:Thank you @Victoria it's lovely to hear from you too. :dbgrtmb:
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  35. Jack Sparrow

    Is a Mimosa Tree suitable for my garden?

    It does look rather a dark corner. A lower-risk strategy would be a forsythia or a kerria japonica, both of which would also give you that late winter/ early spring blast of yellow. Both readily...
    It does look rather a dark corner. A lower-risk strategy would be a forsythia or a kerria japonica, both of which would also give you that late winter/ early spring blast of yellow. Both readily available, cheap and strong growers. Myself I'd plant them in the ground and hack them back hard...
    It does look rather a dark corner. A lower-risk strategy would be a forsythia or a kerria japonica, both of which would also give you that late winter/ early spring blast of yellow. Both readily available, cheap and strong growers. Myself I'd...
    It does look rather a dark corner. A lower-risk strategy would be a forsythia or a kerria japonica, both of which would also give you that late winter/ early spring blast of yellow. Both readily...
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  36. ARMANDII
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    WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021

    Thank you @shiney
    Thank you @shiney
    Thank you @shiney
    Thank you @shiney
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  37. shiney
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    What's Looking Good In December 2021

    Thank you @shiney Nothing at the moment, waiting for the hellebores to flower but no sign as yet.
    Thank you @shiney Nothing at the moment, waiting for the hellebores to flower but no sign as yet.
    Thank you @shiney Nothing at the moment, waiting for the hellebores to flower but no sign as yet.
    Thank you @shiney Nothing at the moment, waiting for the hellebores to flower but no sign as yet.
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  38. ARMANDII
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    SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES - 2021

    New Thread Here:-SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES - 2022
    New Thread Here:-SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES - 2022
    New Thread Here:-SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES - 2022
    New Thread Here:-SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES - 2022
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  39. ennnceee

    What is wrong?

    Looks like you went right from underwatering to overwatering.I had that problem so now I only do bottom feeding. Water goes in the saucer and it takes what it wants. I think :scratch:
    Looks like you went right from underwatering to overwatering.I had that problem so now I only do bottom feeding. Water goes in the saucer and it takes what it wants. I think :scratch:
    Looks like you went right from underwatering to overwatering.I had that problem so now I only do bottom feeding. Water goes in the saucer and it takes what it wants. I think :scratch:
    Looks like you went right from underwatering to overwatering.I had that problem so now I only do bottom feeding. Water goes in the saucer and it takes what it wants. I think :scratch:
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  40. ARMANDII
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    ANYONE BUYING NEW SEED FOR 2021?

    That was prompt @JWK , thank you. :)
    That was prompt @JWK , thank you. :)
    That was prompt @JWK , thank you. :)
    That was prompt @JWK , thank you. :)
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