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  2. alp
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    Gardening diaries - friendly discussions on topics from latest bloom to wildlife.

    Morning all.
    Morning all.
    Morning all.
    Morning all.
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  3. Zigs
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    What's looking good in June 2017

    The wind has battered a lot of mine but managed to get a few pics on n off in focus Firstly for @Sheal xCanna Ehemanii Hanging baskets for a charity gig Tomoz Acheillia ?? callistemon...
    The wind has battered a lot of mine but managed to get a few pics on n off in focus Firstly for @Sheal xCanna Ehemanii Hanging baskets for a charity gig Tomoz Acheillia ?? callistemon Pallidus salvia neon Calla Hercules A puff ball...i think
    The wind has battered a lot of mine but managed to get a few pics on n off in focus Firstly for @Sheal xCanna Ehemanii Hanging baskets for a charity gig Tomoz Acheillia ?? callistemon Pallidus salvia neon Calla Hercules A puff...
    The wind has battered a lot of mine but managed to get a few pics on n off in focus Firstly for @Sheal xCanna Ehemanii Hanging baskets for a charity gig Tomoz Acheillia ?? callistemon...
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  4. ARMANDII
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    WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2017

    In the past he has said its fine to walk the dogs on his land-he hasnt done anything to look after it at all and it's been an overgrown mess! The farmer is fuming as she constantly gets weeds etc...
    In the past he has said its fine to walk the dogs on his land-he hasnt done anything to look after it at all and it's been an overgrown mess! The farmer is fuming as she constantly gets weeds etc in her fields for her animals.
    In the past he has said its fine to walk the dogs on his land-he hasnt done anything to look after it at all and it's been an overgrown mess! The farmer is fuming as she constantly gets weeds etc in her fields for her animals.
    In the past he has said its fine to walk the dogs on his land-he hasnt done anything to look after it at all and it's been an overgrown mess! The farmer is fuming as she constantly gets weeds etc...
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  5. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS -2017

    My pink salvia
    My pink salvia
    My pink salvia
    My pink salvia
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  6. Zigs
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    Show us your Shineyland plants 2017

    I suppose it would take up too much space for me to put up photos of plants from Shineyland :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I suppose it would take up too much space for me to put up photos of plants from Shineyland :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I suppose it would take up too much space for me to put up photos of plants from Shineyland :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I suppose it would take up too much space for me to put up photos of plants from Shineyland :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  7. ARMANDII
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    THE IRIDACEAE [IRIS] FAMILY - 2017

    This year I have bought 8 named varieties of Bearded IrisActressKent PrideNight EditionSpreckelsFiesta TimeCodicilClassic LookRip City
    This year I have bought 8 named varieties of Bearded IrisActressKent PrideNight EditionSpreckelsFiesta TimeCodicilClassic LookRip City
    This year I have bought 8 named varieties of Bearded IrisActressKent PrideNight EditionSpreckelsFiesta TimeCodicilClassic LookRip City
    This year I have bought 8 named varieties of Bearded IrisActressKent PrideNight EditionSpreckelsFiesta TimeCodicilClassic LookRip City
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  8. ARMANDII
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    IT'S DAY LILY TIME AGAIN - 2017

    Huge flowered seedling, maybe worth registering.
    Huge flowered seedling, maybe worth registering.
    Huge flowered seedling, maybe worth registering.
    Huge flowered seedling, maybe worth registering.
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  9. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS - 2017

    I will be taking cutting if people are interested
    I will be taking cutting if people are interested
    I will be taking cutting if people are interested
    I will be taking cutting if people are interested
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  10. wiseowl
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    Sweet Peas

    Just a minor slip I suppose, but (to be strictly correct) the name of the aforementioned orange SP is in fact 'Geoff Hughes'....rather than 'Geoffrey Hughes'.I'll get me coat! :mad:
    Just a minor slip I suppose, but (to be strictly correct) the name of the aforementioned orange SP is in fact 'Geoff Hughes'....rather than 'Geoffrey Hughes'.I'll get me coat! :mad:
    Just a minor slip I suppose, but (to be strictly correct) the name of the aforementioned orange SP is in fact 'Geoff Hughes'....rather than 'Geoffrey Hughes'.I'll get me coat! :mad:
    Just a minor slip I suppose, but (to be strictly correct) the name of the aforementioned orange SP is in fact 'Geoff Hughes'....rather than 'Geoffrey Hughes'.I'll get me coat! :mad:
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  11. Zigs
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    Show us your recent purchases 2017

    I don't often buy plants but village/charity plant sales are too good an opportunity to pass up, both in terms of freeing up space by getting shot of surpluss seedlings and divisions and also for...
    I don't often buy plants but village/charity plant sales are too good an opportunity to pass up, both in terms of freeing up space by getting shot of surpluss seedlings and divisions and also for cheap plants that you might not find elsewhere locally. On Saturday it was the turn of the village...
    I don't often buy plants but village/charity plant sales are too good an opportunity to pass up, both in terms of freeing up space by getting shot of surpluss seedlings and divisions and also for cheap plants that you might not find elsewhere...
    I don't often buy plants but village/charity plant sales are too good an opportunity to pass up, both in terms of freeing up space by getting shot of surpluss seedlings and divisions and also for...
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  12. ARMANDII
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND BITS AND BOBS -2017

    Thanks Sheal and redstar.
    Thanks Sheal and redstar.
    Thanks Sheal and redstar.
    Thanks Sheal and redstar.
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  13. bigbore
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    cannas

    If the rhizomes are big get yourself some buckets from wickes or B&Q and pot them up in multi purpose compost and put them in the GH. If the rhizomes are smaller pot up into small pots with multi...
    If the rhizomes are big get yourself some buckets from wickes or B&Q and pot them up in multi purpose compost and put them in the GH. If the rhizomes are smaller pot up into small pots with multi purpose compost and place in a windowsill. There is a fantastic thread on here Canna 2016
    If the rhizomes are big get yourself some buckets from wickes or B&Q and pot them up in multi purpose compost and put them in the GH. If the rhizomes are smaller pot up into small pots with multi purpose compost and place in a windowsill. There...
    If the rhizomes are big get yourself some buckets from wickes or B&Q and pot them up in multi purpose compost and put them in the GH. If the rhizomes are smaller pot up into small pots with multi...
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  14. pamsdish
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    Seed Swap

    Thought I would give this a bump
    Thought I would give this a bump
    Thought I would give this a bump
    Thought I would give this a bump
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  15. JackJJW
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    Dahlias

    I have just finished lifting my Dahlias and oh boy the corms have they been busy expanding. I already have a "hedge" of them and am now inundated. I have been growing these Dahlias for over 25...
    I have just finished lifting my Dahlias and oh boy the corms have they been busy expanding. I already have a "hedge" of them and am now inundated. I have been growing these Dahlias for over 25 years and now have far too many. If anybody would like some please let me know. I am happy to give some...
    I have just finished lifting my Dahlias and oh boy the corms have they been busy expanding. I already have a "hedge" of them and am now inundated. I have been growing these Dahlias for over 25 years and now have far too many. If anybody would...
    I have just finished lifting my Dahlias and oh boy the corms have they been busy expanding. I already have a "hedge" of them and am now inundated. I have been growing these Dahlias for over 25...
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  16. pamsdish
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    SEED SWAP 2016

    The list is now open here is a link,
    The list is now open here is a link,
    The list is now open here is a link,
    The list is now open here is a link,
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  17. HarryS
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    Know Your Weeds

    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using...
    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using vinegar as a weed killer.
    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using vinegar as a weed killer.
    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using...
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  18. JWK
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    Do you know your soil type?

    The house I'm in was built in the 1930s. I've never came across any builder's rubble while digging in the back garden so either it's buried very deeply or my grandparents did a lot to improve the...
    The house I'm in was built in the 1930s. I've never came across any builder's rubble while digging in the back garden so either it's buried very deeply or my grandparents did a lot to improve the ground. There's at least 2 feet in depth of good topsoil, because the guys who put my fence up...
    The house I'm in was built in the 1930s. I've never came across any builder's rubble while digging in the back garden so either it's buried very deeply or my grandparents did a lot to improve the ground. There's at least 2 feet in depth of good...
    The house I'm in was built in the 1930s. I've never came across any builder's rubble while digging in the back garden so either it's buried very deeply or my grandparents did a lot to improve the...
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  19. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  20. PeterS
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    Principles of seed sowing

    Don't you have toilets where you live? Weirdo's :heehee:
    Don't you have toilets where you live? Weirdo's :heehee:
    Don't you have toilets where you live? Weirdo's :heehee:
    Don't you have toilets where you live? Weirdo's :heehee:
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  22. silu

    Pruning evergreen Ceanothus

    Many thanks for the information both. I'll lop off the offending branches and will leave enough to still have a few leaves as per try and get round to prune them lightly after flowering in the...
    Many thanks for the information both. I'll lop off the offending branches and will leave enough to still have a few leaves as per try and get round to prune them lightly after flowering in the future as you suggest @noisette47 The 1 that is taking over the driveway had it's leader broken by a...
    Many thanks for the information both. I'll lop off the offending branches and will leave enough to still have a few leaves as per try and get round to prune them lightly after flowering in the future as you suggest @noisette47 The 1 that is...
    Many thanks for the information both. I'll lop off the offending branches and will leave enough to still have a few leaves as per try and get round to prune them lightly after flowering in the...
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  23. Selleri

    Container plants left on their own in garden for 3 months- survival tips?

    Install some auto watering system, or ask neighbour to look after
    Install some auto watering system, or ask neighbour to look after
    Install some auto watering system, or ask neighbour to look after
    Install some auto watering system, or ask neighbour to look after
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  24. ARMANDII
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    DISAPPOINTED.

    Are taylors in the same click too @noisette47 ? We have one near here and they supply are corn/pet store with spuds & onions sets. I sometimes use a nursery in woolley moor who supply and maintain...
    Are taylors in the same click too @noisette47 ? We have one near here and they supply are corn/pet store with spuds & onions sets. I sometimes use a nursery in woolley moor who supply and maintain all the containers and baskets for a huge area here but never asked who supply them...yet x
    Are taylors in the same click too @noisette47 ? We have one near here and they supply are corn/pet store with spuds & onions sets. I sometimes use a nursery in woolley moor who supply and maintain all the containers and baskets for a huge area...
    Are taylors in the same click too @noisette47 ? We have one near here and they supply are corn/pet store with spuds & onions sets. I sometimes use a nursery in woolley moor who supply and maintain...
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  25. Guesty
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    Garden Updates

    It's looking good Guesty! :dbgrtmb:
    It's looking good Guesty! :dbgrtmb:
    It's looking good Guesty! :dbgrtmb:
    It's looking good Guesty! :dbgrtmb:
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  26. Passport1

    What is this plant?

    Thanks for the reply and information :hapfeet::dbgrtmb:
    Thanks for the reply and information :hapfeet::dbgrtmb:
    Thanks for the reply and information :hapfeet::dbgrtmb:
    Thanks for the reply and information :hapfeet::dbgrtmb:
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  27. ARMANDII

    KELWAYS

    See!!!, I knew you were a "Lady of the Cloth":love30::heehee:
    See!!!, I knew you were a "Lady of the Cloth":love30::heehee:
    See!!!, I knew you were a "Lady of the Cloth":love30::heehee:
    See!!!, I knew you were a "Lady of the Cloth":love30::heehee:
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  28. trogre

    Ideas for plants in hanging pots

    Hi All. Had an idea of hiding part of fence with square wood trellis and to have hanging pots on it like below,Elho Corsica Easy hanger. They are 2.4 litre capacity but I did not think it through...
    Hi All. Had an idea of hiding part of fence with square wood trellis and to have hanging pots on it like below,Elho Corsica Easy hanger. They are 2.4 litre capacity but I did not think it through as to what to plant in them. I do have Erodium Bishops form to go into one put but after that I am...
    Hi All. Had an idea of hiding part of fence with square wood trellis and to have hanging pots on it like below,Elho Corsica Easy hanger. They are 2.4 litre capacity but I did not think it through as to what to plant in them. I do have Erodium...
    Hi All. Had an idea of hiding part of fence with square wood trellis and to have hanging pots on it like below,Elho Corsica Easy hanger. They are 2.4 litre capacity but I did not think it through...
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  29. Sheps

    Honeysuckle dropping its flowers

    I'm pretty sure it is, Sheps:snorky:
    I'm pretty sure it is, Sheps:snorky:
    I'm pretty sure it is, Sheps:snorky:
    I'm pretty sure it is, Sheps:snorky:
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  30. Jack Snakes

    Agapanthus

    See what you mean longk :thud: will pass on that one
    See what you mean longk :thud: will pass on that one
    See what you mean longk :thud: will pass on that one
    See what you mean longk :thud: will pass on that one
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  31. Redwing
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    My Mediterranean style garden

    Thank you. I took your advice and bought a Convolvulous cneorum that you recommended. There just happened to be one at my local GC that was pot bound and reduced to half price. It still had a...
    Thank you. I took your advice and bought a Convolvulous cneorum that you recommended. There just happened to be one at my local GC that was pot bound and reduced to half price. It still had a few flowers.
    Thank you. I took your advice and bought a Convolvulous cneorum that you recommended. There just happened to be one at my local GC that was pot bound and reduced to half price. It still had a few flowers.
    Thank you. I took your advice and bought a Convolvulous cneorum that you recommended. There just happened to be one at my local GC that was pot bound and reduced to half price. It still had a...
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  32. Redwing

    Climber for Northeast Wall

    Thanks everyone; I will look up all of these.
    Thanks everyone; I will look up all of these.
    Thanks everyone; I will look up all of these.
    Thanks everyone; I will look up all of these.
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  33. Fat Controller

    Azaleia/Rhody RIP?

    You could prune down half to say about say 6 to 9 inches @fat controller . The front foliage on the shrub looks less healthy so I'd prune that hard rather than the healthier rear foliage. If you...
    You could prune down half to say about say 6 to 9 inches @fat controller . The front foliage on the shrub looks less healthy so I'd prune that hard rather than the healthier rear foliage. If you do decide to prune I'd do it sooner rather than later as the new growth will need time to harden off...
    You could prune down half to say about say 6 to 9 inches @fat controller . The front foliage on the shrub looks less healthy so I'd prune that hard rather than the healthier rear foliage. If you do decide to prune I'd do it sooner rather than...
    You could prune down half to say about say 6 to 9 inches @fat controller . The front foliage on the shrub looks less healthy so I'd prune that hard rather than the healthier rear foliage. If you...
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  34. TheMadHedger

    Resurrecting severely slug damaged Petunias

    I've taken some now but the next hurdle is my computer deciding that it won't read the camera's memory card .......... yet the camera WILL read it. Ho hum.
    I've taken some now but the next hurdle is my computer deciding that it won't read the camera's memory card .......... yet the camera WILL read it. Ho hum.
    I've taken some now but the next hurdle is my computer deciding that it won't read the camera's memory card .......... yet the camera WILL read it. Ho hum.
    I've taken some now but the next hurdle is my computer deciding that it won't read the camera's memory card .......... yet the camera WILL read it. Ho hum.
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  35. toppington

    Small Rented Garden Inspiration!

    Most importantly. Have fun.
    Most importantly. Have fun.
    Most importantly. Have fun.
    Most importantly. Have fun.
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  36. silu
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    Completely dumbfounded

    in my case I discounted Wilt. It was more about where in the garden they were planted. Leaf scorch would be seen in late spring and summer and is very noticeable and identifiable. Ironically, it...
    in my case I discounted Wilt. It was more about where in the garden they were planted. Leaf scorch would be seen in late spring and summer and is very noticeable and identifiable. Ironically, it grew well for me around the pool where soil was damp however it was too vigorous for the spot. For...
    in my case I discounted Wilt. It was more about where in the garden they were planted. Leaf scorch would be seen in late spring and summer and is very noticeable and identifiable. Ironically, it grew well for me around the pool where soil was...
    in my case I discounted Wilt. It was more about where in the garden they were planted. Leaf scorch would be seen in late spring and summer and is very noticeable and identifiable. Ironically, it...
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  37. Fat Controller
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    Project garden - stage 2....

    the garden is looking amazing, @fat controller - well done!
    the garden is looking amazing, @fat controller - well done!
    the garden is looking amazing, @fat controller - well done!
    the garden is looking amazing, @fat controller - well done!
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  38. Fat Controller

    Compost mish-mash?

    The lavatera opened up today, it has tripled in size since chucking it in. Still waiting on the malva zebrinas..
    The lavatera opened up today, it has tripled in size since chucking it in. Still waiting on the malva zebrinas..
    The lavatera opened up today, it has tripled in size since chucking it in. Still waiting on the malva zebrinas..
    The lavatera opened up today, it has tripled in size since chucking it in. Still waiting on the malva zebrinas..
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  39. PeterS
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    Echiums

    Ive got 2 growing in the garden this year, sown last spring and kept in the GH overwinter the planted out in April. It's romping away now, I'll get a pic later
    Ive got 2 growing in the garden this year, sown last spring and kept in the GH overwinter the planted out in April. It's romping away now, I'll get a pic later
    Ive got 2 growing in the garden this year, sown last spring and kept in the GH overwinter the planted out in April. It's romping away now, I'll get a pic later
    Ive got 2 growing in the garden this year, sown last spring and kept in the GH overwinter the planted out in April. It's romping away now, I'll get a pic later
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  40. JWK

    Advice need for tile fixing outdoors

    The only reason I asked was that I know concrete has to "mature" for at least two months before it can be tiled. No experience of blocks though.I must say though, I do like the feature.
    The only reason I asked was that I know concrete has to "mature" for at least two months before it can be tiled. No experience of blocks though.I must say though, I do like the feature.
    The only reason I asked was that I know concrete has to "mature" for at least two months before it can be tiled. No experience of blocks though.I must say though, I do like the feature.
    The only reason I asked was that I know concrete has to "mature" for at least two months before it can be tiled. No experience of blocks though.I must say though, I do like the feature.
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  41. BrandNewGardener

    What am I doing wrong? Dahlia advice needed please!

    The ones I bought today from Home Bargains are nice healthy plants, I will get a few more tomorrow if there's any left.
    The ones I bought today from Home Bargains are nice healthy plants, I will get a few more tomorrow if there's any left.
    The ones I bought today from Home Bargains are nice healthy plants, I will get a few more tomorrow if there's any left.
    The ones I bought today from Home Bargains are nice healthy plants, I will get a few more tomorrow if there's any left.
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