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  2. wiseowl
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    Whats Looking good May 2024

    Fair enough. This is what I grow as Johnsons blue, but perhaps it isn't.
    Fair enough. This is what I grow as Johnsons blue, but perhaps it isn't.
    Fair enough. This is what I grow as Johnsons blue, but perhaps it isn't.
    Fair enough. This is what I grow as Johnsons blue, but perhaps it isn't.
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  3. JWK
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    What are we doing in the garden 2024

    Potted on some perennials acquired as teeny tiny plugs (GW offer) that have grown surprisingly well, growing strongly and now in 9cm pots, hopefully some can go out maybe later in the summer,...
    Potted on some perennials acquired as teeny tiny plugs (GW offer) that have grown surprisingly well, growing strongly and now in 9cm pots, hopefully some can go out maybe later in the summer, though I may keep the delphiniums in pots till next spring..... Still debating whether to plant out the...
    Potted on some perennials acquired as teeny tiny plugs (GW offer) that have grown surprisingly well, growing strongly and now in 9cm pots, hopefully some can go out maybe later in the summer, though I may keep the delphiniums in pots till next...
    Potted on some perennials acquired as teeny tiny plugs (GW offer) that have grown surprisingly well, growing strongly and now in 9cm pots, hopefully some can go out maybe later in the summer,...
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  4. JWK
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    Show us your purchases 2024

    20% off outdoor plants in B&Q at the moment. I bought this pretty Iberis and a Polemonium Golden Feathers.
    20% off outdoor plants in B&Q at the moment. I bought this pretty Iberis and a Polemonium Golden Feathers.
    20% off outdoor plants in B&Q at the moment. I bought this pretty Iberis and a Polemonium Golden Feathers.
    20% off outdoor plants in B&Q at the moment. I bought this pretty Iberis and a Polemonium Golden Feathers.
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  5. Redwing
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    Good Online Nurseries and Plant Sellers

    Yes I've had them replace a really tiny Hosta bare root they sent out last year, as it happens the original one did survive so ended up with two. Zero complaints from me...just sad not to be able...
    Yes I've had them replace a really tiny Hosta bare root they sent out last year, as it happens the original one did survive so ended up with two. Zero complaints from me...just sad not to be able to buy anything this year as don't want to add even more plants to our move :)
    Yes I've had them replace a really tiny Hosta bare root they sent out last year, as it happens the original one did survive so ended up with two. Zero complaints from me...just sad not to be able to buy anything this year as don't want to add...
    Yes I've had them replace a really tiny Hosta bare root they sent out last year, as it happens the original one did survive so ended up with two. Zero complaints from me...just sad not to be able...
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  6. ARMANDII
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    SWEETPEAS

    I've never soaked them - not necessary here, as the soil mix, or even just compost, stays wet enough for germination.
    I've never soaked them - not necessary here, as the soil mix, or even just compost, stays wet enough for germination.
    I've never soaked them - not necessary here, as the soil mix, or even just compost, stays wet enough for germination.
    I've never soaked them - not necessary here, as the soil mix, or even just compost, stays wet enough for germination.
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  7. ARMANDII
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    IRIS CHOICE - NEED A HAND FROM THE GANG

    You need them all! I need them all! They're magnificent aren't they?
    You need them all! I need them all! They're magnificent aren't they?
    You need them all! I need them all! They're magnificent aren't they?
    You need them all! I need them all! They're magnificent aren't they?
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  8. ChrisM6
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    Mediterranean / Dry gardening

    Thank you, it would be gratefully accepted.I posted an article, last month I think, where 'they' are investigating piping to Algarve from up north. Also, they are building a desalinating plant...
    Thank you, it would be gratefully accepted.I posted an article, last month I think, where 'they' are investigating piping to Algarve from up north. Also, they are building a desalinating plant in Albufeira for drinking water .... and also cutting off golf courses, municipal gardens, upping...
    Thank you, it would be gratefully accepted.I posted an article, last month I think, where 'they' are investigating piping to Algarve from up north. Also, they are building a desalinating plant in Albufeira for drinking water .... and also...
    Thank you, it would be gratefully accepted.I posted an article, last month I think, where 'they' are investigating piping to Algarve from up north. Also, they are building a desalinating plant...
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  9. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS

    stormy pink - from Great DixterJenny namaste
    stormy pink - from Great DixterJenny namaste
    stormy pink - from Great DixterJenny namaste
    stormy pink - from Great DixterJenny namaste
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  10. HarryS
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    Dahlia Tuber Planting ?

    Hi all,Some of our tubers are sprouting well in the greenhouse so will be talking a few cuttings.A very long time ( many years) since we last took some, interested to know if rooting them in...
    Hi all,Some of our tubers are sprouting well in the greenhouse so will be talking a few cuttings.A very long time ( many years) since we last took some, interested to know if rooting them in a compost with some perlite or in water is the more reliable way ? We have heat.
    Hi all,Some of our tubers are sprouting well in the greenhouse so will be talking a few cuttings.A very long time ( many years) since we last took some, interested to know if rooting them in a compost with some perlite or in water is the...
    Hi all,Some of our tubers are sprouting well in the greenhouse so will be talking a few cuttings.A very long time ( many years) since we last took some, interested to know if rooting them in...
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  11. shiney
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    Cat Deterrents

    Please Read This Thread First:-Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2022
    Please Read This Thread First:-Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2022
    Please Read This Thread First:-Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2022
    Please Read This Thread First:-Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2022
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  12. Kevin Cowans
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    Struggling Honeysuckle 'American Beauty'

    Hello @Kevin Cowans no worries my friendBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) Honeysuckle in the UK
    Hello @Kevin Cowans no worries my friendBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) Honeysuckle in the UK
    Hello @Kevin Cowans no worries my friendBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) Honeysuckle in the UK
    Hello @Kevin Cowans no worries my friendBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) Honeysuckle in the UK
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  13. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS

    I've had difficulty sourcing decent sized bush fuchsias but fortunately my cuttings are coming on space and should be a good size by the autumn
    I've had difficulty sourcing decent sized bush fuchsias but fortunately my cuttings are coming on space and should be a good size by the autumn
    I've had difficulty sourcing decent sized bush fuchsias but fortunately my cuttings are coming on space and should be a good size by the autumn
    I've had difficulty sourcing decent sized bush fuchsias but fortunately my cuttings are coming on space and should be a good size by the autumn
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  14. JWK
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    Anyone Buying New Seed ?

    Thank you, will do :) have a good day.
    Thank you, will do :) have a good day.
    Thank you, will do :) have a good day.
    Thank you, will do :) have a good day.
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  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. shiney
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    Cutting Lawn Edges

    Of course, if Bulldog did make them, the quality would be better, and they might even give away a bag of Uncle Joes as a promotional offer! :snork:
    Of course, if Bulldog did make them, the quality would be better, and they might even give away a bag of Uncle Joes as a promotional offer! :snork:
    Of course, if Bulldog did make them, the quality would be better, and they might even give away a bag of Uncle Joes as a promotional offer! :snork:
    Of course, if Bulldog did make them, the quality would be better, and they might even give away a bag of Uncle Joes as a promotional offer! :snork:
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  20. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  22. Mattyp

    Thoughts on Rhododendron leafy growth

    Thank you both. I think I have a tendency to think that pruning is an annual must rather than a choice, a bit like my haircuts but not necessarily and obviously plant specific. I'll probably allow...
    Thank you both. I think I have a tendency to think that pruning is an annual must rather than a choice, a bit like my haircuts but not necessarily and obviously plant specific. I'll probably allow it to do it's thing and I do like them and seem to grow well here. Thanks again
    Thank you both. I think I have a tendency to think that pruning is an annual must rather than a choice, a bit like my haircuts but not necessarily and obviously plant specific. I'll probably allow it to do it's thing and I do like them and seem...
    Thank you both. I think I have a tendency to think that pruning is an annual must rather than a choice, a bit like my haircuts but not necessarily and obviously plant specific. I'll probably allow...
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  23. Mattyp

    Plants bought in 9cm pots-pot on or plant out?

    Hi all,Thanks for the comments, looks like I'm adopting this lot for a bit then, hmm I was hoping to plant them out and put my feet up :snooze:.I did think the croc was the safer/more reliable buy to...
    Hi all,Thanks for the comments, looks like I'm adopting this lot for a bit then, hmm I was hoping to plant them out and put my feet up :snooze:.I did think the croc was the safer/more reliable buy to be honest from what I've read about agapanthus, especially those planted in borders can be tricky....
    Hi all,Thanks for the comments, looks like I'm adopting this lot for a bit then, hmm I was hoping to plant them out and put my feet up :snooze:.I did think the croc was the safer/more reliable buy to be honest from what I've read about agapanthus,...
    Hi all,Thanks for the comments, looks like I'm adopting this lot for a bit then, hmm I was hoping to plant them out and put my feet up :snooze:.I did think the croc was the safer/more reliable buy to...
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  24. Pink678

    How long do mahonia shrubs last - is mine dead?

    Many thanks all! Good to know it is definitely time for it to go. I went and checked near the ground and it did confirm it doesn't have any green there. It is funny it went like this, as I did...
    Many thanks all! Good to know it is definitely time for it to go. I went and checked near the ground and it did confirm it doesn't have any green there. It is funny it went like this, as I did kind of expect it would just keep going, though pete mentioned it probably depends on the variety. Ah...
    Many thanks all! Good to know it is definitely time for it to go. I went and checked near the ground and it did confirm it doesn't have any green there. It is funny it went like this, as I did kind of expect it would just keep going, though pete...
    Many thanks all! Good to know it is definitely time for it to go. I went and checked near the ground and it did confirm it doesn't have any green there. It is funny it went like this, as I did...
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  25. Andrew Kennedy

    RUNNER BEANS - Slugs??

    The scores on the doors: Snails 3 v Runner Beans 0. All I'm left with is stalks. I have more to plant if I can be bothered.
    The scores on the doors: Snails 3 v Runner Beans 0. All I'm left with is stalks. I have more to plant if I can be bothered.
    The scores on the doors: Snails 3 v Runner Beans 0. All I'm left with is stalks. I have more to plant if I can be bothered.
    The scores on the doors: Snails 3 v Runner Beans 0. All I'm left with is stalks. I have more to plant if I can be bothered.
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  26. eddybaby

    Feeding the birds, rats & neighbours!

    Just proves that if you provide, wildlife (including rats) will make use of it.
    Just proves that if you provide, wildlife (including rats) will make use of it.
    Just proves that if you provide, wildlife (including rats) will make use of it.
    Just proves that if you provide, wildlife (including rats) will make use of it.
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  27. BB3

    Had anyone been bitten yet?

    I use the old fashioned remedies when I can DiggersJo. For bee and wasp stings I've used a bicarbonate of soda poultice in the past.
    I use the old fashioned remedies when I can DiggersJo. For bee and wasp stings I've used a bicarbonate of soda poultice in the past.
    I use the old fashioned remedies when I can DiggersJo. For bee and wasp stings I've used a bicarbonate of soda poultice in the past.
    I use the old fashioned remedies when I can DiggersJo. For bee and wasp stings I've used a bicarbonate of soda poultice in the past.
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  28. BB3

    What's more annoying?

    We went out and culled one night a few weeks back, so our damage is not quite as bad. Still we have lost the top off a couple of plants, one of which was over 1m in height. I'm just hoping for...
    We went out and culled one night a few weeks back, so our damage is not quite as bad. Still we have lost the top off a couple of plants, one of which was over 1m in height. I'm just hoping for some dry weather and recovery we got last year on almost every plant!
    We went out and culled one night a few weeks back, so our damage is not quite as bad. Still we have lost the top off a couple of plants, one of which was over 1m in height. I'm just hoping for some dry weather and recovery we got last year on...
    We went out and culled one night a few weeks back, so our damage is not quite as bad. Still we have lost the top off a couple of plants, one of which was over 1m in height. I'm just hoping for...
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  29. Javidr

    Another tree dying in my garden

    We have "lost " a Ceanothus this year too. We think ours simply drowned though, it could be honey fungus as we have that in the area. The RHS advised me that HF can kill a plant one branch at a...
    We have "lost " a Ceanothus this year too. We think ours simply drowned though, it could be honey fungus as we have that in the area. The RHS advised me that HF can kill a plant one branch at a time so it can be hard to spot what's happening. Dig around the base of the tree / shrub look...
    We have "lost " a Ceanothus this year too. We think ours simply drowned though, it could be honey fungus as we have that in the area. The RHS advised me that HF can kill a plant one branch at a time so it can be hard to spot what's happening. ...
    We have "lost " a Ceanothus this year too. We think ours simply drowned though, it could be honey fungus as we have that in the area. The RHS advised me that HF can kill a plant one branch at a...
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  30. Banana Man

    Guess where I went today :D

    Hi Babe from the land of warmth, oranges and sunshine. J and I are trying to grow old gracefully in our jungle ... well, less as we've had a lot cut down recently My best jungle feature is my...
    Hi Babe from the land of warmth, oranges and sunshine. J and I are trying to grow old gracefully in our jungle ... well, less as we've had a lot cut down recently My best jungle feature is my weeping Callistemons ...Your pup is adorable. We still have cats ... or they have us, Chere Khan...
    Hi Babe from the land of warmth, oranges and sunshine. J and I are trying to grow old gracefully in our jungle ... well, less as we've had a lot cut down recently My best jungle feature is my weeping Callistemons ...Your pup is adorable. ...
    Hi Babe from the land of warmth, oranges and sunshine. J and I are trying to grow old gracefully in our jungle ... well, less as we've had a lot cut down recently My best jungle feature is my...
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  31. micearguers
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    Fond of Fronds

    I have a similar sized Dryopteris @Banana Man, it’s outdoing my tree fern at the moment for impact!
    I have a similar sized Dryopteris @Banana Man, it’s outdoing my tree fern at the moment for impact!
    I have a similar sized Dryopteris @Banana Man, it’s outdoing my tree fern at the moment for impact!
    I have a similar sized Dryopteris @Banana Man, it’s outdoing my tree fern at the moment for impact!
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  32. BB3

    Sacrificial plants

    I’m convinced that they just send out a siren call and then wet the appetite of whichever pest it is before it moves on to the main course aka your prized plants. And how do you know how much to...
    I’m convinced that they just send out a siren call and then wet the appetite of whichever pest it is before it moves on to the main course aka your prized plants. And how do you know how much to plant to ensure all your invited pests are catered for?
    I’m convinced that they just send out a siren call and then wet the appetite of whichever pest it is before it moves on to the main course aka your prized plants. And how do you know how much to plant to ensure all your invited pests are catered for?
    I’m convinced that they just send out a siren call and then wet the appetite of whichever pest it is before it moves on to the main course aka your prized plants. And how do you know how much to...
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  33. Nickoslesteros

    Rain and wind destroyed my buddlea?

    That's some superb advice. I'll know for next time in future. Whoops! Guess I will do as @Angie Jones (nut) said and cut back some of the floppy growth a little - which was going to be my next...
    That's some superb advice. I'll know for next time in future. Whoops! Guess I will do as @Angie Jones (nut) said and cut back some of the floppy growth a little - which was going to be my next question! Superb advice and help! Thank you
    That's some superb advice. I'll know for next time in future. Whoops! Guess I will do as @Angie Jones (nut) said and cut back some of the floppy growth a little - which was going to be my next question! Superb advice and help! Thank you
    That's some superb advice. I'll know for next time in future. Whoops! Guess I will do as @Angie Jones (nut) said and cut back some of the floppy growth a little - which was going to be my next...
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  34. Grays

    Ideas or suggestions what to plant in this shady area.

    Try your hardy geraniums they seem to move very easy and ours seem fine in a very shady area under an apple tree.
    Try your hardy geraniums they seem to move very easy and ours seem fine in a very shady area under an apple tree.
    Try your hardy geraniums they seem to move very easy and ours seem fine in a very shady area under an apple tree.
    Try your hardy geraniums they seem to move very easy and ours seem fine in a very shady area under an apple tree.
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  35. Greenfield81

    Geum + verbena drooping

    If you have an alternative location away from the fence in full sun they will be more upright, for the reasons that @Pete8 has outlined above. Even in full sun I've found that some Geums can flop....
    If you have an alternative location away from the fence in full sun they will be more upright, for the reasons that @Pete8 has outlined above. Even in full sun I've found that some Geums can flop. Cutting off the flowering stems that do sprawl at the base and leaving the upright ones helps to...
    If you have an alternative location away from the fence in full sun they will be more upright, for the reasons that @Pete8 has outlined above. Even in full sun I've found that some Geums can flop. Cutting off the flowering stems that do sprawl at...
    If you have an alternative location away from the fence in full sun they will be more upright, for the reasons that @Pete8 has outlined above. Even in full sun I've found that some Geums can flop....
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  36. ViewAhead

    "Distressed" garden ornaments

    Update! :)My orbs have arrived. Impressive speed. :blue thumb: Not absolutely convinced they brighten the area as much as my lampshade-mirror concoction, but I quite like them. Strangely, I would really...
    Update! :)My orbs have arrived. Impressive speed. :blue thumb: Not absolutely convinced they brighten the area as much as my lampshade-mirror concoction, but I quite like them. Strangely, I would really baulk at paying £25 for a plant and yet for some shaped metal strips, it doesn't seem a problem. On...
    Update! :)My orbs have arrived. Impressive speed. :blue thumb: Not absolutely convinced they brighten the area as much as my lampshade-mirror concoction, but I quite like them. Strangely, I would really baulk at paying £25 for a plant and yet for some...
    Update! :)My orbs have arrived. Impressive speed. :blue thumb: Not absolutely convinced they brighten the area as much as my lampshade-mirror concoction, but I quite like them. Strangely, I would really...
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  37. eddybaby

    My Jack Frost not happy! What happened?

    @eddybaby - why are you rating the quality of your soil as poor?I have brunneras thriving in really quite deep shade in unimproved heavy clay. I also have them growing in quite dry dappled shade...
    @eddybaby - why are you rating the quality of your soil as poor?I have brunneras thriving in really quite deep shade in unimproved heavy clay. I also have them growing in quite dry dappled shade where the soil is much thinner - they are a bit less happy there because the soil often dries out...
    @eddybaby - why are you rating the quality of your soil as poor?I have brunneras thriving in really quite deep shade in unimproved heavy clay. I also have them growing in quite dry dappled shade where the soil is much thinner - they are a bit...
    @eddybaby - why are you rating the quality of your soil as poor?I have brunneras thriving in really quite deep shade in unimproved heavy clay. I also have them growing in quite dry dappled shade...
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  38. NurseJayne

    Garden drainage

    You'd need tons and tons of grit for it to be of any use. Organic matter is always better, but if it's to improve 'just grass' that isn't feasible. If you want a half decent spot for your son to...
    You'd need tons and tons of grit for it to be of any use. Organic matter is always better, but if it's to improve 'just grass' that isn't feasible. If you want a half decent spot for your son to play etc, it often isn't worth doing too much to the grass, but if it's for planting, it's always...
    You'd need tons and tons of grit for it to be of any use. Organic matter is always better, but if it's to improve 'just grass' that isn't feasible. If you want a half decent spot for your son to play etc, it often isn't worth doing too much to...
    You'd need tons and tons of grit for it to be of any use. Organic matter is always better, but if it's to improve 'just grass' that isn't feasible. If you want a half decent spot for your son to...
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  39. balthazar

    How to cut very tough creeper on ground + brushcutter advice

    I have woodland with lots of ivy and thick bramble stems that I am trying to control. I have found that using a hedge trimmer to clear the tall wavy stems, and then a brush cutter low down works....
    I have woodland with lots of ivy and thick bramble stems that I am trying to control. I have found that using a hedge trimmer to clear the tall wavy stems, and then a brush cutter low down works. A brush cutter normally has the metal blade - it's necessary for these robust and wiry stems. It's...
    I have woodland with lots of ivy and thick bramble stems that I am trying to control. I have found that using a hedge trimmer to clear the tall wavy stems, and then a brush cutter low down works. A brush cutter normally has the metal blade - it's...
    I have woodland with lots of ivy and thick bramble stems that I am trying to control. I have found that using a hedge trimmer to clear the tall wavy stems, and then a brush cutter low down works....
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  40. Plantminded

    Planning and Planting a Border - What Do You Do?

    Your garden is miles ahead of what I have seen and meant to express @Plantminded I remember when we went to Tyntesfield, a must have seen I was told. What an awful house, that Gothic style left...
    Your garden is miles ahead of what I have seen and meant to express @Plantminded I remember when we went to Tyntesfield, a must have seen I was told. What an awful house, that Gothic style left nightmares in me. The garden was strange too. They had 3 rows of bed-lawn-bed like below. There were I...
    Your garden is miles ahead of what I have seen and meant to express @Plantminded I remember when we went to Tyntesfield, a must have seen I was told. What an awful house, that Gothic style left nightmares in me. The garden was strange too. They...
    Your garden is miles ahead of what I have seen and meant to express @Plantminded I remember when we went to Tyntesfield, a must have seen I was told. What an awful house, that Gothic style left...
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  41. gks
    Agree x 3

    Should supermarkets be banned from selling plants

    I adopted some houseplants that had been left by the previous owner when we bought the house in 1988, and they looked as if they'd been pretty much neglected. The Sanseveria didn't mind of course...
    I adopted some houseplants that had been left by the previous owner when we bought the house in 1988, and they looked as if they'd been pretty much neglected. The Sanseveria didn't mind of course and is still going strong. I am just about decided to chuck out the Schefflera because after being...
    I adopted some houseplants that had been left by the previous owner when we bought the house in 1988, and they looked as if they'd been pretty much neglected. The Sanseveria didn't mind of course and is still going strong. I am just about decided...
    I adopted some houseplants that had been left by the previous owner when we bought the house in 1988, and they looked as if they'd been pretty much neglected. The Sanseveria didn't mind of course...
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