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  2. NigelJ
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    What's Looking Good in January 2020

    Iris unguicularis 'Walter Butt', Galanthus elwesii, Bergenia, Anemone de Caen
    Iris unguicularis 'Walter Butt', Galanthus elwesii, Bergenia, Anemone de Caen
    Iris unguicularis 'Walter Butt', Galanthus elwesii, Bergenia, Anemone de Caen
    Iris unguicularis 'Walter Butt', Galanthus elwesii, Bergenia, Anemone de Caen
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  3. NigelJ
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

    Acht. I had a lovely but cold day pottering in the garden today. Planning a few jobs for tomorrow. Then the snow started. Best laid plans and all that
    Acht. I had a lovely but cold day pottering in the garden today. Planning a few jobs for tomorrow. Then the snow started. Best laid plans and all that
    Acht. I had a lovely but cold day pottering in the garden today. Planning a few jobs for tomorrow. Then the snow started. Best laid plans and all that
    Acht. I had a lovely but cold day pottering in the garden today. Planning a few jobs for tomorrow. Then the snow started. Best laid plans and all that
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  4. ARMANDII
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    SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES 2020

    New shed already image a little fuzzy its torrential rain had to take it quickly;):heehee:
    New shed already image a little fuzzy its torrential rain had to take it quickly;):heehee:
    New shed already image a little fuzzy its torrential rain had to take it quickly;):heehee:
    New shed already image a little fuzzy its torrential rain had to take it quickly;):heehee:
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  5. andrews
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    Anyone Buying Seed For 2020 ?

    Thank you. I bought some from the garden centre yesterday in the end. Popped in there to get my seed potatoes, and to find my daughter (3) some gardening gloves that actually fit her! lolI think...
    Thank you. I bought some from the garden centre yesterday in the end. Popped in there to get my seed potatoes, and to find my daughter (3) some gardening gloves that actually fit her! lolI think it is British Basil that I selected in the end also Selleri! :D Quite happy to have it growing like...
    Thank you. I bought some from the garden centre yesterday in the end. Popped in there to get my seed potatoes, and to find my daughter (3) some gardening gloves that actually fit her! lolI think it is British Basil that I selected in the end...
    Thank you. I bought some from the garden centre yesterday in the end. Popped in there to get my seed potatoes, and to find my daughter (3) some gardening gloves that actually fit her! lolI think...
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  6. ARMANDII
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    SOWING SEEDS - 2020

    Chilli seed sown today now on a heated pad.
    Chilli seed sown today now on a heated pad.
    Chilli seed sown today now on a heated pad.
    Chilli seed sown today now on a heated pad.
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  7. ARMANDII
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    GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2020

    Hello Everyone. I would like a garden with rooms. I want to grow lots of veg but if anyone visits all they can see are different heights of flowers. A windy path maybe. Some trellis. Pergola....
    Hello Everyone. I would like a garden with rooms. I want to grow lots of veg but if anyone visits all they can see are different heights of flowers. A windy path maybe. Some trellis. Pergola. Raised beds hiding behind taller plants. Seating area would be nice. It all looks very nice in my head...
    Hello Everyone. I would like a garden with rooms. I want to grow lots of veg but if anyone visits all they can see are different heights of flowers. A windy path maybe. Some trellis. Pergola. Raised beds hiding behind taller plants. Seating area...
    Hello Everyone. I would like a garden with rooms. I want to grow lots of veg but if anyone visits all they can see are different heights of flowers. A windy path maybe. Some trellis. Pergola....
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  8. ARMANDII
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    THE IRIS FAMILY 2020

    I'm hoping that my collection of Bearde Iris will flower even better this year than the last by keeping up a campaign of weekly feeding from the Spring.:hapydancsmil:
    I'm hoping that my collection of Bearde Iris will flower even better this year than the last by keeping up a campaign of weekly feeding from the Spring.:hapydancsmil:
    I'm hoping that my collection of Bearde Iris will flower even better this year than the last by keeping up a campaign of weekly feeding from the Spring.:hapydancsmil:
    I'm hoping that my collection of Bearde Iris will flower even better this year than the last by keeping up a campaign of weekly feeding from the Spring.:hapydancsmil:
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  9. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS 2020

    Salvia guaranitica
    Salvia guaranitica
    Salvia guaranitica
    Salvia guaranitica
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  10. ARMANDII
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2020

    New thread here.
    New thread here.
    New thread here.
    New thread here.
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  11. ARMANDII
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    DAY LILY - 2020

    New thread here.
    New thread here.
    New thread here.
    New thread here.
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  12. ARMANDII
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    SWEETPEAS 2020

    New thread here.
    New thread here.
    New thread here.
    New thread here.
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  13. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS 2020

    New Thread here.
    New Thread here.
    New Thread here.
    New Thread here.
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  14. NigelJ
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    Super Salvias 2020

    Sad news for Salvia fans. Robin (Nibor) of Robin's Salvias passed away on Jan 2nd.
    Sad news for Salvia fans. Robin (Nibor) of Robin's Salvias passed away on Jan 2nd.
    Sad news for Salvia fans. Robin (Nibor) of Robin's Salvias passed away on Jan 2nd.
    Sad news for Salvia fans. Robin (Nibor) of Robin's Salvias passed away on Jan 2nd.
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  15. Redwing
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    Good Online Nurseries and Plant Sellers

    My Gardening Express order hasn't moved from two weeks ago. Luckily I'm in no hurry for the plants.I've ordered lots of plants from Ebay sellers and I've never been let down with quality or...
    My Gardening Express order hasn't moved from two weeks ago. Luckily I'm in no hurry for the plants.I've ordered lots of plants from Ebay sellers and I've never been let down with quality or speed of delivery. My Elephant Ears Black Magic turned up in two days and is looking great.
    My Gardening Express order hasn't moved from two weeks ago. Luckily I'm in no hurry for the plants.I've ordered lots of plants from Ebay sellers and I've never been let down with quality or speed of delivery. My Elephant Ears Black Magic...
    My Gardening Express order hasn't moved from two weeks ago. Luckily I'm in no hurry for the plants.I've ordered lots of plants from Ebay sellers and I've never been let down with quality or...
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
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    Cool
    Cool
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  22. RoyP

    Weeds!!!

    Another option, if you've got good eyesight and lots of patience, would be a long-handled hoe. They look like hairy bittercress seedlings, an annual weed, so hoeing carefully round the bulbs and...
    Another option, if you've got good eyesight and lots of patience, would be a long-handled hoe. They look like hairy bittercress seedlings, an annual weed, so hoeing carefully round the bulbs and perennial plants would soon dispose of them, at least as far as you can reach from the gravelled...
    Another option, if you've got good eyesight and lots of patience, would be a long-handled hoe. They look like hairy bittercress seedlings, an annual weed, so hoeing carefully round the bulbs and perennial plants would soon dispose of them, at...
    Another option, if you've got good eyesight and lots of patience, would be a long-handled hoe. They look like hairy bittercress seedlings, an annual weed, so hoeing carefully round the bulbs and...
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  23. Eden1

    Gardening TV Shows

    Yep dont get me wrong I have come around a bit to Monty, must admit I didn't like him at first, but he is the newer kind of gardener who struggles if the reds are clashing with the purples;):yikes:.But...
    Yep dont get me wrong I have come around a bit to Monty, must admit I didn't like him at first, but he is the newer kind of gardener who struggles if the reds are clashing with the purples;):yikes:.But I'd actually like a programme that deals with plants, the way they fit in and most of all a bit of...
    Yep dont get me wrong I have come around a bit to Monty, must admit I didn't like him at first, but he is the newer kind of gardener who struggles if the reds are clashing with the purples;):yikes:.But I'd actually like a programme that deals with...
    Yep dont get me wrong I have come around a bit to Monty, must admit I didn't like him at first, but he is the newer kind of gardener who struggles if the reds are clashing with the purples;):yikes:.But...
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  24. Kevin Cowans

    My Garden Progress

    Hello @PerkiThanks for the reply.I am wanting to remove eight individual 12" x 12" slabs that make up a path in the lawn, there is a 12" gap between each slab and they are just laid on soil,...
    Hello @PerkiThanks for the reply.I am wanting to remove eight individual 12" x 12" slabs that make up a path in the lawn, there is a 12" gap between each slab and they are just laid on soil, no hardcore.I will try to do one to start with, once the weather improves from the rain we have...
    Hello @PerkiThanks for the reply.I am wanting to remove eight individual 12" x 12" slabs that make up a path in the lawn, there is a 12" gap between each slab and they are just laid on soil, no hardcore.I will try to do one to start with,...
    Hello @PerkiThanks for the reply.I am wanting to remove eight individual 12" x 12" slabs that make up a path in the lawn, there is a 12" gap between each slab and they are just laid on soil,...
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  25. Pushkin

    Difference between Non-Stop and Double Begonias?

    I'm not sure, I think they all have female flowers, but the profusion of flowers in a bedding display means you dont actually notice unless you look very closelyAs I say, I think "nonstop"is...
    I'm not sure, I think they all have female flowers, but the profusion of flowers in a bedding display means you dont actually notice unless you look very closelyAs I say, I think "nonstop"is just a breeders name for that strain.Found this but you have probably already found it, the word...
    I'm not sure, I think they all have female flowers, but the profusion of flowers in a bedding display means you dont actually notice unless you look very closelyAs I say, I think "nonstop"is just a breeders name for that strain.Found this but...
    I'm not sure, I think they all have female flowers, but the profusion of flowers in a bedding display means you dont actually notice unless you look very closelyAs I say, I think "nonstop"is...
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  26. clanless

    Are Homebase bonkers?

    Unless you're getting a bit like some of us :old:
    Unless you're getting a bit like some of us :old:
    Unless you're getting a bit like some of us :old:
    Unless you're getting a bit like some of us :old:
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  27. nightofjoy

    Scatter seeds for shaded area

    I have to endorse the other comments about cats knowing what's good for them - or not. We have a large garden with thousands of plants, of which most are listed as possibly toxic. The garden...
    I have to endorse the other comments about cats knowing what's good for them - or not. We have a large garden with thousands of plants, of which most are listed as possibly toxic. The garden always has cats visiting with no deleterious effect. We also don't seem to come across any cat poo :scratch:...
    I have to endorse the other comments about cats knowing what's good for them - or not. We have a large garden with thousands of plants, of which most are listed as possibly toxic. The garden always has cats visiting with no deleterious effect....
    I have to endorse the other comments about cats knowing what's good for them - or not. We have a large garden with thousands of plants, of which most are listed as possibly toxic. The garden...
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  28. kriss

    When to cut back?

    I cut all ours back in November :yikes:....probably not right but they've never complained and always return!!:bigthumb:
    I cut all ours back in November :yikes:....probably not right but they've never complained and always return!!:bigthumb:
    I cut all ours back in November :yikes:....probably not right but they've never complained and always return!!:bigthumb:
    I cut all ours back in November :yikes:....probably not right but they've never complained and always return!!:bigthumb:
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  29. Spruce

    pieris forest flame (but which one)

    thank you
    thank you
    thank you
    thank you
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  30. wiseowl

    Penstemons

    I'd leave them until Spring. It protects any delicate growth and still looks good through the winter.Some of ours still have flowers on them :scratch: but we shall cut the top growth off as they're...
    I'd leave them until Spring. It protects any delicate growth and still looks good through the winter.Some of ours still have flowers on them :scratch: but we shall cut the top growth off as they're beginning to flop all over the place. We'll cut them back late March to early April - if we get around...
    I'd leave them until Spring. It protects any delicate growth and still looks good through the winter.Some of ours still have flowers on them :scratch: but we shall cut the top growth off as they're beginning to flop all over the place. We'll cut them...
    I'd leave them until Spring. It protects any delicate growth and still looks good through the winter.Some of ours still have flowers on them :scratch: but we shall cut the top growth off as they're...
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  31. Fat Controller
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    Just thought I'd mention that the year is 2020... :whistle::heehee:What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020Nick
    Just thought I'd mention that the year is 2020... :whistle::heehee:What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020Nick
    Just thought I'd mention that the year is 2020... :whistle::heehee:What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020Nick
    Just thought I'd mention that the year is 2020... :whistle::heehee:What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020Nick
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  32. shiney
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    Show Us Your Recent Purchases 2019

    My 3 kg of Winston seed potatoes arrived from Suttons yesterday, very well packed and I shall use them again.
    My 3 kg of Winston seed potatoes arrived from Suttons yesterday, very well packed and I shall use them again.
    My 3 kg of Winston seed potatoes arrived from Suttons yesterday, very well packed and I shall use them again.
    My 3 kg of Winston seed potatoes arrived from Suttons yesterday, very well packed and I shall use them again.
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  33. TheMadHedger

    Cyclamen - why are the pink flowers turning white?

    Thanks, very nice photos, yours look a lot better than mine. :)
    Thanks, very nice photos, yours look a lot better than mine. :)
    Thanks, very nice photos, yours look a lot better than mine. :)
    Thanks, very nice photos, yours look a lot better than mine. :)
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  34. Sian in Belgium

    Replacement for blighted box hedge

    Yew is my current favourite! But if rosemary is in the list then probably lavender should be too. Lonicera ntida and even privet...
    Yew is my current favourite! But if rosemary is in the list then probably lavender should be too. Lonicera ntida and even privet...
    Yew is my current favourite! But if rosemary is in the list then probably lavender should be too. Lonicera ntida and even privet...
    Yew is my current favourite! But if rosemary is in the list then probably lavender should be too. Lonicera ntida and even privet...
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  35. Sheal

    Rhododendron.....

    I'm looking for an orange Rhododendron or Azalea, can you recommend a variety please?
    I'm looking for an orange Rhododendron or Azalea, can you recommend a variety please?
    I'm looking for an orange Rhododendron or Azalea, can you recommend a variety please?
    I'm looking for an orange Rhododendron or Azalea, can you recommend a variety please?
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  36. SimonZ

    Perovskia "Blue Spire."

    Perhaps this article will help. Seems our friend Verdun's advice to prune in early May was spot on for your region, Simon. I planted three in my back garden in Summer but am a tad concerned about...
    Perhaps this article will help. Seems our friend Verdun's advice to prune in early May was spot on for your region, Simon. I planted three in my back garden in Summer but am a tad concerned about them not performing well after reading this because my site doesn't get year-round sunshine! I'm not...
    Perhaps this article will help. Seems our friend Verdun's advice to prune in early May was spot on for your region, Simon. I planted three in my back garden in Summer but am a tad concerned about them not performing well after reading this...
    Perhaps this article will help. Seems our friend Verdun's advice to prune in early May was spot on for your region, Simon. I planted three in my back garden in Summer but am a tad concerned about...
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  37. Jack Sparrow

    Transplanting cyclamen

    Cyclamen. Sowbread.Primulaceae.Believed to be around 19 species. Root type. Tuberous. From seed sown as soon as ripe and in the dark. 14-18 months, and your new plants should be flowering. ...
    Cyclamen. Sowbread.Primulaceae.Believed to be around 19 species. Root type. Tuberous. From seed sown as soon as ripe and in the dark. 14-18 months, and your new plants should be flowering. Smaller species best for rock gardens etc. Hardiness, fully hardy to frost tender. ...
    Cyclamen. Sowbread.Primulaceae.Believed to be around 19 species. Root type. Tuberous. From seed sown as soon as ripe and in the dark. 14-18 months, and your new plants should be flowering. Smaller species best for rock gardens etc. ...
    Cyclamen. Sowbread.Primulaceae.Believed to be around 19 species. Root type. Tuberous. From seed sown as soon as ripe and in the dark. 14-18 months, and your new plants should be flowering. ...
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  38. NigelJ
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    SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

    @NigelJ of course - Devon - I should have noticed in your profile. But I will certainly start chancing a few more salvias now that I am in south wet (sorry west) Wales.:) I love s. argentea but I...
    @NigelJ of course - Devon - I should have noticed in your profile. But I will certainly start chancing a few more salvias now that I am in south wet (sorry west) Wales.:) I love s. argentea but I suspect it will hate the moisture here.
    @NigelJ of course - Devon - I should have noticed in your profile. But I will certainly start chancing a few more salvias now that I am in south wet (sorry west) Wales.:) I love s. argentea but I suspect it will hate the moisture here.
    @NigelJ of course - Devon - I should have noticed in your profile. But I will certainly start chancing a few more salvias now that I am in south wet (sorry west) Wales.:) I love s. argentea but I...
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  39. CarolineL
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    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN DECEMBER 19

    Thanks @pete - but I am a plant killer, so perhaps I had better wait until I have got my new garden into a better state to give it some TLC before I beg a cutting from you. :)
    Thanks @pete - but I am a plant killer, so perhaps I had better wait until I have got my new garden into a better state to give it some TLC before I beg a cutting from you. :)
    Thanks @pete - but I am a plant killer, so perhaps I had better wait until I have got my new garden into a better state to give it some TLC before I beg a cutting from you. :)
    Thanks @pete - but I am a plant killer, so perhaps I had better wait until I have got my new garden into a better state to give it some TLC before I beg a cutting from you. :)
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  40. Karen Borden

    Pittosporum Help!

    Only in time will it grow back or should grow back, they isn't much you can do but wait.
    Only in time will it grow back or should grow back, they isn't much you can do but wait.
    Only in time will it grow back or should grow back, they isn't much you can do but wait.
    Only in time will it grow back or should grow back, they isn't much you can do but wait.
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  41. andrews
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    Our Garden in Print

    HmmmFor reasonably quick impact you're struggling.Echiveria take a year before they are anywhere near mature. Yuccas and agaves are at least two years before they are a reasonable size.If...
    HmmmFor reasonably quick impact you're struggling.Echiveria take a year before they are anywhere near mature. Yuccas and agaves are at least two years before they are a reasonable size.If you go to the tropical side, bananas (ensete and musa) will grow reasonably large in the first year...
    HmmmFor reasonably quick impact you're struggling.Echiveria take a year before they are anywhere near mature. Yuccas and agaves are at least two years before they are a reasonable size.If you go to the tropical side, bananas (ensete and...
    HmmmFor reasonably quick impact you're struggling.Echiveria take a year before they are anywhere near mature. Yuccas and agaves are at least two years before they are a reasonable size.If...
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