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  2. Fat Controller
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    Disappointingly drizzly and chilly here today. Might go in the greenhouse and sow some pepper and tomato seeds. And if it warms up i’ll plant my two roses in the raised beds. Might also treat the...
    Disappointingly drizzly and chilly here today. Might go in the greenhouse and sow some pepper and tomato seeds. And if it warms up i’ll plant my two roses in the raised beds. Might also treat the pots with vine weevil killer. I was going to jet washer the garden walls before putting in the new...
    Disappointingly drizzly and chilly here today. Might go in the greenhouse and sow some pepper and tomato seeds. And if it warms up i’ll plant my two roses in the raised beds. Might also treat the pots with vine weevil killer. I was going to jet...
    Disappointingly drizzly and chilly here today. Might go in the greenhouse and sow some pepper and tomato seeds. And if it warms up i’ll plant my two roses in the raised beds. Might also treat the...
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  3. Marley Farley
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    SWEET PEAS 2019

    They can be sown later on (September/October) to overwinter. Mine don’t fall into that category though, as they were probably sown around May/June, and didn’t really get going until very late in...
    They can be sown later on (September/October) to overwinter. Mine don’t fall into that category though, as they were probably sown around May/June, and didn’t really get going until very late in the season.
    They can be sown later on (September/October) to overwinter. Mine don’t fall into that category though, as they were probably sown around May/June, and didn’t really get going until very late in the season.
    They can be sown later on (September/October) to overwinter. Mine don’t fall into that category though, as they were probably sown around May/June, and didn’t really get going until very late in...
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  4. Marley Farley
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    GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2019..

    Aspirations for 2019 are to make a larger planting area under the cherry tree in side garden to be able to reduce the amount of pots I have. I have already started this.Still need to plant a...
    Aspirations for 2019 are to make a larger planting area under the cherry tree in side garden to be able to reduce the amount of pots I have. I have already started this.Still need to plant a hedge of some description along boundary of front garden for privacy. I did plant Beech saplings last...
    Aspirations for 2019 are to make a larger planting area under the cherry tree in side garden to be able to reduce the amount of pots I have. I have already started this.Still need to plant a hedge of some description along boundary of front...
    Aspirations for 2019 are to make a larger planting area under the cherry tree in side garden to be able to reduce the amount of pots I have. I have already started this.Still need to plant a...
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  5. Marley Farley
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2019.

    OLD THREAD. HERE
    OLD THREAD. HERE
    OLD THREAD. HERE
    OLD THREAD. HERE
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  6. Marley Farley
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    DAY LILY.. (HEMEROCALLIS) FAMILY 2019

    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
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  7. Marley Farley
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    THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

    It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
    It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
    It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
    It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
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  8. Marley Farley
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    FUCHSIAS 2019

    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year...
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year growing in pots and hanging baskets and you are best taking cuttings and starting afresh ...Spruce
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year growing in pots and hanging baskets and you are best...
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year...
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  9. shiney
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    What's Looking Good In February 2019

    First flower on a plantlet I bought last spring at Morrisons. Very happy, it's double
    First flower on a plantlet I bought last spring at Morrisons. Very happy, it's double
    First flower on a plantlet I bought last spring at Morrisons. Very happy, it's double
    First flower on a plantlet I bought last spring at Morrisons. Very happy, it's double
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  10. NigelJ
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    SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
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  11. shiney
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    Show Us Your Recent Purchases 2019

    Very nice find @Moley , I love the colour :)
    Very nice find @Moley , I love the colour :)
    Very nice find @Moley , I love the colour :)
    Very nice find @Moley , I love the colour :)
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  16. wiseowl

    Sedums

    Hello I have to divide and move several Sedums is it the time to do now and will they survive in light shade.Thank you
    Hello I have to divide and move several Sedums is it the time to do now and will they survive in light shade.Thank you
    Hello I have to divide and move several Sedums is it the time to do now and will they survive in light shade.Thank you
    Hello I have to divide and move several Sedums is it the time to do now and will they survive in light shade.Thank you
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  17. Spruce

    Agapanthus best white

    Its a fab variety queen mum its a Bicoloured flowers I had simialr called Enigma lost that in the winter of 2012 , thanks for the tip about "White superior"Spruce
    Its a fab variety queen mum its a Bicoloured flowers I had simialr called Enigma lost that in the winter of 2012 , thanks for the tip about "White superior"Spruce
    Its a fab variety queen mum its a Bicoloured flowers I had simialr called Enigma lost that in the winter of 2012 , thanks for the tip about "White superior"Spruce
    Its a fab variety queen mum its a Bicoloured flowers I had simialr called Enigma lost that in the winter of 2012 , thanks for the tip about "White superior"Spruce
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  18. mazambo

    Cordyline Ideas?

    Thanks @Verdun I'll just pot them up, think I've got some large pots hanging around.
    Thanks @Verdun I'll just pot them up, think I've got some large pots hanging around.
    Thanks @Verdun I'll just pot them up, think I've got some large pots hanging around.
    Thanks @Verdun I'll just pot them up, think I've got some large pots hanging around.
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  19. Warwick lad

    Death of an asparagus bed.

    It could be that the Asparagus bed was past it's best, they can last for 15 or so years if looked after, I'd take a 50:50 approach and replant the most intact ones and get some fresh crowns. I'd...
    It could be that the Asparagus bed was past it's best, they can last for 15 or so years if looked after, I'd take a 50:50 approach and replant the most intact ones and get some fresh crowns. I'd also start in another bed rather than replant in the same soil to give them all a much better chance.
    It could be that the Asparagus bed was past it's best, they can last for 15 or so years if looked after, I'd take a 50:50 approach and replant the most intact ones and get some fresh crowns. I'd also start in another bed rather than replant in...
    It could be that the Asparagus bed was past it's best, they can last for 15 or so years if looked after, I'd take a 50:50 approach and replant the most intact ones and get some fresh crowns. I'd...
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  20. PEANUTPARADISE

    My Little Plot

    Does anyone on this forum live in or near Sandy in Bedfordshire and are wiling to share their plants, cuttings etc with me to fill up my very sunny south facing little garden? I’ve not long moved...
    Does anyone on this forum live in or near Sandy in Bedfordshire and are wiling to share their plants, cuttings etc with me to fill up my very sunny south facing little garden? I’ve not long moved to Sandy and with the weather being so nice yesterday I managed to clear my one bed outside my...
    Does anyone on this forum live in or near Sandy in Bedfordshire and are wiling to share their plants, cuttings etc with me to fill up my very sunny south facing little garden? I’ve not long moved to Sandy and with the weather being so nice...
    Does anyone on this forum live in or near Sandy in Bedfordshire and are wiling to share their plants, cuttings etc with me to fill up my very sunny south facing little garden? I’ve not long moved...
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  21. HarryS

    Stump Killer Yes or No ?

    It's OK Verdun , I have a talent for killing any plant ! :)
    It's OK Verdun , I have a talent for killing any plant ! :)
    It's OK Verdun , I have a talent for killing any plant ! :)
    It's OK Verdun , I have a talent for killing any plant ! :)
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  22. mazambo

    Overwintered cuttings

    Well April anyway, but keep them cool.
    Well April anyway, but keep them cool.
    Well April anyway, but keep them cool.
    Well April anyway, but keep them cool.
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  23. Steve R

    Vermiculite Bench Propagators.

    That's what we were told originally. I don't damp the sand and gravel but it gets wet when we water the plants as we use the hose to do it. I built the propagator in 1976.I have to keep...
    That's what we were told originally. I don't damp the sand and gravel but it gets wet when we water the plants as we use the hose to do it. I built the propagator in 1976.I have to keep burying it as the cat lifts it out every so often. Our previous cat used to do that as well. :doh: They like...
    That's what we were told originally. I don't damp the sand and gravel but it gets wet when we water the plants as we use the hose to do it. I built the propagator in 1976.I have to keep burying it as the cat lifts it out every so often. Our...
    That's what we were told originally. I don't damp the sand and gravel but it gets wet when we water the plants as we use the hose to do it. I built the propagator in 1976.I have to keep...
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  24. SimonZ

    Flower photos

    Hi @SimonZ nice! I particularly like the hypericum with exploding stamens and the one that might be a geum or gaillardia
    Hi @SimonZ nice! I particularly like the hypericum with exploding stamens and the one that might be a geum or gaillardia
    Hi @SimonZ nice! I particularly like the hypericum with exploding stamens and the one that might be a geum or gaillardia
    Hi @SimonZ nice! I particularly like the hypericum with exploding stamens and the one that might be a geum or gaillardia
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  25. fumanchu

    Fruit

    Hi @fumanchu the zones they quote seem to be related more to wetness and sunlight than to temperature, ie they seem more specific to fruit trees. I suspect soft fruit would work for you best -...
    Hi @fumanchu the zones they quote seem to be related more to wetness and sunlight than to temperature, ie they seem more specific to fruit trees. I suspect soft fruit would work for you best - just whichever you prefer. I kept growing blackcurrants for ages, but my family found them too sharp,...
    Hi @fumanchu the zones they quote seem to be related more to wetness and sunlight than to temperature, ie they seem more specific to fruit trees. I suspect soft fruit would work for you best - just whichever you prefer. I kept growing...
    Hi @fumanchu the zones they quote seem to be related more to wetness and sunlight than to temperature, ie they seem more specific to fruit trees. I suspect soft fruit would work for you best -...
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  26. jezzwhizz

    Young Tayberry ~ leaves turning dull green and purple

    I bought a Tayberry 'Buckingham' last October. I noticed the leaves started to turn dull dark green, and now they are turning purple, especially on the leaf edges. Any ideas? Is this because of...
    I bought a Tayberry 'Buckingham' last October. I noticed the leaves started to turn dull dark green, and now they are turning purple, especially on the leaf edges. Any ideas? Is this because of the frosts and damp soil, or is it a soil deficiency, or fertilizer problem? When I planted it I also...
    I bought a Tayberry 'Buckingham' last October. I noticed the leaves started to turn dull dark green, and now they are turning purple, especially on the leaf edges. Any ideas? Is this because of the frosts and damp soil, or is it a soil...
    I bought a Tayberry 'Buckingham' last October. I noticed the leaves started to turn dull dark green, and now they are turning purple, especially on the leaf edges. Any ideas? Is this because of...
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  27. Sienna's Blossom

    Self sown apple tree

    We had two "spit" apple trees at Nana's place, they grew from the seeds my dad and her sister spat out when sitting on the wall and eating apples when they were kids. :)40 years after the...
    We had two "spit" apple trees at Nana's place, they grew from the seeds my dad and her sister spat out when sitting on the wall and eating apples when they were kids. :)40 years after the spitting, the trees were beautiful as apple trees are. The fruit were disappointing but edible.
    We had two "spit" apple trees at Nana's place, they grew from the seeds my dad and her sister spat out when sitting on the wall and eating apples when they were kids. :)40 years after the spitting, the trees were beautiful as apple trees are. The...
    We had two "spit" apple trees at Nana's place, they grew from the seeds my dad and her sister spat out when sitting on the wall and eating apples when they were kids. :)40 years after the...
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  28. lowrider69

    Fence Plant Ideals Please?

    So glad you didn’t plant 10” apart lowrider :)
    So glad you didn’t plant 10” apart lowrider :)
    So glad you didn’t plant 10” apart lowrider :)
    So glad you didn’t plant 10” apart lowrider :)
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  29. Linz

    Alternatives to plastic single cell seed trays?

    @Linz - I have some six cell trays going spare if you would like some?
    @Linz - I have some six cell trays going spare if you would like some?
    @Linz - I have some six cell trays going spare if you would like some?
    @Linz - I have some six cell trays going spare if you would like some?
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  30. ricky101

    T&M and Van Meuwen - one and the same ?

    Sadly corporations cant be bothered growing organically nowadays so the directors keep the city of london boys happy by acquiring other companies to keep the illusion of company growth.Happy...
    Sadly corporations cant be bothered growing organically nowadays so the directors keep the city of london boys happy by acquiring other companies to keep the illusion of company growth.Happy directors=Happy London Boyz=Happy Shareholders = Unhappy Consumers.⊙~⊙Think Tesco owning Dobbies...
    Sadly corporations cant be bothered growing organically nowadays so the directors keep the city of london boys happy by acquiring other companies to keep the illusion of company growth.Happy directors=Happy London Boyz=Happy Shareholders =...
    Sadly corporations cant be bothered growing organically nowadays so the directors keep the city of london boys happy by acquiring other companies to keep the illusion of company growth.Happy...
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  31. Doghouse Riley
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    How Was it For You?

    Our office was up near the BBC.In the basement was Edmundo Ros's club. It had a separate entrance. He had an office near the top of the building. When we teenagers were coming back from lunch,...
    Our office was up near the BBC.In the basement was Edmundo Ros's club. It had a separate entrance. He had an office near the top of the building. When we teenagers were coming back from lunch, we'd call the lift to go to the second floor and when it came up from the basement, he'd often be in...
    Our office was up near the BBC.In the basement was Edmundo Ros's club. It had a separate entrance. He had an office near the top of the building. When we teenagers were coming back from lunch, we'd call the lift to go to the second floor and...
    Our office was up near the BBC.In the basement was Edmundo Ros's club. It had a separate entrance. He had an office near the top of the building. When we teenagers were coming back from lunch,...
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  32. Doghouse Riley

    Getting Ready For Spring

    Wilko are slowly getting theitr gardening stuff out. I bought a couple of trowels two weeks ago, but there was little else out other than tools and chemicals. But today I noticed they had most...
    Wilko are slowly getting theitr gardening stuff out. I bought a couple of trowels two weeks ago, but there was little else out other than tools and chemicals. But today I noticed they had most of their garden wire, tags etc., out, so I bought some strong garden wire and a pack of thin tie...
    Wilko are slowly getting theitr gardening stuff out. I bought a couple of trowels two weeks ago, but there was little else out other than tools and chemicals. But today I noticed they had most of their garden wire, tags etc., out, so I bought...
    Wilko are slowly getting theitr gardening stuff out. I bought a couple of trowels two weeks ago, but there was little else out other than tools and chemicals. But today I noticed they had most...
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  33. CanadianLori
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    Gardening SRO ..sudden realization of the obvious. ..to save money

    Ha ha I could do with forgetting to eat :heehee:
    Ha ha I could do with forgetting to eat :heehee:
    Ha ha I could do with forgetting to eat :heehee:
    Ha ha I could do with forgetting to eat :heehee:
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  34. Spruce
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    Keep us going till the spring .....

    MarchPreparing to lift theseFor potting and sale for our Open Day (our friendly local nursery supplies the labels)More preparing for sale
    MarchPreparing to lift theseFor potting and sale for our Open Day (our friendly local nursery supplies the labels)More preparing for sale
    MarchPreparing to lift theseFor potting and sale for our Open Day (our friendly local nursery supplies the labels)More preparing for sale
    MarchPreparing to lift theseFor potting and sale for our Open Day (our friendly local nursery supplies the labels)More preparing for sale
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  35. AndyS

    Plant suggestions please - ground cover at base of hedge

    Ah, yes...it was one of the pleasant surprises here that wallflowers self-sow. Good job too, I'm not organised enough to do biennials! :th scifD36:Shhhhhh...see you at the next meeting :heehee:
    Ah, yes...it was one of the pleasant surprises here that wallflowers self-sow. Good job too, I'm not organised enough to do biennials! :th scifD36:Shhhhhh...see you at the next meeting :heehee:
    Ah, yes...it was one of the pleasant surprises here that wallflowers self-sow. Good job too, I'm not organised enough to do biennials! :th scifD36:Shhhhhh...see you at the next meeting :heehee:
    Ah, yes...it was one of the pleasant surprises here that wallflowers self-sow. Good job too, I'm not organised enough to do biennials! :th scifD36:Shhhhhh...see you at the next meeting :heehee:
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