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  2. ARMANDII
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2020

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  3. ARMANDII
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    DAY LILY - 2020

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  4. ARMANDII
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    SWEETPEAS 2020

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  5. ARMANDII
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    SOWING SEEDS - 2020

    Sown Eucomis comosa, Lilium davidii, L pardalinum, Clematis napaulensis and Rehmannii piasezkii. These are now in propagator.
    Sown Eucomis comosa, Lilium davidii, L pardalinum, Clematis napaulensis and Rehmannii piasezkii. These are now in propagator.
    Sown Eucomis comosa, Lilium davidii, L pardalinum, Clematis napaulensis and Rehmannii piasezkii. These are now in propagator.
    Sown Eucomis comosa, Lilium davidii, L pardalinum, Clematis napaulensis and Rehmannii piasezkii. These are now in propagator.
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  6. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS 2020

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  7. 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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  8. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS 2020

    Salvia guaranitica
    Salvia guaranitica
    Salvia guaranitica
    Salvia guaranitica
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. NigelJ
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

    Thanks for your comment. Yes I have tried most of what's on offer. We had a cat once. It was daughter No. 1's left to us. Val, my late wife caught it crossing the road into the park. Amber,...
    Thanks for your comment. Yes I have tried most of what's on offer. We had a cat once. It was daughter No. 1's left to us. Val, my late wife caught it crossing the road into the park. Amber, the cat got a good ticking off. Strange but true. Amber never went beyond our garden after...
    Thanks for your comment. Yes I have tried most of what's on offer. We had a cat once. It was daughter No. 1's left to us. Val, my late wife caught it crossing the road into the park. Amber, the cat got a good ticking off. Strange but true. ...
    Thanks for your comment. Yes I have tried most of what's on offer. We had a cat once. It was daughter No. 1's left to us. Val, my late wife caught it crossing the road into the park. Amber,...
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  12. 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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  13. NigelJ
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    What's Looking Good in January 2020

    Which SW France most definitely isn't! :biggrin: But that plant is 3 years old now, and fairly sheltered. Even so.....flowers in January??:scratch:
    Which SW France most definitely isn't! :biggrin: But that plant is 3 years old now, and fairly sheltered. Even so.....flowers in January??:scratch:
    Which SW France most definitely isn't! :biggrin: But that plant is 3 years old now, and fairly sheltered. Even so.....flowers in January??:scratch:
    Which SW France most definitely isn't! :biggrin: But that plant is 3 years old now, and fairly sheltered. Even so.....flowers in January??:scratch:
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  14. 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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  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. 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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  17. 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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  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. 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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  20. PeterS
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    Improving clay

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  22. RoyP

    Weeds!!!

    Thanks both for your replies, very useful, much appreciated.
    Thanks both for your replies, very useful, much appreciated.
    Thanks both for your replies, very useful, much appreciated.
    Thanks both for your replies, very useful, much appreciated.
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  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. 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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  29. 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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  30. Spruce

    pieris forest flame (but which one)

    thank you
    thank you
    thank you
    thank you
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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Vince

    Cardoon

    Our front garden cardoon gave us an amazing show in the summer but threw up a welcome surprise...... a new shoot (stalk) developed and it's now (December) trying to flower despite all the frost...
    Our front garden cardoon gave us an amazing show in the summer but threw up a welcome surprise...... a new shoot (stalk) developed and it's now (December) trying to flower despite all the frost we've had, not a southern softy?
    Our front garden cardoon gave us an amazing show in the summer but threw up a welcome surprise...... a new shoot (stalk) developed and it's now (December) trying to flower despite all the frost we've had, not a southern softy?
    Our front garden cardoon gave us an amazing show in the summer but threw up a welcome surprise...... a new shoot (stalk) developed and it's now (December) trying to flower despite all the frost...
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  34. 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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  35. Pilsburypie

    Drive/front garden planting

    We only do a bit of weeding and some cutting back. Otherwise they look after themselves. :blue thumb:Everything here has to look after itself as we have so much to do. :phew: The picture above is about a third...
    We only do a bit of weeding and some cutting back. Otherwise they look after themselves. :blue thumb:Everything here has to look after itself as we have so much to do. :phew: The picture above is about a third of our front garden and that is small compared to the back garden. It gets harder every year :old:...
    We only do a bit of weeding and some cutting back. Otherwise they look after themselves. :blue thumb:Everything here has to look after itself as we have so much to do. :phew: The picture above is about a third of our front garden and that is small compared to...
    We only do a bit of weeding and some cutting back. Otherwise they look after themselves. :blue thumb:Everything here has to look after itself as we have so much to do. :phew: The picture above is about a third...
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  36. nightofjoy

    Disguising an unsightly composter

    I'd go for willow whips,cheap as chips .:thumbsup:
    I'd go for willow whips,cheap as chips .:thumbsup:
    I'd go for willow whips,cheap as chips .:thumbsup:
    I'd go for willow whips,cheap as chips .:thumbsup:
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  37. TheMadHedger

    Fencing wire and birds

    Thanks for the replies, that's very reassuring. :)
    Thanks for the replies, that's very reassuring. :)
    Thanks for the replies, that's very reassuring. :)
    Thanks for the replies, that's very reassuring. :)
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  38. Palustris

    What to grow?

    I planted out a lot of the seedling Auriculas when we first arrived, just so as I did not have to spend hours watering them. I have found a fair few of them completely rootless and no longer...
    I planted out a lot of the seedling Auriculas when we first arrived, just so as I did not have to spend hours watering them. I have found a fair few of them completely rootless and no longer connected to the ground. First time I have ever had this happen with plants in the garden. Really...
    I planted out a lot of the seedling Auriculas when we first arrived, just so as I did not have to spend hours watering them. I have found a fair few of them completely rootless and no longer connected to the ground. First time I have ever had...
    I planted out a lot of the seedling Auriculas when we first arrived, just so as I did not have to spend hours watering them. I have found a fair few of them completely rootless and no longer...
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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. Retired
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    Clearing wet leaves.

    Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
    Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
    Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
    Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
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  41. SimonZ

    General Astrancia advice?

    Hi Simon, in case of Astrantia I would just deadhead them and not cut them down to the ground. They're one of my favourite plants being so reliable, I just wish they were in more colours!!
    Hi Simon, in case of Astrantia I would just deadhead them and not cut them down to the ground. They're one of my favourite plants being so reliable, I just wish they were in more colours!!
    Hi Simon, in case of Astrantia I would just deadhead them and not cut them down to the ground. They're one of my favourite plants being so reliable, I just wish they were in more colours!!
    Hi Simon, in case of Astrantia I would just deadhead them and not cut them down to the ground. They're one of my favourite plants being so reliable, I just wish they were in more colours!!
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