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  2. shiney
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  3. shiney
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    WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2022

    Nothing today, but a full on day of extreme weeding is on the cards for tomorrow
    Nothing today, but a full on day of extreme weeding is on the cards for tomorrow
    Nothing today, but a full on day of extreme weeding is on the cards for tomorrow
    Nothing today, but a full on day of extreme weeding is on the cards for tomorrow
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  4. shiney
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    SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES - 2022

    That seems a very good price as we sell them at £3 (for our charity) and garden centres are charging at least double for that size. They'll need bigger pots for next year :blue thumb:
    That seems a very good price as we sell them at £3 (for our charity) and garden centres are charging at least double for that size. They'll need bigger pots for next year :blue thumb:
    That seems a very good price as we sell them at £3 (for our charity) and garden centres are charging at least double for that size. They'll need bigger pots for next year :blue thumb:
    That seems a very good price as we sell them at £3 (for our charity) and garden centres are charging at least double for that size. They'll need bigger pots for next year :blue thumb:
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  5. JWK
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    Anyone Buying New Seed for 2022 ?

    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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  6. ARMANDII
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    SWEETPEAS - 2021/22

    I would like a discussion about sweet peas too. I think the big tub will look lovely with gladioli, sweet peas and zinnias, sweet peas at the back of course. I’ve just started growing sweetpeas...
    I would like a discussion about sweet peas too. I think the big tub will look lovely with gladioli, sweet peas and zinnias, sweet peas at the back of course. I’ve just started growing sweetpeas and what I have gathered is that you start them off in a cold greenhouse, the peas need a long root...
    I would like a discussion about sweet peas too. I think the big tub will look lovely with gladioli, sweet peas and zinnias, sweet peas at the back of course. I’ve just started growing sweetpeas and what I have gathered is that you start them off...
    I would like a discussion about sweet peas too. I think the big tub will look lovely with gladioli, sweet peas and zinnias, sweet peas at the back of course. I’ve just started growing sweetpeas...
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  7. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS - 2021/22

    Cheers! We've got about 6 different varieties in 'big' pots outside and about the same inside over winter which get planted out after frosts. I will be taking cuttings from some of these because...
    Cheers! We've got about 6 different varieties in 'big' pots outside and about the same inside over winter which get planted out after frosts. I will be taking cuttings from some of these because there will be quite big shoots by then.
    Cheers! We've got about 6 different varieties in 'big' pots outside and about the same inside over winter which get planted out after frosts. I will be taking cuttings from some of these because there will be quite big shoots by then.
    Cheers! We've got about 6 different varieties in 'big' pots outside and about the same inside over winter which get planted out after frosts. I will be taking cuttings from some of these because...
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  8. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS - 2021/22

    @Clare G I've had F microphylla for about10 years now and it flowers for about 10 months of the year and is almost evergreen. The Beast from the East in 2018 did cause it to defoliate and kill off...
    @Clare G I've had F microphylla for about10 years now and it flowers for about 10 months of the year and is almost evergreen. The Beast from the East in 2018 did cause it to defoliate and kill off a few branches.
    @Clare G I've had F microphylla for about10 years now and it flowers for about 10 months of the year and is almost evergreen. The Beast from the East in 2018 did cause it to defoliate and kill off a few branches.
    @Clare G I've had F microphylla for about10 years now and it flowers for about 10 months of the year and is almost evergreen. The Beast from the East in 2018 did cause it to defoliate and kill off...
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  9. 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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  10. ARMANDII
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    IRIS CHOICE - NEED A HAND FROM THE GANG

    I do like the black one with a hint of blue - Black suited :blue thumb: they are all nice though .
    I do like the black one with a hint of blue - Black suited :blue thumb: they are all nice though .
    I do like the black one with a hint of blue - Black suited :blue thumb: they are all nice though .
    I do like the black one with a hint of blue - Black suited :blue thumb: they are all nice though .
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  11. Redwing
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    Good Online Nurseries and Plant Sellers

    Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm...
    Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm becoming increasingly fond of. Ordered 2 which are said to be particularly successful with butterflies on...
    Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm becoming increasingly fond of. Ordered 2 which are said...
    Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm...
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  12. 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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  13. HarryS
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    Dahlia Tuber Planting ?

    Brilliant thread. Having moved home last year I thought my Dahlia tubers had got lost but I stumbled across them the other day. I pulled a couple out of one large pot to see if they were ok and...
    Brilliant thread. Having moved home last year I thought my Dahlia tubers had got lost but I stumbled across them the other day. I pulled a couple out of one large pot to see if they were ok and they seemed fine (see below) One had new shoots growing. I'm not confident enough to separate them...
    Brilliant thread. Having moved home last year I thought my Dahlia tubers had got lost but I stumbled across them the other day. I pulled a couple out of one large pot to see if they were ok and they seemed fine (see below) One had new shoots...
    Brilliant thread. Having moved home last year I thought my Dahlia tubers had got lost but I stumbled across them the other day. I pulled a couple out of one large pot to see if they were ok and...
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  14. 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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  15. 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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    Improving clay

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  18. Loofah

    Butts

    Ouch! You're right about the price tag. I think I'd be inclined to shop around, or perhaps go for something cheaper and disguise it.
    Ouch! You're right about the price tag. I think I'd be inclined to shop around, or perhaps go for something cheaper and disguise it.
    Ouch! You're right about the price tag. I think I'd be inclined to shop around, or perhaps go for something cheaper and disguise it.
    Ouch! You're right about the price tag. I think I'd be inclined to shop around, or perhaps go for something cheaper and disguise it.
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  19. BigC

    Iris gracilipes "alba"

    The RHS say this nursery not far from where I live has it. It's a small nursery that tends to specialise in plants.Ardfearn Nursery/RHS Gardening
    The RHS say this nursery not far from where I live has it. It's a small nursery that tends to specialise in plants.Ardfearn Nursery/RHS Gardening
    The RHS say this nursery not far from where I live has it. It's a small nursery that tends to specialise in plants.Ardfearn Nursery/RHS Gardening
    The RHS say this nursery not far from where I live has it. It's a small nursery that tends to specialise in plants.Ardfearn Nursery/RHS Gardening
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  20. LawnAndOrder

    Goliath Undefeated ...

    I think you'll need a mini digger. That's what was used to remove mine.
    I think you'll need a mini digger. That's what was used to remove mine.
    I think you'll need a mini digger. That's what was used to remove mine.
    I think you'll need a mini digger. That's what was used to remove mine.
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  21. Heidi S

    Dwarf Conifer question

    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to a wild rose and the top part is grafted onto it.What can happen is a strong shoot arises from the...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to a wild rose and the top part is grafted onto...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to...
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  22. JimboM

    How resilient is a holly hedge

    A couple of deer would work. :biggrin: I'm about to dig my two out as they've badly pruned them.
    A couple of deer would work. :biggrin: I'm about to dig my two out as they've badly pruned them.
    A couple of deer would work. :biggrin: I'm about to dig my two out as they've badly pruned them.
    A couple of deer would work. :biggrin: I'm about to dig my two out as they've badly pruned them.
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  23. JBat

    Recommendation gravel strip

    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches....
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches. Any recommendations for little plants that seed in gravel (like Erigeron would), but the catch being...
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches. Any recommendations for little plants that seed in...
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches....
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  24. ricky101

    Manure in Containers ?

    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to...
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to use measured amounts of chemical fertilisers.
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to use measured amounts of chemical fertilisers.
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to...
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  25. Jocko

    Can anyone identify this Clematis?

    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
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  26. daisybelle

    Have I been had?

    If they are saying any of their plants are 'native' that means they don't have to be native 'English' ones. :noidea:The ones in your pictures look similar to the English ones. :blue thumb:You want to get rid of...
    If they are saying any of their plants are 'native' that means they don't have to be native 'English' ones. :noidea:The ones in your pictures look similar to the English ones. :blue thumb:You want to get rid of the dandelions :whistle: :)
    If they are saying any of their plants are 'native' that means they don't have to be native 'English' ones. :noidea:The ones in your pictures look similar to the English ones. :blue thumb:You want to get rid of the dandelions :whistle: :)
    If they are saying any of their plants are 'native' that means they don't have to be native 'English' ones. :noidea:The ones in your pictures look similar to the English ones. :blue thumb:You want to get rid of...
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  27. Michael Hewett

    Hellebores

    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
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  28. Simon Hindle

    Help pls - Acer not leafing out?

    Give the top parts the scratch test, just scrape the bark and see if its green underneath, if it brown then that part is dead. I think you might have some dieback there.Dont do it yet but later...
    Give the top parts the scratch test, just scrape the bark and see if its green underneath, if it brown then that part is dead. I think you might have some dieback there.Dont do it yet but later in summer you can cut back any dead stuff to the parts that are still alive.
    Give the top parts the scratch test, just scrape the bark and see if its green underneath, if it brown then that part is dead. I think you might have some dieback there.Dont do it yet but later in summer you can cut back any dead stuff to the...
    Give the top parts the scratch test, just scrape the bark and see if its green underneath, if it brown then that part is dead. I think you might have some dieback there.Dont do it yet but later...
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  29. ricky101

    Trailing Petunias - easy from Seed ?

    Thanks all, they were looking to growing them next year as its cost them so much this year with all their hanging baskets.Did not realise certain types were not sold as seeds ?We have...
    Thanks all, they were looking to growing them next year as its cost them so much this year with all their hanging baskets.Did not realise certain types were not sold as seeds ?We have overwintered some good trailers, not sure if they are Surfinias, but do not really want the same ones each...
    Thanks all, they were looking to growing them next year as its cost them so much this year with all their hanging baskets.Did not realise certain types were not sold as seeds ?We have overwintered some good trailers, not sure if they are...
    Thanks all, they were looking to growing them next year as its cost them so much this year with all their hanging baskets.Did not realise certain types were not sold as seeds ?We have...
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  30. groundbeetle

    Cytisus "Firefly", how to care for?

    Thanks. I think I had read that bit about planting out while small, as brooms resent transplanting. Which is why I am considering getting a very big pot for it and in the first summer adding...
    Thanks. I think I had read that bit about planting out while small, as brooms resent transplanting. Which is why I am considering getting a very big pot for it and in the first summer adding some annual flowers that get cut back at the end of the summer. Rather than transplanting it into only...
    Thanks. I think I had read that bit about planting out while small, as brooms resent transplanting. Which is why I am considering getting a very big pot for it and in the first summer adding some annual flowers that get cut back at the end of...
    Thanks. I think I had read that bit about planting out while small, as brooms resent transplanting. Which is why I am considering getting a very big pot for it and in the first summer adding...
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  31. Head Gardener's Dogsbody

    Leucothoe fontanesiana......is there a problem?

    Thanks to all of you for your replies. :) Andy.
    Thanks to all of you for your replies. :) Andy.
    Thanks to all of you for your replies. :) Andy.
    Thanks to all of you for your replies. :) Andy.
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  32. Kelc

    Weeds everywhere

    If you have a large area of weeds try smothering them with old carpet pieces or similar . They don't like it but it works !!!!!:love30:
    If you have a large area of weeds try smothering them with old carpet pieces or similar . They don't like it but it works !!!!!:love30:
    If you have a large area of weeds try smothering them with old carpet pieces or similar . They don't like it but it works !!!!!:love30:
    If you have a large area of weeds try smothering them with old carpet pieces or similar . They don't like it but it works !!!!!:love30:
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  33. barryman

    Orchid care advice needed

    Your plants are gorgeous!
    Your plants are gorgeous!
    Your plants are gorgeous!
    Your plants are gorgeous!
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  34. HarryS

    Curry Plant Calamity !

    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
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  35. Jocko

    Chocolate Vine.

    I was looking for a liquid ericaceous feed and the one I found (among many) was a seaweed extract. I have a bottle of seaweed extract in my potting shed so I thought I would use that. Today I...
    I was looking for a liquid ericaceous feed and the one I found (among many) was a seaweed extract. I have a bottle of seaweed extract in my potting shed so I thought I would use that. Today I carefully removed as much of the soil around both plant's roots as I could, I then sprinkled Rootgrow...
    I was looking for a liquid ericaceous feed and the one I found (among many) was a seaweed extract. I have a bottle of seaweed extract in my potting shed so I thought I would use that. Today I carefully removed as much of the soil around both...
    I was looking for a liquid ericaceous feed and the one I found (among many) was a seaweed extract. I have a bottle of seaweed extract in my potting shed so I thought I would use that. Today I...
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  36. Kevin73

    Clematis Mrs Cholmondeley died

    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
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  37. hoofy

    Acid loving plants and tap water

    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit...
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit hit and miss.A top dressing of flowers of sulphur is another way, but that is more of a long term fix.
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit hit and miss.A top dressing of flowers of...
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit...
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