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  2. Marley Farley
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    WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN MAY 2019

    Hiya GaryI grow a few different Baptisias.....they thrive here in mild climate and warm free draining soil. Thus not plants for cold shady areas.Right.....yes, it dies down in late autumn...
    Hiya GaryI grow a few different Baptisias.....they thrive here in mild climate and warm free draining soil. Thus not plants for cold shady areas.Right.....yes, it dies down in late autumn like most herbaceous do. It has been looking good for 2 weeks or so ...blue buds....and will flower...
    Hiya GaryI grow a few different Baptisias.....they thrive here in mild climate and warm free draining soil. Thus not plants for cold shady areas.Right.....yes, it dies down in late autumn like most herbaceous do. It has been looking good...
    Hiya GaryI grow a few different Baptisias.....they thrive here in mild climate and warm free draining soil. Thus not plants for cold shady areas.Right.....yes, it dies down in late autumn...
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  3. Fat Controller
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    Well after doing my reserch, I reckon we'll chop the offending azaleas down to about 6/8 inches ( sorry bad I know but my mind can't cope with cms!) , leaving just a couple of longer branches....
    Well after doing my reserch, I reckon we'll chop the offending azaleas down to about 6/8 inches ( sorry bad I know but my mind can't cope with cms!) , leaving just a couple of longer branches. Close our eyes to how ugly they will look for a couple of years and.....cross our fingers!!!! I know...
    Well after doing my reserch, I reckon we'll chop the offending azaleas down to about 6/8 inches ( sorry bad I know but my mind can't cope with cms!) , leaving just a couple of longer branches. Close our eyes to how ugly they will look for a...
    Well after doing my reserch, I reckon we'll chop the offending azaleas down to about 6/8 inches ( sorry bad I know but my mind can't cope with cms!) , leaving just a couple of longer branches....
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  4. Marley Farley
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    THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

    Gladiolus carneus Pink form
    Gladiolus carneus Pink form
    Gladiolus carneus Pink form
    Gladiolus carneus Pink form
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  5. Marley Farley
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    SWEET PEAS 2019

    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
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  6. NigelJ
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    SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

    @Purple Streaks I do some of each named varieties I buy the plants for example the Salvia microphylla "Cerro Potosi". Others such as S coccinea, S darcyi and S atrocyanea I grow from seed. Like...
    @Purple Streaks I do some of each named varieties I buy the plants for example the Salvia microphylla "Cerro Potosi". Others such as S coccinea, S darcyi and S atrocyanea I grow from seed. Like other people I also take cuttings to overwinter tender species.
    @Purple Streaks I do some of each named varieties I buy the plants for example the Salvia microphylla "Cerro Potosi". Others such as S coccinea, S darcyi and S atrocyanea I grow from seed. Like other people I also take cuttings to overwinter...
    @Purple Streaks I do some of each named varieties I buy the plants for example the Salvia microphylla "Cerro Potosi". Others such as S coccinea, S darcyi and S atrocyanea I grow from seed. Like...
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  7. lowrider69
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    SOWING SEEDS 2019?

    I recycle/use the ones from KFC & McDonalds..........good excuse to eat a Burger perhaps.
    I recycle/use the ones from KFC & McDonalds..........good excuse to eat a Burger perhaps.
    I recycle/use the ones from KFC & McDonalds..........good excuse to eat a Burger perhaps.
    I recycle/use the ones from KFC & McDonalds..........good excuse to eat a Burger perhaps.
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  8. shiney
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    Show Us Your Recent Purchases 2019

    I bought this hebe from Morrison's for £1.25.G.
    I bought this hebe from Morrison's for £1.25.G.
    I bought this hebe from Morrison's for £1.25.G.
    I bought this hebe from Morrison's for £1.25.G.
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  12. Marley Farley
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2019.

    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened very carefully as he explained what he was doing, thinking that every Spring I can reuse the basket...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened very carefully as he explained what he was doing,...
    Hope this is the right place for some hanging basket tips (if not, where is?). 2 years ago I had a nice cone basket made up before my very eyes by one of the staff at Dobbies. I watched & listened...
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  13. Marley Farley
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    GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2019..

    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the biggest conifer I've ever seen in the neighbouring property. So it's really shaded already. I want it...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the biggest conifer I've ever seen in the neighbouring...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the...
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  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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  19. HarryS

    ¿ How Late is 2012 ?

    Aha, but then it could be the hottest June, so keep those tender veg ready for planting out just in case we get a bumper tomato year. I haven't sown any squashes or beans yet, they won't be able...
    Aha, but then it could be the hottest June, so keep those tender veg ready for planting out just in case we get a bumper tomato year. I haven't sown any squashes or beans yet, they won't be able to go out for weeks and I have enough tender seedlings hanging about going leggy as it is. Trouble...
    Aha, but then it could be the hottest June, so keep those tender veg ready for planting out just in case we get a bumper tomato year. I haven't sown any squashes or beans yet, they won't be able to go out for weeks and I have enough tender...
    Aha, but then it could be the hottest June, so keep those tender veg ready for planting out just in case we get a bumper tomato year. I haven't sown any squashes or beans yet, they won't be able...
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  20. HarryS

    ¿ Begonia Pinching or Pruning ?

    Thanks Spruce , I chopped them all down to the second branch . I rembered having one like this a few years ago it just grew very lanky and flowered poorley - as if the tuber had lost its ooomph...
    Thanks Spruce , I chopped them all down to the second branch . I rembered having one like this a few years ago it just grew very lanky and flowered poorley - as if the tuber had lost its ooomph . Good news you are getting replacements from T and M , mine arrived Thursday . 6 very good crackling...
    Thanks Spruce , I chopped them all down to the second branch . I rembered having one like this a few years ago it just grew very lanky and flowered poorley - as if the tuber had lost its ooomph . Good news you are getting replacements from T and...
    Thanks Spruce , I chopped them all down to the second branch . I rembered having one like this a few years ago it just grew very lanky and flowered poorley - as if the tuber had lost its ooomph...
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  21. Scrungee
    Informative x 3

    £2,500 Fine for growing Japanese Knotweed

    Animal grazing may be of use in restricting the spread of the plant. If the new shoots are always being eaten a lot of plants put all their strength into trying to grow more shoots and not into...
    Animal grazing may be of use in restricting the spread of the plant. If the new shoots are always being eaten a lot of plants put all their strength into trying to grow more shoots and not into spreading their roots.
    Animal grazing may be of use in restricting the spread of the plant. If the new shoots are always being eaten a lot of plants put all their strength into trying to grow more shoots and not into spreading their roots.
    Animal grazing may be of use in restricting the spread of the plant. If the new shoots are always being eaten a lot of plants put all their strength into trying to grow more shoots and not into...
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  22. HarryS

    £1 Bucket Pricing Crisis !

    Roger, Wilco! :heehee:
    Roger, Wilco! :heehee:
    Roger, Wilco! :heehee:
    Roger, Wilco! :heehee:
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  23. HarryS

    £1 Bucket 2019

    If you arrange your pots properly you can keep your buckets and hide them at the back. Nobody would be any the wiser.:dbgrtmb:G.
    If you arrange your pots properly you can keep your buckets and hide them at the back. Nobody would be any the wiser.:dbgrtmb:G.
    If you arrange your pots properly you can keep your buckets and hide them at the back. Nobody would be any the wiser.:dbgrtmb:G.
    If you arrange your pots properly you can keep your buckets and hide them at the back. Nobody would be any the wiser.:dbgrtmb:G.
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  24. joh98.mac

    [sunflowers] It's Alive!

    A month ago, thinking that the temperature was getting a bit less insane (is it just me, or does winter become harsher, the older you get??), I planted about a dozen sunflower seeds outside in big...
    A month ago, thinking that the temperature was getting a bit less insane (is it just me, or does winter become harsher, the older you get??), I planted about a dozen sunflower seeds outside in big pots.How naive I was! In the period from 1st March to 19th March, we had two days without...
    A month ago, thinking that the temperature was getting a bit less insane (is it just me, or does winter become harsher, the older you get??), I planted about a dozen sunflower seeds outside in big pots.How naive I was! In the period from 1st...
    A month ago, thinking that the temperature was getting a bit less insane (is it just me, or does winter become harsher, the older you get??), I planted about a dozen sunflower seeds outside in big...
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  25. Silmar

    Zones

    It's used as a guide line you cann't write the figures in stone,of course everyones space is unique extreme weather will crop up now and again take for instance I grow something that is hardy in...
    It's used as a guide line you cann't write the figures in stone,of course everyones space is unique extreme weather will crop up now and again take for instance I grow something that is hardy in zone 8b then it's ok down to -7c if I was Penny zone 5b -23c I wouldn't dream of trying to grow that...
    It's used as a guide line you cann't write the figures in stone,of course everyones space is unique extreme weather will crop up now and again take for instance I grow something that is hardy in zone 8b then it's ok down to -7c if I was Penny...
    It's used as a guide line you cann't write the figures in stone,of course everyones space is unique extreme weather will crop up now and again take for instance I grow something that is hardy in...
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  26. ben01

    Zinnia not true colour

    My memories of growing Zinnia was that most of the time the weather was not warm enough, so I'm doubting its heat stress.I think you need to wait for later flowers to open before making a...
    My memories of growing Zinnia was that most of the time the weather was not warm enough, so I'm doubting its heat stress.I think you need to wait for later flowers to open before making a judgement, as it could be the first flowers are slightly out of character.As to Dahlias grown from...
    My memories of growing Zinnia was that most of the time the weather was not warm enough, so I'm doubting its heat stress.I think you need to wait for later flowers to open before making a judgement, as it could be the first flowers are...
    My memories of growing Zinnia was that most of the time the weather was not warm enough, so I'm doubting its heat stress.I think you need to wait for later flowers to open before making a...
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  27. Fat Controller

    Zinnia

    If you want a long bloomer with daisy-like blooms what about Coriopsis?Certain Campanula and Penstemon species bloom for a long time and are hardy. Likewise Salvia greggii and S.microphylla.
    If you want a long bloomer with daisy-like blooms what about Coriopsis?Certain Campanula and Penstemon species bloom for a long time and are hardy. Likewise Salvia greggii and S.microphylla.
    If you want a long bloomer with daisy-like blooms what about Coriopsis?Certain Campanula and Penstemon species bloom for a long time and are hardy. Likewise Salvia greggii and S.microphylla.
    If you want a long bloomer with daisy-like blooms what about Coriopsis?Certain Campanula and Penstemon species bloom for a long time and are hardy. Likewise Salvia greggii and S.microphylla.
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  28. peatfree

    Zinnia

    Hi peatfree, ive sown some zinnia, this year for the first time. Ive got some in my tiny plastic makeshift green house, and some out side in the ground, to see which do best. Those in the...
    Hi peatfree, ive sown some zinnia, this year for the first time. Ive got some in my tiny plastic makeshift green house, and some out side in the ground, to see which do best. Those in the greenhouse sprouted in 3 days, so maybe it wont be to late to set some more off. Good luck! 02:D
    Hi peatfree, ive sown some zinnia, this year for the first time. Ive got some in my tiny plastic makeshift green house, and some out side in the ground, to see which do best. Those in the greenhouse sprouted in 3 days, so maybe it wont be to late...
    Hi peatfree, ive sown some zinnia, this year for the first time. Ive got some in my tiny plastic makeshift green house, and some out side in the ground, to see which do best. Those in the...
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  29. Phil A

    Ziggy's Website

    Great news Ziggy, I'm really pleased that things are picking up - remember your friends when you make your first million :D
    Great news Ziggy, I'm really pleased that things are picking up - remember your friends when you make your first million :D
    Great news Ziggy, I'm really pleased that things are picking up - remember your friends when you make your first million :D
    Great news Ziggy, I'm really pleased that things are picking up - remember your friends when you make your first million :D
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  30. chitting kaz

    ZIGGY dearest

    ziggy:rolleyespink::rolleyespink: i must take some photos of the hill that i live on!!!! that would only last the afternoon up on my roof !!!! but it did make me laugh !! :loll::loll:
    ziggy:rolleyespink::rolleyespink: i must take some photos of the hill that i live on!!!! that would only last the afternoon up on my roof !!!! but it did make me laugh !! :loll::loll:
    ziggy:rolleyespink::rolleyespink: i must take some photos of the hill that i live on!!!! that would only last the afternoon up on my roof !!!! but it did make me laugh !! :loll::loll:
    ziggy:rolleyespink::rolleyespink: i must take some photos of the hill that i live on!!!! that would only last the afternoon up on my roof !!!! but it did make me laugh !! :loll::loll:
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  31. Matt-tropical

    zantedeschia giant white

    Will do when it’s fully into growth it will be going in one on my stupidly big pots so might restrict it a bit but time will tell :fingers crossed:
    Will do when it’s fully into growth it will be going in one on my stupidly big pots so might restrict it a bit but time will tell :fingers crossed:
    Will do when it’s fully into growth it will be going in one on my stupidly big pots so might restrict it a bit but time will tell :fingers crossed:
    Will do when it’s fully into growth it will be going in one on my stupidly big pots so might restrict it a bit but time will tell :fingers crossed:
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  32. capney

    Zantedeschia aethiopica... Calla Lilly

    I covered the top with sand yesterday and had a good look this morning. Ni sigb of any flies....fingers crossed.
    I covered the top with sand yesterday and had a good look this morning. Ni sigb of any flies....fingers crossed.
    I covered the top with sand yesterday and had a good look this morning. Ni sigb of any flies....fingers crossed.
    I covered the top with sand yesterday and had a good look this morning. Ni sigb of any flies....fingers crossed.
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  33. GardenYank

    Zantadeschia / Calla Lily Bulb

    I have the white with purple throat and it's developing its seeds now. but it's my first year also. Guess I'll just leave it rest and see what happens. As we are still warmish (26-27c) I am still...
    I have the white with purple throat and it's developing its seeds now. but it's my first year also. Guess I'll just leave it rest and see what happens. As we are still warmish (26-27c) I am still watering but it is in a shaded but slightly filtered sun position.
    I have the white with purple throat and it's developing its seeds now. but it's my first year also. Guess I'll just leave it rest and see what happens. As we are still warmish (26-27c) I am still watering but it is in a shaded but slightly...
    I have the white with purple throat and it's developing its seeds now. but it's my first year also. Guess I'll just leave it rest and see what happens. As we are still warmish (26-27c) I am still...
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  34. Victoria

    Zamicoculcas zamifolia

    Pretty spectacular stuff this, just managed to get this shot before they faded and became uninteresting:lollol:
    Pretty spectacular stuff this, just managed to get this shot before they faded and became uninteresting:lollol:
    Pretty spectacular stuff this, just managed to get this shot before they faded and became uninteresting:lollol:
    Pretty spectacular stuff this, just managed to get this shot before they faded and became uninteresting:lollol:
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  35. pete

    Zaluzianskya

    Thanks for your kind offer Pete, I would love to have said yes - but I already have 200 or 300 seedlings/small plants sitting on my patio and absolutely nowhere to put them. I think I might take...
    Thanks for your kind offer Pete, I would love to have said yes - but I already have 200 or 300 seedlings/small plants sitting on my patio and absolutely nowhere to put them. I think I might take up "virtual gardening" on the internet. You can expand as much as you like - and no weeding! Come...
    Thanks for your kind offer Pete, I would love to have said yes - but I already have 200 or 300 seedlings/small plants sitting on my patio and absolutely nowhere to put them. I think I might take up "virtual gardening" on the internet. You can...
    Thanks for your kind offer Pete, I would love to have said yes - but I already have 200 or 300 seedlings/small plants sitting on my patio and absolutely nowhere to put them. I think I might take...
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  36. **Yvonne**
    Like x 7

    Yvonne's Nectar Haven - Work in progress

    Wow that looks truly amazing. You've done such a brilliant job. Must have been a daunting task at first.
    Wow that looks truly amazing. You've done such a brilliant job. Must have been a daunting task at first.
    Wow that looks truly amazing. You've done such a brilliant job. Must have been a daunting task at first.
    Wow that looks truly amazing. You've done such a brilliant job. Must have been a daunting task at first.
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  37. Bilbo675
    Like x 6

    Yummy....

    I`ve got the cream
    I`ve got the cream
    I`ve got the cream
    I`ve got the cream
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  38. Paladin

    Yummy!

    Very interesting - bf and I have kept saying we must check out what tadpoles eat - so now we know!
    Very interesting - bf and I have kept saying we must check out what tadpoles eat - so now we know!
    Very interesting - bf and I have kept saying we must check out what tadpoles eat - so now we know!
    Very interesting - bf and I have kept saying we must check out what tadpoles eat - so now we know!
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