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  2. JWK
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    What are we doing in the garden 2024

    Maybe a choisya? I’m seeking a similar solution in a sunny border that needs something to prevent ‘bareness’ in the winter.
    Maybe a choisya? I’m seeking a similar solution in a sunny border that needs something to prevent ‘bareness’ in the winter.
    Maybe a choisya? I’m seeking a similar solution in a sunny border that needs something to prevent ‘bareness’ in the winter.
    Maybe a choisya? I’m seeking a similar solution in a sunny border that needs something to prevent ‘bareness’ in the winter.
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  3. 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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  4. PeterS
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    Improving clay

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Redwing
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    Good Online Nurseries and Plant Sellers

    Yes I've had them replace a really tiny Hosta bare root they sent out last year, as it happens the original one did survive so ended up with two. Zero complaints from me...just sad not to be able...
    Yes I've had them replace a really tiny Hosta bare root they sent out last year, as it happens the original one did survive so ended up with two. Zero complaints from me...just sad not to be able to buy anything this year as don't want to add even more plants to our move :)
    Yes I've had them replace a really tiny Hosta bare root they sent out last year, as it happens the original one did survive so ended up with two. Zero complaints from me...just sad not to be able to buy anything this year as don't want to add...
    Yes I've had them replace a really tiny Hosta bare root they sent out last year, as it happens the original one did survive so ended up with two. Zero complaints from me...just sad not to be able...
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  8. JWK
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    Anyone Buying New Seed ?

    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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  9. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS

    I've had difficulty sourcing decent sized bush fuchsias but fortunately my cuttings are coming on space and should be a good size by the autumn
    I've had difficulty sourcing decent sized bush fuchsias but fortunately my cuttings are coming on space and should be a good size by the autumn
    I've had difficulty sourcing decent sized bush fuchsias but fortunately my cuttings are coming on space and should be a good size by the autumn
    I've had difficulty sourcing decent sized bush fuchsias but fortunately my cuttings are coming on space and should be a good size by the autumn
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  10. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS

    stormy pink - from Great DixterJenny namaste
    stormy pink - from Great DixterJenny namaste
    stormy pink - from Great DixterJenny namaste
    stormy pink - from Great DixterJenny namaste
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  11. ARMANDII
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    SWEETPEAS

    I've never soaked them - not necessary here, as the soil mix, or even just compost, stays wet enough for germination.
    I've never soaked them - not necessary here, as the soil mix, or even just compost, stays wet enough for germination.
    I've never soaked them - not necessary here, as the soil mix, or even just compost, stays wet enough for germination.
    I've never soaked them - not necessary here, as the soil mix, or even just compost, stays wet enough for germination.
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  12. HarryS
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    Dahlia Tuber Planting ?

    Hi all,Some of our tubers are sprouting well in the greenhouse so will be talking a few cuttings.A very long time ( many years) since we last took some, interested to know if rooting them in...
    Hi all,Some of our tubers are sprouting well in the greenhouse so will be talking a few cuttings.A very long time ( many years) since we last took some, interested to know if rooting them in a compost with some perlite or in water is the more reliable way ? We have heat.
    Hi all,Some of our tubers are sprouting well in the greenhouse so will be talking a few cuttings.A very long time ( many years) since we last took some, interested to know if rooting them in a compost with some perlite or in water is the...
    Hi all,Some of our tubers are sprouting well in the greenhouse so will be talking a few cuttings.A very long time ( many years) since we last took some, interested to know if rooting them in...
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  13. JWK
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    Show us your purchases 2024

    I hope you can get one @Victoria, I think the leaves will be pretty even after the flowers fade and it will survive outside for you all year round.
    I hope you can get one @Victoria, I think the leaves will be pretty even after the flowers fade and it will survive outside for you all year round.
    I hope you can get one @Victoria, I think the leaves will be pretty even after the flowers fade and it will survive outside for you all year round.
    I hope you can get one @Victoria, I think the leaves will be pretty even after the flowers fade and it will survive outside for you all year round.
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  14. wiseowl
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    Whats Looking good May 2024

    Can’t find much that looks like I want it to at the minute but at least these foxgloves stood up to the heavy rain and wind last Wednesday and I like the water irises even though they have been...
    Can’t find much that looks like I want it to at the minute but at least these foxgloves stood up to the heavy rain and wind last Wednesday and I like the water irises even though they have been blown over a little.
    Can’t find much that looks like I want it to at the minute but at least these foxgloves stood up to the heavy rain and wind last Wednesday and I like the water irises even though they have been blown over a little.
    Can’t find much that looks like I want it to at the minute but at least these foxgloves stood up to the heavy rain and wind last Wednesday and I like the water irises even though they have been...
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  15. ARMANDII
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    IRIS CHOICE - NEED A HAND FROM THE GANG

    You need them all! I need them all! They're magnificent aren't they?
    You need them all! I need them all! They're magnificent aren't they?
    You need them all! I need them all! They're magnificent aren't they?
    You need them all! I need them all! They're magnificent aren't they?
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  16. 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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  17. ChrisM6
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    Mediterranean / Dry gardening

    Thank you, it would be gratefully accepted.I posted an article, last month I think, where 'they' are investigating piping to Algarve from up north. Also, they are building a desalinating plant...
    Thank you, it would be gratefully accepted.I posted an article, last month I think, where 'they' are investigating piping to Algarve from up north. Also, they are building a desalinating plant in Albufeira for drinking water .... and also cutting off golf courses, municipal gardens, upping...
    Thank you, it would be gratefully accepted.I posted an article, last month I think, where 'they' are investigating piping to Algarve from up north. Also, they are building a desalinating plant in Albufeira for drinking water .... and also...
    Thank you, it would be gratefully accepted.I posted an article, last month I think, where 'they' are investigating piping to Algarve from up north. Also, they are building a desalinating plant...
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  18. Kevin Cowans
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    Struggling Honeysuckle 'American Beauty'

    Hello @Kevin Cowans no worries my friendBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) Honeysuckle in the UK
    Hello @Kevin Cowans no worries my friendBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) Honeysuckle in the UK
    Hello @Kevin Cowans no worries my friendBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) Honeysuckle in the UK
    Hello @Kevin Cowans no worries my friendBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) Honeysuckle in the UK
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  19. shiney
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    Cutting Lawn Edges

    Of course, if Bulldog did make them, the quality would be better, and they might even give away a bag of Uncle Joes as a promotional offer! :snork:
    Of course, if Bulldog did make them, the quality would be better, and they might even give away a bag of Uncle Joes as a promotional offer! :snork:
    Of course, if Bulldog did make them, the quality would be better, and they might even give away a bag of Uncle Joes as a promotional offer! :snork:
    Of course, if Bulldog did make them, the quality would be better, and they might even give away a bag of Uncle Joes as a promotional offer! :snork:
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  20. shiney
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    Cat Deterrents

    Please Read This Thread First:-Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2022
    Please Read This Thread First:-Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2022
    Please Read This Thread First:-Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2022
    Please Read This Thread First:-Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2022
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  22. ARMANDII
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    WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2018

    NEW THREAD HEREWHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2019
    NEW THREAD HEREWHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2019
    NEW THREAD HEREWHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2019
    NEW THREAD HEREWHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2019
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  23. millwall40

    Where can I get Sodium Chlorate?

    In case anyone was still wondering whether there was an alternative, ammonium sulphamate can still be purchased but was banned by the EU as a herbicide. Unlike sodium chlorate which is an...
    In case anyone was still wondering whether there was an alternative, ammonium sulphamate can still be purchased but was banned by the EU as a herbicide. Unlike sodium chlorate which is an oxidiser, ammonium sulphamate is also used as flame retardant.
    In case anyone was still wondering whether there was an alternative, ammonium sulphamate can still be purchased but was banned by the EU as a herbicide. Unlike sodium chlorate which is an oxidiser, ammonium sulphamate is also used as flame retardant.
    In case anyone was still wondering whether there was an alternative, ammonium sulphamate can still be purchased but was banned by the EU as a herbicide. Unlike sodium chlorate which is an...
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  24. Mr Grinch
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    Mr Grinch's Garden

    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
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  25. Sarraceniac

    What's your weather like?

    It's just come to our attention (thank you RM1986!) that some of our problems may have been attributable, in part at least, to active threads with over 1,000 posts. Therefore, this thread is being...
    It's just come to our attention (thank you RM1986!) that some of our problems may have been attributable, in part at least, to active threads with over 1,000 posts. Therefore, this thread is being closed and started in a new thread. Otherwise known as 'splitting'.How it will work is this:...
    It's just come to our attention (thank you RM1986!) that some of our problems may have been attributable, in part at least, to active threads with over 1,000 posts. Therefore, this thread is being closed and started in a new thread. Otherwise...
    It's just come to our attention (thank you RM1986!) that some of our problems may have been attributable, in part at least, to active threads with over 1,000 posts. Therefore, this thread is being...
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  26. Phil A
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    What jobs are we doing in the Garden today 2015

    Time to say goodbye to 2015 - new thread HERE
    Time to say goodbye to 2015 - new thread HERE
    Time to say goodbye to 2015 - new thread HERE
    Time to say goodbye to 2015 - new thread HERE
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  27. PeterS
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    Show us your recent purchases.

    Closed.. New Thread here
    Closed.. New Thread here
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    Closed.. New Thread here
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  28. NigelJ
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

    New Thread HereWHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021
    New Thread HereWHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021
    New Thread HereWHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021
    New Thread HereWHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021
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  29. ARMANDII
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    WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021

    Thank you @shiney
    Thank you @shiney
    Thank you @shiney
    Thank you @shiney
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  30. ARMANDII
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    WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2017

    Just a test post:snorky:
    Just a test post:snorky:
    Just a test post:snorky:
    Just a test post:snorky:
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  31. intel

    Is Horticultural Sand The Same As Sharp Sand?

    30 full sized trays is a lot of plants! I buy the best quality - want to make sure that I get as many seeds to germinate as possible, and have decent drainage to reduce likelihood of damping off...
    30 full sized trays is a lot of plants! I buy the best quality - want to make sure that I get as many seeds to germinate as possible, and have decent drainage to reduce likelihood of damping off etc. I use 1/4 sized trays, and have about 30 of those. I use them in rotation, plants are...
    30 full sized trays is a lot of plants! I buy the best quality - want to make sure that I get as many seeds to germinate as possible, and have decent drainage to reduce likelihood of damping off etc. I use 1/4 sized trays, and have about 30...
    30 full sized trays is a lot of plants! I buy the best quality - want to make sure that I get as many seeds to germinate as possible, and have decent drainage to reduce likelihood of damping off...
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  32. The Wizard

    Something digging holes in my lawn

    Saw some activity at 6am just after first light but no damage. Loads of birds and one squirrel that ran straight across and disappeared through the back hedge. Gonna keep the camera rolling again...
    Saw some activity at 6am just after first light but no damage. Loads of birds and one squirrel that ran straight across and disappeared through the back hedge. Gonna keep the camera rolling again tonight to see what happens tomorrow morning.
    Saw some activity at 6am just after first light but no damage. Loads of birds and one squirrel that ran straight across and disappeared through the back hedge. Gonna keep the camera rolling again tonight to see what happens tomorrow morning.
    Saw some activity at 6am just after first light but no damage. Loads of birds and one squirrel that ran straight across and disappeared through the back hedge. Gonna keep the camera rolling again...
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  33. Fat Controller
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    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    Just thought I'd mention that the year is 2020... :whistle::heehee:What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020Nick
    Just thought I'd mention that the year is 2020... :whistle::heehee:What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020Nick
    Just thought I'd mention that the year is 2020... :whistle::heehee:What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020Nick
    Just thought I'd mention that the year is 2020... :whistle::heehee:What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020Nick
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  34. Marley Farley
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    What Jobs Are We Doing in the Garden Today... MK3.. 2013

    Lovely spring-like day today, sunny 8c. Dug over my veg beds as they'd got a bit compacted and did some weeding and hoeing here and there. Nothing much really but was good to be in the garden...
    Lovely spring-like day today, sunny 8c. Dug over my veg beds as they'd got a bit compacted and did some weeding and hoeing here and there. Nothing much really but was good to be in the garden for a few hours. Leeks and onions looking good and chard still producing. Need to get some manure and...
    Lovely spring-like day today, sunny 8c. Dug over my veg beds as they'd got a bit compacted and did some weeding and hoeing here and there. Nothing much really but was good to be in the garden for a few hours. Leeks and onions looking good and...
    Lovely spring-like day today, sunny 8c. Dug over my veg beds as they'd got a bit compacted and did some weeding and hoeing here and there. Nothing much really but was good to be in the garden...
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  35. Scotkat
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    Fuchsias

    Closed.. New thread HERE
    Closed.. New thread HERE
    Closed.. New thread HERE
    Closed.. New thread HERE
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  36. shiney
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    WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2022

    My dad came round for new year with his absolutely crazy young dog. So I've been out in the garden. The dog is insane. Endless fun. But it did mean I got to walk on the lawn. It was like walking...
    My dad came round for new year with his absolutely crazy young dog. So I've been out in the garden. The dog is insane. Endless fun. But it did mean I got to walk on the lawn. It was like walking on a sponge full of water, so it made me feel better about doing nothing, as it's too wet out there...
    My dad came round for new year with his absolutely crazy young dog. So I've been out in the garden. The dog is insane. Endless fun. But it did mean I got to walk on the lawn. It was like walking on a sponge full of water, so it made me feel...
    My dad came round for new year with his absolutely crazy young dog. So I've been out in the garden. The dog is insane. Endless fun. But it did mean I got to walk on the lawn. It was like walking...
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  37. mabbiss

    How to hide a manhole cover !

    Thank you all so much for the excellent advice. I am currently torn between the astro turf, a feature like a bird bath or one of those awesome boxes but please keep the ideas coming if inspiration...
    Thank you all so much for the excellent advice. I am currently torn between the astro turf, a feature like a bird bath or one of those awesome boxes but please keep the ideas coming if inspiration strikes !
    Thank you all so much for the excellent advice. I am currently torn between the astro turf, a feature like a bird bath or one of those awesome boxes but please keep the ideas coming if inspiration strikes !
    Thank you all so much for the excellent advice. I am currently torn between the astro turf, a feature like a bird bath or one of those awesome boxes but please keep the ideas coming if inspiration...
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  38. wiseowl
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    WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2023

    Link to new threadWhat are we doing in the garden 2024
    Link to new threadWhat are we doing in the garden 2024
    Link to new threadWhat are we doing in the garden 2024
    Link to new threadWhat are we doing in the garden 2024
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  39. Fat Controller

    What jobs are we doing in the garden today 2016

    It was a big gardening day yesterday although it doesn't sound like a lot of work. It was 'c Clear the ShineyFrames for the winter', day :phew:. So I started off with picking the last of the beans -...
    It was a big gardening day yesterday although it doesn't sound like a lot of work. It was 'c Clear the ShineyFrames for the winter', day :phew:. So I started off with picking the last of the beans - 3lb :blue thumb:.Taking apart the frames doesn't include the main posts and wires but needs to have things...
    It was a big gardening day yesterday although it doesn't sound like a lot of work. It was 'c Clear the ShineyFrames for the winter', day :phew:. So I started off with picking the last of the beans - 3lb :blue thumb:.Taking apart the frames doesn't include the...
    It was a big gardening day yesterday although it doesn't sound like a lot of work. It was 'c Clear the ShineyFrames for the winter', day :phew:. So I started off with picking the last of the beans -...
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  40. raymond-s

    Cleaning green mould from a fence.

    I had the same problem but I fixed it. If you still need an advice my wooden fence looks much better and much lighter in color after it was cleaned using simply spray & walk away. I bought this...
    I had the same problem but I fixed it. If you still need an advice my wooden fence looks much better and much lighter in color after it was cleaned using simply spray & walk away. I bought this product as a concentrate and then dilute with water, it was much cheaper that way. I sprayed the...
    I had the same problem but I fixed it. If you still need an advice my wooden fence looks much better and much lighter in color after it was cleaned using simply spray & walk away. I bought this product as a concentrate and then dilute with...
    I had the same problem but I fixed it. If you still need an advice my wooden fence looks much better and much lighter in color after it was cleaned using simply spray & walk away. I bought this...
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  41. Marley Farley
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    What Jobs are we doing in the Garden today 2014..

    @Zigs @Marley FarleyHi BothPlease can we have a new threadthank youSpruce
    @Zigs @Marley FarleyHi BothPlease can we have a new threadthank youSpruce
    @Zigs @Marley FarleyHi BothPlease can we have a new threadthank youSpruce
    @Zigs @Marley FarleyHi BothPlease can we have a new threadthank youSpruce
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