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

    I've been finding it very difficult to do much in the garden as we have hardly had any rain for three months. Most of the plants are suffering badly and we water where we can. The sprinkler is...
    I've been finding it very difficult to do much in the garden as we have hardly had any rain for three months. Most of the plants are suffering badly and we water where we can. The sprinkler is being used to keep the veggies going and also put on the beds (don't usually do that) where the...
    I've been finding it very difficult to do much in the garden as we have hardly had any rain for three months. Most of the plants are suffering badly and we water where we can. The sprinkler is being used to keep the veggies going and also put...
    I've been finding it very difficult to do much in the garden as we have hardly had any rain for three months. Most of the plants are suffering badly and we water where we can. The sprinkler is...
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  4. PeterS
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    Improving clay

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS - 2021/22

    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 - 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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  11. shiney
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    SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES - 2022

    Yes I think ours is actually on it's 3rd year, but not much left now. :)
    Yes I think ours is actually on it's 3rd year, but not much left now. :)
    Yes I think ours is actually on it's 3rd year, but not much left now. :)
    Yes I think ours is actually on it's 3rd year, but not much left now. :)
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. wiseowl
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    Whats Looking Good In July 2022

    I've not had much chance to take photos yet.The first of the Annabelle's has started flowering but the drought has had an effect. The flowers are much smaller than usual and the plant is at...
    I've not had much chance to take photos yet.The first of the Annabelle's has started flowering but the drought has had an effect. The flowers are much smaller than usual and the plant is at least 2ft shorter than normal. I have put the hose into the bottom of the plant as it is very sad. ...
    I've not had much chance to take photos yet.The first of the Annabelle's has started flowering but the drought has had an effect. The flowers are much smaller than usual and the plant is at least 2ft shorter than normal. I have put the hose...
    I've not had much chance to take photos yet.The first of the Annabelle's has started flowering but the drought has had an effect. The flowers are much smaller than usual and the plant is at...
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. PeterS
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    Show us your recent purchases.

    Closed.. New Thread here
    Closed.. New Thread here
    Closed.. New Thread here
    Closed.. New Thread here
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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. MattWR

    Creating a border with sleepers - help needed

    As an ex-railwayman and now involved with a Heritage one, I strongly recommend you do Not set them in concrete, because eventually the sleepers Will rot, despite being previously treated.
    As an ex-railwayman and now involved with a Heritage one, I strongly recommend you do Not set them in concrete, because eventually the sleepers Will rot, despite being previously treated.
    As an ex-railwayman and now involved with a Heritage one, I strongly recommend you do Not set them in concrete, because eventually the sleepers Will rot, despite being previously treated.
    As an ex-railwayman and now involved with a Heritage one, I strongly recommend you do Not set them in concrete, because eventually the sleepers Will rot, despite being previously treated.
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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Bashy

    Tomorite or Miracle gro??

    That is really interesting. Imagine you going off on a quest to find all that out. Impressive. I tend to use a mix of stuff. I have growmore, miracle grow and tomato feed. I have sulphate of...
    That is really interesting. Imagine you going off on a quest to find all that out. Impressive. I tend to use a mix of stuff. I have growmore, miracle grow and tomato feed. I have sulphate of ammonia for a quick boost when needed. I remember i had a friend who swore by phostrogen but I haven't...
    That is really interesting. Imagine you going off on a quest to find all that out. Impressive. I tend to use a mix of stuff. I have growmore, miracle grow and tomato feed. I have sulphate of ammonia for a quick boost when needed. I remember i...
    That is really interesting. Imagine you going off on a quest to find all that out. Impressive. I tend to use a mix of stuff. I have growmore, miracle grow and tomato feed. I have sulphate of...
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