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  1. alana

    Failed Beech Hedge Plants

    Many thanks for your answers. The plants are not all in one place and I planted them in a double, staggered row so the gaps are not going to be too noticeable. I have a few extra which I planted...
    Many thanks for your answers. The plants are not all in one place and I planted them in a double, staggered row so the gaps are not going to be too noticeable. I have a few extra which I planted in another part of the garden that I can dig up if necessary so all is not lost. I think I'll put...
    Many thanks for your answers. The plants are not all in one place and I planted them in a double, staggered row so the gaps are not going to be too noticeable. I have a few extra which I planted in another part of the garden that I can dig up...
    Many thanks for your answers. The plants are not all in one place and I planted them in a double, staggered row so the gaps are not going to be too noticeable. I have a few extra which I planted...
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  2. HarryS

    Ericaceous plants in neutral soil?

    Dry as the proverbial bone.;)
    Dry as the proverbial bone.;)
    Dry as the proverbial bone.;)
    Dry as the proverbial bone.;)
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  3. ennnceee

    What has happened to my sunflower?

    Well now, I removed all the side-branches with buds close to emerging from the wilting plant, put them in water, and, as you can see, they're nearly all out.
    Well now, I removed all the side-branches with buds close to emerging from the wilting plant, put them in water, and, as you can see, they're nearly all out.
    Well now, I removed all the side-branches with buds close to emerging from the wilting plant, put them in water, and, as you can see, they're nearly all out.
    Well now, I removed all the side-branches with buds close to emerging from the wilting plant, put them in water, and, as you can see, they're nearly all out.
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  4. RJG

    Privet hedge dying!

    No chemical in it? Only it looks like some chemical has spilt on the hedge to kill it off
    No chemical in it? Only it looks like some chemical has spilt on the hedge to kill it off
    No chemical in it? Only it looks like some chemical has spilt on the hedge to kill it off
    No chemical in it? Only it looks like some chemical has spilt on the hedge to kill it off
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  5. Welly

    Looking for shrub (?) recommendations

    It wouldn't....clematis are greedy for food and water! Thing is....the bamboo rhizomes will be filling the space, even if there's nothing apparent on top. How about sticking some garden gnomes...
    It wouldn't....clematis are greedy for food and water! Thing is....the bamboo rhizomes will be filling the space, even if there's nothing apparent on top. How about sticking some garden gnomes in? :biggrin: Seriously....nothing will compete with bamboo.
    It wouldn't....clematis are greedy for food and water! Thing is....the bamboo rhizomes will be filling the space, even if there's nothing apparent on top. How about sticking some garden gnomes in? :biggrin: Seriously....nothing will compete with bamboo.
    It wouldn't....clematis are greedy for food and water! Thing is....the bamboo rhizomes will be filling the space, even if there's nothing apparent on top. How about sticking some garden gnomes...
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  6. shiney
    Locked

    What's Looking Good In August 2021

    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In September 2021
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In September 2021
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In September 2021
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In September 2021
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  7. Loofah
    Informative x 4

    Screaming frogs

    It has been known for a long time that frogs shriek or scream and that it is due to stress or alarm but not many have heard it. Totally different to the normal mating calls. Even Newts sometimes...
    It has been known for a long time that frogs shriek or scream and that it is due to stress or alarm but not many have heard it. Totally different to the normal mating calls. Even Newts sometimes squeak when picked up
    It has been known for a long time that frogs shriek or scream and that it is due to stress or alarm but not many have heard it. Totally different to the normal mating calls. Even Newts sometimes squeak when picked up
    It has been known for a long time that frogs shriek or scream and that it is due to stress or alarm but not many have heard it. Totally different to the normal mating calls. Even Newts sometimes...
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  8. Selleri

    Larkspur "Giant Imperial Mixed"- a winning plan please

    A magazine forced upon me one of those bags of free seeds and actually the Larkspur sounds like my kind of plant.I need some help with the seed sowing plan, I can't sow them now in "a prepared...
    A magazine forced upon me one of those bags of free seeds and actually the Larkspur sounds like my kind of plant.I need some help with the seed sowing plan, I can't sow them now in "a prepared seed bed in where they are to flower" as such a thing doesn't exist :biggrin: Quite possibly I'll revamp a...
    A magazine forced upon me one of those bags of free seeds and actually the Larkspur sounds like my kind of plant.I need some help with the seed sowing plan, I can't sow them now in "a prepared seed bed in where they are to flower" as such a...
    A magazine forced upon me one of those bags of free seeds and actually the Larkspur sounds like my kind of plant.I need some help with the seed sowing plan, I can't sow them now in "a prepared...
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  9. ennnceee

    My Wonderful Aloe...

    Thanks for that. Probably right about the soil, or absence of it, and about re-potting, although goodness knows how I'd get it out. Agree about weight, too, I often do that with outside pots. I'll...
    Thanks for that. Probably right about the soil, or absence of it, and about re-potting, although goodness knows how I'd get it out. Agree about weight, too, I often do that with outside pots. I'll try the weight test when I can find a way to get close enough to get my arms round it!
    Thanks for that. Probably right about the soil, or absence of it, and about re-potting, although goodness knows how I'd get it out. Agree about weight, too, I often do that with outside pots. I'll try the weight test when I can find a way to get...
    Thanks for that. Probably right about the soil, or absence of it, and about re-potting, although goodness knows how I'd get it out. Agree about weight, too, I often do that with outside pots. I'll...
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  10. Jasmine star
    Like x 4

    The battle with slugs and snails is over. (Hopefully)

    Google 'slug pub'. Brew your own bait.Slugs are even eating squash flowers before they can be pollinated, or eating the whole flower including stigma shortly after pollination, perhaps too soon...
    Google 'slug pub'. Brew your own bait.Slugs are even eating squash flowers before they can be pollinated, or eating the whole flower including stigma shortly after pollination, perhaps too soon for the squash to develop.
    Google 'slug pub'. Brew your own bait.Slugs are even eating squash flowers before they can be pollinated, or eating the whole flower including stigma shortly after pollination, perhaps too soon for the squash to develop.
    Google 'slug pub'. Brew your own bait.Slugs are even eating squash flowers before they can be pollinated, or eating the whole flower including stigma shortly after pollination, perhaps too soon...
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  11. Hazel Twigg

    Daboecia

    Yes thanks to you both
    Yes thanks to you both
    Yes thanks to you both
    Yes thanks to you both
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  12. Jack Sparrow

    Depth of soil needed for planting between pavers

    The landscape architects I worked with used to specify 150mm for grassed areas, 450mm for landscaped areas (shrubs) and 300mm to rear garden areas for growing stuff. They thought more about shrubs...
    The landscape architects I worked with used to specify 150mm for grassed areas, 450mm for landscaped areas (shrubs) and 300mm to rear garden areas for growing stuff. They thought more about shrubs tban vegetables.
    The landscape architects I worked with used to specify 150mm for grassed areas, 450mm for landscaped areas (shrubs) and 300mm to rear garden areas for growing stuff. They thought more about shrubs tban vegetables.
    The landscape architects I worked with used to specify 150mm for grassed areas, 450mm for landscaped areas (shrubs) and 300mm to rear garden areas for growing stuff. They thought more about shrubs...
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  13. roders
    Funny x 5

    Thomson and Morgan for sale.

    Both van Meuwen and T&M have removed the BVG reference from their website addresses. BVG shut down all plant development and new cultivar trialling in 2017. The current company is probably worth...
    Both van Meuwen and T&M have removed the BVG reference from their website addresses. BVG shut down all plant development and new cultivar trialling in 2017. The current company is probably worth less than when they acquired it, as I assume they must have asset-stripped to some extent by selling...
    Both van Meuwen and T&M have removed the BVG reference from their website addresses. BVG shut down all plant development and new cultivar trialling in 2017. The current company is probably worth less than when they acquired it, as I assume they...
    Both van Meuwen and T&M have removed the BVG reference from their website addresses. BVG shut down all plant development and new cultivar trialling in 2017. The current company is probably worth...
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  14. Jack Sparrow

    Log Roll Edging

    Yes, but it's still a small bit of wood in constant contact with wet ground so the rot is inevitable
    Yes, but it's still a small bit of wood in constant contact with wet ground so the rot is inevitable
    Yes, but it's still a small bit of wood in constant contact with wet ground so the rot is inevitable
    Yes, but it's still a small bit of wood in constant contact with wet ground so the rot is inevitable
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  15. Loofah
    Like x 6

    Into the jungle

    Ok. How big / spread does fargesia get?
    Ok. How big / spread does fargesia get?
    Ok. How big / spread does fargesia get?
    Ok. How big / spread does fargesia get?
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  16. ChickenStudio

    Levingtons Compost

    I tried Westland New Horizon late last year and found it to be very similar, regarding growth of plant, with Jacks Magic.
    I tried Westland New Horizon late last year and found it to be very similar, regarding growth of plant, with Jacks Magic.
    I tried Westland New Horizon late last year and found it to be very similar, regarding growth of plant, with Jacks Magic.
    I tried Westland New Horizon late last year and found it to be very similar, regarding growth of plant, with Jacks Magic.
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  17. Idris

    Soil for raised bed

    You shouldn't have any problems there, virgin soil that has been through an 8mm screen blended with spent mushroom compost.The problems are when you buy from greenfield sites, where the...
    You shouldn't have any problems there, virgin soil that has been through an 8mm screen blended with spent mushroom compost.The problems are when you buy from greenfield sites, where the problems start, but who is to blame?I watched a programme called "Inside the factory" there was a part...
    You shouldn't have any problems there, virgin soil that has been through an 8mm screen blended with spent mushroom compost.The problems are when you buy from greenfield sites, where the problems start, but who is to blame?I watched a...
    You shouldn't have any problems there, virgin soil that has been through an 8mm screen blended with spent mushroom compost.The problems are when you buy from greenfield sites, where the...
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  18. Loofah

    Steel ring or pipe

    Quite like that, don't think I've seen one beforeI'll see if there's one nearby, thanks :)
    Quite like that, don't think I've seen one beforeI'll see if there's one nearby, thanks :)
    Quite like that, don't think I've seen one beforeI'll see if there's one nearby, thanks :)
    Quite like that, don't think I've seen one beforeI'll see if there's one nearby, thanks :)
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  19. NigelJ

    Allium bulbs splitting

    @pete your mate could well be right, over the years I have lost plants to overwatering so am on the cautious side.
    @pete your mate could well be right, over the years I have lost plants to overwatering so am on the cautious side.
    @pete your mate could well be right, over the years I have lost plants to overwatering so am on the cautious side.
    @pete your mate could well be right, over the years I have lost plants to overwatering so am on the cautious side.
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  20. Kevin Cowans

    My Garden Progress

    Hi Kevin.Your garden looks lovely now the plants have started to mature. :)There is no reason why you shouldn't start to prune. It would be best to check when and how to prune each individual...
    Hi Kevin.Your garden looks lovely now the plants have started to mature. :)There is no reason why you shouldn't start to prune. It would be best to check when and how to prune each individual shrub as they have different requirements. We're here to help you out if you need advice of course.
    Hi Kevin.Your garden looks lovely now the plants have started to mature. :)There is no reason why you shouldn't start to prune. It would be best to check when and how to prune each individual shrub as they have different requirements. We're...
    Hi Kevin.Your garden looks lovely now the plants have started to mature. :)There is no reason why you shouldn't start to prune. It would be best to check when and how to prune each individual...
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