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  1. Graham_Bextor
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    Gooseberry - could it still be alive?

    Hi It's the right time for cuttings, yes they will lose their leaves but that's ok, they'll grow in the spring. But if you haven't got a lot to take from i wouldn't do it, it's best to dig up the...
    Hi It's the right time for cuttings, yes they will lose their leaves but that's ok, they'll grow in the spring. But if you haven't got a lot to take from i wouldn't do it, it's best to dig up the plant and put it in the garden, not a pot it will be better and you won't lose it. Make sure that...
    Hi It's the right time for cuttings, yes they will lose their leaves but that's ok, they'll grow in the spring. But if you haven't got a lot to take from i wouldn't do it, it's best to dig up the plant and put it in the garden, not a pot it will...
    Hi It's the right time for cuttings, yes they will lose their leaves but that's ok, they'll grow in the spring. But if you haven't got a lot to take from i wouldn't do it, it's best to dig up the...
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  2. ARMANDII
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    STILL GOT THE MEMORIES OF THE YEAR IN THE GARDEN

    Armandii. I used to do all my own developing and printing, in the days of roll film black & white. I still have my two Exacta Varex SLR's. They need overhauling and repair. I also go back to...
    Armandii. I used to do all my own developing and printing, in the days of roll film black & white. I still have my two Exacta Varex SLR's. They need overhauling and repair. I also go back to the 50's & 60's. These cameras were used a lot for scientific & medical photography. I would...
    Armandii. I used to do all my own developing and printing, in the days of roll film black & white. I still have my two Exacta Varex SLR's. They need overhauling and repair. I also go back to the 50's & 60's. These cameras were used a lot...
    Armandii. I used to do all my own developing and printing, in the days of roll film black & white. I still have my two Exacta Varex SLR's. They need overhauling and repair. I also go back to...
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  3. shiney
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    What's Looking Good In October 2020

    New Thread Here WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020
    New Thread Here WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020
    New Thread Here WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020
    New Thread Here WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020
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  4. buddleia64

    Recommend me some plants with big leaves please.

    Grow rhubarb! No reason you can’t put it in a border, and very tasty too!
    Grow rhubarb! No reason you can’t put it in a border, and very tasty too!
    Grow rhubarb! No reason you can’t put it in a border, and very tasty too!
    Grow rhubarb! No reason you can’t put it in a border, and very tasty too!
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  5. Hazel Twigg

    New Japanese maple - Osakasuki

    Thanks for your advice - i will do this. I have already potted it into a slightly bigger pot as it was a bit rootbound when it arrived. I will leave next to the doorstep in the south/west aspect...
    Thanks for your advice - i will do this. I have already potted it into a slightly bigger pot as it was a bit rootbound when it arrived. I will leave next to the doorstep in the south/west aspect as it may be more sheltered there. I take in my society garlic at nights when frost is forecast and...
    Thanks for your advice - i will do this. I have already potted it into a slightly bigger pot as it was a bit rootbound when it arrived. I will leave next to the doorstep in the south/west aspect as it may be more sheltered there. I take in my...
    Thanks for your advice - i will do this. I have already potted it into a slightly bigger pot as it was a bit rootbound when it arrived. I will leave next to the doorstep in the south/west aspect...
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  6. SimonZ

    Cutting back Colombines

    I made a video of the seedheads
    I made a video of the seedheads
    I made a video of the seedheads
    I made a video of the seedheads
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  7. fumanchu

    What fabulous apples are these?

    Colour-wise they look like Discovery, but those fruit earlier in the season. Could be a Kidd's, perhaps.These guys have a list of late season trees with pictures of the fruit. See what looks...
    Colour-wise they look like Discovery, but those fruit earlier in the season. Could be a Kidd's, perhaps.These guys have a list of late season trees with pictures of the fruit. See what looks closest.Late-season eating apples for sale | Buy fruit trees online
    Colour-wise they look like Discovery, but those fruit earlier in the season. Could be a Kidd's, perhaps.These guys have a list of late season trees with pictures of the fruit. See what looks closest.Late-season eating apples for sale | Buy...
    Colour-wise they look like Discovery, but those fruit earlier in the season. Could be a Kidd's, perhaps.These guys have a list of late season trees with pictures of the fruit. See what looks...
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  8. kriss

    Ornamental cherry Shape

    3 years ago we planted this cherry tree in the front garden to screen our window. It was fan shaped and bushy from the base of each branch.This year the leaves tended to only flourish nearer...
    3 years ago we planted this cherry tree in the front garden to screen our window. It was fan shaped and bushy from the base of each branch.This year the leaves tended to only flourish nearer the extremities of the branches. Is it too late to prune it back now? It’s to remain mild for at least...
    3 years ago we planted this cherry tree in the front garden to screen our window. It was fan shaped and bushy from the base of each branch.This year the leaves tended to only flourish nearer the extremities of the branches. Is it too late to...
    3 years ago we planted this cherry tree in the front garden to screen our window. It was fan shaped and bushy from the base of each branch.This year the leaves tended to only flourish nearer...
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  9. HarryS

    Wildflower mix, care?

    Due to problems obtaining bedding plants during the lockdown, I purchased some wildflower mix seed packets. The second batch I scattered in June have been amazing the Corn marigolds are still...
    Due to problems obtaining bedding plants during the lockdown, I purchased some wildflower mix seed packets. The second batch I scattered in June have been amazing the Corn marigolds are still stunning in late October :blue thumb: Now the first batch I planted have mainly all gone over, are the late...
    Due to problems obtaining bedding plants during the lockdown, I purchased some wildflower mix seed packets. The second batch I scattered in June have been amazing the Corn marigolds are still stunning in late October :blue thumb: Now the first batch I...
    Due to problems obtaining bedding plants during the lockdown, I purchased some wildflower mix seed packets. The second batch I scattered in June have been amazing the Corn marigolds are still...
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  10. Howard Stone

    Please recommend me a bamboo cutting/thinning tool.

    Excellent. Ordered!
    Excellent. Ordered!
    Excellent. Ordered!
    Excellent. Ordered!
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  11. 2nd_bassoon
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    What should I grow against my south-facing wall?

    NO!!!!!! Annuals so you have to replant every year and you probably need to do it in Autumn in a cold frame to get reliably good results; they look crap in the late summer, they disappear in...
    NO!!!!!! Annuals so you have to replant every year and you probably need to do it in Autumn in a cold frame to get reliably good results; they look crap in the late summer, they disappear in winter and there's not much to see in spring.PROBABLY NO!!!!!! If you go this route choose very...
    NO!!!!!! Annuals so you have to replant every year and you probably need to do it in Autumn in a cold frame to get reliably good results; they look crap in the late summer, they disappear in winter and there's not much to see in...
    NO!!!!!! Annuals so you have to replant every year and you probably need to do it in Autumn in a cold frame to get reliably good results; they look crap in the late summer, they disappear in...
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  12. Loofah

    MDPE pipe?

    Actually just seen this MDPE Pipe 32mm x 25m so 32mm is suddenly even easier.
    Actually just seen this MDPE Pipe 32mm x 25m so 32mm is suddenly even easier.
    Actually just seen this MDPE Pipe 32mm x 25m so 32mm is suddenly even easier.
    Actually just seen this MDPE Pipe 32mm x 25m so 32mm is suddenly even easier.
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  13. The Wizard

    Thuja Plicata brown/dead patches

    I've grown a thuja hedge for the last 7 years and until recently it's been growing strong and healthy. Then about 6 months ago I noticed some of the scales were turning black on one small part of...
    I've grown a thuja hedge for the last 7 years and until recently it's been growing strong and healthy. Then about 6 months ago I noticed some of the scales were turning black on one small part of my hedge in the middle right near the lower part.Over the past few months this seems to have...
    I've grown a thuja hedge for the last 7 years and until recently it's been growing strong and healthy. Then about 6 months ago I noticed some of the scales were turning black on one small part of my hedge in the middle right near the lower part....
    I've grown a thuja hedge for the last 7 years and until recently it's been growing strong and healthy. Then about 6 months ago I noticed some of the scales were turning black on one small part of...
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  14. Nikolaos
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    Which Is Your Favourite Garden?

    I like Dewstow because it's quirky and totally original in its design.From visiting it as a kid, I'll always remember Stourhead.
    I like Dewstow because it's quirky and totally original in its design.From visiting it as a kid, I'll always remember Stourhead.
    I like Dewstow because it's quirky and totally original in its design.From visiting it as a kid, I'll always remember Stourhead.
    I like Dewstow because it's quirky and totally original in its design.From visiting it as a kid, I'll always remember Stourhead.
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  15. LinG

    Echium Pininana

    Yes I had lots of seedlings appear - I have a mainly gravel garden and pulled most out but I have left a few in place just to see what happens.Well the temporary cover sounds like the answer...
    Yes I had lots of seedlings appear - I have a mainly gravel garden and pulled most out but I have left a few in place just to see what happens.Well the temporary cover sounds like the answer then and fingers crossed we don't have another beast from the east descend on us down here. Thanks...
    Yes I had lots of seedlings appear - I have a mainly gravel garden and pulled most out but I have left a few in place just to see what happens.Well the temporary cover sounds like the answer then and fingers crossed we don't have another beast...
    Yes I had lots of seedlings appear - I have a mainly gravel garden and pulled most out but I have left a few in place just to see what happens.Well the temporary cover sounds like the answer...
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  16. ennnceee

    Yellow leaves on Skimmia

    Thanks for that, will do.
    Thanks for that, will do.
    Thanks for that, will do.
    Thanks for that, will do.
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  17. SimonZ

    Planting Heathers

    Thanks Mike.
    Thanks Mike.
    Thanks Mike.
    Thanks Mike.
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  18. Sienna's Blossom

    If you have honeysuckle in your garden

    Thank you @Sienna's Blossom. :) This particular honeysuckle only grows to approximately 15ft so the trellis won't have to cope with too much weight.They are plants that don't need a lot of fuss...
    Thank you @Sienna's Blossom. :) This particular honeysuckle only grows to approximately 15ft so the trellis won't have to cope with too much weight.They are plants that don't need a lot of fuss as FC has found out, and worthwhile when we gain not only the flowers but the lovely, sweet scent too.
    Thank you @Sienna's Blossom. :) This particular honeysuckle only grows to approximately 15ft so the trellis won't have to cope with too much weight.They are plants that don't need a lot of fuss as FC has found out, and worthwhile when we gain...
    Thank you @Sienna's Blossom. :) This particular honeysuckle only grows to approximately 15ft so the trellis won't have to cope with too much weight.They are plants that don't need a lot of fuss...
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  19. JamesGS
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  20. LS15

    Perlite / Vermiculite in a small flower bed?

    This probably seems contradictive but perlite holds moisture and also allows for good drainage so would probably be a good additive in your situation.
    This probably seems contradictive but perlite holds moisture and also allows for good drainage so would probably be a good additive in your situation.
    This probably seems contradictive but perlite holds moisture and also allows for good drainage so would probably be a good additive in your situation.
    This probably seems contradictive but perlite holds moisture and also allows for good drainage so would probably be a good additive in your situation.
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