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  1. miraflores

    Winter shrub/bush/tree for front garden.

    I would have to do some research, google about, get a tree book from the library and look at listings on line, see what the Birds like to eat. plot down the size type when grown, color...
    I would have to do some research, google about, get a tree book from the library and look at listings on line, see what the Birds like to eat. plot down the size type when grown, color comparison to my other plantings, etc. Part of finding the process is what you discover as your searching,...
    I would have to do some research, google about, get a tree book from the library and look at listings on line, see what the Birds like to eat. plot down the size type when grown, color comparison to my other plantings, etc. Part of finding...
    I would have to do some research, google about, get a tree book from the library and look at listings on line, see what the Birds like to eat. plot down the size type when grown, color...
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  2. Vince

    Cardoon

    Our front garden cardoon gave us an amazing show in the summer but threw up a welcome surprise...... a new shoot (stalk) developed and it's now (December) trying to flower despite all the frost...
    Our front garden cardoon gave us an amazing show in the summer but threw up a welcome surprise...... a new shoot (stalk) developed and it's now (December) trying to flower despite all the frost we've had, not a southern softy?
    Our front garden cardoon gave us an amazing show in the summer but threw up a welcome surprise...... a new shoot (stalk) developed and it's now (December) trying to flower despite all the frost we've had, not a southern softy?
    Our front garden cardoon gave us an amazing show in the summer but threw up a welcome surprise...... a new shoot (stalk) developed and it's now (December) trying to flower despite all the frost...
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  3. Pilsburypie

    Drive/front garden planting

    We only do a bit of weeding and some cutting back. Otherwise they look after themselves. :blue thumb:Everything here has to look after itself as we have so much to do. :phew: The picture above is about a third...
    We only do a bit of weeding and some cutting back. Otherwise they look after themselves. :blue thumb:Everything here has to look after itself as we have so much to do. :phew: The picture above is about a third of our front garden and that is small compared to the back garden. It gets harder every year :old:...
    We only do a bit of weeding and some cutting back. Otherwise they look after themselves. :blue thumb:Everything here has to look after itself as we have so much to do. :phew: The picture above is about a third of our front garden and that is small compared to...
    We only do a bit of weeding and some cutting back. Otherwise they look after themselves. :blue thumb:Everything here has to look after itself as we have so much to do. :phew: The picture above is about a third...
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  4. ARMANDII
    Locked
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    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 19

    My next door neighbours would be offended if I cut back the Roses and Shrubs that overlap our fences as, one neighbour put it, she gets a free garden and over 15' of scented flowering climbing...
    My next door neighbours would be offended if I cut back the Roses and Shrubs that overlap our fences as, one neighbour put it, she gets a free garden and over 15' of scented flowering climbing roses which her visitors think are hers!!:heehee:
    My next door neighbours would be offended if I cut back the Roses and Shrubs that overlap our fences as, one neighbour put it, she gets a free garden and over 15' of scented flowering climbing roses which her visitors think are hers!!:heehee:
    My next door neighbours would be offended if I cut back the Roses and Shrubs that overlap our fences as, one neighbour put it, she gets a free garden and over 15' of scented flowering climbing...
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  5. SimonZ

    Advice on this succulent

    Sad, sad oldie am I. Have you thought about visiting your local garden center. I am sure you will find a display of popular cacti and succulents. Just a thought.
    Sad, sad oldie am I. Have you thought about visiting your local garden center. I am sure you will find a display of popular cacti and succulents. Just a thought.
    Sad, sad oldie am I. Have you thought about visiting your local garden center. I am sure you will find a display of popular cacti and succulents. Just a thought.
    Sad, sad oldie am I. Have you thought about visiting your local garden center. I am sure you will find a display of popular cacti and succulents. Just a thought.
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  6. Palustris

    What to grow?

    I planted out a lot of the seedling Auriculas when we first arrived, just so as I did not have to spend hours watering them. I have found a fair few of them completely rootless and no longer...
    I planted out a lot of the seedling Auriculas when we first arrived, just so as I did not have to spend hours watering them. I have found a fair few of them completely rootless and no longer connected to the ground. First time I have ever had this happen with plants in the garden. Really...
    I planted out a lot of the seedling Auriculas when we first arrived, just so as I did not have to spend hours watering them. I have found a fair few of them completely rootless and no longer connected to the ground. First time I have ever had...
    I planted out a lot of the seedling Auriculas when we first arrived, just so as I did not have to spend hours watering them. I have found a fair few of them completely rootless and no longer...
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  7. nightofjoy

    Disguising an unsightly composter

    I'd go for willow whips,cheap as chips .:thumbsup:
    I'd go for willow whips,cheap as chips .:thumbsup:
    I'd go for willow whips,cheap as chips .:thumbsup:
    I'd go for willow whips,cheap as chips .:thumbsup:
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  8. TheMadHedger

    Fencing wire and birds

    Thanks for the replies, that's very reassuring. :)
    Thanks for the replies, that's very reassuring. :)
    Thanks for the replies, that's very reassuring. :)
    Thanks for the replies, that's very reassuring. :)
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  9. Retired
    Like x 3

    Clearing wet leaves.

    Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
    Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
    Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
    Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
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  10. SimonZ

    General Astrancia advice?

    Hi Simon, in case of Astrantia I would just deadhead them and not cut them down to the ground. They're one of my favourite plants being so reliable, I just wish they were in more colours!!
    Hi Simon, in case of Astrantia I would just deadhead them and not cut them down to the ground. They're one of my favourite plants being so reliable, I just wish they were in more colours!!
    Hi Simon, in case of Astrantia I would just deadhead them and not cut them down to the ground. They're one of my favourite plants being so reliable, I just wish they were in more colours!!
    Hi Simon, in case of Astrantia I would just deadhead them and not cut them down to the ground. They're one of my favourite plants being so reliable, I just wish they were in more colours!!
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  11. Sienna's Blossom
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    What would you look for in a new garden if you moved house?

    It was @Sienna's Blossom , only sadly being a child I didn't fully appreciate it. Love to have one now though .:)
    It was @Sienna's Blossom , only sadly being a child I didn't fully appreciate it. Love to have one now though .:)
    It was @Sienna's Blossom , only sadly being a child I didn't fully appreciate it. Love to have one now though .:)
    It was @Sienna's Blossom , only sadly being a child I didn't fully appreciate it. Love to have one now though .:)
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  12. mint

    Curry leaf plant identification

    Hi, Thank you, i have sent you a message.
    Hi, Thank you, i have sent you a message.
    Hi, Thank you, i have sent you a message.
    Hi, Thank you, i have sent you a message.
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  13. miraflores

    growing medium

    It would be for growing plants from seeds or rooting of cuttings.
    It would be for growing plants from seeds or rooting of cuttings.
    It would be for growing plants from seeds or rooting of cuttings.
    It would be for growing plants from seeds or rooting of cuttings.
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  14. Nikolaos

    Garden weeds - a new approach to make your life easier?

    @Nikolaos yes G yeoi is named for Peter Yeo. I've had it for about 15 years (seed from Chiltern Seeds), seed companies appear to sell it as G rubescens. I think it can hybridise with robertianum....
    @Nikolaos yes G yeoi is named for Peter Yeo. I've had it for about 15 years (seed from Chiltern Seeds), seed companies appear to sell it as G rubescens. I think it can hybridise with robertianum. I find that the smell of robertianum is quite variable and not unpleasant.
    @Nikolaos yes G yeoi is named for Peter Yeo. I've had it for about 15 years (seed from Chiltern Seeds), seed companies appear to sell it as G rubescens. I think it can hybridise with robertianum. I find that the smell of robertianum is quite...
    @Nikolaos yes G yeoi is named for Peter Yeo. I've had it for about 15 years (seed from Chiltern Seeds), seed companies appear to sell it as G rubescens. I think it can hybridise with robertianum....
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  15. RandyRos

    Need advice on choosing a shrub pls

    Depending on the size of shrub, of course! If you pick something that's more like 4ft or so, the roots are less likely to make a nuisance of themselves. That said, a previous ex-council house had...
    Depending on the size of shrub, of course! If you pick something that's more like 4ft or so, the roots are less likely to make a nuisance of themselves. That said, a previous ex-council house had a 10ft forsythia growing out of a tiny bed on top of the main drain manhole, and that didn't seem to...
    Depending on the size of shrub, of course! If you pick something that's more like 4ft or so, the roots are less likely to make a nuisance of themselves. That said, a previous ex-council house had a 10ft forsythia growing out of a tiny bed on top...
    Depending on the size of shrub, of course! If you pick something that's more like 4ft or so, the roots are less likely to make a nuisance of themselves. That said, a previous ex-council house had...
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  16. Nikolaos

    Overwintering plants in a greenhouse

    This is perhaps what makes gardening so interesting. Irrespective of ones knowledge of horticulture, what books we have read etc. We all at some point ask our friends. So so often we find...
    This is perhaps what makes gardening so interesting. Irrespective of ones knowledge of horticulture, what books we have read etc. We all at some point ask our friends. So so often we find ourselves perhaps underestimating the plants ability to withstand the traumas of life. I wonder. ...
    This is perhaps what makes gardening so interesting. Irrespective of ones knowledge of horticulture, what books we have read etc. We all at some point ask our friends. So so often we find ourselves perhaps underestimating the plants ability...
    This is perhaps what makes gardening so interesting. Irrespective of ones knowledge of horticulture, what books we have read etc. We all at some point ask our friends. So so often we find...
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  17. Perki
    Like x 17

    Whats Looking Good in October 2019

    Christmas Cactus. Parent and younger sibling.
    Christmas Cactus. Parent and younger sibling.
    Christmas Cactus. Parent and younger sibling.
    Christmas Cactus. Parent and younger sibling.
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  18. noisette47

    Onion sets..a cry for help!

    Absolutely no need - as I said, it was a gift from Ricky and I - even the postage was split between us. Besides, when you find that particularly excellent version of garlic that is bound to be...
    Absolutely no need - as I said, it was a gift from Ricky and I - even the postage was split between us. Besides, when you find that particularly excellent version of garlic that is bound to be lurking somewhere around in France, you know we will be wanting some..... :biggrin:
    Absolutely no need - as I said, it was a gift from Ricky and I - even the postage was split between us. Besides, when you find that particularly excellent version of garlic that is bound to be lurking somewhere around in France, you know we will...
    Absolutely no need - as I said, it was a gift from Ricky and I - even the postage was split between us. Besides, when you find that particularly excellent version of garlic that is bound to be...
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  19. gardening lassie

    Planting suggestions under tree

    Hi @gardening lassie - welcome! If the soil is always dry (and it will get more so as the pear grows), then it is worth thinking about less 'lush' plants that can stand it. For the south facing...
    Hi @gardening lassie - welcome! If the soil is always dry (and it will get more so as the pear grows), then it is worth thinking about less 'lush' plants that can stand it. For the south facing section maybe go for lavender, helianthemum, dianthus, bulbous things like alliums, dwarf irises,...
    Hi @gardening lassie - welcome! If the soil is always dry (and it will get more so as the pear grows), then it is worth thinking about less 'lush' plants that can stand it. For the south facing section maybe go for lavender, helianthemum,...
    Hi @gardening lassie - welcome! If the soil is always dry (and it will get more so as the pear grows), then it is worth thinking about less 'lush' plants that can stand it. For the south facing...
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  20. fjordaan

    When to plant lavender, and how close together?

    Oh, I knew that, Caroline:love30:. It was just that I thought it needed clarifying so that fjordaan, didn't make the mistake that some of my friends did of cutting back the Lavender too far:dunno:
    Oh, I knew that, Caroline:love30:. It was just that I thought it needed clarifying so that fjordaan, didn't make the mistake that some of my friends did of cutting back the Lavender too far:dunno:
    Oh, I knew that, Caroline:love30:. It was just that I thought it needed clarifying so that fjordaan, didn't make the mistake that some of my friends did of cutting back the Lavender too far:dunno:
    Oh, I knew that, Caroline:love30:. It was just that I thought it needed clarifying so that fjordaan, didn't make the mistake that some of my friends did of cutting back the Lavender too far:dunno:
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