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  1. andrews

    Harvesting Seed - Will I Get the Same Next Year ?

    Thanks for the replies. Every day's a school day.This will explain why I could only find plug plants and potted plants.I'll probably go down the plug plant route early in the season and then...
    Thanks for the replies. Every day's a school day.This will explain why I could only find plug plants and potted plants.I'll probably go down the plug plant route early in the season and then bring them on in the tunnel
    Thanks for the replies. Every day's a school day.This will explain why I could only find plug plants and potted plants.I'll probably go down the plug plant route early in the season and then bring them on in the tunnel
    Thanks for the replies. Every day's a school day.This will explain why I could only find plug plants and potted plants.I'll probably go down the plug plant route early in the season and then...
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  2. Perki
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    WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN JUNE 2019

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  3. DMM

    Dahlia Help/Advice Needed Please

    Just a little update. They HAVEN'T grown taller and bigger, as I've pinched 'em out to within an inch of their lives and they are well within my size limits this year. It's amazing what a little...
    Just a little update. They HAVEN'T grown taller and bigger, as I've pinched 'em out to within an inch of their lives and they are well within my size limits this year. It's amazing what a little pinching can do . Perhaps they WERE always gallery/dwarf size and it was just my inexperience in...
    Just a little update. They HAVEN'T grown taller and bigger, as I've pinched 'em out to within an inch of their lives and they are well within my size limits this year. It's amazing what a little pinching can do . Perhaps they WERE always...
    Just a little update. They HAVEN'T grown taller and bigger, as I've pinched 'em out to within an inch of their lives and they are well within my size limits this year. It's amazing what a little...
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  4. HarryS

    Wild Flower Sowing ?

    Cheers Mike, I'll make sure they are well watered, and we can see what pops up!
    Cheers Mike, I'll make sure they are well watered, and we can see what pops up!
    Cheers Mike, I'll make sure they are well watered, and we can see what pops up!
    Cheers Mike, I'll make sure they are well watered, and we can see what pops up!
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  5. kr236rk

    Herbs - watering?

    Wow, that's good & bad news - bad 'cos I just hosed the patch; good, because I won't need to again for a while :) Too much water last year then may explain why my herb garden got wiped out come...
    Wow, that's good & bad news - bad 'cos I just hosed the patch; good, because I won't need to again for a while :) Too much water last year then may explain why my herb garden got wiped out come spring? Have since replanted.
    Wow, that's good & bad news - bad 'cos I just hosed the patch; good, because I won't need to again for a while :) Too much water last year then may explain why my herb garden got wiped out come spring? Have since replanted.
    Wow, that's good & bad news - bad 'cos I just hosed the patch; good, because I won't need to again for a while :) Too much water last year then may explain why my herb garden got wiped out come...
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  6. Sian in Belgium

    Replacement for blighted box hedge

    Agree, Rosemary tolerates pruning back very well if not into very old wood I find :) The only problem, as I see it, is that as a hedge Rosemary can be fickle.....so often the odd plant dies out...
    Agree, Rosemary tolerates pruning back very well if not into very old wood I find :) The only problem, as I see it, is that as a hedge Rosemary can be fickle.....so often the odd plant dies out leaving a hole in the hedge??How about euonymus green spire as an alternative Sian? Tough as old...
    Agree, Rosemary tolerates pruning back very well if not into very old wood I find :) The only problem, as I see it, is that as a hedge Rosemary can be fickle.....so often the odd plant dies out leaving a hole in the hedge??How about euonymus...
    Agree, Rosemary tolerates pruning back very well if not into very old wood I find :) The only problem, as I see it, is that as a hedge Rosemary can be fickle.....so often the odd plant dies out...
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  7. Passport1

    What are these plants and can i plant them in flower bed in garden for annual blooms?

    The yellow one is a Dahlia grown as a pot plant but would be better planted in the ground. The other is a variety of Celosia also known as Cockscomb and can also be planted out, it is either...
    The yellow one is a Dahlia grown as a pot plant but would be better planted in the ground. The other is a variety of Celosia also known as Cockscomb and can also be planted out, it is either discarded in the autumn or dug up and repotted and over wintered inside ie light and frost free. Hope...
    The yellow one is a Dahlia grown as a pot plant but would be better planted in the ground. The other is a variety of Celosia also known as Cockscomb and can also be planted out, it is either discarded in the autumn or dug up and repotted and over...
    The yellow one is a Dahlia grown as a pot plant but would be better planted in the ground. The other is a variety of Celosia also known as Cockscomb and can also be planted out, it is either...
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  8. lolimac

    Grazers G1...

    Anyone tried it ? I should have asked first but already ordered some to try...Reason being the Rabbits are munching everything in sight at the Cemetery on my fathers grave and it's becoming a...
    Anyone tried it ? I should have asked first but already ordered some to try...Reason being the Rabbits are munching everything in sight at the Cemetery on my fathers grave and it's becoming a little bit annoying...he'd have thought it was funny but it's rather disheartening when the flowers...
    Anyone tried it ? I should have asked first but already ordered some to try...Reason being the Rabbits are munching everything in sight at the Cemetery on my fathers grave and it's becoming a little bit annoying...he'd have thought it was funny...
    Anyone tried it ? I should have asked first but already ordered some to try...Reason being the Rabbits are munching everything in sight at the Cemetery on my fathers grave and it's becoming a...
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  9. AndyS

    Advice on creating a wildflower border

    I wonder if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom with regard to the pics attached. A children's nursery have asked me to do various bits of work in their garden that I’m fine with, but...
    I wonder if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom with regard to the pics attached. A children's nursery have asked me to do various bits of work in their garden that I’m fine with, but have also asked if I can create a wildflower mini-meadow around the border of their site.It’s...
    I wonder if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom with regard to the pics attached. A children's nursery have asked me to do various bits of work in their garden that I’m fine with, but have also asked if I can create a wildflower...
    I wonder if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom with regard to the pics attached. A children's nursery have asked me to do various bits of work in their garden that I’m fine with, but...
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  10. GardeningNewbie

    Please help identify plant

    Aram maculatum.
    Aram maculatum.
    Aram maculatum.
    Aram maculatum.
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  11. Freddy

    Clematis Armandii - Pruning

    Yep, stems are brittle so gentle does it. If any snap, still tie down or space out what’s left. :)
    Yep, stems are brittle so gentle does it. If any snap, still tie down or space out what’s left. :)
    Yep, stems are brittle so gentle does it. If any snap, still tie down or space out what’s left. :)
    Yep, stems are brittle so gentle does it. If any snap, still tie down or space out what’s left. :)
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  12. Sarah Eley

    Standing in the garden centre looking for inspiration...

    I agree with verdun Astrantia are a must lovely plants . Bleeding heart ( dicentra / lampro... ) are nice , tiarella - brunnera lots to pick from - J anemone ( some wander ) - Thalictrums are nice...
    I agree with verdun Astrantia are a must lovely plants . Bleeding heart ( dicentra / lampro... ) are nice , tiarella - brunnera lots to pick from - J anemone ( some wander ) - Thalictrums are nice and airy lots to pick from - phlox like a bit of shade from afternoon sun - most primula's. Lots of...
    I agree with verdun Astrantia are a must lovely plants . Bleeding heart ( dicentra / lampro... ) are nice , tiarella - brunnera lots to pick from - J anemone ( some wander ) - Thalictrums are nice and airy lots to pick from - phlox like a bit of...
    I agree with verdun Astrantia are a must lovely plants . Bleeding heart ( dicentra / lampro... ) are nice , tiarella - brunnera lots to pick from - J anemone ( some wander ) - Thalictrums are nice...
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  13. Jack Sparrow

    Buddleja

    Give it more time Gary......everything seems to be 3 or 4 weeks later than usual :) Agree your plant looks healthy enough and I would expect it to flower. I would simply feed it once a week with a...
    Give it more time Gary......everything seems to be 3 or 4 weeks later than usual :) Agree your plant looks healthy enough and I would expect it to flower. I would simply feed it once a week with a tomato fertiliser, a high potash feed.However, for me the dwarf buddleias do not do too well in...
    Give it more time Gary......everything seems to be 3 or 4 weeks later than usual :) Agree your plant looks healthy enough and I would expect it to flower. I would simply feed it once a week with a tomato fertiliser, a high potash feed.However,...
    Give it more time Gary......everything seems to be 3 or 4 weeks later than usual :) Agree your plant looks healthy enough and I would expect it to flower. I would simply feed it once a week with a...
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  14. NessaJ70

    Supporting herbaceous plants

    Yes, I'll do that before they get too big next year, I need a solution for this year. thanks
    Yes, I'll do that before they get too big next year, I need a solution for this year. thanks
    Yes, I'll do that before they get too big next year, I need a solution for this year. thanks
    Yes, I'll do that before they get too big next year, I need a solution for this year. thanks
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  15. hoofy

    1000 liter IBC water tanks

    Unfortunately no delivery... I've just looked online and £30 is common on ebay for white ones, black ones are £50 (all + delivery of course). So I'll stick with my blue barrels for now.
    Unfortunately no delivery... I've just looked online and £30 is common on ebay for white ones, black ones are £50 (all + delivery of course). So I'll stick with my blue barrels for now.
    Unfortunately no delivery... I've just looked online and £30 is common on ebay for white ones, black ones are £50 (all + delivery of course). So I'll stick with my blue barrels for now.
    Unfortunately no delivery... I've just looked online and £30 is common on ebay for white ones, black ones are £50 (all + delivery of course). So I'll stick with my blue barrels for now.
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  16. Upsydaisy

    Agapanthus advice please.

    OK that's brilliant , will do just that then.:dbgrtmb:Thanks again for your advice @pete , greatly appreciated. :biggrin:
    OK that's brilliant , will do just that then.:dbgrtmb:Thanks again for your advice @pete , greatly appreciated. :biggrin:
    OK that's brilliant , will do just that then.:dbgrtmb:Thanks again for your advice @pete , greatly appreciated. :biggrin:
    OK that's brilliant , will do just that then.:dbgrtmb:Thanks again for your advice @pete , greatly appreciated. :biggrin:
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  17. mazambo

    Agapanthus repotting?

    looking greatSpruce
    looking greatSpruce
    looking greatSpruce
    looking greatSpruce
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  18. mazambo

    Just Curious

    There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon...
    There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon fell off. It was then seen that the tree was rotting fast, as it stood at a low point.Checking on...
    There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon fell off. It was then seen that the tree was rotting...
    There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon...
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  19. Doghouse Riley

    Who'd Want a Job as a "White Van Man?"

    I'm just being pragmatic.In the circumstances, I wasn't going to get anything more than a full refund. I do get to keep the plant, it may survive, but at that size even if it does, it will be...
    I'm just being pragmatic.In the circumstances, I wasn't going to get anything more than a full refund. I do get to keep the plant, it may survive, but at that size even if it does, it will be "lost" anywhere in our garden.I have since ordered a A/P Shirazz (a similar acer) from Larch...
    I'm just being pragmatic.In the circumstances, I wasn't going to get anything more than a full refund. I do get to keep the plant, it may survive, but at that size even if it does, it will be "lost" anywhere in our garden.I have since...
    I'm just being pragmatic.In the circumstances, I wasn't going to get anything more than a full refund. I do get to keep the plant, it may survive, but at that size even if it does, it will be...
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  20. fumanchu

    Poorly Honeysuckle

    It has been pretty wet here too, and I have never fed my poor honeysuckle. TY gardeners.
    It has been pretty wet here too, and I have never fed my poor honeysuckle. TY gardeners.
    It has been pretty wet here too, and I have never fed my poor honeysuckle. TY gardeners.
    It has been pretty wet here too, and I have never fed my poor honeysuckle. TY gardeners.
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