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  1. NigelJ
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    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN April 21

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  2. Spruce

    Peach Crimson Bonfire Question about peach leaf curl

    My dwarf peach has been in garden soil for last 2 years. Despite diligently removing and burning curling leaves, and clearing up fragments on soil, it is still riddled with it. I am thinking of...
    My dwarf peach has been in garden soil for last 2 years. Despite diligently removing and burning curling leaves, and clearing up fragments on soil, it is still riddled with it. I am thinking of grubbing it out and replacing with something less fragile... @Spruce Yours looks much healthier!
    My dwarf peach has been in garden soil for last 2 years. Despite diligently removing and burning curling leaves, and clearing up fragments on soil, it is still riddled with it. I am thinking of grubbing it out and replacing with something less...
    My dwarf peach has been in garden soil for last 2 years. Despite diligently removing and burning curling leaves, and clearing up fragments on soil, it is still riddled with it. I am thinking of...
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  3. Spruce

    Lily Beetle 2021

    Thanks for ruining my Ham sandwich Spruce.:catapult::biggrin:
    Thanks for ruining my Ham sandwich Spruce.:catapult::biggrin:
    Thanks for ruining my Ham sandwich Spruce.:catapult::biggrin:
    Thanks for ruining my Ham sandwich Spruce.:catapult::biggrin:
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  4. ennnceee

    Watering this Aloe...

    If the withering leaves are the oldest ones in the bottom of the stem, that's normal. New growth will appear higher up and the lowermost leaves will slowly die away. They can be pulled off the...
    If the withering leaves are the oldest ones in the bottom of the stem, that's normal. New growth will appear higher up and the lowermost leaves will slowly die away. They can be pulled off the stem when they are very dead to neaten things up.If you want to renew the plant or pot in a bigger...
    If the withering leaves are the oldest ones in the bottom of the stem, that's normal. New growth will appear higher up and the lowermost leaves will slowly die away. They can be pulled off the stem when they are very dead to neaten things up....
    If the withering leaves are the oldest ones in the bottom of the stem, that's normal. New growth will appear higher up and the lowermost leaves will slowly die away. They can be pulled off the...
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  5. Spruce

    Heliotrope seeds

    *news announcement* :hapydancsmil:4 seeds have sprouted :love30::spinning::spinning::spinning::spinning::wow:
    *news announcement* :hapydancsmil:4 seeds have sprouted :love30::spinning::spinning::spinning::spinning::wow:
    *news announcement* :hapydancsmil:4 seeds have sprouted :love30::spinning::spinning::spinning::spinning::wow:
    *news announcement* :hapydancsmil:4 seeds have sprouted :love30::spinning::spinning::spinning::spinning::wow:
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  6. Spruce

    Black-eyed Susan Thunbergia alata

    I found they are quite delicate in terms of stems and needed help to attach to the spiral metal posts I had them on. This year the seeds seem to be a bit stubborn about germinating, despite a...
    I found they are quite delicate in terms of stems and needed help to attach to the spiral metal posts I had them on. This year the seeds seem to be a bit stubborn about germinating, despite a heated mat!
    I found they are quite delicate in terms of stems and needed help to attach to the spiral metal posts I had them on. This year the seeds seem to be a bit stubborn about germinating, despite a heated mat!
    I found they are quite delicate in terms of stems and needed help to attach to the spiral metal posts I had them on. This year the seeds seem to be a bit stubborn about germinating, despite a...
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  7. Spuddy_1958

    Nursery sent chitted Begonia corm

    Thank you for your congratulations and for the advice on the begonia.I'm just a little obsessed about avoiding under or over watering it and making sure it has the correct environment.I'm not...
    Thank you for your congratulations and for the advice on the begonia.I'm just a little obsessed about avoiding under or over watering it and making sure it has the correct environment.I'm not worried about all the other things I'm in the process of growing, but this one is important !
    Thank you for your congratulations and for the advice on the begonia.I'm just a little obsessed about avoiding under or over watering it and making sure it has the correct environment.I'm not worried about all the other things I'm in the...
    Thank you for your congratulations and for the advice on the begonia.I'm just a little obsessed about avoiding under or over watering it and making sure it has the correct environment.I'm not...
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  8. clanless

    Pelargoniums

    Thanks for the replies everyone :dbgrtmb:.I planted them up this morning in some terracotta pots - so that I can bring them indoors over Winter.For some reason I tend to think that Pelargoniums are...
    Thanks for the replies everyone :dbgrtmb:.I planted them up this morning in some terracotta pots - so that I can bring them indoors over Winter.For some reason I tend to think that Pelargoniums are best grown in terracotta pots - perhaps it was because I saw a nice display of them at the Eden Project...
    Thanks for the replies everyone :dbgrtmb:.I planted them up this morning in some terracotta pots - so that I can bring them indoors over Winter.For some reason I tend to think that Pelargoniums are best grown in terracotta pots - perhaps it was...
    Thanks for the replies everyone :dbgrtmb:.I planted them up this morning in some terracotta pots - so that I can bring them indoors over Winter.For some reason I tend to think that Pelargoniums are...
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  9. ashley1234

    Hi there, anyone know what this is ,maybe cordyline ? it has started getting brown leaves ?

    Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
    Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
    Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
    Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
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  10. Purple Streaks

    Hedychium

    Which one is it? I'd grow in a pot for the first year at least. Plant horizontally just below the surface. Put it somewhere warm.
    Which one is it? I'd grow in a pot for the first year at least. Plant horizontally just below the surface. Put it somewhere warm.
    Which one is it? I'd grow in a pot for the first year at least. Plant horizontally just below the surface. Put it somewhere warm.
    Which one is it? I'd grow in a pot for the first year at least. Plant horizontally just below the surface. Put it somewhere warm.
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  11. Lee Hughes

    Black ends

    Ah ok thanks Pete will do.
    Ah ok thanks Pete will do.
    Ah ok thanks Pete will do.
    Ah ok thanks Pete will do.
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  12. tkup

    Help with a dried up looking plant - can it be saved??

    No it’s actually planted in the ground and from the look and size of the trunk has been around for many years ...
    No it’s actually planted in the ground and from the look and size of the trunk has been around for many years ...
    No it’s actually planted in the ground and from the look and size of the trunk has been around for many years ...
    No it’s actually planted in the ground and from the look and size of the trunk has been around for many years ...
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  13. Loofah

    Hose / tap connectors

    My hose reels are attached to the summerhouse which is about 15 years old. They've been on there for all that time and so have the connectors.The green reel is the 50m and runs off to the side...
    My hose reels are attached to the summerhouse which is about 15 years old. They've been on there for all that time and so have the connectors.The green reel is the 50m and runs off to the side and round the corner to the main lawn and the front garden (with another portable reel to attach to...
    My hose reels are attached to the summerhouse which is about 15 years old. They've been on there for all that time and so have the connectors.The green reel is the 50m and runs off to the side and round the corner to the main lawn and the...
    My hose reels are attached to the summerhouse which is about 15 years old. They've been on there for all that time and so have the connectors.The green reel is the 50m and runs off to the side...
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  14. amanita

    sad death of a judas tree

    Are you prepared to go for C. Canadensis or siliquastrum which is, I believe, the true "Judas tree".
    Are you prepared to go for C. Canadensis or siliquastrum which is, I believe, the true "Judas tree".
    Are you prepared to go for C. Canadensis or siliquastrum which is, I believe, the true "Judas tree".
    Are you prepared to go for C. Canadensis or siliquastrum which is, I believe, the true "Judas tree".
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  15. Dorset Deb

    Greenhouse louvre opener

    Hi,Oops. sorry, mis-interpreted your question.This is very similar to the type we retrofitted to ours. Auto Louvre OpenerWould think you have enough room to attach it to the frame, just two...
    Hi,Oops. sorry, mis-interpreted your question.This is very similar to the type we retrofitted to ours. Auto Louvre OpenerWould think you have enough room to attach it to the frame, just two self tapping screws and then to disconnect the louvers handle and match up the tie bar to the opener.
    Hi,Oops. sorry, mis-interpreted your question.This is very similar to the type we retrofitted to ours. Auto Louvre OpenerWould think you have enough room to attach it to the frame, just two self tapping screws and then to disconnect the...
    Hi,Oops. sorry, mis-interpreted your question.This is very similar to the type we retrofitted to ours. Auto Louvre OpenerWould think you have enough room to attach it to the frame, just two...
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  16. Purple Streaks

    Auricula

    Some lovely colours @Palustris !
    Some lovely colours @Palustris !
    Some lovely colours @Palustris !
    Some lovely colours @Palustris !
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  17. chalkie

    Plant identity

    Thankyou. I am in Kent (Dover). I put half of the plants outside in a plastic greenhouse yesterday and kept half on the windowsill. It was quite a hard frost last night, thankfully they look like...
    Thankyou. I am in Kent (Dover). I put half of the plants outside in a plastic greenhouse yesterday and kept half on the windowsill. It was quite a hard frost last night, thankfully they look like they have survived.
    Thankyou. I am in Kent (Dover). I put half of the plants outside in a plastic greenhouse yesterday and kept half on the windowsill. It was quite a hard frost last night, thankfully they look like they have survived.
    Thankyou. I am in Kent (Dover). I put half of the plants outside in a plastic greenhouse yesterday and kept half on the windowsill. It was quite a hard frost last night, thankfully they look like...
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  18. Craig1987

    Outdoor kitchens

    Thanks Lori. :dbgrtmb: I think the sun oven is a great idea but it would have little use here.
    Thanks Lori. :dbgrtmb: I think the sun oven is a great idea but it would have little use here.
    Thanks Lori. :dbgrtmb: I think the sun oven is a great idea but it would have little use here.
    Thanks Lori. :dbgrtmb: I think the sun oven is a great idea but it would have little use here.
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  19. Jasmine star
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    What to do with this rose.

    Hmm that's odd @EmmaJane :th scifD36: let's hope you get flowers on both sides this year :blue thumb: I certainly will. Looking forward to seeing what I get.
    Hmm that's odd @EmmaJane :th scifD36: let's hope you get flowers on both sides this year :blue thumb: I certainly will. Looking forward to seeing what I get.
    Hmm that's odd @EmmaJane :th scifD36: let's hope you get flowers on both sides this year :blue thumb: I certainly will. Looking forward to seeing what I get.
    Hmm that's odd @EmmaJane :th scifD36: let's hope you get flowers on both sides this year :blue thumb: I certainly will. Looking forward to seeing what I get.
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  20. Ken Abbott

    Feeding seedlings

    Can also be made for free. Nettle feed is high in Nitrogen good for leaf growth and Comfrey feed high in potash/potassium good for fruiting growth. Rusty
    Can also be made for free. Nettle feed is high in Nitrogen good for leaf growth and Comfrey feed high in potash/potassium good for fruiting growth. Rusty
    Can also be made for free. Nettle feed is high in Nitrogen good for leaf growth and Comfrey feed high in potash/potassium good for fruiting growth. Rusty
    Can also be made for free. Nettle feed is high in Nitrogen good for leaf growth and Comfrey feed high in potash/potassium good for fruiting growth. Rusty
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