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  1. ThePlantAssassin

    New Buddleia planting advice

    You picked a really good one @ThePlantAssassin, old and reliable cultivar which won an AGM in the early nineties! :blue thumb:Nick
    You picked a really good one @ThePlantAssassin, old and reliable cultivar which won an AGM in the early nineties! :blue thumb:Nick
    You picked a really good one @ThePlantAssassin, old and reliable cultivar which won an AGM in the early nineties! :blue thumb:Nick
    You picked a really good one @ThePlantAssassin, old and reliable cultivar which won an AGM in the early nineties! :blue thumb:Nick
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  2. Roddy

    Moss on tarred road

    My Neighbour swears by 'Wet and forget' and I must say it's worked a treat.
    My Neighbour swears by 'Wet and forget' and I must say it's worked a treat.
    My Neighbour swears by 'Wet and forget' and I must say it's worked a treat.
    My Neighbour swears by 'Wet and forget' and I must say it's worked a treat.
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  3. JWK

    Pruning Photinia red robin - when?

    Hi. We have a very large Photinia, more like a tree than a shrub. It must be about 18ft high or so and I am not sure how to prune it. It looks terrific but it is getting out of hand. Can it be...
    Hi. We have a very large Photinia, more like a tree than a shrub. It must be about 18ft high or so and I am not sure how to prune it. It looks terrific but it is getting out of hand. Can it be hard pruned? It is quite bare at the bottom.
    Hi. We have a very large Photinia, more like a tree than a shrub. It must be about 18ft high or so and I am not sure how to prune it. It looks terrific but it is getting out of hand. Can it be hard pruned? It is quite bare at the bottom.
    Hi. We have a very large Photinia, more like a tree than a shrub. It must be about 18ft high or so and I am not sure how to prune it. It looks terrific but it is getting out of hand. Can it be...
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  4. SimonZ

    Perovskia "Blue Spire."

    Yes SimonZ Do nothing until the spring now......then prune back to a few buds. If you want it to be a little sturdier, less floppy, then you can cut again around early May. Don’t feed or water...
    Yes SimonZ Do nothing until the spring now......then prune back to a few buds. If you want it to be a little sturdier, less floppy, then you can cut again around early May. Don’t feed or water too much, if at all, next summer. Grow it hard :) It is a fairly hardy plant
    Yes SimonZ Do nothing until the spring now......then prune back to a few buds. If you want it to be a little sturdier, less floppy, then you can cut again around early May. Don’t feed or water too much, if at all, next summer. Grow it hard :) It...
    Yes SimonZ Do nothing until the spring now......then prune back to a few buds. If you want it to be a little sturdier, less floppy, then you can cut again around early May. Don’t feed or water...
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  5. Eden1

    Taking cuttings - etiquette and tips

    Shiney, that’s lovely. Adds so much more to the garden and our plants :)
    Shiney, that’s lovely. Adds so much more to the garden and our plants :)
    Shiney, that’s lovely. Adds so much more to the garden and our plants :)
    Shiney, that’s lovely. Adds so much more to the garden and our plants :)
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  6. roders
    Like x 5

    Iconic Gardeners.

    Adrian's father, Alan, was also a brilliant gardener and we still have the tree that he gave us. :dbgrtmb: We were originally introduced to him by my cousin who was a specialist Dahlia grower and had his...
    Adrian's father, Alan, was also a brilliant gardener and we still have the tree that he gave us. :dbgrtmb: We were originally introduced to him by my cousin who was a specialist Dahlia grower and had his own small nursery. Things weren't as commercial and frantic in those days. :)
    Adrian's father, Alan, was also a brilliant gardener and we still have the tree that he gave us. :dbgrtmb: We were originally introduced to him by my cousin who was a specialist Dahlia grower and had his own small nursery. Things weren't as commercial...
    Adrian's father, Alan, was also a brilliant gardener and we still have the tree that he gave us. :dbgrtmb: We were originally introduced to him by my cousin who was a specialist Dahlia grower and had his...
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  7. Upsydaisy
    Locked
    Like x 11

    What’s looking good in August 2019

    September thread here Whats Looking Good In September
    September thread here Whats Looking Good In September
    September thread here Whats Looking Good In September
    September thread here Whats Looking Good In September
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  8. nightofjoy

    GEUM care and end of season cut-back

    No problems. Glad to be of help.
    No problems. Glad to be of help.
    No problems. Glad to be of help.
    No problems. Glad to be of help.
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  9. Brightonian

    Leggy petunias

    They dont look that leggy to me.
    They dont look that leggy to me.
    They dont look that leggy to me.
    They dont look that leggy to me.
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  10. Snorky85

    Conifer hedging

    Thanks everyone, I unexpectedly got a reply from CWGC and they say it is thuja plicata.
    Thanks everyone, I unexpectedly got a reply from CWGC and they say it is thuja plicata.
    Thanks everyone, I unexpectedly got a reply from CWGC and they say it is thuja plicata.
    Thanks everyone, I unexpectedly got a reply from CWGC and they say it is thuja plicata.
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  11. CanadianLori

    Ipheion- anyone able to give an opinion on these please?

    I’ve got Ipheion “Wisley Blue”. It’s a super plant flowering for well over a month from the end of March but as you live in a climate with colder winters, that might be delayed. It’s really...
    I’ve got Ipheion “Wisley Blue”. It’s a super plant flowering for well over a month from the end of March but as you live in a climate with colder winters, that might be delayed. It’s really pretty and cheerful. Like @CarolineL ’s the leaves of mine are just beginning to emerge. The leaves do...
    I’ve got Ipheion “Wisley Blue”. It’s a super plant flowering for well over a month from the end of March but as you live in a climate with colder winters, that might be delayed. It’s really pretty and cheerful. Like @CarolineL ’s the leaves of...
    I’ve got Ipheion “Wisley Blue”. It’s a super plant flowering for well over a month from the end of March but as you live in a climate with colder winters, that might be delayed. It’s really...
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  12. Sheal

    Physocarpus Diablo

    Fond of Diablo.....have it here with solanum Alba on the wall behind it creating a sheet of white flowers and geranium Orion in front of it:)
    Fond of Diablo.....have it here with solanum Alba on the wall behind it creating a sheet of white flowers and geranium Orion in front of it:)
    Fond of Diablo.....have it here with solanum Alba on the wall behind it creating a sheet of white flowers and geranium Orion in front of it:)
    Fond of Diablo.....have it here with solanum Alba on the wall behind it creating a sheet of white flowers and geranium Orion in front of it:)
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  13. Sussexgardener

    Hollyhocks

    The bees love Hollyhocks so I sowed the seeds in spring, on the packet it said they would flower next year...........well they have flowered this year. I have two in pots around 2ft tall, ready...
    The bees love Hollyhocks so I sowed the seeds in spring, on the packet it said they would flower next year...........well they have flowered this year. I have two in pots around 2ft tall, ready to plant out next spring.
    The bees love Hollyhocks so I sowed the seeds in spring, on the packet it said they would flower next year...........well they have flowered this year. I have two in pots around 2ft tall, ready to plant out next spring.
    The bees love Hollyhocks so I sowed the seeds in spring, on the packet it said they would flower next year...........well they have flowered this year. I have two in pots around 2ft tall, ready...
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  14. ThePlantAssassin

    Dead Dwarf Rhododendron

    Nice one Cindy :)
    Nice one Cindy :)
    Nice one Cindy :)
    Nice one Cindy :)
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  15. ThePlantAssassin

    Grit vs Perlite?

    Hi CindyAre you trying to inprove the drainage for the phlox and put them into bigger pots but to keep the weight down on your shelves , yes perlite will be fineSpruce
    Hi CindyAre you trying to inprove the drainage for the phlox and put them into bigger pots but to keep the weight down on your shelves , yes perlite will be fineSpruce
    Hi CindyAre you trying to inprove the drainage for the phlox and put them into bigger pots but to keep the weight down on your shelves , yes perlite will be fineSpruce
    Hi CindyAre you trying to inprove the drainage for the phlox and put them into bigger pots but to keep the weight down on your shelves , yes perlite will be fineSpruce
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  16. enginestar

    How to get rid of mushrooms

    You're right, ES, the dead parts of the mushroom will not cause more mushrooms, it's only the spores that cause reproduction, so you need to break the reproduction cycle of the mushroom by using...
    You're right, ES, the dead parts of the mushroom will not cause more mushrooms, it's only the spores that cause reproduction, so you need to break the reproduction cycle of the mushroom by using the rake and breaking up the mushroom before it matures to the stage where it will start to produce...
    You're right, ES, the dead parts of the mushroom will not cause more mushrooms, it's only the spores that cause reproduction, so you need to break the reproduction cycle of the mushroom by using the rake and breaking up the mushroom before it...
    You're right, ES, the dead parts of the mushroom will not cause more mushrooms, it's only the spores that cause reproduction, so you need to break the reproduction cycle of the mushroom by using...
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  17. HarryS

    Begonias very very leafy ?

    Interesting comments from Pete and makes sense to me :) ..I always stop feeding when tomatoes have formed and fruit is ripening well. As usual it is the result of experimenting. Also very little...
    Interesting comments from Pete and makes sense to me :) ..I always stop feeding when tomatoes have formed and fruit is ripening well. As usual it is the result of experimenting. Also very little watering this year....plants are in the gh soil, replaced every 2 or 3 years......but regular...
    Interesting comments from Pete and makes sense to me :) ..I always stop feeding when tomatoes have formed and fruit is ripening well. As usual it is the result of experimenting. Also very little watering this year....plants are in the gh soil,...
    Interesting comments from Pete and makes sense to me :) ..I always stop feeding when tomatoes have formed and fruit is ripening well. As usual it is the result of experimenting. Also very little...
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  18. Retired
    Like x 5

    Wild flowers.

    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand...
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand it.. They say... Much cheaper to do one cut a year and clear all arisings..
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand it.. They say... Much cheaper to do one cut a year...
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand...
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  19. Nikolaos
    Like x 3

    Which Is Your Favourite Garden?

    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to tennis enthusiasts on the forum. Not only because it is a beautiful place to visit, but also because the...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to tennis enthusiasts on the forum. Not only because it is...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to...
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  20. mazambo

    fritillaria imperialis maxima bulbs?

    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly...
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly delivered by them:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly delivered by them:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly...
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