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  1. Selleri
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    B&Q gardener of the year- hats off!

    @JWK I always think of Chelsea a bit like I think of a fashion show. The problem isn't the show, it's people copying it without using their imagination and putting their own twist on it, being a...
    @JWK I always think of Chelsea a bit like I think of a fashion show. The problem isn't the show, it's people copying it without using their imagination and putting their own twist on it, being a tad more subtle in their own style and understanding that the show and the high street are two very...
    @JWK I always think of Chelsea a bit like I think of a fashion show. The problem isn't the show, it's people copying it without using their imagination and putting their own twist on it, being a tad more subtle in their own style and...
    @JWK I always think of Chelsea a bit like I think of a fashion show. The problem isn't the show, it's people copying it without using their imagination and putting their own twist on it, being a...
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  2. GaGa73

    Olive tree question

    To be brutally honest even the good one looks like its not happy. Is it a sunny aspect? As said earlier a repot would help.
    To be brutally honest even the good one looks like its not happy. Is it a sunny aspect? As said earlier a repot would help.
    To be brutally honest even the good one looks like its not happy. Is it a sunny aspect? As said earlier a repot would help.
    To be brutally honest even the good one looks like its not happy. Is it a sunny aspect? As said earlier a repot would help.
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  3. Jack Sparrow

    Growing Hollyhocks

    @Jack Sparrow I have ringed a couple that I'm fairly sure are hollyhocks, there are several more I think, but use those two as a template. I was looking at a seedling about 30 minutes ago and...
    @Jack Sparrow I have ringed a couple that I'm fairly sure are hollyhocks, there are several more I think, but use those two as a template. I was looking at a seedling about 30 minutes ago and thinking it needs to go in the ground.
    @Jack Sparrow I have ringed a couple that I'm fairly sure are hollyhocks, there are several more I think, but use those two as a template. I was looking at a seedling about 30 minutes ago and thinking it needs to go in the ground.
    @Jack Sparrow I have ringed a couple that I'm fairly sure are hollyhocks, there are several more I think, but use those two as a template. I was looking at a seedling about 30 minutes ago and...
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  4. MrsMajorhangover

    Water Butt to Butt help!

    I would temporally connect it to a mains tap at the top end, with another hose, so the extra pressure will dislodge any blockages or air locks.
    I would temporally connect it to a mains tap at the top end, with another hose, so the extra pressure will dislodge any blockages or air locks.
    I would temporally connect it to a mains tap at the top end, with another hose, so the extra pressure will dislodge any blockages or air locks.
    I would temporally connect it to a mains tap at the top end, with another hose, so the extra pressure will dislodge any blockages or air locks.
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  5. Yana

    Conifer with dry top

    I don't know what your conifer is.We often prune the top of our small bright green conifer (Cupressus i think) and then the tree happily grows back over the cut area and looks good again....
    I don't know what your conifer is.We often prune the top of our small bright green conifer (Cupressus i think) and then the tree happily grows back over the cut area and looks good again. Cutting of the dead growth 'may' work for you too.
    I don't know what your conifer is.We often prune the top of our small bright green conifer (Cupressus i think) and then the tree happily grows back over the cut area and looks good again. Cutting of the dead growth 'may' work for you too.
    I don't know what your conifer is.We often prune the top of our small bright green conifer (Cupressus i think) and then the tree happily grows back over the cut area and looks good again....
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  6. Matthew Rosen-Marsh

    Berberis dying

    I'd cut back the stems with the the dead leaves still on them.
    I'd cut back the stems with the the dead leaves still on them.
    I'd cut back the stems with the the dead leaves still on them.
    I'd cut back the stems with the the dead leaves still on them.
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  7. wiseowl
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    What is Looking Good in JULY 2021

    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In August 2021
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In August 2021
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In August 2021
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In August 2021
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  8. fred88

    Max Slope?

    I'd be inclined, sorry about the pun, to keep the slope dig it over incorporating some of the gravel and plant it up with drought tolerant plants, mostly low growing and spreading to hold the soil...
    I'd be inclined, sorry about the pun, to keep the slope dig it over incorporating some of the gravel and plant it up with drought tolerant plants, mostly low growing and spreading to hold the soil in place.
    I'd be inclined, sorry about the pun, to keep the slope dig it over incorporating some of the gravel and plant it up with drought tolerant plants, mostly low growing and spreading to hold the soil in place.
    I'd be inclined, sorry about the pun, to keep the slope dig it over incorporating some of the gravel and plant it up with drought tolerant plants, mostly low growing and spreading to hold the soil...
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  9. Grib17

    Gardening Ideas

    I'm not too sure on the building regs. We want some greenery to soften the look of the house up a little bit.
    I'm not too sure on the building regs. We want some greenery to soften the look of the house up a little bit.
    I'm not too sure on the building regs. We want some greenery to soften the look of the house up a little bit.
    I'm not too sure on the building regs. We want some greenery to soften the look of the house up a little bit.
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  10. Englishgirlinbrazil

    Removing ant's nests... what happens next?

    Hmmmm....all this dosing the soil with detergent/vinegar/salt/bleach! I use the proprietary little round traps that you squeeze a few drops of anticide into. Other creatures can't access it, it...
    Hmmmm....all this dosing the soil with detergent/vinegar/salt/bleach! I use the proprietary little round traps that you squeeze a few drops of anticide into. Other creatures can't access it, it gets taken straight back to the nest and destroys it. It works extremely well without polluting the...
    Hmmmm....all this dosing the soil with detergent/vinegar/salt/bleach! I use the proprietary little round traps that you squeeze a few drops of anticide into. Other creatures can't access it, it gets taken straight back to the nest and destroys...
    Hmmmm....all this dosing the soil with detergent/vinegar/salt/bleach! I use the proprietary little round traps that you squeeze a few drops of anticide into. Other creatures can't access it, it...
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  11. Yana

    lawn

    Thank you very much everyone for all your help and advises, options!
    Thank you very much everyone for all your help and advises, options!
    Thank you very much everyone for all your help and advises, options!
    Thank you very much everyone for all your help and advises, options!
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  12. ennnceee

    The Botanical name for these daisy like sunflowers

    Many thanks.
    Many thanks.
    Many thanks.
    Many thanks.
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  13. Giri

    What´s the Most Useful Plant in Your Garden?

    The most useful plant in my garden is the one I can look at lovingly and think ........ I grew that from a seed
    The most useful plant in my garden is the one I can look at lovingly and think ........ I grew that from a seed
    The most useful plant in my garden is the one I can look at lovingly and think ........ I grew that from a seed
    The most useful plant in my garden is the one I can look at lovingly and think ........ I grew that from a seed
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  14. IrisAtwood

    Rhubarb leaves being eaten by slugs,snails and caterpillars

    Guess this means slug-food is pretty rare in your garden. My slugs wouldn't touch the rhubarb until it was the last available food source.Edit: if you are lucky this problem will go away after...
    Guess this means slug-food is pretty rare in your garden. My slugs wouldn't touch the rhubarb until it was the last available food source.Edit: if you are lucky this problem will go away after one season since plants aren't eager to be eaten themselves. So in the upcoming months or year...
    Guess this means slug-food is pretty rare in your garden. My slugs wouldn't touch the rhubarb until it was the last available food source.Edit: if you are lucky this problem will go away after one season since plants aren't eager to be eaten...
    Guess this means slug-food is pretty rare in your garden. My slugs wouldn't touch the rhubarb until it was the last available food source.Edit: if you are lucky this problem will go away after...
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  15. Stuart Fawcett

    Black Bamboo's swan song? - is the 100 year cycle now?

    @Sirius My fargesia nitidia flowered about 5 years ago and I took it out the following year, found a few seedlings, but many.
    @Sirius My fargesia nitidia flowered about 5 years ago and I took it out the following year, found a few seedlings, but many.
    @Sirius My fargesia nitidia flowered about 5 years ago and I took it out the following year, found a few seedlings, but many.
    @Sirius My fargesia nitidia flowered about 5 years ago and I took it out the following year, found a few seedlings, but many.
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  16. mazambo

    Nicotiana sylvestris

    I don't know what minimum temperature they need but we overwintered a plant in our car port. It was unintentional. It was left there amongst the hundreds of pot plants we have in the car port...
    I don't know what minimum temperature they need but we overwintered a plant in our car port. It was unintentional. It was left there amongst the hundreds of pot plants we have in the car port and flowered the following year. This year is year three and it had again survived the winter but we...
    I don't know what minimum temperature they need but we overwintered a plant in our car port. It was unintentional. It was left there amongst the hundreds of pot plants we have in the car port and flowered the following year. This year is year...
    I don't know what minimum temperature they need but we overwintered a plant in our car port. It was unintentional. It was left there amongst the hundreds of pot plants we have in the car port...
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  17. Stuart Fawcett

    Mossy lawn areas gone - despite creating more shade on it.

    For the first few years in this garden we had loads of Moss in the lawn. then we planted a mini orchard in it. I let the hedge grow taller and it shaded the grass more, then we'd cut the grass and...
    For the first few years in this garden we had loads of Moss in the lawn. then we planted a mini orchard in it. I let the hedge grow taller and it shaded the grass more, then we'd cut the grass and leaving clippings on top, and even just mow the fallen beach hedge leaves into a mulch in situ -...
    For the first few years in this garden we had loads of Moss in the lawn. then we planted a mini orchard in it. I let the hedge grow taller and it shaded the grass more, then we'd cut the grass and leaving clippings on top, and even just mow the...
    For the first few years in this garden we had loads of Moss in the lawn. then we planted a mini orchard in it. I let the hedge grow taller and it shaded the grass more, then we'd cut the grass and...
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  18. Selleri

    What to do with Foxgloves now?

    I leave mine to go tatty and allow seeds to form - then shake the dried seeds around the garden for get more. :)
    I leave mine to go tatty and allow seeds to form - then shake the dried seeds around the garden for get more. :)
    I leave mine to go tatty and allow seeds to form - then shake the dried seeds around the garden for get more. :)
    I leave mine to go tatty and allow seeds to form - then shake the dried seeds around the garden for get more. :)
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  19. Harri

    Growing from last years seed.

    It's always nice to collect seed from the garden and then brilliant to see a result the following year. These Penstemon's I grew from last years seed collecting look lovely. Anyone else had nice...
    It's always nice to collect seed from the garden and then brilliant to see a result the following year. These Penstemon's I grew from last years seed collecting look lovely. Anyone else had nice results? edit: well it's a double whoops!! Firstly Pete tells me they are Godetia. And secondly my...
    It's always nice to collect seed from the garden and then brilliant to see a result the following year. These Penstemon's I grew from last years seed collecting look lovely. Anyone else had nice results? edit: well it's a double whoops!! Firstly...
    It's always nice to collect seed from the garden and then brilliant to see a result the following year. These Penstemon's I grew from last years seed collecting look lovely. Anyone else had nice...
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  20. hailbopp
    Informative x 4

    Warning when strimming

    I had burns from Giant Hogweed many years ago, and being burns I reacted by running cold water on them - the worst thing I could have done, as the burns blistered. If any treatment is used then a...
    I had burns from Giant Hogweed many years ago, and being burns I reacted by running cold water on them - the worst thing I could have done, as the burns blistered. If any treatment is used then a recommended ointment is best.
    I had burns from Giant Hogweed many years ago, and being burns I reacted by running cold water on them - the worst thing I could have done, as the burns blistered. If any treatment is used then a recommended ointment is best.
    I had burns from Giant Hogweed many years ago, and being burns I reacted by running cold water on them - the worst thing I could have done, as the burns blistered. If any treatment is used then a...
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