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  1. 2nd_bassoon

    An idiot's guide to taking cuttings?

    Thanks all - I'll try the perlite tip for sure. Maybe a mix of some in soil and some in water and see how they get on?! And geat shout re washing up bowls - I've got lots of perennials that I...
    Thanks all - I'll try the perlite tip for sure. Maybe a mix of some in soil and some in water and see how they get on?! And geat shout re washing up bowls - I've got lots of perennials that I was planning on dividing and was dreading the sheer number of individual pots it was going to take! ...
    Thanks all - I'll try the perlite tip for sure. Maybe a mix of some in soil and some in water and see how they get on?! And geat shout re washing up bowls - I've got lots of perennials that I was planning on dividing and was dreading the sheer...
    Thanks all - I'll try the perlite tip for sure. Maybe a mix of some in soil and some in water and see how they get on?! And geat shout re washing up bowls - I've got lots of perennials that I...
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  2. Marley Farley

    Wyevale and Dobbies

    There is a dobbies near me i would not go there my freind bought me a cucumber and tomotoe plant from there no bigger than your thumb andover charged £1 50 EACH , they told her put them...
    There is a dobbies near me i would not go there my freind bought me a cucumber and tomotoe plant from there no bigger than your thumb andover charged £1 50 EACH , they told her put them outside they grow well l i put mine for a while in sunhouse to grow abit but DESPITElooking after...
    There is a dobbies near me i would not go there my freind bought me a cucumber and tomotoe plant from there no bigger than your thumb andover charged £1 50 EACH , they told her put them outside they grow well l i put mine for a while in...
    There is a dobbies near me i would not go there my freind bought me a cucumber and tomotoe plant from there no bigger than your thumb andover charged £1 50 EACH , they told her put them...
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  3. Marley Farley
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    WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN MAY 2019

    Yes indeed Jenny.....I have several large clumps of it. I regularly trim back during the summer and this enhances foliage colour and prevents any self seeding :)
    Yes indeed Jenny.....I have several large clumps of it. I regularly trim back during the summer and this enhances foliage colour and prevents any self seeding :)
    Yes indeed Jenny.....I have several large clumps of it. I regularly trim back during the summer and this enhances foliage colour and prevents any self seeding :)
    Yes indeed Jenny.....I have several large clumps of it. I regularly trim back during the summer and this enhances foliage colour and prevents any self seeding :)
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  4. Doghouse Riley

    Photos

    I've just trawled through the photos of the garden I took in May and deleted quite a few. I'm left with 169. I file them away by month. i.e. 2019-5 Garden. These join the 2,500 plus photos on my...
    I've just trawled through the photos of the garden I took in May and deleted quite a few. I'm left with 169. I file them away by month. i.e. 2019-5 Garden. These join the 2,500 plus photos on my laptop and duplicated on a back-up hardrive in the "Garden" file, a subsection of my "Home and...
    I've just trawled through the photos of the garden I took in May and deleted quite a few. I'm left with 169. I file them away by month. i.e. 2019-5 Garden. These join the 2,500 plus photos on my laptop and duplicated on a back-up hardrive in the...
    I've just trawled through the photos of the garden I took in May and deleted quite a few. I'm left with 169. I file them away by month. i.e. 2019-5 Garden. These join the 2,500 plus photos on my...
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  5. Selleri

    Confession time.... collecting seeds on holidays

    I used to bring back cuttings and seeds from India. Then got serious and used to pack the gel pots purposely sold for rooting cuttings, so I could start them there. Bougainvilleas were about 20p...
    I used to bring back cuttings and seeds from India. Then got serious and used to pack the gel pots purposely sold for rooting cuttings, so I could start them there. Bougainvilleas were about 20p on the local markets. Just before leaving, I washed the soil off, sprayed them in insecticide to get...
    I used to bring back cuttings and seeds from India. Then got serious and used to pack the gel pots purposely sold for rooting cuttings, so I could start them there. Bougainvilleas were about 20p on the local markets. Just before leaving, I washed...
    I used to bring back cuttings and seeds from India. Then got serious and used to pack the gel pots purposely sold for rooting cuttings, so I could start them there. Bougainvilleas were about 20p...
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  6. amanita

    Judas tree under attack

    thanks pete. I have given it the provado treatment to cover the wriggly option
    thanks pete. I have given it the provado treatment to cover the wriggly option
    thanks pete. I have given it the provado treatment to cover the wriggly option
    thanks pete. I have given it the provado treatment to cover the wriggly option
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  7. Stanley2

    Cornus sanguinea 'winter flame' to replace a small beech?

    Sounds good Stanley...it would not have liked being dry at all :) A good watering and then a thick mulch too
    Sounds good Stanley...it would not have liked being dry at all :) A good watering and then a thick mulch too
    Sounds good Stanley...it would not have liked being dry at all :) A good watering and then a thick mulch too
    Sounds good Stanley...it would not have liked being dry at all :) A good watering and then a thick mulch too
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  8. AVFAR

    Help: why is my Shrub dying?

    @AVFAR Ooh yes Viburnum beetle, they really stink when it rains or damp moist weather when they are under attack.!I think the best thing is read here as they are not the easiest to get rid of.. :sad:
    @AVFAR Ooh yes Viburnum beetle, they really stink when it rains or damp moist weather when they are under attack.!I think the best thing is read here as they are not the easiest to get rid of.. :sad:
    @AVFAR Ooh yes Viburnum beetle, they really stink when it rains or damp moist weather when they are under attack.!I think the best thing is read here as they are not the easiest to get rid of.. :sad:
    @AVFAR Ooh yes Viburnum beetle, they really stink when it rains or damp moist weather when they are under attack.!I think the best thing is read here as they are not the easiest to get rid of.. :sad:
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  9. Glenfish

    Lawn maintenance companies

    We haven't used them but we did get a quote from them some years ago and it was more than I was prepared to pay. A relative uses them and is more than happy with the service but his lawn is much...
    We haven't used them but we did get a quote from them some years ago and it was more than I was prepared to pay. A relative uses them and is more than happy with the service but his lawn is much smaller than ours. When we received the quote it was a monthly payment for x number of...
    We haven't used them but we did get a quote from them some years ago and it was more than I was prepared to pay. A relative uses them and is more than happy with the service but his lawn is much smaller than ours. When we received the quote it...
    We haven't used them but we did get a quote from them some years ago and it was more than I was prepared to pay. A relative uses them and is more than happy with the service but his lawn is much...
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  10. Doghouse Riley

    Pot Movers

    Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately there are just three lugs for the shafts of the wheels to fit in. The rest apart from a few spines is just thin plastic.
    Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately there are just three lugs for the shafts of the wheels to fit in. The rest apart from a few spines is just thin plastic.
    Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately there are just three lugs for the shafts of the wheels to fit in. The rest apart from a few spines is just thin plastic.
    Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately there are just three lugs for the shafts of the wheels to fit in. The rest apart from a few spines is just thin plastic.
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  11. Mike Allen

    It's been and gone.

    Yes Mike.....I am watching recordings of Chelsea :) For sure it is “artificial” and money is no object it seems esp for the displays yet I am enjoying the programmes :) A few Cornish growers have done...
    Yes Mike.....I am watching recordings of Chelsea :) For sure it is “artificial” and money is no object it seems esp for the displays yet I am enjoying the programmes :) A few Cornish growers have done well incl Kelnan Plants ......amazing restios, (I have a couple here from them) proteas and other...
    Yes Mike.....I am watching recordings of Chelsea :) For sure it is “artificial” and money is no object it seems esp for the displays yet I am enjoying the programmes :) A few Cornish growers have done well incl Kelnan Plants ......amazing restios, ...
    Yes Mike.....I am watching recordings of Chelsea :) For sure it is “artificial” and money is no object it seems esp for the displays yet I am enjoying the programmes :) A few Cornish growers have done...
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  12. Fat Controller

    Laurel reduction

    We moved in a house with enormous cherry laurels behind the shed last year. We needed gardener to come to reduce them properly. Looking at picture I wouldn't go neither by red nor blue line. I...
    We moved in a house with enormous cherry laurels behind the shed last year. We needed gardener to come to reduce them properly. Looking at picture I wouldn't go neither by red nor blue line. I would leave just a trunk or 2-3, depending on what's inside, on manageable height to ease pruning...
    We moved in a house with enormous cherry laurels behind the shed last year. We needed gardener to come to reduce them properly. Looking at picture I wouldn't go neither by red nor blue line. I would leave just a trunk or 2-3, depending on what's...
    We moved in a house with enormous cherry laurels behind the shed last year. We needed gardener to come to reduce them properly. Looking at picture I wouldn't go neither by red nor blue line. I...
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  13. HarryS

    Palm spots on fronds cure?

    I'm not sure @HarryS I would have thought potash was unlikely mainly because I always associate that with flowering. I've got a couple of small ones in pots and I find they need more water and...
    I'm not sure @HarryS I would have thought potash was unlikely mainly because I always associate that with flowering. I've got a couple of small ones in pots and I find they need more water and feed than you would expect to keep growing well. My small one in the ground gets dry in the summer...
    I'm not sure @HarryS I would have thought potash was unlikely mainly because I always associate that with flowering. I've got a couple of small ones in pots and I find they need more water and feed than you would expect to keep growing well. My...
    I'm not sure @HarryS I would have thought potash was unlikely mainly because I always associate that with flowering. I've got a couple of small ones in pots and I find they need more water and...
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  14. Cardinal-Red

    Progress check on my planting please!

    Looking close at the lillies. Verdun, yes could be lily beetle but. The foliage appears to be exceptionally clean and damage free except for a very swall nibble close to the base of the...
    Looking close at the lillies. Verdun, yes could be lily beetle but. The foliage appears to be exceptionally clean and damage free except for a very swall nibble close to the base of the defective plant. Lillies are susceptible to an assortment of viruses, not all being drastic, but...
    Looking close at the lillies. Verdun, yes could be lily beetle but. The foliage appears to be exceptionally clean and damage free except for a very swall nibble close to the base of the defective plant. Lillies are susceptible to an assortment...
    Looking close at the lillies. Verdun, yes could be lily beetle but. The foliage appears to be exceptionally clean and damage free except for a very swall nibble close to the base of the...
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  15. Cardinal-Red

    Topping up a bed treated with mulch and weed membrane

    If you're going to dig in chipped bark, Cardinal-Red, then it would be worth adding a source of nitrogen at the same time. The process of decomposition of woody materials depletes the soil of...
    If you're going to dig in chipped bark, Cardinal-Red, then it would be worth adding a source of nitrogen at the same time. The process of decomposition of woody materials depletes the soil of nitrogen. If it's any consolation, I'm a fan of geotextile (anti-weed membrane) and from personal...
    If you're going to dig in chipped bark, Cardinal-Red, then it would be worth adding a source of nitrogen at the same time. The process of decomposition of woody materials depletes the soil of nitrogen. If it's any consolation, I'm a fan of...
    If you're going to dig in chipped bark, Cardinal-Red, then it would be worth adding a source of nitrogen at the same time. The process of decomposition of woody materials depletes the soil of...
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  16. nightofjoy

    GEUM care and end of season cut-back

    Deadheading. How this brings back memories. Back to the garden on Monday. The lord and master and Mrs have been in the garden. Good morning Mike if the lady of the house was speaking. If it...
    Deadheading. How this brings back memories. Back to the garden on Monday. The lord and master and Mrs have been in the garden. Good morning Mike if the lady of the house was speaking. If it was the General etc, then it was Good morning Mr Allen. We had guest over the week end, and thought...
    Deadheading. How this brings back memories. Back to the garden on Monday. The lord and master and Mrs have been in the garden. Good morning Mike if the lady of the house was speaking. If it was the General etc, then it was Good morning Mr...
    Deadheading. How this brings back memories. Back to the garden on Monday. The lord and master and Mrs have been in the garden. Good morning Mike if the lady of the house was speaking. If it...
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  17. HarryS

    Patience is a Virtue

    My grasses have only just started :thumbsup:
    My grasses have only just started :thumbsup:
    My grasses have only just started :thumbsup:
    My grasses have only just started :thumbsup:
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  18. kriss

    Cosmos plants!!!

    my cosmos seeds are coming up like gang busters. have them in a nice big pot. only been about 5 days. also planted a pot of two types of zinnias seeds--one short and one taller, just mixed...
    my cosmos seeds are coming up like gang busters. have them in a nice big pot. only been about 5 days. also planted a pot of two types of zinnias seeds--one short and one taller, just mixed the seeds together, also coming up already 5 days. lots of color to be had.
    my cosmos seeds are coming up like gang busters. have them in a nice big pot. only been about 5 days. also planted a pot of two types of zinnias seeds--one short and one taller, just mixed the seeds together, also coming up already 5 days. ...
    my cosmos seeds are coming up like gang busters. have them in a nice big pot. only been about 5 days. also planted a pot of two types of zinnias seeds--one short and one taller, just mixed...
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  19. Mr Grinch
    Like x 7

    Mr Grinch's Garden

    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
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  20. PEANUTPARADISE

    Plant ID please

    Smoke bush?
    Smoke bush?
    Smoke bush?
    Smoke bush?
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