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  1. impreza280

    250 box plants (buxus sempervirens) - what to do with them now

    I wonder if a local hedging company would be interested. Might even come out and dig them up, in the autumn, although what mess they would leave behind is a possible problem .:biggrin:
    I wonder if a local hedging company would be interested. Might even come out and dig them up, in the autumn, although what mess they would leave behind is a possible problem .:biggrin:
    I wonder if a local hedging company would be interested. Might even come out and dig them up, in the autumn, although what mess they would leave behind is a possible problem .:biggrin:
    I wonder if a local hedging company would be interested. Might even come out and dig them up, in the autumn, although what mess they would leave behind is a possible problem .:biggrin:
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  2. paultall90

    Dahlia problem

    I have a lot of a particular variety, some are a bare inch out of the ground, others about 2ft and budding. Think it's just a weird year but you simply need to give the tuber time to beef up
    I have a lot of a particular variety, some are a bare inch out of the ground, others about 2ft and budding. Think it's just a weird year but you simply need to give the tuber time to beef up
    I have a lot of a particular variety, some are a bare inch out of the ground, others about 2ft and budding. Think it's just a weird year but you simply need to give the tuber time to beef up
    I have a lot of a particular variety, some are a bare inch out of the ground, others about 2ft and budding. Think it's just a weird year but you simply need to give the tuber time to beef up
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  3. shiney
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  4. roders
    Like x 5

    Chelsea ,Best In Show…What do YOU think.

    HEY! I'm one of those and there's really no need to talk about us like that! :nonofinger::roflol:Nick
    HEY! I'm one of those and there's really no need to talk about us like that! :nonofinger::roflol:Nick
    HEY! I'm one of those and there's really no need to talk about us like that! :nonofinger::roflol:Nick
    HEY! I'm one of those and there's really no need to talk about us like that! :nonofinger::roflol:Nick
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  5. mazambo

    Dichondra silver falls?

    Yes definitely, I know what you mean by the flatness, I'm thinking that can be rectified by something taller in the centre or something like Bacopa draping over the flat top.
    Yes definitely, I know what you mean by the flatness, I'm thinking that can be rectified by something taller in the centre or something like Bacopa draping over the flat top.
    Yes definitely, I know what you mean by the flatness, I'm thinking that can be rectified by something taller in the centre or something like Bacopa draping over the flat top.
    Yes definitely, I know what you mean by the flatness, I'm thinking that can be rectified by something taller in the centre or something like Bacopa draping over the flat top.
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  6. daisybelle

    Have I been had?

    @daisybelle You might want to try Naturescape next year for more success, not available ATM but they specifically state that theirs are "English bluebells" and everything I have had from them...
    @daisybelle You might want to try Naturescape next year for more success, not available ATM but they specifically state that theirs are "English bluebells" and everything I have had from them classed as a British native has been correct. :) Unfortunately, I would seriously consider the rather...
    @daisybelle You might want to try Naturescape next year for more success, not available ATM but they specifically state that theirs are "English bluebells" and everything I have had from them classed as a British native has been correct. :)...
    @daisybelle You might want to try Naturescape next year for more success, not available ATM but they specifically state that theirs are "English bluebells" and everything I have had from them...
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  7. mazambo

    Category 2 clematis pruning.

    Thanks @Perki hopefully I can digest that.
    Thanks @Perki hopefully I can digest that.
    Thanks @Perki hopefully I can digest that.
    Thanks @Perki hopefully I can digest that.
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  8. mazambo

    Gladioli question

    Hi everyone, this year has been about trying out old seed and growing plants I've never grown before one being gladioli. I planted 20 bulbs in a raised bed in a carefully worked out pattern and...
    Hi everyone, this year has been about trying out old seed and growing plants I've never grown before one being gladioli. I planted 20 bulbs in a raised bed in a carefully worked out pattern and from what I'm seeing I'm presuming they wander a bit, is that right?
    Hi everyone, this year has been about trying out old seed and growing plants I've never grown before one being gladioli. I planted 20 bulbs in a raised bed in a carefully worked out pattern and from what I'm seeing I'm presuming they wander a...
    Hi everyone, this year has been about trying out old seed and growing plants I've never grown before one being gladioli. I planted 20 bulbs in a raised bed in a carefully worked out pattern and...
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  9. Howard Stone

    Is there a way to fox proof my irrigation system?

    I've noticed foxes have chewed my watering cans, (plastic) on the allotment, I have a few scattered around. I wonder if they are trying to get water in dry periods.Maybe lay out some clean...
    I've noticed foxes have chewed my watering cans, (plastic) on the allotment, I have a few scattered around. I wonder if they are trying to get water in dry periods.Maybe lay out some clean water for them in bowls.But if its cubs doing it its probably just a game to them.
    I've noticed foxes have chewed my watering cans, (plastic) on the allotment, I have a few scattered around. I wonder if they are trying to get water in dry periods.Maybe lay out some clean water for them in bowls.But if its cubs doing it its...
    I've noticed foxes have chewed my watering cans, (plastic) on the allotment, I have a few scattered around. I wonder if they are trying to get water in dry periods.Maybe lay out some clean...
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  10. Loofah

    Butts

    @Loofah I must admit I have 2 of them either side of the terrace by the sitting room, and 3 more ugly ones taking water from the glasshouse where they are less obvious. Around here you can buy big...
    @Loofah I must admit I have 2 of them either side of the terrace by the sitting room, and 3 more ugly ones taking water from the glasshouse where they are less obvious. Around here you can buy big plastic drums and IBC from farmers very cheap. I am thinking of getting an IBC and windscreen...
    @Loofah I must admit I have 2 of them either side of the terrace by the sitting room, and 3 more ugly ones taking water from the glasshouse where they are less obvious. Around here you can buy big plastic drums and IBC from farmers very cheap. I...
    @Loofah I must admit I have 2 of them either side of the terrace by the sitting room, and 3 more ugly ones taking water from the glasshouse where they are less obvious. Around here you can buy big...
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  11. BigC

    Iris gracilipes "alba"

    I've tried making contact to no avail and their list on site does not include the plant. thanks for checking
    I've tried making contact to no avail and their list on site does not include the plant. thanks for checking
    I've tried making contact to no avail and their list on site does not include the plant. thanks for checking
    I've tried making contact to no avail and their list on site does not include the plant. thanks for checking
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  12. Claire McCarthy

    Leggy Verbena

    :dbgrtmb:Apologies, I must have alerts turned off or something, never saw these replies. Yes, I have them as ground cover in a reasonably big flowerbed. I ended up just leaving them and they’re starting to...
    :dbgrtmb:Apologies, I must have alerts turned off or something, never saw these replies. Yes, I have them as ground cover in a reasonably big flowerbed. I ended up just leaving them and they’re starting to flower now, still leggy but plenty of buds growing :)
    :dbgrtmb:Apologies, I must have alerts turned off or something, never saw these replies. Yes, I have them as ground cover in a reasonably big flowerbed. I ended up just leaving them and they’re starting to flower now, still leggy but plenty of buds growing :)
    :dbgrtmb:Apologies, I must have alerts turned off or something, never saw these replies. Yes, I have them as ground cover in a reasonably big flowerbed. I ended up just leaving them and they’re starting to...
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  13. JimboM

    How resilient is a holly hedge

    Best time to do it? Later on in the year after the birds have left their nests.
    Best time to do it? Later on in the year after the birds have left their nests.
    Best time to do it? Later on in the year after the birds have left their nests.
    Best time to do it? Later on in the year after the birds have left their nests.
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  14. Kelc

    Weeds everywhere

    Nowadays I only use a border fork as it fits in between plants better and is much lighter so not as much of a strain on the back. I would go for a polished stainless steel one because it doesn't...
    Nowadays I only use a border fork as it fits in between plants better and is much lighter so not as much of a strain on the back. I would go for a polished stainless steel one because it doesn't clog very easily with with mud. An angled D shaped handle makes the digging easier.With all...
    Nowadays I only use a border fork as it fits in between plants better and is much lighter so not as much of a strain on the back. I would go for a polished stainless steel one because it doesn't clog very easily with with mud. An angled D...
    Nowadays I only use a border fork as it fits in between plants better and is much lighter so not as much of a strain on the back. I would go for a polished stainless steel one because it doesn't...
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  15. Heidi S

    Dwarf Conifer question

    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to a wild rose and the top part is grafted onto it.What can happen is a strong shoot arises from the...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to a wild rose and the top part is grafted onto...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to...
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  16. JBat

    Recommendation gravel strip

    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches....
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches. Any recommendations for little plants that seed in gravel (like Erigeron would), but the catch being...
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches. Any recommendations for little plants that seed in...
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches....
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  17. Jocko

    Can anyone identify this Clematis?

    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
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  18. ricky101

    Manure in Containers ?

    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to...
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to use measured amounts of chemical fertilisers.
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to use measured amounts of chemical fertilisers.
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to...
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  19. ricky101

    Dahlia alternative...?

    Here are mine ... Figaro first then the Bambino. I guess they'll be OK. Yours look rather better however!!
    Here are mine ... Figaro first then the Bambino. I guess they'll be OK. Yours look rather better however!!
    Here are mine ... Figaro first then the Bambino. I guess they'll be OK. Yours look rather better however!!
    Here are mine ... Figaro first then the Bambino. I guess they'll be OK. Yours look rather better however!!
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  20. Michael Hewett

    Hellebores

    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
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