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  1. planetlora

    When to Sew Seeds?

    Hi,Any enclosed area like the cloche or greenhouse needs to be checked a few times a week in winter to ensure things do not dry out too much.You need to keep them from drying out fully, but...
    Hi,Any enclosed area like the cloche or greenhouse needs to be checked a few times a week in winter to ensure things do not dry out too much.You need to keep them from drying out fully, but equally avoid overwatering them and making things really soggy as that will just rot the roots.The...
    Hi,Any enclosed area like the cloche or greenhouse needs to be checked a few times a week in winter to ensure things do not dry out too much.You need to keep them from drying out fully, but equally avoid overwatering them and making things...
    Hi,Any enclosed area like the cloche or greenhouse needs to be checked a few times a week in winter to ensure things do not dry out too much.You need to keep them from drying out fully, but...
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  2. Alex Murdoch

    Monstera new leaves curling inwards away from light?!

    Thanks @pete - we're going to move her a few feet closer to light. Thanks for advice - have a few aerial roots which have tucked back into pot - good to know that is right thing to do.
    Thanks @pete - we're going to move her a few feet closer to light. Thanks for advice - have a few aerial roots which have tucked back into pot - good to know that is right thing to do.
    Thanks @pete - we're going to move her a few feet closer to light. Thanks for advice - have a few aerial roots which have tucked back into pot - good to know that is right thing to do.
    Thanks @pete - we're going to move her a few feet closer to light. Thanks for advice - have a few aerial roots which have tucked back into pot - good to know that is right thing to do.
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  3. SophAlexC

    Can Anyone Shed Any Light?

    Looks like Impatiens @Flumpy Himalayan balsam.
    Looks like Impatiens @Flumpy Himalayan balsam.
    Looks like Impatiens @Flumpy Himalayan balsam.
    Looks like Impatiens @Flumpy Himalayan balsam.
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  4. welshone

    Banana Plant - what do I do

    Do you have a heated place to over winter the pups? Assume you realise the main stem will die after flowering.If left alone over winter you can treat it exactly the same as last year. I would...
    Do you have a heated place to over winter the pups? Assume you realise the main stem will die after flowering.If left alone over winter you can treat it exactly the same as last year. I would perhaps dry it off a bit earlier, as I find when you put a large pot in unheated conditions in late...
    Do you have a heated place to over winter the pups? Assume you realise the main stem will die after flowering.If left alone over winter you can treat it exactly the same as last year. I would perhaps dry it off a bit earlier, as I find when...
    Do you have a heated place to over winter the pups? Assume you realise the main stem will die after flowering.If left alone over winter you can treat it exactly the same as last year. I would...
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  5. The Buddleja Garden

    Buddleja candida

    Has anyone ever encountered this species on the or travels?Longstock National Collection has lost their plant and they no longer have a living specimen at Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. It's...
    Has anyone ever encountered this species on the or travels?Longstock National Collection has lost their plant and they no longer have a living specimen at Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. It's possible one has survived at another garden with a collection not listed online.For information,...
    Has anyone ever encountered this species on the or travels?Longstock National Collection has lost their plant and they no longer have a living specimen at Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. It's possible one has survived at another garden with a...
    Has anyone ever encountered this species on the or travels?Longstock National Collection has lost their plant and they no longer have a living specimen at Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. It's...
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  6. shiney

    anyone Grow Vigna Caracalla - Snail or Corkscrew Vine

    Looks like Chiltern seeds have seeds available.
    Looks like Chiltern seeds have seeds available.
    Looks like Chiltern seeds have seeds available.
    Looks like Chiltern seeds have seeds available.
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  7. longk
    Like x 7

    What looked good for me in 2020

    For various reasons I've been away from the forum for a while (apart from a few quick look ins) and will be largely absent again once my parents kitchen is finished. However, circumstances...
    For various reasons I've been away from the forum for a while (apart from a few quick look ins) and will be largely absent again once my parents kitchen is finished. However, circumstances dictated that I needed to make regular visits to my parents where most of my plants are so I have a few...
    For various reasons I've been away from the forum for a while (apart from a few quick look ins) and will be largely absent again once my parents kitchen is finished. However, circumstances dictated that I needed to make regular visits to my...
    For various reasons I've been away from the forum for a while (apart from a few quick look ins) and will be largely absent again once my parents kitchen is finished. However, circumstances...
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  8. kriss

    Front garden progress

    What a beautiful vintage property Kriss, I love the style of the curvaceous wall , the gate and everything else! Can't add to what other suggestions have been made but I go along with them:spinning:
    What a beautiful vintage property Kriss, I love the style of the curvaceous wall , the gate and everything else! Can't add to what other suggestions have been made but I go along with them:spinning:
    What a beautiful vintage property Kriss, I love the style of the curvaceous wall , the gate and everything else! Can't add to what other suggestions have been made but I go along with them:spinning:
    What a beautiful vintage property Kriss, I love the style of the curvaceous wall , the gate and everything else! Can't add to what other suggestions have been made but I go along with them:spinning:
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  9. charliew50

    Weedy, Ugly Bank to Spruce Up

    I like your approach charlie! However one inch of compost would only benefit moss or algae lol. Most of it would wash away into the rubble.. Good plants need good ground mate and there's no...
    I like your approach charlie! However one inch of compost would only benefit moss or algae lol. Most of it would wash away into the rubble.. Good plants need good ground mate and there's no simple fix if you really want that bank looking good.
    I like your approach charlie! However one inch of compost would only benefit moss or algae lol. Most of it would wash away into the rubble.. Good plants need good ground mate and there's no simple fix if you really want that bank looking good.
    I like your approach charlie! However one inch of compost would only benefit moss or algae lol. Most of it would wash away into the rubble.. Good plants need good ground mate and there's no...
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  10. mogcat22

    Hydrangea no flowers

    Thank you @luis_pr ... that helped me too as i have three macrophylla with a total of 3 blooms between them.
    Thank you @luis_pr ... that helped me too as i have three macrophylla with a total of 3 blooms between them.
    Thank you @luis_pr ... that helped me too as i have three macrophylla with a total of 3 blooms between them.
    Thank you @luis_pr ... that helped me too as i have three macrophylla with a total of 3 blooms between them.
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  11. clanless

    Suggestions please

    Thanks everyone :blue thumb:- I've a lot of googling to do - to see what these plants look like and where I can get them from .
    Thanks everyone :blue thumb:- I've a lot of googling to do - to see what these plants look like and where I can get them from .
    Thanks everyone :blue thumb:- I've a lot of googling to do - to see what these plants look like and where I can get them from .
    Thanks everyone :blue thumb:- I've a lot of googling to do - to see what these plants look like and where I can get them from .
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  12. shiney
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    What's Looking Good In August 2020

    New Thread HereWHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN SEPTEMBER 2020
    New Thread HereWHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN SEPTEMBER 2020
    New Thread HereWHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN SEPTEMBER 2020
    New Thread HereWHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN SEPTEMBER 2020
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  13. Fat Controller
    Like x 3

    Project recover

    I'm sure it would find it's sea legs. :biggrin:
    I'm sure it would find it's sea legs. :biggrin:
    I'm sure it would find it's sea legs. :biggrin:
    I'm sure it would find it's sea legs. :biggrin:
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  14. ricky101

    Steptocarpus Potting On in September ?

    Hi,The largish plug plants we purchased in April time have done brilliantly and a few seem too big for their 3.5" half pots.They say its best to pot them on every 6 months but wondering if...
    Hi,The largish plug plants we purchased in April time have done brilliantly and a few seem too big for their 3.5" half pots.They say its best to pot them on every 6 months but wondering if September is getting too late in the year for doing so, or better to overwinter them and repot in the...
    Hi,The largish plug plants we purchased in April time have done brilliantly and a few seem too big for their 3.5" half pots.They say its best to pot them on every 6 months but wondering if September is getting too late in the year for doing...
    Hi,The largish plug plants we purchased in April time have done brilliantly and a few seem too big for their 3.5" half pots.They say its best to pot them on every 6 months but wondering if...
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  15. thetcutkid

    How hard can I prune a Hornbeam ?

    Hi,We have a Hornbeam in the garden that is 20+ years old and is currently about 3m high by 3m wide, with a depth of just under 2m.To all intents and purposes it's been treated like a hedge,...
    Hi,We have a Hornbeam in the garden that is 20+ years old and is currently about 3m high by 3m wide, with a depth of just under 2m.To all intents and purposes it's been treated like a hedge, very light pruning a couple of times a year to give a really thick growth. Trouble is, it's now badly...
    Hi,We have a Hornbeam in the garden that is 20+ years old and is currently about 3m high by 3m wide, with a depth of just under 2m.To all intents and purposes it's been treated like a hedge, very light pruning a couple of times a year to give...
    Hi,We have a Hornbeam in the garden that is 20+ years old and is currently about 3m high by 3m wide, with a depth of just under 2m.To all intents and purposes it's been treated like a hedge,...
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  16. Dave Lloyd

    Torbay Dazzler leaves

    Hi Caroline. Sorry not got back sooner but nothing inside leaves. Really puzzled. It's defo not over watering. Especially the amount of rain we get in UK. Never sprayed it all. Could be PH. But...
    Hi Caroline. Sorry not got back sooner but nothing inside leaves. Really puzzled. It's defo not over watering. Especially the amount of rain we get in UK. Never sprayed it all. Could be PH. But it's been there for 3 years. But will have to check it Dave
    Hi Caroline. Sorry not got back sooner but nothing inside leaves. Really puzzled. It's defo not over watering. Especially the amount of rain we get in UK. Never sprayed it all. Could be PH. But it's been there for 3 years. But will have to check...
    Hi Caroline. Sorry not got back sooner but nothing inside leaves. Really puzzled. It's defo not over watering. Especially the amount of rain we get in UK. Never sprayed it all. Could be PH. But...
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  17. mazambo

    Coleus

    Well I didn't make a very good job of growing these from seed:heehee: but I'll give it another go next year.
    Well I didn't make a very good job of growing these from seed:heehee: but I'll give it another go next year.
    Well I didn't make a very good job of growing these from seed:heehee: but I'll give it another go next year.
    Well I didn't make a very good job of growing these from seed:heehee: but I'll give it another go next year.
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  18. Jasmine star

    What to do with this rose.

    Thanks @ARMANDII , I agree. I've always had great, friendly advice on here. I'll follow it and see how I go :dbgrtmb:
    Thanks @ARMANDII , I agree. I've always had great, friendly advice on here. I'll follow it and see how I go :dbgrtmb:
    Thanks @ARMANDII , I agree. I've always had great, friendly advice on here. I'll follow it and see how I go :dbgrtmb:
    Thanks @ARMANDII , I agree. I've always had great, friendly advice on here. I'll follow it and see how I go :dbgrtmb:
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  19. Chris hook

    What is this please?

    Thanks @ThePlantAssassin - it does smell nice so I think it is phlox. I have lots of white ones so this makes a nice change.
    Thanks @ThePlantAssassin - it does smell nice so I think it is phlox. I have lots of white ones so this makes a nice change.
    Thanks @ThePlantAssassin - it does smell nice so I think it is phlox. I have lots of white ones so this makes a nice change.
    Thanks @ThePlantAssassin - it does smell nice so I think it is phlox. I have lots of white ones so this makes a nice change.
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  20. Dave Lloyd

    Torbay Dazzler leaves

    I have had a Torbay Dazzler in my front garden for 3 years. All of a sudden all the new leaves are bent over like they are not be developed properly. They look deformed Never seen it before. Could...
    I have had a Torbay Dazzler in my front garden for 3 years. All of a sudden all the new leaves are bent over like they are not be developed properly. They look deformed Never seen it before. Could it be PH? If so why has it done so well for 3 years. Does soil change PH
    I have had a Torbay Dazzler in my front garden for 3 years. All of a sudden all the new leaves are bent over like they are not be developed properly. They look deformed Never seen it before. Could it be PH? If so why has it done so well for 3...
    I have had a Torbay Dazzler in my front garden for 3 years. All of a sudden all the new leaves are bent over like they are not be developed properly. They look deformed Never seen it before. Could...
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    121

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