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  1. John Dalrymple

    Non-flowering Forsythia shoots.

    RHS pruning advice for forsythia. Prune in mid-spring, immediately after flowering – avoid pruning later in the year, as the following spring’s flowers will be reduced. Annual pruning keeps plants...
    RHS pruning advice for forsythia. Prune in mid-spring, immediately after flowering – avoid pruning later in the year, as the following spring’s flowers will be reduced. Annual pruning keeps plants healthy, shapely and within bounds:Cut back flowered growth to vigorous upward- and...
    RHS pruning advice for forsythia. Prune in mid-spring, immediately after flowering – avoid pruning later in the year, as the following spring’s flowers will be reduced. Annual pruning keeps plants healthy, shapely and within bounds:Cut back...
    RHS pruning advice for forsythia. Prune in mid-spring, immediately after flowering – avoid pruning later in the year, as the following spring’s flowers will be reduced. Annual pruning keeps plants...
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  2. HarryS

    Curry Plant Calamity !

    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
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  3. Jocko

    Chocolate Vine.

    I was looking for a liquid ericaceous feed and the one I found (among many) was a seaweed extract. I have a bottle of seaweed extract in my potting shed so I thought I would use that. Today I...
    I was looking for a liquid ericaceous feed and the one I found (among many) was a seaweed extract. I have a bottle of seaweed extract in my potting shed so I thought I would use that. Today I carefully removed as much of the soil around both plant's roots as I could, I then sprinkled Rootgrow...
    I was looking for a liquid ericaceous feed and the one I found (among many) was a seaweed extract. I have a bottle of seaweed extract in my potting shed so I thought I would use that. Today I carefully removed as much of the soil around both...
    I was looking for a liquid ericaceous feed and the one I found (among many) was a seaweed extract. I have a bottle of seaweed extract in my potting shed so I thought I would use that. Today I...
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  4. Kevin73

    Clematis Mrs Cholmondeley died

    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
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  5. hailbopp

    Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi root booster

    It almost sounds like how yeasts are kept going for brewing.
    It almost sounds like how yeasts are kept going for brewing.
    It almost sounds like how yeasts are kept going for brewing.
    It almost sounds like how yeasts are kept going for brewing.
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  6. mazambo

    Pricking out lobelia?

    Coming on fine, noticed roots appearing out the bottom of the tray but makes you wonder is it worth the effort when you can get a tray of 8 for £2?
    Coming on fine, noticed roots appearing out the bottom of the tray but makes you wonder is it worth the effort when you can get a tray of 8 for £2?
    Coming on fine, noticed roots appearing out the bottom of the tray but makes you wonder is it worth the effort when you can get a tray of 8 for £2?
    Coming on fine, noticed roots appearing out the bottom of the tray but makes you wonder is it worth the effort when you can get a tray of 8 for £2?
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  7. hoofy

    Acid loving plants and tap water

    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit...
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit hit and miss.A top dressing of flowers of sulphur is another way, but that is more of a long term fix.
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit hit and miss.A top dressing of flowers of...
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit...
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  8. Fat Controller

    Unwanted buddleia

    I do agree you need to get rid of the butterfly bush though it could adversely affect your greenhouse. Maybe take out all your seedlings and keep away from that area whilst you spray?
    I do agree you need to get rid of the butterfly bush though it could adversely affect your greenhouse. Maybe take out all your seedlings and keep away from that area whilst you spray?
    I do agree you need to get rid of the butterfly bush though it could adversely affect your greenhouse. Maybe take out all your seedlings and keep away from that area whilst you spray?
    I do agree you need to get rid of the butterfly bush though it could adversely affect your greenhouse. Maybe take out all your seedlings and keep away from that area whilst you spray?
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  9. shiney
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    What's Looking Good in April 2022

    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In May 2022
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In May 2022
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In May 2022
    New Thread HereWhat's Looking Good In May 2022
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  10. Eden1

    Jasmin decimated by sheep

    If it's green under the bark it's still alive but may take a while to recover.
    If it's green under the bark it's still alive but may take a while to recover.
    If it's green under the bark it's still alive but may take a while to recover.
    If it's green under the bark it's still alive but may take a while to recover.
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  11. ricky101

    Acer Orange Dream

    Hi,We purchased a couple of these nice looking little Acers from B&M but not sure how best to grow them.Each plant has two main shoots which have been deliberately stopped to give a good...
    Hi,We purchased a couple of these nice looking little Acers from B&M but not sure how best to grow them.Each plant has two main shoots which have been deliberately stopped to give a good looking canopy on such a young plant.However many larger Acers we have seen are single stemmed, so...
    Hi,We purchased a couple of these nice looking little Acers from B&M but not sure how best to grow them.Each plant has two main shoots which have been deliberately stopped to give a good looking canopy on such a young plant.However many...
    Hi,We purchased a couple of these nice looking little Acers from B&M but not sure how best to grow them.Each plant has two main shoots which have been deliberately stopped to give a good...
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  12. hailbopp

    Looking for advice re Kirengeshoma

    Glad you too @noisette47 have been successful with moving the plant. I would have thought it would struggle with your hot summers but maybe now you have given it nice “ accommodation” it will...
    Glad you too @noisette47 have been successful with moving the plant. I would have thought it would struggle with your hot summers but maybe now you have given it nice “ accommodation” it will thrive. Noted re slugs and snails, mine has also been on their menu here too:whistle:
    Glad you too @noisette47 have been successful with moving the plant. I would have thought it would struggle with your hot summers but maybe now you have given it nice “ accommodation” it will thrive. Noted re slugs and snails, mine has also been...
    Glad you too @noisette47 have been successful with moving the plant. I would have thought it would struggle with your hot summers but maybe now you have given it nice “ accommodation” it will...
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  13. Glynne Williams

    Clematis Montana

    Just found a previous thread dealing with a 20 year old Montana which appeared to be dying in July so different to mine which appears to be 'death' in Winter! Drying out is a possibility but...
    Just found a previous thread dealing with a 20 year old Montana which appeared to be dying in July so different to mine which appears to be 'death' in Winter! Drying out is a possibility but perhaps at this time of year is less likely and of course the other two plants are romping away though...
    Just found a previous thread dealing with a 20 year old Montana which appeared to be dying in July so different to mine which appears to be 'death' in Winter! Drying out is a possibility but perhaps at this time of year is less likely and of...
    Just found a previous thread dealing with a 20 year old Montana which appeared to be dying in July so different to mine which appears to be 'death' in Winter! Drying out is a possibility but...
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  14. Spruce

    Clematis cuttings how early can you take them in the UK

    I took some 'cuttings' from Clematis Macropetala either spring or summer years ago. I pulled them off with a heel attached and pushed them into the soil of a planter outside and most rooted....
    I took some 'cuttings' from Clematis Macropetala either spring or summer years ago. I pulled them off with a heel attached and pushed them into the soil of a planter outside and most rooted. Clematis doesn't need the special treatment that we are led to believe.
    I took some 'cuttings' from Clematis Macropetala either spring or summer years ago. I pulled them off with a heel attached and pushed them into the soil of a planter outside and most rooted. Clematis doesn't need the special treatment that we are...
    I took some 'cuttings' from Clematis Macropetala either spring or summer years ago. I pulled them off with a heel attached and pushed them into the soil of a planter outside and most rooted....
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  15. Paul Norfolk

    Possible pest / weed on my asparagus

    Looks like Bindweed
    Looks like Bindweed
    Looks like Bindweed
    Looks like Bindweed
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  16. groundbeetle

    Can anyone identify this insect? Bee?

    I think it's a honeybee. But coincidentally, today is the first time I've ever seen a mason bee which seemed to be collecting earth, I've had several in my bee house and have seen them building...
    I think it's a honeybee. But coincidentally, today is the first time I've ever seen a mason bee which seemed to be collecting earth, I've had several in my bee house and have seen them building their nesting chambers, but never actually picking it up!On a related note, I'm seeing dozens of...
    I think it's a honeybee. But coincidentally, today is the first time I've ever seen a mason bee which seemed to be collecting earth, I've had several in my bee house and have seen them building their nesting chambers, but never actually picking...
    I think it's a honeybee. But coincidentally, today is the first time I've ever seen a mason bee which seemed to be collecting earth, I've had several in my bee house and have seen them building...
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  17. Billi

    Plants to mask smell from next doors garden

    I sugget thistles and nettles (brambles, pasperries and wild rose seeds work as well). The pricklier, the better. Not for your own garden of course, but that piece of land where your neighbor...
    I sugget thistles and nettles (brambles, pasperries and wild rose seeds work as well). The pricklier, the better. Not for your own garden of course, but that piece of land where your neighbor drops all his stuff :hapydancsmil:
    I sugget thistles and nettles (brambles, pasperries and wild rose seeds work as well). The pricklier, the better. Not for your own garden of course, but that piece of land where your neighbor drops all his stuff :hapydancsmil:
    I sugget thistles and nettles (brambles, pasperries and wild rose seeds work as well). The pricklier, the better. Not for your own garden of course, but that piece of land where your neighbor...
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  18. Billi

    Does my hydrangea look healthy?

    Ah thank you :biggrin:
    Ah thank you :biggrin:
    Ah thank you :biggrin:
    Ah thank you :biggrin:
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  19. windy miller

    improvised water butt?????

    2 and half inch pipe diameter or 68mm.
    2 and half inch pipe diameter or 68mm.
    2 and half inch pipe diameter or 68mm.
    2 and half inch pipe diameter or 68mm.
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  20. ricky101

    Free Postage Weekend - Suttons

    Hi,Just looking for some last minute plants and found that Suttons had them and also free delivery this Weekend saving £5.99 on most plant orders.
    Hi,Just looking for some last minute plants and found that Suttons had them and also free delivery this Weekend saving £5.99 on most plant orders.
    Hi,Just looking for some last minute plants and found that Suttons had them and also free delivery this Weekend saving £5.99 on most plant orders.
    Hi,Just looking for some last minute plants and found that Suttons had them and also free delivery this Weekend saving £5.99 on most plant orders.
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