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  1. Kevin Cowans

    Pruning young Shrubs

    Hello allThanks for the replies, it is appreciated.At the moment, my aim is to tidy up the Shrubs as they have a lot of stems with branches growing inwards, rubbing on other branches etc.I...
    Hello allThanks for the replies, it is appreciated.At the moment, my aim is to tidy up the Shrubs as they have a lot of stems with branches growing inwards, rubbing on other branches etc.I will wait until the aforementioned Shrubs have flowered and then I will remove the branches that are...
    Hello allThanks for the replies, it is appreciated.At the moment, my aim is to tidy up the Shrubs as they have a lot of stems with branches growing inwards, rubbing on other branches etc.I will wait until the aforementioned Shrubs have...
    Hello allThanks for the replies, it is appreciated.At the moment, my aim is to tidy up the Shrubs as they have a lot of stems with branches growing inwards, rubbing on other branches etc.I...
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  2. SimonZ

    Plumeria

    I'm not experiencing any delivery problems in the UK.My money is still on France being the problem. Anything sent surface mail doesn't have a chance in that place:biggrin::roflol:.
    I'm not experiencing any delivery problems in the UK.My money is still on France being the problem. Anything sent surface mail doesn't have a chance in that place:biggrin::roflol:.
    I'm not experiencing any delivery problems in the UK.My money is still on France being the problem. Anything sent surface mail doesn't have a chance in that place:biggrin::roflol:.
    I'm not experiencing any delivery problems in the UK.My money is still on France being the problem. Anything sent surface mail doesn't have a chance in that place:biggrin::roflol:.
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  3. ThePlantAssassin

    Still got flowers!

    Also lots of wildflowers still around, must look down next time I take a camera out, rather than up for birds.But there must have been some funny weather a short while ago as some of the local...
    Also lots of wildflowers still around, must look down next time I take a camera out, rather than up for birds.But there must have been some funny weather a short while ago as some of the local Horse Chestnuts had their sticky buds (due to open next spring) burst open and flower spikes appear,...
    Also lots of wildflowers still around, must look down next time I take a camera out, rather than up for birds.But there must have been some funny weather a short while ago as some of the local Horse Chestnuts had their sticky buds (due to open...
    Also lots of wildflowers still around, must look down next time I take a camera out, rather than up for birds.But there must have been some funny weather a short while ago as some of the local...
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  4. Spruce
    Like x 7

    Happy Christmas & New Year from Spruce to you

    Merry Christmas @Spruce and all at GC. :santajump: I hope you all are well and all the best :imphrt:
    Merry Christmas @Spruce and all at GC. :santajump: I hope you all are well and all the best :imphrt:
    Merry Christmas @Spruce and all at GC. :santajump: I hope you all are well and all the best :imphrt:
    Merry Christmas @Spruce and all at GC. :santajump: I hope you all are well and all the best :imphrt:
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  5. Michael Reid

    Groundwater (?) issue's.

    Id go with the spring idwa too. We have them in the garden and in the village.Sounds like your water table has risen due to all this ran lately.Probably gone by spring and hosepipe ban by summer.;)
    Id go with the spring idwa too. We have them in the garden and in the village.Sounds like your water table has risen due to all this ran lately.Probably gone by spring and hosepipe ban by summer.;)
    Id go with the spring idwa too. We have them in the garden and in the village.Sounds like your water table has risen due to all this ran lately.Probably gone by spring and hosepipe ban by summer.;)
    Id go with the spring idwa too. We have them in the garden and in the village.Sounds like your water table has risen due to all this ran lately.Probably gone by spring and hosepipe ban by summer.;)
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  6. Spruce
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    Best time to split ferns for the garden

    thank you for the reply .... I do prefer to ask on here more fun ... otherwise why have this forum and I dont mean to sound rude its not said in that contextSpruce
    thank you for the reply .... I do prefer to ask on here more fun ... otherwise why have this forum and I dont mean to sound rude its not said in that contextSpruce
    thank you for the reply .... I do prefer to ask on here more fun ... otherwise why have this forum and I dont mean to sound rude its not said in that contextSpruce
    thank you for the reply .... I do prefer to ask on here more fun ... otherwise why have this forum and I dont mean to sound rude its not said in that contextSpruce
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  7. noisette47

    Fritillaria persica

    Evening all...I see that Peter Nyssen are having an end-of-season sale. Has anyone on here had experience of growing Fritillaria persica? Did it come back in following years? I'd be very grateful...
    Evening all...I see that Peter Nyssen are having an end-of-season sale. Has anyone on here had experience of growing Fritillaria persica? Did it come back in following years? I'd be very grateful for some pointers, 'cos even at 50% off they're not cheap. TIA :)
    Evening all...I see that Peter Nyssen are having an end-of-season sale. Has anyone on here had experience of growing Fritillaria persica? Did it come back in following years? I'd be very grateful for some pointers, 'cos even at 50% off they're...
    Evening all...I see that Peter Nyssen are having an end-of-season sale. Has anyone on here had experience of growing Fritillaria persica? Did it come back in following years? I'd be very grateful...
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  8. Michael Hewett

    Exacum affine

    Or surviving and not.;)
    Or surviving and not.;)
    Or surviving and not.;)
    Or surviving and not.;)
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  9. fumanchu

    Waterlogged

    Don't we all.......
    Don't we all.......
    Don't we all.......
    Don't we all.......
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  10. Warwicks1

    Any thoughts on improving a barren landscape?

    Perennial wallflowers, such as Bowles Mauve, do very well in gravel and can flower for a very long time. I had a bed of Bowles Mauve once, which flowered for 48 months continually until I changed...
    Perennial wallflowers, such as Bowles Mauve, do very well in gravel and can flower for a very long time. I had a bed of Bowles Mauve once, which flowered for 48 months continually until I changed my layout. Wallflowers and mini-boulders can look very well and easy to do.
    Perennial wallflowers, such as Bowles Mauve, do very well in gravel and can flower for a very long time. I had a bed of Bowles Mauve once, which flowered for 48 months continually until I changed my layout. Wallflowers and mini-boulders can look...
    Perennial wallflowers, such as Bowles Mauve, do very well in gravel and can flower for a very long time. I had a bed of Bowles Mauve once, which flowered for 48 months continually until I changed...
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  11. rustyroots

    Podcast recommendations please

    Hi All,I am having to isolate for 2 weeks and am looking to see where you all get you gardening podcasts from and any suggestions for good ones to listen to.Rusty
    Hi All,I am having to isolate for 2 weeks and am looking to see where you all get you gardening podcasts from and any suggestions for good ones to listen to.Rusty
    Hi All,I am having to isolate for 2 weeks and am looking to see where you all get you gardening podcasts from and any suggestions for good ones to listen to.Rusty
    Hi All,I am having to isolate for 2 weeks and am looking to see where you all get you gardening podcasts from and any suggestions for good ones to listen to.Rusty
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  12. rustyroots

    Recommendations for thermostats and thermometers.

    Hi,If you want something thats plug and play ready , then the InkBird range on Amazon/Ebay is probably as good as any.If you are capable of simple electrical wiring you could go for the...
    Hi,If you want something thats plug and play ready , then the InkBird range on Amazon/Ebay is probably as good as any.If you are capable of simple electrical wiring you could go for the cheaper 1000 models from Inkbird or the much cheaper genetic model the STC1000 on ebay etc.If you are...
    Hi,If you want something thats plug and play ready , then the InkBird range on Amazon/Ebay is probably as good as any.If you are capable of simple electrical wiring you could go for the cheaper 1000 models from Inkbird or the much cheaper...
    Hi,If you want something thats plug and play ready , then the InkBird range on Amazon/Ebay is probably as good as any.If you are capable of simple electrical wiring you could go for the...
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  13. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020

    Don't know about day-length but it's widely distributed. First came across it in Greece, but it's grown in the French caribbean too. We've had this discussion before, though :biggrin: Loads of so-called...
    Don't know about day-length but it's widely distributed. First came across it in Greece, but it's grown in the French caribbean too. We've had this discussion before, though :biggrin: Loads of so-called tender shrubs will survive outside in UK and northern europe, but flower too late in the summer to...
    Don't know about day-length but it's widely distributed. First came across it in Greece, but it's grown in the French caribbean too. We've had this discussion before, though :biggrin: Loads of so-called tender shrubs will survive outside in UK and...
    Don't know about day-length but it's widely distributed. First came across it in Greece, but it's grown in the French caribbean too. We've had this discussion before, though :biggrin: Loads of so-called...
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  14. fumanchu

    Ornamental Grasses

    Awesome, thanks everybody!
    Awesome, thanks everybody!
    Awesome, thanks everybody!
    Awesome, thanks everybody!
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  15. fumanchu

    Anenomes

    I've got blood fish and bone somewhere, will do that. TY.
    I've got blood fish and bone somewhere, will do that. TY.
    I've got blood fish and bone somewhere, will do that. TY.
    I've got blood fish and bone somewhere, will do that. TY.
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  16. ARMANDII

    SUPER SALVIAS 2020

    You have a lovely collection Nigel.
    You have a lovely collection Nigel.
    You have a lovely collection Nigel.
    You have a lovely collection Nigel.
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  17. Warwicks1

    Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb...

    Many thanks for the responses, really appreciated.Freddy - I'll add another crown to the left as you suggest. It means they'll be pretty close together, but hopefully that'll be OK. There's...
    Many thanks for the responses, really appreciated.Freddy - I'll add another crown to the left as you suggest. It means they'll be pretty close together, but hopefully that'll be OK. There's also the plant to the left next to the lavender - ot sure what it is, has leaves a bit like rosemary...
    Many thanks for the responses, really appreciated.Freddy - I'll add another crown to the left as you suggest. It means they'll be pretty close together, but hopefully that'll be OK. There's also the plant to the left next to the lavender - ot...
    Many thanks for the responses, really appreciated.Freddy - I'll add another crown to the left as you suggest. It means they'll be pretty close together, but hopefully that'll be OK. There's...
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  18. ARMANDII
    Like x 3

    HUMMING AND HARRING ABOUT A GARDEN STATUE/ORNAMENT

    I decided to "work" from Home today as I wanted to move the Stone Plinth from the Patio to the new permanent site in the "walk around" border.......easier said than done!:doh: The Plinth weighs...
    I decided to "work" from Home today as I wanted to move the Stone Plinth from the Patio to the new permanent site in the "walk around" border.......easier said than done!:doh: The Plinth weighs 190lbs and my garden paths are narrow, just enough to fit the Porters Trolley on which I was using to...
    I decided to "work" from Home today as I wanted to move the Stone Plinth from the Patio to the new permanent site in the "walk around" border.......easier said than done!:doh: The Plinth weighs 190lbs and my garden paths are narrow, just enough to...
    I decided to "work" from Home today as I wanted to move the Stone Plinth from the Patio to the new permanent site in the "walk around" border.......easier said than done!:doh: The Plinth weighs...
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  19. fumanchu

    Fuchsia & Blackberry

    Yes, they are big an straggly, I'll chop them. TY. I don't want them, they were planted by the old man who lived here before and his sister and daughter want to take them and plant them in their...
    Yes, they are big an straggly, I'll chop them. TY. I don't want them, they were planted by the old man who lived here before and his sister and daughter want to take them and plant them in their garden. They're coming this weekend for them.
    Yes, they are big an straggly, I'll chop them. TY. I don't want them, they were planted by the old man who lived here before and his sister and daughter want to take them and plant them in their garden. They're coming this weekend for them.
    Yes, they are big an straggly, I'll chop them. TY. I don't want them, they were planted by the old man who lived here before and his sister and daughter want to take them and plant them in their...
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  20. noisette47
    Funny x 5

    Ste Catherine

    Oooo that's a bit harsh! I prepare the soil, make sure the roots are damp and well-surrounded by lovely, fluffy, nutritious soil. I stroke them, talk to them, stake, water and mulch them......then...
    Oooo that's a bit harsh! I prepare the soil, make sure the roots are damp and well-surrounded by lovely, fluffy, nutritious soil. I stroke them, talk to them, stake, water and mulch them......then they die of drought or flooding 2 years later :roflol: ETA: No plants sent to me by lovely, generous GC...
    Oooo that's a bit harsh! I prepare the soil, make sure the roots are damp and well-surrounded by lovely, fluffy, nutritious soil. I stroke them, talk to them, stake, water and mulch them......then they die of drought or flooding 2 years later :roflol: ...
    Oooo that's a bit harsh! I prepare the soil, make sure the roots are damp and well-surrounded by lovely, fluffy, nutritious soil. I stroke them, talk to them, stake, water and mulch them......then...
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