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  1. NessaJ70

    Any substitute to John Innes No 3

    Must admit I can still get JI compost around here, but some of the MP stuff is getting short and they are putting the price up.
    Must admit I can still get JI compost around here, but some of the MP stuff is getting short and they are putting the price up.
    Must admit I can still get JI compost around here, but some of the MP stuff is getting short and they are putting the price up.
    Must admit I can still get JI compost around here, but some of the MP stuff is getting short and they are putting the price up.
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  2. Sarah Beauvoisin

    Pot feet or saucer?

    Wow. This is an interesting discussion. I presently use saucers instead of pot feet because winter is never an issue. Nothing stays outside or it would freeze solid as ice and I like to bottom...
    Wow. This is an interesting discussion. I presently use saucers instead of pot feet because winter is never an issue. Nothing stays outside or it would freeze solid as ice and I like to bottom water plants. They just seem to do better.But you got me thinking. I wouldn'tmind trying pot feet...
    Wow. This is an interesting discussion. I presently use saucers instead of pot feet because winter is never an issue. Nothing stays outside or it would freeze solid as ice and I like to bottom water plants. They just seem to do better.But you...
    Wow. This is an interesting discussion. I presently use saucers instead of pot feet because winter is never an issue. Nothing stays outside or it would freeze solid as ice and I like to bottom...
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  3. MrsRake

    Help! Shrub for narrow strip between drives

    Hi @MrsRake I think the problem is that the size of the root ball is normally matched with the size of the top growth - in other words, the amount of roots needed to get water to a big plant is...
    Hi @MrsRake I think the problem is that the size of the root ball is normally matched with the size of the top growth - in other words, the amount of roots needed to get water to a big plant is bigger also. You probably need to look for something with fibrous roots so they don't heave the paving...
    Hi @MrsRake I think the problem is that the size of the root ball is normally matched with the size of the top growth - in other words, the amount of roots needed to get water to a big plant is bigger also. You probably need to look for something...
    Hi @MrsRake I think the problem is that the size of the root ball is normally matched with the size of the top growth - in other words, the amount of roots needed to get water to a big plant is...
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  4. Jasmine star

    Advice on Fig trees.

    Here's mine, photo taken about two weeks ago:
    Here's mine, photo taken about two weeks ago:
    Here's mine, photo taken about two weeks ago:
    Here's mine, photo taken about two weeks ago:
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  5. HarryS

    Flower buds not opening problem?

    Well I checked for aphids and no sign. I have trimmed all the flowering stems back by a third and given it a bug spray. The plant itself looks really really healthy. I am keeping it isolated from...
    Well I checked for aphids and no sign. I have trimmed all the flowering stems back by a third and given it a bug spray. The plant itself looks really really healthy. I am keeping it isolated from the other plants, and now only time will tell.
    Well I checked for aphids and no sign. I have trimmed all the flowering stems back by a third and given it a bug spray. The plant itself looks really really healthy. I am keeping it isolated from the other plants, and now only time will tell.
    Well I checked for aphids and no sign. I have trimmed all the flowering stems back by a third and given it a bug spray. The plant itself looks really really healthy. I am keeping it isolated from...
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  6. TheMadHedger

    Streptocarpus from leaf cuttings

    What a Delight !Only a few weeks after delivery of these plug plants and we have the pleasure of these intensely coloured blooms already. (more intense than the pics shows on our screen)Being...
    What a Delight !Only a few weeks after delivery of these plug plants and we have the pleasure of these intensely coloured blooms already. (more intense than the pics shows on our screen)Being old and not knowing whats around the corner these days, having to wait till next year or many months...
    What a Delight !Only a few weeks after delivery of these plug plants and we have the pleasure of these intensely coloured blooms already. (more intense than the pics shows on our screen)Being old and not knowing whats around the corner these...
    What a Delight !Only a few weeks after delivery of these plug plants and we have the pleasure of these intensely coloured blooms already. (more intense than the pics shows on our screen)Being...
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  7. shiney
    Locked

    What's Looking Good In May 2020

    Hi Victoria,I have lived in this Cottage for 16 years now,..it just had grass when i moved in,..along with all the flowers from my previous garden which nearly filled the Cottage Garden :)
    Hi Victoria,I have lived in this Cottage for 16 years now,..it just had grass when i moved in,..along with all the flowers from my previous garden which nearly filled the Cottage Garden :)
    Hi Victoria,I have lived in this Cottage for 16 years now,..it just had grass when i moved in,..along with all the flowers from my previous garden which nearly filled the Cottage Garden :)
    Hi Victoria,I have lived in this Cottage for 16 years now,..it just had grass when i moved in,..along with all the flowers from my previous garden which nearly filled the Cottage Garden :)
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  8. Daisy Chain

    Hosepipe connector for threaded outdoor tap

    @martysparty Toolstation do several sets like that, a cheapy £3 one, a brass one or Hoselocks version.Any should fit a standard outdoor tap ok, but like any of the plastic types they do not...
    @martysparty Toolstation do several sets like that, a cheapy £3 one, a brass one or Hoselocks version.Any should fit a standard outdoor tap ok, but like any of the plastic types they do not last forever.If you apply a smear of silicone grease/spray or vaseline around the rubber O ring of...
    @martysparty Toolstation do several sets like that, a cheapy £3 one, a brass one or Hoselocks version.Any should fit a standard outdoor tap ok, but like any of the plastic types they do not last forever.If you apply a smear of silicone...
    @martysparty Toolstation do several sets like that, a cheapy £3 one, a brass one or Hoselocks version.Any should fit a standard outdoor tap ok, but like any of the plastic types they do not...
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  9. David Cook

    Need advice, watering

    The table is a good idea and you could possibly drape some netting or an old net curtain over the table when not in use for extra protection.
    The table is a good idea and you could possibly drape some netting or an old net curtain over the table when not in use for extra protection.
    The table is a good idea and you could possibly drape some netting or an old net curtain over the table when not in use for extra protection.
    The table is a good idea and you could possibly drape some netting or an old net curtain over the table when not in use for extra protection.
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  10. Dominic Gillespie

    Hydrangea dilemma

    Thanks for the useful advice!
    Thanks for the useful advice!
    Thanks for the useful advice!
    Thanks for the useful advice!
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  11. ricky101

    Ivy dried roots on Brickwork

    A tedious, but successful, way to do it is a wallpaper scraper carefully levered under it. Any stubborn bits can usually be removed by a light tap on the handle of the scraper with a small hammer...
    A tedious, but successful, way to do it is a wallpaper scraper carefully levered under it. Any stubborn bits can usually be removed by a light tap on the handle of the scraper with a small hammer - like using a chisel.
    A tedious, but successful, way to do it is a wallpaper scraper carefully levered under it. Any stubborn bits can usually be removed by a light tap on the handle of the scraper with a small hammer - like using a chisel.
    A tedious, but successful, way to do it is a wallpaper scraper carefully levered under it. Any stubborn bits can usually be removed by a light tap on the handle of the scraper with a small hammer...
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  12. jls

    plant type

    I thought the taller plant looked like a fuschia
    I thought the taller plant looked like a fuschia
    I thought the taller plant looked like a fuschia
    I thought the taller plant looked like a fuschia
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  13. eddybaby

    Little Blighters??

    I wasn't looking at the first post for the photo, my apologies.
    I wasn't looking at the first post for the photo, my apologies.
    I wasn't looking at the first post for the photo, my apologies.
    I wasn't looking at the first post for the photo, my apologies.
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  14. eddybaby

    Weed or not a weed?n

    Morning all from a gorgeous sunny West Yorkshire. Hope it's the same where you are :spinning: I have yet another mystery plant. This is growing amongst a small shrub. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance
    Morning all from a gorgeous sunny West Yorkshire. Hope it's the same where you are :spinning: I have yet another mystery plant. This is growing amongst a small shrub. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance
    Morning all from a gorgeous sunny West Yorkshire. Hope it's the same where you are :spinning: I have yet another mystery plant. This is growing amongst a small shrub. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance
    Morning all from a gorgeous sunny West Yorkshire. Hope it's the same where you are :spinning: I have yet another mystery plant. This is growing amongst a small shrub. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance
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  15. Kevin Cowans

    My Garden Progress

    Hello @ARMANDIIThat looks eerily familiar :whistle:Kevin
    Hello @ARMANDIIThat looks eerily familiar :whistle:Kevin
    Hello @ARMANDIIThat looks eerily familiar :whistle:Kevin
    Hello @ARMANDIIThat looks eerily familiar :whistle:Kevin
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  16. Simon Bromley

    Victoria Plum Tree - Need advice.

    Could be brown rot. Have a look on the internet. blotches on ripening victoria plums.Hope this helps
    Could be brown rot. Have a look on the internet. blotches on ripening victoria plums.Hope this helps
    Could be brown rot. Have a look on the internet. blotches on ripening victoria plums.Hope this helps
    Could be brown rot. Have a look on the internet. blotches on ripening victoria plums.Hope this helps
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  17. jls

    cukes

    I grew some Marketmore in the greenhouse years ago and they just went mad, all leaf and very few cucumbers. I got the feeling that they prefer cooler conditions and really need to be outdoors.
    I grew some Marketmore in the greenhouse years ago and they just went mad, all leaf and very few cucumbers. I got the feeling that they prefer cooler conditions and really need to be outdoors.
    I grew some Marketmore in the greenhouse years ago and they just went mad, all leaf and very few cucumbers. I got the feeling that they prefer cooler conditions and really need to be outdoors.
    I grew some Marketmore in the greenhouse years ago and they just went mad, all leaf and very few cucumbers. I got the feeling that they prefer cooler conditions and really need to be outdoors.
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  18. mazambo

    Coleus

    Thanks I'll remember that for next year. I was thinking I left them in the root trainers far to long with no nutrients, they were in the greenhouse until a few weeks ago.
    Thanks I'll remember that for next year. I was thinking I left them in the root trainers far to long with no nutrients, they were in the greenhouse until a few weeks ago.
    Thanks I'll remember that for next year. I was thinking I left them in the root trainers far to long with no nutrients, they were in the greenhouse until a few weeks ago.
    Thanks I'll remember that for next year. I was thinking I left them in the root trainers far to long with no nutrients, they were in the greenhouse until a few weeks ago.
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  19. Arlandria

    Illustration in book - what plant is this?

    Yup, I've got a rose near where I'd like to put it so I think the soil is probably in the right ballpark, but have ordered a pH meter to check
    Yup, I've got a rose near where I'd like to put it so I think the soil is probably in the right ballpark, but have ordered a pH meter to check
    Yup, I've got a rose near where I'd like to put it so I think the soil is probably in the right ballpark, but have ordered a pH meter to check
    Yup, I've got a rose near where I'd like to put it so I think the soil is probably in the right ballpark, but have ordered a pH meter to check
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  20. mazambo

    Lifting and storing fritillaria?

    Thanks everyone for your advice some good points all round, one things for sure you all know an awful lot more than me:blue thumb:
    Thanks everyone for your advice some good points all round, one things for sure you all know an awful lot more than me:blue thumb:
    Thanks everyone for your advice some good points all round, one things for sure you all know an awful lot more than me:blue thumb:
    Thanks everyone for your advice some good points all round, one things for sure you all know an awful lot more than me:blue thumb:
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