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  1. HarryS

    Palm spots on fronds cure?

    I'm not sure @HarryS I would have thought potash was unlikely mainly because I always associate that with flowering. I've got a couple of small ones in pots and I find they need more water and...
    I'm not sure @HarryS I would have thought potash was unlikely mainly because I always associate that with flowering. I've got a couple of small ones in pots and I find they need more water and feed than you would expect to keep growing well. My small one in the ground gets dry in the summer...
    I'm not sure @HarryS I would have thought potash was unlikely mainly because I always associate that with flowering. I've got a couple of small ones in pots and I find they need more water and feed than you would expect to keep growing well. My...
    I'm not sure @HarryS I would have thought potash was unlikely mainly because I always associate that with flowering. I've got a couple of small ones in pots and I find they need more water and...
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  2. Cardinal-Red

    Progress check on my planting please!

    Looking close at the lillies. Verdun, yes could be lily beetle but. The foliage appears to be exceptionally clean and damage free except for a very swall nibble close to the base of the...
    Looking close at the lillies. Verdun, yes could be lily beetle but. The foliage appears to be exceptionally clean and damage free except for a very swall nibble close to the base of the defective plant. Lillies are susceptible to an assortment of viruses, not all being drastic, but...
    Looking close at the lillies. Verdun, yes could be lily beetle but. The foliage appears to be exceptionally clean and damage free except for a very swall nibble close to the base of the defective plant. Lillies are susceptible to an assortment...
    Looking close at the lillies. Verdun, yes could be lily beetle but. The foliage appears to be exceptionally clean and damage free except for a very swall nibble close to the base of the...
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  3. Cardinal-Red

    Topping up a bed treated with mulch and weed membrane

    If you're going to dig in chipped bark, Cardinal-Red, then it would be worth adding a source of nitrogen at the same time. The process of decomposition of woody materials depletes the soil of...
    If you're going to dig in chipped bark, Cardinal-Red, then it would be worth adding a source of nitrogen at the same time. The process of decomposition of woody materials depletes the soil of nitrogen. If it's any consolation, I'm a fan of geotextile (anti-weed membrane) and from personal...
    If you're going to dig in chipped bark, Cardinal-Red, then it would be worth adding a source of nitrogen at the same time. The process of decomposition of woody materials depletes the soil of nitrogen. If it's any consolation, I'm a fan of...
    If you're going to dig in chipped bark, Cardinal-Red, then it would be worth adding a source of nitrogen at the same time. The process of decomposition of woody materials depletes the soil of...
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  4. nightofjoy

    GEUM care and end of season cut-back

    Deadheading. How this brings back memories. Back to the garden on Monday. The lord and master and Mrs have been in the garden. Good morning Mike if the lady of the house was speaking. If it...
    Deadheading. How this brings back memories. Back to the garden on Monday. The lord and master and Mrs have been in the garden. Good morning Mike if the lady of the house was speaking. If it was the General etc, then it was Good morning Mr Allen. We had guest over the week end, and thought...
    Deadheading. How this brings back memories. Back to the garden on Monday. The lord and master and Mrs have been in the garden. Good morning Mike if the lady of the house was speaking. If it was the General etc, then it was Good morning Mr...
    Deadheading. How this brings back memories. Back to the garden on Monday. The lord and master and Mrs have been in the garden. Good morning Mike if the lady of the house was speaking. If it...
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  5. HarryS

    Patience is a Virtue

    My grasses have only just started :thumbsup:
    My grasses have only just started :thumbsup:
    My grasses have only just started :thumbsup:
    My grasses have only just started :thumbsup:
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  6. kriss

    Cosmos plants!!!

    my cosmos seeds are coming up like gang busters. have them in a nice big pot. only been about 5 days. also planted a pot of two types of zinnias seeds--one short and one taller, just mixed...
    my cosmos seeds are coming up like gang busters. have them in a nice big pot. only been about 5 days. also planted a pot of two types of zinnias seeds--one short and one taller, just mixed the seeds together, also coming up already 5 days. lots of color to be had.
    my cosmos seeds are coming up like gang busters. have them in a nice big pot. only been about 5 days. also planted a pot of two types of zinnias seeds--one short and one taller, just mixed the seeds together, also coming up already 5 days. ...
    my cosmos seeds are coming up like gang busters. have them in a nice big pot. only been about 5 days. also planted a pot of two types of zinnias seeds--one short and one taller, just mixed...
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  7. Mr Grinch
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    Mr Grinch's Garden

    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
    Looking grand Mr Grinch :dbgrtmb:
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  8. PEANUTPARADISE

    Plant ID please

    Smoke bush?
    Smoke bush?
    Smoke bush?
    Smoke bush?
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  9. Doghouse Riley

    Garden Lighting

    I was fairly fortunate. A large food superstore store I managed at the time was having an extension and therefore a lot of electrical work. Most of the refrigeration was being replaced and a roll...
    I was fairly fortunate. A large food superstore store I managed at the time was having an extension and therefore a lot of electrical work. Most of the refrigeration was being replaced and a roll of this multi-core cable was just dumped into a skip, so "I recycled it." As I was putting in the...
    I was fairly fortunate. A large food superstore store I managed at the time was having an extension and therefore a lot of electrical work. Most of the refrigeration was being replaced and a roll of this multi-core cable was just dumped into a...
    I was fairly fortunate. A large food superstore store I managed at the time was having an extension and therefore a lot of electrical work. Most of the refrigeration was being replaced and a roll...
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  10. Trunky

    Opportunity - Gardening Job Available.

    Posted with the kind permission of the admin team.In a couple of months' time I will be retiring from my job as full time gardener at a large private estate, I've worked there for over 10 years...
    Posted with the kind permission of the admin team.In a couple of months' time I will be retiring from my job as full time gardener at a large private estate, I've worked there for over 10 years and have thoroughly enjoyed it.The owners are now in the process of looking for my replacement and...
    Posted with the kind permission of the admin team.In a couple of months' time I will be retiring from my job as full time gardener at a large private estate, I've worked there for over 10 years and have thoroughly enjoyed it.The owners are...
    Posted with the kind permission of the admin team.In a couple of months' time I will be retiring from my job as full time gardener at a large private estate, I've worked there for over 10 years...
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  11. miraflores

    Roundup weedkiller

    I'll do that Pete, along with my Mares tail and Dandelion collection:biggrin:
    I'll do that Pete, along with my Mares tail and Dandelion collection:biggrin:
    I'll do that Pete, along with my Mares tail and Dandelion collection:biggrin:
    I'll do that Pete, along with my Mares tail and Dandelion collection:biggrin:
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  12. ricky101

    Liquid Seaweed

    I use fertilizer in all of my gardens. Most of mine are raised beds where I grow annuals/vegetables. Since I have low flow irrigation for all of the raised areas and hanging pots, I cheated and...
    I use fertilizer in all of my gardens. Most of mine are raised beds where I grow annuals/vegetables. Since I have low flow irrigation for all of the raised areas and hanging pots, I cheated and incorporated a fertilizer injector to the system and load it with nutrients about every two weeks....
    I use fertilizer in all of my gardens. Most of mine are raised beds where I grow annuals/vegetables. Since I have low flow irrigation for all of the raised areas and hanging pots, I cheated and incorporated a fertilizer injector to the system and...
    I use fertilizer in all of my gardens. Most of mine are raised beds where I grow annuals/vegetables. Since I have low flow irrigation for all of the raised areas and hanging pots, I cheated and...
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  13. ricky101

    Hydrangea macrophylla (teller)

    Hi ricky 101, You can buy granules (Hydrangea Colourant) at Wyevale that you mix with water to keep the PH around 4. I feed mine with Ericaceous feed.
    Hi ricky 101, You can buy granules (Hydrangea Colourant) at Wyevale that you mix with water to keep the PH around 4. I feed mine with Ericaceous feed.
    Hi ricky 101, You can buy granules (Hydrangea Colourant) at Wyevale that you mix with water to keep the PH around 4. I feed mine with Ericaceous feed.
    Hi ricky 101, You can buy granules (Hydrangea Colourant) at Wyevale that you mix with water to keep the PH around 4. I feed mine with Ericaceous feed.
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  14. gardening gloves

    'crisp' leaves on photinia 'little red robin'.......!

    Hi,Probably as @pete says, but it might also be partly due to being too dry, we generally have had very little rain over winter.Give it a good watering and feed and perhaps some compost/mulch...
    Hi,Probably as @pete says, but it might also be partly due to being too dry, we generally have had very little rain over winter.Give it a good watering and feed and perhaps some compost/mulch around its base and see how it goes, this time of year its normally growing fast and putting out...
    Hi,Probably as @pete says, but it might also be partly due to being too dry, we generally have had very little rain over winter.Give it a good watering and feed and perhaps some compost/mulch around its base and see how it goes, this time of...
    Hi,Probably as @pete says, but it might also be partly due to being too dry, we generally have had very little rain over winter.Give it a good watering and feed and perhaps some compost/mulch...
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  15. Katherine

    Acer in trouble - please help

    I think I would want to read-pot so as I could check the root ball.. Vine weevil damage has crossed my mind looking at your pics again.. I think I would report not by much only going up a couple...
    I think I would want to read-pot so as I could check the root ball.. Vine weevil damage has crossed my mind looking at your pics again.. I think I would report not by much only going up a couple of sizes I think.. While you are repotting it check base of rootball for vine weevil grubs.. They...
    I think I would want to read-pot so as I could check the root ball.. Vine weevil damage has crossed my mind looking at your pics again.. I think I would report not by much only going up a couple of sizes I think.. While you are repotting it check...
    I think I would want to read-pot so as I could check the root ball.. Vine weevil damage has crossed my mind looking at your pics again.. I think I would report not by much only going up a couple...
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  16. Jack Sparrow

    Callistemon Splendens

    I've grown it years ago, but only on the house wall, its one of the more tender Callistemons I think you will find. I dont think it stands much chance of surviving a winter in Peterborough in a...
    I've grown it years ago, but only on the house wall, its one of the more tender Callistemons I think you will find. I dont think it stands much chance of surviving a winter in Peterborough in a pot especially. There are hardier species than splendens, which I have. @strongylodon is pretty...
    I've grown it years ago, but only on the house wall, its one of the more tender Callistemons I think you will find. I dont think it stands much chance of surviving a winter in Peterborough in a pot especially. There are hardier species than...
    I've grown it years ago, but only on the house wall, its one of the more tender Callistemons I think you will find. I dont think it stands much chance of surviving a winter in Peterborough in a...
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  17. Steve R

    Turkish Plant id

    Just to complete this topic, here are some photo's of the flowers.Thank you very much for all of your input, it is much appreciated.Steve...:)
    Just to complete this topic, here are some photo's of the flowers.Thank you very much for all of your input, it is much appreciated.Steve...:)
    Just to complete this topic, here are some photo's of the flowers.Thank you very much for all of your input, it is much appreciated.Steve...:)
    Just to complete this topic, here are some photo's of the flowers.Thank you very much for all of your input, it is much appreciated.Steve...:)
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  18. Leanne2511

    Inherited acer a bit sad

    Heavy rainfall overnight Verdun :) thank you!
    Heavy rainfall overnight Verdun :) thank you!
    Heavy rainfall overnight Verdun :) thank you!
    Heavy rainfall overnight Verdun :) thank you!
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  19. Upsydaisy

    I D please

    Thanks @Perki .....yes it does!!! Wow!! Thanks for that , brilliant :bigthumb:
    Thanks @Perki .....yes it does!!! Wow!! Thanks for that , brilliant :bigthumb:
    Thanks @Perki .....yes it does!!! Wow!! Thanks for that , brilliant :bigthumb:
    Thanks @Perki .....yes it does!!! Wow!! Thanks for that , brilliant :bigthumb:
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  20. GardeningNewbie

    Poorly Apricot Tree - Help

    Hello GN, it is most likely bacterial canker. Have a look at this link and see if the description fits.Bacterial canker As it's just affecting some branches, using secateurs or loppers dipped in...
    Hello GN, it is most likely bacterial canker. Have a look at this link and see if the description fits.Bacterial canker As it's just affecting some branches, using secateurs or loppers dipped in disinfectant, cut them back to healthy growth. If there's the slightest staining of the interior...
    Hello GN, it is most likely bacterial canker. Have a look at this link and see if the description fits.Bacterial canker As it's just affecting some branches, using secateurs or loppers dipped in disinfectant, cut them back to healthy growth. If...
    Hello GN, it is most likely bacterial canker. Have a look at this link and see if the description fits.Bacterial canker As it's just affecting some branches, using secateurs or loppers dipped in...
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