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  1. wiseowl

    Michaelmas Diasies

    I think from google maps it's still there, imagine the shock driving from London, 1960 Ford Anglia, to be confronted with a candle for lights and a wash in the sink with water heated on the range....
    I think from google maps it's still there, imagine the shock driving from London, 1960 Ford Anglia, to be confronted with a candle for lights and a wash in the sink with water heated on the range. It was fun until I had a call from work to say an emergency and get the train back as it was...
    I think from google maps it's still there, imagine the shock driving from London, 1960 Ford Anglia, to be confronted with a candle for lights and a wash in the sink with water heated on the range. It was fun until I had a call from work to say an...
    I think from google maps it's still there, imagine the shock driving from London, 1960 Ford Anglia, to be confronted with a candle for lights and a wash in the sink with water heated on the range....
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  2. barryman

    Leggy pink honeysuckle

    It's usually me @Spruce :)
    It's usually me @Spruce :)
    It's usually me @Spruce :)
    It's usually me @Spruce :)
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  3. ThePlantAssassin

    My mail order Daphne twig

    Hiya Freddie :)As JWK said, Daphnes vary in their requirements but Odora and its varieties grow in neutral even partly alkaline soil :)Some Daphnes need ericaceous, sun, shade to full shade etc.,...
    Hiya Freddie :)As JWK said, Daphnes vary in their requirements but Odora and its varieties grow in neutral even partly alkaline soil :)Some Daphnes need ericaceous, sun, shade to full shade etc., according to type. Mezereum for example likes woodland conditions....I grew it and Alba in shade and...
    Hiya Freddie :)As JWK said, Daphnes vary in their requirements but Odora and its varieties grow in neutral even partly alkaline soil :)Some Daphnes need ericaceous, sun, shade to full shade etc., according to type. Mezereum for example likes...
    Hiya Freddie :)As JWK said, Daphnes vary in their requirements but Odora and its varieties grow in neutral even partly alkaline soil :)Some Daphnes need ericaceous, sun, shade to full shade etc.,...
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  4. Gardening Guru

    Cheap jacket

    Since your daughter is young (7 you said I think), Primark and Matalan are the places to go to. She'll grow out of anything by next season so it's not worth investing much- as long as the clothes...
    Since your daughter is young (7 you said I think), Primark and Matalan are the places to go to. She'll grow out of anything by next season so it's not worth investing much- as long as the clothes are comfortable.Check out for comfortable plastic clogs as well, and stock up on "dirty works"...
    Since your daughter is young (7 you said I think), Primark and Matalan are the places to go to. She'll grow out of anything by next season so it's not worth investing much- as long as the clothes are comfortable.Check out for comfortable...
    Since your daughter is young (7 you said I think), Primark and Matalan are the places to go to. She'll grow out of anything by next season so it's not worth investing much- as long as the clothes...
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  5. Gardening Guru

    Getting my daughter involved

    Great suggestions from everybody!Ownership is a great motivator, my grandparents granted us kids a small row each to grow what we wanted. This was an important gift as at that time all usable...
    Great suggestions from everybody!Ownership is a great motivator, my grandparents granted us kids a small row each to grow what we wanted. This was an important gift as at that time all usable land was for seriously productive growing. They also gently pointed us towards failsafe stuff first...
    Great suggestions from everybody!Ownership is a great motivator, my grandparents granted us kids a small row each to grow what we wanted. This was an important gift as at that time all usable land was for seriously productive growing. They...
    Great suggestions from everybody!Ownership is a great motivator, my grandparents granted us kids a small row each to grow what we wanted. This was an important gift as at that time all usable...
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  6. ThePlantAssassin
    Friendly x 3

    Garden Centre Prices AAAGGGHHH!!!

    Lots of Daphne are available on Ebay, priced at £9 to about £18. Not sure of the variety you need. Carefully read the description and seller history before buying, so you don't end up with a 2"...
    Lots of Daphne are available on Ebay, priced at £9 to about £18. Not sure of the variety you need. Carefully read the description and seller history before buying, so you don't end up with a 2" cutting! It's best to order plants over a weekend so they are posted, hopefully, on the Monday. This...
    Lots of Daphne are available on Ebay, priced at £9 to about £18. Not sure of the variety you need. Carefully read the description and seller history before buying, so you don't end up with a 2" cutting! It's best to order plants over a weekend so...
    Lots of Daphne are available on Ebay, priced at £9 to about £18. Not sure of the variety you need. Carefully read the description and seller history before buying, so you don't end up with a 2"...
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  7. bmk

    Hydrangea vanilla fraise

    Excellent jools :)
    Excellent jools :)
    Excellent jools :)
    Excellent jools :)
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  8. mazambo

    Begonia question

    @ricky101 and @pete thanks that's really helpful.
    @ricky101 and @pete thanks that's really helpful.
    @ricky101 and @pete thanks that's really helpful.
    @ricky101 and @pete thanks that's really helpful.
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  9. andrews
    Like x 11

    Before and After

    Just found a few more...This area was sloping when we moved in and a mess (not helped by the 1T of rotting carrots that the previous owner left on the drive for me)The wall was too high and...
    Just found a few more...This area was sloping when we moved in and a mess (not helped by the 1T of rotting carrots that the previous owner left on the drive for me)The wall was too high and obscured the view to the top of the garden so I removed two layers of brick (ironic that they used...
    Just found a few more...This area was sloping when we moved in and a mess (not helped by the 1T of rotting carrots that the previous owner left on the drive for me)The wall was too high and obscured the view to the top of the garden so I...
    Just found a few more...This area was sloping when we moved in and a mess (not helped by the 1T of rotting carrots that the previous owner left on the drive for me)The wall was too high and...
    arid bed foreground and med area back.jpg arid border initially.JPG arid area before.JPG more arid area yucca faxoniana and aloe stritula plus agave.JPG med area before any work.jpg med area 2.JPG
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  10. lolimac

    Grazers G1...

    Oh @lolimac - and the experiment was so good - until your slug refused to play ball... More cynically, why don't they provide a SINGLE formulation to keep all the blighters away...? Answer - to...
    Oh @lolimac - and the experiment was so good - until your slug refused to play ball... More cynically, why don't they provide a SINGLE formulation to keep all the blighters away...? Answer - to sell lots of separate ones.
    Oh @lolimac - and the experiment was so good - until your slug refused to play ball... More cynically, why don't they provide a SINGLE formulation to keep all the blighters away...? Answer - to sell lots of separate ones.
    Oh @lolimac - and the experiment was so good - until your slug refused to play ball... More cynically, why don't they provide a SINGLE formulation to keep all the blighters away...? Answer - to...
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  11. Steve R

    First frosts.

    Now I remember planning to go to the opening British Superbike race at Brands Hatch in Kent a few years ago and as I went every year and it was the end of April it was usually wise to take...
    Now I remember planning to go to the opening British Superbike race at Brands Hatch in Kent a few years ago and as I went every year and it was the end of April it was usually wise to take sunblock and the campsite was always fully booked. (not by me I hasten to add, Im not a camping kinda...
    Now I remember planning to go to the opening British Superbike race at Brands Hatch in Kent a few years ago and as I went every year and it was the end of April it was usually wise to take sunblock and the campsite was always fully booked. (not...
    Now I remember planning to go to the opening British Superbike race at Brands Hatch in Kent a few years ago and as I went every year and it was the end of April it was usually wise to take...
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  12. ennnceee

    The brown ends of my Aloe Vera! What to do?

    Greetings from Shoreham by the Sea!I've just repotted my indoor AV, 'tidying' it up in the process. As you appreciate, removing some of the brown ends results in a small brown 'crust' at the end...
    Greetings from Shoreham by the Sea!I've just repotted my indoor AV, 'tidying' it up in the process. As you appreciate, removing some of the brown ends results in a small brown 'crust' at the end by the cut, so am wondering if there is anything at all to prevent this; or any way one could...
    Greetings from Shoreham by the Sea!I've just repotted my indoor AV, 'tidying' it up in the process. As you appreciate, removing some of the brown ends results in a small brown 'crust' at the end by the cut, so am wondering if there is anything...
    Greetings from Shoreham by the Sea!I've just repotted my indoor AV, 'tidying' it up in the process. As you appreciate, removing some of the brown ends results in a small brown 'crust' at the end...
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  13. adamadamant

    help for an ailing laburnum

    Ah thanks Pete. I didnt know about the heartwood/sap - my friend just said there was life/green in the twig she snapped but she might be wrong. I appreciate the help.
    Ah thanks Pete. I didnt know about the heartwood/sap - my friend just said there was life/green in the twig she snapped but she might be wrong. I appreciate the help.
    Ah thanks Pete. I didnt know about the heartwood/sap - my friend just said there was life/green in the twig she snapped but she might be wrong. I appreciate the help.
    Ah thanks Pete. I didnt know about the heartwood/sap - my friend just said there was life/green in the twig she snapped but she might be wrong. I appreciate the help.
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  14. Brian L

    Fish falling from the sky ?? !!

    fish & chips tonight?
    fish & chips tonight?
    fish & chips tonight?
    fish & chips tonight?
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  15. lolimac

    Show and tell...

    We have one of these stamping guns with the reel of plastic strip that the gun embosses. We gave up with that as well! Apart from being too much of a hassle we found that those disappeared too. ...
    We have one of these stamping guns with the reel of plastic strip that the gun embosses. We gave up with that as well! Apart from being too much of a hassle we found that those disappeared too. We actually saw a squirrel removing some of them :rolleyespink:With most of our plants we know what they are...
    We have one of these stamping guns with the reel of plastic strip that the gun embosses. We gave up with that as well! Apart from being too much of a hassle we found that those disappeared too. We actually saw a squirrel removing some of them :rolleyespink:...
    We have one of these stamping guns with the reel of plastic strip that the gun embosses. We gave up with that as well! Apart from being too much of a hassle we found that those disappeared too. ...
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  16. clanless

    RHS membership

    What would you like to know about the scientific depts Mike? Unless people have the direct need for them then I'm not sure why anyone would know. It's not like saying 'Hi there, as you're a member...
    What would you like to know about the scientific depts Mike? Unless people have the direct need for them then I'm not sure why anyone would know. It's not like saying 'Hi there, as you're a member please come and play in the science lab'; it's a specialist service or aspect of the RHS, not...
    What would you like to know about the scientific depts Mike? Unless people have the direct need for them then I'm not sure why anyone would know. It's not like saying 'Hi there, as you're a member please come and play in the science lab'; it's a...
    What would you like to know about the scientific depts Mike? Unless people have the direct need for them then I'm not sure why anyone would know. It's not like saying 'Hi there, as you're a member...
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  17. ARMANDII
    Like x 7

    EXCEPTIONAL GROWTH AND FLOWERING

    LOL Yes, but what species of thistle, Pete? We've got loads of 'em in Britain!Nick
    LOL Yes, but what species of thistle, Pete? We've got loads of 'em in Britain!Nick
    LOL Yes, but what species of thistle, Pete? We've got loads of 'em in Britain!Nick
    LOL Yes, but what species of thistle, Pete? We've got loads of 'em in Britain!Nick
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  18. mazambo

    Dichondra Silver Falls

    That dischondra is actually really nice once it gets going, grew it in a hanging basket a few years ago. @mazambo Certainly no expert here, but I would cut after that third large leaf which is...
    That dischondra is actually really nice once it gets going, grew it in a hanging basket a few years ago. @mazambo Certainly no expert here, but I would cut after that third large leaf which is what I think KFF is suggesting, should be enough to sustain your new plant.Nick
    That dischondra is actually really nice once it gets going, grew it in a hanging basket a few years ago. @mazambo Certainly no expert here, but I would cut after that third large leaf which is what I think KFF is suggesting, should be enough to...
    That dischondra is actually really nice once it gets going, grew it in a hanging basket a few years ago. @mazambo Certainly no expert here, but I would cut after that third large leaf which is...
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  19. mazambo

    Giant sunflowers

    I went with pikes peak and red sun and just kept two of each and passed the rest on two and a half months on my grandson is well impressed, not giants by no means but they look bigger to him, two...
    I went with pikes peak and red sun and just kept two of each and passed the rest on two and a half months on my grandson is well impressed, not giants by no means but they look bigger to him, two have opened with flowers and two are yet to open, I kept 2 red and 2 yellow one opened is yellow...
    I went with pikes peak and red sun and just kept two of each and passed the rest on two and a half months on my grandson is well impressed, not giants by no means but they look bigger to him, two have opened with flowers and two are yet to open,...
    I went with pikes peak and red sun and just kept two of each and passed the rest on two and a half months on my grandson is well impressed, not giants by no means but they look bigger to him, two...
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  20. Noob gardener

    Fresh garden

    That’s great, looks so much better. If you see a problem with the grass we have a lawn section, just post away and feel free to join in the rest of the forum as we are a happy bunch
    That’s great, looks so much better. If you see a problem with the grass we have a lawn section, just post away and feel free to join in the rest of the forum as we are a happy bunch
    That’s great, looks so much better. If you see a problem with the grass we have a lawn section, just post away and feel free to join in the rest of the forum as we are a happy bunch
    That’s great, looks so much better. If you see a problem with the grass we have a lawn section, just post away and feel free to join in the rest of the forum as we are a happy bunch
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