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  1. Glynne Williams

    Tomatoes for 2021

    Dear Sandy, sounds just like us but you have evolved more anti-whitefly systems than us, though we will set up your methods. Mind you I have still to find 'original' seeds as opposed to any...
    Dear Sandy, sounds just like us but you have evolved more anti-whitefly systems than us, though we will set up your methods. Mind you I have still to find 'original' seeds as opposed to any named variety!Back to whitefly! Yes the Green Gardener has been helpful. Their whitefly treatment...
    Dear Sandy, sounds just like us but you have evolved more anti-whitefly systems than us, though we will set up your methods. Mind you I have still to find 'original' seeds as opposed to any named variety!Back to whitefly! Yes the Green...
    Dear Sandy, sounds just like us but you have evolved more anti-whitefly systems than us, though we will set up your methods. Mind you I have still to find 'original' seeds as opposed to any...
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  2. Graham B

    Don't look at your old house on Google Earth

    Cold water ablutions. Sunlight, carbolic, Lifeboy soap. Same soap as used to scrub the floors.
    Cold water ablutions. Sunlight, carbolic, Lifeboy soap. Same soap as used to scrub the floors.
    Cold water ablutions. Sunlight, carbolic, Lifeboy soap. Same soap as used to scrub the floors.
    Cold water ablutions. Sunlight, carbolic, Lifeboy soap. Same soap as used to scrub the floors.
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  3. fumanchu
    Like x 6

    House Move!

    I sort of had that before Loofah, without meaning to - what started as a cottage garden sort of got out of hand :roflol:
    I sort of had that before Loofah, without meaning to - what started as a cottage garden sort of got out of hand :roflol:
    I sort of had that before Loofah, without meaning to - what started as a cottage garden sort of got out of hand :roflol:
    I sort of had that before Loofah, without meaning to - what started as a cottage garden sort of got out of hand :roflol:
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  4. PhilC

    L.E.D lights during winter? ...are they needed? Red & Blue or White?

    Vipar Spectra Model V450 dual functions grow and bloom
    Vipar Spectra Model V450 dual functions grow and bloom
    Vipar Spectra Model V450 dual functions grow and bloom
    Vipar Spectra Model V450 dual functions grow and bloom
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  5. Loofah

    Shed building saw

    I'm lucky enough to have built up a pretty decent range of woodworking tools and machinery over the years. Out of all those tools, the one that I find most versatile is my chop saw. Design the...
    I'm lucky enough to have built up a pretty decent range of woodworking tools and machinery over the years. Out of all those tools, the one that I find most versatile is my chop saw. Design the shed correct from the beginning, and its really the only power tool needed.Theres an advantage for...
    I'm lucky enough to have built up a pretty decent range of woodworking tools and machinery over the years. Out of all those tools, the one that I find most versatile is my chop saw. Design the shed correct from the beginning, and its really the...
    I'm lucky enough to have built up a pretty decent range of woodworking tools and machinery over the years. Out of all those tools, the one that I find most versatile is my chop saw. Design the...
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  6. ennnceee

    Watering this Aloe...

    Hadn't seen/noticed the speckles before and had it some years. So they're natural?Just wait a few years, JR, you'll need feet not inches. Can't lift mine...
    Hadn't seen/noticed the speckles before and had it some years. So they're natural?Just wait a few years, JR, you'll need feet not inches. Can't lift mine...
    Hadn't seen/noticed the speckles before and had it some years. So they're natural?Just wait a few years, JR, you'll need feet not inches. Can't lift mine...
    Hadn't seen/noticed the speckles before and had it some years. So they're natural?Just wait a few years, JR, you'll need feet not inches. Can't lift mine...
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  7. Novice22

    Help with our privit hedge please

    Both Mike and I have given you advice Novice22 and we've both agreed that the membrane should be removed. As a compromise regarding saving the hedge and keeping weeds down, perhaps you might...
    Both Mike and I have given you advice Novice22 and we've both agreed that the membrane should be removed. As a compromise regarding saving the hedge and keeping weeds down, perhaps you might consider removing the membrane and relaying the gravel. As an old hedge, if you don't give it a chance...
    Both Mike and I have given you advice Novice22 and we've both agreed that the membrane should be removed. As a compromise regarding saving the hedge and keeping weeds down, perhaps you might consider removing the membrane and relaying the...
    Both Mike and I have given you advice Novice22 and we've both agreed that the membrane should be removed. As a compromise regarding saving the hedge and keeping weeds down, perhaps you might...
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  8. HarryS

    Med Palm Planting?

    Thanks Mike, I will put some mulch around it for the first winter.
    Thanks Mike, I will put some mulch around it for the first winter.
    Thanks Mike, I will put some mulch around it for the first winter.
    Thanks Mike, I will put some mulch around it for the first winter.
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  9. fisjon
    Friendly x 3

    No success this year!!

    Sheep manure is high in Potash and Phosphates, fisjon, which, in theory, is good for gardens but, (there's always a but:dunno::heehee:), but I would be wary of using it in it's raw state as it's bound to contain...
    Sheep manure is high in Potash and Phosphates, fisjon, which, in theory, is good for gardens but, (there's always a but:dunno::heehee:), but I would be wary of using it in it's raw state as it's bound to contain other things that might not be so good for the garden:doh:. But if the rainwater from the field flows...
    Sheep manure is high in Potash and Phosphates, fisjon, which, in theory, is good for gardens but, (there's always a but:dunno::heehee:), but I would be wary of using it in it's raw state as it's bound to contain other things that might not be so good for the...
    Sheep manure is high in Potash and Phosphates, fisjon, which, in theory, is good for gardens but, (there's always a but:dunno::heehee:), but I would be wary of using it in it's raw state as it's bound to contain...
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  10. Graham_Bextor
    Like x 4

    Gooseberry - could it still be alive?

    Hi It's the right time for cuttings, yes they will lose their leaves but that's ok, they'll grow in the spring. But if you haven't got a lot to take from i wouldn't do it, it's best to dig up the...
    Hi It's the right time for cuttings, yes they will lose their leaves but that's ok, they'll grow in the spring. But if you haven't got a lot to take from i wouldn't do it, it's best to dig up the plant and put it in the garden, not a pot it will be better and you won't lose it. Make sure that...
    Hi It's the right time for cuttings, yes they will lose their leaves but that's ok, they'll grow in the spring. But if you haven't got a lot to take from i wouldn't do it, it's best to dig up the plant and put it in the garden, not a pot it will...
    Hi It's the right time for cuttings, yes they will lose their leaves but that's ok, they'll grow in the spring. But if you haven't got a lot to take from i wouldn't do it, it's best to dig up the...
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  11. ARMANDII
    Like x 10

    STILL GOT THE MEMORIES OF THE YEAR IN THE GARDEN

    Armandii. I used to do all my own developing and printing, in the days of roll film black & white. I still have my two Exacta Varex SLR's. They need overhauling and repair. I also go back to...
    Armandii. I used to do all my own developing and printing, in the days of roll film black & white. I still have my two Exacta Varex SLR's. They need overhauling and repair. I also go back to the 50's & 60's. These cameras were used a lot for scientific & medical photography. I would...
    Armandii. I used to do all my own developing and printing, in the days of roll film black & white. I still have my two Exacta Varex SLR's. They need overhauling and repair. I also go back to the 50's & 60's. These cameras were used a lot...
    Armandii. I used to do all my own developing and printing, in the days of roll film black & white. I still have my two Exacta Varex SLR's. They need overhauling and repair. I also go back to...
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  12. shiney
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    What's Looking Good In October 2020

    New Thread Here WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020
    New Thread Here WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020
    New Thread Here WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020
    New Thread Here WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2020
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  13. buddleia64

    Recommend me some plants with big leaves please.

    Grow rhubarb! No reason you can’t put it in a border, and very tasty too!
    Grow rhubarb! No reason you can’t put it in a border, and very tasty too!
    Grow rhubarb! No reason you can’t put it in a border, and very tasty too!
    Grow rhubarb! No reason you can’t put it in a border, and very tasty too!
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  14. Hazel Twigg

    New Japanese maple - Osakasuki

    Thanks for your advice - i will do this. I have already potted it into a slightly bigger pot as it was a bit rootbound when it arrived. I will leave next to the doorstep in the south/west aspect...
    Thanks for your advice - i will do this. I have already potted it into a slightly bigger pot as it was a bit rootbound when it arrived. I will leave next to the doorstep in the south/west aspect as it may be more sheltered there. I take in my society garlic at nights when frost is forecast and...
    Thanks for your advice - i will do this. I have already potted it into a slightly bigger pot as it was a bit rootbound when it arrived. I will leave next to the doorstep in the south/west aspect as it may be more sheltered there. I take in my...
    Thanks for your advice - i will do this. I have already potted it into a slightly bigger pot as it was a bit rootbound when it arrived. I will leave next to the doorstep in the south/west aspect...
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  15. SimonZ

    Cutting back Colombines

    I made a video of the seedheads
    I made a video of the seedheads
    I made a video of the seedheads
    I made a video of the seedheads
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  16. fumanchu

    What fabulous apples are these?

    Colour-wise they look like Discovery, but those fruit earlier in the season. Could be a Kidd's, perhaps.These guys have a list of late season trees with pictures of the fruit. See what looks...
    Colour-wise they look like Discovery, but those fruit earlier in the season. Could be a Kidd's, perhaps.These guys have a list of late season trees with pictures of the fruit. See what looks closest.Late-season eating apples for sale | Buy fruit trees online
    Colour-wise they look like Discovery, but those fruit earlier in the season. Could be a Kidd's, perhaps.These guys have a list of late season trees with pictures of the fruit. See what looks closest.Late-season eating apples for sale | Buy...
    Colour-wise they look like Discovery, but those fruit earlier in the season. Could be a Kidd's, perhaps.These guys have a list of late season trees with pictures of the fruit. See what looks...
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  17. kriss

    Ornamental cherry Shape

    3 years ago we planted this cherry tree in the front garden to screen our window. It was fan shaped and bushy from the base of each branch.This year the leaves tended to only flourish nearer...
    3 years ago we planted this cherry tree in the front garden to screen our window. It was fan shaped and bushy from the base of each branch.This year the leaves tended to only flourish nearer the extremities of the branches. Is it too late to prune it back now? It’s to remain mild for at least...
    3 years ago we planted this cherry tree in the front garden to screen our window. It was fan shaped and bushy from the base of each branch.This year the leaves tended to only flourish nearer the extremities of the branches. Is it too late to...
    3 years ago we planted this cherry tree in the front garden to screen our window. It was fan shaped and bushy from the base of each branch.This year the leaves tended to only flourish nearer...
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  18. HarryS

    Wildflower mix, care?

    Due to problems obtaining bedding plants during the lockdown, I purchased some wildflower mix seed packets. The second batch I scattered in June have been amazing the Corn marigolds are still...
    Due to problems obtaining bedding plants during the lockdown, I purchased some wildflower mix seed packets. The second batch I scattered in June have been amazing the Corn marigolds are still stunning in late October :blue thumb: Now the first batch I planted have mainly all gone over, are the late...
    Due to problems obtaining bedding plants during the lockdown, I purchased some wildflower mix seed packets. The second batch I scattered in June have been amazing the Corn marigolds are still stunning in late October :blue thumb: Now the first batch I...
    Due to problems obtaining bedding plants during the lockdown, I purchased some wildflower mix seed packets. The second batch I scattered in June have been amazing the Corn marigolds are still...
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  19. Howard Stone

    Please recommend me a bamboo cutting/thinning tool.

    Excellent. Ordered!
    Excellent. Ordered!
    Excellent. Ordered!
    Excellent. Ordered!
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  20. ARMANDII

    SOWING SEEDS - 2020

    Thanks Mike. I've grown a lot of Lobelia in the past so these shouldn't be a problem. :)
    Thanks Mike. I've grown a lot of Lobelia in the past so these shouldn't be a problem. :)
    Thanks Mike. I've grown a lot of Lobelia in the past so these shouldn't be a problem. :)
    Thanks Mike. I've grown a lot of Lobelia in the past so these shouldn't be a problem. :)
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