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  1. SimonZ

    Astrantia

    Thanks for the mention lucius...fiver is in the post :) Hiya SimonZ :) Agree with Perki :) Your astrantia will die back naturally over winter to produce fresh new growth next year. Any dead twiggy...
    Thanks for the mention lucius...fiver is in the post :) Hiya SimonZ :) Agree with Perki :) Your astrantia will die back naturally over winter to produce fresh new growth next year. Any dead twiggy stems remaining can simply be knocked off with your hand. Yes, feeding is important but a thick mulch...
    Thanks for the mention lucius...fiver is in the post :) Hiya SimonZ :) Agree with Perki :) Your astrantia will die back naturally over winter to produce fresh new growth next year. Any dead twiggy stems remaining can simply be knocked off with your...
    Thanks for the mention lucius...fiver is in the post :) Hiya SimonZ :) Agree with Perki :) Your astrantia will die back naturally over winter to produce fresh new growth next year. Any dead twiggy...
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  2. 2nd_bassoon

    Sheltered shady corner with heavy soil

    Pleasure 2nd bassoon.....you can make that a very attractive and perfumed spot I think :)
    Pleasure 2nd bassoon.....you can make that a very attractive and perfumed spot I think :)
    Pleasure 2nd bassoon.....you can make that a very attractive and perfumed spot I think :)
    Pleasure 2nd bassoon.....you can make that a very attractive and perfumed spot I think :)
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  3. Selleri

    The Bed Of Afterthoughts- what to plant this summer?

    I'd appreciate your ideas on planting this border for the summer :)Last summer we dug a semi- circular border in the lawn to give the oddly shaped back garden some definition. The border was...
    I'd appreciate your ideas on planting this border for the summer :)Last summer we dug a semi- circular border in the lawn to give the oddly shaped back garden some definition. The border was finished so late that I just chucked in what I had so now it's time to do some better planning. Sorry...
    I'd appreciate your ideas on planting this border for the summer :)Last summer we dug a semi- circular border in the lawn to give the oddly shaped back garden some definition. The border was finished so late that I just chucked in what I had so...
    I'd appreciate your ideas on planting this border for the summer :)Last summer we dug a semi- circular border in the lawn to give the oddly shaped back garden some definition. The border was...
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  4. Michael12345

    Ideas Please!

    Hi @Michael12345 Welcome to GC, why not cover the soil with weed suppressant fabric then put wood chips or gravel in there and plunge some pots in there so it is a small plunge bed, then you...
    Hi @Michael12345 Welcome to GC, why not cover the soil with weed suppressant fabric then put wood chips or gravel in there and plunge some pots in there so it is a small plunge bed, then you could alternate the pots about..I personally would look at all the different hardy geraniums for spring...
    Hi @Michael12345 Welcome to GC, why not cover the soil with weed suppressant fabric then put wood chips or gravel in there and plunge some pots in there so it is a small plunge bed, then you could alternate the pots about..I personally would...
    Hi @Michael12345 Welcome to GC, why not cover the soil with weed suppressant fabric then put wood chips or gravel in there and plunge some pots in there so it is a small plunge bed, then you...
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  5. Jack Sparrow

    A Shady Spot to Fill

    The white potato vine, solanum album, is very vigorous though Gary. Here it occupies a 12' wide x 8' high section of wall and is pruned hard every year. It will grow 8' plus every year so needs...
    The white potato vine, solanum album, is very vigorous though Gary. Here it occupies a 12' wide x 8' high section of wall and is pruned hard every year. It will grow 8' plus every year so needs controlling. It also requires at least part sun...here it is in full sun. Not sure it would be...
    The white potato vine, solanum album, is very vigorous though Gary. Here it occupies a 12' wide x 8' high section of wall and is pruned hard every year. It will grow 8' plus every year so needs controlling. It also requires at least part...
    The white potato vine, solanum album, is very vigorous though Gary. Here it occupies a 12' wide x 8' high section of wall and is pruned hard every year. It will grow 8' plus every year so needs...
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  7. MJA

    Should I "bury" a shrub or replant it?

    Hiya MJA :)those shrubs are not too big to move and all 3 will transplant well at this time of year.The right way is to replant and this is what I would do esp if they havent been in place for...
    Hiya MJA :)those shrubs are not too big to move and all 3 will transplant well at this time of year.The right way is to replant and this is what I would do esp if they havent been in place for too long. Not good garden practise to simply pile up soil around plants....6" or so is quite a lot...
    Hiya MJA :)those shrubs are not too big to move and all 3 will transplant well at this time of year.The right way is to replant and this is what I would do esp if they havent been in place for too long. Not good garden practise to simply pile...
    Hiya MJA :)those shrubs are not too big to move and all 3 will transplant well at this time of year.The right way is to replant and this is what I would do esp if they havent been in place for...
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  8. Upsydaisy

    I'm trying to resist........

    I'm taking a slightly different approach this year - planting up late Feb/March - individual 7cm square pots - which will fit neatly into a gravel tray. The idea being that larger pots mean that...
    I'm taking a slightly different approach this year - planting up late Feb/March - individual 7cm square pots - which will fit neatly into a gravel tray. The idea being that larger pots mean that I can leave the plants undisturbed for longer - and I won't destroy the pots when removing the...
    I'm taking a slightly different approach this year - planting up late Feb/March - individual 7cm square pots - which will fit neatly into a gravel tray. The idea being that larger pots mean that I can leave the plants undisturbed for longer -...
    I'm taking a slightly different approach this year - planting up late Feb/March - individual 7cm square pots - which will fit neatly into a gravel tray. The idea being that larger pots mean that...
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  9. Fat Controller

    How hard can I hack this back?

    Really? I thought I was a liability! :scratch: :biggrin:
    Really? I thought I was a liability! :scratch: :biggrin:
    Really? I thought I was a liability! :scratch: :biggrin:
    Really? I thought I was a liability! :scratch: :biggrin:
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  10. Trunky

    Village Produce Show - Ideas and Suggestions Please.

    @Trunky this was our village produce and craft entry form.. Is this the sort of thing you mean.. We also had side shows and stalls, a children’s fancy dress Comp.. There were food stalls, tug of...
    @Trunky this was our village produce and craft entry form.. Is this the sort of thing you mean.. We also had side shows and stalls, a children’s fancy dress Comp.. There were food stalls, tug of war, raffle tombola and the list goes on.. We also a traction engine there as a local has one ...
    @Trunky this was our village produce and craft entry form.. Is this the sort of thing you mean.. We also had side shows and stalls, a children’s fancy dress Comp.. There were food stalls, tug of war, raffle tombola and the list goes on.. We...
    @Trunky this was our village produce and craft entry form.. Is this the sort of thing you mean.. We also had side shows and stalls, a children’s fancy dress Comp.. There were food stalls, tug of...
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  11. Passport1

    Is this plant Dead

    Many thanks all for the replies Thanks strongylodon
    Many thanks all for the replies Thanks strongylodon
    Many thanks all for the replies Thanks strongylodon
    Many thanks all for the replies Thanks strongylodon
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  12. Jack Sparrow

    Moving a peony

    Job done. The root system was a lot a bigger than I was expecting. It cut in half easily enough. I haven't bothered taking a photo as there is nothing to see. I will wait and see what happens. All...
    Job done. The root system was a lot a bigger than I was expecting. It cut in half easily enough. I haven't bothered taking a photo as there is nothing to see. I will wait and see what happens. All the daffodil and allium bulbs are starting to shoot so hopefully come spring that part of the...
    Job done. The root system was a lot a bigger than I was expecting. It cut in half easily enough. I haven't bothered taking a photo as there is nothing to see. I will wait and see what happens. All the daffodil and allium bulbs are starting to...
    Job done. The root system was a lot a bigger than I was expecting. It cut in half easily enough. I haven't bothered taking a photo as there is nothing to see. I will wait and see what happens. All...
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  13. ARMANDII

    SHOW US YOUR RECENT PURCHASES 2018

    New Thread HereShow Us Your Recent Purchases 2019
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  14. PaulB3

    Am I morally wrong ?

    Always nice to read a happy ending :)
    Always nice to read a happy ending :)
    Always nice to read a happy ending :)
    Always nice to read a happy ending :)
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  15. Snorky85

    What type of hedge?

    Ok a bit of a daft idea maybe but.......... box hedging in substantial classy planters ?
    Ok a bit of a daft idea maybe but.......... box hedging in substantial classy planters ?
    Ok a bit of a daft idea maybe but.......... box hedging in substantial classy planters ?
    Ok a bit of a daft idea maybe but.......... box hedging in substantial classy planters ?
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  16. Upsydaisy
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  17. SimonZ
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    Viburnum bodnantense in bloom

    We have Dawn which is in flower at the moment and the smell is fantastic.:yes: If mine appears to be getting a bit out of hand I give it a light pruning and that usually sorts it out.:biggrin:
    We have Dawn which is in flower at the moment and the smell is fantastic.:yes: If mine appears to be getting a bit out of hand I give it a light pruning and that usually sorts it out.:biggrin:
    We have Dawn which is in flower at the moment and the smell is fantastic.:yes: If mine appears to be getting a bit out of hand I give it a light pruning and that usually sorts it out.:biggrin:
    We have Dawn which is in flower at the moment and the smell is fantastic.:yes: If mine appears to be getting a bit out of hand I give it a light pruning and that usually sorts it out.:biggrin:
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  18. ARMANDII
    Locked

    WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2018

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  19. Phil A
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    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN DECEMBER 2018

    Spanish Moss, Tillandsia usneoides was named by the first botanists to classify it due to it's similarity to (or reminded them of) that species of lichen which is Usnea.
    Spanish Moss, Tillandsia usneoides was named by the first botanists to classify it due to it's similarity to (or reminded them of) that species of lichen which is Usnea.
    Spanish Moss, Tillandsia usneoides was named by the first botanists to classify it due to it's similarity to (or reminded them of) that species of lichen which is Usnea.
    Spanish Moss, Tillandsia usneoides was named by the first botanists to classify it due to it's similarity to (or reminded them of) that species of lichen which is Usnea.
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  20. Jack Sparrow

    Perennial ground cover to underplant shady tree.

    Soil beneath trees tends to be on the dry side so what about Tiarella. There's Tiarella "Running Tiger" which has white flowers and flowers from May to August and can be grown in partial to full...
    Soil beneath trees tends to be on the dry side so what about Tiarella. There's Tiarella "Running Tiger" which has white flowers and flowers from May to August and can be grown in partial to full shade.
    Soil beneath trees tends to be on the dry side so what about Tiarella. There's Tiarella "Running Tiger" which has white flowers and flowers from May to August and can be grown in partial to full shade.
    Soil beneath trees tends to be on the dry side so what about Tiarella. There's Tiarella "Running Tiger" which has white flowers and flowers from May to August and can be grown in partial to full...
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