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  1. Sheal

    Physocarpus Diablo

    Fond of Diablo.....have it here with solanum Alba on the wall behind it creating a sheet of white flowers and geranium Orion in front of it:)
    Fond of Diablo.....have it here with solanum Alba on the wall behind it creating a sheet of white flowers and geranium Orion in front of it:)
    Fond of Diablo.....have it here with solanum Alba on the wall behind it creating a sheet of white flowers and geranium Orion in front of it:)
    Fond of Diablo.....have it here with solanum Alba on the wall behind it creating a sheet of white flowers and geranium Orion in front of it:)
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  2. Sussexgardener

    Hollyhocks

    The bees love Hollyhocks so I sowed the seeds in spring, on the packet it said they would flower next year...........well they have flowered this year. I have two in pots around 2ft tall, ready...
    The bees love Hollyhocks so I sowed the seeds in spring, on the packet it said they would flower next year...........well they have flowered this year. I have two in pots around 2ft tall, ready to plant out next spring.
    The bees love Hollyhocks so I sowed the seeds in spring, on the packet it said they would flower next year...........well they have flowered this year. I have two in pots around 2ft tall, ready to plant out next spring.
    The bees love Hollyhocks so I sowed the seeds in spring, on the packet it said they would flower next year...........well they have flowered this year. I have two in pots around 2ft tall, ready...
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  3. ThePlantAssassin

    Dead Dwarf Rhododendron

    Nice one Cindy :)
    Nice one Cindy :)
    Nice one Cindy :)
    Nice one Cindy :)
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  4. ThePlantAssassin

    Grit vs Perlite?

    Hi CindyAre you trying to inprove the drainage for the phlox and put them into bigger pots but to keep the weight down on your shelves , yes perlite will be fineSpruce
    Hi CindyAre you trying to inprove the drainage for the phlox and put them into bigger pots but to keep the weight down on your shelves , yes perlite will be fineSpruce
    Hi CindyAre you trying to inprove the drainage for the phlox and put them into bigger pots but to keep the weight down on your shelves , yes perlite will be fineSpruce
    Hi CindyAre you trying to inprove the drainage for the phlox and put them into bigger pots but to keep the weight down on your shelves , yes perlite will be fineSpruce
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  5. enginestar

    How to get rid of mushrooms

    You're right, ES, the dead parts of the mushroom will not cause more mushrooms, it's only the spores that cause reproduction, so you need to break the reproduction cycle of the mushroom by using...
    You're right, ES, the dead parts of the mushroom will not cause more mushrooms, it's only the spores that cause reproduction, so you need to break the reproduction cycle of the mushroom by using the rake and breaking up the mushroom before it matures to the stage where it will start to produce...
    You're right, ES, the dead parts of the mushroom will not cause more mushrooms, it's only the spores that cause reproduction, so you need to break the reproduction cycle of the mushroom by using the rake and breaking up the mushroom before it...
    You're right, ES, the dead parts of the mushroom will not cause more mushrooms, it's only the spores that cause reproduction, so you need to break the reproduction cycle of the mushroom by using...
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  6. HarryS

    Begonias very very leafy ?

    Interesting comments from Pete and makes sense to me :) ..I always stop feeding when tomatoes have formed and fruit is ripening well. As usual it is the result of experimenting. Also very little...
    Interesting comments from Pete and makes sense to me :) ..I always stop feeding when tomatoes have formed and fruit is ripening well. As usual it is the result of experimenting. Also very little watering this year....plants are in the gh soil, replaced every 2 or 3 years......but regular...
    Interesting comments from Pete and makes sense to me :) ..I always stop feeding when tomatoes have formed and fruit is ripening well. As usual it is the result of experimenting. Also very little watering this year....plants are in the gh soil,...
    Interesting comments from Pete and makes sense to me :) ..I always stop feeding when tomatoes have formed and fruit is ripening well. As usual it is the result of experimenting. Also very little...
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  7. Retired
    Like x 5

    Wild flowers.

    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand...
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand it.. They say... Much cheaper to do one cut a year and clear all arisings..
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand it.. They say... Much cheaper to do one cut a year...
    Ours do a big cut at the end of the season after the flowers have seeded and pick up all the p,ant degree and take away and it is working well.. 3rd year on the trial areas so they want to expand...
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  8. Nikolaos
    Like x 3

    Which Is Your Favourite Garden?

    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to tennis enthusiasts on the forum. Not only because it is a beautiful place to visit, but also because the...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to tennis enthusiasts on the forum. Not only because it is...
    My favourite gardens have not been mentioned as yet, so...In this country, my favourite is called Norrvikens Trädgårdar. They are situated near to the town of Båstad, which may be known to...
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  9. mazambo

    fritillaria imperialis maxima bulbs?

    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly...
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly delivered by them:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly delivered by them:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Bulbs have just arrived special delivery by....the POLICE:loll:apparently they were flagged up by the post office as cannabis the police were called and my parcel searched checked as ok and then kindly...
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  10. Malibu200786

    Newbie here just dug into clay now it's water logged help

    Welcome Malibu200786. :)Photo's of the area would be a great help please.
    Welcome Malibu200786. :)Photo's of the area would be a great help please.
    Welcome Malibu200786. :)Photo's of the area would be a great help please.
    Welcome Malibu200786. :)Photo's of the area would be a great help please.
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  11. FlyFifer

    Old grass coming through pebbles

    Thanks Verdun. I just ordered some glyphosate.
    Thanks Verdun. I just ordered some glyphosate.
    Thanks Verdun. I just ordered some glyphosate.
    Thanks Verdun. I just ordered some glyphosate.
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  12. Sam F

    New plot, ground advice, please!

    Could that be the buried remains of an old vehicular access/hardstanding, and the thin layer of 'soil' the rotted remains of weeds, windblown leaves/dust etc.? Which could mean the clay subsoil...
    Could that be the buried remains of an old vehicular access/hardstanding, and the thin layer of 'soil' the rotted remains of weeds, windblown leaves/dust etc.? Which could mean the clay subsoil underneath is compacted.If raising ground levels take care to ensure they remain at least 150mm...
    Could that be the buried remains of an old vehicular access/hardstanding, and the thin layer of 'soil' the rotted remains of weeds, windblown leaves/dust etc.? Which could mean the clay subsoil underneath is compacted.If raising ground levels...
    Could that be the buried remains of an old vehicular access/hardstanding, and the thin layer of 'soil' the rotted remains of weeds, windblown leaves/dust etc.? Which could mean the clay subsoil...
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  13. Eric.

    Anyone wear safety equipment whilst gardening?

    I never used to wear protective clothing etc in the garden. My hands became like leather and hard. Since my brush with cancer I have become more aware asto taking care of myself.I have...
    I never used to wear protective clothing etc in the garden. My hands became like leather and hard. Since my brush with cancer I have become more aware asto taking care of myself.I have suffered with psoriosis for the past sixty years and since the cancer much of my skin id broken. So I use...
    I never used to wear protective clothing etc in the garden. My hands became like leather and hard. Since my brush with cancer I have become more aware asto taking care of myself.I have suffered with psoriosis for the past sixty years and...
    I never used to wear protective clothing etc in the garden. My hands became like leather and hard. Since my brush with cancer I have become more aware asto taking care of myself.I have...
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  14. wiseowl

    Buddleja

    They're that tough, Woo, I wouldn't think you wouldn't have to knock some concrete up and planting in the hole.................just sit it on the concrete and it'll find a way of growing:hate-shocked::love30::dunno::heehee:
    They're that tough, Woo, I wouldn't think you wouldn't have to knock some concrete up and planting in the hole.................just sit it on the concrete and it'll find a way of growing:hate-shocked::love30::dunno::heehee:
    They're that tough, Woo, I wouldn't think you wouldn't have to knock some concrete up and planting in the hole.................just sit it on the concrete and it'll find a way of growing:hate-shocked::love30::dunno::heehee:
    They're that tough, Woo, I wouldn't think you wouldn't have to knock some concrete up and planting in the hole.................just sit it on the concrete and it'll find a way of growing:hate-shocked::love30::dunno::heehee:
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  15. ricky101

    Legionnaires' disease

    Hi,We keep a bottle sprayer full of water in the greenhouse for spraying the plants, partic some orchids and deliberately let it warm up before use so we do not shock the plants with cold...
    Hi,We keep a bottle sprayer full of water in the greenhouse for spraying the plants, partic some orchids and deliberately let it warm up before use so we do not shock the plants with cold water.It can be a few days before we need to refill the bottle, but we are now wondering if we are...
    Hi,We keep a bottle sprayer full of water in the greenhouse for spraying the plants, partic some orchids and deliberately let it warm up before use so we do not shock the plants with cold water.It can be a few days before we need to refill...
    Hi,We keep a bottle sprayer full of water in the greenhouse for spraying the plants, partic some orchids and deliberately let it warm up before use so we do not shock the plants with cold...
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  16. Julysunshine

    ‘Weird’ Mexican Sunflowers

    Thanks everyone.Definitely a Borage, there’s a flower this morning and definitely not a sunflower :))I was so looking forward to the sunflowers but oh well!x
    Thanks everyone.Definitely a Borage, there’s a flower this morning and definitely not a sunflower :))I was so looking forward to the sunflowers but oh well!x
    Thanks everyone.Definitely a Borage, there’s a flower this morning and definitely not a sunflower :))I was so looking forward to the sunflowers but oh well!x
    Thanks everyone.Definitely a Borage, there’s a flower this morning and definitely not a sunflower :))I was so looking forward to the sunflowers but oh well!x
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  17. Who am I?

    Do you plant free seeds?

    So do they :biggrin:
    So do they :biggrin:
    So do they :biggrin:
    So do they :biggrin:
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  18. hoofy

    Where to get soil sample probe

    No harm done and you enjoyed discovering what’s there, you can always try again at a later date just to double check. It’s just with lime if you apply it it’s on for a few years and it’s not...
    No harm done and you enjoyed discovering what’s there, you can always try again at a later date just to double check. It’s just with lime if you apply it it’s on for a few years and it’s not something you can rectify easily but a soil test is the only safe option when lime is required.
    No harm done and you enjoyed discovering what’s there, you can always try again at a later date just to double check. It’s just with lime if you apply it it’s on for a few years and it’s not something you can rectify easily but a soil test is...
    No harm done and you enjoyed discovering what’s there, you can always try again at a later date just to double check. It’s just with lime if you apply it it’s on for a few years and it’s not...
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  19. ARMANDII
    Like x 16

    THE GARDEN OVER THE LAST TWO MONTHS

    We also have a few Leycesteria and have never suffered with mildew. :blue thumb: We had some for sale on Open Day. :noidea:
    We also have a few Leycesteria and have never suffered with mildew. :blue thumb: We had some for sale on Open Day. :noidea:
    We also have a few Leycesteria and have never suffered with mildew. :blue thumb: We had some for sale on Open Day. :noidea:
    We also have a few Leycesteria and have never suffered with mildew. :blue thumb: We had some for sale on Open Day. :noidea:
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  20. kerrygirl

    Clematis

    To be honest I haven't been feeding it enough. Thank you for the wake up call.
    To be honest I haven't been feeding it enough. Thank you for the wake up call.
    To be honest I haven't been feeding it enough. Thank you for the wake up call.
    To be honest I haven't been feeding it enough. Thank you for the wake up call.
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