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  1. Spruce

    Geranium Rozanne but which other varieties are as good or better ?

    I think you're right, it needs something prickly and/or twiggy to help support it. Mine has neither nearby, just other slightly floppy plants! I do use a circular plant support around it, which...
    I think you're right, it needs something prickly and/or twiggy to help support it. Mine has neither nearby, just other slightly floppy plants! I do use a circular plant support around it, which helps keep it upright.I prefer Johnson's Blue to Rozanne, to be honest. Rozanne is another...
    I think you're right, it needs something prickly and/or twiggy to help support it. Mine has neither nearby, just other slightly floppy plants! I do use a circular plant support around it, which helps keep it upright.I prefer Johnson's Blue...
    I think you're right, it needs something prickly and/or twiggy to help support it. Mine has neither nearby, just other slightly floppy plants! I do use a circular plant support around it, which...
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  2. fumanchu

    Best compost mix for alpines?

    I watched a gardening programme many moons ago and they washed all the multipurpose compost off the roots from the alpine plants before planting as the compost was too soggy to the stems and the...
    I watched a gardening programme many moons ago and they washed all the multipurpose compost off the roots from the alpine plants before planting as the compost was too soggy to the stems and the main roots and would cause rotting over the winter with holding too much water .... and the plants...
    I watched a gardening programme many moons ago and they washed all the multipurpose compost off the roots from the alpine plants before planting as the compost was too soggy to the stems and the main roots and would cause rotting over the winter...
    I watched a gardening programme many moons ago and they washed all the multipurpose compost off the roots from the alpine plants before planting as the compost was too soggy to the stems and the...
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  3. puschkinia

    Acer palmatum - branch dieback

    I'll do that. What a relief, it's such a beautiful tree. Thank you!
    I'll do that. What a relief, it's such a beautiful tree. Thank you!
    I'll do that. What a relief, it's such a beautiful tree. Thank you!
    I'll do that. What a relief, it's such a beautiful tree. Thank you!
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  4. thriftybri

    sea holly wilt

    Sea Holly seems to be a common name for eryngiums and it does look like a young eryngium plan um, which are quite commonly found bare root.I think it's to warm and wet, they tend to like good...
    Sea Holly seems to be a common name for eryngiums and it does look like a young eryngium plan um, which are quite commonly found bare root.I think it's to warm and wet, they tend to like good drainage and are very drought tolerant because of their deep fleshy taproot. I would follow the...
    Sea Holly seems to be a common name for eryngiums and it does look like a young eryngium plan um, which are quite commonly found bare root.I think it's to warm and wet, they tend to like good drainage and are very drought tolerant because of...
    Sea Holly seems to be a common name for eryngiums and it does look like a young eryngium plan um, which are quite commonly found bare root.I think it's to warm and wet, they tend to like good...
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  5. Erigeron

    Landscaping fabric for paths - good idea or not?

    I hate weed membrane, the slightest disturbance and you cannot get it back down again. Cardboard covered in wood chip is my suggestion. renew every few years
    I hate weed membrane, the slightest disturbance and you cannot get it back down again. Cardboard covered in wood chip is my suggestion. renew every few years
    I hate weed membrane, the slightest disturbance and you cannot get it back down again. Cardboard covered in wood chip is my suggestion. renew every few years
    I hate weed membrane, the slightest disturbance and you cannot get it back down again. Cardboard covered in wood chip is my suggestion. renew every few years
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  6. Grays

    Advice on what to grow (if possible) between these paving slabs.

    I'd seriously stick to your original idea of creeping Thyme :) Thymus (pseudo?)lanuginosus is a gem. T. prostratus too.
    I'd seriously stick to your original idea of creeping Thyme :) Thymus (pseudo?)lanuginosus is a gem. T. prostratus too.
    I'd seriously stick to your original idea of creeping Thyme :) Thymus (pseudo?)lanuginosus is a gem. T. prostratus too.
    I'd seriously stick to your original idea of creeping Thyme :) Thymus (pseudo?)lanuginosus is a gem. T. prostratus too.
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  7. fumanchu

    Is 12" deep enough for roses? :(

    Planters in deep ugly horrible gravel Jenny, so permanent fixtures and canny use castors. Good ideas for roses thanks!
    Planters in deep ugly horrible gravel Jenny, so permanent fixtures and canny use castors. Good ideas for roses thanks!
    Planters in deep ugly horrible gravel Jenny, so permanent fixtures and canny use castors. Good ideas for roses thanks!
    Planters in deep ugly horrible gravel Jenny, so permanent fixtures and canny use castors. Good ideas for roses thanks!
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  8. Tui34
    Like x 3

    Thank you for your warm welcome

    Hello and welcome to GC
    Hello and welcome to GC
    Hello and welcome to GC
    Hello and welcome to GC
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  9. fumanchu

    Planter Sizes

    Ok thank you, will do. :blue thumb: It's all plotting & planning & asking questions just now, but I can get started on the planting at the end of this month. Got some orders coming from Farmer Gracey and the...
    Ok thank you, will do. :blue thumb: It's all plotting & planning & asking questions just now, but I can get started on the planting at the end of this month. Got some orders coming from Farmer Gracey and the local plant nursery will have more in by then as well.
    Ok thank you, will do. :blue thumb: It's all plotting & planning & asking questions just now, but I can get started on the planting at the end of this month. Got some orders coming from Farmer Gracey and the local plant nursery will have more in by then as...
    Ok thank you, will do. :blue thumb: It's all plotting & planning & asking questions just now, but I can get started on the planting at the end of this month. Got some orders coming from Farmer Gracey and the...
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  10. Sienna's Blossom
    Like x 12

    Our New Garden :)

    We've seen a hedgehog again in the last couple of days and getting lots of birds visiting. Still no sign of any frogs yet but fingers crossed they'll arrive eventually.
    We've seen a hedgehog again in the last couple of days and getting lots of birds visiting. Still no sign of any frogs yet but fingers crossed they'll arrive eventually.
    We've seen a hedgehog again in the last couple of days and getting lots of birds visiting. Still no sign of any frogs yet but fingers crossed they'll arrive eventually.
    We've seen a hedgehog again in the last couple of days and getting lots of birds visiting. Still no sign of any frogs yet but fingers crossed they'll arrive eventually.
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  11. TheMadHedger

    Greenhouse - which is the best in VERY strong winds?

    Very smart greenhouses @kindredspirit and @BenCotto I have a Hercules Blenheim which is supposed to be strong. But I wish I'd got one with half walls like you two, as most things I grow in pots...
    Very smart greenhouses @kindredspirit and @BenCotto I have a Hercules Blenheim which is supposed to be strong. But I wish I'd got one with half walls like you two, as most things I grow in pots on staging. I once had a hex greenhouse and we had a storm. I only realised it had moved a couple of...
    Very smart greenhouses @kindredspirit and @BenCotto I have a Hercules Blenheim which is supposed to be strong. But I wish I'd got one with half walls like you two, as most things I grow in pots on staging. I once had a hex greenhouse and we had...
    Very smart greenhouses @kindredspirit and @BenCotto I have a Hercules Blenheim which is supposed to be strong. But I wish I'd got one with half walls like you two, as most things I grow in pots...
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  12. ricky101

    New Gardening TV program.

    I've been on and off with Tichmarsh's programmes, some I hate and some are OK.Not keen when he starts crawling around the royals, or the garden make over types.
    I've been on and off with Tichmarsh's programmes, some I hate and some are OK.Not keen when he starts crawling around the royals, or the garden make over types.
    I've been on and off with Tichmarsh's programmes, some I hate and some are OK.Not keen when he starts crawling around the royals, or the garden make over types.
    I've been on and off with Tichmarsh's programmes, some I hate and some are OK.Not keen when he starts crawling around the royals, or the garden make over types.
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  13. PhilC

    Is it easy to block wisteria roots when planted in the ground?

    yeah the Kiwi that I have is Jenny but I'm not sure it enjoys being potted in a container.
    yeah the Kiwi that I have is Jenny but I'm not sure it enjoys being potted in a container.
    yeah the Kiwi that I have is Jenny but I'm not sure it enjoys being potted in a container.
    yeah the Kiwi that I have is Jenny but I'm not sure it enjoys being potted in a container.
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  14. Caecius

    Wooden Coping

    My pleasure.To answer your question, I would be inclined to pressure wash with a soft lance (don't use a turbo nozzle) and don't go too close. Follow up with a biocide such as this - and that...
    My pleasure.To answer your question, I would be inclined to pressure wash with a soft lance (don't use a turbo nozzle) and don't go too close. Follow up with a biocide such as this - and that should help inhibit recurrence.
    My pleasure.To answer your question, I would be inclined to pressure wash with a soft lance (don't use a turbo nozzle) and don't go too close. Follow up with a biocide such as this - and that should help inhibit recurrence.
    My pleasure.To answer your question, I would be inclined to pressure wash with a soft lance (don't use a turbo nozzle) and don't go too close. Follow up with a biocide such as this - and that...
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  15. scottyboy

    Oleria Henry Travis

    At least now you have the correct name to go searching.
    At least now you have the correct name to go searching.
    At least now you have the correct name to go searching.
    At least now you have the correct name to go searching.
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    3
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  16. Fat Controller

    Clematis...

    Was in Worthing Morrisons this afternoon/early evening, loads of different clematis for £2.50 each about a foot high. plenty of the old favourites amongst them
    Was in Worthing Morrisons this afternoon/early evening, loads of different clematis for £2.50 each about a foot high. plenty of the old favourites amongst them
    Was in Worthing Morrisons this afternoon/early evening, loads of different clematis for £2.50 each about a foot high. plenty of the old favourites amongst them
    Was in Worthing Morrisons this afternoon/early evening, loads of different clematis for £2.50 each about a foot high. plenty of the old favourites amongst them
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  17. hailbopp

    Timing to Prune Euonymus Red Cascade

    Robins have already built nests outside my window. :rolleyespink:
    Robins have already built nests outside my window. :rolleyespink:
    Robins have already built nests outside my window. :rolleyespink:
    Robins have already built nests outside my window. :rolleyespink:
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  18. hailbopp

    Advice re Bamboo please

    IME when you chop the stems they tend to put growth on sideways, so at least the pots will be full of rhizome :)
    IME when you chop the stems they tend to put growth on sideways, so at least the pots will be full of rhizome :)
    IME when you chop the stems they tend to put growth on sideways, so at least the pots will be full of rhizome :)
    IME when you chop the stems they tend to put growth on sideways, so at least the pots will be full of rhizome :)
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  19. fumanchu

    Rose and Azalea growing in pots

    That's great ricky thanks!
    That's great ricky thanks!
    That's great ricky thanks!
    That's great ricky thanks!
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  20. hailbopp

    Broken growing shoots Day Lilies

    If they don't have live tissue above the main root, they aren't likely to grow. If there's still green growth, just plant them and they should be ok but it might be next year before they do much.
    If they don't have live tissue above the main root, they aren't likely to grow. If there's still green growth, just plant them and they should be ok but it might be next year before they do much.
    If they don't have live tissue above the main root, they aren't likely to grow. If there's still green growth, just plant them and they should be ok but it might be next year before they do much.
    If they don't have live tissue above the main root, they aren't likely to grow. If there's still green growth, just plant them and they should be ok but it might be next year before they do much.
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