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  1. Perki
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    Whats Looking Good in October 2019

    Christmas Cactus. Parent and younger sibling.
    Christmas Cactus. Parent and younger sibling.
    Christmas Cactus. Parent and younger sibling.
    Christmas Cactus. Parent and younger sibling.
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  2. noisette47

    Onion sets..a cry for help!

    Absolutely no need - as I said, it was a gift from Ricky and I - even the postage was split between us. Besides, when you find that particularly excellent version of garlic that is bound to be...
    Absolutely no need - as I said, it was a gift from Ricky and I - even the postage was split between us. Besides, when you find that particularly excellent version of garlic that is bound to be lurking somewhere around in France, you know we will be wanting some..... :biggrin:
    Absolutely no need - as I said, it was a gift from Ricky and I - even the postage was split between us. Besides, when you find that particularly excellent version of garlic that is bound to be lurking somewhere around in France, you know we will...
    Absolutely no need - as I said, it was a gift from Ricky and I - even the postage was split between us. Besides, when you find that particularly excellent version of garlic that is bound to be...
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  3. gardening lassie

    Planting suggestions under tree

    Hi @gardening lassie - welcome! If the soil is always dry (and it will get more so as the pear grows), then it is worth thinking about less 'lush' plants that can stand it. For the south facing...
    Hi @gardening lassie - welcome! If the soil is always dry (and it will get more so as the pear grows), then it is worth thinking about less 'lush' plants that can stand it. For the south facing section maybe go for lavender, helianthemum, dianthus, bulbous things like alliums, dwarf irises,...
    Hi @gardening lassie - welcome! If the soil is always dry (and it will get more so as the pear grows), then it is worth thinking about less 'lush' plants that can stand it. For the south facing section maybe go for lavender, helianthemum,...
    Hi @gardening lassie - welcome! If the soil is always dry (and it will get more so as the pear grows), then it is worth thinking about less 'lush' plants that can stand it. For the south facing...
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  4. fjordaan

    When to plant lavender, and how close together?

    Oh, I knew that, Caroline:love30:. It was just that I thought it needed clarifying so that fjordaan, didn't make the mistake that some of my friends did of cutting back the Lavender too far:dunno:
    Oh, I knew that, Caroline:love30:. It was just that I thought it needed clarifying so that fjordaan, didn't make the mistake that some of my friends did of cutting back the Lavender too far:dunno:
    Oh, I knew that, Caroline:love30:. It was just that I thought it needed clarifying so that fjordaan, didn't make the mistake that some of my friends did of cutting back the Lavender too far:dunno:
    Oh, I knew that, Caroline:love30:. It was just that I thought it needed clarifying so that fjordaan, didn't make the mistake that some of my friends did of cutting back the Lavender too far:dunno:
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  5. Craigy16ed

    Spring flowering bulbs

    Bone Meal will cause some animals to dig in that area. Also, yes don't cut the foliage, but you have to dead head, cut off the spent flowers. If you want to avoid too much lifting and...
    Bone Meal will cause some animals to dig in that area. Also, yes don't cut the foliage, but you have to dead head, cut off the spent flowers. If you want to avoid too much lifting and dividing plant a little further apart than suggested then it takes longer to get to that point. I...
    Bone Meal will cause some animals to dig in that area. Also, yes don't cut the foliage, but you have to dead head, cut off the spent flowers. If you want to avoid too much lifting and dividing plant a little further apart than...
    Bone Meal will cause some animals to dig in that area. Also, yes don't cut the foliage, but you have to dead head, cut off the spent flowers. If you want to avoid too much lifting and...
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  6. Fat Controller

    Heavy Duty Incinerator

    Chimera.As our local tip now charges £60 to dispose of a small shed, my £5.82 chimnea is now an even bigger bargain.
    Chimera.As our local tip now charges £60 to dispose of a small shed, my £5.82 chimnea is now an even bigger bargain.
    Chimera.As our local tip now charges £60 to dispose of a small shed, my £5.82 chimnea is now an even bigger bargain.
    Chimera.As our local tip now charges £60 to dispose of a small shed, my £5.82 chimnea is now an even bigger bargain.
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  7. Marley Farley

    THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

    @CarolineL Yes they are scented, a slight honeyed scent. It's easier to pick up on the pot grown ones in the greenhouse. Less air movement and a bit warmer. At this time of year the outdoor ones...
    @CarolineL Yes they are scented, a slight honeyed scent. It's easier to pick up on the pot grown ones in the greenhouse. Less air movement and a bit warmer. At this time of year the outdoor ones can get battered with the weather. The C laevigatus does better with the weather, being a bit smaller...
    @CarolineL Yes they are scented, a slight honeyed scent. It's easier to pick up on the pot grown ones in the greenhouse. Less air movement and a bit warmer. At this time of year the outdoor ones can get battered with the weather. The C laevigatus...
    @CarolineL Yes they are scented, a slight honeyed scent. It's easier to pick up on the pot grown ones in the greenhouse. Less air movement and a bit warmer. At this time of year the outdoor ones...
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  8. Upsydaisy

    Should I or shouldn't I??????

    just a reminder, I am in zone 6, and have over TWO hundred Thousand bulbs on my property that come up ever year and multiply. We are in the split divide replant mode after 30 years. Even...
    just a reminder, I am in zone 6, and have over TWO hundred Thousand bulbs on my property that come up ever year and multiply. We are in the split divide replant mode after 30 years. Even Alliums come up. I thought we were not talking about "Bulbs" but the more tender plants such as the...
    just a reminder, I am in zone 6, and have over TWO hundred Thousand bulbs on my property that come up ever year and multiply. We are in the split divide replant mode after 30 years. Even Alliums come up. I thought we were not talking about...
    just a reminder, I am in zone 6, and have over TWO hundred Thousand bulbs on my property that come up ever year and multiply. We are in the split divide replant mode after 30 years. Even...
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  9. ennnceee

    Best time to prune Verbena Bonariensis

    Thanks all!
    Thanks all!
    Thanks all!
    Thanks all!
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  10. Mike Allen

    YOU and todays 'Climate change'.

    Hello yes I remember 1963 really well the river Medway frozen over and could be walked across,as I was working on the ship pictured below at Strood pier "The Finmaster" frozen bales of wood pulp...
    Hello yes I remember 1963 really well the river Medway frozen over and could be walked across,as I was working on the ship pictured below at Strood pier "The Finmaster" frozen bales of wood pulp using the ships steam winches which at least kept us warm a little
    Hello yes I remember 1963 really well the river Medway frozen over and could be walked across,as I was working on the ship pictured below at Strood pier "The Finmaster" frozen bales of wood pulp using the ships steam winches which at least kept...
    Hello yes I remember 1963 really well the river Medway frozen over and could be walked across,as I was working on the ship pictured below at Strood pier "The Finmaster" frozen bales of wood pulp...
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  11. luciusmaximus

    Pruning a large Hebe

    I think you can prune it OK now if you're going to be frost free for a while. The battered parts could take a pruning. It also depends on how large it is.With my large ones I take the hedge...
    I think you can prune it OK now if you're going to be frost free for a while. The battered parts could take a pruning. It also depends on how large it is.With my large ones I take the hedge cutter to them. :rolleyespink: Did it a couple of weeks ago.
    I think you can prune it OK now if you're going to be frost free for a while. The battered parts could take a pruning. It also depends on how large it is.With my large ones I take the hedge cutter to them. :rolleyespink: Did it a couple of weeks ago.
    I think you can prune it OK now if you're going to be frost free for a while. The battered parts could take a pruning. It also depends on how large it is.With my large ones I take the hedge...
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  12. Sienna's Blossom

    Self sown apple tree

    I would move it and sow the tree where it will be in no one' way.
    I would move it and sow the tree where it will be in no one' way.
    I would move it and sow the tree where it will be in no one' way.
    I would move it and sow the tree where it will be in no one' way.
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  13. guyloup

    Dahlias for cutflowers. Sizes of them

    @guyloup - this is my favourite dahlia reference site and I think you will enjoy it too, if not the monetary outlay which might result!Www.dahlie.netIt’s language friendly and you can sort by...
    @guyloup - this is my favourite dahlia reference site and I think you will enjoy it too, if not the monetary outlay which might result!Www.dahlie.netIt’s language friendly and you can sort by type, colour, height and bloom size. I’ve randomly checked some of the dahlias on your list and...
    @guyloup - this is my favourite dahlia reference site and I think you will enjoy it too, if not the monetary outlay which might result!Www.dahlie.netIt’s language friendly and you can sort by type, colour, height and bloom size. I’ve...
    @guyloup - this is my favourite dahlia reference site and I think you will enjoy it too, if not the monetary outlay which might result!Www.dahlie.netIt’s language friendly and you can sort by...
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  14. Jack Sparrow

    Heather

    Our Winter/Spring flowering heather isn't the least bit bothered about soil conditions. It's in heavy clay soil that last had garden compost put on it about 20 years ago. It's well established...
    Our Winter/Spring flowering heather isn't the least bit bothered about soil conditions. It's in heavy clay soil that last had garden compost put on it about 20 years ago. It's well established and needs cutting back as it gets a bit out of hand. It flowers from mid-October to April.Picture...
    Our Winter/Spring flowering heather isn't the least bit bothered about soil conditions. It's in heavy clay soil that last had garden compost put on it about 20 years ago. It's well established and needs cutting back as it gets a bit out of...
    Our Winter/Spring flowering heather isn't the least bit bothered about soil conditions. It's in heavy clay soil that last had garden compost put on it about 20 years ago. It's well established...
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  15. wiseowl
    Like x 7

    Whats Looking Good In September

    Thanks Sheal ;)
    Thanks Sheal ;)
    Thanks Sheal ;)
    Thanks Sheal ;)
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  16. Perki

    Replace Grapevine with Seedless variety ?

    Deacons Nursery also have Canadice and Interlaken which are white seedless, or Himrod which they recommend
    Deacons Nursery also have Canadice and Interlaken which are white seedless, or Himrod which they recommend
    Deacons Nursery also have Canadice and Interlaken which are white seedless, or Himrod which they recommend
    Deacons Nursery also have Canadice and Interlaken which are white seedless, or Himrod which they recommend
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  17. Upsydaisy

    Foolproof way please!!

    Hiya @Mike Allen ...After many unsuccessful sowings I did what it said on the packet (Re Fluctuating temps) and for once it worked..:thumbsup: I don't have much luck with self sown plants,if it's not the...
    Hiya @Mike Allen ...After many unsuccessful sowings I did what it said on the packet (Re Fluctuating temps) and for once it worked..:thumbsup: I don't have much luck with self sown plants,if it's not the soggy winters it's my chooks that make a meal of them so all of my sowings of any plants are done 'out...
    Hiya @Mike Allen ...After many unsuccessful sowings I did what it said on the packet (Re Fluctuating temps) and for once it worked..:thumbsup: I don't have much luck with self sown plants,if it's not the soggy winters it's my chooks that make a meal of...
    Hiya @Mike Allen ...After many unsuccessful sowings I did what it said on the packet (Re Fluctuating temps) and for once it worked..:thumbsup: I don't have much luck with self sown plants,if it's not the...
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  18. Tom Radford

    Vertical Garden

    I am working on a vertical garden project for my GCSE DT project. I was wondering if there are any vertical garden whizzes out there which could help with plants, herbs vegetables and possible...
    I am working on a vertical garden project for my GCSE DT project. I was wondering if there are any vertical garden whizzes out there which could help with plants, herbs vegetables and possible fruits to grow.
    I am working on a vertical garden project for my GCSE DT project. I was wondering if there are any vertical garden whizzes out there which could help with plants, herbs vegetables and possible fruits to grow.
    I am working on a vertical garden project for my GCSE DT project. I was wondering if there are any vertical garden whizzes out there which could help with plants, herbs vegetables and possible...
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  19. Soys

    Urgent pear tree help needed :)

    Thats the thing iv looked but there really hard to find :( that would defo be my easiest option
    Thats the thing iv looked but there really hard to find :( that would defo be my easiest option
    Thats the thing iv looked but there really hard to find :( that would defo be my easiest option
    Thats the thing iv looked but there really hard to find :( that would defo be my easiest option
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  20. Scott2019

    Anyone know what this is?

    Thank you everyone, I’ve looked it up and I’d agree it looks like worm casts.
    Thank you everyone, I’ve looked it up and I’d agree it looks like worm casts.
    Thank you everyone, I’ve looked it up and I’d agree it looks like worm casts.
    Thank you everyone, I’ve looked it up and I’d agree it looks like worm casts.
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