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  1. wiseowl

    Moving Oxeye Daisies?

    Good morning @KFF my friend thank you for that,they are Leucanthemum Vulgare (May Queen)
    Good morning @KFF my friend thank you for that,they are Leucanthemum Vulgare (May Queen)
    Good morning @KFF my friend thank you for that,they are Leucanthemum Vulgare (May Queen)
    Good morning @KFF my friend thank you for that,they are Leucanthemum Vulgare (May Queen)
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  2. Who am I?

    Sunlight quality.

    was frightened that the birds would fly into it.
    was frightened that the birds would fly into it.
    was frightened that the birds would fly into it.
    was frightened that the birds would fly into it.
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  3. Mondomondo

    Why is this...?

    @MondomondoTread carefully all shrubs are different as @Verdun said they come from all round the world. pruning is often done after a shrub has flowered or fruited eg philadelphus, deutzia,...
    @MondomondoTread carefully all shrubs are different as @Verdun said they come from all round the world. pruning is often done after a shrub has flowered or fruited eg philadelphus, deutzia, rubus or when they are dormant. Others are pruned after the winter as the new growth might be damaged...
    @MondomondoTread carefully all shrubs are different as @Verdun said they come from all round the world. pruning is often done after a shrub has flowered or fruited eg philadelphus, deutzia, rubus or when they are dormant. Others are pruned...
    @MondomondoTread carefully all shrubs are different as @Verdun said they come from all round the world. pruning is often done after a shrub has flowered or fruited eg philadelphus, deutzia,...
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  4. Ian Taylor

    RHS Tatton Show

    I may go weather permitting , if I do go I am sure I'll pop in and have a look around.
    I may go weather permitting , if I do go I am sure I'll pop in and have a look around.
    I may go weather permitting , if I do go I am sure I'll pop in and have a look around.
    I may go weather permitting , if I do go I am sure I'll pop in and have a look around.
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  5. MattC76

    Hydrangea looking a bit sad

    Again Matt, it’s your soil I think. Too dry and too impoverished.:) If you apply a good fertiliser....fish blood and bone, chicken manure etc., and apply a generous mulch it will help boost...
    Again Matt, it’s your soil I think. Too dry and too impoverished.:) If you apply a good fertiliser....fish blood and bone, chicken manure etc., and apply a generous mulch it will help boost growth. No cutting off the flowers will not really make much of a difference to growth. Remove flowers next...
    Again Matt, it’s your soil I think. Too dry and too impoverished.:) If you apply a good fertiliser....fish blood and bone, chicken manure etc., and apply a generous mulch it will help boost growth. No cutting off the flowers will not really make...
    Again Matt, it’s your soil I think. Too dry and too impoverished.:) If you apply a good fertiliser....fish blood and bone, chicken manure etc., and apply a generous mulch it will help boost...
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  6. kriss

    Prunus / Malus

    I have two ornamental fruit trees that shade our front bay window for a bit of privacy. This year the malus has taken on a lot of growth which is great.Can I prune them now to encourage the...
    I have two ornamental fruit trees that shade our front bay window for a bit of privacy. This year the malus has taken on a lot of growth which is great.Can I prune them now to encourage the right shape and ensure all its growth goes in the right places to maximise shade?Or is it too late...
    I have two ornamental fruit trees that shade our front bay window for a bit of privacy. This year the malus has taken on a lot of growth which is great.Can I prune them now to encourage the right shape and ensure all its growth goes in the...
    I have two ornamental fruit trees that shade our front bay window for a bit of privacy. This year the malus has taken on a lot of growth which is great.Can I prune them now to encourage the...
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  7. zoecarter_

    How can I help my buxus!

    My action would be to sort the drainage out first. Not keen on bonemeal ....I know it’s often recommended It might be blight but first things first.....the drainage. And I wouldn’t repot just now :)
    My action would be to sort the drainage out first. Not keen on bonemeal ....I know it’s often recommended It might be blight but first things first.....the drainage. And I wouldn’t repot just now :)
    My action would be to sort the drainage out first. Not keen on bonemeal ....I know it’s often recommended It might be blight but first things first.....the drainage. And I wouldn’t repot just now :)
    My action would be to sort the drainage out first. Not keen on bonemeal ....I know it’s often recommended It might be blight but first things first.....the drainage. And I wouldn’t repot just now :)
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  8. Dpk

    help on pruning these back

    It is a rhododendron but is already flowered for this year.I would do as verdun says with the hypericum and then judge the shape of the rhodi yourself, if its leggy and all over the place cut...
    It is a rhododendron but is already flowered for this year.I would do as verdun says with the hypericum and then judge the shape of the rhodi yourself, if its leggy and all over the place cut that back hard as well about 30cm / foot from the ground or higher pending on how well its shaped .
    It is a rhododendron but is already flowered for this year.I would do as verdun says with the hypericum and then judge the shape of the rhodi yourself, if its leggy and all over the place cut that back hard as well about 30cm / foot from the...
    It is a rhododendron but is already flowered for this year.I would do as verdun says with the hypericum and then judge the shape of the rhodi yourself, if its leggy and all over the place cut...
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  9. ThePlantAssassin

    poorly tomatoes

    They don't look too bad to me, tomatoes are remarkably forgiving and will recover quickly given the right conditions. As others have said I go along with over-watering being the problem. It may...
    They don't look too bad to me, tomatoes are remarkably forgiving and will recover quickly given the right conditions. As others have said I go along with over-watering being the problem. It may have washed the nutrients out of the compost so I would try a half dose of Tomorite or similar tomato...
    They don't look too bad to me, tomatoes are remarkably forgiving and will recover quickly given the right conditions. As others have said I go along with over-watering being the problem. It may have washed the nutrients out of the compost so I...
    They don't look too bad to me, tomatoes are remarkably forgiving and will recover quickly given the right conditions. As others have said I go along with over-watering being the problem. It may...
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  10. Robo44

    Poppies

    Welcome to the forum! Try to let them mature as long as you can before collecting seeds. Worse come to worse, make a note of their name and then you'll know what to order if you have to. :)
    Welcome to the forum! Try to let them mature as long as you can before collecting seeds. Worse come to worse, make a note of their name and then you'll know what to order if you have to. :)
    Welcome to the forum! Try to let them mature as long as you can before collecting seeds. Worse come to worse, make a note of their name and then you'll know what to order if you have to. :)
    Welcome to the forum! Try to let them mature as long as you can before collecting seeds. Worse come to worse, make a note of their name and then you'll know what to order if you have to. :)
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  11. Jack Sparrow

    Invasive plants

    Thanks @NigelJ but I am in my first season back here in Carmarthenshire - my failures were in Nottinghamshire - cold and windy. I have noticed around my village here that Briza maxima seems to...
    Thanks @NigelJ but I am in my first season back here in Carmarthenshire - my failures were in Nottinghamshire - cold and windy. I have noticed around my village here that Briza maxima seems to have made its escape.
    Thanks @NigelJ but I am in my first season back here in Carmarthenshire - my failures were in Nottinghamshire - cold and windy. I have noticed around my village here that Briza maxima seems to have made its escape.
    Thanks @NigelJ but I am in my first season back here in Carmarthenshire - my failures were in Nottinghamshire - cold and windy. I have noticed around my village here that Briza maxima seems to...
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  12. Selleri

    How much do you water your garden? Greeny thoughts.

    The pot plants and greenhouse are the only things I water. We have a water recapture system in place to keep the pond topped up, including a large storage tank and release it when the pond level...
    The pot plants and greenhouse are the only things I water. We have a water recapture system in place to keep the pond topped up, including a large storage tank and release it when the pond level drops. Lawn never gets watered even when it goes brown. It’ll recover in autumn. I also water...
    The pot plants and greenhouse are the only things I water. We have a water recapture system in place to keep the pond topped up, including a large storage tank and release it when the pond level drops. Lawn never gets watered even when it goes...
    The pot plants and greenhouse are the only things I water. We have a water recapture system in place to keep the pond topped up, including a large storage tank and release it when the pond level...
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  13. andrews

    Harvesting Seed - Will I Get the Same Next Year ?

    Thanks for the replies. Every day's a school day.This will explain why I could only find plug plants and potted plants.I'll probably go down the plug plant route early in the season and then...
    Thanks for the replies. Every day's a school day.This will explain why I could only find plug plants and potted plants.I'll probably go down the plug plant route early in the season and then bring them on in the tunnel
    Thanks for the replies. Every day's a school day.This will explain why I could only find plug plants and potted plants.I'll probably go down the plug plant route early in the season and then bring them on in the tunnel
    Thanks for the replies. Every day's a school day.This will explain why I could only find plug plants and potted plants.I'll probably go down the plug plant route early in the season and then...
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  14. Perki
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    WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN JUNE 2019

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    New Thread HereWHATS LOOKING GOOD IN JULY 2019
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  15. DMM

    Dahlia Help/Advice Needed Please

    Just a little update. They HAVEN'T grown taller and bigger, as I've pinched 'em out to within an inch of their lives and they are well within my size limits this year. It's amazing what a little...
    Just a little update. They HAVEN'T grown taller and bigger, as I've pinched 'em out to within an inch of their lives and they are well within my size limits this year. It's amazing what a little pinching can do . Perhaps they WERE always gallery/dwarf size and it was just my inexperience in...
    Just a little update. They HAVEN'T grown taller and bigger, as I've pinched 'em out to within an inch of their lives and they are well within my size limits this year. It's amazing what a little pinching can do . Perhaps they WERE always...
    Just a little update. They HAVEN'T grown taller and bigger, as I've pinched 'em out to within an inch of their lives and they are well within my size limits this year. It's amazing what a little...
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  16. HarryS

    Wild Flower Sowing ?

    Cheers Mike, I'll make sure they are well watered, and we can see what pops up!
    Cheers Mike, I'll make sure they are well watered, and we can see what pops up!
    Cheers Mike, I'll make sure they are well watered, and we can see what pops up!
    Cheers Mike, I'll make sure they are well watered, and we can see what pops up!
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  17. kr236rk

    Herbs - watering?

    Wow, that's good & bad news - bad 'cos I just hosed the patch; good, because I won't need to again for a while :) Too much water last year then may explain why my herb garden got wiped out come...
    Wow, that's good & bad news - bad 'cos I just hosed the patch; good, because I won't need to again for a while :) Too much water last year then may explain why my herb garden got wiped out come spring? Have since replanted.
    Wow, that's good & bad news - bad 'cos I just hosed the patch; good, because I won't need to again for a while :) Too much water last year then may explain why my herb garden got wiped out come spring? Have since replanted.
    Wow, that's good & bad news - bad 'cos I just hosed the patch; good, because I won't need to again for a while :) Too much water last year then may explain why my herb garden got wiped out come...
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  18. Sian in Belgium

    Replacement for blighted box hedge

    Agree, Rosemary tolerates pruning back very well if not into very old wood I find :) The only problem, as I see it, is that as a hedge Rosemary can be fickle.....so often the odd plant dies out...
    Agree, Rosemary tolerates pruning back very well if not into very old wood I find :) The only problem, as I see it, is that as a hedge Rosemary can be fickle.....so often the odd plant dies out leaving a hole in the hedge??How about euonymus green spire as an alternative Sian? Tough as old...
    Agree, Rosemary tolerates pruning back very well if not into very old wood I find :) The only problem, as I see it, is that as a hedge Rosemary can be fickle.....so often the odd plant dies out leaving a hole in the hedge??How about euonymus...
    Agree, Rosemary tolerates pruning back very well if not into very old wood I find :) The only problem, as I see it, is that as a hedge Rosemary can be fickle.....so often the odd plant dies out...
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  19. Passport1

    What are these plants and can i plant them in flower bed in garden for annual blooms?

    The yellow one is a Dahlia grown as a pot plant but would be better planted in the ground. The other is a variety of Celosia also known as Cockscomb and can also be planted out, it is either...
    The yellow one is a Dahlia grown as a pot plant but would be better planted in the ground. The other is a variety of Celosia also known as Cockscomb and can also be planted out, it is either discarded in the autumn or dug up and repotted and over wintered inside ie light and frost free. Hope...
    The yellow one is a Dahlia grown as a pot plant but would be better planted in the ground. The other is a variety of Celosia also known as Cockscomb and can also be planted out, it is either discarded in the autumn or dug up and repotted and over...
    The yellow one is a Dahlia grown as a pot plant but would be better planted in the ground. The other is a variety of Celosia also known as Cockscomb and can also be planted out, it is either...
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  20. AndyS

    Advice on creating a wildflower border

    I wonder if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom with regard to the pics attached. A children's nursery have asked me to do various bits of work in their garden that I’m fine with, but...
    I wonder if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom with regard to the pics attached. A children's nursery have asked me to do various bits of work in their garden that I’m fine with, but have also asked if I can create a wildflower mini-meadow around the border of their site.It’s...
    I wonder if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom with regard to the pics attached. A children's nursery have asked me to do various bits of work in their garden that I’m fine with, but have also asked if I can create a wildflower...
    I wonder if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom with regard to the pics attached. A children's nursery have asked me to do various bits of work in their garden that I’m fine with, but...
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