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  1. JimboM

    How resilient is a holly hedge

    Best time to do it? Later on in the year after the birds have left their nests.
    Best time to do it? Later on in the year after the birds have left their nests.
    Best time to do it? Later on in the year after the birds have left their nests.
    Best time to do it? Later on in the year after the birds have left their nests.
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  2. Kelc

    Weeds everywhere

    Nowadays I only use a border fork as it fits in between plants better and is much lighter so not as much of a strain on the back. I would go for a polished stainless steel one because it doesn't...
    Nowadays I only use a border fork as it fits in between plants better and is much lighter so not as much of a strain on the back. I would go for a polished stainless steel one because it doesn't clog very easily with with mud. An angled D shaped handle makes the digging easier.With all...
    Nowadays I only use a border fork as it fits in between plants better and is much lighter so not as much of a strain on the back. I would go for a polished stainless steel one because it doesn't clog very easily with with mud. An angled D...
    Nowadays I only use a border fork as it fits in between plants better and is much lighter so not as much of a strain on the back. I would go for a polished stainless steel one because it doesn't...
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  3. Heidi S

    Dwarf Conifer question

    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to a wild rose and the top part is grafted onto it.What can happen is a strong shoot arises from the...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to a wild rose and the top part is grafted onto...
    The rose thing is something a bit different. Roses are mostly grafted plants, which means the roots are a different plant to the top growth, both are roses but the rootstock is usually similar to...
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  4. JBat

    Recommendation gravel strip

    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches....
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches. Any recommendations for little plants that seed in gravel (like Erigeron would), but the catch being...
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches. Any recommendations for little plants that seed in...
    Hello! I'm after recommendations. I've got a very narrow strip of gravel at the edge of some decking. The neighbours fence replacement was a slimmer construction so I gained a couple of inches....
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  5. Jocko

    Can anyone identify this Clematis?

    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
    Mrs Cholmondeley
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  6. ricky101

    Manure in Containers ?

    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to...
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to use measured amounts of chemical fertilisers.
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to use measured amounts of chemical fertilisers.
    There is no definition of 'manure' so I guess it could be anything from 'fresh' manure straight from the cow to 'well rotted' which is safe for most plants. So to remain in control it's safer to...
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  7. ricky101

    Dahlia alternative...?

    Here are mine ... Figaro first then the Bambino. I guess they'll be OK. Yours look rather better however!!
    Here are mine ... Figaro first then the Bambino. I guess they'll be OK. Yours look rather better however!!
    Here are mine ... Figaro first then the Bambino. I guess they'll be OK. Yours look rather better however!!
    Here are mine ... Figaro first then the Bambino. I guess they'll be OK. Yours look rather better however!!
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  8. Michael Hewett

    Hellebores

    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    I think you've made a good decision Michael, it would be such a shame to lose any. :biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
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  9. Head Gardener's Dogsbody

    Leucothoe fontanesiana......is there a problem?

    Thanks to all of you for your replies. :) Andy.
    Thanks to all of you for your replies. :) Andy.
    Thanks to all of you for your replies. :) Andy.
    Thanks to all of you for your replies. :) Andy.
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  10. Simon Hindle

    Help pls - Acer not leafing out?

    Give the top parts the scratch test, just scrape the bark and see if its green underneath, if it brown then that part is dead. I think you might have some dieback there.Dont do it yet but later...
    Give the top parts the scratch test, just scrape the bark and see if its green underneath, if it brown then that part is dead. I think you might have some dieback there.Dont do it yet but later in summer you can cut back any dead stuff to the parts that are still alive.
    Give the top parts the scratch test, just scrape the bark and see if its green underneath, if it brown then that part is dead. I think you might have some dieback there.Dont do it yet but later in summer you can cut back any dead stuff to the...
    Give the top parts the scratch test, just scrape the bark and see if its green underneath, if it brown then that part is dead. I think you might have some dieback there.Dont do it yet but later...
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  11. ricky101

    Trailing Petunias - easy from Seed ?

    Thanks all, they were looking to growing them next year as its cost them so much this year with all their hanging baskets.Did not realise certain types were not sold as seeds ?We have...
    Thanks all, they were looking to growing them next year as its cost them so much this year with all their hanging baskets.Did not realise certain types were not sold as seeds ?We have overwintered some good trailers, not sure if they are Surfinias, but do not really want the same ones each...
    Thanks all, they were looking to growing them next year as its cost them so much this year with all their hanging baskets.Did not realise certain types were not sold as seeds ?We have overwintered some good trailers, not sure if they are...
    Thanks all, they were looking to growing them next year as its cost them so much this year with all their hanging baskets.Did not realise certain types were not sold as seeds ?We have...
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  12. groundbeetle

    Cytisus "Firefly", how to care for?

    Thanks. I think I had read that bit about planting out while small, as brooms resent transplanting. Which is why I am considering getting a very big pot for it and in the first summer adding...
    Thanks. I think I had read that bit about planting out while small, as brooms resent transplanting. Which is why I am considering getting a very big pot for it and in the first summer adding some annual flowers that get cut back at the end of the summer. Rather than transplanting it into only...
    Thanks. I think I had read that bit about planting out while small, as brooms resent transplanting. Which is why I am considering getting a very big pot for it and in the first summer adding some annual flowers that get cut back at the end of...
    Thanks. I think I had read that bit about planting out while small, as brooms resent transplanting. Which is why I am considering getting a very big pot for it and in the first summer adding...
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  13. barryman

    Orchid care advice needed

    Your plants are gorgeous!
    Your plants are gorgeous!
    Your plants are gorgeous!
    Your plants are gorgeous!
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  14. John Dalrymple

    Non-flowering Forsythia shoots.

    RHS pruning advice for forsythia. Prune in mid-spring, immediately after flowering – avoid pruning later in the year, as the following spring’s flowers will be reduced. Annual pruning keeps plants...
    RHS pruning advice for forsythia. Prune in mid-spring, immediately after flowering – avoid pruning later in the year, as the following spring’s flowers will be reduced. Annual pruning keeps plants healthy, shapely and within bounds:Cut back flowered growth to vigorous upward- and...
    RHS pruning advice for forsythia. Prune in mid-spring, immediately after flowering – avoid pruning later in the year, as the following spring’s flowers will be reduced. Annual pruning keeps plants healthy, shapely and within bounds:Cut back...
    RHS pruning advice for forsythia. Prune in mid-spring, immediately after flowering – avoid pruning later in the year, as the following spring’s flowers will be reduced. Annual pruning keeps plants...
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  15. HarryS

    Curry Plant Calamity !

    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
    I think that's the best action, nothing to lose really. Thanks .
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  16. Kevin73

    Clematis Mrs Cholmondeley died

    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
    Clematis have always been a mystery to me, they seem to thrive or die, or just hang on and look awful. Just saying :biggrin:
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  17. hailbopp

    Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi root booster

    It almost sounds like how yeasts are kept going for brewing.
    It almost sounds like how yeasts are kept going for brewing.
    It almost sounds like how yeasts are kept going for brewing.
    It almost sounds like how yeasts are kept going for brewing.
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  18. mazambo

    Pricking out lobelia?

    Coming on fine, noticed roots appearing out the bottom of the tray but makes you wonder is it worth the effort when you can get a tray of 8 for £2?
    Coming on fine, noticed roots appearing out the bottom of the tray but makes you wonder is it worth the effort when you can get a tray of 8 for £2?
    Coming on fine, noticed roots appearing out the bottom of the tray but makes you wonder is it worth the effort when you can get a tray of 8 for £2?
    Coming on fine, noticed roots appearing out the bottom of the tray but makes you wonder is it worth the effort when you can get a tray of 8 for £2?
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  19. hoofy

    Acid loving plants and tap water

    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit...
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit hit and miss.A top dressing of flowers of sulphur is another way, but that is more of a long term fix.
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit hit and miss.A top dressing of flowers of...
    I keep a few sachets of sequestered iron handy for when I spot something going a bit yellow. The seaweed and iron is also effective. Ive used vinegar as well, as,Ricky says but it can be a bit...
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  20. Fat Controller

    Unwanted buddleia

    I do agree you need to get rid of the butterfly bush though it could adversely affect your greenhouse. Maybe take out all your seedlings and keep away from that area whilst you spray?
    I do agree you need to get rid of the butterfly bush though it could adversely affect your greenhouse. Maybe take out all your seedlings and keep away from that area whilst you spray?
    I do agree you need to get rid of the butterfly bush though it could adversely affect your greenhouse. Maybe take out all your seedlings and keep away from that area whilst you spray?
    I do agree you need to get rid of the butterfly bush though it could adversely affect your greenhouse. Maybe take out all your seedlings and keep away from that area whilst you spray?
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