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  1. Tim B

    Blackcurrant Bush UK

    Sian in Belgium gives good advice.When some one makes that offer, they mean "take it now before I put it on the compost heap" so don't dither too much, Tim B.Take cuttings as backup -...
    Sian in Belgium gives good advice.When some one makes that offer, they mean "take it now before I put it on the compost heap" so don't dither too much, Tim B.Take cuttings as backup - blackcurrant cuttings strike quite easily. My own twenty fruiting bushes were propagated from a single...
    Sian in Belgium gives good advice.When some one makes that offer, they mean "take it now before I put it on the compost heap" so don't dither too much, Tim B.Take cuttings as backup - blackcurrant cuttings strike quite easily. My own twenty...
    Sian in Belgium gives good advice.When some one makes that offer, they mean "take it now before I put it on the compost heap" so don't dither too much, Tim B.Take cuttings as backup -...
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  2. Sam893

    Discoloured sunflower leaves

    Cheers pete
    Cheers pete
    Cheers pete
    Cheers pete
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  3. TheMadHedger

    Hydrangea serrata (Mountain Hydrangea) - problems since transplant

    I understand. No problem. My camera is temperamental and gives me trouble doing the download of pictures every single time.
    I understand. No problem. My camera is temperamental and gives me trouble doing the download of pictures every single time.
    I understand. No problem. My camera is temperamental and gives me trouble doing the download of pictures every single time.
    I understand. No problem. My camera is temperamental and gives me trouble doing the download of pictures every single time.
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  4. clum111

    Postplug Plants Growth

    Wish my neighbour would!!!
    Wish my neighbour would!!!
    Wish my neighbour would!!!
    Wish my neighbour would!!!
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  5. Selleri

    Leggy Dinnerplate Dahlias- pruning

    Hi @SelleriI always ( when I grew them, don't have the room anymore ), used to cut the stems so you were left with four side shoots on each stem. Don't forget that you can use the tops of the...
    Hi @SelleriI always ( when I grew them, don't have the room anymore ), used to cut the stems so you were left with four side shoots on each stem. Don't forget that you can use the tops of the stems you cut off as cuttings to increase your stock . They'll root quickly at this time of year.
    Hi @SelleriI always ( when I grew them, don't have the room anymore ), used to cut the stems so you were left with four side shoots on each stem. Don't forget that you can use the tops of the stems you cut off as cuttings to increase your...
    Hi @SelleriI always ( when I grew them, don't have the room anymore ), used to cut the stems so you were left with four side shoots on each stem. Don't forget that you can use the tops of the...
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  6. Kevin Cowans

    New Clematis damaged near base

    Hello allI hope you are well.I have finally finished putting the wire frameworks in place for the Climbers and have come across a problem.Admittedly, I should have put the wire frameworks in...
    Hello allI hope you are well.I have finally finished putting the wire frameworks in place for the Climbers and have come across a problem.Admittedly, I should have put the wire frameworks in place much sooner but I have had to work around some things recently, hence some of the Climbers...
    Hello allI hope you are well.I have finally finished putting the wire frameworks in place for the Climbers and have come across a problem.Admittedly, I should have put the wire frameworks in place much sooner but I have had to work around...
    Hello allI hope you are well.I have finally finished putting the wire frameworks in place for the Climbers and have come across a problem.Admittedly, I should have put the wire frameworks in...
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  7. ennnceee

    Watering this Aloe...

    Yes, I love it. Just keep doing the same, then...
    Yes, I love it. Just keep doing the same, then...
    Yes, I love it. Just keep doing the same, then...
    Yes, I love it. Just keep doing the same, then...
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  8. Sienna's Blossom

    Honey Garlic Bulbs

    They did come up after all, glad I took the chance on them, very pretty :)
    They did come up after all, glad I took the chance on them, very pretty :)
    They did come up after all, glad I took the chance on them, very pretty :)
    They did come up after all, glad I took the chance on them, very pretty :)
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  9. Shyam

    Tomato plant leaves problem

    Thank you. Will do. I have a few that I have grown from seed. I am also thinking of cutting back and checking what happens. The sudden cold weather and no heating in the greenhouse has probably...
    Thank you. Will do. I have a few that I have grown from seed. I am also thinking of cutting back and checking what happens. The sudden cold weather and no heating in the greenhouse has probably taken its toll on this guy.
    Thank you. Will do. I have a few that I have grown from seed. I am also thinking of cutting back and checking what happens. The sudden cold weather and no heating in the greenhouse has probably taken its toll on this guy.
    Thank you. Will do. I have a few that I have grown from seed. I am also thinking of cutting back and checking what happens. The sudden cold weather and no heating in the greenhouse has probably...
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  10. clanless

    Perlite and vermiculite - what's that all about?

    Hi,Think this link give a good description of both and how best to use them. The Differences Between Vermiculite Vs. Perlite and When to Use EachAs suggested by other members, using a small...
    Hi,Think this link give a good description of both and how best to use them. The Differences Between Vermiculite Vs. Perlite and When to Use EachAs suggested by other members, using a small pot full of water and perlite seems to work very well for rooting cuttings, though have only used it...
    Hi,Think this link give a good description of both and how best to use them. The Differences Between Vermiculite Vs. Perlite and When to Use EachAs suggested by other members, using a small pot full of water and perlite seems to work very...
    Hi,Think this link give a good description of both and how best to use them. The Differences Between Vermiculite Vs. Perlite and When to Use EachAs suggested by other members, using a small...
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  11. Ruth82

    Budliea

    @Ruth82 I wouldn't worry too much the leaves in the picture aren't wilting and so long as it continues to grow and flower don't worry. You are pruning correctly and yes cut it back as you have...
    @Ruth82 I wouldn't worry too much the leaves in the picture aren't wilting and so long as it continues to grow and flower don't worry. You are pruning correctly and yes cut it back as you have done every year. If you are in a cold spot wait until spring to prune it back as young growth can be...
    @Ruth82 I wouldn't worry too much the leaves in the picture aren't wilting and so long as it continues to grow and flower don't worry. You are pruning correctly and yes cut it back as you have done every year. If you are in a cold spot wait until...
    @Ruth82 I wouldn't worry too much the leaves in the picture aren't wilting and so long as it continues to grow and flower don't worry. You are pruning correctly and yes cut it back as you have...
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  12. NessaJ70

    Advice for walled border

    Thanks Noisette, this has been on the long list of things to do but now we have the time! It doesn't get too cold here but does get pretty wet. We'll import a load of soil/compost into the border...
    Thanks Noisette, this has been on the long list of things to do but now we have the time! It doesn't get too cold here but does get pretty wet. We'll import a load of soil/compost into the border so it we hopefully won't be limited on plant choice.
    Thanks Noisette, this has been on the long list of things to do but now we have the time! It doesn't get too cold here but does get pretty wet. We'll import a load of soil/compost into the border so it we hopefully won't be limited on plant choice.
    Thanks Noisette, this has been on the long list of things to do but now we have the time! It doesn't get too cold here but does get pretty wet. We'll import a load of soil/compost into the border...
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  13. RoyP

    Cats!!!!!

    @ARMANDII hahaha I may well do that ....but on the other hand I would be scared of the big clumsy lion feet clicking my furniture ;)
    @ARMANDII hahaha I may well do that ....but on the other hand I would be scared of the big clumsy lion feet clicking my furniture ;)
    @ARMANDII hahaha I may well do that ....but on the other hand I would be scared of the big clumsy lion feet clicking my furniture ;)
    @ARMANDII hahaha I may well do that ....but on the other hand I would be scared of the big clumsy lion feet clicking my furniture ;)
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  14. Karl B

    Compost

    Thanks Nigel, appreciated.
    Thanks Nigel, appreciated.
    Thanks Nigel, appreciated.
    Thanks Nigel, appreciated.
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  15. Engelbert

    Polytunnels - cleaning, wood treatment, ventilation etc.

    Sorry, I forgot to return to say thanks for your replies.Regarding #1. I did got a response from the makers of Citrox and they said it should be sprayed and left on - not rinsed off. Just...
    Sorry, I forgot to return to say thanks for your replies.Regarding #1. I did got a response from the makers of Citrox and they said it should be sprayed and left on - not rinsed off. Just thought I'd mention that in case it is helpful to anyone else who's unsure how to use it.Cheers
    Sorry, I forgot to return to say thanks for your replies.Regarding #1. I did got a response from the makers of Citrox and they said it should be sprayed and left on - not rinsed off. Just thought I'd mention that in case it is helpful to...
    Sorry, I forgot to return to say thanks for your replies.Regarding #1. I did got a response from the makers of Citrox and they said it should be sprayed and left on - not rinsed off. Just...
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  16. BarowBoy

    Palm Tree

    By the way, edible dates come from Phoenix dactylifera. A very different looking palm to Trachycarpus,and not hardy in the UK.
    By the way, edible dates come from Phoenix dactylifera. A very different looking palm to Trachycarpus,and not hardy in the UK.
    By the way, edible dates come from Phoenix dactylifera. A very different looking palm to Trachycarpus,and not hardy in the UK.
    By the way, edible dates come from Phoenix dactylifera. A very different looking palm to Trachycarpus,and not hardy in the UK.
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  17. GardeningFin

    lilly leaves torn

    I wouldn't worry, the first leaves of the season always look like that, not sure why, but I find it quite normal. If you've only planted it a month ago all the more reason, it should sort itself...
    I wouldn't worry, the first leaves of the season always look like that, not sure why, but I find it quite normal. If you've only planted it a month ago all the more reason, it should sort itself out once it gets going.
    I wouldn't worry, the first leaves of the season always look like that, not sure why, but I find it quite normal. If you've only planted it a month ago all the more reason, it should sort itself out once it gets going.
    I wouldn't worry, the first leaves of the season always look like that, not sure why, but I find it quite normal. If you've only planted it a month ago all the more reason, it should sort itself...
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  18. Shyam

    Healthy plants

    Hi Sam, Welcome to Gardeners Corner :)Another thing to remember is that Garden centres etc force plants into flower way too early. The last time I went to The Range, about 3 weeks ago they had...
    Hi Sam, Welcome to Gardeners Corner :)Another thing to remember is that Garden centres etc force plants into flower way too early. The last time I went to The Range, about 3 weeks ago they had Lobelia, Marigolds, Fuchsias etc all in full flower, way, way too early.Your plants are probably...
    Hi Sam, Welcome to Gardeners Corner :)Another thing to remember is that Garden centres etc force plants into flower way too early. The last time I went to The Range, about 3 weeks ago they had Lobelia, Marigolds, Fuchsias etc all in full...
    Hi Sam, Welcome to Gardeners Corner :)Another thing to remember is that Garden centres etc force plants into flower way too early. The last time I went to The Range, about 3 weeks ago they had...
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  19. JackBauer

    Helping restore Ma's garden

    @JackBauer it really would be better to remove the tarp for good drainage. Grass needs a minimum of 10cm to develop it's roots properly.
    @JackBauer it really would be better to remove the tarp for good drainage. Grass needs a minimum of 10cm to develop it's roots properly.
    @JackBauer it really would be better to remove the tarp for good drainage. Grass needs a minimum of 10cm to develop it's roots properly.
    @JackBauer it really would be better to remove the tarp for good drainage. Grass needs a minimum of 10cm to develop it's roots properly.
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