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  1. Howard Stone

    Preparing a small patch of groud for gravel

    The remaining parts of the roots in the ground are rotting down and the soil is settling. I'd rake off the gravel, top up the soil (don't use compost as that will rot down too) then replace the...
    The remaining parts of the roots in the ground are rotting down and the soil is settling. I'd rake off the gravel, top up the soil (don't use compost as that will rot down too) then replace the gravel. You could put a piece of membrane over the soil before replacing the gravel.
    The remaining parts of the roots in the ground are rotting down and the soil is settling. I'd rake off the gravel, top up the soil (don't use compost as that will rot down too) then replace the gravel. You could put a piece of membrane over the...
    The remaining parts of the roots in the ground are rotting down and the soil is settling. I'd rake off the gravel, top up the soil (don't use compost as that will rot down too) then replace the...
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  2. Jack Sparrow

    Potting up Nerine Bowdenii bulbs

    @mazambo Its certainly an idea worth looking into.:thumbsup:G.
    @mazambo Its certainly an idea worth looking into.:thumbsup:G.
    @mazambo Its certainly an idea worth looking into.:thumbsup:G.
    @mazambo Its certainly an idea worth looking into.:thumbsup:G.
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  3. Voobwm

    Are gaps in overlap shed ok?

    Roof seems alright.Worse case if the massive gaps cause issue I can rip them off and put some better boards on the back.I know its cheap, but I thought if its pressure treated, and wife wants...
    Roof seems alright.Worse case if the massive gaps cause issue I can rip them off and put some better boards on the back.I know its cheap, but I thought if its pressure treated, and wife wants to paint it anyway, and its not storing perishable items, and still dry inside, then should be fine,...
    Roof seems alright.Worse case if the massive gaps cause issue I can rip them off and put some better boards on the back.I know its cheap, but I thought if its pressure treated, and wife wants to paint it anyway, and its not storing perishable...
    Roof seems alright.Worse case if the massive gaps cause issue I can rip them off and put some better boards on the back.I know its cheap, but I thought if its pressure treated, and wife wants...
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  4. Doghouse Riley

    Time For It To Go

    Been there too DHR.:) Unless “dwarf” conifers are trimmed every year they suddenly are huge.:noidea: Yep! Time To go :)
    Been there too DHR.:) Unless “dwarf” conifers are trimmed every year they suddenly are huge.:noidea: Yep! Time To go :)
    Been there too DHR.:) Unless “dwarf” conifers are trimmed every year they suddenly are huge.:noidea: Yep! Time To go :)
    Been there too DHR.:) Unless “dwarf” conifers are trimmed every year they suddenly are huge.:noidea: Yep! Time To go :)
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  5. kriss

    Salvias...

    It’s not the time to gamble Kriss....you could damage your precious plants. Get some fleece then and drape it over your salvias on cold nights :)
    It’s not the time to gamble Kriss....you could damage your precious plants. Get some fleece then and drape it over your salvias on cold nights :)
    It’s not the time to gamble Kriss....you could damage your precious plants. Get some fleece then and drape it over your salvias on cold nights :)
    It’s not the time to gamble Kriss....you could damage your precious plants. Get some fleece then and drape it over your salvias on cold nights :)
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  6. hoofy

    First landscaping project. Give me some confidence, please.

    I went to the local nursery yesterday but they didn't sell ferns so I decided to just have a chat to the owner and get some recommendations from him based on my explanation of the area. I bought 3...
    I went to the local nursery yesterday but they didn't sell ferns so I decided to just have a chat to the owner and get some recommendations from him based on my explanation of the area. I bought 3 vinca minor (periwinkle), an elaeagnus coastal gold and another plant in the middle of the picture...
    I went to the local nursery yesterday but they didn't sell ferns so I decided to just have a chat to the owner and get some recommendations from him based on my explanation of the area. I bought 3 vinca minor (periwinkle), an elaeagnus coastal...
    I went to the local nursery yesterday but they didn't sell ferns so I decided to just have a chat to the owner and get some recommendations from him based on my explanation of the area. I bought 3...
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  7. kriss

    Morning sun!

    Salvias would generally sulk there Kriss.....However, the tall S. Uliginosa would do quite well if you gave it a drink now and then:) Busy Lizzie would do well there. Ferns too, ideal I think. ...
    Salvias would generally sulk there Kriss.....However, the tall S. Uliginosa would do quite well if you gave it a drink now and then:) Busy Lizzie would do well there. Ferns too, ideal I think. Some grasses too would enjoy it there esp hackonechoa. Plain green forms, variegated and yellow...
    Salvias would generally sulk there Kriss.....However, the tall S. Uliginosa would do quite well if you gave it a drink now and then:) Busy Lizzie would do well there. Ferns too, ideal I think. Some grasses too would enjoy it there esp...
    Salvias would generally sulk there Kriss.....However, the tall S. Uliginosa would do quite well if you gave it a drink now and then:) Busy Lizzie would do well there. Ferns too, ideal I think. ...
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  8. Honey Bee

    Frogspawn - got any yet?

    If the ducks have eaten it I doubt you will see any tadpoles , mine has been there for 2 week's plus and is yet to turn into tadpoles it goes through the black soupy stage with wrigglings...
    If the ducks have eaten it I doubt you will see any tadpoles , mine has been there for 2 week's plus and is yet to turn into tadpoles it goes through the black soupy stage with wrigglings before you actually see tadpoles free swimming.
    If the ducks have eaten it I doubt you will see any tadpoles , mine has been there for 2 week's plus and is yet to turn into tadpoles it goes through the black soupy stage with wrigglings before you actually see tadpoles free swimming.
    If the ducks have eaten it I doubt you will see any tadpoles , mine has been there for 2 week's plus and is yet to turn into tadpoles it goes through the black soupy stage with wrigglings...
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  9. kriss

    Eager to plant out!

    It's perfectly fine to try to cheat a bit, we all do it with interesting results :) My Gladioli will be started in pots indoors this weekend, and I plan to sow another round of hardy annuals in the...
    It's perfectly fine to try to cheat a bit, we all do it with interesting results :) My Gladioli will be started in pots indoors this weekend, and I plan to sow another round of hardy annuals in the greenhouse in modules as well. It's so much more satisfying to have something to poke out of the...
    It's perfectly fine to try to cheat a bit, we all do it with interesting results :) My Gladioli will be started in pots indoors this weekend, and I plan to sow another round of hardy annuals in the greenhouse in modules as well. It's so much more...
    It's perfectly fine to try to cheat a bit, we all do it with interesting results :) My Gladioli will be started in pots indoors this weekend, and I plan to sow another round of hardy annuals in the...
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  10. mazambo

    Lavender Indoors

    Thanks @Verdun :blue thumb:
    Thanks @Verdun :blue thumb:
    Thanks @Verdun :blue thumb:
    Thanks @Verdun :blue thumb:
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  11. John Dalrymple

    Non-flowering Forsythia shoots.

    Cheers. That one looks great
    Cheers. That one looks great
    Cheers. That one looks great
    Cheers. That one looks great
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  12. kriss

    Dahlias in Doors!

    Different varieties really Kriss .....dahlias can be tall, short, vigorous or slow growing. I have them here at over 2 metres tall and some just over half a metre. Some I divide every year and...
    Different varieties really Kriss .....dahlias can be tall, short, vigorous or slow growing. I have them here at over 2 metres tall and some just over half a metre. Some I divide every year and these make huge clumps of tubers. Nothing really you can do to affect their dna !! Do you have...
    Different varieties really Kriss .....dahlias can be tall, short, vigorous or slow growing. I have them here at over 2 metres tall and some just over half a metre. Some I divide every year and these make huge clumps of tubers. Nothing really...
    Different varieties really Kriss .....dahlias can be tall, short, vigorous or slow growing. I have them here at over 2 metres tall and some just over half a metre. Some I divide every year and...
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  13. kriss

    2 Questions!

    So next year, maybe just cut back after winter? Luckily all of these plants are showing signs of coming back?
    So next year, maybe just cut back after winter? Luckily all of these plants are showing signs of coming back?
    So next year, maybe just cut back after winter? Luckily all of these plants are showing signs of coming back?
    So next year, maybe just cut back after winter? Luckily all of these plants are showing signs of coming back?
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  14. wiseowl

    Ribes(King Edward)

    Ribes sanguinium 'King Edward VII' are often grown here. Normally, the would be pruned exactly as @Verdun says, after flowering. When the plant is to be rejuvenated, it would be cut down to about...
    Ribes sanguinium 'King Edward VII' are often grown here. Normally, the would be pruned exactly as @Verdun says, after flowering. When the plant is to be rejuvenated, it would be cut down to about 30cm in the depths of [email protected] I have guessed that you have those in your garden. The...
    Ribes sanguinium 'King Edward VII' are often grown here. Normally, the would be pruned exactly as @Verdun says, after flowering. When the plant is to be rejuvenated, it would be cut down to about 30cm in the depths of [email protected] I have...
    Ribes sanguinium 'King Edward VII' are often grown here. Normally, the would be pruned exactly as @Verdun says, after flowering. When the plant is to be rejuvenated, it would be cut down to about...
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  15. noisette47
    Friendly x 3

    Plants from France to UK

    I was in Rome last year (enjoyed it) but was never able to talk as loudly or shove my way through a group of people the way they did. So I don't qualify under that statement. :whistle: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I was in Rome last year (enjoyed it) but was never able to talk as loudly or shove my way through a group of people the way they did. So I don't qualify under that statement. :whistle: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I was in Rome last year (enjoyed it) but was never able to talk as loudly or shove my way through a group of people the way they did. So I don't qualify under that statement. :whistle: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I was in Rome last year (enjoyed it) but was never able to talk as loudly or shove my way through a group of people the way they did. So I don't qualify under that statement. :whistle: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  16. kriss

    Liatris Bulbs

    bought some last year on a whim, was on sale at the food store. think there were 10 total, so just put them in. did see one bloom. maybe more this year. surprises are fun.
    bought some last year on a whim, was on sale at the food store. think there were 10 total, so just put them in. did see one bloom. maybe more this year. surprises are fun.
    bought some last year on a whim, was on sale at the food store. think there were 10 total, so just put them in. did see one bloom. maybe more this year. surprises are fun.
    bought some last year on a whim, was on sale at the food store. think there were 10 total, so just put them in. did see one bloom. maybe more this year. surprises are fun.
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  17. honeybunny

    Slug nematodes

    2nd-bassoon :) I have a small container of salted water.....I empty the contents onto a hedge or into compost bin.
    2nd-bassoon :) I have a small container of salted water.....I empty the contents onto a hedge or into compost bin.
    2nd-bassoon :) I have a small container of salted water.....I empty the contents onto a hedge or into compost bin.
    2nd-bassoon :) I have a small container of salted water.....I empty the contents onto a hedge or into compost bin.
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  18. nightofjoy

    Cat - safe climbers

    Some cats use clematis stems as a scratching post, but some mesh around it will prevent it.
    Some cats use clematis stems as a scratching post, but some mesh around it will prevent it.
    Some cats use clematis stems as a scratching post, but some mesh around it will prevent it.
    Some cats use clematis stems as a scratching post, but some mesh around it will prevent it.
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  19. Carllennon

    Question about Heat Mats

    My 1.2 x 0.6m thermostatically controlled heat mat is situated on top of my similar sized grow light box in my greenhouse.It doesn't get turned on until there's sufficient natural light for the...
    My 1.2 x 0.6m thermostatically controlled heat mat is situated on top of my similar sized grow light box in my greenhouse.It doesn't get turned on until there's sufficient natural light for the seeds germinating on it. So it's left until April before I start using it.Until then, I have 2x...
    My 1.2 x 0.6m thermostatically controlled heat mat is situated on top of my similar sized grow light box in my greenhouse.It doesn't get turned on until there's sufficient natural light for the seeds germinating on it. So it's left until April...
    My 1.2 x 0.6m thermostatically controlled heat mat is situated on top of my similar sized grow light box in my greenhouse.It doesn't get turned on until there's sufficient natural light for the...
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  20. miraflores

    Soil

    ok I will get a ph measuring kit.
    ok I will get a ph measuring kit.
    ok I will get a ph measuring kit.
    ok I will get a ph measuring kit.
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