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  1. hailbopp

    Dicentra Valentine

    Many thanks @mazambo I will contact then and see if they will sell me a decent “ chunk” as having a large garden small amounts of any plant just get a bit lost. Being a small nursery they might be...
    Many thanks @mazambo I will contact then and see if they will sell me a decent “ chunk” as having a large garden small amounts of any plant just get a bit lost. Being a small nursery they might be obliging.
    Many thanks @mazambo I will contact then and see if they will sell me a decent “ chunk” as having a large garden small amounts of any plant just get a bit lost. Being a small nursery they might be obliging.
    Many thanks @mazambo I will contact then and see if they will sell me a decent “ chunk” as having a large garden small amounts of any plant just get a bit lost. Being a small nursery they might be...
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  2. HardyOldFuscia

    Move 50yr old fuscias

    In the picture of the wall, in what direction exactly do the drains run?Are we talking sewers or rainwater drains.
    In the picture of the wall, in what direction exactly do the drains run?Are we talking sewers or rainwater drains.
    In the picture of the wall, in what direction exactly do the drains run?Are we talking sewers or rainwater drains.
    In the picture of the wall, in what direction exactly do the drains run?Are we talking sewers or rainwater drains.
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  3. Mitramonday

    Next question....

    100% with you on the cat question ;-) Re. the Helianthemums, snip out the dead wood and shear the scraggly remains by 1/3. They'll either rejuvenate or die. They're easy to propagate from seed or...
    100% with you on the cat question ;-) Re. the Helianthemums, snip out the dead wood and shear the scraggly remains by 1/3. They'll either rejuvenate or die. They're easy to propagate from seed or cuttings, though.
    100% with you on the cat question ;-) Re. the Helianthemums, snip out the dead wood and shear the scraggly remains by 1/3. They'll either rejuvenate or die. They're easy to propagate from seed or cuttings, though.
    100% with you on the cat question ;-) Re. the Helianthemums, snip out the dead wood and shear the scraggly remains by 1/3. They'll either rejuvenate or die. They're easy to propagate from seed or...
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  4. Leth

    What to use to cover the ground?

    I think the best way to deal with the leaves and other detritus from above is to leave the area with soil open to let earth worms and other forms of soil life incorporate them into it and complete...
    I think the best way to deal with the leaves and other detritus from above is to leave the area with soil open to let earth worms and other forms of soil life incorporate them into it and complete the normal cycle of material that makes healthy soil. I don't like plastic membranes and as you...
    I think the best way to deal with the leaves and other detritus from above is to leave the area with soil open to let earth worms and other forms of soil life incorporate them into it and complete the normal cycle of material that makes healthy...
    I think the best way to deal with the leaves and other detritus from above is to leave the area with soil open to let earth worms and other forms of soil life incorporate them into it and complete...
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  5. Fat Controller
    Funny x 4

    Oh sugar.... the barrel or ground game

    Bit more done today (and fast running out of room!)Celery on the left (with a wee rhubarb plant just on the end) and as many brassicas as I could squeeze in under the net and they are a lot...
    Bit more done today (and fast running out of room!)Celery on the left (with a wee rhubarb plant just on the end) and as many brassicas as I could squeeze in under the net and they are a lot tighter than I would have liked. The only wee bit of ground left now is between the Acer and...
    Bit more done today (and fast running out of room!)Celery on the left (with a wee rhubarb plant just on the end) and as many brassicas as I could squeeze in under the net and they are a lot tighter than I would have liked. The only wee bit...
    Bit more done today (and fast running out of room!)Celery on the left (with a wee rhubarb plant just on the end) and as many brassicas as I could squeeze in under the net and they are a lot...
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  6. OLIVIA WILD

    Evergreen suggestions please...

    Thankyou so so much for your suggestions. I have just googled Choisya ternata and Olearia haastii, and Ceanothus. Ceanothus has the most beautiful colour flowers, the blue is absolutely stunning....
    Thankyou so so much for your suggestions. I have just googled Choisya ternata and Olearia haastii, and Ceanothus. Ceanothus has the most beautiful colour flowers, the blue is absolutely stunning. Photinia are such a unique beautiful colour. Soo many lovely suggestions here thank you! The tree...
    Thankyou so so much for your suggestions. I have just googled Choisya ternata and Olearia haastii, and Ceanothus. Ceanothus has the most beautiful colour flowers, the blue is absolutely stunning. Photinia are such a unique beautiful colour. Soo...
    Thankyou so so much for your suggestions. I have just googled Choisya ternata and Olearia haastii, and Ceanothus. Ceanothus has the most beautiful colour flowers, the blue is absolutely stunning....
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  7. Sandy Ground

    Any idea why?

    Not all camellias are pH sensitive but here is another japonica that is: Doña Herzilia de Freitas Magalhaes is an evergreen japonica camellia with semi-double to anemone form blooms that are...
    Not all camellias are pH sensitive but here is another japonica that is: Doña Herzilia de Freitas Magalhaes is an evergreen japonica camellia with semi-double to anemone form blooms that are bright coral pink initially, and gradually fade to shades of violet as they age; its flowers are...
    Not all camellias are pH sensitive but here is another japonica that is: Doña Herzilia de Freitas Magalhaes is an evergreen japonica camellia with semi-double to anemone form blooms that are bright coral pink initially, and gradually fade to...
    Not all camellias are pH sensitive but here is another japonica that is: Doña Herzilia de Freitas Magalhaes is an evergreen japonica camellia with semi-double to anemone form blooms that are...
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  8. Kevin Cowans

    Re-introducing grass around base of Weeping Cherry

    Hello @JWKThanks for the help, much appreciated.Kevin
    Hello @JWKThanks for the help, much appreciated.Kevin
    Hello @JWKThanks for the help, much appreciated.Kevin
    Hello @JWKThanks for the help, much appreciated.Kevin
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  9. shiney
    Locked

    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN May 21

    @Victoria thank you. Plants tend to get stuck in where I think they might grow; with no real thought to colour coordination or an overall plan. The poppies are lovely; in Essex they used to...
    @Victoria thank you. Plants tend to get stuck in where I think they might grow; with no real thought to colour coordination or an overall plan. The poppies are lovely; in Essex they used to "disappear" after flowering in the dry summers, here in Devon most stay in leaf and I can get a second set...
    @Victoria thank you. Plants tend to get stuck in where I think they might grow; with no real thought to colour coordination or an overall plan. The poppies are lovely; in Essex they used to "disappear" after flowering in the dry summers, here in...
    @Victoria thank you. Plants tend to get stuck in where I think they might grow; with no real thought to colour coordination or an overall plan. The poppies are lovely; in Essex they used to...
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  10. Stephanie Bridgeman

    Double headed

    The term comes from the Latin for a bundle of twigs, fascis. The same root for Fascism as the Italian party used a bundle of twigs as an emblem.
    The term comes from the Latin for a bundle of twigs, fascis. The same root for Fascism as the Italian party used a bundle of twigs as an emblem.
    The term comes from the Latin for a bundle of twigs, fascis. The same root for Fascism as the Italian party used a bundle of twigs as an emblem.
    The term comes from the Latin for a bundle of twigs, fascis. The same root for Fascism as the Italian party used a bundle of twigs as an emblem.
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  11. bluepeter

    Azaleas - curling leaves - problem?

    thanks for the update ...appreciated
    thanks for the update ...appreciated
    thanks for the update ...appreciated
    thanks for the update ...appreciated
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  12. RWM

    Hydrangea problems.

    Hello lovely gardeners, I hope you are all fine and enjoying nice weather?! I need your help. Two months ago I was given a hydrangea that was in a black plastic pot in compost situated on full...
    Hello lovely gardeners, I hope you are all fine and enjoying nice weather?! I need your help. Two months ago I was given a hydrangea that was in a black plastic pot in compost situated on full sun. Its leaves started turning dark red from edges and dry. I thought it was scorch but it is two...
    Hello lovely gardeners, I hope you are all fine and enjoying nice weather?! I need your help. Two months ago I was given a hydrangea that was in a black plastic pot in compost situated on full sun. Its leaves started turning dark red from edges...
    Hello lovely gardeners, I hope you are all fine and enjoying nice weather?! I need your help. Two months ago I was given a hydrangea that was in a black plastic pot in compost situated on full...
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  13. hailbopp

    To prune or not to prune Exochorda x Macrantha and spacing.

    I am fortunate that I have the “ luxury” of buying certain plants wholesale. Having a large garden I tend to buy plants in threes. I bought 3 Exchorda x Macrantha recently, a shrub I have never...
    I am fortunate that I have the “ luxury” of buying certain plants wholesale. Having a large garden I tend to buy plants in threes. I bought 3 Exchorda x Macrantha recently, a shrub I have never grown before. The plants are not substantial, a bit more than a rooted cutting but not exactly filing...
    I am fortunate that I have the “ luxury” of buying certain plants wholesale. Having a large garden I tend to buy plants in threes. I bought 3 Exchorda x Macrantha recently, a shrub I have never grown before. The plants are not substantial, a bit...
    I am fortunate that I have the “ luxury” of buying certain plants wholesale. Having a large garden I tend to buy plants in threes. I bought 3 Exchorda x Macrantha recently, a shrub I have never...
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  14. dennew55

    Sowing grass seed on clay soil, what next ?

    It needs compacting and those clods breaking up more or adding topsoil might be easier to make a seeded.
    It needs compacting and those clods breaking up more or adding topsoil might be easier to make a seeded.
    It needs compacting and those clods breaking up more or adding topsoil might be easier to make a seeded.
    It needs compacting and those clods breaking up more or adding topsoil might be easier to make a seeded.
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  15. eddybaby

    Has My Rhubarb Gone to Seed?

    Post a picture of them @peter121 otherwise it's very difficult to guess
    Post a picture of them @peter121 otherwise it's very difficult to guess
    Post a picture of them @peter121 otherwise it's very difficult to guess
    Post a picture of them @peter121 otherwise it's very difficult to guess
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  16. Perki

    New plant quality inspection opinion.

    Looks like the damage happened last year, and quite early in the year as it was attempting to heal it over during last season. Think I'd just send an e mail saying the quality is not as...
    Looks like the damage happened last year, and quite early in the year as it was attempting to heal it over during last season. Think I'd just send an e mail saying the quality is not as expected, but you cant be bothered to go through the process of sending it back.I think its know as feedback.
    Looks like the damage happened last year, and quite early in the year as it was attempting to heal it over during last season. Think I'd just send an e mail saying the quality is not as expected, but you cant be bothered to go through the...
    Looks like the damage happened last year, and quite early in the year as it was attempting to heal it over during last season. Think I'd just send an e mail saying the quality is not as...
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  17. JWK

    Rhodochiton atrosanguineus 'Purple Bells'

    thomson and morgan have young plants selling off at a reduced price as it late in the season to grow from seed as it not long till mid summer solstice on the 21 June lolRhodochiton...
    thomson and morgan have young plants selling off at a reduced price as it late in the season to grow from seed as it not long till mid summer solstice on the 21 June lolRhodochiton atrosanguineus | Thompson & Morgan
    thomson and morgan have young plants selling off at a reduced price as it late in the season to grow from seed as it not long till mid summer solstice on the 21 June lolRhodochiton atrosanguineus | Thompson & Morgan
    thomson and morgan have young plants selling off at a reduced price as it late in the season to grow from seed as it not long till mid summer solstice on the 21 June lolRhodochiton...
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  18. stuartp22

    Clematis - Dead?

    It looks like a Montana. You can hack it right down to a few main stems, give it some blood, fish and bone and water during dry spells. It should rejuvenate, but after clearing away the old, woody...
    It looks like a Montana. You can hack it right down to a few main stems, give it some blood, fish and bone and water during dry spells. It should rejuvenate, but after clearing away the old, woody stuff, you'll need to train the new growth to grow where you want it.
    It looks like a Montana. You can hack it right down to a few main stems, give it some blood, fish and bone and water during dry spells. It should rejuvenate, but after clearing away the old, woody stuff, you'll need to train the new growth to...
    It looks like a Montana. You can hack it right down to a few main stems, give it some blood, fish and bone and water during dry spells. It should rejuvenate, but after clearing away the old, woody...
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  19. Kristen

    How do you prop up an Amaryllis?

    Real problem is you are growing it at the wrong time of the year. They sell them as houseplants but best overwintered in a cool greenhouse leafless. It then comes into growth around April, (in a...
    Real problem is you are growing it at the wrong time of the year. They sell them as houseplants but best overwintered in a cool greenhouse leafless. It then comes into growth around April, (in a normal year, but May in one like this year), and flowers in June on shorter stronger stems, it then...
    Real problem is you are growing it at the wrong time of the year. They sell them as houseplants but best overwintered in a cool greenhouse leafless. It then comes into growth around April, (in a normal year, but May in one like this year), and...
    Real problem is you are growing it at the wrong time of the year. They sell them as houseplants but best overwintered in a cool greenhouse leafless. It then comes into growth around April, (in a...
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  20. Stuart Fawcett
    Like x 3

    Do you light your garden at night?

    Gardens always look lovely with a full moon, but for those darker nights, we discovered these solar LED lights. We liked the simple clean design, resonable price and the fact they haven't stopped...
    Gardens always look lovely with a full moon, but for those darker nights, we discovered these solar LED lights. We liked the simple clean design, resonable price and the fact they haven't stopped working since purchase 2 months ago - even through all the bad weather. The lights cast a subtle...
    Gardens always look lovely with a full moon, but for those darker nights, we discovered these solar LED lights. We liked the simple clean design, resonable price and the fact they haven't stopped working since purchase 2 months ago - even through...
    Gardens always look lovely with a full moon, but for those darker nights, we discovered these solar LED lights. We liked the simple clean design, resonable price and the fact they haven't stopped...
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