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  1. Spruce

    Heliotrope seeds

    *news announcement* :hapydancsmil:4 seeds have sprouted :love30::spinning::spinning::spinning::spinning::wow:
    *news announcement* :hapydancsmil:4 seeds have sprouted :love30::spinning::spinning::spinning::spinning::wow:
    *news announcement* :hapydancsmil:4 seeds have sprouted :love30::spinning::spinning::spinning::spinning::wow:
    *news announcement* :hapydancsmil:4 seeds have sprouted :love30::spinning::spinning::spinning::spinning::wow:
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  2. Spruce

    Black-eyed Susan Thunbergia alata

    I found they are quite delicate in terms of stems and needed help to attach to the spiral metal posts I had them on. This year the seeds seem to be a bit stubborn about germinating, despite a...
    I found they are quite delicate in terms of stems and needed help to attach to the spiral metal posts I had them on. This year the seeds seem to be a bit stubborn about germinating, despite a heated mat!
    I found they are quite delicate in terms of stems and needed help to attach to the spiral metal posts I had them on. This year the seeds seem to be a bit stubborn about germinating, despite a heated mat!
    I found they are quite delicate in terms of stems and needed help to attach to the spiral metal posts I had them on. This year the seeds seem to be a bit stubborn about germinating, despite a...
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  3. Spuddy_1958

    Nursery sent chitted Begonia corm

    Thank you for your congratulations and for the advice on the begonia.I'm just a little obsessed about avoiding under or over watering it and making sure it has the correct environment.I'm not...
    Thank you for your congratulations and for the advice on the begonia.I'm just a little obsessed about avoiding under or over watering it and making sure it has the correct environment.I'm not worried about all the other things I'm in the process of growing, but this one is important !
    Thank you for your congratulations and for the advice on the begonia.I'm just a little obsessed about avoiding under or over watering it and making sure it has the correct environment.I'm not worried about all the other things I'm in the...
    Thank you for your congratulations and for the advice on the begonia.I'm just a little obsessed about avoiding under or over watering it and making sure it has the correct environment.I'm not...
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  4. clanless

    Pelargoniums

    Thanks for the replies everyone :dbgrtmb:.I planted them up this morning in some terracotta pots - so that I can bring them indoors over Winter.For some reason I tend to think that Pelargoniums are...
    Thanks for the replies everyone :dbgrtmb:.I planted them up this morning in some terracotta pots - so that I can bring them indoors over Winter.For some reason I tend to think that Pelargoniums are best grown in terracotta pots - perhaps it was because I saw a nice display of them at the Eden Project...
    Thanks for the replies everyone :dbgrtmb:.I planted them up this morning in some terracotta pots - so that I can bring them indoors over Winter.For some reason I tend to think that Pelargoniums are best grown in terracotta pots - perhaps it was...
    Thanks for the replies everyone :dbgrtmb:.I planted them up this morning in some terracotta pots - so that I can bring them indoors over Winter.For some reason I tend to think that Pelargoniums are...
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  5. ashley1234

    Hi there, anyone know what this is ,maybe cordyline ? it has started getting brown leaves ?

    Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
    Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
    Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
    Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
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  6. Purple Streaks

    Hedychium

    Which one is it? I'd grow in a pot for the first year at least. Plant horizontally just below the surface. Put it somewhere warm.
    Which one is it? I'd grow in a pot for the first year at least. Plant horizontally just below the surface. Put it somewhere warm.
    Which one is it? I'd grow in a pot for the first year at least. Plant horizontally just below the surface. Put it somewhere warm.
    Which one is it? I'd grow in a pot for the first year at least. Plant horizontally just below the surface. Put it somewhere warm.
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  7. Lee Hughes

    Black ends

    Ah ok thanks Pete will do.
    Ah ok thanks Pete will do.
    Ah ok thanks Pete will do.
    Ah ok thanks Pete will do.
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  8. tkup

    Help with a dried up looking plant - can it be saved??

    No it’s actually planted in the ground and from the look and size of the trunk has been around for many years ...
    No it’s actually planted in the ground and from the look and size of the trunk has been around for many years ...
    No it’s actually planted in the ground and from the look and size of the trunk has been around for many years ...
    No it’s actually planted in the ground and from the look and size of the trunk has been around for many years ...
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  9. Loofah

    Hose / tap connectors

    My hose reels are attached to the summerhouse which is about 15 years old. They've been on there for all that time and so have the connectors.The green reel is the 50m and runs off to the side...
    My hose reels are attached to the summerhouse which is about 15 years old. They've been on there for all that time and so have the connectors.The green reel is the 50m and runs off to the side and round the corner to the main lawn and the front garden (with another portable reel to attach to...
    My hose reels are attached to the summerhouse which is about 15 years old. They've been on there for all that time and so have the connectors.The green reel is the 50m and runs off to the side and round the corner to the main lawn and the...
    My hose reels are attached to the summerhouse which is about 15 years old. They've been on there for all that time and so have the connectors.The green reel is the 50m and runs off to the side...
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  10. amanita

    sad death of a judas tree

    Are you prepared to go for C. Canadensis or siliquastrum which is, I believe, the true "Judas tree".
    Are you prepared to go for C. Canadensis or siliquastrum which is, I believe, the true "Judas tree".
    Are you prepared to go for C. Canadensis or siliquastrum which is, I believe, the true "Judas tree".
    Are you prepared to go for C. Canadensis or siliquastrum which is, I believe, the true "Judas tree".
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  11. Dorset Deb

    Greenhouse louvre opener

    Hi,Oops. sorry, mis-interpreted your question.This is very similar to the type we retrofitted to ours. Auto Louvre OpenerWould think you have enough room to attach it to the frame, just two...
    Hi,Oops. sorry, mis-interpreted your question.This is very similar to the type we retrofitted to ours. Auto Louvre OpenerWould think you have enough room to attach it to the frame, just two self tapping screws and then to disconnect the louvers handle and match up the tie bar to the opener.
    Hi,Oops. sorry, mis-interpreted your question.This is very similar to the type we retrofitted to ours. Auto Louvre OpenerWould think you have enough room to attach it to the frame, just two self tapping screws and then to disconnect the...
    Hi,Oops. sorry, mis-interpreted your question.This is very similar to the type we retrofitted to ours. Auto Louvre OpenerWould think you have enough room to attach it to the frame, just two...
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  12. Purple Streaks

    Auricula

    Some lovely colours @Palustris !
    Some lovely colours @Palustris !
    Some lovely colours @Palustris !
    Some lovely colours @Palustris !
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  13. chalkie

    Plant identity

    Thankyou. I am in Kent (Dover). I put half of the plants outside in a plastic greenhouse yesterday and kept half on the windowsill. It was quite a hard frost last night, thankfully they look like...
    Thankyou. I am in Kent (Dover). I put half of the plants outside in a plastic greenhouse yesterday and kept half on the windowsill. It was quite a hard frost last night, thankfully they look like they have survived.
    Thankyou. I am in Kent (Dover). I put half of the plants outside in a plastic greenhouse yesterday and kept half on the windowsill. It was quite a hard frost last night, thankfully they look like they have survived.
    Thankyou. I am in Kent (Dover). I put half of the plants outside in a plastic greenhouse yesterday and kept half on the windowsill. It was quite a hard frost last night, thankfully they look like...
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    10
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    324
  14. Craig1987

    Outdoor kitchens

    Thanks Lori. :dbgrtmb: I think the sun oven is a great idea but it would have little use here.
    Thanks Lori. :dbgrtmb: I think the sun oven is a great idea but it would have little use here.
    Thanks Lori. :dbgrtmb: I think the sun oven is a great idea but it would have little use here.
    Thanks Lori. :dbgrtmb: I think the sun oven is a great idea but it would have little use here.
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  15. Jasmine star
    Like x 3

    What to do with this rose.

    Hmm that's odd @EmmaJane :th scifD36: let's hope you get flowers on both sides this year :blue thumb: I certainly will. Looking forward to seeing what I get.
    Hmm that's odd @EmmaJane :th scifD36: let's hope you get flowers on both sides this year :blue thumb: I certainly will. Looking forward to seeing what I get.
    Hmm that's odd @EmmaJane :th scifD36: let's hope you get flowers on both sides this year :blue thumb: I certainly will. Looking forward to seeing what I get.
    Hmm that's odd @EmmaJane :th scifD36: let's hope you get flowers on both sides this year :blue thumb: I certainly will. Looking forward to seeing what I get.
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  16. Ken Abbott

    Feeding seedlings

    Can also be made for free. Nettle feed is high in Nitrogen good for leaf growth and Comfrey feed high in potash/potassium good for fruiting growth. Rusty
    Can also be made for free. Nettle feed is high in Nitrogen good for leaf growth and Comfrey feed high in potash/potassium good for fruiting growth. Rusty
    Can also be made for free. Nettle feed is high in Nitrogen good for leaf growth and Comfrey feed high in potash/potassium good for fruiting growth. Rusty
    Can also be made for free. Nettle feed is high in Nitrogen good for leaf growth and Comfrey feed high in potash/potassium good for fruiting growth. Rusty
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  18. HarryS

    Plug Plant Flower Removal ?

    Because you were engrossed watching the news all day ...
    Because you were engrossed watching the news all day ...
    Because you were engrossed watching the news all day ...
    Because you were engrossed watching the news all day ...
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  19. Vivien L

    Have I killed my hydrangea?

    I would keep the plant "as is" and observe what happens. You can possibly help diagnose by confirming whether you recently had overnight weather that was very near or below 0C.If it was hit by...
    I would keep the plant "as is" and observe what happens. You can possibly help diagnose by confirming whether you recently had overnight weather that was very near or below 0C.If it was hit by frost, the foliage tends to change colors and eventually turn brown or an almost dark green/black...
    I would keep the plant "as is" and observe what happens. You can possibly help diagnose by confirming whether you recently had overnight weather that was very near or below 0C.If it was hit by frost, the foliage tends to change colors and...
    I would keep the plant "as is" and observe what happens. You can possibly help diagnose by confirming whether you recently had overnight weather that was very near or below 0C.If it was hit by...
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  20. Engelbert

    Best way to get rid of bamboo (and what type of bamboo is it?)

    Many thanks for the helpful replies. Glad to hear it isn't one of the more invasive heavy duty types! I'll get my mattock to it next week then. I love the mattock, it's such a great tool!Cheers
    Many thanks for the helpful replies. Glad to hear it isn't one of the more invasive heavy duty types! I'll get my mattock to it next week then. I love the mattock, it's such a great tool!Cheers
    Many thanks for the helpful replies. Glad to hear it isn't one of the more invasive heavy duty types! I'll get my mattock to it next week then. I love the mattock, it's such a great tool!Cheers
    Many thanks for the helpful replies. Glad to hear it isn't one of the more invasive heavy duty types! I'll get my mattock to it next week then. I love the mattock, it's such a great tool!Cheers
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    5
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