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  1. CarolineL
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    Patience is a virtue with tropaeolum...

    There waa a good vendor on eBay selling the roots quite reasonably. Not sure if he still trades
    There waa a good vendor on eBay selling the roots quite reasonably. Not sure if he still trades
    There waa a good vendor on eBay selling the roots quite reasonably. Not sure if he still trades
    There waa a good vendor on eBay selling the roots quite reasonably. Not sure if he still trades
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  2. flounder
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    Ever Changing Garden

    I tried to keep a record of how my garden here developed over the last few years by posting videos on youtube. This playlist tracks the development of the area just outside the living room window...
    I tried to keep a record of how my garden here developed over the last few years by posting videos on youtube. This playlist tracks the development of the area just outside the living room window which was the first part of the garden I started planting. The site was just a field used for...
    I tried to keep a record of how my garden here developed over the last few years by posting videos on youtube. This playlist tracks the development of the area just outside the living room window which was the first part of the garden I started...
    I tried to keep a record of how my garden here developed over the last few years by posting videos on youtube. This playlist tracks the development of the area just outside the living room window...
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  3. HarryS

    1st lawn mow, when?

    Thanks for all the inputs. I'll wait as usual until I can see some real growth around mid-March before I give the lawns their first crop of the season.
    Thanks for all the inputs. I'll wait as usual until I can see some real growth around mid-March before I give the lawns their first crop of the season.
    Thanks for all the inputs. I'll wait as usual until I can see some real growth around mid-March before I give the lawns their first crop of the season.
    Thanks for all the inputs. I'll wait as usual until I can see some real growth around mid-March before I give the lawns their first crop of the season.
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  4. Victoria

    Bees

    I saw something on the news about it as well.On the subject of Bees. Our friend John and his friend Ivo have some 400 hives scattered around Algarve. They have been unable to do do much since...
    I saw something on the news about it as well.On the subject of Bees. Our friend John and his friend Ivo have some 400 hives scattered around Algarve. They have been unable to do do much since the fires two years ago because of the damage caused to the plant life. They are cleaning and...
    I saw something on the news about it as well.On the subject of Bees. Our friend John and his friend Ivo have some 400 hives scattered around Algarve. They have been unable to do do much since the fires two years ago because of the damage...
    I saw something on the news about it as well.On the subject of Bees. Our friend John and his friend Ivo have some 400 hives scattered around Algarve. They have been unable to do do much since...
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  5. Jasmine star

    Cytisus Goldfinch. Broom

    Thanks @pete this has been really helpful. I'll give it a go :blue thumb:
    Thanks @pete this has been really helpful. I'll give it a go :blue thumb:
    Thanks @pete this has been really helpful. I'll give it a go :blue thumb:
    Thanks @pete this has been really helpful. I'll give it a go :blue thumb:
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  6. Mishka Grizzly

    Strange mushrooms on lawn

    thank you all for your replies :) I will leave these mushrooms in peace, at least for now :blue thumb:
    thank you all for your replies :) I will leave these mushrooms in peace, at least for now :blue thumb:
    thank you all for your replies :) I will leave these mushrooms in peace, at least for now :blue thumb:
    thank you all for your replies :) I will leave these mushrooms in peace, at least for now :blue thumb:
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  7. BassFisher

    Hedge Roots killing lawn?

    Ok so I don’t want to kill the conifers, they’re 25’ high in one side, my side is trimmed to 15’. They are our trees , I just would like to give our lawn a chance.
    Ok so I don’t want to kill the conifers, they’re 25’ high in one side, my side is trimmed to 15’. They are our trees , I just would like to give our lawn a chance.
    Ok so I don’t want to kill the conifers, they’re 25’ high in one side, my side is trimmed to 15’. They are our trees , I just would like to give our lawn a chance.
    Ok so I don’t want to kill the conifers, they’re 25’ high in one side, my side is trimmed to 15’. They are our trees , I just would like to give our lawn a chance.
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  8. fumanchu

    Couple of questions re seeds

    It's not just the mint .in my experience once you have a bit of snow in summer. You have a lot in no time!
    It's not just the mint .in my experience once you have a bit of snow in summer. You have a lot in no time!
    It's not just the mint .in my experience once you have a bit of snow in summer. You have a lot in no time!
    It's not just the mint .in my experience once you have a bit of snow in summer. You have a lot in no time!
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  9. Silvio Pacitt

    SAND Subsoil HELP!

    Soil Science is perhaps what this question relates to. NO. I'm not going to bog you down with facts and figures.Top Soil basically refers to about the top 12-18 inches of soil. As gardeners. ...
    Soil Science is perhaps what this question relates to. NO. I'm not going to bog you down with facts and figures.Top Soil basically refers to about the top 12-18 inches of soil. As gardeners. We usually dig and cultivate in general. The top spit. The average depth of a spade or fork. ...
    Soil Science is perhaps what this question relates to. NO. I'm not going to bog you down with facts and figures.Top Soil basically refers to about the top 12-18 inches of soil. As gardeners. We usually dig and cultivate in general. The top...
    Soil Science is perhaps what this question relates to. NO. I'm not going to bog you down with facts and figures.Top Soil basically refers to about the top 12-18 inches of soil. As gardeners. ...
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  10. ricky101

    Aster Milady Mixed

    Thanks @pete,Think we will grow some of these Asters and see what they are like, but still keep our dwarf Dahlias in that bed this year, they seem hard to beat. :)
    Thanks @pete,Think we will grow some of these Asters and see what they are like, but still keep our dwarf Dahlias in that bed this year, they seem hard to beat. :)
    Thanks @pete,Think we will grow some of these Asters and see what they are like, but still keep our dwarf Dahlias in that bed this year, they seem hard to beat. :)
    Thanks @pete,Think we will grow some of these Asters and see what they are like, but still keep our dwarf Dahlias in that bed this year, they seem hard to beat. :)
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  11. pewe

    Grass clippings to compost

    @Sandy Ground Thank you for raising awareness regarding paper. Most modern paper shouldn't be in the compost. They are treated and printed upon. And composting them will accumulate all that...
    @Sandy Ground Thank you for raising awareness regarding paper. Most modern paper shouldn't be in the compost. They are treated and printed upon. And composting them will accumulate all that stuff over the years. Just don't do it.
    @Sandy Ground Thank you for raising awareness regarding paper. Most modern paper shouldn't be in the compost. They are treated and printed upon. And composting them will accumulate all that stuff over the years. Just don't do it.
    @Sandy Ground Thank you for raising awareness regarding paper. Most modern paper shouldn't be in the compost. They are treated and printed upon. And composting them will accumulate all that...
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  12. ThePlantAssassin

    Lower maintenance advice please

    Think most of us oldies will be the same feeling very sore after the first few outings of the new year, the old saying, a little and often is the way to go ..??Possibly doing some gentle...
    Think most of us oldies will be the same feeling very sore after the first few outings of the new year, the old saying, a little and often is the way to go ..??Possibly doing some gentle exercise movements daily might ease your condtion enough to allow you to do some gardening, though worth...
    Think most of us oldies will be the same feeling very sore after the first few outings of the new year, the old saying, a little and often is the way to go ..??Possibly doing some gentle exercise movements daily might ease your condtion enough...
    Think most of us oldies will be the same feeling very sore after the first few outings of the new year, the old saying, a little and often is the way to go ..??Possibly doing some gentle...
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  13. NinaCZ

    Tree lily bulbs - boxed for a month. What to do?

    Ah, you double posted - we replied here , in case you missed it.Tree Lily bulbs - in a box for too long? Help please!
    Ah, you double posted - we replied here , in case you missed it.Tree Lily bulbs - in a box for too long? Help please!
    Ah, you double posted - we replied here , in case you missed it.Tree Lily bulbs - in a box for too long? Help please!
    Ah, you double posted - we replied here , in case you missed it.Tree Lily bulbs - in a box for too long? Help please!
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  14. ARMANDII
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    AN AMBLE AROUND THE GARDEN TODAY

    Thanks for clarifying that! :phew:
    Thanks for clarifying that! :phew:
    Thanks for clarifying that! :phew:
    Thanks for clarifying that! :phew:
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  15. Black Dog
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    Anyone else adopting abused plants on sale?

    I have done this, usually at my local supermarket, where the plants are lovely when they first come in but aren't well looked after, so deteriorate if they're not quickly sold. Some have recovered...
    I have done this, usually at my local supermarket, where the plants are lovely when they first come in but aren't well looked after, so deteriorate if they're not quickly sold. Some have recovered well, others have sadly proved too far gone and ended up in the compost heap!My best ever...
    I have done this, usually at my local supermarket, where the plants are lovely when they first come in but aren't well looked after, so deteriorate if they're not quickly sold. Some have recovered well, others have sadly proved too far gone and...
    I have done this, usually at my local supermarket, where the plants are lovely when they first come in but aren't well looked after, so deteriorate if they're not quickly sold. Some have recovered...
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  16. fumanchu

    Climbing Rose

    That' great, ty. I had heard that before but wanted to check with the experts. aka you lot. TY!:dbgrtmb:
    That' great, ty. I had heard that before but wanted to check with the experts. aka you lot. TY!:dbgrtmb:
    That' great, ty. I had heard that before but wanted to check with the experts. aka you lot. TY!:dbgrtmb:
    That' great, ty. I had heard that before but wanted to check with the experts. aka you lot. TY!:dbgrtmb:
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  17. Boltycr78

    What has happened to my new lawn?!

    I would also give it a feed and top dressing at the same time. Rusty
    I would also give it a feed and top dressing at the same time. Rusty
    I would also give it a feed and top dressing at the same time. Rusty
    I would also give it a feed and top dressing at the same time. Rusty
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  18. ARMANDII
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    WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN JANUARY 2021

    New Thread Here:-WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN FEBRUARY 2021
    New Thread Here:-WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN FEBRUARY 2021
    New Thread Here:-WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN FEBRUARY 2021
    New Thread Here:-WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN FEBRUARY 2021
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  19. Tinkerbelle61

    Buddleia cuttings advice please

    Thank you for your advice all, I will take them out of the heated propagator pronto and leave out on the bench until all this rain passes, then put them out side (out of labradors reach) during...
    Thank you for your advice all, I will take them out of the heated propagator pronto and leave out on the bench until all this rain passes, then put them out side (out of labradors reach) during the day until the spring arrives.
    Thank you for your advice all, I will take them out of the heated propagator pronto and leave out on the bench until all this rain passes, then put them out side (out of labradors reach) during the day until the spring arrives.
    Thank you for your advice all, I will take them out of the heated propagator pronto and leave out on the bench until all this rain passes, then put them out side (out of labradors reach) during...
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  20. Texas Pete

    Small shady area - would a pruned fatsia japonica fit?

    Thanks everyone. I think I'll give spider's web a go, once the weather is more appropriate!
    Thanks everyone. I think I'll give spider's web a go, once the weather is more appropriate!
    Thanks everyone. I think I'll give spider's web a go, once the weather is more appropriate!
    Thanks everyone. I think I'll give spider's web a go, once the weather is more appropriate!
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