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  1. alan

    nasturtiums

    Alan, sods law means that the plants in your nice decorative baskets/pouches, that your neighbours are supposed to look on in envy will always be the ones that will get eaten by caterpillars,...
    Alan, sods law means that the plants in your nice decorative baskets/pouches, that your neighbours are supposed to look on in envy will always be the ones that will get eaten by caterpillars, covered in blackfly, suffer from mildew etc etc :rolleyes: Time to try something else in the pouches?
    Alan, sods law means that the plants in your nice decorative baskets/pouches, that your neighbours are supposed to look on in envy will always be the ones that will get eaten by caterpillars, covered in blackfly, suffer from mildew etc etc ...
    Alan, sods law means that the plants in your nice decorative baskets/pouches, that your neighbours are supposed to look on in envy will always be the ones that will get eaten by caterpillars,...
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  2. PeterS

    Pinching out

    Thanks Ladybird
    Thanks Ladybird
    Thanks Ladybird
    Thanks Ladybird
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  3. mimosa

    Getting rid of nettles?

    Hi Use Grazon 90 if you can get it. You may have to get some off a farmer friend but it the killer for nettles, much better than Roundup
    Hi Use Grazon 90 if you can get it. You may have to get some off a farmer friend but it the killer for nettles, much better than Roundup
    Hi Use Grazon 90 if you can get it. You may have to get some off a farmer friend but it the killer for nettles, much better than Roundup
    Hi Use Grazon 90 if you can get it. You may have to get some off a farmer friend but it the killer for nettles, much better than Roundup
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  4. jay

    Evergreen jasmine

    Thanks Bayleaf - what exactly is 'semi-evergreen' anyway?
    Thanks Bayleaf - what exactly is 'semi-evergreen' anyway?
    Thanks Bayleaf - what exactly is 'semi-evergreen' anyway?
    Thanks Bayleaf - what exactly is 'semi-evergreen' anyway?
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  5. Charlie

    What has happened to my Chrysanthemums

    Charlie another chance is, it could have dried out at some stage, before you got it..Chrysanths are very tough.....Remove flowerhead on the 3rd plant each low down, after finish and keep feeding...
    Charlie another chance is, it could have dried out at some stage, before you got it..Chrysanths are very tough.....Remove flowerhead on the 3rd plant each low down, after finish and keep feeding it weekly, a pinch dry to the pot and water in it may never stop flowering then.Will email you to...
    Charlie another chance is, it could have dried out at some stage, before you got it..Chrysanths are very tough.....Remove flowerhead on the 3rd plant each low down, after finish and keep feeding it weekly, a pinch dry to the pot and water in it...
    Charlie another chance is, it could have dried out at some stage, before you got it..Chrysanths are very tough.....Remove flowerhead on the 3rd plant each low down, after finish and keep feeding...
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  6. 1happy chick

    other questions to rack your brains!

    I keep nipping off the heads when the petals drop and usually get more flowers , Rouge Cardinal,President. Garlic is better fresh, so I use as and when it's ready. Lash plenty into butter and...
    I keep nipping off the heads when the petals drop and usually get more flowers , Rouge Cardinal,President. Garlic is better fresh, so I use as and when it's ready. Lash plenty into butter and marinades for the BBQ's. Lift main crop late summer and dry for storage. Wear gloves to keep your...
    I keep nipping off the heads when the petals drop and usually get more flowers , Rouge Cardinal,President. Garlic is better fresh, so I use as and when it's ready. Lash plenty into butter and marinades for the BBQ's. Lift main crop late summer...
    I keep nipping off the heads when the petals drop and usually get more flowers , Rouge Cardinal,President. Garlic is better fresh, so I use as and when it's ready. Lash plenty into butter and...
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  7. 1happy chick

    clematis

    evening all! i have got a clematis 'nellie moser' in my garden and its seems to have just finished flowering. do i leave it or cut it back? also just to check i have just cut back my clematis...
    evening all! i have got a clematis 'nellie moser' in my garden and its seems to have just finished flowering. do i leave it or cut it back? also just to check i have just cut back my clematis 'montana' please tell me i did right!!!
    evening all! i have got a clematis 'nellie moser' in my garden and its seems to have just finished flowering. do i leave it or cut it back? also just to check i have just cut back my clematis 'montana' please tell me i did right!!!
    evening all! i have got a clematis 'nellie moser' in my garden and its seems to have just finished flowering. do i leave it or cut it back? also just to check i have just cut back my clematis...
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  8. MikeDriver

    Suggestions for interesting ground cover

    Thank you all for your suggestions - looking forward to discovering these new plants! Thanks Mike
    Thank you all for your suggestions - looking forward to discovering these new plants! Thanks Mike
    Thank you all for your suggestions - looking forward to discovering these new plants! Thanks Mike
    Thank you all for your suggestions - looking forward to discovering these new plants! Thanks Mike
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  9. jay

    Bamboo

    Thanks for that tip Revin helen, I'll get some chicken tonight when I buy the bamboo...Incidentally while we're here, will grease stop bears climbing the drainpipes?
    Thanks for that tip Revin helen, I'll get some chicken tonight when I buy the bamboo...Incidentally while we're here, will grease stop bears climbing the drainpipes?
    Thanks for that tip Revin helen, I'll get some chicken tonight when I buy the bamboo...Incidentally while we're here, will grease stop bears climbing the drainpipes?
    Thanks for that tip Revin helen, I'll get some chicken tonight when I buy the bamboo...Incidentally while we're here, will grease stop bears climbing the drainpipes?
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  10. lizzie

    cowslips

    this time i will try splitting them i never thought of that probably :( because they are slap in the middle of a lawned area
    this time i will try splitting them i never thought of that probably :( because they are slap in the middle of a lawned area
    this time i will try splitting them i never thought of that probably :( because they are slap in the middle of a lawned area
    this time i will try splitting them i never thought of that probably :( because they are slap in the middle of a lawned area
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  11. jay

    Hello!/Sunflowers

    Hi, thanks for the replies... I bought the sunflower when it had 4 flowers on about 3 weeks ago, the flowers died a couple of days ago but it has bew buds underneath the top set of leaves, so I...
    Hi, thanks for the replies... I bought the sunflower when it had 4 flowers on about 3 weeks ago, the flowers died a couple of days ago but it has bew buds underneath the top set of leaves, so I just assumed I had to cut the old ones off - and did!!
    Hi, thanks for the replies... I bought the sunflower when it had 4 flowers on about 3 weeks ago, the flowers died a couple of days ago but it has bew buds underneath the top set of leaves, so I just assumed I had to cut the old ones off - and did!!
    Hi, thanks for the replies... I bought the sunflower when it had 4 flowers on about 3 weeks ago, the flowers died a couple of days ago but it has bew buds underneath the top set of leaves, so I...
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  12. Charlie

    Hanging Baskets - Need Help

    :D Enjoy after all your hard work :D :D
    :D Enjoy after all your hard work :D :D
    :D Enjoy after all your hard work :D :D
    :D Enjoy after all your hard work :D :D
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  13. cazway

    Gardening dogs

    I have a border collie.. mad! I have used that green plastic wire edging fencing for those areas I really want to remain dog-free.. plants and flowers grow through it but the dog can't run in...
    I have a border collie.. mad! I have used that green plastic wire edging fencing for those areas I really want to remain dog-free.. plants and flowers grow through it but the dog can't run in and smash them down...In three weeks I am getting a baby Springer Spaniel :eek: My friend has...
    I have a border collie.. mad! I have used that green plastic wire edging fencing for those areas I really want to remain dog-free.. plants and flowers grow through it but the dog can't run in and smash them down...In three weeks I am getting...
    I have a border collie.. mad! I have used that green plastic wire edging fencing for those areas I really want to remain dog-free.. plants and flowers grow through it but the dog can't run in...
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  14. Ianthe

    Pesticides

    The contact number for The Neem People is 01437 764 415. Hope this helps Pete. Best wishes, Gerald.
    The contact number for The Neem People is 01437 764 415. Hope this helps Pete. Best wishes, Gerald.
    The contact number for The Neem People is 01437 764 415. Hope this helps Pete. Best wishes, Gerald.
    The contact number for The Neem People is 01437 764 415. Hope this helps Pete. Best wishes, Gerald.
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  15. SteveW

    Coily hose

    Thanks for the tip, I need it mainly for spraying an area of ferns not too far from the tap so it shouldn't get too extended but beats keep pumping the spray gun
    Thanks for the tip, I need it mainly for spraying an area of ferns not too far from the tap so it shouldn't get too extended but beats keep pumping the spray gun
    Thanks for the tip, I need it mainly for spraying an area of ferns not too far from the tap so it shouldn't get too extended but beats keep pumping the spray gun
    Thanks for the tip, I need it mainly for spraying an area of ferns not too far from the tap so it shouldn't get too extended but beats keep pumping the spray gun
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  16. lizzie

    grape vines

    Its to do with removing the skins immediately or leaving them in for an amount of time (black grapes)
    Its to do with removing the skins immediately or leaving them in for an amount of time (black grapes)
    Its to do with removing the skins immediately or leaving them in for an amount of time (black grapes)
    Its to do with removing the skins immediately or leaving them in for an amount of time (black grapes)
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  17. overthehill

    growing gerber daisies

    Thanks Pete and Gerald. I will take your advice and will try shade.
    Thanks Pete and Gerald. I will take your advice and will try shade.
    Thanks Pete and Gerald. I will take your advice and will try shade.
    Thanks Pete and Gerald. I will take your advice and will try shade.
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  18. Boudicca

    My New Pineapple Broom...???

    The ants themselves wont do any harm, they may be just interested in the nectar in the flowers, or they could indicate green fly. If the leaf loss is just older leaves, then I wouldn't worry too...
    The ants themselves wont do any harm, they may be just interested in the nectar in the flowers, or they could indicate green fly. If the leaf loss is just older leaves, then I wouldn't worry too much, some leaves are lost from time to time. pete
    The ants themselves wont do any harm, they may be just interested in the nectar in the flowers, or they could indicate green fly. If the leaf loss is just older leaves, then I wouldn't worry too much, some leaves are lost from time to time. pete
    The ants themselves wont do any harm, they may be just interested in the nectar in the flowers, or they could indicate green fly. If the leaf loss is just older leaves, then I wouldn't worry too...
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  19. overthehill

    gerber daisies

    Not sure how long ago you planted them. If recently, most plants check when potted. If not, I would cut down on the watering.
    Not sure how long ago you planted them. If recently, most plants check when potted. If not, I would cut down on the watering.
    Not sure how long ago you planted them. If recently, most plants check when potted. If not, I would cut down on the watering.
    Not sure how long ago you planted them. If recently, most plants check when potted. If not, I would cut down on the watering.
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  20. cazway

    garden repair

    Hi cazway. I had a lovely labrador who devoured plants like biscuits! The only ones she didn't fancy were,a Berberis and a Holly
    Hi cazway. I had a lovely labrador who devoured plants like biscuits! The only ones she didn't fancy were,a Berberis and a Holly
    Hi cazway. I had a lovely labrador who devoured plants like biscuits! The only ones she didn't fancy were,a Berberis and a Holly
    Hi cazway. I had a lovely labrador who devoured plants like biscuits! The only ones she didn't fancy were,a Berberis and a Holly
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