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  1. sandy

    moving house

    If your going to overwinter them in pots, then I would lift them now so that they have a chance to get comfy before the real cold weather but if you going to plant immediatly then the least time...
    If your going to overwinter them in pots, then I would lift them now so that they have a chance to get comfy before the real cold weather but if you going to plant immediatly then the least time they are out of the ground the better so as Brazil says just before you move.When I was clearing...
    If your going to overwinter them in pots, then I would lift them now so that they have a chance to get comfy before the real cold weather but if you going to plant immediatly then the least time they are out of the ground the better so as Brazil...
    If your going to overwinter them in pots, then I would lift them now so that they have a chance to get comfy before the real cold weather but if you going to plant immediatly then the least time...
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  2. aqua

    Tub Successes and Failures

    Brazil I tried Runner Beans (Scarlet Emperor) in a half whisky barrel this year - trained up 8ft canes in a wigwam. They grew and cropped really well and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same next...
    Brazil I tried Runner Beans (Scarlet Emperor) in a half whisky barrel this year - trained up 8ft canes in a wigwam. They grew and cropped really well and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same next year except that I'm converting half my garden to fruit and veg anyway. Only thing you would need to...
    Brazil I tried Runner Beans (Scarlet Emperor) in a half whisky barrel this year - trained up 8ft canes in a wigwam. They grew and cropped really well and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same next year except that I'm converting half my garden to...
    Brazil I tried Runner Beans (Scarlet Emperor) in a half whisky barrel this year - trained up 8ft canes in a wigwam. They grew and cropped really well and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same next...
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  3. Terri

    Lavender

    Terri There is a thread on the subject of pruning lavender started by Dalbuie in July - look back through the topics and you should find it - think it's about page 5. You should be okay to prune...
    Terri There is a thread on the subject of pruning lavender started by Dalbuie in July - look back through the topics and you should find it - think it's about page 5. You should be okay to prune yours back now - the general rule is not to cut into the old wood. Cheers Rat
    Terri There is a thread on the subject of pruning lavender started by Dalbuie in July - look back through the topics and you should find it - think it's about page 5. You should be okay to prune yours back now - the general rule is not to cut...
    Terri There is a thread on the subject of pruning lavender started by Dalbuie in July - look back through the topics and you should find it - think it's about page 5. You should be okay to prune...
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  4. tinkerbell

    Thankyou everyone

    I will try over the weekend.....fingers crossed.
    I will try over the weekend.....fingers crossed.
    I will try over the weekend.....fingers crossed.
    I will try over the weekend.....fingers crossed.
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  5. rosegarden

    surfinia

    Hi thank you everyone who applied to my message. I will buy fresh plants in the spring, they are such a lovely plant to have in your hanging baskets ( LOVE THE SITE)
    Hi thank you everyone who applied to my message. I will buy fresh plants in the spring, they are such a lovely plant to have in your hanging baskets ( LOVE THE SITE)
    Hi thank you everyone who applied to my message. I will buy fresh plants in the spring, they are such a lovely plant to have in your hanging baskets ( LOVE THE SITE)
    Hi thank you everyone who applied to my message. I will buy fresh plants in the spring, they are such a lovely plant to have in your hanging baskets ( LOVE THE SITE)
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  6. hans

    poisonous?

    based on your help I now believe it to be Black nightshade, Solanum nigrum, the berries are black and dangerous to kids but not for humans. http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/n/nighbl04.html...
    based on your help I now believe it to be Black nightshade, Solanum nigrum, the berries are black and dangerous to kids but not for humans. http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/n/nighbl04.html quite common apparently, still it's interesting and if it comes next year I'll know what it...
    based on your help I now believe it to be Black nightshade, Solanum nigrum, the berries are black and dangerous to kids but not for humans. http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/n/nighbl04.html quite common apparently, still it's interesting...
    based on your help I now believe it to be Black nightshade, Solanum nigrum, the berries are black and dangerous to kids but not for humans. http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/n/nighbl04.html...
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  7. rosietutu

    Wallflowers

    I must do mine tomorrow wellies needed slightly damp here but really mild
    I must do mine tomorrow wellies needed slightly damp here but really mild
    I must do mine tomorrow wellies needed slightly damp here but really mild
    I must do mine tomorrow wellies needed slightly damp here but really mild
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  8. T

    Cyclamen

    same old story with me, overwatered, I can't get to terms with plants that thrive on neglect
    same old story with me, overwatered, I can't get to terms with plants that thrive on neglect
    same old story with me, overwatered, I can't get to terms with plants that thrive on neglect
    same old story with me, overwatered, I can't get to terms with plants that thrive on neglect
    T, Sep 7, 2005 ... 2
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  9. sewer rat

    global warming in the garden !

    There is a european hardiness zone map as the USA one - but I don't find it useful in the UK. The gulf stream and our island status affects our climate too much - and the microclimate of...
    There is a european hardiness zone map as the USA one - but I don't find it useful in the UK. The gulf stream and our island status affects our climate too much - and the microclimate of particular areas can be very different.Just hope the gulf stream stays where it is and doesn't move - I do...
    There is a european hardiness zone map as the USA one - but I don't find it useful in the UK. The gulf stream and our island status affects our climate too much - and the microclimate of particular areas can be very different.Just hope the...
    There is a european hardiness zone map as the USA one - but I don't find it useful in the UK. The gulf stream and our island status affects our climate too much - and the microclimate of...
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  10. bubbly

    where to get squat pots???

    Thankyou all for the suggestions. They are all good.
    Thankyou all for the suggestions. They are all good.
    Thankyou all for the suggestions. They are all good.
    Thankyou all for the suggestions. They are all good.
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  11. Karen99

    Box Hedge

    Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you
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  12. Fran

    August Garden Colour

    I couldn't agree with you more about fuchsia - at my previous house there was a fuchsia specialist down the road, and I fell in love - and never recovered. For me and the bees the most rewarding ...
    I couldn't agree with you more about fuchsia - at my previous house there was a fuchsia specialist down the road, and I fell in love - and never recovered. For me and the bees the most rewarding is the one on September Garden colour - it just drips colour - and other than cutting down in late...
    I couldn't agree with you more about fuchsia - at my previous house there was a fuchsia specialist down the road, and I fell in love - and never recovered. For me and the bees the most rewarding is the one on September Garden colour - it just...
    I couldn't agree with you more about fuchsia - at my previous house there was a fuchsia specialist down the road, and I fell in love - and never recovered. For me and the bees the most rewarding ...
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  13. DIGGER

    FUSCHIA PROBLEMS

    Yellowing and dropping leaves in fuchsias can be due to a number of causes. Whilst it could be rust, it doesn't sound like that to me that usually shows on the green leaf before it turns yellow...
    Yellowing and dropping leaves in fuchsias can be due to a number of causes. Whilst it could be rust, it doesn't sound like that to me that usually shows on the green leaf before it turns yellow and falls. If you got it on the green leaf - then yes, and spraying with a fungicide should work,...
    Yellowing and dropping leaves in fuchsias can be due to a number of causes. Whilst it could be rust, it doesn't sound like that to me that usually shows on the green leaf before it turns yellow and falls. If you got it on the green leaf - then...
    Yellowing and dropping leaves in fuchsias can be due to a number of causes. Whilst it could be rust, it doesn't sound like that to me that usually shows on the green leaf before it turns yellow...
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  14. Liz

    Lychees- help please!

    Liz, I've been looking for lime seeds for years. For some reason they seem to think we like seedless varieties in the supermarkets. :mad:
    Liz, I've been looking for lime seeds for years. For some reason they seem to think we like seedless varieties in the supermarkets. :mad:
    Liz, I've been looking for lime seeds for years. For some reason they seem to think we like seedless varieties in the supermarkets. :mad:
    Liz, I've been looking for lime seeds for years. For some reason they seem to think we like seedless varieties in the supermarkets. :mad:
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  15. bubbly

    what will happen if you plant seeds early/late??

    Whilst temperature and wet can affect sed growing, light is the big problem. Whilst some seeds do OK in the low light levels during the winter, a lot do not and become leggy and fail. You may get...
    Whilst temperature and wet can affect sed growing, light is the big problem. Whilst some seeds do OK in the low light levels during the winter, a lot do not and become leggy and fail. You may get away with it sowing now, but not much later. You can of course invest in special greenhouse lights
    Whilst temperature and wet can affect sed growing, light is the big problem. Whilst some seeds do OK in the low light levels during the winter, a lot do not and become leggy and fail. You may get away with it sowing now, but not much later. You...
    Whilst temperature and wet can affect sed growing, light is the big problem. Whilst some seeds do OK in the low light levels during the winter, a lot do not and become leggy and fail. You may get...
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  16. petal

    Cat Deterrant

    Several weeks ago we took on a rescue cat and keep her in the house. We use a wood base litter which can and does go on the compost heaps. Up until then there were always a couple of moggies that...
    Several weeks ago we took on a rescue cat and keep her in the house. We use a wood base litter which can and does go on the compost heaps. Up until then there were always a couple of moggies that hung around the heaps and even sunbathed on them.It's been a while since we've seen them there now...
    Several weeks ago we took on a rescue cat and keep her in the house. We use a wood base litter which can and does go on the compost heaps. Up until then there were always a couple of moggies that hung around the heaps and even sunbathed on...
    Several weeks ago we took on a rescue cat and keep her in the house. We use a wood base litter which can and does go on the compost heaps. Up until then there were always a couple of moggies that...
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  17. mushroom

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT or NOT

    More important than what you ask for is how regularly you get paid. For regular customers paying cash you can be a bit more flexible especially with pensioners or disabled. Always book your cash...
    More important than what you ask for is how regularly you get paid. For regular customers paying cash you can be a bit more flexible especially with pensioners or disabled. Always book your cash payments though or the Tax folk will be on you like a tonne of steaming compost!For anyone that...
    More important than what you ask for is how regularly you get paid. For regular customers paying cash you can be a bit more flexible especially with pensioners or disabled. Always book your cash payments though or the Tax folk will be on you like...
    More important than what you ask for is how regularly you get paid. For regular customers paying cash you can be a bit more flexible especially with pensioners or disabled. Always book your cash...
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  18. hans

    Spring flower

    You have it Liz, I pretty sure it is Lilium pyrenaicum sort of wild turks cap. The 'Turks Cap' pointed me to http://www.floralimages.co.uk/pliliupyren.htm I shall try and buy some for the spring....
    You have it Liz, I pretty sure it is Lilium pyrenaicum sort of wild turks cap. The 'Turks Cap' pointed me to http://www.floralimages.co.uk/pliliupyren.htm I shall try and buy some for the spring. Many thanks
    You have it Liz, I pretty sure it is Lilium pyrenaicum sort of wild turks cap. The 'Turks Cap' pointed me to http://www.floralimages.co.uk/pliliupyren.htm I shall try and buy some for the spring. Many thanks
    You have it Liz, I pretty sure it is Lilium pyrenaicum sort of wild turks cap. The 'Turks Cap' pointed me to http://www.floralimages.co.uk/pliliupyren.htm I shall try and buy some for the spring....
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  19. jen

    figs

    Jen, if the weather get a bit severe then yes but if you can move it to a sheltered sunny position then it should be OK. However if you have a cold greenhouse that would be ideal.
    Jen, if the weather get a bit severe then yes but if you can move it to a sheltered sunny position then it should be OK. However if you have a cold greenhouse that would be ideal.
    Jen, if the weather get a bit severe then yes but if you can move it to a sheltered sunny position then it should be OK. However if you have a cold greenhouse that would be ideal.
    Jen, if the weather get a bit severe then yes but if you can move it to a sheltered sunny position then it should be OK. However if you have a cold greenhouse that would be ideal.
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  20. bubbly

    cover half of the roots?

    Hi Bubbly if you have a wide shallow pot, about 20" or more you can have the cabbages at the back...the heather in centre to front and plant the Violas amongst them. You could pot each cabbage in...
    Hi Bubbly if you have a wide shallow pot, about 20" or more you can have the cabbages at the back...the heather in centre to front and plant the Violas amongst them. You could pot each cabbage in about 6-7" pots and have then just half sunk it to the compost...they are only for winter and next...
    Hi Bubbly if you have a wide shallow pot, about 20" or more you can have the cabbages at the back...the heather in centre to front and plant the Violas amongst them. You could pot each cabbage in about 6-7" pots and have then just half sunk it to...
    Hi Bubbly if you have a wide shallow pot, about 20" or more you can have the cabbages at the back...the heather in centre to front and plant the Violas amongst them. You could pot each cabbage in...
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