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  1. sandy

    aloe vera

    beci, be brave and cut the top off, use it as a cutting, the stump will probably sprout a few little ones, which you can grow on or cut off and make more cuttings. pete.
    beci, be brave and cut the top off, use it as a cutting, the stump will probably sprout a few little ones, which you can grow on or cut off and make more cuttings. pete.
    beci, be brave and cut the top off, use it as a cutting, the stump will probably sprout a few little ones, which you can grow on or cut off and make more cuttings. pete.
    beci, be brave and cut the top off, use it as a cutting, the stump will probably sprout a few little ones, which you can grow on or cut off and make more cuttings. pete.
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  2. sara

    using bamboo as privacy hedging?

    That was a great post Steve, thanks. I have emailed the UK website for a quote and the height of their varieties. Regards, Sara.
    That was a great post Steve, thanks. I have emailed the UK website for a quote and the height of their varieties. Regards, Sara.
    That was a great post Steve, thanks. I have emailed the UK website for a quote and the height of their varieties. Regards, Sara.
    That was a great post Steve, thanks. I have emailed the UK website for a quote and the height of their varieties. Regards, Sara.
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  3. sunshine01

    help, hard clay soil

    Yes use a rotovator, but you want to incorporate some gritsand at the same time. Heavy soils go solid again when you start compacting the soil by walking on. Spread sharp or grit sand at a rate of...
    Yes use a rotovator, but you want to incorporate some gritsand at the same time. Heavy soils go solid again when you start compacting the soil by walking on. Spread sharp or grit sand at a rate of 1 tonne per 10 square metres and rotovate as deep as you can, at least 4 inches preferably 6. I...
    Yes use a rotovator, but you want to incorporate some gritsand at the same time. Heavy soils go solid again when you start compacting the soil by walking on. Spread sharp or grit sand at a rate of 1 tonne per 10 square metres and rotovate as deep...
    Yes use a rotovator, but you want to incorporate some gritsand at the same time. Heavy soils go solid again when you start compacting the soil by walking on. Spread sharp or grit sand at a rate of...
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  4. Daisies

    clematis Josephine

    Are you sure it isn't Clematis josephs coat of many colours
    Are you sure it isn't Clematis josephs coat of many colours
    Are you sure it isn't Clematis josephs coat of many colours
    Are you sure it isn't Clematis josephs coat of many colours
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  5. roadrunner

    plants for a shady damp corner

    Frogs and toads are great for slugs, I alway find them around my containers and they are very welcome. They come from my neighbours pond - I just have to be a bit careful when digging.
    Frogs and toads are great for slugs, I alway find them around my containers and they are very welcome. They come from my neighbours pond - I just have to be a bit careful when digging.
    Frogs and toads are great for slugs, I alway find them around my containers and they are very welcome. They come from my neighbours pond - I just have to be a bit careful when digging.
    Frogs and toads are great for slugs, I alway find them around my containers and they are very welcome. They come from my neighbours pond - I just have to be a bit careful when digging.
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  6. Tintin

    Trachycarpus Fortunei

    I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks all for the advice.This is great being able to ask questions that I can't find the answers to in all my books.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks all for the advice.This is great being able to ask questions that I can't find the answers to in all my books.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks all for the advice.This is great being able to ask questions that I can't find the answers to in all my books.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks all for the advice.This is great being able to ask questions that I can't find the answers to in all my books.
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  7. david

    ferns

    Hi LynneAthyrium niponicum The Japanese painted fern is one of my favourites, beautiful colours for a fern http://www.perennialplant.org/ppy/04ppy.htm
    Hi LynneAthyrium niponicum The Japanese painted fern is one of my favourites, beautiful colours for a fern http://www.perennialplant.org/ppy/04ppy.htm
    Hi LynneAthyrium niponicum The Japanese painted fern is one of my favourites, beautiful colours for a fern http://www.perennialplant.org/ppy/04ppy.htm
    Hi LynneAthyrium niponicum The Japanese painted fern is one of my favourites, beautiful colours for a fern http://www.perennialplant.org/ppy/04ppy.htm
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  8. sara

    suitable privacy hedge but not too high!

    Thats a good point and worth considering Mrs Cloudy, If I can afford it. thanks, sara.
    Thats a good point and worth considering Mrs Cloudy, If I can afford it. thanks, sara.
    Thats a good point and worth considering Mrs Cloudy, If I can afford it. thanks, sara.
    Thats a good point and worth considering Mrs Cloudy, If I can afford it. thanks, sara.
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  9. cathysue

    Cats

    i'm fed up to the back teeth with my neighbour's cats who use my garden as a litter tray. i get on well with them, but i can see a major ruck coming one as they insist that as they supply a...
    i'm fed up to the back teeth with my neighbour's cats who use my garden as a litter tray. i get on well with them, but i can see a major ruck coming one as they insist that as they supply a litter tray for their vermin, sorry, cats, they can't be held acountable for the sh*t they produce in...
    i'm fed up to the back teeth with my neighbour's cats who use my garden as a litter tray. i get on well with them, but i can see a major ruck coming one as they insist that as they supply a litter tray for their vermin, sorry, cats, they can't...
    i'm fed up to the back teeth with my neighbour's cats who use my garden as a litter tray. i get on well with them, but i can see a major ruck coming one as they insist that as they supply a...
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  10. alan

    azalea japonica

    thanks helen its quite a demanding hobby this gardening it all makes me wonder if it really is right for me i am only a dabbler with plants lillies and roses are my favs ,saying that my first...
    thanks helen its quite a demanding hobby this gardening it all makes me wonder if it really is right for me i am only a dabbler with plants lillies and roses are my favs ,saying that my first rose tree i had i gave up on and put it out in my front garden and it has never been better ,and hubbie...
    thanks helen its quite a demanding hobby this gardening it all makes me wonder if it really is right for me i am only a dabbler with plants lillies and roses are my favs ,saying that my first rose tree i had i gave up on and put it out in my...
    thanks helen its quite a demanding hobby this gardening it all makes me wonder if it really is right for me i am only a dabbler with plants lillies and roses are my favs ,saying that my first...
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  11. catsclaw

    help with lilac

    thank you both for your help i will cut down thw watering a bit incase i am drowing it as i have a lot of touble bring up things that like naglect as i am to nosey and interfeareing lol spider...
    thank you both for your help i will cut down thw watering a bit incase i am drowing it as i have a lot of touble bring up things that like naglect as i am to nosey and interfeareing lol spider plants hate me thanks again
    thank you both for your help i will cut down thw watering a bit incase i am drowing it as i have a lot of touble bring up things that like naglect as i am to nosey and interfeareing lol spider plants hate me thanks again
    thank you both for your help i will cut down thw watering a bit incase i am drowing it as i have a lot of touble bring up things that like naglect as i am to nosey and interfeareing lol spider...
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  12. The Skiver

    If you like art as well as plants

    I love art in the garden and have just started collecting for my own.Kew is a bit of a trek for us Northerners, so we'll miss out but.......I can recommend the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near...
    I love art in the garden and have just started collecting for my own.Kew is a bit of a trek for us Northerners, so we'll miss out but.......I can recommend the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Barnsley any time of year.
    I love art in the garden and have just started collecting for my own.Kew is a bit of a trek for us Northerners, so we'll miss out but.......I can recommend the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Barnsley any time of year.
    I love art in the garden and have just started collecting for my own.Kew is a bit of a trek for us Northerners, so we'll miss out but.......I can recommend the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near...
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  13. Tintin

    Steep Bank Problem

    Hi BayleafI've looked up all the plants you suggested and am going to use swathes of the Prunus, Lonicera and Cotoneaster. I'm going to a section at a time as its so big using the geotextile you...
    Hi BayleafI've looked up all the plants you suggested and am going to use swathes of the Prunus, Lonicera and Cotoneaster. I'm going to a section at a time as its so big using the geotextile you suggested.I don't suppose you would be able to tell me how far apart to plant the above?Also I...
    Hi BayleafI've looked up all the plants you suggested and am going to use swathes of the Prunus, Lonicera and Cotoneaster. I'm going to a section at a time as its so big using the geotextile you suggested.I don't suppose you would be able to...
    Hi BayleafI've looked up all the plants you suggested and am going to use swathes of the Prunus, Lonicera and Cotoneaster. I'm going to a section at a time as its so big using the geotextile you...
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  14. Jenine

    Rhododendrons and Azaleas

    If your deadheading rhodies be very careful - the new leaves bud just below the flower head, break the stem just below the last flower and not to the base. Me I tend to leave then alone.
    If your deadheading rhodies be very careful - the new leaves bud just below the flower head, break the stem just below the last flower and not to the base. Me I tend to leave then alone.
    If your deadheading rhodies be very careful - the new leaves bud just below the flower head, break the stem just below the last flower and not to the base. Me I tend to leave then alone.
    If your deadheading rhodies be very careful - the new leaves bud just below the flower head, break the stem just below the last flower and not to the base. Me I tend to leave then alone.
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  15. princessazlea

    Becareful if you have cats!

    woooh lynne that was heartfealt I can tell :eek: . :D
    woooh lynne that was heartfealt I can tell :eek: . :D
    woooh lynne that was heartfealt I can tell :eek: . :D
    woooh lynne that was heartfealt I can tell :eek: . :D
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  16. Daisies

    persistant bramble

    Ah so that's how to get rid of unco-operative neighbours then ;)
    Ah so that's how to get rid of unco-operative neighbours then ;)
    Ah so that's how to get rid of unco-operative neighbours then ;)
    Ah so that's how to get rid of unco-operative neighbours then ;)
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  17. nottinghamtaff

    marsh marigold

    Let it do it's own thing, it will die back a bit in the winter anyway. If it's smothering other plants you could tie it up.
    Let it do it's own thing, it will die back a bit in the winter anyway. If it's smothering other plants you could tie it up.
    Let it do it's own thing, it will die back a bit in the winter anyway. If it's smothering other plants you could tie it up.
    Let it do it's own thing, it will die back a bit in the winter anyway. If it's smothering other plants you could tie it up.
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  18. crazycodders

    red robin

    Hi Photinia red robin make great subjects for clipping - encourages more young red shoots, so you can keep 'em quite short. (they lose the intense red in the shade)
    Hi Photinia red robin make great subjects for clipping - encourages more young red shoots, so you can keep 'em quite short. (they lose the intense red in the shade)
    Hi Photinia red robin make great subjects for clipping - encourages more young red shoots, so you can keep 'em quite short. (they lose the intense red in the shade)
    Hi Photinia red robin make great subjects for clipping - encourages more young red shoots, so you can keep 'em quite short. (they lose the intense red in the shade)
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  19. andi04

    Can any one help

    I think they learn to do it in "Builders School" ;)
    I think they learn to do it in "Builders School" ;)
    I think they learn to do it in "Builders School" ;)
    I think they learn to do it in "Builders School" ;)
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  20. Gardening Newbie

    Newspaper Mulch

    I used to put them in the bottom of a runner bean trench in the allotment, brilliant for conserving water, but on the surface it tends to blow all over as soon as it dries out
    I used to put them in the bottom of a runner bean trench in the allotment, brilliant for conserving water, but on the surface it tends to blow all over as soon as it dries out
    I used to put them in the bottom of a runner bean trench in the allotment, brilliant for conserving water, but on the surface it tends to blow all over as soon as it dries out
    I used to put them in the bottom of a runner bean trench in the allotment, brilliant for conserving water, but on the surface it tends to blow all over as soon as it dries out
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