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  1. Julia2017

    HELP NEEDED

    Thanks Steve and Bayleaf for your ideas. I've done what you both advised and washed them off with soapy water and repotted. Hopefully now I may have saved them.
    Thanks Steve and Bayleaf for your ideas. I've done what you both advised and washed them off with soapy water and repotted. Hopefully now I may have saved them.
    Thanks Steve and Bayleaf for your ideas. I've done what you both advised and washed them off with soapy water and repotted. Hopefully now I may have saved them.
    Thanks Steve and Bayleaf for your ideas. I've done what you both advised and washed them off with soapy water and repotted. Hopefully now I may have saved them.
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  2. 1happy chick

    good old allan!

    oh wicked! another allan fan! have you read ONLY DAD by uncle allan, and ANIMAL INSTINCTS thayre blooming brilliant! trying to get into THE LAST LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER but it wont do it for me!!!
    oh wicked! another allan fan! have you read ONLY DAD by uncle allan, and ANIMAL INSTINCTS thayre blooming brilliant! trying to get into THE LAST LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER but it wont do it for me!!!
    oh wicked! another allan fan! have you read ONLY DAD by uncle allan, and ANIMAL INSTINCTS thayre blooming brilliant! trying to get into THE LAST LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER but it wont do it for me!!!
    oh wicked! another allan fan! have you read ONLY DAD by uncle allan, and ANIMAL INSTINCTS thayre blooming brilliant! trying to get into THE LAST LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER but it wont do it for me!!!
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  3. davie

    Can time really be a great healer?.

    Hurray for rain! The soil here is so dry we need loads. Apparently it's going to be a bad year for subsidence due to the dry weather we've had ( :confused: ) especially if you live where there's clay...
    Hurray for rain! The soil here is so dry we need loads. Apparently it's going to be a bad year for subsidence due to the dry weather we've had ( :confused: ) especially if you live where there's clay soil. Rock gardening might be a good move ;)
    Hurray for rain! The soil here is so dry we need loads. Apparently it's going to be a bad year for subsidence due to the dry weather we've had ( :confused: ) especially if you live where there's clay soil. Rock gardening might be a good move ;)
    Hurray for rain! The soil here is so dry we need loads. Apparently it's going to be a bad year for subsidence due to the dry weather we've had ( :confused: ) especially if you live where there's clay...
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  4. odina

    what to plant under conifers?

    Thanks so much everyone....You have all been a great help. I'm going to check out all of the suggestions that you have gven me...cant wait o see what happens odina
    Thanks so much everyone....You have all been a great help. I'm going to check out all of the suggestions that you have gven me...cant wait o see what happens odina
    Thanks so much everyone....You have all been a great help. I'm going to check out all of the suggestions that you have gven me...cant wait o see what happens odina
    Thanks so much everyone....You have all been a great help. I'm going to check out all of the suggestions that you have gven me...cant wait o see what happens odina
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  5. Brian L

    Heavy prune of a Privet hedge ?

    OK, thanks for that. A bit at a time seems to be the safest bet.Brian
    OK, thanks for that. A bit at a time seems to be the safest bet.Brian
    OK, thanks for that. A bit at a time seems to be the safest bet.Brian
    OK, thanks for that. A bit at a time seems to be the safest bet.Brian
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  6. Mrs cloudy

    Lupins no more

    I dont think drought would affect Lupins. They are I believe only short lived perrenials, at the best of times, but it does sound like some sort of root boring insect as skypilot says. Just a...
    I dont think drought would affect Lupins. They are I believe only short lived perrenials, at the best of times, but it does sound like some sort of root boring insect as skypilot says. Just a thought, you know how slugs bore into potatos in dry years for the dampness, maybe that did happen in...
    I dont think drought would affect Lupins. They are I believe only short lived perrenials, at the best of times, but it does sound like some sort of root boring insect as skypilot says. Just a thought, you know how slugs bore into potatos in...
    I dont think drought would affect Lupins. They are I believe only short lived perrenials, at the best of times, but it does sound like some sort of root boring insect as skypilot says. Just a...
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  7. poppy

    daffodils

    Hi pete yes I did. did not know what else to call it but have got info from you and Bayleaf and I do realy appresiate both your advice. its great to know that there are gardeners like your...
    Hi pete yes I did. did not know what else to call it but have got info from you and Bayleaf and I do realy appresiate both your advice. its great to know that there are gardeners like your selfs who are willing to help poppy
    Hi pete yes I did. did not know what else to call it but have got info from you and Bayleaf and I do realy appresiate both your advice. its great to know that there are gardeners like your selfs who are willing to help poppy
    Hi pete yes I did. did not know what else to call it but have got info from you and Bayleaf and I do realy appresiate both your advice. its great to know that there are gardeners like your...
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  8. arwyn

    pittosporum tobira

    thanks to steve and nathan for replying to my question,the info recieved came in very usefull thanks again
    thanks to steve and nathan for replying to my question,the info recieved came in very usefull thanks again
    thanks to steve and nathan for replying to my question,the info recieved came in very usefull thanks again
    thanks to steve and nathan for replying to my question,the info recieved came in very usefull thanks again
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  9. slither

    stone chippings

    Scuse me, been partaking of the Easter spirit;) .Soz, :(just had a look a Travis Perkins & they are in the East Mids too, may try them - Brill price lists, may use them for my college assignments!!
    Scuse me, been partaking of the Easter spirit;) .Soz, :(just had a look a Travis Perkins & they are in the East Mids too, may try them - Brill price lists, may use them for my college assignments!!
    Scuse me, been partaking of the Easter spirit;) .Soz, :(just had a look a Travis Perkins & they are in the East Mids too, may try them - Brill price lists, may use them for my college assignments!!
    Scuse me, been partaking of the Easter spirit;) .Soz, :(just had a look a Travis Perkins & they are in the East Mids too, may try them - Brill price lists, may use them for my college assignments!!
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  10. THW

    Help, my daffodils have gone white!

    What a mystery! All i can think of is that the only variety that has survived out of the original selection is a white one and lacking any competition they have been able to thrive. Doesnt...
    What a mystery! All i can think of is that the only variety that has survived out of the original selection is a white one and lacking any competition they have been able to thrive. Doesnt explain why they havnt flowered for ages. At least you have a lovely display this year. Enjoy.
    What a mystery! All i can think of is that the only variety that has survived out of the original selection is a white one and lacking any competition they have been able to thrive. Doesnt explain why they havnt flowered for ages. At least you...
    What a mystery! All i can think of is that the only variety that has survived out of the original selection is a white one and lacking any competition they have been able to thrive. Doesnt...
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  11. ka65

    How can I clear borage from my garden?

    Don't dig it all up... lol..Borage is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. The plant actually improves the flavor of tomatoes growing nearby. Borage flowers and...
    Don't dig it all up... lol..Borage is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. The plant actually improves the flavor of tomatoes growing nearby. Borage flowers and leaves are the traditional decoration for gin-based summer cocktails, and may be set in ice cubes to...
    Don't dig it all up... lol..Borage is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. The plant actually improves the flavor of tomatoes growing nearby. Borage flowers and leaves are the traditional decoration for gin-based...
    Don't dig it all up... lol..Borage is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. The plant actually improves the flavor of tomatoes growing nearby. Borage flowers and...
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  12. Martin

    Top Soil

    Or try the Rolawn topsoil calculator http://www.topsoil.co.uk/how_much.asp
    Or try the Rolawn topsoil calculator http://www.topsoil.co.uk/how_much.asp
    Or try the Rolawn topsoil calculator http://www.topsoil.co.uk/how_much.asp
    Or try the Rolawn topsoil calculator http://www.topsoil.co.uk/how_much.asp
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  13. davemachin

    Magnolia

    I do not know how long it has been there but I would estimate 3 years.
    I do not know how long it has been there but I would estimate 3 years.
    I do not know how long it has been there but I would estimate 3 years.
    I do not know how long it has been there but I would estimate 3 years.
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  14. reddolphin

    Plants for a back yard

    Hi reddolphin (Why the name?) If you dont want to get rid of the concrete that leaves you with container gardening. Dont worry you can get great results. For your choice of plants id check out...
    Hi reddolphin (Why the name?) If you dont want to get rid of the concrete that leaves you with container gardening. Dont worry you can get great results. For your choice of plants id check out a good garden centre and ask the staff for advice. Sorry i dont know any in your area but im sure...
    Hi reddolphin (Why the name?) If you dont want to get rid of the concrete that leaves you with container gardening. Dont worry you can get great results. For your choice of plants id check out a good garden centre and ask the staff for advice....
    Hi reddolphin (Why the name?) If you dont want to get rid of the concrete that leaves you with container gardening. Dont worry you can get great results. For your choice of plants id check out...
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  15. pete

    things to do

    hi LesH, thanks for that - unfortunately I have only just read this......my arms are already shredded!!! I gave the blackberry a serious pruning, and mamaged to half fill a wheelie bin with...
    hi LesH, thanks for that - unfortunately I have only just read this......my arms are already shredded!!! I gave the blackberry a serious pruning, and mamaged to half fill a wheelie bin with it!cheerssue
    hi LesH, thanks for that - unfortunately I have only just read this......my arms are already shredded!!! I gave the blackberry a serious pruning, and mamaged to half fill a wheelie bin with it!cheerssue
    hi LesH, thanks for that - unfortunately I have only just read this......my arms are already shredded!!! I gave the blackberry a serious pruning, and mamaged to half fill a wheelie bin with...
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  16. george10

    Houseplant Watering Products

    After hearing about osmogro on the radio, I bought it from my local Dobbies garden centre. It seems to work using a gel membrane that prevents flooding but allows enough water to pass from a...
    After hearing about osmogro on the radio, I bought it from my local Dobbies garden centre. It seems to work using a gel membrane that prevents flooding but allows enough water to pass from a reservoir to the plant pot. So far I have tried it with a begonia, a chysanthemum and parsley and after...
    After hearing about osmogro on the radio, I bought it from my local Dobbies garden centre. It seems to work using a gel membrane that prevents flooding but allows enough water to pass from a reservoir to the plant pot. So far I have tried it...
    After hearing about osmogro on the radio, I bought it from my local Dobbies garden centre. It seems to work using a gel membrane that prevents flooding but allows enough water to pass from a...
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  17. kel mckinney

    Advice for a Plant Killer

    Hi Plant Killer I garden on really dry sandy soil, and also started out with containers. Look for plants with silvery foliage, hairy foliage and reduced leaves (all water retaining, wind...
    Hi Plant Killer I garden on really dry sandy soil, and also started out with containers. Look for plants with silvery foliage, hairy foliage and reduced leaves (all water retaining, wind resistant characteristics). Good ones are Stachys lanata (Lambs ears), Artemisia, Convulvulus cneorum, If...
    Hi Plant Killer I garden on really dry sandy soil, and also started out with containers. Look for plants with silvery foliage, hairy foliage and reduced leaves (all water retaining, wind resistant characteristics). Good ones are Stachys lanata...
    Hi Plant Killer I garden on really dry sandy soil, and also started out with containers. Look for plants with silvery foliage, hairy foliage and reduced leaves (all water retaining, wind...
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  18. suey

    tips thread; how to keep wee beasties off?

    Yes, as long as they don't eat my plants, I don't care. Copper matting from DIY outlets good too - keep the b****rs really jangling...
    Yes, as long as they don't eat my plants, I don't care. Copper matting from DIY outlets good too - keep the b****rs really jangling...
    Yes, as long as they don't eat my plants, I don't care. Copper matting from DIY outlets good too - keep the b****rs really jangling...
    Yes, as long as they don't eat my plants, I don't care. Copper matting from DIY outlets good too - keep the b****rs really jangling...
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  19. mummys girl

    assistance needed please !!

    Try Barnsdale Gardens, Geoff Hamiltons old garden. They do tours etc, and there are several nice B & Bs nearby. Contact Leics/Rutland Tourist board or , I think, they may have their own website....
    Try Barnsdale Gardens, Geoff Hamiltons old garden. They do tours etc, and there are several nice B & Bs nearby. Contact Leics/Rutland Tourist board or , I think, they may have their own website. Or by 'phone.Good luck, hope your mum has a nice birthdayBayleaf
    Try Barnsdale Gardens, Geoff Hamiltons old garden. They do tours etc, and there are several nice B & Bs nearby. Contact Leics/Rutland Tourist board or , I think, they may have their own website. Or by 'phone.Good luck, hope your mum has a...
    Try Barnsdale Gardens, Geoff Hamiltons old garden. They do tours etc, and there are several nice B & Bs nearby. Contact Leics/Rutland Tourist board or , I think, they may have their own website....
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  20. JFW

    acid soil plants

    One ammusing story (or not so for the chap concerned)that was in Garden news about someone who saved rainwater in a garden tub especially for watering his acid loving plants..until he noticed many...
    One ammusing story (or not so for the chap concerned)that was in Garden news about someone who saved rainwater in a garden tub especially for watering his acid loving plants..until he noticed many of them looking sickly with pale yellowing leaves..this had him puzzled for a few weeks until he...
    One ammusing story (or not so for the chap concerned)that was in Garden news about someone who saved rainwater in a garden tub especially for watering his acid loving plants..until he noticed many of them looking sickly with pale yellowing...
    One ammusing story (or not so for the chap concerned)that was in Garden news about someone who saved rainwater in a garden tub especially for watering his acid loving plants..until he noticed many...
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