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  1. spaffhawk

    Cyclamen question

    :D They are wierd bulbs you just sit them on top of the soil & away they go I think they call then corms? :D I love finding & rescueing plants :D [ 10. June 2005, 08:38 AM: Message...
    :D They are wierd bulbs you just sit them on top of the soil & away they go I think they call then corms? :D I love finding & rescueing plants :D [ 10. June 2005, 08:38 AM: Message edited by: Marley Farley ]
    :D They are wierd bulbs you just sit them on top of the soil & away they go I think they call then corms? :D I love finding & rescueing plants :D [ 10. June 2005, 08:38 AM: Message edited by: Marley Farley ]
    :D They are wierd bulbs you just sit them on top of the soil & away they go I think they call then corms? :D I love finding & rescueing plants :D [ 10. June 2005, 08:38 AM: Message...
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  2. Mrs cloudy

    wilting mallow

    Hi Mrs CloudyAlthough this is mainly annuals, it might apply generally...this section>I also observed the loss of some plants by wilting - I suspect that the growing medium used was...
    Hi Mrs CloudyAlthough this is mainly annuals, it might apply generally...this section>I also observed the loss of some plants by wilting - I suspect that the growing medium used was insufficiently moisture retentive.) <was pasted from...
    Hi Mrs CloudyAlthough this is mainly annuals, it might apply generally...this section>I also observed the loss of some plants by wilting - I suspect that the growing medium used was insufficiently moisture retentive.) <was pasted from...
    Hi Mrs CloudyAlthough this is mainly annuals, it might apply generally...this section>I also observed the loss of some plants by wilting - I suspect that the growing medium used was...
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  3. gav

    concrete yard

    You would need to break up the concrete to allow for drainage, then depending on the quality of whats underneath...probably top soil too
    You would need to break up the concrete to allow for drainage, then depending on the quality of whats underneath...probably top soil too
    You would need to break up the concrete to allow for drainage, then depending on the quality of whats underneath...probably top soil too
    You would need to break up the concrete to allow for drainage, then depending on the quality of whats underneath...probably top soil too
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  4. rosietutu

    Mildew

    I've just used Dithane which has cleared it up well Helen
    I've just used Dithane which has cleared it up well Helen
    I've just used Dithane which has cleared it up well Helen
    I've just used Dithane which has cleared it up well Helen
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  5. mo

    dutch iris

    Thanks Fran I was just wondering as I had never seen multipule heads on that variety before. I had bought the bulbs a couple of years ago, they flowered the first season with the majority having...
    Thanks Fran I was just wondering as I had never seen multipule heads on that variety before. I had bought the bulbs a couple of years ago, they flowered the first season with the majority having 2 heads on the one stem, the folowing year nothing appeared so I thought I had lost them, I did'nt...
    Thanks Fran I was just wondering as I had never seen multipule heads on that variety before. I had bought the bulbs a couple of years ago, they flowered the first season with the majority having 2 heads on the one stem, the folowing year nothing...
    Thanks Fran I was just wondering as I had never seen multipule heads on that variety before. I had bought the bulbs a couple of years ago, they flowered the first season with the majority having...
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  6. SBett

    Strange growth

    I'm only just starting to try that function of this forum so am a beginner too :( :( but Nathan put instructions, I think in Members Gallery.
    I'm only just starting to try that function of this forum so am a beginner too :( :( but Nathan put instructions, I think in Members Gallery.
    I'm only just starting to try that function of this forum so am a beginner too :( :( but Nathan put instructions, I think in Members Gallery.
    I'm only just starting to try that function of this forum so am a beginner too :( :( but Nathan put instructions, I think in Members Gallery.
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  7. farehammer

    Moving a shrub

    Thanks Fran I probably will have to move it so thanks for the tips.Dave
    Thanks Fran I probably will have to move it so thanks for the tips.Dave
    Thanks Fran I probably will have to move it so thanks for the tips.Dave
    Thanks Fran I probably will have to move it so thanks for the tips.Dave
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  8. hopeless

    copper matting

    here you go - sounds pretty good by all accountshttp://www.greengardener.co.uk/slugextra.htmgood luck
    here you go - sounds pretty good by all accountshttp://www.greengardener.co.uk/slugextra.htmgood luck
    here you go - sounds pretty good by all accountshttp://www.greengardener.co.uk/slugextra.htmgood luck
    here you go - sounds pretty good by all accountshttp://www.greengardener.co.uk/slugextra.htmgood luck
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  9. arwyn

    buzzy lizzies

    I grew some from seed, planted about ooh 4-6 weeks ago I guess, and they're still tiny, so I figured that was normal. My mum and a family friend planted some at the same time (we were all given a...
    I grew some from seed, planted about ooh 4-6 weeks ago I guess, and they're still tiny, so I figured that was normal. My mum and a family friend planted some at the same time (we were all given a packet by another friend) and I'm the only one to have had any come up, albeit only three wee...
    I grew some from seed, planted about ooh 4-6 weeks ago I guess, and they're still tiny, so I figured that was normal. My mum and a family friend planted some at the same time (we were all given a packet by another friend) and I'm the only one to...
    I grew some from seed, planted about ooh 4-6 weeks ago I guess, and they're still tiny, so I figured that was normal. My mum and a family friend planted some at the same time (we were all given a...
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  10. robbsy1

    Small evergreen hedge

    Robbsy, Lavender plants make a nice hedge too, if pruned hard after flowering... also Berberis, Pyracantha,the dwarf types. You can get several low growing var. Alternate with say Curry plant or...
    Robbsy, Lavender plants make a nice hedge too, if pruned hard after flowering... also Berberis, Pyracantha,the dwarf types. You can get several low growing var. Alternate with say Curry plant or Artemesia, both silver, hardy, and great contrast, pruned heavily early spring. I got all of them...
    Robbsy, Lavender plants make a nice hedge too, if pruned hard after flowering... also Berberis, Pyracantha,the dwarf types. You can get several low growing var. Alternate with say Curry plant or Artemesia, both silver, hardy, and great contrast,...
    Robbsy, Lavender plants make a nice hedge too, if pruned hard after flowering... also Berberis, Pyracantha,the dwarf types. You can get several low growing var. Alternate with say Curry plant or...
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  11. SpikeTheLobster

    Just inherited a garden...

    I shall look forward to seeing the garden unfold - and I wish you the best of luck - methinks some blisters are on the way
    I shall look forward to seeing the garden unfold - and I wish you the best of luck - methinks some blisters are on the way
    I shall look forward to seeing the garden unfold - and I wish you the best of luck - methinks some blisters are on the way
    I shall look forward to seeing the garden unfold - and I wish you the best of luck - methinks some blisters are on the way
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  12. revin helen

    pretty

    Helen, could be Bauhinia Variegata
    Helen, could be Bauhinia Variegata
    Helen, could be Bauhinia Variegata
    Helen, could be Bauhinia Variegata
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  13. gofoit2

    Cuttings

    Thank you all for the great advice, I�m going to get some vermiculite or perlite, also some Capillary matting and try that, "Don�t pick up the pots though or you will break the...
    Thank you all for the great advice, I�m going to get some vermiculite or perlite, also some Capillary matting and try that, "Don�t pick up the pots though or you will break the water column and they wont start sucking up the water again unless you pour in some water at the top"...
    Thank you all for the great advice, I�m going to get some vermiculite or perlite, also some Capillary matting and try that, "Don�t pick up the pots though or you will break the water column and they wont start sucking up the water...
    Thank you all for the great advice, I�m going to get some vermiculite or perlite, also some Capillary matting and try that, "Don�t pick up the pots though or you will break the...
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  14. beci

    New garden hell!

    I cant find the dax in the pesticide book that i have, although it is a couple of years out of date. Find out what the active ingredient is because there are often cheaper alternatives that do...
    I cant find the dax in the pesticide book that i have, although it is a couple of years out of date. Find out what the active ingredient is because there are often cheaper alternatives that do the same thing but without the big marketing budget. Im glad to hear that you are getting somewhere...
    I cant find the dax in the pesticide book that i have, although it is a couple of years out of date. Find out what the active ingredient is because there are often cheaper alternatives that do the same thing but without the big marketing budget....
    I cant find the dax in the pesticide book that i have, although it is a couple of years out of date. Find out what the active ingredient is because there are often cheaper alternatives that do...
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  15. archie

    Garden Planting Plan

    Mmmm, one of the nice things about birches and rowans, is they are small and airy trees - rhododendrons will be evergreen and can be quite dark. If you want to change to something lower, how about...
    Mmmm, one of the nice things about birches and rowans, is they are small and airy trees - rhododendrons will be evergreen and can be quite dark. If you want to change to something lower, how about the dogwoods, they have the advantage of colourful winter stems, as long as you cut them back.
    Mmmm, one of the nice things about birches and rowans, is they are small and airy trees - rhododendrons will be evergreen and can be quite dark. If you want to change to something lower, how about the dogwoods, they have the advantage of...
    Mmmm, one of the nice things about birches and rowans, is they are small and airy trees - rhododendrons will be evergreen and can be quite dark. If you want to change to something lower, how about...
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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