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  1. Anthony

    Recommended reading..

    I had a subscription to Amateur Gardener for 2 or 3 years and only stopped it in the end because of the awful puns they use for articles! The mag itself was a mine of information and tips and I...
    I had a subscription to Amateur Gardener for 2 or 3 years and only stopped it in the end because of the awful puns they use for articles! The mag itself was a mine of information and tips and I really learned a lot.
    I had a subscription to Amateur Gardener for 2 or 3 years and only stopped it in the end because of the awful puns they use for articles! The mag itself was a mine of information and tips and I really learned a lot.
    I had a subscription to Amateur Gardener for 2 or 3 years and only stopped it in the end because of the awful puns they use for articles! The mag itself was a mine of information and tips and I...
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  2. bubbly

    sunflowers plant by birds!!!

    I have barley, wheat and sunflowers popping up at various times its the birds. Great to watch in the winter .
    I have barley, wheat and sunflowers popping up at various times its the birds. Great to watch in the winter .
    I have barley, wheat and sunflowers popping up at various times its the birds. Great to watch in the winter .
    I have barley, wheat and sunflowers popping up at various times its the birds. Great to watch in the winter .
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  3. Fran

    October Garden Colour

    What beautiful flowers!Moved house beg Sept and new flowers keep popping up, just identified one as sedum from your pic.Thanks, will keep looking and hopefully identify some more.Amanda
    What beautiful flowers!Moved house beg Sept and new flowers keep popping up, just identified one as sedum from your pic.Thanks, will keep looking and hopefully identify some more.Amanda
    What beautiful flowers!Moved house beg Sept and new flowers keep popping up, just identified one as sedum from your pic.Thanks, will keep looking and hopefully identify some more.Amanda
    What beautiful flowers!Moved house beg Sept and new flowers keep popping up, just identified one as sedum from your pic.Thanks, will keep looking and hopefully identify some more.Amanda
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  4. mad mick-w

    preventing damping off when growing seeds .

    Ah I see. Thanks for that Pete.
    Ah I see. Thanks for that Pete.
    Ah I see. Thanks for that Pete.
    Ah I see. Thanks for that Pete.
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  5. robbo

    winter storage

    I've not come across root rot problems hans, but then I only have the green australis, dont have any of the coloured leaved varieties. My three are all in excess of 15ft tall and branched, so...
    I've not come across root rot problems hans, but then I only have the green australis, dont have any of the coloured leaved varieties. My three are all in excess of 15ft tall and branched, so they have been there a while.
    I've not come across root rot problems hans, but then I only have the green australis, dont have any of the coloured leaved varieties. My three are all in excess of 15ft tall and branched, so they have been there a while.
    I've not come across root rot problems hans, but then I only have the green australis, dont have any of the coloured leaved varieties. My three are all in excess of 15ft tall and branched, so...
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  6. sharon

    Play Area

    Me I'd just turf it and let the grass grow or (wild idea) sow with a meadow mix and just scythe it after seeding - sand, bark or gravel have their problems - including cats, and spread, concrete...
    Me I'd just turf it and let the grass grow or (wild idea) sow with a meadow mix and just scythe it after seeding - sand, bark or gravel have their problems - including cats, and spread, concrete - just a tad hard, and rubber slabs - too muc.
    Me I'd just turf it and let the grass grow or (wild idea) sow with a meadow mix and just scythe it after seeding - sand, bark or gravel have their problems - including cats, and spread, concrete - just a tad hard, and rubber slabs - too muc.
    Me I'd just turf it and let the grass grow or (wild idea) sow with a meadow mix and just scythe it after seeding - sand, bark or gravel have their problems - including cats, and spread, concrete...
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  7. pk

    Very Messy Garden

    excellent, thanks rich
    excellent, thanks rich
    excellent, thanks rich
    excellent, thanks rich
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  8. frogesque

    September Garden Colour

    I saved the seeds from my kaffir lily and some grew with flowers the same colour as the parent, but others were a pale pink which I preferred.I imagine they were reverting to type, but it was...
    I saved the seeds from my kaffir lily and some grew with flowers the same colour as the parent, but others were a pale pink which I preferred.I imagine they were reverting to type, but it was nice to get two varieties for the price of one.
    I saved the seeds from my kaffir lily and some grew with flowers the same colour as the parent, but others were a pale pink which I preferred.I imagine they were reverting to type, but it was nice to get two varieties for the price of one.
    I saved the seeds from my kaffir lily and some grew with flowers the same colour as the parent, but others were a pale pink which I preferred.I imagine they were reverting to type, but it was...
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  9. lucys

    Hello! I am new and looking for advise

    Hello Rosegarden, Nice to hear from you. I am sorry I don.t know the name of the yellow lupin I bought it at the "Scotland Gardening" show in Edinburgh two years ago when they were selling off all...
    Hello Rosegarden, Nice to hear from you. I am sorry I don.t know the name of the yellow lupin I bought it at the "Scotland Gardening" show in Edinburgh two years ago when they were selling off all the plants. It was in full bloom in a big pot. I went back this year and bought another one which...
    Hello Rosegarden, Nice to hear from you. I am sorry I don.t know the name of the yellow lupin I bought it at the "Scotland Gardening" show in Edinburgh two years ago when they were selling off all the plants. It was in full bloom in a big pot. I...
    Hello Rosegarden, Nice to hear from you. I am sorry I don.t know the name of the yellow lupin I bought it at the "Scotland Gardening" show in Edinburgh two years ago when they were selling off all...
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  10. robbo

    SWEET PEAS

    Hi, Robbo - welcome to GC!I just wait until the pods are beginning to dry on the plant then pick them and let them dry some more, in a pot or on a tray on the window sill where it's dry and...
    Hi, Robbo - welcome to GC!I just wait until the pods are beginning to dry on the plant then pick them and let them dry some more, in a pot or on a tray on the window sill where it's dry and airy. Then I shell the seeds and store them in an envelope labelled with the date and type.Then the...
    Hi, Robbo - welcome to GC!I just wait until the pods are beginning to dry on the plant then pick them and let them dry some more, in a pot or on a tray on the window sill where it's dry and airy. Then I shell the seeds and store them in an...
    Hi, Robbo - welcome to GC!I just wait until the pods are beginning to dry on the plant then pick them and let them dry some more, in a pot or on a tray on the window sill where it's dry and...
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  11. floris

    biting insects

    Rich - Have just read your post of 10 Oct and to answer your query, the bites resulted in swollen areas without scabs; also other large (red)areas which itched like mad when showering. I will...
    Rich - Have just read your post of 10 Oct and to answer your query, the bites resulted in swollen areas without scabs; also other large (red)areas which itched like mad when showering. I will have to get an antihistamin cream for next time. I am sorry to hear of your symptoms. I also had...
    Rich - Have just read your post of 10 Oct and to answer your query, the bites resulted in swollen areas without scabs; also other large (red)areas which itched like mad when showering. I will have to get an antihistamin cream for next time. I am...
    Rich - Have just read your post of 10 Oct and to answer your query, the bites resulted in swollen areas without scabs; also other large (red)areas which itched like mad when showering. I will...
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  12. brazil

    passion flower

    So they haven't flowered yet, touch and go I would think with the frost coming up soon now. The Cornus sounds interesting, and well worth looking after, presume you should get more bracts each year.
    So they haven't flowered yet, touch and go I would think with the frost coming up soon now. The Cornus sounds interesting, and well worth looking after, presume you should get more bracts each year.
    So they haven't flowered yet, touch and go I would think with the frost coming up soon now. The Cornus sounds interesting, and well worth looking after, presume you should get more bracts each year.
    So they haven't flowered yet, touch and go I would think with the frost coming up soon now. The Cornus sounds interesting, and well worth looking after, presume you should get more bracts each year.
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  13. pete

    acorns

    Yes fran I know there are probably hundreds fo different types of quercus, but this looked very much like our common robur. I'm no expert at identification, but I do know the more commonly grown...
    Yes fran I know there are probably hundreds fo different types of quercus, but this looked very much like our common robur. I'm no expert at identification, but I do know the more commonly grown ones over here and I've walked passed this one for years. I would say its probably a couple of...
    Yes fran I know there are probably hundreds fo different types of quercus, but this looked very much like our common robur. I'm no expert at identification, but I do know the more commonly grown ones over here and I've walked passed this one for...
    Yes fran I know there are probably hundreds fo different types of quercus, but this looked very much like our common robur. I'm no expert at identification, but I do know the more commonly grown...
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  14. Liz

    Labelling-favourite methods?

    Hi all, Thanks very much for this- I have cadged an old embosser and found a pencil in my labelling tin. Will now begin to organise..........
    Hi all, Thanks very much for this- I have cadged an old embosser and found a pencil in my labelling tin. Will now begin to organise..........
    Hi all, Thanks very much for this- I have cadged an old embosser and found a pencil in my labelling tin. Will now begin to organise..........
    Hi all, Thanks very much for this- I have cadged an old embosser and found a pencil in my labelling tin. Will now begin to organise..........
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  15. willow21

    ideas please

    If the garden is very small maybe a small bed of a few different dwarf shrubs and connifers or something of the like would be more interesting than a hedge. A hedge can make a small garden feel...
    If the garden is very small maybe a small bed of a few different dwarf shrubs and connifers or something of the like would be more interesting than a hedge. A hedge can make a small garden feel even smaller and unless you would like one to provide a bit more security and privacy then I would be...
    If the garden is very small maybe a small bed of a few different dwarf shrubs and connifers or something of the like would be more interesting than a hedge. A hedge can make a small garden feel even smaller and unless you would like one to...
    If the garden is very small maybe a small bed of a few different dwarf shrubs and connifers or something of the like would be more interesting than a hedge. A hedge can make a small garden feel...
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  16. aqua

    Tall Growing PLants

    Hi all my plants are in tubs here are a list that do well delphinium,digitalis,lupins,penstemon,rudbeckia,al of the above come up every year and at a cost of a packet of seed, money well spent
    Hi all my plants are in tubs here are a list that do well delphinium,digitalis,lupins,penstemon,rudbeckia,al of the above come up every year and at a cost of a packet of seed, money well spent
    Hi all my plants are in tubs here are a list that do well delphinium,digitalis,lupins,penstemon,rudbeckia,al of the above come up every year and at a cost of a packet of seed, money well spent
    Hi all my plants are in tubs here are a list that do well delphinium,digitalis,lupins,penstemon,rudbeckia,al of the above come up every year and at a cost of a packet of seed, money well spent
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  17. Charlie
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  18. gardennovice

    Salvias

    Thanks for your help frogesque, thats a great help.
    Thanks for your help frogesque, thats a great help.
    Thanks for your help frogesque, thats a great help.
    Thanks for your help frogesque, thats a great help.
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  19. Simone

    Messy Garden

    Hi Simone, We have just cleared and done a similar thing to your idea but on a smaller scale. Our garden is only about 25 x 15 metres with a garage to one side. Here's the link to our progress ......
    Hi Simone, We have just cleared and done a similar thing to your idea but on a smaller scale. Our garden is only about 25 x 15 metres with a garage to one side. Here's the link to our progress ...Our GardenFrom this you can see from start to finish but although in day format, most of the...
    Hi Simone, We have just cleared and done a similar thing to your idea but on a smaller scale. Our garden is only about 25 x 15 metres with a garage to one side. Here's the link to our progress ...Our GardenFrom this you can see from start...
    Hi Simone, We have just cleared and done a similar thing to your idea but on a smaller scale. Our garden is only about 25 x 15 metres with a garage to one side. Here's the link to our progress ......
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  20. 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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