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  1. fothers

    cosmos

    It was a cosmos sonata but I have put it on the compost heap as i needed the pot for a lavender I bought today. it didn't look very hopeful Thanks
    It was a cosmos sonata but I have put it on the compost heap as i needed the pot for a lavender I bought today. it didn't look very hopeful Thanks
    It was a cosmos sonata but I have put it on the compost heap as i needed the pot for a lavender I bought today. it didn't look very hopeful Thanks
    It was a cosmos sonata but I have put it on the compost heap as i needed the pot for a lavender I bought today. it didn't look very hopeful Thanks
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  2. Pauline

    Photinia

    Hi, Thanks for your help it certainly looks as though it is probably leaf spot so I will take the appropriate action.Thanks again for your help, I will probably be back with more questions.Pauline
    Hi, Thanks for your help it certainly looks as though it is probably leaf spot so I will take the appropriate action.Thanks again for your help, I will probably be back with more questions.Pauline
    Hi, Thanks for your help it certainly looks as though it is probably leaf spot so I will take the appropriate action.Thanks again for your help, I will probably be back with more questions.Pauline
    Hi, Thanks for your help it certainly looks as though it is probably leaf spot so I will take the appropriate action.Thanks again for your help, I will probably be back with more questions.Pauline
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  3. rosietutu

    Unusual bulbs

    Corydalis also available HERE .I think you'll also find that the chap that owns this nursery, posts on here.Nathan.
    Corydalis also available HERE .I think you'll also find that the chap that owns this nursery, posts on here.Nathan.
    Corydalis also available HERE .I think you'll also find that the chap that owns this nursery, posts on here.Nathan.
    Corydalis also available HERE .I think you'll also find that the chap that owns this nursery, posts on here.Nathan.
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  4. Smeegy

    HELP

    Trial and error, its the best way to find out what grows best for you. Give anything you like a go, but always apply common sense. Do take notice of what you read, but dont take it as gospel....
    Trial and error, its the best way to find out what grows best for you. Give anything you like a go, but always apply common sense. Do take notice of what you read, but dont take it as gospel. Everybody has differing opinions, and what you like somebody else might hate. Good luck pete
    Trial and error, its the best way to find out what grows best for you. Give anything you like a go, but always apply common sense. Do take notice of what you read, but dont take it as gospel. Everybody has differing opinions, and what you like...
    Trial and error, its the best way to find out what grows best for you. Give anything you like a go, but always apply common sense. Do take notice of what you read, but dont take it as gospel....
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  5. spademan19

    what to plant in shade

    There are special seed mixes for shady lawns but you will need to kill/rake out the moss first before applying them. Any good garden centre sells them.As for shade plants just type 'plants for...
    There are special seed mixes for shady lawns but you will need to kill/rake out the moss first before applying them. Any good garden centre sells them.As for shade plants just type 'plants for shade' into google and click UK only and images. You will be amazed! There are lots of specialist...
    There are special seed mixes for shady lawns but you will need to kill/rake out the moss first before applying them. Any good garden centre sells them.As for shade plants just type 'plants for shade' into google and click UK only and images....
    There are special seed mixes for shady lawns but you will need to kill/rake out the moss first before applying them. Any good garden centre sells them.As for shade plants just type 'plants for...
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  6. Paula

    Where do I start?

    Hi learner The simple answer is dont bother, the plants were probably hybrids which means the plants you get this year will not resemble last years. However if you want to try:- Scatter the...
    Hi learner The simple answer is dont bother, the plants were probably hybrids which means the plants you get this year will not resemble last years. However if you want to try:- Scatter the seeds on the surface of compost lightly firmed in a seed tray,cover lightly. They will need a temp of...
    Hi learner The simple answer is dont bother, the plants were probably hybrids which means the plants you get this year will not resemble last years. However if you want to try:- Scatter the seeds on the surface of compost lightly firmed in a...
    Hi learner The simple answer is dont bother, the plants were probably hybrids which means the plants you get this year will not resemble last years. However if you want to try:- Scatter the...
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  7. Wol

    Laurel Hedging

    Hi Wol Laurel presumebly means Prunus laurocerasus the cherry laurel, which is grown in Britain for hedges. If it is said to be dangerous to animals, and it could well be, I would think they...
    Hi Wol Laurel presumebly means Prunus laurocerasus the cherry laurel, which is grown in Britain for hedges. If it is said to be dangerous to animals, and it could well be, I would think they mean grazing animals, not dogs. If you need a lot of plants it would be best to go to a nursery...
    Hi Wol Laurel presumebly means Prunus laurocerasus the cherry laurel, which is grown in Britain for hedges. If it is said to be dangerous to animals, and it could well be, I would think they mean grazing animals, not dogs. If you need a lot...
    Hi Wol Laurel presumebly means Prunus laurocerasus the cherry laurel, which is grown in Britain for hedges. If it is said to be dangerous to animals, and it could well be, I would think they...
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  8. SteveW

    Mediteranean ground cover

    Yeah there certainly is a lot of information out there.
    Yeah there certainly is a lot of information out there.
    Yeah there certainly is a lot of information out there.
    Yeah there certainly is a lot of information out there.
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  9. Dougy

    What will I plant?

    Hi BrigidThe instructions on the packet should give you a good start for the particular variety, they are prone to damping off in a cold spell...do you have a propagator/greenhouse?
    Hi BrigidThe instructions on the packet should give you a good start for the particular variety, they are prone to damping off in a cold spell...do you have a propagator/greenhouse?
    Hi BrigidThe instructions on the packet should give you a good start for the particular variety, they are prone to damping off in a cold spell...do you have a propagator/greenhouse?
    Hi BrigidThe instructions on the packet should give you a good start for the particular variety, they are prone to damping off in a cold spell...do you have a propagator/greenhouse?
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  10. Dave

    gardening help

    Dave, I have moved into a new house with a 625 sq mtr garden surrounded by 15 ft high conifers. Everywhere is lawn. At the moment I am cutting a large border (kidney shapes), and need advise on...
    Dave, I have moved into a new house with a 625 sq mtr garden surrounded by 15 ft high conifers. Everywhere is lawn. At the moment I am cutting a large border (kidney shapes), and need advise on what kind of shrubs and trees to put in it. Can you give me names of possible plants , evergreens...
    Dave, I have moved into a new house with a 625 sq mtr garden surrounded by 15 ft high conifers. Everywhere is lawn. At the moment I am cutting a large border (kidney shapes), and need advise on what kind of shrubs and trees to put in it. Can...
    Dave, I have moved into a new house with a 625 sq mtr garden surrounded by 15 ft high conifers. Everywhere is lawn. At the moment I am cutting a large border (kidney shapes), and need advise on...
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  11. Kev H

    Bulb Storage??

    Buy yourself some mesh aquatic pots Kev, transfer the contents of your pots into them and then do as Pete suggests. In the Autumn lift the mesh pots and transfer the bulbs back, repotting in new...
    Buy yourself some mesh aquatic pots Kev, transfer the contents of your pots into them and then do as Pete suggests. In the Autumn lift the mesh pots and transfer the bulbs back, repotting in new compost. It works a treat as long as you remember where you plant the aquatic pots!
    Buy yourself some mesh aquatic pots Kev, transfer the contents of your pots into them and then do as Pete suggests. In the Autumn lift the mesh pots and transfer the bulbs back, repotting in new compost. It works a treat as long as you remember...
    Buy yourself some mesh aquatic pots Kev, transfer the contents of your pots into them and then do as Pete suggests. In the Autumn lift the mesh pots and transfer the bulbs back, repotting in new...
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  12. david m

    were to buy ivory

    Russian Vine will cover the whole terrace given half a chance and and look like a massive dead birds nest in winter, although very attractive the rest of the time.Ivies are a massive subject,and...
    Russian Vine will cover the whole terrace given half a chance and and look like a massive dead birds nest in winter, although very attractive the rest of the time.Ivies are a massive subject,and I`ve made a few mistakes! Try IVIES by Peter Q. Rose.They need controlling.There are other climbers....
    Russian Vine will cover the whole terrace given half a chance and and look like a massive dead birds nest in winter, although very attractive the rest of the time.Ivies are a massive subject,and I`ve made a few mistakes! Try IVIES by Peter Q....
    Russian Vine will cover the whole terrace given half a chance and and look like a massive dead birds nest in winter, although very attractive the rest of the time.Ivies are a massive subject,and...
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  13. kate

    pruning honeysuckle and clematis

    Kate, the honeysuckle should prune back okThe clematis depends on its type, one sort flowers on last seasons growth...so cutting this back might mean no flowers
    Kate, the honeysuckle should prune back okThe clematis depends on its type, one sort flowers on last seasons growth...so cutting this back might mean no flowers
    Kate, the honeysuckle should prune back okThe clematis depends on its type, one sort flowers on last seasons growth...so cutting this back might mean no flowers
    Kate, the honeysuckle should prune back okThe clematis depends on its type, one sort flowers on last seasons growth...so cutting this back might mean no flowers
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  14. valmoongate

    rubus thibetanus

    Thanks. It is so beautiful I will give it a go!
    Thanks. It is so beautiful I will give it a go!
    Thanks. It is so beautiful I will give it a go!
    Thanks. It is so beautiful I will give it a go!
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  15. Bob1

    Pivet hedge

    Thanks for that Steve Bob
    Thanks for that Steve Bob
    Thanks for that Steve Bob
    Thanks for that Steve Bob
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  16. janet

    belfast sinks

    here's one methodhttp://www.homeandleisure.co.uk/_diy/how_to/gardering/gardening_35.shtml
    here's one methodhttp://www.homeandleisure.co.uk/_diy/how_to/gardering/gardening_35.shtml
    here's one methodhttp://www.homeandleisure.co.uk/_diy/how_to/gardering/gardening_35.shtml
    here's one methodhttp://www.homeandleisure.co.uk/_diy/how_to/gardering/gardening_35.shtml
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  17. traceyg

    summer bulbs

    Hi Traceyg When you say indoors do you mean in a greenhouse? I wouldn't pot them up in the house but a frost free greenhouse would probably be ok if your impatient. Ive not grown Liatris but I...
    Hi Traceyg When you say indoors do you mean in a greenhouse? I wouldn't pot them up in the house but a frost free greenhouse would probably be ok if your impatient. Ive not grown Liatris but I have grown Crocosmia and it should give you some flowers this year, although they do get better in...
    Hi Traceyg When you say indoors do you mean in a greenhouse? I wouldn't pot them up in the house but a frost free greenhouse would probably be ok if your impatient. Ive not grown Liatris but I have grown Crocosmia and it should give you some...
    Hi Traceyg When you say indoors do you mean in a greenhouse? I wouldn't pot them up in the house but a frost free greenhouse would probably be ok if your impatient. Ive not grown Liatris but I...
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  18. maggie

    hedge dying.

    With Leylandii and similar conifers you should not cut into brown wood as it will not regrow from this.However if it is only part of the hedge the green parts will continue to grow. Although it...
    With Leylandii and similar conifers you should not cut into brown wood as it will not regrow from this.However if it is only part of the hedge the green parts will continue to grow. Although it might look unsightly it will probably live, frequent light trimming is better.
    With Leylandii and similar conifers you should not cut into brown wood as it will not regrow from this.However if it is only part of the hedge the green parts will continue to grow. Although it might look unsightly it will probably live, frequent...
    With Leylandii and similar conifers you should not cut into brown wood as it will not regrow from this.However if it is only part of the hedge the green parts will continue to grow. Although it...
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  19. SteveW

    Hardy Cyclamen

    Yeah i've grown some, Coum & Hederafolium, not bad, but I dont really have the right conditions for them.
    Yeah i've grown some, Coum & Hederafolium, not bad, but I dont really have the right conditions for them.
    Yeah i've grown some, Coum & Hederafolium, not bad, but I dont really have the right conditions for them.
    Yeah i've grown some, Coum & Hederafolium, not bad, but I dont really have the right conditions for them.
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  20. Del

    camelia

    Hi Del yes you can take cuttings of camelia, but I have never found it easy. But I believe some people do. I personally would buy another plant as they dont grow very fast. Unless you have a...
    Hi Del yes you can take cuttings of camelia, but I have never found it easy. But I believe some people do. I personally would buy another plant as they dont grow very fast. Unless you have a special plant which you want to propagate for some reason.
    Hi Del yes you can take cuttings of camelia, but I have never found it easy. But I believe some people do. I personally would buy another plant as they dont grow very fast. Unless you have a special plant which you want to propagate for some reason.
    Hi Del yes you can take cuttings of camelia, but I have never found it easy. But I believe some people do. I personally would buy another plant as they dont grow very fast. Unless you have a...
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