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  1. Andrew_Swansea

    Seedling Advice Please

    You won't be able to put the nasturtiums out until maybe late april depending on your area and if its a sheltered position...slightest frost turns them into a mushy green messso you will have...
    You won't be able to put the nasturtiums out until maybe late april depending on your area and if its a sheltered position...slightest frost turns them into a mushy green messso you will have to repot them and then the other problem is they will cling and twine around any supports or...
    You won't be able to put the nasturtiums out until maybe late april depending on your area and if its a sheltered position...slightest frost turns them into a mushy green messso you will have to repot them and then the other problem is they...
    You won't be able to put the nasturtiums out until maybe late april depending on your area and if its a sheltered position...slightest frost turns them into a mushy green messso you will have...
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  2. SteveW

    Pips and Stones

    poor Nathan no more bananas then lol
    poor Nathan no more bananas then lol
    poor Nathan no more bananas then lol
    poor Nathan no more bananas then lol
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  3. Barn dweller

    Pyracantha

    In my experience you can cut them back as hard as you like and they will still grow back.
    In my experience you can cut them back as hard as you like and they will still grow back.
    In my experience you can cut them back as hard as you like and they will still grow back.
    In my experience you can cut them back as hard as you like and they will still grow back.
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  4. Liz Giz

    Deer-proof Hedging

    Liz,As mentioned above, Laurel hedging looks nice (much better than Leylandii), and once established, can grow rapidly.See this site http://www.surreyhedging.co.uk/ , has lots of various...
    Liz,As mentioned above, Laurel hedging looks nice (much better than Leylandii), and once established, can grow rapidly.See this site http://www.surreyhedging.co.uk/ , has lots of various types of hedging. Also being Surrey, isn't a million miles away.Hope this helpsNathan.
    Liz,As mentioned above, Laurel hedging looks nice (much better than Leylandii), and once established, can grow rapidly.See this site http://www.surreyhedging.co.uk/ , has lots of various types of hedging. Also being Surrey, isn't a million...
    Liz,As mentioned above, Laurel hedging looks nice (much better than Leylandii), and once established, can grow rapidly.See this site http://www.surreyhedging.co.uk/ , has lots of various...
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  5. Kev H

    Munched Daff Buds??

    Thanks Liz this certainly seems the most child and slug friendly (even though the slugs die!) but does seem a waste of good booze!!Thanks Kev
    Thanks Liz this certainly seems the most child and slug friendly (even though the slugs die!) but does seem a waste of good booze!!Thanks Kev
    Thanks Liz this certainly seems the most child and slug friendly (even though the slugs die!) but does seem a waste of good booze!!Thanks Kev
    Thanks Liz this certainly seems the most child and slug friendly (even though the slugs die!) but does seem a waste of good booze!!Thanks Kev
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  6. stevecarpenter

    Huge and wonderful Garden For Sale - with house included (!)

    Steve,If you don't want anyone putting a property on the garden, put a covenant on the property against anyone building on the plot. This can be drawn up at any solicitor that deals with...
    Steve,If you don't want anyone putting a property on the garden, put a covenant on the property against anyone building on the plot. This can be drawn up at any solicitor that deals with property.Nathan.
    Steve,If you don't want anyone putting a property on the garden, put a covenant on the property against anyone building on the plot. This can be drawn up at any solicitor that deals with property.Nathan.
    Steve,If you don't want anyone putting a property on the garden, put a covenant on the property against anyone building on the plot. This can be drawn up at any solicitor that deals with...
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  7. neney1

    Whats the best why to remove a privet

    Unless its dead already then it will grow back. You can cut it back hard now, top it to how high you want it and then trim it back a couple of times a year. If you really do want it out then I...
    Unless its dead already then it will grow back. You can cut it back hard now, top it to how high you want it and then trim it back a couple of times a year. If you really do want it out then I would have your fencing contractor take it out as he will be used to doing it and will do it in a...
    Unless its dead already then it will grow back. You can cut it back hard now, top it to how high you want it and then trim it back a couple of times a year. If you really do want it out then I would have your fencing contractor take it out as he...
    Unless its dead already then it will grow back. You can cut it back hard now, top it to how high you want it and then trim it back a couple of times a year. If you really do want it out then I...
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  8. skrumpy

    Bracken

    Thanks for that advice - seems logical. Problem is most of the young shoots come up through a lawned area which gets mown every week or so throughout the growing season so they are cut anyway. ...
    Thanks for that advice - seems logical. Problem is most of the young shoots come up through a lawned area which gets mown every week or so throughout the growing season so they are cut anyway. s'pose I'll have to live with it or bite the bullet and spray with something. Anybody any suggestions?
    Thanks for that advice - seems logical. Problem is most of the young shoots come up through a lawned area which gets mown every week or so throughout the growing season so they are cut anyway. s'pose I'll have to live with it or bite the bullet...
    Thanks for that advice - seems logical. Problem is most of the young shoots come up through a lawned area which gets mown every week or so throughout the growing season so they are cut anyway. ...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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