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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. gingatulip29

    Camelia

    Thanks for the timely reply,as it happens the front of the house does face east and catches the sun from dawn to midday. Once again thank you.
    Thanks for the timely reply,as it happens the front of the house does face east and catches the sun from dawn to midday. Once again thank you.
    Thanks for the timely reply,as it happens the front of the house does face east and catches the sun from dawn to midday. Once again thank you.
    Thanks for the timely reply,as it happens the front of the house does face east and catches the sun from dawn to midday. Once again thank you.
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  7. cameron

    Little success with heathers

    Do you cut your heathers back after flowering to keep them compact? There is low maintenance and no maintenance!!Do you know your soil pH (acid or alkaline?) Different species of heathers like...
    Do you cut your heathers back after flowering to keep them compact? There is low maintenance and no maintenance!!Do you know your soil pH (acid or alkaline?) Different species of heathers like different soil types.
    Do you cut your heathers back after flowering to keep them compact? There is low maintenance and no maintenance!!Do you know your soil pH (acid or alkaline?) Different species of heathers like different soil types.
    Do you cut your heathers back after flowering to keep them compact? There is low maintenance and no maintenance!!Do you know your soil pH (acid or alkaline?) Different species of heathers like...
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  8. matt

    Ideas for rocks/stones

    I have seen rock sculptures in various places eg country house gardens, chelsea flower show. The rocks/stones have a hole drilled through the middle and are then strung onto a steel rod for...
    I have seen rock sculptures in various places eg country house gardens, chelsea flower show. The rocks/stones have a hole drilled through the middle and are then strung onto a steel rod for support. Don't know how you would do it yourself though as I would imagine you would need some pretty...
    I have seen rock sculptures in various places eg country house gardens, chelsea flower show. The rocks/stones have a hole drilled through the middle and are then strung onto a steel rod for support. Don't know how you would do it yourself though...
    I have seen rock sculptures in various places eg country house gardens, chelsea flower show. The rocks/stones have a hole drilled through the middle and are then strung onto a steel rod for...
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  9. Rosie

    Dogs

    I think getting rid of your dogs is a bit drastic although I have two myself and the lawn never looks as good as I would like.
    I think getting rid of your dogs is a bit drastic although I have two myself and the lawn never looks as good as I would like.
    I think getting rid of your dogs is a bit drastic although I have two myself and the lawn never looks as good as I would like.
    I think getting rid of your dogs is a bit drastic although I have two myself and the lawn never looks as good as I would like.
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  10. Anna

    Concrete

    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
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  11. Clive

    Moss

    If you pile it up in a corner somewhere the birds will take a lot of it for nest building in spring.
    If you pile it up in a corner somewhere the birds will take a lot of it for nest building in spring.
    If you pile it up in a corner somewhere the birds will take a lot of it for nest building in spring.
    If you pile it up in a corner somewhere the birds will take a lot of it for nest building in spring.
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  12. New London Gardener

    Another Cat Question

    I would clean the faeces away, and keep it clear for a while before planting produce in that place. The fluffy substance is probably a bacteria of some kind.Nathan.
    I would clean the faeces away, and keep it clear for a while before planting produce in that place. The fluffy substance is probably a bacteria of some kind.Nathan.
    I would clean the faeces away, and keep it clear for a while before planting produce in that place. The fluffy substance is probably a bacteria of some kind.Nathan.
    I would clean the faeces away, and keep it clear for a while before planting produce in that place. The fluffy substance is probably a bacteria of some kind.Nathan.
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  13. fothers

    clematis plugs

    Lisa build a little frame to it sits in the pot this will help the new growth to be supported and if I was you don't be in a rush to put them out not before the end may, you will find by may they...
    Lisa build a little frame to it sits in the pot this will help the new growth to be supported and if I was you don't be in a rush to put them out not before the end may, you will find by may they will have grown three foot or so. Dave
    Lisa build a little frame to it sits in the pot this will help the new growth to be supported and if I was you don't be in a rush to put them out not before the end may, you will find by may they will have grown three foot or so. Dave
    Lisa build a little frame to it sits in the pot this will help the new growth to be supported and if I was you don't be in a rush to put them out not before the end may, you will find by may they...
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  14. Laura

    Delphiniums

    Lets hope it was one sprouting. Any way I would not think a month is an excessive amount of time. especially considering they have been moved around quite a bit. Dont let them get frosted just...
    Lets hope it was one sprouting. Any way I would not think a month is an excessive amount of time. especially considering they have been moved around quite a bit. Dont let them get frosted just incase they are on the move.
    Lets hope it was one sprouting. Any way I would not think a month is an excessive amount of time. especially considering they have been moved around quite a bit. Dont let them get frosted just incase they are on the move.
    Lets hope it was one sprouting. Any way I would not think a month is an excessive amount of time. especially considering they have been moved around quite a bit. Dont let them get frosted just...
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  15. angie

    North West Facing Garden

    My husband is big on sunbathing and I am big on growing things so this is pretty good news. Thank you.
    My husband is big on sunbathing and I am big on growing things so this is pretty good news. Thank you.
    My husband is big on sunbathing and I am big on growing things so this is pretty good news. Thank you.
    My husband is big on sunbathing and I am big on growing things so this is pretty good news. Thank you.
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  16. Glen

    Clay

    I would think that as the garden has been under some kind of cultivation, when you say clay, you mean a clay soil. Which although heavy is not a problem, I also have clay, and if you treat it...
    I would think that as the garden has been under some kind of cultivation, when you say clay, you mean a clay soil. Which although heavy is not a problem, I also have clay, and if you treat it right its O K. Firstly you have to wait till spring until it starts to dry out digging and walking on...
    I would think that as the garden has been under some kind of cultivation, when you say clay, you mean a clay soil. Which although heavy is not a problem, I also have clay, and if you treat it right its O K. Firstly you have to wait till spring...
    I would think that as the garden has been under some kind of cultivation, when you say clay, you mean a clay soil. Which although heavy is not a problem, I also have clay, and if you treat it...
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  17. mike h

    any ideas plse?

    virburnums thrive in clay and dont mind shade, there are also many types with flowers in the winter months
    virburnums thrive in clay and dont mind shade, there are also many types with flowers in the winter months
    virburnums thrive in clay and dont mind shade, there are also many types with flowers in the winter months
    virburnums thrive in clay and dont mind shade, there are also many types with flowers in the winter months
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  18. Steve

    Can you help

    Steve,Cheshire Gardening Club, you could also call on 0161 962 5381. Could be a start.Nathan.
    Steve,Cheshire Gardening Club, you could also call on 0161 962 5381. Could be a start.Nathan.
    Steve,Cheshire Gardening Club, you could also call on 0161 962 5381. Could be a start.Nathan.
    Steve,Cheshire Gardening Club, you could also call on 0161 962 5381. Could be a start.Nathan.
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  19. LittleD

    hedges for screen

    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food...
    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food from the soil. If anything can manage it privet can, although the gold leaved one dosen't grow as...
    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food from the soil. If anything can manage it privet...
    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food...
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  20. melvin

    magnolia's

    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost...
    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost to the fill. Replant and firm soil well (don't allow the plant to rock in the wind. Water well (avoid...
    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost to the fill. Replant and firm soil well (don't...
    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost...
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