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  1. slugbug

    ? too late to plant seeds

    Hi Jacqui. Parsnips are slow growing and it's about 9 months before they mature. It's usual to sow in late winter but you can sow them now. Don't let them dry out though. They like limy soil, and...
    Hi Jacqui. Parsnips are slow growing and it's about 9 months before they mature. It's usual to sow in late winter but you can sow them now. Don't let them dry out though. They like limy soil, and well rotted muck dug in during the previous season.Haven't got a clue about peppers,...
    Hi Jacqui. Parsnips are slow growing and it's about 9 months before they mature. It's usual to sow in late winter but you can sow them now. Don't let them dry out though. They like limy soil, and well rotted muck dug in during the previous...
    Hi Jacqui. Parsnips are slow growing and it's about 9 months before they mature. It's usual to sow in late winter but you can sow them now. Don't let them dry out though. They like limy soil, and...
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  2. 2pods

    Holes in pots

    ThanksIt must be one of life's mysteries ;)I think if I have to drill it'll have to be the sides.Peter
    ThanksIt must be one of life's mysteries ;)I think if I have to drill it'll have to be the sides.Peter
    ThanksIt must be one of life's mysteries ;)I think if I have to drill it'll have to be the sides.Peter
    ThanksIt must be one of life's mysteries ;)I think if I have to drill it'll have to be the sides.Peter
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  3. jpb1958

    Stinging Nettles

    Hi Fran Thanks for your reply.I do not know where they are coming from because they seem to be all around. I will try your method and let you know. Many thanks John
    Hi Fran Thanks for your reply.I do not know where they are coming from because they seem to be all around. I will try your method and let you know. Many thanks John
    Hi Fran Thanks for your reply.I do not know where they are coming from because they seem to be all around. I will try your method and let you know. Many thanks John
    Hi Fran Thanks for your reply.I do not know where they are coming from because they seem to be all around. I will try your method and let you know. Many thanks John
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  4. joycey

    Pruning a pieris?

    Hi Skiver This is starting to sound better by the minute, I think i'll definately be giving the pierris a haircut at the weekend!!!! I've lived here for 4 years and the peirris was here prior to...
    Hi Skiver This is starting to sound better by the minute, I think i'll definately be giving the pierris a haircut at the weekend!!!! I've lived here for 4 years and the peirris was here prior to that so I've no actual idea how old it is. Like you I water and feed as well throughout the summer. ...
    Hi Skiver This is starting to sound better by the minute, I think i'll definately be giving the pierris a haircut at the weekend!!!! I've lived here for 4 years and the peirris was here prior to that so I've no actual idea how old it is. Like...
    Hi Skiver This is starting to sound better by the minute, I think i'll definately be giving the pierris a haircut at the weekend!!!! I've lived here for 4 years and the peirris was here prior to...
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  5. The Skiver

    Aucuba

    Hi Cheeky Skiver Yep Shade is fine. Incorportate some compost/chicken poo when planting & water well, then mulch with more compost.
    Hi Cheeky Skiver Yep Shade is fine. Incorportate some compost/chicken poo when planting & water well, then mulch with more compost.
    Hi Cheeky Skiver Yep Shade is fine. Incorportate some compost/chicken poo when planting & water well, then mulch with more compost.
    Hi Cheeky Skiver Yep Shade is fine. Incorportate some compost/chicken poo when planting & water well, then mulch with more compost.
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  6. Capercaillie

    The Great Pigeon Debate.

    I actually know more about owls, but I was aware of these things as I spend a bit of time at a place near Andover called the Hawk Conservancy.In the Middle Ages you needed permission from the...
    I actually know more about owls, but I was aware of these things as I spend a bit of time at a place near Andover called the Hawk Conservancy.In the Middle Ages you needed permission from the King to own a hawk as they were such efficient hunters. There is a famous case in contract law where...
    I actually know more about owls, but I was aware of these things as I spend a bit of time at a place near Andover called the Hawk Conservancy.In the Middle Ages you needed permission from the King to own a hawk as they were such efficient...
    I actually know more about owls, but I was aware of these things as I spend a bit of time at a place near Andover called the Hawk Conservancy.In the Middle Ages you needed permission from the...
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  7. rosietutu

    Lichen

    Lichen tends to grow on things that remain damp for a certain amount of the year, although they can stand complete drying out for long periods. Seem to remember reading something about them only...
    Lichen tends to grow on things that remain damp for a certain amount of the year, although they can stand complete drying out for long periods. Seem to remember reading something about them only growing in areas where there is not much pollution. They wont harm the plants, they are not...
    Lichen tends to grow on things that remain damp for a certain amount of the year, although they can stand complete drying out for long periods. Seem to remember reading something about them only growing in areas where there is not much...
    Lichen tends to grow on things that remain damp for a certain amount of the year, although they can stand complete drying out for long periods. Seem to remember reading something about them only...
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  8. leahs_mum

    Advice needed on bark chipping

    i dont know of a brand name but i have seen on tv a type which had citronella in it to deter cats and dogs,but it was expensive. i have no idea where you can buy it but if you ask your garden...
    i dont know of a brand name but i have seen on tv a type which had citronella in it to deter cats and dogs,but it was expensive. i have no idea where you can buy it but if you ask your garden centre then they may be able to source it for you. if its not too big a play area then maybe you could...
    i dont know of a brand name but i have seen on tv a type which had citronella in it to deter cats and dogs,but it was expensive. i have no idea where you can buy it but if you ask your garden centre then they may be able to source it for you. if...
    i dont know of a brand name but i have seen on tv a type which had citronella in it to deter cats and dogs,but it was expensive. i have no idea where you can buy it but if you ask your garden...
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  9. simonwar

    Roof garden planters ....

    Hi Bayleaf, thanks for the reply.Contemporary and Continental The look I'm after is contemporary with a bit of continental, (therefore clean lines, straight edges, white walls, using lights,...
    Hi Bayleaf, thanks for the reply.Contemporary and Continental The look I'm after is contemporary with a bit of continental, (therefore clean lines, straight edges, white walls, using lights, water features, and a pergola over the top).Loadings Loadings are a major consideration, only...
    Hi Bayleaf, thanks for the reply.Contemporary and Continental The look I'm after is contemporary with a bit of continental, (therefore clean lines, straight edges, white walls, using lights, water features, and a pergola over the...
    Hi Bayleaf, thanks for the reply.Contemporary and Continental The look I'm after is contemporary with a bit of continental, (therefore clean lines, straight edges, white walls, using lights,...
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  10. lynne

    white lilac not flowering

    Hi Lynne You're probably being too nice to it! Leave it alone, don't feed, water or do anything, give it chance to settle in (it should be fine in your chalky soil in sun as it likes neutral to...
    Hi Lynne You're probably being too nice to it! Leave it alone, don't feed, water or do anything, give it chance to settle in (it should be fine in your chalky soil in sun as it likes neutral to alkaline conditions) It may take a couple of seasons to get its feet under the table, but its not a...
    Hi Lynne You're probably being too nice to it! Leave it alone, don't feed, water or do anything, give it chance to settle in (it should be fine in your chalky soil in sun as it likes neutral to alkaline conditions) It may take a couple of seasons...
    Hi Lynne You're probably being too nice to it! Leave it alone, don't feed, water or do anything, give it chance to settle in (it should be fine in your chalky soil in sun as it likes neutral to...
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  11. Allison

    Seedling Disaster??

    Thanks Dalbuie - the plants all look ok today (24 hours later) - I will water them in a mo and then check again in the morning.. if they look like they are flagging I will repot.Jacqui: I have...
    Thanks Dalbuie - the plants all look ok today (24 hours later) - I will water them in a mo and then check again in the morning.. if they look like they are flagging I will repot.Jacqui: I have actually sprayed diluted washing up liquid on a honeysuckle to get rid of aphids and it seems to...
    Thanks Dalbuie - the plants all look ok today (24 hours later) - I will water them in a mo and then check again in the morning.. if they look like they are flagging I will repot.Jacqui: I have actually sprayed diluted washing up liquid on a...
    Thanks Dalbuie - the plants all look ok today (24 hours later) - I will water them in a mo and then check again in the morning.. if they look like they are flagging I will repot.Jacqui: I have...
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  12. The Garden Ghost

    Privet Pruning....guidance needed...

    Thanks guys, I'll pick my moment and hack away - like the sound of an axe after a hard week, I've checked the hedge for nests and none there, next door's cat would probably see to that anyway.
    Thanks guys, I'll pick my moment and hack away - like the sound of an axe after a hard week, I've checked the hedge for nests and none there, next door's cat would probably see to that anyway.
    Thanks guys, I'll pick my moment and hack away - like the sound of an axe after a hard week, I've checked the hedge for nests and none there, next door's cat would probably see to that anyway.
    Thanks guys, I'll pick my moment and hack away - like the sound of an axe after a hard week, I've checked the hedge for nests and none there, next door's cat would probably see to that anyway.
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  13. JoMack

    Standard fuscia

    Hello there, I am training a standard fuscia for the first time. I have been pinching out the side shoots and all seems to be going well BUT a flower now seems to be coming through at the top. The...
    Hello there, I am training a standard fuscia for the first time. I have been pinching out the side shoots and all seems to be going well BUT a flower now seems to be coming through at the top. The standard hasn't yet reached the height I want do I: 1, Leave it to flower or 2, Pinch out the...
    Hello there, I am training a standard fuscia for the first time. I have been pinching out the side shoots and all seems to be going well BUT a flower now seems to be coming through at the top. The standard hasn't yet reached the height I want do...
    Hello there, I am training a standard fuscia for the first time. I have been pinching out the side shoots and all seems to be going well BUT a flower now seems to be coming through at the top. The...
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  14. progrokka

    pruning grapevines

    Tomato liquid feed sounds fine to me! Ta!!
    Tomato liquid feed sounds fine to me! Ta!!
    Tomato liquid feed sounds fine to me! Ta!!
    Tomato liquid feed sounds fine to me! Ta!!
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  15. Laura

    Small Perennials

    Thanks Peter, that is reassuring, it sounds like it's not entirely down to my incompetence then!Have been trying to grow Aquilegias too, but nothing has sprouted at all from the seed tray. Did you...
    Thanks Peter, that is reassuring, it sounds like it's not entirely down to my incompetence then!Have been trying to grow Aquilegias too, but nothing has sprouted at all from the seed tray. Did you have to put yours in the fridge to get them to germinate?
    Thanks Peter, that is reassuring, it sounds like it's not entirely down to my incompetence then!Have been trying to grow Aquilegias too, but nothing has sprouted at all from the seed tray. Did you have to put yours in the fridge to get them to...
    Thanks Peter, that is reassuring, it sounds like it's not entirely down to my incompetence then!Have been trying to grow Aquilegias too, but nothing has sprouted at all from the seed tray. Did you...
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  16. lynne

    rhaphiolepis umbellata

    looks like the one in my book Nathan
    looks like the one in my book Nathan
    looks like the one in my book Nathan
    looks like the one in my book Nathan
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  17. twin

    crown imperial help

    Yeah it dont sound good, if you should lose them you could try next year buying the bulbs in autumn and planting them up yourself. Its much more satisfying, and interesting watching them grow and...
    Yeah it dont sound good, if you should lose them you could try next year buying the bulbs in autumn and planting them up yourself. Its much more satisfying, and interesting watching them grow and they dont suffer the change in growing conditions that they do when you buy them in flower.
    Yeah it dont sound good, if you should lose them you could try next year buying the bulbs in autumn and planting them up yourself. Its much more satisfying, and interesting watching them grow and they dont suffer the change in growing conditions...
    Yeah it dont sound good, if you should lose them you could try next year buying the bulbs in autumn and planting them up yourself. Its much more satisfying, and interesting watching them grow and...
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    5
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    362
  18. lou

    flooding?

    thankyou mrs cloudy i will go look in the library 2moro and yup we get lots of rain as we are in glasgow
    thankyou mrs cloudy i will go look in the library 2moro and yup we get lots of rain as we are in glasgow
    thankyou mrs cloudy i will go look in the library 2moro and yup we get lots of rain as we are in glasgow
    thankyou mrs cloudy i will go look in the library 2moro and yup we get lots of rain as we are in glasgow
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  19. DART

    COLTSFOOT

    Thanks Fran. Unfortunately our Coltsfoot is extremely deep-rooted. It can go down at least 3 feet and travels stealthily along before popping up elsewhere (and everywhere
    Thanks Fran. Unfortunately our Coltsfoot is extremely deep-rooted. It can go down at least 3 feet and travels stealthily along before popping up elsewhere (and everywhere
    Thanks Fran. Unfortunately our Coltsfoot is extremely deep-rooted. It can go down at least 3 feet and travels stealthily along before popping up elsewhere (and everywhere
    Thanks Fran. Unfortunately our Coltsfoot is extremely deep-rooted. It can go down at least 3 feet and travels stealthily along before popping up elsewhere (and everywhere
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    2
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  20. Capercaillie

    Garden Sheds

    In what way were you not impressed?A couple of years ago I bought a Conniston summerhouse from Waltons via the internet, and I was generally happy about the process, though it was not perfect. ...
    In what way were you not impressed?A couple of years ago I bought a Conniston summerhouse from Waltons via the internet, and I was generally happy about the process, though it was not perfect. As the cost was over �£1000 I visited Waltons ( 2 hour drive) where they have a display of...
    In what way were you not impressed?A couple of years ago I bought a Conniston summerhouse from Waltons via the internet, and I was generally happy about the process, though it was not perfect. As the cost was over �£1000 I visited Waltons (...
    In what way were you not impressed?A couple of years ago I bought a Conniston summerhouse from Waltons via the internet, and I was generally happy about the process, though it was not perfect. ...
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    1
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    597

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