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  1. OwdPotter

    Euphorbia

    Don’t forget there is a lovely Euphorbia for damp ground, grows well in my bog garden, E.pallustris. E.martinii grows pretty much anywhere in my garden and will self seed.
    Don’t forget there is a lovely Euphorbia for damp ground, grows well in my bog garden, E.pallustris. E.martinii grows pretty much anywhere in my garden and will self seed.
    Don’t forget there is a lovely Euphorbia for damp ground, grows well in my bog garden, E.pallustris. E.martinii grows pretty much anywhere in my garden and will self seed.
    Don’t forget there is a lovely Euphorbia for damp ground, grows well in my bog garden, E.pallustris. E.martinii grows pretty much anywhere in my garden and will self seed.
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  2. Goldenlily26

    Artichokes

    I ordered 2 artichoke plants from the Victorian Garden Nursery last week. One arrived yesterday, the other to follow next month. The plant is battered and bruised from being banged around inside...
    I ordered 2 artichoke plants from the Victorian Garden Nursery last week. One arrived yesterday, the other to follow next month. The plant is battered and bruised from being banged around inside the packaging. Hopefully it will survive. It needs to be potted up and given some TLC before being...
    I ordered 2 artichoke plants from the Victorian Garden Nursery last week. One arrived yesterday, the other to follow next month. The plant is battered and bruised from being banged around inside the packaging. Hopefully it will survive. It needs...
    I ordered 2 artichoke plants from the Victorian Garden Nursery last week. One arrived yesterday, the other to follow next month. The plant is battered and bruised from being banged around inside...
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  3. Pink678

    Is this little blossom tree dead?

    Good for the mind - the decluttering As well as for the garden ;)
    Good for the mind - the decluttering As well as for the garden ;)
    Good for the mind - the decluttering As well as for the garden ;)
    Good for the mind - the decluttering As well as for the garden ;)
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  4. BB3

    Primrose ' lawn'

    When the flowers finish I mow the lot as they all grow in the grass, they come back next year.
    When the flowers finish I mow the lot as they all grow in the grass, they come back next year.
    When the flowers finish I mow the lot as they all grow in the grass, they come back next year.
    When the flowers finish I mow the lot as they all grow in the grass, they come back next year.
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  5. Gilla.Walmsley

    Help! Frost has killed my dahlias

    I agree with @Ezzie . Dahlias aren't hardy, so they need the same treatment as any other half hardy plant. The tomato comparison is a good one. Mine really have to be overwintered in the house....
    I agree with @Ezzie . Dahlias aren't hardy, so they need the same treatment as any other half hardy plant. The tomato comparison is a good one. Mine really have to be overwintered in the house. The shed isn't watertight, and it's the wet cold that's a real killer for them. Growhouse is nowhere...
    I agree with @Ezzie . Dahlias aren't hardy, so they need the same treatment as any other half hardy plant. The tomato comparison is a good one. Mine really have to be overwintered in the house. The shed isn't watertight, and it's the wet cold...
    I agree with @Ezzie . Dahlias aren't hardy, so they need the same treatment as any other half hardy plant. The tomato comparison is a good one. Mine really have to be overwintered in the house....
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  6. Alan Clark

    Tatton Flower Show to stop being an annual event

    The RHS supports community garden - RHS Community Outreach / RHS Gardening - which helps people who haven't got their own psace or need advice to grow their own plants, especially edibles.It is...
    The RHS supports community garden - RHS Community Outreach / RHS Gardening - which helps people who haven't got their own psace or need advice to grow their own plants, especially edibles.It is not an organisation run by or for the rich and the snobby. It covers all aspects of trying to get...
    The RHS supports community garden - RHS Community Outreach / RHS Gardening - which helps people who haven't got their own psace or need advice to grow their own plants, especially edibles.It is not an organisation run by or for the rich and the...
    The RHS supports community garden - RHS Community Outreach / RHS Gardening - which helps people who haven't got their own psace or need advice to grow their own plants, especially edibles.It is...
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  7. Emerion

    Old fashioned wild flower names

    Round here, @Emerion, and also where we lived in central, rural Belgium, all the silenes are albas and look stunning against the spring green backdrop in the hedgerows and woodland glades along...
    Round here, @Emerion, and also where we lived in central, rural Belgium, all the silenes are albas and look stunning against the spring green backdrop in the hedgerows and woodland glades along with bluebells now and cowslips before.I've always known them as cockles.
    Round here, @Emerion, and also where we lived in central, rural Belgium, all the silenes are albas and look stunning against the spring green backdrop in the hedgerows and woodland glades along with bluebells now and cowslips before.I've...
    Round here, @Emerion, and also where we lived in central, rural Belgium, all the silenes are albas and look stunning against the spring green backdrop in the hedgerows and woodland glades along...
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  8. Dangermousie

    "Blind" bluebells

    I've noticed some bluebells that have really large strap like leaves, and in comparison fairly small flowers, I've always assumed these were the so called Spanish bluebell, but I've noticed that...
    I've noticed some bluebells that have really large strap like leaves, and in comparison fairly small flowers, I've always assumed these were the so called Spanish bluebell, but I've noticed that lots of people are referring to something that basically looks like a normal bluebell as Spanish. ...
    I've noticed some bluebells that have really large strap like leaves, and in comparison fairly small flowers, I've always assumed these were the so called Spanish bluebell, but I've noticed that lots of people are referring to something that...
    I've noticed some bluebells that have really large strap like leaves, and in comparison fairly small flowers, I've always assumed these were the so called Spanish bluebell, but I've noticed that...
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  9. earlydaze

    asiatic lily problems

    That's a good result then
    That's a good result then
    That's a good result then
    That's a good result then
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  10. shiney
    Locked

    What's looking good APRIL 2024

    Very nice @EscarpmentLittle daffs - Pueblo, and tulips in the pot in front not far off opening- they're Honky Tonk. Acers, wallflowers and saxifrages.
    Very nice @EscarpmentLittle daffs - Pueblo, and tulips in the pot in front not far off opening- they're Honky Tonk. Acers, wallflowers and saxifrages.
    Very nice @EscarpmentLittle daffs - Pueblo, and tulips in the pot in front not far off opening- they're Honky Tonk. Acers, wallflowers and saxifrages.
    Very nice @EscarpmentLittle daffs - Pueblo, and tulips in the pot in front not far off opening- they're Honky Tonk. Acers, wallflowers and saxifrages.
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  11. Skylark001

    How to eradicate bamboo?

    I would say different; the advantage it has is that it is taken up through the roots as well as the foliage. The easiest way is as @noisette47 suggests hire a full size JCB and driver and that...
    I would say different; the advantage it has is that it is taken up through the roots as well as the foliage. The easiest way is as @noisette47 suggests hire a full size JCB and driver and that should be able to cope with the bank and the "difficult ground" Whole cultivars of bamboos can flower...
    I would say different; the advantage it has is that it is taken up through the roots as well as the foliage. The easiest way is as @noisette47 suggests hire a full size JCB and driver and that should be able to cope with the bank and the...
    I would say different; the advantage it has is that it is taken up through the roots as well as the foliage. The easiest way is as @noisette47 suggests hire a full size JCB and driver and that...
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  12. Anna33

    Trying to remember an episode of Gardeners World from a few years ago

    I ordered this rose last night ,managed to get one as a lot out of stock should be delivered in next few days.
    I ordered this rose last night ,managed to get one as a lot out of stock should be delivered in next few days.
    I ordered this rose last night ,managed to get one as a lot out of stock should be delivered in next few days.
    I ordered this rose last night ,managed to get one as a lot out of stock should be delivered in next few days.
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  13. eddybaby

    Cala Lily

    I had one as an houseplant. It was bought in full bloom, beautiful thing. Towards the end of Autumn it started dying back so I cut everything off right down to the base and put it in a bag in a...
    I had one as an houseplant. It was bought in full bloom, beautiful thing. Towards the end of Autumn it started dying back so I cut everything off right down to the base and put it in a bag in a dark cupboard.When spring came I got it out, watered it, and within a couple of weeks loads of new...
    I had one as an houseplant. It was bought in full bloom, beautiful thing. Towards the end of Autumn it started dying back so I cut everything off right down to the base and put it in a bag in a dark cupboard.When spring came I got it out,...
    I had one as an houseplant. It was bought in full bloom, beautiful thing. Towards the end of Autumn it started dying back so I cut everything off right down to the base and put it in a bag in a...
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  14. BB3

    Begonias

    Probably too cold, I wouldn't put them outside until mid May at the earliest.
    Probably too cold, I wouldn't put them outside until mid May at the earliest.
    Probably too cold, I wouldn't put them outside until mid May at the earliest.
    Probably too cold, I wouldn't put them outside until mid May at the earliest.
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  15. TheMadHedger

    new Beech hedge - best ways to thicken it up?

    Yes- it's as @Punkdoc says. Young hedging plants are called whips, and you can get 1 yr old, 2 yr old ones etc. The big advantage of Beech, and also Hornbeam, is that they can be kept as tight,...
    Yes- it's as @Punkdoc says. Young hedging plants are called whips, and you can get 1 yr old, 2 yr old ones etc. The big advantage of Beech, and also Hornbeam, is that they can be kept as tight, narrow hedges, but they can also become very large in each direction. ;)Meikleour Beech Hedge,...
    Yes- it's as @Punkdoc says. Young hedging plants are called whips, and you can get 1 yr old, 2 yr old ones etc. The big advantage of Beech, and also Hornbeam, is that they can be kept as tight, narrow hedges, but they can also become very large...
    Yes- it's as @Punkdoc says. Young hedging plants are called whips, and you can get 1 yr old, 2 yr old ones etc. The big advantage of Beech, and also Hornbeam, is that they can be kept as tight,...
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  16. BenCotto
    Like x 8

    Slug and Snail Grand National - place your bets

    I expect slug numbers are strongly influence by the weather in any particular week. I think we have all witnessed a scourge of slugs and snails, appearing almost from nowhere, on a wet but mild...
    I expect slug numbers are strongly influence by the weather in any particular week. I think we have all witnessed a scourge of slugs and snails, appearing almost from nowhere, on a wet but mild summer’s evening after a dry spell.
    I expect slug numbers are strongly influence by the weather in any particular week. I think we have all witnessed a scourge of slugs and snails, appearing almost from nowhere, on a wet but mild summer’s evening after a dry spell.
    I expect slug numbers are strongly influence by the weather in any particular week. I think we have all witnessed a scourge of slugs and snails, appearing almost from nowhere, on a wet but mild...
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  17. eddybaby
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  18. RowlandsCastle

    Using old boiler flue in the garden

    Thankfully they're not in the way in the shed (yet), but we have a good-sized "garden room" attached to the rear of the garage - but it's full!! That old desk in pieces really ought to go. Maybe...
    Thankfully they're not in the way in the shed (yet), but we have a good-sized "garden room" attached to the rear of the garage - but it's full!! That old desk in pieces really ought to go. Maybe I'll have a bonfire sometime, and collect the ashes to spread on the garden, or put in the...
    Thankfully they're not in the way in the shed (yet), but we have a good-sized "garden room" attached to the rear of the garage - but it's full!! That old desk in pieces really ought to go. Maybe I'll have a bonfire sometime, and collect the ashes...
    Thankfully they're not in the way in the shed (yet), but we have a good-sized "garden room" attached to the rear of the garage - but it's full!! That old desk in pieces really ought to go. Maybe...
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  19. BB3

    Supermarket lemon thyme

    I have no idea @Papi Jo. The selection available in France Rurale in Moutiers-les Mauxfaits seems to change each year and from one season to another. I have yet to ffind a decent seed compost...
    I have no idea @Papi Jo. The selection available in France Rurale in Moutiers-les Mauxfaits seems to change each year and from one season to another. I have yet to ffind a decent seed compost there tho Leclerc in Luçon had some good stuff 2 years ago. Carrefour market in Le Champ-St-Père...
    I have no idea @Papi Jo. The selection available in France Rurale in Moutiers-les Mauxfaits seems to change each year and from one season to another. I have yet to ffind a decent seed compost there tho Leclerc in Luçon had some good stuff 2...
    I have no idea @Papi Jo. The selection available in France Rurale in Moutiers-les Mauxfaits seems to change each year and from one season to another. I have yet to ffind a decent seed compost...
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  20. NoviceGardener2023

    Best approach to planting grass seed after removing weeds

    I think your list of what to do sounds pretty good, but I think doing the forking a bit closer together would be better.
    I think your list of what to do sounds pretty good, but I think doing the forking a bit closer together would be better.
    I think your list of what to do sounds pretty good, but I think doing the forking a bit closer together would be better.
    I think your list of what to do sounds pretty good, but I think doing the forking a bit closer together would be better.
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