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  1. SusieD

    Shrubs for containers?

    Hi susie yes some cats can be a nuisance but if one adventures on tiggs territory watch out I use to have a few cats visit but since I have had tiggs they have disappeared but I did find pure...
    Hi susie yes some cats can be a nuisance but if one adventures on tiggs territory watch out I use to have a few cats visit but since I have had tiggs they have disappeared but I did find pure white vinegar mixed together with lemon juice, and if I had any rosemary in a spray bottle put by...
    Hi susie yes some cats can be a nuisance but if one adventures on tiggs territory watch out I use to have a few cats visit but since I have had tiggs they have disappeared but I did find pure white vinegar mixed together with lemon juice,...
    Hi susie yes some cats can be a nuisance but if one adventures on tiggs territory watch out I use to have a few cats visit but since I have had tiggs they have disappeared but I did find pure...
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  2. Christopher Levett

    Crab Apple shaping

    Thanks @noisette47 and @Sheal for your input I really appreciate it. I'll give this a try this week and hopefully I'll end up with a better shape tree, keeping on top of it through the year. Happy...
    Thanks @noisette47 and @Sheal for your input I really appreciate it. I'll give this a try this week and hopefully I'll end up with a better shape tree, keeping on top of it through the year. Happy gardening!
    Thanks @noisette47 and @Sheal for your input I really appreciate it. I'll give this a try this week and hopefully I'll end up with a better shape tree, keeping on top of it through the year. Happy gardening!
    Thanks @noisette47 and @Sheal for your input I really appreciate it. I'll give this a try this week and hopefully I'll end up with a better shape tree, keeping on top of it through the year. Happy...
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  3. Peas

    Grass clippings as mulch

    I use grass clippings on all my beds. But not too thickly. It gets super hot!
    I use grass clippings on all my beds. But not too thickly. It gets super hot!
    I use grass clippings on all my beds. But not too thickly. It gets super hot!
    I use grass clippings on all my beds. But not too thickly. It gets super hot!
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  4. JamesH_2020

    Baby Cherry Laurel Problem?

    Thanks for answering clanless! It's just 1 of those things I was kind of thinking (it must have 1 stem), as every other rooted plant does that I can think off, but it's just difficult to imagine...
    Thanks for answering clanless! It's just 1 of those things I was kind of thinking (it must have 1 stem), as every other rooted plant does that I can think off, but it's just difficult to imagine 1 hedge, that can be 6+ metres wide, which can all be sprouting from the same stem! So, so glad to...
    Thanks for answering clanless! It's just 1 of those things I was kind of thinking (it must have 1 stem), as every other rooted plant does that I can think off, but it's just difficult to imagine 1 hedge, that can be 6+ metres wide, which can all...
    Thanks for answering clanless! It's just 1 of those things I was kind of thinking (it must have 1 stem), as every other rooted plant does that I can think off, but it's just difficult to imagine...
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  5. Chris20

    Climber suggestions for a dark(ish), postage-stamp yard. And some progress updates on the redesign

    Surprising what a bit of paint can do . And no remove part of a flag for a climber not all rot systems are equal. A hazel is a tree it will put out strong thick roots to stabilize the plant , a...
    Surprising what a bit of paint can do . And no remove part of a flag for a climber not all rot systems are equal. A hazel is a tree it will put out strong thick roots to stabilize the plant , a lot of climbers I can think of have a fibrous root system.
    Surprising what a bit of paint can do . And no remove part of a flag for a climber not all rot systems are equal. A hazel is a tree it will put out strong thick roots to stabilize the plant , a lot of climbers I can think of have a fibrous root...
    Surprising what a bit of paint can do . And no remove part of a flag for a climber not all rot systems are equal. A hazel is a tree it will put out strong thick roots to stabilize the plant , a...
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  6. learningardener

    PackirA aquatica/money tree still moist

    I bought a money tree 15 days ago and repotted it with westland houseplant potting mix in a new container that has drainage hole and when i watered it drained ok..why is it still moist pls? Its...
    I bought a money tree 15 days ago and repotted it with westland houseplant potting mix in a new container that has drainage hole and when i watered it drained ok..why is it still moist pls? Its indoor in my living room with filtered light..photos of plant and soil attached..any advice pls?
    I bought a money tree 15 days ago and repotted it with westland houseplant potting mix in a new container that has drainage hole and when i watered it drained ok..why is it still moist pls? Its indoor in my living room with filtered light..photos...
    I bought a money tree 15 days ago and repotted it with westland houseplant potting mix in a new container that has drainage hole and when i watered it drained ok..why is it still moist pls? Its...
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  7. Victoria Mitchell

    Can I save this Palm?

    :sad: Thanks for all your help all the same
    :sad: Thanks for all your help all the same
    :sad: Thanks for all your help all the same
    :sad: Thanks for all your help all the same
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  8. Kristy Coppendale

    Not in the best condition

    They all look pretty good to me. Maybe less water for the ones with mould on the surface of the compost, let the surface dry out between waterings.As long as any brown leaves are the lower ones...
    They all look pretty good to me. Maybe less water for the ones with mould on the surface of the compost, let the surface dry out between waterings.As long as any brown leaves are the lower ones I wouldn't be that bothered, just part of the normal process.
    They all look pretty good to me. Maybe less water for the ones with mould on the surface of the compost, let the surface dry out between waterings.As long as any brown leaves are the lower ones I wouldn't be that bothered, just part of the...
    They all look pretty good to me. Maybe less water for the ones with mould on the surface of the compost, let the surface dry out between waterings.As long as any brown leaves are the lower ones...
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  9. Warwicks1

    Pinching out new fuscias

    Hi,From your photo, it you nip out those two top leaves, then in the leaf joint thats left it will sprout( if not already there) two new side shoots.Don't think we would nip it out any lower...
    Hi,From your photo, it you nip out those two top leaves, then in the leaf joint thats left it will sprout( if not already there) two new side shoots.Don't think we would nip it out any lower as only the top few inches, those smaller leaver look good and healthy, not sure why the lower part...
    Hi,From your photo, it you nip out those two top leaves, then in the leaf joint thats left it will sprout( if not already there) two new side shoots.Don't think we would nip it out any lower as only the top few inches, those smaller leaver...
    Hi,From your photo, it you nip out those two top leaves, then in the leaf joint thats left it will sprout( if not already there) two new side shoots.Don't think we would nip it out any lower...
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  10. learningardener

    packira aquatica/money tree info no signs of growth??

    Because of the climate where I live (Algarve), mine grows in a pot outside and has for years. Even here it drops it's leaves in Winter (and we don't have frost). Then it slowly grows it's...
    Because of the climate where I live (Algarve), mine grows in a pot outside and has for years. Even here it drops it's leaves in Winter (and we don't have frost). Then it slowly grows it's leaves. Perhaps it is the same with indoor growing? I don't know of anyone else here who has one to help...
    Because of the climate where I live (Algarve), mine grows in a pot outside and has for years. Even here it drops it's leaves in Winter (and we don't have frost). Then it slowly grows it's leaves. Perhaps it is the same with indoor growing? I...
    Because of the climate where I live (Algarve), mine grows in a pot outside and has for years. Even here it drops it's leaves in Winter (and we don't have frost). Then it slowly grows it's...
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  11. Nicola123

    Zero experience and have a really basic question about soil

    Thanks so much. I’ve planted up now so I’ll post a photo soon. This forum has been so helpful and supportive. Xx
    Thanks so much. I’ve planted up now so I’ll post a photo soon. This forum has been so helpful and supportive. Xx
    Thanks so much. I’ve planted up now so I’ll post a photo soon. This forum has been so helpful and supportive. Xx
    Thanks so much. I’ve planted up now so I’ll post a photo soon. This forum has been so helpful and supportive. Xx
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  12. Guy Greening

    Whats the big obsession with Monstera Philodendron

    It's not a hybrid, it's just not named correctly. You have either a monstera Or a philodendron. I love my houseplants, monsteras especially and I'd love to have a variegated monstera deliciosa or...
    It's not a hybrid, it's just not named correctly. You have either a monstera Or a philodendron. I love my houseplants, monsteras especially and I'd love to have a variegated monstera deliciosa or if I had endless money... The magnificent obliquaBack to the original point, the cutting would be...
    It's not a hybrid, it's just not named correctly. You have either a monstera Or a philodendron. I love my houseplants, monsteras especially and I'd love to have a variegated monstera deliciosa or if I had endless money... The magnificent...
    It's not a hybrid, it's just not named correctly. You have either a monstera Or a philodendron. I love my houseplants, monsteras especially and I'd love to have a variegated monstera deliciosa or...
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  13. Victoria Mitchell

    Ceanothus help please

    Yes, that's the one. Must be one of the very few occasions when a gardening-related product is cheaper here than there :biggrin: Or it would be if it wasn't for the new customs rules!
    Yes, that's the one. Must be one of the very few occasions when a gardening-related product is cheaper here than there :biggrin: Or it would be if it wasn't for the new customs rules!
    Yes, that's the one. Must be one of the very few occasions when a gardening-related product is cheaper here than there :biggrin: Or it would be if it wasn't for the new customs rules!
    Yes, that's the one. Must be one of the very few occasions when a gardening-related product is cheaper here than there :biggrin: Or it would be if it wasn't for the new customs rules!
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  14. nilayshrugged

    Sitting in an English garden / Waiting for the sun

    Hi, that Acer is beautiful! And perfectly healthy. It looks like Acer palmatum Atropurpureum and the new leaves do droop. You should get fantastic autumn colour from it, too :)
    Hi, that Acer is beautiful! And perfectly healthy. It looks like Acer palmatum Atropurpureum and the new leaves do droop. You should get fantastic autumn colour from it, too :)
    Hi, that Acer is beautiful! And perfectly healthy. It looks like Acer palmatum Atropurpureum and the new leaves do droop. You should get fantastic autumn colour from it, too :)
    Hi, that Acer is beautiful! And perfectly healthy. It looks like Acer palmatum Atropurpureum and the new leaves do droop. You should get fantastic autumn colour from it, too :)
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  15. xf8u39

    Japanese Maple

    BINGO! Check this out. I left the zip lock bag in the fridge for a total of 3 months, took it out and two weeks later, on my south facing window sill a couple have germinated. It's a bit...
    BINGO! Check this out. I left the zip lock bag in the fridge for a total of 3 months, took it out and two weeks later, on my south facing window sill a couple have germinated. It's a bit difficult to see from the image but one is about 1" tall and the other about 2.Now, what do I do? Shall I...
    BINGO! Check this out. I left the zip lock bag in the fridge for a total of 3 months, took it out and two weeks later, on my south facing window sill a couple have germinated. It's a bit difficult to see from the image but one is about 1" tall...
    BINGO! Check this out. I left the zip lock bag in the fridge for a total of 3 months, took it out and two weeks later, on my south facing window sill a couple have germinated. It's a bit...
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  16. SandyNI
    Like x 10

    Spot the mistake!

    As suspected, the Chionodoxa have been and gone.... and now the tulips have popped out. Still stunning though!
    As suspected, the Chionodoxa have been and gone.... and now the tulips have popped out. Still stunning though!
    As suspected, the Chionodoxa have been and gone.... and now the tulips have popped out. Still stunning though!
    As suspected, the Chionodoxa have been and gone.... and now the tulips have popped out. Still stunning though!
    tulips.jpg Chiastophyllum Oppositifolium (1).JPG tulips.jpg
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  17. learningardener

    Packira/money tree plant advice and care..

    Thanks alot for info!! Im fetching some advice s well from those who gave one as well..its a very nice plant indeed
    Thanks alot for info!! Im fetching some advice s well from those who gave one as well..its a very nice plant indeed
    Thanks alot for info!! Im fetching some advice s well from those who gave one as well..its a very nice plant indeed
    Thanks alot for info!! Im fetching some advice s well from those who gave one as well..its a very nice plant indeed
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  18. pauli535

    Advice on a Magnolia please

    Thank you for your help. I wanted an evergreen Magnolia which is why I bought this one. On balance I think I will try Mister Q advice and leave it for a while to see how it grows. I have put the...
    Thank you for your help. I wanted an evergreen Magnolia which is why I bought this one. On balance I think I will try Mister Q advice and leave it for a while to see how it grows. I have put the most upright branches on a stake so fingers crossed it trains it a bit. Thanks again guys.
    Thank you for your help. I wanted an evergreen Magnolia which is why I bought this one. On balance I think I will try Mister Q advice and leave it for a while to see how it grows. I have put the most upright branches on a stake so fingers crossed...
    Thank you for your help. I wanted an evergreen Magnolia which is why I bought this one. On balance I think I will try Mister Q advice and leave it for a while to see how it grows. I have put the...
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  19. learningardener

    Self watering pots! Any advice pls??

    The system I have is really simple, just a reservoir at the bottom with a wick, the plants draw up water as they need so there isn't a mechanism to go wrong. It would only suit plants that like...
    The system I have is really simple, just a reservoir at the bottom with a wick, the plants draw up water as they need so there isn't a mechanism to go wrong. It would only suit plants that like being kept on the wet side. So slower growing plants could well suffer with root problems.What plant...
    The system I have is really simple, just a reservoir at the bottom with a wick, the plants draw up water as they need so there isn't a mechanism to go wrong. It would only suit plants that like being kept on the wet side. So slower growing plants...
    The system I have is really simple, just a reservoir at the bottom with a wick, the plants draw up water as they need so there isn't a mechanism to go wrong. It would only suit plants that like...
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  20. sandhun

    Growing from seed - advice please

    Well, I've tried a different approach this year - which has so far been quite successful.Every morning I look at the surface of the compost - if it is dry - which is usually is - I use a sprayer...
    Well, I've tried a different approach this year - which has so far been quite successful.Every morning I look at the surface of the compost - if it is dry - which is usually is - I use a sprayer on the surface of the compost - to avoid disturbing the seedlings. Not much water, just enough to...
    Well, I've tried a different approach this year - which has so far been quite successful.Every morning I look at the surface of the compost - if it is dry - which is usually is - I use a sprayer on the surface of the compost - to avoid...
    Well, I've tried a different approach this year - which has so far been quite successful.Every morning I look at the surface of the compost - if it is dry - which is usually is - I use a sprayer...
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    6
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    225

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