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  1. SianA

    New Clematis : what do I do to it next.?

    Will sead head tomorrow thanks!
    Will sead head tomorrow thanks!
    Will sead head tomorrow thanks!
    Will sead head tomorrow thanks!
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  2. Mitch66

    Strawberries in greenhouse

    Thanks for the advice, Ok I will do that, I just wondered if they would survive frosts etc. they are in the greenhouse, they are in small 3 inch pots at the moment, would you suggest re-potting...
    Thanks for the advice, Ok I will do that, I just wondered if they would survive frosts etc. they are in the greenhouse, they are in small 3 inch pots at the moment, would you suggest re-potting to larger pots then just keep them moist
    Thanks for the advice, Ok I will do that, I just wondered if they would survive frosts etc. they are in the greenhouse, they are in small 3 inch pots at the moment, would you suggest re-potting to larger pots then just keep them moist
    Thanks for the advice, Ok I will do that, I just wondered if they would survive frosts etc. they are in the greenhouse, they are in small 3 inch pots at the moment, would you suggest re-potting...
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    9
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    232
  3. Lowey

    Noob Gardener - Lawn Repair

    Hi @Ali Naqvi , your lawn is in need of some tlc I can see quite a bit of coarse grass in it which is upto you if it bothers you are not .1. No scarifying or dethatching at the moment this job...
    Hi @Ali Naqvi , your lawn is in need of some tlc I can see quite a bit of coarse grass in it which is upto you if it bothers you are not .1. No scarifying or dethatching at the moment this job is done Spring or September / October , it will do to much damage to the lawn at this time of...
    Hi @Ali Naqvi , your lawn is in need of some tlc I can see quite a bit of coarse grass in it which is upto you if it bothers you are not .1. No scarifying or dethatching at the moment this job is done Spring or September / October , it will do...
    Hi @Ali Naqvi , your lawn is in need of some tlc I can see quite a bit of coarse grass in it which is upto you if it bothers you are not .1. No scarifying or dethatching at the moment this job...
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    4
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    317
  4. Eltel

    Acer sick.

    Sorry not got back before wasn't sure how to navigate the pages. Thanks for the reply yes the tree is in the sun for at least half a day and is about 7 years of age maybe a little older. Your...
    Sorry not got back before wasn't sure how to navigate the pages. Thanks for the reply yes the tree is in the sun for at least half a day and is about 7 years of age maybe a little older. Your answer does make sense as we get a lot of rain here in Yorkshire
    Sorry not got back before wasn't sure how to navigate the pages. Thanks for the reply yes the tree is in the sun for at least half a day and is about 7 years of age maybe a little older. Your answer does make sense as we get a lot of rain here...
    Sorry not got back before wasn't sure how to navigate the pages. Thanks for the reply yes the tree is in the sun for at least half a day and is about 7 years of age maybe a little older. Your...
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    2
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    176
  5. 24Jude

    Peony Bare Root

    Thanks for your reply, whats the best to plant them in as I dont have a garden as such, planters & pots. Do they need to be left soaked in water for a few hours?
    Thanks for your reply, whats the best to plant them in as I dont have a garden as such, planters & pots. Do they need to be left soaked in water for a few hours?
    Thanks for your reply, whats the best to plant them in as I dont have a garden as such, planters & pots. Do they need to be left soaked in water for a few hours?
    Thanks for your reply, whats the best to plant them in as I dont have a garden as such, planters & pots. Do they need to be left soaked in water for a few hours?
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    2
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    52
  6. lowrider69

    Clematis Plant Advise please

    Cant remember what Clematis this is but it never flowers or very rarely get some little buds and a couple of tiny red flowers quite hard to see, anyone know which Clematis this is or why it never...
    Cant remember what Clematis this is but it never flowers or very rarely get some little buds and a couple of tiny red flowers quite hard to see, anyone know which Clematis this is or why it never flowers? . .
    Cant remember what Clematis this is but it never flowers or very rarely get some little buds and a couple of tiny red flowers quite hard to see, anyone know which Clematis this is or why it never flowers? . .
    Cant remember what Clematis this is but it never flowers or very rarely get some little buds and a couple of tiny red flowers quite hard to see, anyone know which Clematis this is or why it never...
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  7. T_i_m

    Plant for electronics project recommendation please.

    Hi,There are several types, but that probably is the Fibrous rooted type vs the Corms/Tubers, plus there are uprights and trailers and smaller bedding types etc.Yours looks very healthy so...
    Hi,There are several types, but that probably is the Fibrous rooted type vs the Corms/Tubers, plus there are uprights and trailers and smaller bedding types etc.Yours looks very healthy so hard to say what caused it rot off like that, could be over watering or some disease ?? As said we...
    Hi,There are several types, but that probably is the Fibrous rooted type vs the Corms/Tubers, plus there are uprights and trailers and smaller bedding types etc.Yours looks very healthy so hard to say what caused it rot off like that, could...
    Hi,There are several types, but that probably is the Fibrous rooted type vs the Corms/Tubers, plus there are uprights and trailers and smaller bedding types etc.Yours looks very healthy so...
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    36
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    336
  8. tommymcg

    Topiary lollipops

    I am afraid I agree with JWK. Scratch a little bit of the main stem. If it is still green then you have a chance but I doubt the leaves will return to being green. Prior to the fairly severe...
    I am afraid I agree with JWK. Scratch a little bit of the main stem. If it is still green then you have a chance but I doubt the leaves will return to being green. Prior to the fairly severe topiary that has been carried out on the box?, the plant will have been quite large. To me the pot it...
    I am afraid I agree with JWK. Scratch a little bit of the main stem. If it is still green then you have a chance but I doubt the leaves will return to being green. Prior to the fairly severe topiary that has been carried out on the box?, the...
    I am afraid I agree with JWK. Scratch a little bit of the main stem. If it is still green then you have a chance but I doubt the leaves will return to being green. Prior to the fairly severe...
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  9. BrianA

    Staking Saplings

    My usual approach to Eucalyptus is to cut it back, because I want to keep it smaller and cant cope with a large tree. But I believe this is also good practice when it comes to establishing a good...
    My usual approach to Eucalyptus is to cut it back, because I want to keep it smaller and cant cope with a large tree. But I believe this is also good practice when it comes to establishing a good root hold.If you cut it back in spring for the first couple of years it will become more stable...
    My usual approach to Eucalyptus is to cut it back, because I want to keep it smaller and cant cope with a large tree. But I believe this is also good practice when it comes to establishing a good root hold.If you cut it back in spring for the...
    My usual approach to Eucalyptus is to cut it back, because I want to keep it smaller and cant cope with a large tree. But I believe this is also good practice when it comes to establishing a good...
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    3
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    67
  10. Dave1967

    Newbie propagation

    Hi,A more common method for Roses and Laurel is to put the cuttings straight into garden soil. How to take rose cuttingsThey might take a bit longer to root, but they will not need to be moved...
    Hi,A more common method for Roses and Laurel is to put the cuttings straight into garden soil. How to take rose cuttingsThey might take a bit longer to root, but they will not need to be moved around and repotted as you have to do with a propagator.Placing cuttings into a propagator this...
    Hi,A more common method for Roses and Laurel is to put the cuttings straight into garden soil. How to take rose cuttingsThey might take a bit longer to root, but they will not need to be moved around and repotted as you have to do with a...
    Hi,A more common method for Roses and Laurel is to put the cuttings straight into garden soil. How to take rose cuttingsThey might take a bit longer to root, but they will not need to be moved...
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    4
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    100
  11. xf8u39

    Japanese Maple

    I actually just looked the bonsai mixes up again. T&M are still out of stock but another reputable company (at least I THINK Chiltern Seeds are reputable) are selling around 250 for £3.95! Worth a...
    I actually just looked the bonsai mixes up again. T&M are still out of stock but another reputable company (at least I THINK Chiltern Seeds are reputable) are selling around 250 for £3.95! Worth a go for that if anyone's interested IMHO. :)Bonsai Mix Seeds £3.95 from Chiltern Seeds - Chiltern...
    I actually just looked the bonsai mixes up again. T&M are still out of stock but another reputable company (at least I THINK Chiltern Seeds are reputable) are selling around 250 for £3.95! Worth a go for that if anyone's interested IMHO. :)Bonsai...
    I actually just looked the bonsai mixes up again. T&M are still out of stock but another reputable company (at least I THINK Chiltern Seeds are reputable) are selling around 250 for £3.95! Worth a...
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    7
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    381
  12. wren1

    Pruning Hebes

    Ah, thanks. I'd misunderstood what you meant there. I thought you meant to only cut the green bit of the stem when pruning, not as far as the brown bit. I see what you mean now!
    Ah, thanks. I'd misunderstood what you meant there. I thought you meant to only cut the green bit of the stem when pruning, not as far as the brown bit. I see what you mean now!
    Ah, thanks. I'd misunderstood what you meant there. I thought you meant to only cut the green bit of the stem when pruning, not as far as the brown bit. I see what you mean now!
    Ah, thanks. I'd misunderstood what you meant there. I thought you meant to only cut the green bit of the stem when pruning, not as far as the brown bit. I see what you mean now!
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  13. Joksi

    Is my Kimko Clematis dying?

    Seem more like the outer skin
    Seem more like the outer skin
    Seem more like the outer skin
    Seem more like the outer skin
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    4
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    67
  14. ScotchCorner

    It's a pandemic in the garden! Snails and slugs

    Apparently the nasty metaldehyde pellets have not been allowed since March 2021 - the blue ones are now ferric phosphate which is not injurious to birds etc, but apparently can still cause trouble...
    Apparently the nasty metaldehyde pellets have not been allowed since March 2021 - the blue ones are now ferric phosphate which is not injurious to birds etc, but apparently can still cause trouble for earthworms if too many are spread! Many websites are still going on about metaldehyde poisoning...
    Apparently the nasty metaldehyde pellets have not been allowed since March 2021 - the blue ones are now ferric phosphate which is not injurious to birds etc, but apparently can still cause trouble for earthworms if too many are spread! Many...
    Apparently the nasty metaldehyde pellets have not been allowed since March 2021 - the blue ones are now ferric phosphate which is not injurious to birds etc, but apparently can still cause trouble...
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    10
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    232
  15. Dais72

    Plants for small pots

    Thanks for the tip:). Don't seem to have them in local hardware store. Maybe try garden centre next time I'm down that way.
    Thanks for the tip:). Don't seem to have them in local hardware store. Maybe try garden centre next time I'm down that way.
    Thanks for the tip:). Don't seem to have them in local hardware store. Maybe try garden centre next time I'm down that way.
    Thanks for the tip:). Don't seem to have them in local hardware store. Maybe try garden centre next time I'm down that way.
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    217
  16. portoman

    Attack of the Lawn Toadstools!

    Too early for the magic ones, been there done that, 6 hour magical yet terrifying trip :oops:
    Too early for the magic ones, been there done that, 6 hour magical yet terrifying trip :oops:
    Too early for the magic ones, been there done that, 6 hour magical yet terrifying trip :oops:
    Too early for the magic ones, been there done that, 6 hour magical yet terrifying trip :oops:
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    5
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    95
  17. Sue1965

    New plant given any ideas what it could be about 7ft tall

    Ficus robusta, the common Rubber plant which is a house plant and can only be kept outside in the summer months, unless you are in the Mediterranean.
    Ficus robusta, the common Rubber plant which is a house plant and can only be kept outside in the summer months, unless you are in the Mediterranean.
    Ficus robusta, the common Rubber plant which is a house plant and can only be kept outside in the summer months, unless you are in the Mediterranean.
    Ficus robusta, the common Rubber plant which is a house plant and can only be kept outside in the summer months, unless you are in the Mediterranean.
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  18. EmFlu

    New Gardener - Overwhelmed! (Photos)

    Hello EmFlu, welcome to GC. I'm an old gardener and trust me, we never stop learning and facing 'interesting' challenges :-) Don't panic, and don't be discouraged. Plants need light, warmth, ...
    Hello EmFlu, welcome to GC. I'm an old gardener and trust me, we never stop learning and facing 'interesting' challenges :-) Don't panic, and don't be discouraged. Plants need light, warmth, air, water and food just like humans, but in the right quantities. A lot of plants for sale have been...
    Hello EmFlu, welcome to GC. I'm an old gardener and trust me, we never stop learning and facing 'interesting' challenges :-) Don't panic, and don't be discouraged. Plants need light, warmth, air, water and food just like humans, but in the...
    Hello EmFlu, welcome to GC. I'm an old gardener and trust me, we never stop learning and facing 'interesting' challenges :-) Don't panic, and don't be discouraged. Plants need light, warmth, ...
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    3
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    159
  19. gooseygoo
    Like x 3

    Not a great start

    Hi John. Thanks again. I have decided not to have a lawn in the new garden, but this means that I can get on with planting stuff straight away, which is really exciting! Best, Rob
    Hi John. Thanks again. I have decided not to have a lawn in the new garden, but this means that I can get on with planting stuff straight away, which is really exciting! Best, Rob
    Hi John. Thanks again. I have decided not to have a lawn in the new garden, but this means that I can get on with planting stuff straight away, which is really exciting! Best, Rob
    Hi John. Thanks again. I have decided not to have a lawn in the new garden, but this means that I can get on with planting stuff straight away, which is really exciting! Best, Rob
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  20. portoman

    Straggly Conifers - any ideas?

    Hello portoman, are they planted so the top of the rootball is covered with soil? I can't tell from the photo, but if the roots are exposed then it might be a good idea to mulch over them,...
    Hello portoman, are they planted so the top of the rootball is covered with soil? I can't tell from the photo, but if the roots are exposed then it might be a good idea to mulch over them, avoiding piling soil or mulch around the trunk itself. When you water them, trickle water slowly into the...
    Hello portoman, are they planted so the top of the rootball is covered with soil? I can't tell from the photo, but if the roots are exposed then it might be a good idea to mulch over them, avoiding piling soil or mulch around the trunk itself. ...
    Hello portoman, are they planted so the top of the rootball is covered with soil? I can't tell from the photo, but if the roots are exposed then it might be a good idea to mulch over them,...
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    158

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