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  1. mbbx5va2

    Azalea japonica not growing right

    I have a similar orange plant, years of nursing it. I gave up last winter and moved it. It look much happier in a new location. Its now shaded from midday sun by a close-ish tree. Most plants...
    I have a similar orange plant, years of nursing it. I gave up last winter and moved it. It look much happier in a new location. Its now shaded from midday sun by a close-ish tree. Most plants seem pretty dormant and easy to move in the winter.
    I have a similar orange plant, years of nursing it. I gave up last winter and moved it. It look much happier in a new location. Its now shaded from midday sun by a close-ish tree. Most plants seem pretty dormant and easy to move in the winter.
    I have a similar orange plant, years of nursing it. I gave up last winter and moved it. It look much happier in a new location. Its now shaded from midday sun by a close-ish tree. Most plants...
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  2. OLIVIA WILD

    Evergreen Brushes Advise Please :)

    Hi All, I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening, I would really appreciate some advise of someone in the know :) I would like some advise on the best evergreen brush options for a south facing...
    Hi All, I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening, I would really appreciate some advise of someone in the know :) I would like some advise on the best evergreen brush options for a south facing front garden (well not quite a garden, just a small patch). When I say evergreen, i really mean...
    Hi All, I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening, I would really appreciate some advise of someone in the know :) I would like some advise on the best evergreen brush options for a south facing front garden (well not quite a garden, just a...
    Hi All, I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening, I would really appreciate some advise of someone in the know :) I would like some advise on the best evergreen brush options for a south facing...
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  3. Gizmo
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    our garden

    Lovely job you’ve done there. I especially like the pod and planters on different levels. Enjoy it!
    Lovely job you’ve done there. I especially like the pod and planters on different levels. Enjoy it!
    Lovely job you’ve done there. I especially like the pod and planters on different levels. Enjoy it!
    Lovely job you’ve done there. I especially like the pod and planters on different levels. Enjoy it!
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  4. Jowo

    Acer/moving advice

    Great advice.. Thank you Kristen
    Great advice.. Thank you Kristen
    Great advice.. Thank you Kristen
    Great advice.. Thank you Kristen
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  5. Lee Hughes

    Acer advice

    Yep will do thank you for the advice :ThankYou:
    Yep will do thank you for the advice :ThankYou:
    Yep will do thank you for the advice :ThankYou:
    Yep will do thank you for the advice :ThankYou:
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  6. Stuart Weatherill

    Photina Red Robin

    Hi,Like any similar bush, if you cut back the main shoots it will form sideshoots which will make the plant bushier. eg if its 1.8m high now with some weak upright growths, then cutting them...
    Hi,Like any similar bush, if you cut back the main shoots it will form sideshoots which will make the plant bushier. eg if its 1.8m high now with some weak upright growths, then cutting them back to about 1.2m may sound drastic, but the new sideshoots it creates will make it bushier as it...
    Hi,Like any similar bush, if you cut back the main shoots it will form sideshoots which will make the plant bushier. eg if its 1.8m high now with some weak upright growths, then cutting them back to about 1.2m may sound drastic, but the new...
    Hi,Like any similar bush, if you cut back the main shoots it will form sideshoots which will make the plant bushier. eg if its 1.8m high now with some weak upright growths, then cutting them...
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  7. BobKat

    New Guinea Impatiens

    If the top growth looks like that I would imagine the roots look just as bad. The plants will have been checked. IMO they are not worth spending the next month or probably more trying to get...
    If the top growth looks like that I would imagine the roots look just as bad. The plants will have been checked. IMO they are not worth spending the next month or probably more trying to get them to look half decent.
    If the top growth looks like that I would imagine the roots look just as bad. The plants will have been checked. IMO they are not worth spending the next month or probably more trying to get them to look half decent.
    If the top growth looks like that I would imagine the roots look just as bad. The plants will have been checked. IMO they are not worth spending the next month or probably more trying to get...
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  8. GaGa73

    General advice for new gardener

    Hello again, I have a question about the new topsoil I put in our veg patch, it has only been a couple weeks since I had it delivered and it is already full of weeds, is this normal? I assumed...
    Hello again, I have a question about the new topsoil I put in our veg patch, it has only been a couple weeks since I had it delivered and it is already full of weeds, is this normal? I assumed there wouldn't be anything growing until I'd planted stuff, the sub soil was well prepared and free of...
    Hello again, I have a question about the new topsoil I put in our veg patch, it has only been a couple weeks since I had it delivered and it is already full of weeds, is this normal? I assumed there wouldn't be anything growing until I'd planted...
    Hello again, I have a question about the new topsoil I put in our veg patch, it has only been a couple weeks since I had it delivered and it is already full of weeds, is this normal? I assumed...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. SusieD

    Shrubs for containers?

    Hi susie yes thats tiggs He was a rescued cat a freind of my daughter had him in her flat and while she was at work left him all day in the small bathroom no wonder he became wild. she was...
    Hi susie yes thats tiggs He was a rescued cat a freind of my daughter had him in her flat and while she was at work left him all day in the small bathroom no wonder he became wild. she was getting married so decided i dont need a cat and as he wild she was going to take the easy...
    Hi susie yes thats tiggs He was a rescued cat a freind of my daughter had him in her flat and while she was at work left him all day in the small bathroom no wonder he became wild. she was getting married so decided i dont need a cat ...
    Hi susie yes thats tiggs He was a rescued cat a freind of my daughter had him in her flat and while she was at work left him all day in the small bathroom no wonder he became wild. she was...
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    206

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