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  1. Jkerr

    Privacy trees suggestions

    One Prunus lusitanica about two meters tall to start. Evergreen. Keep trimmed especially on neighbour's side so it does not invade. I had one in Buckinghamshire. Never seen one here in...
    One Prunus lusitanica about two meters tall to start. Evergreen. Keep trimmed especially on neighbour's side so it does not invade. I had one in Buckinghamshire. Never seen one here in Portugal. :heehee: Perhaps something climbing would be better to keep contained?
    One Prunus lusitanica about two meters tall to start. Evergreen. Keep trimmed especially on neighbour's side so it does not invade. I had one in Buckinghamshire. Never seen one here in Portugal. :heehee: Perhaps something climbing would be better...
    One Prunus lusitanica about two meters tall to start. Evergreen. Keep trimmed especially on neighbour's side so it does not invade. I had one in Buckinghamshire. Never seen one here in...
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  2. weedaway
    Like x 4

    Will they come back next year

    There are a couple ways with Pelargoniums, as you have rightly mentioned, personally speaking I'm unsuccessful with the dry method...don't know why as my Mum always adopted that method with...
    There are a couple ways with Pelargoniums, as you have rightly mentioned, personally speaking I'm unsuccessful with the dry method...don't know why as my Mum always adopted that method with perfect results.:noidea:I trim mine all back by half, repot as all mine are in the borders, and place in my...
    There are a couple ways with Pelargoniums, as you have rightly mentioned, personally speaking I'm unsuccessful with the dry method...don't know why as my Mum always adopted that method with perfect results.:noidea:I trim mine all back by half, repot...
    There are a couple ways with Pelargoniums, as you have rightly mentioned, personally speaking I'm unsuccessful with the dry method...don't know why as my Mum always adopted that method with...
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  3. xf8u39

    Landscaping advice needed please

    I wouldn't plant conifers within 40ft of any building or mains services Michael. Their roots are shallow and will spread over that distance, possibly damaging foundations and pipework in search of...
    I wouldn't plant conifers within 40ft of any building or mains services Michael. Their roots are shallow and will spread over that distance, possibly damaging foundations and pipework in search of water. They will also sap the soil of water and nutrients making it difficult to grow other plants....
    I wouldn't plant conifers within 40ft of any building or mains services Michael. Their roots are shallow and will spread over that distance, possibly damaging foundations and pipework in search of water. They will also sap the soil of water and...
    I wouldn't plant conifers within 40ft of any building or mains services Michael. Their roots are shallow and will spread over that distance, possibly damaging foundations and pipework in search of...
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  4. McTavish14

    Help identify please

    There's ivy behind the big leaves. There's never been white flowers. Would they be on Russian vine? Some leaves starting to turn red. Son in negotiations with neighbours re fence panels. Hoping to...
    There's ivy behind the big leaves. There's never been white flowers. Would they be on Russian vine? Some leaves starting to turn red. Son in negotiations with neighbours re fence panels. Hoping to replace them so will probably be starting fresh next year. Thank you for your help
    There's ivy behind the big leaves. There's never been white flowers. Would they be on Russian vine? Some leaves starting to turn red. Son in negotiations with neighbours re fence panels. Hoping to replace them so will probably be starting fresh...
    There's ivy behind the big leaves. There's never been white flowers. Would they be on Russian vine? Some leaves starting to turn red. Son in negotiations with neighbours re fence panels. Hoping to...
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  5. lowrider69

    Orchid plant name

    I bought one of these about 8 or 9 years ago and have been able to separate it into four different plants. Three of them are growing nicely but the other one is spindly and keeps falling over....
    I bought one of these about 8 or 9 years ago and have been able to separate it into four different plants. Three of them are growing nicely but the other one is spindly and keeps falling over. However, even though it had flowers when I bought it, it has never flowered since. I've done everything...
    I bought one of these about 8 or 9 years ago and have been able to separate it into four different plants. Three of them are growing nicely but the other one is spindly and keeps falling over. However, even though it had flowers when I bought it,...
    I bought one of these about 8 or 9 years ago and have been able to separate it into four different plants. Three of them are growing nicely but the other one is spindly and keeps falling over....
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  6. Fuzzybear888

    Brick planter depth for camellia and hedging

    All I would say is they can be not deep enough, but they can never be too deep. I'd always prefer they were open at the bottom to allow the roots to penetrate the soil below.
    All I would say is they can be not deep enough, but they can never be too deep. I'd always prefer they were open at the bottom to allow the roots to penetrate the soil below.
    All I would say is they can be not deep enough, but they can never be too deep. I'd always prefer they were open at the bottom to allow the roots to penetrate the soil below.
    All I would say is they can be not deep enough, but they can never be too deep. I'd always prefer they were open at the bottom to allow the roots to penetrate the soil below.
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  7. iain_j

    Suggestions for my dull flat

    Hi @iain_j , welcome to the forum! Plants will make all the difference :)Many houseplants will do quite well in low light. The easiest I can recommend areDevil's Ivy - mine is in the darkest...
    Hi @iain_j , welcome to the forum! Plants will make all the difference :)Many houseplants will do quite well in low light. The easiest I can recommend areDevil's Ivy - mine is in the darkest corner and is snaking all over the place. It grew a healthy stem 1m under the sofa, that's how tolerant...
    Hi @iain_j , welcome to the forum! Plants will make all the difference :)Many houseplants will do quite well in low light. The easiest I can recommend areDevil's Ivy - mine is in the darkest corner and is snaking all over the place. It grew a...
    Hi @iain_j , welcome to the forum! Plants will make all the difference :)Many houseplants will do quite well in low light. The easiest I can recommend areDevil's Ivy - mine is in the darkest...
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  8. Wildcat

    Help with Pear tree decease ?

    Sorry did not knowPrevent, identify and treat pear tree pests and diseases in ... www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitarticles/pears/pest.php In autumn, as the leaves of pear trees are dying, spores...
    Sorry did not knowPrevent, identify and treat pear tree pests and diseases in ... www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitarticles/pears/pest.php In autumn, as the leaves of pear trees are dying, spores are released from the rust infection into the air. If they are to survive winter they must find...
    Sorry did not knowPrevent, identify and treat pear tree pests and diseases in ... www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitarticles/pears/pest.php In autumn, as the leaves of pear trees are dying, spores are released from the rust infection into the air....
    Sorry did not knowPrevent, identify and treat pear tree pests and diseases in ... www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitarticles/pears/pest.php In autumn, as the leaves of pear trees are dying, spores...
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  9. lowrider69

    winter pansies & violas

    yea the petunias were really nice but its a lot of deadheading all the time lol,any winter flowers that are yearly blooms?
    yea the petunias were really nice but its a lot of deadheading all the time lol,any winter flowers that are yearly blooms?
    yea the petunias were really nice but its a lot of deadheading all the time lol,any winter flowers that are yearly blooms?
    yea the petunias were really nice but its a lot of deadheading all the time lol,any winter flowers that are yearly blooms?
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  10. David Kearley

    Noob looking for a new plant :)

    Thanks, all noted.
    Thanks, all noted.
    Thanks, all noted.
    Thanks, all noted.
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  11. Pixel1982

    Perennials

    Please do, I love garden progress updates, especially when it's a pollinator-friendly garden! :blue thumb:Nick
    Please do, I love garden progress updates, especially when it's a pollinator-friendly garden! :blue thumb:Nick
    Please do, I love garden progress updates, especially when it's a pollinator-friendly garden! :blue thumb:Nick
    Please do, I love garden progress updates, especially when it's a pollinator-friendly garden! :blue thumb:Nick
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  12. dotty

    potting soil

    Hi,Its down to personal choice, though the peat free composts still have a long way to go to be anywhere near as good as peat. The plant producers still use masses of peat because the peat free...
    Hi,Its down to personal choice, though the peat free composts still have a long way to go to be anywhere near as good as peat. The plant producers still use masses of peat because the peat free stuff is either not good enough for their plants or too dear.If you look on the back of the...
    Hi,Its down to personal choice, though the peat free composts still have a long way to go to be anywhere near as good as peat. The plant producers still use masses of peat because the peat free stuff is either not good enough for their plants...
    Hi,Its down to personal choice, though the peat free composts still have a long way to go to be anywhere near as good as peat. The plant producers still use masses of peat because the peat free...
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  13. Curo2002

    Struggling beginner

    Looking at your image the problem is clayey soil, to solve this you need to be adding an organic humus soil conditioner plus horticultural girt, or concreting sand, this helps to break it...
    Looking at your image the problem is clayey soil, to solve this you need to be adding an organic humus soil conditioner plus horticultural girt, or concreting sand, this helps to break it down.When your soil is clayey, most people think by forking and adding some sand will cure the problem are...
    Looking at your image the problem is clayey soil, to solve this you need to be adding an organic humus soil conditioner plus horticultural girt, or concreting sand, this helps to break it down.When your soil is clayey, most people think by...
    Looking at your image the problem is clayey soil, to solve this you need to be adding an organic humus soil conditioner plus horticultural girt, or concreting sand, this helps to break it...
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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